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Christmas Snowglobe
by Nancy Penir

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Greetings Poppy Peeps! There's a crispness in the air, signalling my favorite time of year... Christmas! Sending and receiving holiday cards are a tradition I cherish. today I'm sharing a card I made with several Poppystyamps dies and their new holiday paperback. 

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All products will be listed at the bottom of this post. One extra special new one,  is the designer paper with the gold thread used as the base for my card.

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I chose to use several shimmer card stocks for the snowglobe and house. Just that extra sheen is so festive! The snowglobe includes the snowy layers, perfect for tucking in the main elements.

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The snowy sky is the reverse of one of the designer papers in the pack. Really, the only stamping was the embossed sentiment on the base of the snowglobe. Everything else is die cut!

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Look closely to see I did cut a darker color for each of  the white snowflakes, so they'd stand out against the plaid. The trees too. You might notice too, I die cut the ring of the snowglobe 3 times and glued them together for dimension. The base is built up with foam.

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I hope you found some inspiration today. Christmas scenes are so much fun to create, especially with all the darling dies Poppy has for the holidays. Hope your week is extra crafty!

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Christmas Bird House Easel Card
by Nancy Penir

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Hello and here we go folks, Christmas is right around the corner! Are your cards ready? No pressure, but if I could offer a rather simple suggestion, a die cut card that really packs a wow, read on...

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The Bird House card is a complete die set ready to purchase in the shop, and between you and me, if you like bold and beautiful, and fun to do, this set is for you. 

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The large main die needs to be cut twice, and then glued only on the flaps, as pictured below.

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This is your base. The rest of the bird house elements are included in the set.

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This is a versatile set, and can be adapted for any time of year. The cardinal and fir dies are included to make a Christmas card. You'll notice I cut the bird twice, and fussy cut out the black eye area and beak. These I colored with copics. The fir needles were cut from white cardstock and sponge inked before adding German Glass Glitter. These will form a wreath the bird will nest in.

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Simple details make this Christmas card pop! Like the snow on the top of the roof, and dripping underneath the wreath.

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The easel rests or catches on a Merry Christmas die cut that fit perfectly on the bottom. LOVE it when that happens!

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I did a little stenciling around the inside sentiment. there's also a matching envelope I created with stencils. The stencils are easy, just die cut what you want to stencil from vellum, and use the negative space to stencil with. 

Hope you're inspired to try one of the new pop up easel die sets available in the shop. Have a wonderful week!

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2 Halloween Cards
by Nancy Penir

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Can you believe it's the end of October? And that means it's time for one of of our favorite holidays... Halloween!

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How about a couple of too cute cards with some of Poppy's new dies! Hope you added some of these to your stash.

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Have you seen the new Whittle Monsters? Too cute to spook!

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A very simple card, rather graphic in style using the monsters with new 'Boo' die.

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So easily die cut with the new glitter cardstock. I cut the bottom boo with green glitter card stock and the top with purple. But what to do with the reverse colors? Create another card of course!

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Love the curly spider web. It's part of Poppy's Clear Stamp set,  Halloween Ingredients.

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The pumpkins are cut from Rinea foil paper. These 2 are going to a couple of grandsons, together with some candy treats.

You all have a Happy, safe Halloween. Take care my friends!

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Spiders! A Halloween Card
by Nancy Penir

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Hello Poppy Peeps! You are in for a treat today. After all it is Trick or Treat season, and I have a fun and spooky card to inspire.

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My card combines some sponge inking, embossing, and die cuts too. The new set, Halloween Ingredients has just about everything you need to make this card.

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The background was stamped with all the words, and embossed with white powder, before blending Distress Inks in several colors. All those cool little vial bottles were colored with copics, and the set even includes the tags in several sizes. The tiny spider is also a stamp from the set, and I stamped and fussy cut some out. I have no idea why, spiders freak me out! Much friendlier on a card!

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One of the vials is tipping over, and several spiders have escaped! I just love a good scary story on an A2 card!

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Do you know a few special people who would smile receiving  a cute and slightly scary Halloween card? I think I've sent out more greeting cards during this Covid season than past years combined. Love surprising people dear to me with a greets treat!

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Halloween is right around the corner! Hope you and yours are safe and well, and planning to enjoy the holiday safely. 

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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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Christmas Lantern
by Nancy Penir

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Hello! Nancy here, and I have a Christmas card for you today. Poppystamps has some gorgeous new holiday dies in the store, and I thought I'd bring you some inspiration with one or 2 of them.

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Simple Lantern Oval is one of the new craft dies, and I paired it with another newbie, a sentiment die called, Snowy Merry Christmas.

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Here's a shot of what I did... I knew I wanted to use some of the new Memory Box designer papers with the gold running through, and chose this black and white plaid. Then I die cut the lantern die 4 times, once with black glitter paper, and 3 times with plain black cardstock. I traced one of the ovals on white and cut it out by hand.

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The white oval was given a glow with some Squeezed Lemon Oxide Ink before gluing the lantern layers together, with the glitter on top. Kinda looks like the lantern is all 'aglow'. I cut the 'merry Christmas' sentiment 3 times from glitter card stock and carefully cut the white snow off the merry, before adding it to the top of the black layer.

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I love how the red shadow gives it a nice pop of color!

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Speaking of pop, you can see how all those layers gives dimension to the card.

It's September folks, time to get a move on those holiday cards! Check out all the new dies, stamps and cardstock in the Poppystamps store. Have a great week!

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