261 posts categorized "Winter"

Challenge Reminder - Polar Bear Hugs
by Jeanne Jachna

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Hi Friends!  I'm sharing my card today that I made for the February Poppystamps Challenge.  This month it's all about Me & You!   We're looking for projects (it doesn't have to be a card) for your special someone.  You can make a Valentine, or maybe a project sharing something that you love doing together like looking at the stars! 

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My card features the Whittle Polar Bears in a snowy scene that comes together quick with an ombre Distress Ink Background.  Here's how it came together...

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I always start my cards by laying out the images on a piece of clear plastic the size of my card base.  I like that I can pick up the entire arrangement and lay it over different color backgrounds (and believe me I moved it several times) until I find one that I like best, commit, and adhere it in place.

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I like to get the most I can out of my die cuts.  For the little hearts on the card I used the negative cut outs from two different background panels so I got a bunch of different size hearts.  For the "moon" I used a circle die - a punch would work just as well.   These are also great ways to use up some of your cardstock scraps.

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I use a cosmetic brush to apply the Distress Ink - this time I used Kitsch Flamingo and Picked Raspberry.    I think this is the best way to blend, but you still might get some darker lines from the brush.  If you splatter the panel with water, some watered down darker shade of ink, and/or some white ink/or acrylic paint) these lines won't be noticeable at all.

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I added "rosy" cheeks to the bears with a soft pink marker.  You could also color the nose and add a google eye if your feeling like you need more details.

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I appreciate you stopping by to say hi!  I hope you find some time to make today!
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Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"



Slimline Adelaide Snowflakes Card
by Sphoorti



Hello Poppy Peeps!


It's Sphoorti, and I only have one card for you today, and it's such an easy one to make - you can whip it up in 30 minutes, tops!


I started off with the 2531 Adelaide Snowflakes craft die and cut some silver mirror, copper mirror, silver glitter, and gold glitter card stocks from the Glitter and Mirror pad assortments Poppystamps has.




I took a card base long enough to fit the five snowflakes and adhered the gorgeous snowflakes in a staggered fashion along the x-axis.




I hot foiled PSF808 Modest Greetings 2 on some white card stock with copper colored foil and chose the "You are the best" sentiment from it. I matted the sentiment with some silver glitter card stock.





I had some glitter washi tape that slightly matched one of the snowflakes, so I lined the card base with it along the top and bottom edges.




And you know what? That was it! So easy, yet so elegant and festive!


Thoughts? Questions? Epiphanies? I'd love to hear from you! Thank you for visiting! See you soon!




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Challenge Reminder PSC# 100 Let It Snow
by Candice Crawford


Happy Wednesday crafty friends! Its that time of the month to remind you all of our monthly challenge. This month's theme is Let it Snow. 

This time of year all that glitters is snow!  We're looking for projects celebrating winter. This could be either a snowy scene, or keeping cozy by the fire with a warm cuppa, or maybe a winter birthday!  Your project can be for any occasion and is not limited to cards.  We welcome home decor, page layouts, tags and everything in between!  It's your choice, just be sure to use at least one Poppystamps image (stamp or die) on your project! 

Need a little more motivation to play along? 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  January 29 to link up your design here! We'll start a new challenge and announce the winners on  February 1!!    

Thanks for joining us! We can't wait to see what you make!



The card I created for the challenge this month a very glitter and full of the snow theme. I used the new Diamond Snowflake Oval Frame and the new Whittle Polar Bears die sets for the focal points on my card. I cut the frame from white glitter cardstock and the Polar Bears from plain white carstock where I colored there noses with my Copic Makers. 


The background was created with my Distress Oxide inks in Speckled Egg, Broken China and Chipped Sapphire. For the sentiment on the card I heat embossed it with Silver Embossing powder using the Christmas Sparkle Stamp set. 


I really like how this card came together. It looks absolutely stunning an glittery in real life. I hope you too enjoyed today's Challenge Project and found inspiration. There is still time to join the challenge to win a prize. Until next time crafters....Happy Crafting! 

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I Love You Deerly
by Meghan Kennihan

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Hi Crafty Friends,
I created a winter scene using the Whittle Forest Reindeer Kit and Adelaide Snowflakes Dies. This kit is perfect for winter and masculine cards.

Make Crafty Friends Q & A:
Q: What is your favorite animal for masculine cards?
A: Me? Bears

Final_2 (2)I started my card with a sheet of paper from the Stormy Blue 6x6 Paper pad and splattered it with Copic White and gold paint. I die cut 5 of the snow mounds from the kit to create a forest floor covered in snow then I added the trees in green plaid and basic forest green. I finished the card with the cute little deer and snowflakes in the sky.

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There's No Place Like a Winter Home
by Meghan Kennihan

Final_7Hi Crafty Friends,
This is your reminder to join the Poppy Stamps Let it Snow Challenge #100. I have a beautiful winter house for you today featuring the Winter House Pop Up Easel Dies to inspire you to join. This die set makes it so easy to create gorgeous homes for any season but since it's winter here in Chicago, I made a snow covered house in cool colors.

Make Crafty Friends Q & A:
Q: Do you have a winter or summer home where you go on vacation?
A: Me? No, but when I win lotto I will :)

Final_8I used the winter colors from the Stormy Blues 6x6 Paper pad for my house and glitter paper from the Majestic Hues 6x6 pad for the background so that the window sparkle.


I finished my card with a great sentiment for a new home owner or someone that is moving. Join Challenge #100 Let it Snow! here!

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Cocoa and Warm Socks
by Kim Singdahlsen

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The challenge for this month is Let It Snow and what could be better on a snowy day than hot cocoa and warm socks!

291898570_3574949362731399_121962730055252665_nThe Whittle Cocoa with Whip die and those delicate Adelaide Snowflakes were part of the 2022 Christmas release.  I didn't use the mug at all during the Christmas season and I only used those gorgeous snowflakes once but I refused to stash them away until I played with them. So as I was thinking about the Let It Snow challenge and then remembered that perfect sentiment with cocoa and warm socks, I knew it was meant to be!

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I used the Delicate Pastel Glitter pad for the snowflakes picking a soft orange, yellow and pink.  Then I kept the mug simple because I wanted those sparkly snowflakes to shine. I didn't want it totally plain so I saw the perfectly sized heart in the brand new Heartfelt Pinpoint Frame.  Not that anyone would get the entire frame for one little heart - but it's a fantastic die and I already have a card ready for next week using the whole frame (and maybe a charming panda!)

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I was a little stuck on what to do with the background. I thought it needed more than just white but I didn't want it to overwhelm the snowflakes.  I love this trios of blues from the Fresh Aqua pad so I decided on simple stripes. I cut two and while I was cutting the last one, the two stripes that were sitting on my card moved into a diagonal direction and I decided to listen to the message they were sending me!  What a happy accident! The diagonal stripes give me the feeling of blowing snow!

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If you are looking out your window and seeing snow - I hope you have your warmest socks on and a fresh mug of hot cocoa in your hands!  And if you are crafting - think about playing along with our Let It Snow challenge!Kim Floral Signature copy