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You are the Sweetest
by Janet Katz

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Today's your lucky day! Even though it's Friday, the 13th, I'm serving up this colorful, glittery Valentine's card. I started with the new Vintage Scalloped Heart die set. I love that this comes with 2 dies: the heart with the 'sunburst' slits in it, and the bigger scalloped heart background. I cut the heart from fine, red glitter paper, and contrasted that with a brushed gold cardstock for the scalloped shadow.
I wanted something different for the background so I turned to my trusty spray stains and created a background on watercolor paper with two blue-green colors and a brown. I heat dried the paper between color layers. For a final touch, and to tie in the brushed gold look, I spritzed my paper with gold metallic spray. I cut that piece down just a bit and matted it on the piece of brushed gold cardstock I used to cut the scalloped heart from - yay for no waste. I glued this onto an 80lb vanilla card base.
I also wanted a unique way to attach a sentiment. I decided on some metal embellishments - heart charms and tiny safety pins. I stamped the You are the Sweetest from the Colorful Life stamp set on a piece of vanilla cardstock with Versafine black ink, cut it out, and then rounded all four corners. I punched a tiny hole in the top left corner and ran the safety pin with the dangling heart on it through the hole. To tie in the red, I added 3 gems from the Christmas Fairy Jewels pack. I decided to use my trusty foam adhesive to give dimension both under the heart and under the sentiment. I did not glue down the little dangling heart, but I could because it has a flat back.
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I like to send about a dozen cards for Valentine's Day. Do you send out Valentine's Day cards?
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December Challenge: Gift It!
by Michele K. Henderson



Hello Crafty Friends,

We are thrilled that you've stopped by today to check out our latest challenge, Gift It! There's still time to play along and create a charming holiday tag using a Poppystamps die or stamp. Your tag could be randomly selected to win a $20 Gift Certificate to spend on your latest must-haves from the Poppystamps store! Get all the details and see even more Gift It inspiration, like the bright tags from this month's special guest designer, Nancy Salked on the original post right  here!


I used a few brand new Poppystamps dies to create this sweet reindeer trio of tags! I started with my tag base cut in a cheerful blue, then added the Snowflake Loop in crisp snowy white!


I cut a combination of trees in wintery pine and spruce colors, and arranged three trees on each tag. I created three different reindeer in warm winter hats and antlers, and assembled them all into the cheerful tag trio. All of the trees, reindeer, and adorable little hats are all from the Whittle Forest Reindeer Kit.



A few sparkly Fairy Jewels and some twine and these tags are ready to shine on gifts for my family. These little reindeer would look sweet in tiny pink hats too!



From all of here at Poppystamps, we wish you the happiest of holidays and the merriest of crafty days for 20223!

Thanks so much for joining us today!










A Christmas Tag and Reindeer Treat Holder
by Janet Katz

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Reindeer treat holder PS
The new Whittle Forest Reindeer Kit has so much to offer. Here are two projects I made with it:
While the kit dies are a blast to mix and match, don't overlook the tiny little stamp set that comes with the kit. On it is a tiny tree along with an outline of that tree. I put the two to work on a store-bought white tag with a gold hole reinforcer. I pulled together a rainbow of dye ink pads and stamped a row of colorful trees in rainbow order on the long edge of the tag. Next, I used black ink to stamp the outline on top of the colorful trees.
I purposefully offset the outline to give it a modern edge. I have recently seen a lot of tags that use a layer of vellum over a cardstock layer. I cut a piece of vellum cardstock (you can buy this heavyweight vellum on Amazon or at many online craft retailers) to the same dimensions as the tag and then stamped a sentiment from the Gilded Christmas Wishes stamp set in black ink. With a little more time, I could have heat embossed the sentiment in black. I punched a hole in the vellum tag and attached the two with a deep pink grosgrain ribbon and cinched that with some teal and white baker's twine. This took just a few minutes to put together.
For my reindeer treat holder, I started with a piece of 2" x 5.75" kraft cardstock, I scored it at 2.75" and then at 3" to provide a .25" gusset for my chocolate treat square.
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I used a corner rounder punch to round the corners. I used a little slot punch to punch a rectangular hole for the ribbon. Next, I cut a 1.75" x 2.25" piece from a pale blue polka-dotted paper. Then I used one of the dies that came with the Gilded Christmas Wishes stamp and die set to cut a tag shape from a dusty navy blue cardstock. A circle punch would have worked for this piece also. I die cut my reindeer head from brown cardstock, the nose from red cardstock, and the hat from the Memory Box Christmas Jolly 6 x 6 paper pad (PP1019.) I layered it all together and attached it to the kraft base keeping the hole at the top. Finally, I stamped in black ink on white cardstock and cut out the "Cheers my deer" sentiment that comes with the kit and adhered it below the deer head. I folded it up at the score lines and slipped my treat inside (a little double stick tape on the back of the treat wrapper will keep it from sliding out). I finished it with a small piece of white grosgrain ribbon cinched with both blue and white baker's twine and linen thread.
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'Tis the season to stretch your craft supplies, dies and stamps to make fun gifts for family and friends.
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A Teabag Treat Holder
by Janet Katz


Tea may be an overlooked gift at this time of year. Wine and spirits are often the most popular for gift giving. But one cup of tea might be just the refreshing break a friend or relative needs this holiday season. I put together this little treat holder using a template I found on Pinterest. On Pinterest, simply search for "paper treat pocket," and a step-by-step guide will show you how to fold a double-sided 6 x 6" piece of paper into this. It takes no adhesive (although I put some under the front flap to keep it down) and can be done in 1 minute.

After I folded the pocket using a sheet from the Memory Box Christmas Jolly 6x6 pack, I wanted to add a decoration to the front. I started with the banner die that is included in the Gilded Christmas Wishes Stamp and Die set.

 First, I cut the banner from a pearly gold paper and then again from kraft cardstock. I took the kraft banner and trimmed off about 1/8" from each long side, so the gold would show behind it when I layered and adhered them together. I glued my layered banner to the front flap that had been folded down. Again, I glued that flap down so it couldn't flip back up. Next, I cut the forest trees from the Whittle Forest Reindeer Kit using two different shades of green cardstock. I layered those onto the banner and glued them down. Finally, I took the "You're Tree-mendous" sentiment from the enclosed stamp set that comes with this kit and stamped it on a piece of white cardstock. I punched a hole in that and then in the corner of the pocket's front flap. I tied some metallic gold twine to keep this mini tag in place. Finally, I tucked in the mint tea bag.
Hope you get some relaxing treats this holiday season. You know you deserve them.
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Reindeer Gift Tags
by Meghan Kennihan

Final (3)Hi Crafty Friends,
I am on the blog today with a reminder to join Poppy Stamps Challenge for December: Gift it! I made two masculine tags using Poppy Stamps reindeer. For the first one, I used the Whittle Reindeer die and inked the edges with Walnut Stain Distress Oxides. I mounted it on the the Brilliant Rings Circle Dies and added a glittery gold ribbon and mat.

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Final_2 (3)For my second tag, I used the Pondering Layered Deer die and the Joy Freestyle Script die. I just love the elegance of the font. I distressed the edges of the deer with Walnut Stain just like I did with the first tag and used gold again to make it sparkle.

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Final_5 (3)What would a challenge be without an awesome prize? If you link up to our challenge and show of our Poppystamps products you can win a $20 gift card (chosen at random). You have until December 28th 12am EST to enter and we will announce the winners and NEW challenge on January 1st. I can't wait to see what you make!!!!

Meghan Floral Signature




Halloween Tags
by Jeanne Jachna

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Hi and thanks for stopping by!  I love this time of year!  It marks the beginning of fall.. and the start of all the fall and winter holidays!  Halloween is my favorite!  It seemed like the best night of the year when I was a kid because I could dress up, go out after dark and did I mention CANDY? I have a handful of "Special" ghouls that will get a treat bag that always get a little extra dressing. 

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My tag trio each start out the same.. I inked a panel of white cardstock with Distress Oxide in candy corn colors with a touch of purple for a night sky.  I splattered them with water and some Ph. Martins Bleedproof White to add a little dimension.  Each panel is cut with an oval die and then topped with the Poppystamps Twisted Tree Oval.

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Next just add your favorite Poppystamps dies to create scenes.   A simple die cut circle becomes a bright full moon above a scary haunted house from the Twisted Houses set.  Whittle Creatures and the Whittle Pumpkin Witch are also perfectly sized for these scene tags.  

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I'm reminding you to join our monthly challenge that starts on the first of every month.  The theme this time is ABC - that means Anything BUT a Card.  It can be for any occasion - maybe you've got some holiday baking in the coming months.  A pretty tag makes your treats even sweeter.  And.. don't forget that linking your design to our challenge automatically enters you in our monthly giveaway - a $20 gift card to Poppystamps!   I sure hope you find some time to play! 

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