167 posts categorized "Winter"

01/09/2019

Wed 09

Starry Night with Poppystamps
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Everyone!

We are so happy you could join us today! We have got SO MUCH going on at Poppystamps this month, you won't want to miss a thing! But first, are you playing along with our January challenge, Starry Night? All you have to do is create a card or project using at least one Poppystamps die or stamp, and link it up over on our challenge blog! You might be selected as this month's winner!

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Take a look at how I was inspired by a Starry Night!

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I created a cozy home, right after Christmas, nestled in the snowy north woods! I even created a background using a brand new technique (at least for me)!

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I have been creating cards using alcohol inks for a while, which is so much fun, and would work nicely with this Starry Night card too. The background panel on the left was created with alcohol inks dripped and then blended on YUPO paper. The panel on the right was created with copic markers! Just select your favorite shades and scribble them across the YUPO, then blend with a little alcohol blending solution and a sponge in a swirly motion. I used the darker blue panel as the night sky for my Starry Night card.

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We'd love to see what you'll create, and how you will be inspired by a Starry Night!

Thanks so much for dropping by today, and be sure to come back again tomorrow! 

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01/01/2019

Tue 01

PSC#52 Starry Night

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Welcome to the Poppystamps Challenge!  We're so happy you've stopped by and we sure hope you'll join us!  On the first of the month we announce a new Poppystamps Challenge  with a central theme.  The design team will provide samples for inspiration and you can play along through the end of the month for your chance to win.

The winner of our blog badge for last month's challenge Merry & Bright is Ionabunny!

The lucky winner of the draw (chosen by random number generator) for the monthly prize is Bonnie Klass!

Please contact me (jeanne) at poppychallenge@gmail.com to claim your prize.

Want to play? 

The rules are simple - just create a project following the theme, use at least one Poppystamps image or die, and link it up here.  The design we love best will receive our winner badge to proudly display on their blog, and one lucky random winner will receive a prize.  You don't have to have a blog to play.  You can link to any on line gallery.   In fairness to other players, we reserve the right to remove entries that do not use at least one Poppystamps image.   We ask that you link a maximum of  3 entries to each challenge.   You are welcome to link your design to other challenges.  Grab our badge to post on your blog post or side bar!

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PSC#52 - Starry Night.  The theme words can bring to mind the calm and quiet of a winter's night or the bold bright energy of a shining star.  We're looking for projects that include a star this month.   Just be sure to include at least one Poppystamps image (die cut, stencil, or stamp) on your project.

Need a little inspiration?  Here are some samples from our design team.  Want a closer look?   No worries.. we'll be featuring these projects on Wednesdays throughout the month so you can see how each project was created.

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Thinking Of You Card by Nadine Carlier using Poppystamps

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Now it's your turn!  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 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! 

 

12/24/2018

Mon 24

Christmas Eve Ride

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Can you believe it's almost Christmas?  Santa rides tonight!    When I was young we'd visit my Grandmother every Christmas Eve.   I remember the the news coming on and the announcer telling us that Santa was spotted in our area.  I'd look out the car window searching the starry sky for just a glimpse!   Is anything more magical?

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The background is a simple distress ink panel.    I added a snow Stitched Hill with a stamped sentiment to the bottom half of the card.  Tree Trunks are tucked in behind the hill and layered yellow circle die cuts are tucked under the tree trunks.   Stanta's Sleigh is cut from black card stock to create a silhouette as he flies across the moon.

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The Poppystamps die cut houses are easy to assemble.  They all come in three layers.  The bottom layer I cut from yellow to create a glow of light coming from inside the homes.  The next layer is the curtain color.  Lastly the exterior house color is stacked on top.  There are accent pieces included to embellish the houses with colorful roofs and chimneys.

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I added some glossy accents sprinkled with ultra fine crystal glitter to look like paths leading from the homes.   I love adding little details to scenes to help bring them to life. 
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Wishes from me to you for a wonderful Christmas! 
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Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"

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12/21/2018

Fri 21

Whittle Winter Owl
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Everyone!

We are so glad you could drop by today and take a look at this cute little Whittle Owl! All of the little characters in our Whittle collection are so much fun to mix and match to create beautiful winer scenes. Today, our little grey Whittle owl sits high on the Swaying Birch, way up on the mountainside of the Mountain Hills Plate.

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This card was so much fun to make too! I had a few alcohol inks on hand, but I didn't have any shades of blue, until just the other day! I was so excited to create this card, with the evening sky, and the last bit of the sun dipping down behind the mountain.

To begin, I used YUPO paper and only 3 inks, a shade of pink, a shade of purple, and a shade of blue. I dripped the inks across the paper, then took a cotton ball with just a little bit of blending solution, and gently "wiped" the paper left to right until I achieved the results I wanted. The fun part about using alcohol inks on YUPO paper is the way you can control this chaotic burst of color. You can create swirls, stripes, loops, waves, puddles, just by blending and pushing the ink in different patterns.

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While my YUPO panel was drying, I cut out the Mountain Hills Plate in white and green, then layered them to give just little bits of green peeking out under the white to look like snow. I then cut the Swaying Birch and the Whittle Owl in dark and light grey, then put it all together!

 

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The alcohol inks and YUPO give the background a beautiful, saturated burst of color against crispy white snow, but this design would work in so many different backgrounds too. You could use oxide inks to create a galaxy or northern lights background, or watercolors, or even solid color card stock to create a night sky.

Thanks so much for joining us today!

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12/15/2018

Sat 15

Be Jolly
by Jeanne Jachna

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Jeanne here today!  I hope you're enjoying all the beauty of the holiday season.  I love playing with Poppystamps dies... it doesn't matter if you love Clean and Simple or like to add as many as you can to make a scene like I did today!  Poppystamps has something for EVERYBODY!

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I started with a simple background.  I adhered the Diamond Background die from red card stock to a soft pink panel. Next I adhered the largest Double Stitch Rectangle Frame cut from white card stock to the panel to give it a finished look.  After trimming off the excess (the frame is smaller than the background die)  I adhered the completed panel to a card base.
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The largest Jar die was cut from baby blue card stock.  I cut the Tree Line Hill die from white card stock, and then cut it again using the Jar die so it would layer perfectly when I attached them together. 
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All that was left was embellishing!  I created a floral to adorn the jar using the Mod Poinsettias, Holly Leaf Branch, and Perfect Pine Needles.  A gem adorns the center of the layered poinsettia flower.
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I added a Wilderness Moose to the scene.  He's trecking across the frozen landscape.  A bitty Circle Basics die makes a sun.  And a simple "Be Jolly" sentiment in red coordinates perfectly with the background.

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I hope you find some time to make today!  Hugs!

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Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"

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12/12/2018

Wed 12

Challenge Reminder: CAS Christmas Card
by Nadine Carlier

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Hello, Nadine here again today with a reminder to enter in the Merry & Bright December challenge! We are looking for projects that make the holidays your favorite time of year. For me, it is the "Joy" of the season so I made a CAS Joy Christmas card. Hope it inspires you to give it a try.

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I used the Seed Snowflake Joy Craft Die for the main focal point on my card.

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I then used the Seed Snowflake Outline Die as an accent behind the letters.  The Tidings Of Joy Clear Stamp set works perfectly with Seed Snowflake Joy Die to create the sentiment for my card.

The rules are simple and you could win a gift card to the Poppystamps store!! For all the details click HERE!  I can't wait to see what you create for this challenge!

See you next time!
Nadine

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12/11/2018

Tue 11

Northern Holiday
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Everyone!

We are so happy you could drop by for a visit! Snowy December is certainly here, so today I am sharing a snowy winter scene! Take a look at this Northern Holiday!

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I started by creating a background of blended distress oxide inks spritzed with water for a soft, fuzzy look. I have fallen in love with our collection of whittle animals, so I used this adorable Whittle Fox against the soft white of thicker watercolor paper. I think he really stands out. Add a few stars from the All Star Collage and you have a sweet winter scene.

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Thanks so much for joining us today!

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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

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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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