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188 posts categorized "Winter"

Christmas Lantern
by Nancy Penir

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Hello! Nancy here, and I have a Christmas card for you today. Poppystamps has some gorgeous new holiday dies in the store, and I thought I'd bring you some inspiration with one or 2 of them.

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Simple Lantern Oval is one of the new craft dies, and I paired it with another newbie, a sentiment die called, Snowy Merry Christmas.

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Here's a shot of what I did... I knew I wanted to use some of the new Memory Box designer papers with the gold running through, and chose this black and white plaid. Then I die cut the lantern die 4 times, once with black glitter paper, and 3 times with plain black cardstock. I traced one of the ovals on white and cut it out by hand.

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The white oval was given a glow with some Squeezed Lemon Oxide Ink before gluing the lantern layers together, with the glitter on top. Kinda looks like the lantern is all 'aglow'. I cut the 'merry Christmas' sentiment 3 times from glitter card stock and carefully cut the white snow off the merry, before adding it to the top of the black layer.

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I love how the red shadow gives it a nice pop of color!

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Speaking of pop, you can see how all those layers gives dimension to the card.

It's September folks, time to get a move on those holiday cards! Check out all the new dies, stamps and cardstock in the Poppystamps store. Have a great week!

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Winter House With Lights.
by Pam Simpson

Hello everyone, I had to have a go at a light up "Winter House Pop Up Easel"  as one of my Christmas Decoration! perfect for my mantel piece this Christmas. Hope you can understand this how to, with pictures.

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I started by die cutting White card, what I need to make the card, the bright yellow is heavy velum. these are the light`s I will be using.. I`m in the UK, I purchased these from Amazon LED Fairy Lights- outdoor-indoor decorations.. showing you them light up above.

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Using double sided tape/pva glue adhere velum to the top section, then using scissors trim away the velum.

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Adhere windows/ roof/ snow cutouts as shown, card shape on the left if for the main card to adhere to..this will be the main card shape for the easel card, shown above.

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  wrong side attach the battery with double sided tape (This is the side you attach to your easel) punch a hole and thread the lights through to the right side.

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Using strips of foam tape adhered to the velum, then the  lights, these I twisted together (Was A Long length)..as shown! Hope your following this lol.

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Check the lights are working ..Before attaching to the main panel.

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Adhere the two panels together.

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Attach these panel to the easel, along the fold line.

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Got to have fake snow, this is what I used Viva.

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Next has to have sparkle and snow look.

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I used the tiny holly leaves from "Merry Christmas" red pearls, and a double gingham bow... Basic Rectangles Memory Box, perfect size for the "Merry Christmas" as a Stopper for Easel.

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I hope you manage to follow and understand my write up and hope the pictures help..hope you have a go at a light up decoration. Should say the On /Of switch for the Lights is inside the easel, so easy to get too.

Thank you for stopping by Pam xx

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Stained Glass Angel
Candice Crawford

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Hi there crafty friends! Today I am sharing on the blog another holiday card from the new release.  This card is using the new Stained Glass Angel die.  To start, you will first need to create your background layer. Sponge on Wilted Violet, Shaded Lilac and Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxide Ink onto a 3.5 inch x 4.5 inch piece of white cardstock.

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Add some water splatters then dry off the splatters with a piece of paper towel. Next add some white paint splatters using a whait craft paint, water and a paint brush. 

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Now die cut the stained glass angel image from the die 3 times using white, silver and gold card stock. From the white card stock piece, you will only need the angel pieces from the die. From the gold card stock, you will only need to save the halo. You will use the entire frame outline of the image from the silver card stock. 

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Next die cut a 4.25 x 5.5. inch silver stitched border frame using the Stitched Rectangle Trimmings die from Memory Box. 

To assemble your card, first add the silver trimmings border to a white card base using liquid adhesive. Next adhere your stained glass angle frame to your distress inked background with your choice of adhesive. I find spray adhesive works well on intricate frame pieces such as this one.

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Now paper piece your angel together using the die cut white and gold angle and halo pieces. Next adhere your focal image to the center of your card using some 3M foam tape. Finally stamp your sentiment from the new Christmas quotes sentiment set and pop that sentiment onto the card with foam tape.

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I hope you all have enjoyed today's project and found inspiration. Until next time, happy crafting! 

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MAKING A WINTER HOUSE POP UP EASEL CARD WITH POPPY STAMPS CRAFT DIE WITH VIDEO TUTORIAL!
by Patty Tanúz

Hola amigas!!!!

Today I share the video tutorial to make this beautiful card!!!!!!
I am delighted with the result!!!!!!

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If you still do not have this diecut, run to the online store!!!!!! You are going to love it !!!!
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I want to live there! jiji This is my open card!!!!

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And this is  my closed card looks like, ready to be put into an envelope!!!!!
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I love details!!!!!

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Our new release is wonderful!!!!!!
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Do you like????
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And here you have the video tutorial!!!!!! 

Hope you enjoy it!!!!!

Happy Crafting!!!

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Holly Merry Christams
by Candice Crawford

 

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Hi Everyone, 

Hope you are all having a good week. I am coming on the blog today to share with you a holiday card using the new Holly Merry Christmas and Holly Background dies from our latest release. 

To get started on today's card, you will need to first die cut your card front panel from a piece of white card stock. I am using the  Stitched Rectangle Trimmings die set from Memory Box. 

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Next, cut the Holly Background from a 4.5 x 5.5 inch piece of white card stock. Be sure to remove all of the white die cut pieces so that your are left with just the frame. 

Now die cut the Holly Background die again three more times from a dark green, light green and red card stock. Save only the Holly leaves from the dark green card stock, the berries from the red card stock, and only the greenery from the light green card stock. 

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Next, adhere your white holly background outline to a white card base with your adhesive of choice. I find spray adhesive works well for intricate die cuts such as this one. Now adhere the white stitched rectangle frame with some liquid adhesive. Now begin paper piecing the dark green, light green and red die cut holly pieces onto the card front in the proper spaces of the holly frame background. 

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Continue adhering the die cut pieces onto the holly background until the background is complete. I find using a Krystal Katana pick-up tool is great to use when doing paper piecing. 

Next, die cut the Merry Christmas sentiment three times from white, red and green card stock. Adhere the red sentiment frame to a 2.5 x 5.5 inch piece of vellum card stock. Paper piece the white die cut letters from the word Merry into the red sentiment frame. Lastly add the green holly pieces.  

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To finish the card, add the vellum sentiment strip to the center of your card front with some liquid adhesive. The end result of this paper pieces Christmas card is so stunning.

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I hope your enjoyed today's card tutorial and found some inspiration. Until next time...happy crafting! 

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Poinsettia Card.
by Candice Crawford

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Hi there crafty friends!

With just two short days till Christmas I wanted to share with all of you a last minute holiday card I made using the Blooming Poinsettia Die set and Merry Christmas Flourish.

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These two dies are a match made in heaven. They coordinate so well together and create such a beautiful focal image for my card. To expand the length of the flourish for my card, I simply cut the off the sentiment and use the two remaining flourish pieces as the background to my card.  

I placed one piece of the flourish above the poinsettias and the second piece below to create the illusion that the flourish is one continuous die cut. There is so much versatility with the Merry Christmas flourish which allows this die to be used all year round. 

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I fell so much in love with the Blooming Poinsettia die set that once I made my cute gift tags last month, I had to create a coordinated holiday card.

What I love most about this die are the beautiful details on the petals and leaves. This die cuts out such cute line details that the Poinsettias just jumps right out at you. I also like that the die is large enough to create a focal point on a tag using the Poppystamps Double Stitched Tag Frames. But the best part about this die is that is also small enough to cluster together onto the front of a card.

Here is a recap photo of the Poinsettia gift tag I created last month. 

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If you like matching cards and gift tags, then I hope today's project inspires you to create some handmade cuties just like these. Both the card and the gift tag come together quickly, and are very easy to make. You can easily mass produce this card and gift tag to accompany your holiday gifts. To complete today's card, I used the warmest wishes sentiment from the Flower Garden stamp set and added some glitter gold stickles to the center of my poinsettia's. 

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Thank you all for joining me today. Happy Holidays everyone!

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