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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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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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Winter Greetings
by Lisa Elton

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Hello and Happy New Year! I'm here today with a pair of winter cards just perfect for sending warm winter wishes to family or friends. They feature the wonderful Nordic Bears. I die cut a pair of bears and dressed them up in colors to coordinate with paper I picked from the Memory Box Poinsettia Garland paper pad.

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The first little lady was tucked into a Scalloped Stitched Frame that was backed with the Scandinavian Snowflake background. This panel was popped onto a card base covered with more pretty paper from the same 6x6 pad. I like that she seems to be nodding to the sentiment banner!

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Okay, lets take a look at where her twin sister ended up, shall we! More of that pretty paper was cut with the large Scalloped Stitched Frame. Not wanting one bit of that fabulous paper to be left out, I used all of the pieces from the die cuts.

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For this one, I placed her into a glittery snow globe! I grounded the globe with one of the lovely Nordic Borders and added a banner sentiment to wish the recipient a Happy New Year.

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The background in the globe was made using The Scandinavian Snowflake Plate and glitter paper. The shadow portion of the polar bear was cut with vellum. I think it adds just a touch of softness to the card. This twin is dressed up for her New Year's celebration. She's in a fancy snow globe so she needed a little glitz!

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Aren't they a sweet pair? Both of the pretty little sentiments are included in the Christmas Banners clear stamps and die set. Thank you so much for stopping by the blog today. We love it when you do!

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Playful Pups And Glittery Love
by Jyoti Adhikari

Hello from Jyoti. Today, I have the exciting opportunity to bring some of the products from Christmas 2023 Collection to life and share with fellow crafting enthusiasts. In this crafting adventure, we dive into the process of  creating a card that captures the joy of the season. From die-cutting the elements, creating a background to adding shimmering sentiments, let's embark on this journey of creativity.

Crafting Playful Pups

Our journey begins with the delightful "Playful Pups" die set. Choosing one of the charming dog designs, we cut it out of white card-stock. A dash of gray Copic marker brings a touch of realism to our furry friend, creating the pup with love and care.

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Whimsical Winter Woods

Adding a touch of nature to our scene, the "Heavy Branching Trees" dies come into play. These intricate tree cutouts, also crafted from white cardstock, lend a whimsical winter charm to our project. With careful placement, the trees start to form a picturesque backdrop.

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Glittering Sentiments in the Sky

For a touch of magic, we turn to the "Peace Love and Belly Rubs" die set. Creating a captivating sentiment, we cut out "Peace, Love, and Belly Rubs" on a sky-blue panel. To enhance the enchantment, we adhere a diamond glitter card-stock on the front of the card-base. Then we attach the die-cut sentiment panel on foam tape, allowing the glitter to peek through, creating a dazzling effect. 

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Bringing it All Together

Our final steps involve bringing our elements together. The trees find their place on the left side of the panel, creating a wintry forest scene. The playful pup takes its spot on the bottom left, and to ground our scene, a strip of glitter card-stock is added along the bottom using foam tape. These thoughtful placements add depth and dimension, completing our heartwarming card.

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This card, adorned with playful pups, glittering sentiments, and wintry trees, is a testament to the joy of creating with Poppystamps. As you embark on your crafting journey, may it be filled with the same warmth and joy that these whimsical elements bring. Happy crafting!

Hugs,

Jyoti

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A Fine and Delicate Christmas
by Rachel Duong

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Just a few more sleeps and Christmas is here!  Hi, it's Rachel and I am here to share one more card with you before the special day arrives. I used the Poppystamps "Nordic Border Set" and the "Layered Holly Branch" dies for this soft and pretty creation. 

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I love the intricate detail of the background. It is just gorgeous with white on a white cardbase. I painted the holly in a mixed palette of green distress inks to give them depth and character. 

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Another look at the entire card before we go on. 

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The Poppystamps "Lavish Merry Christmas" sentiment is a beautiful font and pairs perfectly with the delicate lace. It also comes with a shadow but I chose not to use it on this card. I wanted each piece to be light and airy! A soft red cardstock was just the right fit from the Memory Box "Berry Red Collection".

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For the finishing touch, I adhered Open Studio "Fairy Jewels" in a precious mauve hue!

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I hope you love this card as much as I do.  The Poppystamps "Nordic Border Set" is so stunning,  it pretty much sets the stage for something magical to happen!

Wishing you peace and joy during  and throughout the season....

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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

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