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Winter Wishes: Two Cards
by Tiffany Pryce

Hey friends and welcome back to the blog! Tiffany here, and I'm sharing two cards today. Both cards are an ode to winter and can be used for holiday cards or generic winter well wishes. If you're like me, you're still working on your holiday card stash. I'm looking for designs that are easy to make, but still impactful and pretty. Using the new Poppystamps holiday release fits the bill! If you haven't seen the gorgeous new products, head over to the shop after reading. Hopefully I can inspire you with these easy to make card designs.

CARD 1:

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Start with a panel of smooth white cardstock trimmed to 5.25 x 4 inches. Ink blend three blues around the edges of the panel leaving a sort of highlight area for to bring the focal to the bears. Splatter the panel with clean water, diluted blue dye ink, and liquid glitter. Lastly, I used a white paint pen to dot around the panel.

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Next, die cut snowflakes using the Snowflake Flurry Collage die. Keep the whole snowflakes for use on the inside of the card. Back the panel with a piece of glitter cardstock from the Glitzy Glitter paper pad. Adhere to an A2 card base.

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Die cut the adorable polar bears from the Whittle Polar Bears die. Die cut them a few times for dimension. The top layer uses matte white cardstock from the Polished Foil paper pad.

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Inside the card, stamp a sentiment from Wintertime Sentiments stamp set. Around it, adhere the snowflakes you saved.

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CARD 2: 

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My second card is another sentiment-less winter card. Don't you love the warm and cozy vibes of the holidays?! The new Whittle Cocoa with Whip is perfect!

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First, I adhered patterned paper from the Christmas Jolly paper pack to an A2 card base. I love the traditional colors with the twist of mint. Next, I die cut the Whittle Cocoa with Whip a couple times so it had dimension. I die cut the whip from white cardstock and lightly ink blended some brown ink on the side. I added liquid glitter on top. The cup was from red cardstock and again, I ink blended brown ink to add shading. Brown ink on red cardstock makes a deeper shade of red versus using a dark red ink. I also die cut two layers of the Snowflake Loop and adhered them together. I used the snowflake to die cut layers from white and gold cardstock.

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I adhered all of the components together on the card front.

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Inside the card, I used the negative piece of paper that I cut the individual snowflake from to create my own stencil. I ink blended several mint colored snowflakes. The sentiment is stamped from the Wintertime Sentiments stamp set.

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Hope you enjoyed these cards and I'll see you next time. Happy Sunday!

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Cabin Snowglobe with a twist!
by Sphoorti

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So, it turns out that I'm not quite done with the winter, the snow, or the Cabin Snowglobe Die Set. When the Whittle Rainbow Unicorn Kit craft die was release in January, I had an idea to use components of it with the Cabin Snowglobe Pop Up Die Set that was released in the 2021 Holiday Release. I was finally able to implement it!

Here's how I made it...

Do you guys remember my post from January: The Glitzy and Pastelly Rainbows? Well, I had a couple of glitzy rainbows left over that I saved, and so step 1 = complete!

Then, I took the Whittle Rainbow Unicorn Kit craft die set and cut out the unicorn and his fabulous wings and hair and horn with silver cardstock, and his body with just plain white cardstock. I colored his nose and mouth area with a gray copic marker. I stacked a bunch of diecuts to give him some dimension and sturdiness. (Somehow I still managed to break his neck - not sure if you can tell from the pictures. Poor guy).

 

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Anyway, after I was done putting him together, I cut out all the components of the Cabin Snowglobe Pop Up Die Set with white and silver cardstock. The globe portion at the top - I cut out from cardstock on which I applied double sided adhesive so that I could sprinkle the Diamond Dust for the sparkly goodness, because what's a unicorn without sparkle?

 

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I put the glittery background all the way in the back and then layered the hills in the front, and foam mounted the rainbow. I used some stickles glitter along the hills for some added dimension. And then I put the unicorn dude at the forefront of it all. What do you guys think?

 

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I felt like there was enough going on and did not want to add more. Do let me know how you feel about a card without a sentiment. Hope you still liked it!

 

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Thoughts? Questions? Epiphanies? Please do let us know! We love to hear from you! Thank you for sticking with me through the end of the post! 

P.S. Special shoutout to Patricia Howarth and Nancy Yoder and all others who leave sweet comments on our posts. The application doesn't allow us to reply individually / notify you with our responses, so wanted to give you a shoutout here. Please know that your comments are not unnoticed, and they make my day. Thank you so much for the love and encouragement.

Sincerely, and with lots of love,

Sphoorti

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Snowflake Corner
by Candice Crawford

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Hey there crafty friends, Candice here, back on the Poppystamps blog with another winter themed card. Today's card features the Poppystamps Snowflake Corner Frame die and the Winter Sentiments stamps set. 

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The snowflake corner frame die is perfect for making shaker cards. I simpley die cut the frame from white cardstock. Then I took my new favorite die set, the scalloped stich frames die and cut it from blue and white cardstock. I layered the blue frame side the white scalloped piece then layered the snowflake frame insde the blue frame. The alternating colors are so striking. 

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Once all of the layeres were in order I adhered them togehter with scotch tape. I cute a simple rectangle from acetate using the double stich rectangles frames die and adhered the acetate to the layered frame with liquid adhesive.

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Next, with 3M foam tape I lined the frame. On the white card base, I stamped the sentiment Happy Winter Wishes to you in versafine onyx black ink and set it a side to dry. Lastly I added some silver sequins to the center of the card and then adhered my layered frame with acetate window to the stamped white cardbase. 

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Warm and Cozy
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Friends!

It's a chilly one out there tonight, but lucky for us, we've got a warm and cozy home from Poppystamps to snuggle up in! Tiny little bricks and trees make The Proper Brick House feel just like home. Take a look!

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I started with a dark blue background and added a little snowy yard. Then I cut Proper Brick House out of crisp white cardstock.

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I placed a brick red panel on the back, then cut the roof out of a dark slate grey, and the window panels in yellow. I carefully glued all the tiny windows in place, and then glued the door frame, steps, and window tops in white.

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I cut green Evergreen Trio trees, and a black tree from Snowman and Trees, and glued them in the yard. Then I cut the house again in a reddish brownish piece I found in my scrap box, and carefully added a few select brown bricks here and there. It's the proper place for a cozy fire and a good book on a chilly Winter's night.

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Thanks so much for joining us today!

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Warm Wishes
by Tiffany Pryce

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Happy New Year Poppy peeps! May your year be filled with love, new adventures, and good health! I'm sharing a card I made using the adorable Whittle Friendly Snowman and a fun alcohol ink background technique.

I recently watched a Jennifer McGuire video where she shared an alcohol ink background technique. You smoosh two panels of yupo paper together to spread the alcohol ink and create a unique blend. Instead of yupo paper, I used silver, glitter alcohol ink cardstock. On a piece of alcohol ink cardstock, I spread alcohol blending solution and several shades of blue, purple, and silver metallic alcohol inks. I carefully smooshed another piece of alcohol ink cardstock on top, pressing all over the panel to ensure coverage, then pulled the panels apart. Pulling the panels apart leaves interesting texture in the ink and is fun to experiment with. I loved that it looked like an abstract, snowy sky. Alcohol ink is so forgiving, so if you don't like your panel, add more blending solution and ink and try again! You will end up with a completely different background. It is hard to tell in the photos, but the glitter paper peeks through the alcohol ink and is so pretty. 


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With my background complete, I worked on the other elements of the card. From white cardstock, I die cut the Birch Tree and the Whittle Friendly Snowman. I also cut snow banks by hand with scissors. On the tree and the ground, I added puffy embossing powder to mimic snow. For the snowman, I lightly blended blue ink on the edges for a little dimension and colored his nose and accessories with copic markers. I added black jewels for his eyes and buttons. I adhered the tree and snow banks to my background with liquid glue and the snowman with foam tape.


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For the sentiment, I white heat embossed a sentiment from the Wintertime Sentiments stamp set. I trimmed the sentiment into a banner by hand. Finally, I matted the card front with red cardstock, and I drew faux stitching around the edges with a white gel pen. Thanks for stopping by the blog today!

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The magic of Christmas continues in our hearts
by Patty Tanúz

Hola amigas!!!

Yes!!!!!! Magic Christmas continues and I want to show you this beautiful easel card!!!!!

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This part is my favorite, I really love that font; like Santa Claus made it!!!! jiji 

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What do you thing about my pink background???

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Beautiful snow scene!!!!

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The new year is already coming!!!!

Happy Holidays!!!!

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