160 posts categorized "Winter"

11/11/2018

Sun 11

Silhouette of the Forest Stag
by Donna Peachey

Hello, my name's Donna and I'm the newest addition to the Poppystamps team.

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With Christmas fast approaching, I thought it might be nice to share a card design that is fairly easy to mass produce and suits more than one occasion.

And what's more, as I've chosen to use the strong, bold silhouette of the Forest Stag I've been able to introduce a grunge element, too!

Want to know how it's made?

Here's a quick 'how to' guide...

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Start by applying ink to a scrap of card that is roughly this size and shape.

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Here are the colours you will be using.  I went back in with a finger dauber to add a little more shadow once I had the stag cut out.

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Cut out the Wooded Glen Landscape and trim it to size to fit your card front.

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Then, cut out the Simple Holly Vine Frame and a piece of black card that is a little taller and wider all 'round.

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Add the grunge element!  I'm using stamps from the Studio Blotter set.  Stamp first in Hickory Smoke, then add Delicata 'Brown Shimmer' just around the edges.

Assemble the card and add a few sequins.

It's as easy as that!

Whether you see this as a Christmas, Birthday or some other Winter occasion card is entirely up to you.

Which will it be, I wonder? 

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11/09/2018

Fri 09

Christmas Shaker Gift Tags
by Nadine Carlier

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Hello, Nadine here and this year I decided I wanted to make my own gift tags instead of buying them and since I love shaker cards I decided to make shaker tags. Poppystamps has so lots of tiny dies that fit perfectly inside of the Pinpoint Shaker Ornament die.

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I think these Tiny Fawns are one of my favorite dies. I just added a little ink to them to give them a little more dimension. 

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Of course, I also had to have a Santa's Sleigh in one of the shakers too.

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For my third shaker tag, I used the Whittle Snowman and Whittle Trees.

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 Want to know exactly how I created these shaker tags? Watch my video below...

Thank you so much for stopping by and happy crafting! 

Nadine

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10/25/2018

Thu 25

SENDING JOY!!!!
by Patty Tanúz

HOLA AMIGAS!!!!

Poppy diecuts and stamps are adorable!!!!!! I made a sweet card, with non traditional colors and look!!!! Sure you will love it!!!!!

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I think that Poinsettia is my favorite!!!! I add golden stars to the center, so elegant!!!!!!

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Look at these sweetnesses!!!! Baby Deers ohh my gosh, I love this!!!! jiji

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Have you seen the background of my card? I stamp snowflakes in the same colors as the Poinsettias!!!

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Do you love this cute card???? 

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 Thanks for stopping by!

Leave me a pretty message!!!! jiji

Kisses!!!!

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10/02/2018

Tue 02

Heartfelt Christmas Joy
by Nancy Penir

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Hi! It's my turn to bring you some Poppystamps inspiration, and I have a Christmas card with some of the fun new holiday dies.

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There are 3 frame dies that fit perfectly together. Here's what I did with them.

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1st from watercolor cardstock, I cut all 3 frame die cuts.

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I used my Zig Clean Color Pens to color the images inside the frames, but not coloring the frames themselves. Wetting the images with water first allows the colors to blend and bleed into each other, which is the effect I was going for.

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Once dry, the 3 frames were glued together and added to my watercolored background, that was flicked with white and aqua paint.

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I added some sheer shimmer spray and a few rainstones. It is a holiday card after all, and the more shimmer the better!

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Enjoy the rest of your week. Hope it's full of crafty goodness!

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09/29/2018

Sat 29

Simple Holiday Card
by Robin Tharaldson

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Not much goes according to plan in life and that's where I am with having all my holiday cards done by now! Our home renovation is going to take much longer than planned so I don't have much room to craft and I realize I was totally spoiled with my old craft room. Seed Snowflake Joy die to the rescue!! This die, from Poppystamps 2018 Holiday, has made my card making a snap!

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The die is one piece so it's EASY to use and cuts like butter! Not to mention the snowflake is beautiful! I can see using this die as a shaker (if you have time) or perhaps using silver glitter card stock behind; which is what I wanted to use but could not find my silver paper...magine that!

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The following video will show you how easy and quick this card was to put together!

 

Thanks for stopping by...

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09/22/2018

Sat 22

Merry Tags Card
by Robin Tharaldson

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My project for today is featuring more products from Poppystamps 2018 Holiday release! If you haven't checked out the new dies and stamps just click HERE! For my tags I used the stencil that comes with Pinpoint Snowflake Sidekick Frame die set! What a great addition and so many uses!! My tags are framed using the smallest die from Stitchwork Rectangle Frames die set. 

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I have once again created a card that uses an A-10 (business) format; just a different look and still uses a first class stamp! As long as it isn't too heavy or exceeds 1/4" thick, lol! This size lets you be really creative with composition and design!

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To finish my card I used Liquid Pearls to create the look of falling snow; I would much rather have just flicked some white paint, but we are still in the middle of a remodel and I can't find my white paint...along with a few other crafting necessities!

The following video will show you how this card goes together! 


Thanks for stopping by!

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09/16/2018

Sun 16

Believe in the Magic
by Jeanne Jachna

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I hope you're having a great weekend!  My favorite way to relax is with crafting.  When the dishes are put away and everyone is gone it's time to unwind.
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The holidays are right around the corner and I've got my mind on cards to send to family and friends.   Last year I was loving pink for snowy skies.. I think I'm leaning more toward purples this year!  
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I created a distress background of  Milled Lavender and Seedless Preserves Distress Ink.  I covered the entire panel in Milled Lavender and then went in around the edges with Seedless Preserves.  I splattered the panel with water, some watered down Seedless Preserves and some white ink.   Next I adhered the panel to my card base. 
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Next I die cut a white card stock panel with the Wooded Glen Landscape.  I ran it through my die cut machine a second time to cut out the Believe Fresh Script.  I adhered this white die cut panel to the distress ink panel.  To give it a finished look I added a die cut Pointed Rectangle Frame. 
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Now for the fun part.. embellishing!  I assembled a little Winter Cabin to add to the scene.  I added distress ink to the die cut to bring out the impression of the logs that the cabin is made of.
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I stacked circles of different sizes in shades of yellow for a big full moon.. and of course.. Santa's Sleigh!   Can you imagine some children inside the cabin waiting for his arrival?   I hope they're being very good! 
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A peaceful snowy scene that ALMOST has me wishing for winter..  almost.  LOL!  Have a great weekend! Jeanne Floral Signature copy

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09/15/2018

Sat 15

Poinsettia Joy
by Nancy Penir

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Hello, my Poppy friends! I'm up today with a card made with the new Mod Poinsettias. Three dies come in this set, 3 sizes, perfect for stacking.

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I cut the trio of blooms several times. Just to let you know, after cutting, I ran through my die cut machine again with my rubber pads to show the petal details.

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With Ranger's Festive Berries Distress Ink, I sponged on color. Heavier in the center, and touching the tips a bit stronger too.

I also inked a couple of die cuts in Lucky Clover for the leaves.

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Lots of stacked poinsettias with leaves and green rhinestones in different sizes.

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A simple joy sentiment popped up a bit with foam, from Poppy's Joy Outline die.

And another holiday card done! 

Hope you enjoyed today's post, and hope you're loving all the new holiday dies Poppystamps has for you!

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09/12/2018

Wed 12

Anything Goes Challenge Reminder
By Marybeth Lopez

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Hello! Marybeth here today! I am sharing  my card for the "Anything Goes Challenge"

I used Mistletoe and Holly stamp and die set from Poppystamps along with Playful Deer Stitched Frame

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I stamped my image using lightly  colored ink on watercolor cardstock. I colored with Zigbrush pens and water, after dried I cut the berries out.

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 I cut the deer and masked off the hill , to paint the deer.

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You can see the fine and chunky glitter on this closeup , also... last minute I added Glossy Accents.

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 I used some adhesive paper then added chunky  and fine white glitter. I cut the frame in kraft cardstock then added fun foam to the back. I never measure, just cut and fit scraps or you can recut a whole piece out of fun foam, it's  up to you.

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Thank you so much for the visit, don't forget to play along for a chance to win! Anything goes.

 

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09/09/2018

Sun 09

Peace Poinsettias
by Jeanne Jachna

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Jeanne here today!  I'm playing with the new Poinsettia Delights stamp set with coordinating dies.  I enjoy coloring stamped images and find it very relaxing, but around the holidays I just don't have time to color lots of images for cards....  there's too many other fun things to do!!    This technique adds loads of color without all the extra work. Here's a look at the card I'm sharing today!

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I started by stamping the images on colored paper.  I love poinsettias in all shades of reds - pink included!   I also stamped the foliage in different shades of green using colored ink on colored card stock. 

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The coordinating die cuts makes these easy to cut.  The window design dies make them easy to line up over the stamped images.  Just secure them in place with some removable tape - I used inexpensive washi. 

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Now for the fun part.. arranging the die cut flowers and leaves.  I like to use a sheet of heavy clear plastic (these were binder dividers) cut to the size of my card base.  The clear plastic allows me to pick up the arrangement and layer it over different colored backgrounds so it's easier to choose the color I like best!



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To add more interest to the background I cut the Double Stitch Rectangle Frames from turquoise card stock.  I adhered them to a panel of aqua paper before adhering the die cut stamped images. 

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The leaves are adhered to the card base while the flowers are adhered with adhesive foam tape for dimension.

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 Some colorful sequins add sparkle and shine and a simple "peace" sentiment cut from white card stock completes the card. 

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 It's absolutely merry and bright!   
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