Tue 04

Deco Tree Frame Tag Card..
by Pam Simpson

Hello everyone Pam here today,  Christmas Holiday is fast approaching!  how you doing with your card making, I still need so many cards for family and friends.

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I have used Poppystamp dies "Deco  Tree Frame die"  with "Double Stitched Tag Frames" as the focal point on this Christmas card, decided on traditional Xmas colours.

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Use both the largest and next size down together to cut these tag shapes. Make sure you tape them together well! if they slip you`ll damage your dies.

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Cut the "Deco Tree Frame" in green and white card.

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Thin strong sticky tape, across  the top bar, to adhere metallic thread, I also put strong tape onto reverse of the trees, to hold the thread.

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Next..I adhered to a white tag as shown, with  the green outer border tag.

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Make sure to hold your thread in place with strong sticky tape.

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Two decorated trees, topper ready for the card.

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I have placed the topper onto the larger outer frame, ran a gold pen around the outer edge.

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Foliage made with Poppystamp dies. "Poinsettia Mini" & "Greenery Bundle" cinnamon stick..I have splattered watered down white acrylic paint.

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Poppystamp "Art Deco Frames and Phrases die set" for the sentiment. Birchpress designs random scattered Sequins "Not So Heavy Metal"

Thank you for stopping by Pam x

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Mon 03

Star of Wonder
by Donna Peachey

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Star of wonder, Star of night

Star with royal beauty bright...

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With Christmas fast approaching, I thought it might be nice to take a little break from card making.

And I don't know about you, but sometimes I take a look at a die and my mind starts to wonder 'what if'.

So today's post shows just what happened when I first saw the Deco Tree Frame craft die set...

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I took one look at that tree...   and wondered if I could make it into a hanging star.

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Want to see how this was made?

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You will need 20 of the inner parts of the trees and 10 0f the outer parts.

This photo shows that I've already glued them back to back - which you'll need to do before anything else! 

You'll also need 2 of the Folk Star - cut from corrugated card as shown.

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Start with the Folk Star.  You'll need one, good side face down.

Cut a circle that sits just inside the inner corners of the Star and glue it into place, then add the outer sections of the Tree as shown.

Don't use your red liner tape for this as you may want a bit of 'wiggle room'!

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Once happy, add some glue to the centre and leave those outer sections to dry.

Then add those inner sections of the Tree.

And then add those outer sections again so that they marry up with the first lot.

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Once everything is completely dry, add just a touch of glue to the very ends of those outer Trees and pinch them together until set.

This adds a little more strength to the design.  It is going to be hanging, after all!

Then add the other Folk Star, good side face out this time.

To decorate, I've pierced a hole through the centre just big enough to add two bells on a string. I've then tied a knot and cut off most, but not all of the excess twine.

The finishing touch?

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Add as much or as little as you like!

 

Here's one final photo...

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Thanks so much for stopping by today. 

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Sat 01

PSC#51 Merry & Bright

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Welcome to the Poppystamps Challenge!  We're so happy you've stopped by and we sure hope you'll join us!  On the first of the month we announce a new Poppystamps Challenge  with a central theme.  The design team will provide samples for inspiration and you can play along through the end of the month for your chance to win.

The winner of our blog badge for last month's challenge Happy Harvest is June aka Super Stick Chick!

The lucky winner of the draw (chosen by random number generator) for the monthly prize is snazzyjj.

Please contact me (jeanne) at poppychallenge@gmail.com to claim your prize.

Want to play? 

The rules are simple - just create a project following the theme, use at least one Poppystamps image or die, and link it up here.  The design we love best will receive our winner badge to proudly display on their blog, and one lucky random winner will receive a prize.  You don't have to have a blog to play.  You can link to any on line gallery.   In fairness to other players, we reserve the right to remove entries that do not use at least one Poppystamps image.   We ask that you link a maximum of  3 entries to each challenge.   You are welcome to link your design to other challenges.  Grab our badge to post on your blog post or side bar!

12-18 copyPSC#51 Merry and Bright - We want your holidays to be full of fun and good cheer!  This time we're looking for projects that make the holidays your favorite time of year.    What makes you sentimental about this time of year and fills your heart with delight?  Is it the pretty boughs of pine and holly, a tree decorated with ornaments, a glowing candle in a window,  or all the pretty packages ready for giving?    We want to see what makes you smile, just be sure to include at least one Poppystamps image (stamp or die) on your project! 

Need a little inspiration?  Here are some samples from our design team.  Want a closer look?   No worries.. we'll be featuring these projects on Wednesdays throughout the month so you can see how each project was created.

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Joy Card with Poppystamps by Nadine Carlier

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Now it's your turn!  Need a little more motivation? How about a prize?  The winner (chosen at random) of this challenge will receive a $20 Gift Certificate to spend on their favorites from the store!

You have until 12 am US EST on December 29 to link up your design here!  We'll start a new challenge and announce the winners on January 1.   

Thanks for joining us!  We can't wait to see what you make! 

Fri 30

Merry Christmas Card!!!!
by Patty Tanúz

Hola amigas!!!!!

I really love the Poppy diecuts and stamps!!!!! Are you happy (like me) with the new release?

Ok, this is for  'traditional' colors girlies jijiji Look!!!!!!!

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I'n in love with "Forest Stag"!!! I cut him with corrugated cardboard, and after, with gold paint, I gave him some brush strokes!!!IMG_6577Did you see my beautiful phrase???? Perfect stamped!!!!

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I say again: I love my "Forest Stag"!!!!  Just gorgeous and with a lot of enhancement!
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With "Triple Stitch Window", I make  a shadow and I put some beads!!!!! Beautiful thing!

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I appreciate your messages and I read them with love !!!!! Thanks, thanks!!!!!

Kisses amigas!!!!

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Thu 29

Holiday Place Cards
by Robin Tharaldson

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I'm not sure how many of you set your holiday table with place cards but my mom and grandmom ALWAYS had place cards! Hopefully it's not another  tradition falling by the wayside. I still use place cards; because I know not to have my Aunt sit next to a certain cousin...not going there!!! I made these super simple place cards using Poppystamps Double Stitch Tags, Tree Line Hill die and Memory Box Open Studio Pinpoint Scalloped Circles!

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I cut two, of the Pinpoint Scalloped Circles, from white card stock to create the base of my place card. The little piercings around the edge are so pretty!

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I added a little snow to the Tree Line Hill die cut using Simply White  Nuvo Crystal Drops; just needed a little something. I used the smallest of the Double Stitch Tags dies to create the name tag that slips behind the trees! I added the name using a thick white gel pen!

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Here's a side view to show you how the place card stands up; you could even put a few chocolates inside!!  The following video shows how to assemble the Holiday Place Card!!

 

I hope you give this simple project a try; I think it would look great using kraft card stock as the background for a more rustic feel!! Thanks for stopping by and check out the Poppystamps Blog for more holiday project ideas!

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Wed 28

JOY CARD!
by Patty Tanúz

Hola amigas!!!!!!!

You know I like non-traditional Christmas colors and my card is an example of this jiji

Look!!!!!

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I use diecuts and stamps of our last release!!!! My favorite is Whittle Rudolph!!!!! With small stitches jiji

All combined with golden paper!!!! It's so elegant!!!!!!

I like Deco Cecil Frame!!!!

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This is amazing, really??? So cute too jiji

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I absolutely love this card, did you see that everything shines??? My background is a rectangle of glitter foam!!!! 

Have you seen the new Poppy stamps and diecuts??? I show you in this video, the newest of Poppy!!!! 

Come with me!

Kisses amigas!!! 

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Tue 27

Tropical Twist
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Everyone!

We are so happy you dropped by for a visit today for a Tropical twist on the traditional poinsettia! I used one of my very favorite dies from our Poppystamps holiday release, Mod Poinsettias, and shook up the colors a little bit of a colorful splash!

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I love the bright combination of the pinkish background, the blue poinsettia petals, and the green leaves! Creating this look is a lot of fun too!

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The background panel was created using oxide inks in shades of pinks and purples, and then splashed with little drips of water. The oxide inks react to the water, and form light and bright patches of color that make any card unique. Then I cut out all the parts of the Mod Poinsettia pieces in blue and green. I splattered white water-color paint on all the pieces and let it all dry.

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When assembling your flowers, you can have them lie flat and smooth, or you could try this fun technique. I like to take a pencil and gently curl the leaves downward, then glue the flowers together. You can make them as curly as you like, or flatten them out just a bit when gluing them on to your card base. Add a few leaves and sequins, and you have a tropical twist on the familiar red leaves of the poinsettia!

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Thank you so much for dropping by!

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Mon 26

Holiday Joy
by Jeanne Jachna

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I hope you're having a great day!  I'm guessing everybody did a little shopping over the weekend.  I don't want to be an enabler.. but I know you don't want to miss these two sales that end today! 
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Today I'm sharing this holiday card that uses several different techniques.
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I started with a distress ink background.   I really like using a stencil brush like this one from Clarity to ink up paper - especially when you want a fade to white along the edges.  I love the "no streak" look and have a brush for every color family (reds, greens, blues, yellows, etc.).
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The base card panel was inked with Shaded Lilac, Tumbled Glass, and Twisted Citron.  I splattered the panel with water, some watered down tumbled glass, an some white ink (Dr. Ph. Martins Bleed Proof White).
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Next I cut the Woven Circle Ring die from the distress inked panel.  (I think I'm going to save that cut out for another project because it's so pretty!) I attached a panel of light yellow card stock to the back of the panel so it peeks through the die cut circle.   I cut the Woven Circle Ring a second time from bold yellow card stock and adhered it inside the negative space.
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The Holly Twig die is cut from white card stock and colored with Copic Markers.
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I die cut the Pinpoint Ornaments from two shades of card stock and assembled them.  I added jewels as accents for some sparkle and shine.
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A Little Hummingbird is hanging over the Joy Outline die ready to land on the colored Holly Twig!
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It was fun to mix different techniques together when making this card.  I love the crisp look of the inlaid die, the colorful colored die cut, and the distress ink background!  I hope you find some time to create today! 
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Sun 25

Holiday Shaker Gift Card Tag
by Robin Tharaldson

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Well it's official, the Holidays are here, whether we are ready for them or not!!  My super easy shaker tag is great for those last minute, I need a gift now situations!! I'm using the Double Stitch Tags set to create my gift card holder, which could double as a card base; you need to watch my video to see how the inside is put together!!

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For the shaker panel I used Simple Pinpoint Snowflake Frame, clear acetate and 1/8" foam strips from Darice! These tiny foam strips made this shaker go together FAST! No more cutting minute foam strips...

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My sentiment, from the Christmas Time stamp set, is inside and holds the gift card!!  The following video will show you just how easy this tag card is to make AND it fits into an A2 envelope!

 

Thanks for stopping by...

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Sat 24

Christmas Time.
by Pam Simpson .

Hello everyone Pam here today.

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Traditional festive colours for this Christmas card. main colour Ivory..finished card size 7"x 7".

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I started by stamping and heat embossing in gold this lovely sentiment from Poppystamp dies, "Christmas Time" love the fonts used.

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Red glitter card.. I have used both these dies together, largest size of the Pointed Square Frames and Deco Victor square.

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Lovely fit to create a larger square card..Plus from the Deco Victor Square, you get lovely corners tiny diamonds to decorate your cards! so make sure you keep for future use.

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6"x 6" ivory card square ..adhere ribbon across the centre..Next adhere to a red card square touch larger.

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I have offset the topper to the left edge..as I want a bow and decoration on the right side. 

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Finished card ready to decorate 7"x 7".

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Dark green card cut with Poppystamps "Perfect Pine Needles" die, beads in red/orange with my tartan bow, few pearls to finish..Three gold corners I saved from cutting "Deco Victor Frame"

How easy is this Christmas card! hope you`ll have a goat making one..

Thank you for stopping by Pam x.

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