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Three Christmas Cards for Last Minute Inspiration
by Meghan Kennihan

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Christmas is coming up fast but these two cards are quick and easy to create and the critters can be used all winter so if you order now you can still use them in January, February, and March!

Make Crafty Friends Q & A:
Q: How many Christmas cards did you make this year?
A: Me? 140+

The first card is with the darling mom/daughter or father/son pair of Whittle Polar Bears.

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I used the Wintertime Snowflake Frame Die to frame this duo. Then I splattered the entire card with white Copic Opaque Paint and added the sparkle with Christmas Fairy Jewels.
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For my second card, I used the same Wintertime Snowflake Frame die but this time I created a scene with the Whittle Forest Reindeer Kit.
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The Freestyle Script Joy die just adds the perfect sentiment for how this deer family is feeling spending the holiday together.
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BONUS CARD! The Oval Fold Frame die makes highlighting sentiments and shape dies easy. I used it below to frame my sentiment from the Christmas Sparkle Set with the fun Whittle Cocoa with Whip die.
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I embellished the edges with the Scallop Tall Curve Border Die and added some holly to match the plaid in the Memory Box Holiday paper.
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A Teabag Treat Holder
by Janet Katz

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Tea may be an overlooked gift at this time of year. Wine and spirits are often the most popular for gift giving. But one cup of tea might be just the refreshing break a friend or relative needs this holiday season. I put together this little treat holder using a template I found on Pinterest. On Pinterest, simply search for "paper treat pocket," and a step-by-step guide will show you how to fold a double-sided 6 x 6" piece of paper into this. It takes no adhesive (although I put some under the front flap to keep it down) and can be done in 1 minute.

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After I folded the pocket using a sheet from the Memory Box Christmas Jolly 6x6 pack, I wanted to add a decoration to the front. I started with the banner die that is included in the Gilded Christmas Wishes Stamp and Die set.
 
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 First, I cut the banner from a pearly gold paper and then again from kraft cardstock. I took the kraft banner and trimmed off about 1/8" from each long side, so the gold would show behind it when I layered and adhered them together. I glued my layered banner to the front flap that had been folded down. Again, I glued that flap down so it couldn't flip back up. Next, I cut the forest trees from the Whittle Forest Reindeer Kit using two different shades of green cardstock. I layered those onto the banner and glued them down. Finally, I took the "You're Tree-mendous" sentiment from the enclosed stamp set that comes with this kit and stamped it on a piece of white cardstock. I punched a hole in that and then in the corner of the pocket's front flap. I tied some metallic gold twine to keep this mini tag in place. Finally, I tucked in the mint tea bag.
 
Hope you get some relaxing treats this holiday season. You know you deserve them.
 
Janet Floral Signature copy
 
 

 

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Bring on the Cake (Cards)!
by Sphoorti

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Greetings, Poppy Peeps!

I have two cards for you today! My cousin is getting married in June and a bestie is getting married in September, so I thought the timing of the May 2022 Release was just MEANT TO BE for me! And this was the release in which Poppystamps introduced hot foil plates, so it was a dream come true for this girl who's been foiling all the things lately! Let's get right into it!

 

Card # 1 (and my favorite of the two!):

 

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This card combines 2 of my favorite things: Cakes and Flowers/Leaves. I used the Floral Cake Pop Up Easel craft die which was the highlight of this release for me (outside of the Hot Foil plates, of course), and MY! What an awesome product! It comes with a ridiculous number of dies (which cut out 40 designs)! Isn't that wonderful?! And those florals can be used anytime, anywhere! I went crazy and ended up with a plethora of die cuts (not just for these cards but for future ones), so you'll see these resurface multiple times. I hope you don't get bored of me using the same stuff over and over. They're just so cute!

 

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I started off by die-cutting the various parts of the cake. For the two cake layers, after I cut them out, I ran them through the die cutting machine using the Stunning Mandala 3D Embossing Folder for that dry embossed effect. Don't you just love it? I've been meaning to use this for a while now, and thought it'd be perfect for the cake, and wow, I was not disappointed one bit. It was more beautiful than I imagined! (My pictures don't do it justice)

 

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Another product in this release was the Layer Cake Drip Icing craft die and I used it to cut out silver glitter card stock with it to form the icing on the cake.

 

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For the bouquet / florals - I had a few scraps of alcohol ink backgrounds I created the last time I had those supplies out (which was more than 2 years ago) and I found these green ones that I thought would go perfectly with the idea I had in mind. So, I cut up multiple leaves with these. I needed some leaves that were wider and took up more space to fill the bouquet, as well as some longer sprigs, so I decided to pull out some of the older dies that Poppystamps had (like the Leafy Garden Border craft die and the Maple Symphony craft die) and some leftovers from the last time I used the Slim Leafy Collage craft die. I arranged the leaves and decided to top them off with some flowers. I used the same glitter card stock for the flowers as I did for the icing, and put some pearls at the centers.

 

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I hot foiled in gold the Congratulations sentiment from the Modest Greetings 1 Hot Foil Plate and Die set (I absolutely love this font!) and cut it out and positioned it on the bottom layer of the cake.

 

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Do y'all remember the Cabin Snow Globe Pop Up Easel craft die from the 2021 Holiday release? It had a thin base bottom die that I used to help the card stand upright. I pulled it out to see if it would fit around the cake and it totally did! I cut up multiples and layered them on top of each other to form a chipboard like piece and placed it inside to use it as a stopper.

 

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And that was it! What do you think? I'm absolutely in love with this card, so much so that I want to keep it for myself (shame on me, feel free to judge!), but I'll be a good girl and share the love. I hope my cousin and his wife love it too!

 

Card # 2 (The wedding-turned-birthday card):

 

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I envisioned this as a wedding card and started with those intentions, but it ended up becoming a birthday card. Here's what happened. 

 

Do y'all remember the Penelope Pinpoint Frame craft die? I thought it would be perfect for the cake layers (with the quilted look), so I cut up a layer with the frame. Then, I cut that piece up with the cake layers dies and assembled the layers together. I couldn't help but use icing, and I was going for a pure, clean, simple, monochromatic card, so I pulled out the diamond dust and applied it to the icing layers. I put pearls at the intersections, and I JUST realized as I'm typing this that one of the pearls moved! I'm going to have to retake the pictures before uploading them to Instagram because it's killing me (stay calm, my OCD). I guess I was so focused on taking the pictures that I didn't notice that the pearl moved. I don't remember where I got these pearls, but they had adhesive on the back already. I should have used liquid adhesive anyway for security. Lesson learned! For now, pretend I didn't bring this up and all is right with the card and the world. (Note: I just fixed it on the actual card, so I can sleep tonight).

 

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Anyway, back to the making of the card - after assembling the cake, the top part looked a little empty, and I didn't want to use more florals on this card (the whole monochromatic thing was going well for me), but I needed some way to cover up the emptiness on top. I also wanted to use one of the foiled sentiments I made with the Birthday Wishes Poe Script Hot Foil Plate and Dies (there weren't any that said congrats in either set). I put it on top of the cake layer (like in the forefront) and it was covering up the icing and too much of the top layer, so I asked one of my besties for help - Judy Thai. She usually breaks ties for me when I can't make up my mind about where to place a sentiment. She's very creative and she suggested that I use it as a cake topper! Isn't that brilliant? I did just that and I think it looks great! I just wish I had a sentiment that was more wedding related because this looks more like a wedding cake, in my opinion. Maybe in a future release there'll be another hot foil plate with wedding sentiments and I can replace the Happy Birthday with that? What do you think? Do you think this can pass off as a regular Birthday cake and not a fancy wedding cake?

 

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Everything else was the same as Card #1 (i.e. I used the thin base bottom die from the Cabin Snow Globe Pop Up Easel craft die from the 2021 Holiday release as the stopper for the easel as well as the base) and called it done!



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Thoughts? Questions? Epiphanies? Please do let us know! We love to hear from you! Thank you for sticking with me through the end of this very long post! Hope you liked the cards!

Love,

Sphoorti

Sphoorti Floral Signature copy

 

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Christmas Bird House Easel Card
by Nadine Carlier

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Hello! Nadine here and today I am sharing a Christmas Easel Card I made using one of Poppystamps' new Christmas dies, the Bird House Pop Up Easel Set.  For the birdhouse, I used the Memory Box Garland Paper and for the snow, on the roof, I used the Memory Box Frosted Glitter Paper. For the wreath around the birdhouse opening, I used some green cardstock and then used Fairy Sugar in Ruby Crystals for the berries on the twigs.

Above you can see how the card looks when it is standing but here is what it looks like when laying flat. It will fit perfectly into an A2 size envelope.

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and here is a close-up of my card...

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Thank you so much for stopping by, see you next time!

Stenciling with Embossing Paste
by Nancy Penir

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Greetings Poppy Peeps! Have you seen all the new stencils in the Poppystamps store? I'm here to show you a favorite way to use stencils. Maybe new to you, maybe a refresher. Hope it inspires you to use your stencils more. 

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Poppystamps Leafy Jumble Stencil is a fun all over leaf pattern. I did 3 panels with this stencil using metallic silver embossing paste. 

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I chose this panel and made 2 cards. First covering the card with Distress Inks, then laying down the stencil and sweeping on the paste with a craft knife. Now comes the hard part... waiting for it to dry! 

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I picked the spot which showed the most overall blend of color and cut my circle. 

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2 cards with one panel, this one will be a standard A2 card.

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The circle was used inside this 5 x 5 square card.

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All product will be listed below. Because this is a square, I love to create my own envelopes to go with it.

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So easy with a 1 2 3 Punchboard. And a great way to use up extra 2 sided paper from your stash! If you're like me, that stash is endless!

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My A2 shaker card all set to send hugs to someone special.

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And 2 hugs cards with one panel!

Hope you take a good long look at the stencils available now in the Poppystamps shop. And hope you were inspired to try a little paste with them! So many fun ways to enjoy crafting, aren't there? Have a great week!

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Hugs Easel Card
by Nancy Penir

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Hi and welcome! One of the new die sets Poppystamps released this spring was the Adriana Pop Up Easel Set.

I've been oohing and awing over all the designers easel cards, and wanted to give it a go.

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The set of dies has just about everything you need, but if you want to embellish further, there are coordinating dies you can add.

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I cut the pieces from various card stock colors, and used a decorators gilt to add gold. This gold gilt I have had for eons, and it's still usable! I found something similar for you on Amazon, if you like the effect: DecoArt, Gold ML02C-28 Metallic Lustre Wax, 1-Ounce, Rush, 1 oz. I just used my finger to apply the gold gild. Very easy, and it accentuates the lines on the die cut, and gives my card a bit of bling.

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All the pieces ready to assemble. You only apply glue to the fold strip, and the piece will fold flat to fit into an A2 sized envelope.

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The easel is formed when the card top slides and stops on the bottom die cut. 

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The inside reveals further greetings, a birthday wish.

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A sideview and peek to the inside.

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One last look at my easel card, this time photographed in the fairy garden, a gift from me to the grandchildren. Every year we add a piece or two. My easel card looks right at home nestled among tiny greens, and little boy fishing.

Hope you enjoyed my easel card, and are inspired to make one. 

Stay well my friends!

 

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