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7 posts categorized "Snowflakes"

Using a Die Cut as a Stencil
by Sphoorti

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Hello Poppy Peeps!

 

The 2574 Scandinavian Snowflake Plate craft die has quickly become my favorite from the Poppystamps 2023 Christmas release — I just can't get enough of it! I've featured it in posts where I've used it as originally intended, such as for the Cool Yule Challenge. Additionally, there have been posts where I've taken a more unconventional approach, like using it for the Sparkling New Year Challenge. Now, I'm excited to share a post where I demonstrate a completely different use for this stunning die – as a stencil!

 

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I started by adhering some washi tape to some thick card stock. Then, I cut a few die cuts from the 2574 Scandinavian Snowflake Plate craft die. The reason I used the washi tape was to get a slick surface off of which I could easily wipe off any ink or texture paste. 

 

 

I used the washied-diecut to stencil some backgrounds using my favorite Distress Inks. Subsequently, I applied clear texture paste from Ranger, coating the stenciled area with it. Another stenciled area received the same treatment with glitter paste, though I've yet to finalize it into a card. I'll be sure to share it with you when I finish them up.

 

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Upon discovering a section with accidental ink, I opted for a square card instead of the standard A2 size.

 

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Considering I lacked a tag for a gift intended for our thoughtful neighbors, I decided to repurpose it into a tag-card. I punched a hole through the card and threaded some elastic gold thread.

 

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To finish, I cut out multiple joy sentiments, layering them for a chipboard-like texture, topped it off with one using some silver foiled card stock from the Rainbow Reflections Mirror Pad and affixed it to the card. The joy sentiment isn't available anymore, so I've provided a link to a similar sentiment in the supplies list. 

 

And that was it!

 

 

 

 

Thoughts? Questions? Epiphanies? Would you want to remake this card? Would you do anything differently? Let us know in the comments below! We love to hear from you!

Thank you for visiting!

Love,

Sphoorti

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Another way to use the Nordic Border Craft Die Set
by Sphoorti

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Hello Poppy Peeps!

 

Remember the cards I made a few months ago? One was the Delicate Lace Card using the Nordic Border die set, and another was a set of Wedding Cards using the Nordic Border die set. Well, as usual, I cut out a lot more than I actually needed and this time experimented with colors too! I don't have a great eye for color so I typically resort to supplies that make it easy, such as all the paper pads that Poppystamps offers! Other times, I just start with white card stock and color them with inks or stamp pads such as Distress Inks etc. In this case, I used a combination of both methods, and also threw in some vellum in there. I might try a pastel version the next time!

 

 

 

 

I started off by affixing all the strips and borders, organizing them by color, onto a regular piece of white card stock.

 

 

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Following that, I used a hexagon die set (though any shape would work) to cut out hexagons of varying sizes from the card stock adorned with the variegated Nordic borders. Subsequently, I arranged these hexagons in a random pattern on a standard A2-sized card.

 

 

Earlier, during a foiling spree, I had utilized the PSF806 Modest Banner Greetings Hot Foil Plate and Craft Die to foil some sentiments. From that batch, I selected one of the sentiments and cut it out. Additionally, I made use of the unused foil area to die-cut blank banners, which I then adhered onto some of the hexagons.

 

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I ended with adhering two vellum borders to the top and bottom of the card panel before mounting it on an A2 card base. And that was it, actually!

 

 

Thoughts? Questions? Epiphanies? Would you want to remake these cards? Would you do anything differently? Which one do you like more? Let us know in the comments below! We love to hear from you!

 

Thank you for visiting!

 

Love,

Sphoorti

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PSC#112 Challenge Reminder - Sparkling New Year!
by Sphoorti

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Hello Poppy Peeps!


It's Sphoorti with a gentle reminder of this month's challenge - PSC#112 - Sparkling New Year! This month we're looking for some SPARKLE! We hope that gets you thinking of fireworks, a little confetti, or maybe some bubbly! Even if you're ringing in the new year comfy cozy at home, and watching the snow fall and sparkle in the sun, we want you to capture the magic. Just add some glitter, gems or foil to your design so we can watch you shine this year!  

 

Projects can be for any occasion, and you're not limited to making cards. We welcome home décor, page layouts, tags and everything in between! It's your choice, just be sure to use at least one Poppystamps die on your project! You must use a Poppystamps product to be eligible to win.

 

This was my take on the challenge, and such a quick and easy one - it's another that you can totally mass produce this for the holidays! It's actually even faster than the one I had in my previous challenge post, check it out here!

 

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Hope you like it!

 

Did you know you can use dies to hot foil? I absolutely love the design of the 2574 Scandinavian Snowflake Plate craft die and thought I'd try to see how it would look hot foiled. It turned out even better than I'd imagined! I've said it before, and I'll say it again - this die is SO beautiful!

 

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Using some silver mirror cardstock from the FP1003 Rainbow Reflections Mirror Pad 6x6 pack, I die cut a strip to adhere a sentiment on. I took a piece of vellum and adhered it to the back of the strip and foam mounted it for some dimension.

 

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Then I used the CB513 Christmas Banners clear stamp and die set to emboss the Happy New Year sentiment and die cut it. I adhered the sentiment to the foiled band and adhered it towards the bottom of the card.

 

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And actually, that was it! So easy-peasy!

 

I actually have a bonus card for you too! It came together even quicker than the one above! For this one, I hot foiled the 2574 Scandinavian Snowflake Plate craft die plate the same way, but for the sentiment, I used the die cuts from the and old JOY sentiment die that is no longer available, unfortunately. But the Snowflake Plate still is, so be sure to get one before it's gone! 

 

 

Now it's your turn to take on the Sparkling New Year challenge! Need a little more motivation? How about a prize? The winner of this challenge (chosen at random) will receive a $20 Gift Certificate to spend on their favorites from the store! Remember - projects can be for any occasion, and you're not limited to making cards. We welcome home décor, page layouts, tags and everything in between! It's your choice, just be sure to use at least one Poppystamps die on your project!

 

 

Have a great rest of your week, and good luck!

 

Love,

Sphoorti

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Challenge Reminder #112 Sparkly New Year
by Meghan Kennihan

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I hope your New Year is off to a great start! I'm here with a reminder to join the Poppy Stamps January Challenge Sparkly New Year.

Make Crafty Friends Q & A:
Q: Do you have a New Year's Resolution?
A: Me? No, but I help people with their health and fitness resolutions!
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I used the Poppy Stamps Scandiavian Snowflake Plate Die for my background mounted on silver glitter paper from the Festive Glitter 6x6 Paper Pad for that extra sparkle.
Final_6My central image are the Nordic Bears in the Poppy Stamps Snowglobe Bases and Simple Rings. I finished my card with the sentiments from the Poppy Stamps Christmas Banners Stamp and Die Set.
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PSC#111 Challenge Reminder - Cool Yule!
by Sphoorti

 

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Hello Poppy Peeps!


It's Sphoorti with a gentle reminder of this month's challenge - PSC#111 - Cool Yule! The holidays are officially here! Outside you'll find displays and outdoor decorations, and inside everything is comfy cozy! All of us at Poppystamps are wishing you a Cool Yule and want to see how you celebrate and create for the holidays. Happiness is home made after all! Are you adding home made tags to your gifts and baked goods? Maybe you're making some extra special cards for friends and family. We'd love to see what you're up to!    

Projects can be for any occasion, and you're not limited to making cards. We welcome home décor, page layouts, tags and everything in between! It's your choice, just be sure to use at least one Poppystamps die on your project! You must use a Poppystamps product to be eligible to win!

 

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This was my take on the challenge, and such a quick and easy one - you can totally mass produce this for the holidays! Hope you like it!

 

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I cut a panel of white card stock using the 2574 Scandinavian Snowflake Plate craft die. I took some perfect pearls in the gold and perfect pearl color and made a solution out of them with water and sprinkled it all over the panel. Honestly, you don't even need to do this - the die is SO beautiful, it can be used fully clean and still make a huge impact. I just love the extra sparkle and shine.

 

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I cut out a panel of glitter card stock from the GP1006 Festive Glitter Pad and adhered it behind the 2574 Scandinavian Snowflake Plate craft die cut panel.

 

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Using some silver mirror cardstock from the FP1003 Rainbow Reflections Mirror Pad 6x6 pack, I die cut the innermost scalloped frame from the 2474 Double Scalloped Stitched Frames craft die. I took a piece of vellum and adhered it to the back of the frame.

 

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Then I used the 2475 Small Freestyle Merry Christmas craft die to cut a few merry die cuts out of white card stock. I adhered them all together for dimension and the chip-board like feel. I topped the layered merry with another merry that I cut out of the same glitter card stock I used behind the 2574 Scandinavian Snowflake Plate craft die cut panel from the GP1006 Festive Glitter Pad. I absolutely LOVE this color, don't you?!

 

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And actually, that was it! So easy-peasy!

 

Now it's your turn to take on the Cool Yule challenge! 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! Remember - projects can be for any occasion, and you're not limited to making cards. We welcome home décor, page layouts, tags and everything in between! It's your choice, just be sure to use at least one Poppystamps die on your project!

 

 

Love,

Sphoorti

Sphoorti Floral Signature copy

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Nordic Bird Winter Cards
by Jyoti Adhikari

Hello! This is Jyoti here. Welcome to my world of crafting Nordic bird Winter cards, inspired by a carefully curated palette of muted browns, blues, and a hint of green, this collection promises a visual feast. Join me on a journey through the meticulous assembly of the Nordic Birds, set against textured backgrounds and snowflakes borders. As sentiments gleam in white, the artful assembly of these cards unfold, each embellished with a gemstone finale. This project is not just about cards; it's a symphony of colors, a celebration of creativity, and an invitation to share in the joy of the festive season. 

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Palette Perfection

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In the quest for a captivating color scheme, I turned to a 60lb cardstock pack from Michael's, unveiling a palette of muted browns, blues, and a touch of muted green. This previously curated paper selection became the muse for my Nordic bird Christmas cards, eliminating the need to create a color scheme from scratch.

Assembling The Nordic Birds

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Using the Nordic Bird Craft Die, I crafted five enchanting birds, each donning a unique combination of the muted hues. While the palette remained constant, the variation in bird assembly added a delightful touch of individuality. From this collection, three avian wonders took center stage in my project.

Textured Backgrounds And Snowflake Borders

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Elevating the backdrop, I embossed 4.25" x 5.5" card-stock pieces with the Spellbinders Monoline Stars embossing folder, infusing a celestial touch. The snowflake border cover die, die-cut in white on Neenah 110lb cardstock, gracefully adorned the top. Complementing the avian elegance, I incorporated glittering circles using the Simple Rings Craft Die and matching Poppystamps 6 by 6 pack papers for the birds to sit on.

Sentiments In White

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Bringing sentiments to life, I utilized the Christmas Banners Clear Stamp Set . Heat embossed in white on coordinating cardstock pieces, the messages exuded elegance. To intensify the sparkle, additional banners were cut from glitter card-stock scraps, subtly layered behind the heat-embossed sentiments.

Artful Assembly

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Crafting each card with precision, I embarked on the assembly process. A2 card bases became the canvas. The embossed color card-stock laid the foundation, followed by the snowflake border. While the brown card received a meticulous placement of foam tape behind the border, the other two cards opted for a simpler approach without compromising the visual impact. Glittering circles took their place at the top center, followed by the Nordic birds, each positioned on foam tape. The sentiments found their home beneath the circles, completing the symphony of colors.

Gemstone Finale

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To add a final touch of glamour, iridescent gems from Studio Katia adorned the snowflakes' centers. The Nordic Bird Winter cards stood as a testament to the harmonious blend of a thoughtfully chosen color palette, meticulous craftsmanship, and a touch of festive sparkle. The finished set was ready to bring joy and elegance to the holiday season.

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I hope this symphony of colors sparks your creativity! If you embark on a similar project, don't forget to tag me on social media. Let's share the joy of crafting together.

Hugs.

Jyoti

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