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Poinsettia Card.
by Candice Crawford

Poppy Stamps Blog Post 12.23

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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O Holy Night
by Tina Wilstrup

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Hi Poppy fans! It's now 5 days till Christmas and I have a card for you that shows the calm of that holy night.
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I die cut and Copic colored the Whittle sleepy fox and the village houses. I picked out the windows from the houses and colored them individually so the houses look like they're filled with light and trees.
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I forgot to take a picture of the background (sorry) but before assembling I inkblended the backgrond with oxide inks and splattered it with silver acrylic paint. I hand cut 2 panels for snowy hills and inked the top of them. The top layer is popped up. I then popped up the houses and fox and shaded under them with Copic markers. Notice the fox' pawprints. He loves the silence and the squeeking snow.
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My plan was to use the O holy noght flourish as smoke from one of the chimneys, and so I wanted to heat emboss it. In order not to break the intricate cut I layered 5 cuts. I then heat embossed 3 layers of WOW! white twinkle embossing powder. It's white with silver glitter and perfect for the smoke.
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This is my last post this year, so I thank you for all your sweet comments and I hope your Christmas is as calm and cozy as this scene.  I wish you all a merry Christmas and a happy new year. 

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Penguin shaker
by Tina Wilstrup

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Hello everyone! We are closing in on that one holy and so very special night and I'm here to share a cute shaker card with you.
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I first die cut the background and snowy hills of the snowglobe kit. I ink blended the background and the top of the hills using distress oxide inks. I flicked some diluted white acrylic paint over the background for a snowy look.
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I cut a panel and sprayed it with watercolors sprays. I'll admit this was my first time using them and the intencity of the color kind of surprised me. But I felt the look worked fine for a night time scene. Before the panel dried I also sprayed with a shimmer spray for a clear, frosty and sparkly look.

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I die cut the sentiment die and the snowflake tile from silver glitter cardstock. I cut off the frame so I had parts of the snowflakes. Making sure all the elements would fit I glued the sentiment and snowflakes in place. I also added a couple of stars with a white gelly roll pen.
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I placed the base and frame of the globe as well as the snowy hills. I then added the 2 darling penguins, colored with Copics, and lots of sequins, gems and chunky glitter.
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The frame of the globe I cut 6-7 times and layered them ending with a layer of acetate and one cut from silver glitter cardstock and placed over the globe. So pretty! I then added the stand of the globe, also Copic colored, popped up with craft foam.

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So there you have my holiday shaker. I appreciate you stopping by and would love if you would leave me a comment.

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Don't Worry, Kitty
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Crafty Friends!

I am so glad that you have stopped by today to take a look at my sweet little card. Santa is getting ready to go out in a dark and stormy night, and his little kitty is worried. 

"Don't worry, Kitty," Santa reassures him, "I'll be home soon."

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I love the sweet thoughts behind this card, and I wanted to make the design very simple, yet very pretty too. Originally I planned to make a shaker card with sequins in the window, but as it evolved I like the idea of the look of soft light behind the window instead for a warm look and feel.

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I started out by cutting two windows from the Cottage Window, the Whittle Santa Face, and the Peek a Boo Kitty. I glued Santa and Kitty to the window frame, and then I glued a piece of clear acetate to the back of my characters. In reality, Santa and Kitty would be behind the window, but putting the in front makes them a little brighter and gives the card a little texture and dimension. 

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I cut my card base panel in royal blue, and then used a piece of Snowspeckle Wide Washi Tape from Poppystamps to cover my entire piece of blue paper. This tape is SO wide and sticky! I pressed it down and then smoothed it all with my teflon bone folder, which gave the entire card a smooth look and feel. I really just wanted the window and my characters to be the focus of my card. I cut the Cottage Window from my base panel after taping it down with blue painter's tape.

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The "light" was created by gluing a small square of yellow vellum paper onto my white card stock card base, then gluing the blue snowflake filed, the cottage window with my characters and acetate already adhered, and finished off the design with a few tiny Splendid Stitched Hearts.

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Thanks so much for joining us today! Have a wonderful holiday!

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Challenge Reminder
by Tina Wilstrup

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Hello Poppy fans! It's Tina here with a challenge reminder for the last challenge of the year, and of course we're making it about Christmas.
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I'm sharing a fairly simple card, although putting it together was quite tedious. I started by planning out where I wanted to place the beautiful dove cut out, and then first stamped and silver heat embossed the sentiment.
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The dove frame I also heat embossed with silver embossing powder, and the colored inlayed die cut pieces are from some leftover alcohol ink panel using a dark green, teal and silver mixative. If you're die cutting yupo paper, I recommend running it back and forth a couple of times to prevent breakage of those tiny pieces when taking them apart. Now, maybe I was using the wrong glue but those pieces just wouldn't stick, lol. In the end the work and time spent was worth it.
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As a finishing touch I added a couple of silver sequins.

I hope with this card I have inspired you to join our challenge. But in case you 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 December 29 to link up your design here!  We'll start a new challenge and announce the winners on  January 1. We can't wait to see what you make!

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Mouse warming
by Tina Wilstrup

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Warning! These mischievous mice are turning this cozy relaxing by the fireplace into a mouse warming party!
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I die cut all the pieces from white cardstock, except for the stockings that were cut from Memory Box patterned paper. The mice were colored with Copics and the rest were colored with Distress regular and oxide inks.
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I marked out where I wanted the fireplace and inked up the background with oxide ink. I extended the color from the fireplace to most of the background.
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I popped up the fireplace and as you can see the mice are hanggliding in the Christmas stockings.
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To prevent the watchful corgis to chase them away, a couple of mice have tied their tails together.
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I hope you like my inspiration! Thanks for stopping by today. Have a hapy crafty day!

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