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Patterned Poinsettias
by Sue McRae

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Happy Monday everyone! Sue here today with an inlay Christmas card using patterned paper. This is definitely out of my comfort zone as I’m not very good at incorporating patterned paper into my card designs unless it’s being used for a background piece and I’ve never been a big fan of the inlay technique. But I thought I would summon my inner Jeanne Jachna who is the queen of the inlay technique and give it a whirl.

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I used the Poinsettia Background today. It’s a nice big die that covers a card front so all you need to do is add a sentiment. I die cut the Poinsettia from white card stock, from gold glitter paper and then again from a variety of papers from the Garland Paper Pad. Since the colours in this patterned paper pack all go together it’s easy to make paper choices.

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I added double sided adhesive to the back of the white die cut panel and laid all my pieces into the opening. It goes pretty quickly as the pieces are all big except for the leaves. The sentiment was die cut three times from black and adhered together and added to the card front along with some Fairy Dewdrops and Fairy Crystals.

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When I was getting ready to attach the panel to the grey card base I felt like something was missing. I walked away from my craft table and thought about it for a bit and ended up taking a black marker and drawing thin lines around the edge of the panel. It was the solution I needed! It makes the panel pop against the card base and ties in with the black sentiment.

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I hope you try adding patterned paper to your holiday cards in unexpected ways. It’s a great way to use up scraps too!

Enjoy your week!

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Challenge Reminder – Sweater Weather
by Sue McRae

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Hi everyone! Sue here with a reminder that we have a monthly challenge going on and the theme is Sweater Weather.

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What is Sweater Weather? It can mean a fall theme, autumn colours, Thanksgiving, coffee etc. Whatever the term Sweater Weather makes you think of.

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I created a fall themed card using the cute Whittle Beaver. I die cut him from white cardstock, inked him up in brown and gave him a plaid tail for a little fun!  And of course the little cutie is holding a pumpkin!

The Whittle Circles Frames were die cut from green cardstock and kraft woodgrain cardstock, layered and adhered to a cream woodgrain panel.

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I die cut some maple leaves from plaid and gold glitter cardstock and added them to the frames.

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The cream panel was adhered to a kraft woodgrain card base and I stamped the sentiment on a piece of the backside of the kraft woodgrain paper.

Now it’s your turn to create a project for the challenge.

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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 can’t wait to see your designs!

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Fairy Sugar Ornaments
by Sue McRae

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Hello crafters! Sue here with a very glittery card using a technique I’ve showcased several times over the last couple of years. Any guesses?

It’s the glitter glue technique where I adhere 4 layers of cardstock together and attach it to my card panel. I now have a nice deep well to squeeze my Memory Box Fairy Sugar Glitter Glue into. There are so many pretty colours of glitter glue that you can really customize your colour scheme.

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I used the Ornament Background Die for my card but there are several die styles that were released for Christmas that would be perfect with this technique such as in Holly Ring, Poinsettia Background, Brilliant Star Oval and Double Joy.

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The glitter glue drops in height when it dries and some of them are more translucent than others which creates a totally different look. I added a top layer of the die cut from gold metallic cardstock which adds some richness and shine.

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I hope you give this technique a try, it’s a lot of fun and I find it very relaxing. I also think it’s an easy project for kids to try out.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

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PSC#86 Sweater Weather

Challenge Badge copyWelcome 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 the Poppystamps Challenge #85 Make it Magical is SmilynStef

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

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 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!

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PSC#86 Sweater Weather!    Summer has turned to fall and the signs are everywhere!  Leaves are turning colors and there's a chill in the air.   It's Sweater Weather!   Show us what you love about fall - warm colors, a mug of your favorite, or some beautiful foliage.  Whatever makes you think of staying warm and cozy this time of year.   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! 

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.

Meet our November Guest Shay!  She is a new crafter, but is so supportive and encouraging to many online. We love her use of color in her clean and simple designs, and how she uses her products in clever ways to stretch her supplies. 

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Blog: Shay Creating
Instagram: @shaycreating

I fell head over hills for cardmaking during the pandemic, and find so much joy creating small pieces of artwork to brighten someone’s day. I’ll be sharing all my cardmaking adventures at my blog shaycreating.com! So thrilled to be a guest designer for Poppystamps!

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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 November 28 to link up your design here!  We'll start a new challenge and announce the winners on December 1.   

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

 

Whittle Friendly Snowman
by Sue McRae

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Hello everyone! Sue here with a card I featured during the Poppystamps Instagram Hop we had on October 15th. If you missed it, start the hop here.

I started by adhering the Watercolor Forest Greenery Washi Tape onto white cardstock and cut out an oval shape from it.

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I then die cut the Diamond Snowflake Oval Frame from blue glitter cardstock and adhered the washi piece behind it. This was attached to the card base.

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I die cut the body and head of the Whittle Friendly Snowman from White Woodgrain paper (it adds texture), his eyes, nose and hat from white cardstock and his scarf from plaid cardstock. Using Copics I coloured in the hat, nose and eyes.

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I assembled the snowman and popped it up with foam squares. Love how jaunty he looks in his plaid scarf and top hat!

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I felt there wasn’t an ideal spot for a sentiment on the card front so I put it on the inside.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today!

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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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