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150 posts categorized "Michele K. Henderson"

A Little Bit of Holiday Cheer
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Friends!

Today I am sharing a little bit of holiday cheer, one in a little cup, and one in a little envelope! I have created two sweet tags that will make your holiday gifts feel festive and bright! Take a closer look.

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The first tag is a little holiday kitty in a cup, with a few festive trimmings. The second tag is a little note from sunny Florida, where we are sending warm holiday wishes your way. Both of these tags are so easy breezy too. Just cut out your favorite elements and assemble a fun freestyle collage of holiday fun.

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I used a baby blue for the tag background, wrapped in a white trim. I wanted a little splash of a few non-traditional holiday colors, like deep rosy pinks, lime greens, and teals.

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I wanted both of these tags to feel fresh and fun, and to show hoe we celebrate the season down here where the sun shines all year long!

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Thank you so much for joining us here today!

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Christmas at Home
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Friends!

This year, spending Christmas at home has a whole new meaning. For far too many of us, not being able to travel long distances this year means many folks will be spending the holidays alone, or with a ZOOM call after dinner. I would love to encourage you all to think about your friends and neighbors  who might be all alone for the holidays, and how you might brighten their day. This sweet little cardinal knows that Santa will find him wherever he goes, so he's hanging up his Christmas stocking. He knows Santa will bring him something sweet.

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I made this card with the new Bird House Pop Up Easel Set! This set is so adorable, and so easy to use, it is no surprise that all of here at Poppystamps want to try it out! The best part is, you can find so many ideas and inspiration for this versatile card.

 

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I started out by cutting out all the pieces I'lll need to assemble the Bird House Pop Up Easel Set. You can make this card as a stand-up easel, or just use the birdhouse on a flat card. I did my house in white, with grey trim and a little snow on the roof. I cut the Berry Branch in green leaves with white berries.

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I cut the Whittle Stocking in red and white. Our little cardinal was right! Santa filled his stocking with a sweet surprise! The tiny candy canes and bow were added with a tiny sticker from a holiday sticker set.

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I am going to leave this card in my neighbor's door. Then I'll make some more!

Thanks so much for joining us today!

 

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Poppystamps and The Cat Lovers Blog Hop
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Friends!

I am THRILLED you could join us today! Welcome to our Poppystamps family, and a very special welcome to our first-time blog readers that are joining us today for the 2020 Cat Lovers Hop! Poppystamps is proud to be a Cat Lovers Blog Hop sponsor, and we have got an amazing prize package for you! If you are brand new to the Cat Lovers Blog Hop, you can get all the details, see tons of cat-themed inspiration and ideas, win an entire kit-and-caboodle of prizes, and start hopping along over at the blog, Her Peaceful Garden, right here Cat Lovers Blog Hop

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It's a purrrrfecly awesome time to take a look at this adorable kitten creation featuring the Poppystamps die, Whittle Cutie Cat. Take a look!

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This little cat is dreaming about a white Christmas, peaceful and calm, with yummy pine needles under the tree!

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I started out by cutting out a card stock base in navy blue, then covering it with this beautiful snowflake design washi tape from Memory Box! I just lay the card stock down right on top of the sticky side, then smooth it all down and trim. I love the waxy feel of the card.

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I then stamped the sentiment from Poppystmps Christmas Quotes, and cut it out with the matching die for a perfect fit!

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I added a few little holiday snowflakes and tiny trees from an older Poppystamps holiday die set. I used a little white, pink, and grey ink to add a little color and dimension to my sleeping Whittle Cutie Cat, and it all came together!

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Now it's time for what every cat lover loves. cat prizes! Be sure to leave a comment on our Poppystamps blog, and you might be randomly selected to win our adorable prize package, Whittle Cutie Cat, and Intricate Cut Butterflies!

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We love being a part of the Cat Lovers Blog Hop, and hope you have enjoyed your visit to our blog too! Thanks so much for joining us today!

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Thankful
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Poppystamps Friends!

If you're like me, you have some great things in your life to be thankful about. You have great people be thankful for too. So how about saying THANKS in a bold and graphic way with an easy breezy CAS card? Take a look.

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This CAS card features bright, colorful leaves against a crisp white background, and it's a quick way to put a smile on someone's face too! I started with a clean, white cardstock card base, added a little border, then cut the Thanks Outline in black and white.

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I used the Maple Symphony die to create a handful of brightly colored leaves and arranged them on my card front to appear as if they were tumbling down. I originally thought I would make the leaves in traditional autumn colors, but then I thought, be BOLD! Live your life in color! 

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When it's finished, you'll have a bright explosion of color. Add more leaves if you like, or only add one for a dramatic look. I know just who I am sending this card to, and THAT is another reason to be thankful.

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Enjoy these beautiful, colorful days of Autumn, count your blessings, and give thanks!

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Spooky Party
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Poppystamps Friends!

It is spooky party time, so I created a fun little spooky invitation just for you! I used the Proper Brick House to create Spook Central with some of our super cute whittle characters. Take a look!

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I started with one of my favorite background panels, the Wrapped Stitch Rectangles from Memory Box. Then I cut the Proper Brick House out of black cardstock, and added grey pieces for the bricks. The grey house is one large rectangle shape that I had to trim very precisely to fit inside the edges of the house. That was the tricky part. 

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I cut the windows and door out of yellow and orange, and did a little piece work with my craft tweezers for all the tiny details.

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I added tiny little details to bring the Whittle Monsters to life, like tiny pieces of cardstock for the mouth and eyes.

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I love the way all these little Whittle characters came together! The Monsters fit right in to the windows and doors, and the tiny Mummy and his cat are arriving for the fun! The Whittle Clouds and Whittle Pumpkins are the perfect size too!

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These spooky friends are ready for a socially distanced spooky night, whatever that looks like this year! Have a Happy Halloween and keep haunting!

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Pop Up Boo
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello and Happy Boos to everyone in our spooky Poppystamps family! I just love making Halloween cards, and lucky for me, Poppystams has some really darling little spooky characters that are perfect for some sweetly scary cards this year! Take a look!

 

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Isn't that little guy cute? He's from our brand new Whittle Monsters die set, dancing through the pumpkin patch on this Pop Up Boo Halloween card! I used a dark palette of black, deep navy blue, oranges and white to create this Halloween scene from the Adriana Pop Up Easel Die set.

 

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The Adriana Pop Up Easel Set is a complete die set that includes all the die to create and score this amazing pop up easel base and card front. I cut the base piece in black, the front panel in black, and the cover panel with the oval and the leaves in navy blue, and layered it all together.

 

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I cut the Twisted Tree Oval in black, then again in blue, and then fit the pieces together to create this outdoor nighttime scene.

 

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I also took a small holed paper punch and cut a group of tiny orange circles, and placed them over the tiny berries from the Adriana Pop Up Easel piece.

 

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Oh, it's coming together now! I cut the Whittle Monsters in bright white, and added the skeleton guy and a few pumpkins from Pile of Pumpkins on the front. Scary, but in a friendly way! Open the Pop Up Easel card and you will find . . .

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a pop up BOO all for you! I used the Boo Outline and Squeaker Ghosts for the inside. This card is a little dark and hard to read anyway if I tried to write on the inside, so I am going to enclose a little spooky note inside the envelope.

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You can stand the Easel card to reveal the BOO, and the tiny ghosts will remain hidden in their secret spot. This card was so much fun to make! I hope you give it a try and create something sweet and spooky for your Halloween pals!

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Thanks so much for joining us today!

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