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Joy
by Nancy Penir

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Hi and welcome to a post featuring the new paper packs from Memory Box together with Poppy's new holiday dies.

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Have you visited the shop lately? So many new stamps & dies, and one of them, Christmas Quotes, comes with 4 matching dies. The die shapes fit well with one of the papers included in Dashing Holiday Paper Pack, that can be used for sentiments.

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I've combined one of the packs' plaids with Shimmering cardstock, and a die cut of Stained Glass Snowflake, also cut from some glitter cardstock. 

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All the glittery accents add such a festive feel to holiday cards!

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Hope you're inspired to take a look around the shops, both Poppystamps and Memory Box. So many fun new products to make your crafting shine for the holidays!

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Maple Symphony
by Sue McRae

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Happy Monday crafters! Sue here with my first autumn card of the season. We’ve had a hot summer in my area and now I’m grateful for the cooler weather. With the cooler weather comes the changing of the leaves, which are so pretty!

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I started by taking white cardstock and applying Distress Inks in shades of blue. Then I heavily sprayed the panel with Perfect Pearls I mixed with water. I did not use my fine mister for this because I wanted to create texture on the background with a larger mix of droplets. Love the pearly shine!

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I took this panel and ran it through my die cut machine with the Maple Symphony die which die cuts the maple leaves and the swirly lines. I put aside these leaves for a future project and adhered the panel onto the white card base.

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I die cut the Maple Leaf Symphony once from white cardstock and once from black cardstock. The black leaves were inlaid onto the panel. The white leaves were inked up with more Distress Inks and when I adhered them down onto the panel I offset them a little bit so the black inlaid leaf below would show a little bit to give a shadow.

The sentiment is white heat embossed on black card stock and I added a black Double Stitch Rectangle Frame to finish off the card along with a sprinkling of gold gems.

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Thank you for visiting with me today and I hope you have a great crafty week!

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Spread your wings and fly
Tina Wilstrup

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Hello everyone! All good things must come to an end and today I'm sharing my last card for Poppystamps as I chose to step down from the design team due to personal reasons. Butterflies to me symbolise change and growth, so it absolutely fits just right. It wasn't until after I made this card that I thought of the funny coincidence, that I used the Beautiful butterflies sidekick frame on my first card for Poppystamps as well. You can check it out here

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For this card I first cut my cardbase and 3 different frames from different colors of cardstock.
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The butterfly frame I covered with the coordinating stencil and lightly ink blended a bit of Distress ink over the butterflies. As I assembled the card I didn't like the white frame, so I ended up ink blending the whole frame.
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I layered the 3 frames only adding glue to the frames, not stems, flowers or butterflies. I thought it would make it look more airy. I then stamped a sentiment and cut out butterflies from glitter cardstock with the coordinating (and included) butterfly die. 

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I adhered them with a dot of glue just to the centre of the butterflies for a bit of dimension. Just look at that sparkle.

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That's it from me guys, it's time for me to spread my wings and fly. I enjoyed creating with these wonderful dies and I hope you enjoyed my inspiration. I'll still be making cards so do stop by my blog or Instagram, I'd sure love to see you!

Tina

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Holly Merry Christams
by Candice Crawford

 

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Hi Everyone, 

Hope you are all having a good week. I am coming on the blog today to share with you a holiday card using the new Holly Merry Christmas and Holly Background dies from our latest release. 

To get started on today's card, you will need to first die cut your card front panel from a piece of white card stock. I am using the  Stitched Rectangle Trimmings die set from Memory Box. 

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Next, cut the Holly Background from a 4.5 x 5.5 inch piece of white card stock. Be sure to remove all of the white die cut pieces so that your are left with just the frame. 

Now die cut the Holly Background die again three more times from a dark green, light green and red card stock. Save only the Holly leaves from the dark green card stock, the berries from the red card stock, and only the greenery from the light green card stock. 

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Next, adhere your white holly background outline to a white card base with your adhesive of choice. I find spray adhesive works well for intricate die cuts such as this one. Now adhere the white stitched rectangle frame with some liquid adhesive. Now begin paper piecing the dark green, light green and red die cut holly pieces onto the card front in the proper spaces of the holly frame background. 

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Continue adhering the die cut pieces onto the holly background until the background is complete. I find using a Krystal Katana pick-up tool is great to use when doing paper piecing. 

Next, die cut the Merry Christmas sentiment three times from white, red and green card stock. Adhere the red sentiment frame to a 2.5 x 5.5 inch piece of vellum card stock. Paper piece the white die cut letters from the word Merry into the red sentiment frame. Lastly add the green holly pieces.  

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To finish the card, add the vellum sentiment strip to the center of your card front with some liquid adhesive. The end result of this paper pieces Christmas card is so stunning.

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I hope your enjoyed today's card tutorial and found some inspiration. Until next time...happy crafting! 

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Challenge Reminder - Hot Hot Hot!
by Jeanne Jachna

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Jeanne here and I'm sharing a sunny hello and reminding you to play along with our monthly challenge!  It's a great way to see how others are using their Poppystamps products and get a little inspiration.   And who knows?  You might just win a $20 gift certificate to the store!  Wouldn't that be sweet? 

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This month we're having a Summer Heat Wave!   This challenge has lots of possibilities!  How about some Heat Embossing?  Or maybe a little watercolors to cool off?  This time I'm going with HOT COLORS - red, yellows and orange! 

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The Poppystamps Rose Frame has been a favorite of mine since I first set eyes on it!  I have colored it in lots of different ways in the past - with Copic Markers and Watercolor.  Today I've inlaid all the pieces with colored card stock. 

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Yes it was a bit of work, but completely worth it when you see the clean finished design.  I wish you could run your hand across the smooth surface.  I started by cutting the frame from white card stock and adhered it to a panel that I covered with a double sided adhesive sheet.  It was easy to lay the pieces over the openings and push them in place with a needle tip tool. 

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 To add even more color I die cut some colorful circles for the center of the design before topping them with a Brush Hello die cut from white card stock. If you look close you'll see I've added an orange matt between the card base and the intricate die cut Rose Frame too. 

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I hope you'll join us for our monthly challenge.  It begins on the first of the month so there is lots of time to play.  I'm always happy to add a few cards to my stash!  Have a great day! 

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Pretty Pink Bloom
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hello crafty friends! August 9th already!!!! Wow. Hope you are healthy, happy and well! Crazy times make me even more grateful for this craft we all share. 

This is one of the new Christmas dies from Poppystamps Its called Stained Glass Poinsettia , I wanted to make a pretty pink card that was not for Christmas and could be used any time. I cant wait to make a set of this one in many happy colors!T

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At first I wasn't sure if I way going to use vellum so I cut lots and then decided I liked the look of plain white cardstok instead. 

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I used memory box 6 x 6 paper pad for the background called Cottage Stripes and Dots pp1004

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Above is a picture of the die , paper and packaging.

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So not just for Christmas anytime of year! I hope you have a blessed August.

Thank you so much for stopping by.

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