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Shaker Joy
by Sue McRae

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Hello crafty friends! Welcome to my last post of 2021! Can you believe Christmas is only 4 days away! Eeek, where did December go!

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Today I have a simple shaker card using the Double Joy die set. This set comes with a solid die and an outline die, giving you lots of combinations on using them in your projects. I took the solid die and die cut it three times from the white panel. I put aside the white letters and will use them for another project.

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I die cut the solid Joy from red and green card stock and the outline Joy from gold glitter card stock. I inlaid the red and green letters and adhered acetate to the back of the middle Joy. This will be the shaker part. On the back of the panel I added foam tape around the word and filled it with clay candy and seed beads, removed the foam backing and attached a piece of white card stock for the backer.

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The panel was attached to my card base and I added the gold glitter outline pieces to the middle Joy. The sentiment was white heat embossed on black card stock and I die cut the holly leaves and berry from glitter card stock for the finishing touch.

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Thanks so much for visiting with me today. I would like to thank the followers who are always kind enough to leave comments on my post, it is appreciated! Wishing everyone a most wonderful Christmas and all the best in the New Year! I’ll see you in 2022!

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Cardendipity with the Snowflake Oval Frame Die
by Sphoorti

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Hello Poppystamps fans!

Sphoorti here with another item from the 2021 Holiday Release - the Snowflake Oval Frame die. This one was very easy to make, and I actually don't have any lessons learned this time. Can you believe it? I guess there's only so many ways you can mess up a card!

So, I'd be lying if I told you that this was the plan I had in mind when I made this card. I actually didn't plan this card at all. I had a piece of alcohol ink background from like years ago and it resurfaced when we were unpacking, and it was the perfect size for the Snowflake Oval Frame so I went with it! Cardendipity, I like to call it.

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I used silver foiled cardstock to cut the frame. I lined the frame with skinny foam tape, filled the shaker bits (Diamond Dust, my favorite), and put the shaker portion against the alcohol ink background and that was it, actually! I didn't cut out multiple frames and stack them on top of each other to create the well because I wanted the snowflake portions of the frame to "freely float". Then I used the Playful Hugs sentiment die and cut a bunch with white card stock, stacked them to make a chipboard like sentiment. I used the same silver foiled cardstock for the top layer, and adhered the sentiment to the middle of the frame. And that's it!

I'm posting a bunch of pictures of the card below. Acetate, Foil, Alcohol Inks... Incredibly beautiful but can be vicious when it comes to taking pictures! So, I tried different angles, filters, you name it. Feel free to pick your favorite!

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In the above picture, you can see the "floaty" effect of the oval frame.

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I actually tried to use some foil on the alcohol ink background. I think it was too dry by the time I tried, so it only got stuck to some portions. It's the gold stuff. Some of the shaker bits cover it, but it's a nice effect in real life. It would have been even more awesome if I found a background with silver foil that matched the rest of the card. I may be asking for too much!D690354F-0DEA-43A5-8F69-E4529B4BD693

Thoughts? Questions? Epiphanies? Please do let us know! We love to hear from you!

Love,

Sphoorti

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Snowglobe shaker
by Tiffany Pryce

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Hey Poppy peeps! Tiffany here popping in with some more inspiration for you. I think this Cabin Snowglobe die has been a favorite of the design team. It is so versatile and can be used in many ways. Use it as is, interchange the dies, use the dies on other projects - the combinations are endless. I decided to make my snowglobe interactive by turning it into a shaker card! Shakers always put a smile on my face and are perfect for snowy, winter scenes.

Putting this card together was pretty straightforward. I die cut all the pieces like the cabin and the trees from white or glitter cardstock. I used the circle die to cut into the base snowglobe die in order to make a shaker frame. I die cut two frames for stability and then added acetate with liquid glue. I used liquid glue because I did not have double sided tape that was thin enough. Behind the acetate, I added foam tape to ensure none of the shaker bits would fall out. I adhered the scene on top with double sided tape and popped the cabin up for dimension. For the snowglobe base, I die cut it from green cardstock and added some shading on the edges with dye ink.

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Inside the shaker card, I lined it with pattern paper from the Madras Plaid Coral and Green paper pack. I used the negative die cut on top for a clear space to write my holiday message. I also stamped a sentiment from the Gilded Christmas Wishes stamp set. Finally, I added some holly leaves and berries to the bottom so help the easel stand upright more easily. Pro tip: Although I managed to forget this step, always glue some shaker pieces onto the background. This is so when the card is upright, there are still shaker pieces visible at the top when all the other pieces fall to the bottom.

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What a fun design that was easy to put together! I know the recipient will love adding this card to her holiday decor. Until next time, happy crafting! As a bonus, check out two more versions that I made using the same supplies below.

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Another way to use the Snowflake Corner Frame Die
by Sphoorti

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Hello there! Sphoorti again. Back with another way to use the Snowflake Corner Die. I wasn't lying when I said this was my favorite die from this release! And like my last post for Poppystamps, I have a bunch of dos and don'ts again. Hope you find them helpful!

I started off by die cutting some glitter cardstock from the Majestic Hues Glitter Pad using the Snowflake Corner Frame die. Since the inside of the paper isn't colored, you'll see the whites when you view the frame at an angle, like so:

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If this doesn't bother you, you're good (and lucky!). I knew I'd sleep better if I ran a matching color marker (I just used a black sharpie here) along the sides to cover up the whites, so I did.

I put adhesive on the back of the frame and took some acetate from leftover packaging and applied it to the entire frame. Then I cut some slivers of scotch foam tape and put them along the outside perimeter to form a well. Then I used poured some Diamond Dust (it's that glittery / sparkly stuff you see in the image below) into the well.

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I peeled off the backing of the foam tape and put another layer of acetate to seal off the contents. I'm not sure if you can tell from this picture, but there's a layer of acetate on the back too.

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Then I took a card base (11" x 4.25") and scored it down the middle to make it a top-folding 5.5" x 4.25" card. I estimated where I wanted the sentiment to be (I actually wanted it to be behind the shaker panel because I wanted the "snow" to cover it up when we shake it, and then reveal the message when the contents fall to the bottom). I glued the sentiment that I die cut from the Small Freestyle Merry Christmas craft die from this release (absolutely love that die too!) out of some silver mirror cardstock, and then glued the shaker panel on top. And this is what I ended up with:

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The best part is that when the card is shaken, the jiggly bits flow over the sentiment and don't get stuck on the nooks and crannies of the die cuts because of the extra acetate layer we have in the back of the shaker well. Not sure why, but this made me really happy!

Anyway, at this point, I realized 2 things - 1. I forgot to add splatter and felt that the card looked too clean and simple. 2. I noticed that I glued the shaker panel on crooked. <facepalm> I tell ya - "I'm sure I'll get it straight" is one of the biggest lies I tell myself when I'm gluing stuff to my cards. So, to cover up the boo-boo, I used one of the Scalloped Stitch Frames craft dies and took the outermost scalloped frame and tilted it a bit and glued it to the card base to draw attention away from the crookedness of the shaker panel (and also add some interest to the otherwise plain background). I trimmed the excess off and the result was this:

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And when it's shaken:

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What do you think? Please let me know in the comments below if you liked it before or after the scalloped frame. I'd love to know your thoughts!

As promised, here are my "Don't Dos" and "Do-this-insteads".

  1. Don't try to be a hero when you're trying to align something in a proper way. Use the T-square ruler.
  2. Don't use acetate from leftover packaging. If you observe closely, you'll see some waves in the acetate. If you're not a big fan of that, I'd recommend using proper acetate sheets that are thicker and more sturdy and don't form waves.
  3. Don't peel off the adhesive on the foam tape before pouring in the shaker innards. This stuff is staticky, so if you try to pour it in after the adhesive is peeled off, a whole lot of it is gonna get stuck to the adhesive and it'll be hard to seal off the well properly. Ask me how I know. 
  4. Don't be lazy like me... Run your anti-static powder bag / tool along the inner perimeter of the frame after you put the foam tape (but before you put in the shaker bits). This will prevent them from sticking to the foam tape. I couldn't find mine (rather, I was too lazy to look for it) so I took the shortcut, and if you observe closely, you'll see some diamond dust stuck along the inner perimeter (even when the card is standing upright).

Thoughts? Questions? Epiphanies? Please do share! Thank you so much for sticking with me through the end of my post, hope you found it helpful and/or inspiring.

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Challenge Reminder: PSC#85 MAKE IT MAGICAL: Wahoo!!!!!!!!!!
by Patty Tanúz

Hola amigas!

Want to play?  This card is my proposal for the new challenge!

PSC#84 Make It Magical!   This time we're looking for a sweet escape!  Something beautiful or unusual that is beyond what you'd find in ordinary life.   Perhaps a fantasy scene with  unicorns and dragons, or some Halloween fun?! 

My favorites are unicorns!

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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 online 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 sidebar!

I made a beautiful shaker!

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I like fantasy and this scene is beautiful!!!!

The challenge is not limited to cards - we'd love to see your page layouts, home decor, tags, and mixed media.   It's your choice, just be sure to use at least one Poppystamps image (stamp or die) on your project! 

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The Prize? The winner (chosen at random) of this challenge will receive a $20 Gift Certificate to spend on their favorites from the store!

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Love all.. and you? Come participate with us!

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You have until 12 am US EST on October 28 to link up your design here!  We'll start a new challenge and announce the winners on November 1.   

Kisses!!!!

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Snowflake Shaker Card
by Sue McRae

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Happy Tuesday crafters! Sue here with my first Christmas card of the season using products from the new Holiday 2021 release. There’s lots of amazing dies, stamps, paper and embellishments available for your holiday cards. Check them out here.

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I created a shaker card using the Snowflake Corner Frame die cut from gorgeous black glitter cardstock that has flecks of blue and purple in it. It is so sparkly in person, the camera doesn’t capture all its shimmery goodness. You must run out and buy this paper pad along with the two other ones in this release. They are so pretty!

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I created an inky background for the frame with purple Distress Oxide Inks.

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Then splattered the background with inks and paint.

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I added white, silver and iridescent shaker bits to keep it light.

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I mounted the frame onto a white card base that I embossed with the Stunning Mandala 3D Embossing Folder. The frame hides a good portion of the design but I love all the texture and detail that you can see peeking out around the edges.

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I debated whether or not to add a sentiment and decided to go with a small one tucked in the corner. I used a leftover piece from the inked background for this.

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To add a bit more glam and glitz I added Fairy Gemstones and Jewels to the snowflake centres.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Let me know if you’ve started making your Christmas cards yet.

Have a great week!

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