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Joy in the Forest
by Kim Singdahlsen

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There are so many amazing products in the 2022 Christmas release. Without a doubt, I'll end up using everything in it - but I'm always drawn to "joy" for the holidays so the big Stacked Joy was the first thing I wanted to use.  And there are two other new items on this card because how perfect is the Sunbeam Frame for a joy-themed card and then I created a forest around it using the snowy Iced Pine Trees.

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Since I had a forest theme, I needed to add some forest animals so I pulled out all the "baby" animals that I could find.  The little fawn is from the Whittle Forest Reindeer Kit, the bird from Whittle Birds and the hedgehog from the Whittle Hedgehog Duo. Look how cute and happy they look in the sparkly scene.

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The star is actually by Memory Box but it is the best Star of Wonder out there. And of course, the  gorgeous glitter papers are from Memory Box pads (but they are available at Poppystamps). 

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This card was fun from beginning to end - a lot of joy and glitter, snowy trees, a sparkly star and charming whittles!! I hope I have given you some ideas for the fabulous new Christmas products!Kim Floral Signature copy

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Holiday Wreath
by Tiffany Pryce

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Hey Poppystamps friends! Tiffany here with more holiday inspiration for you. Today, I'm featuring items from the newest release for an easy Christmas card. There aren't many steps, so let's dive in!

First, I hot foiled a piece of Hammermill cardstock with the Leaf and Tendril Hot Foil Plate. I used silver glimmer hot foil. The smoother the paper, the better for hot foiling and the Hammermill cardstock worked perfectly. I trimmed this panel down to 5 x 3.75 inches, added a few layers of scrap cardstock for dimension, and added it to an A2 card base. 

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Next, I die cut the Pine Needle Shoots many, many times from two shades of green cardstock. I also die cut the berries from the Layered Holly Leaf Trio from pink cardstock. This step took the longest as it took several layers of the largest to mid size pine needles to fill this large wreath. After all of the die cutting, I arranged my wreath by interlocking the pine needles into a circle shape. Arranging the pine needles also took a little fiddling. Once the arrangement was finished, I used Press'N'Seal to pick up the entire wreath, add glue to the back, and adhere to the card front. To embellish the wreath, I added glitter brush marker to each berry and white pen detail around the wreath to mimic a little snow.

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Lastly, I worked on the sentiment. I die cut the Joy Freestyle Script from vellum and silver foil cardstock. I added the sentiment mid-wreath with liquid glue. I hope you enjoyed this card and are inspired to try something similar. Have a great weekend!

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Holly and Joy
by Janet Katz

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It was hard to decide where to start with the new Poppystamps  Holiday Release. There are so many fantastic and flexible dies to choose from, as well as one great stamp set. I finally settled on something simple, the humble Layered Holly Branch die set. I used two colors of green cardstock, a light and a dark. I ran the single die through with each color and it gave me two branches and two sets of leaf accents. There are seven items that come out of the die: a branch with leaves and six "accent" leaf halves (I don't know what to call these). It's easy to see which accents belong to which leaves because they have the exact same etched pattern as the leaf they belong to.
 
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I cut two branches and accents out of the light green and two out of the dark green. I assembled the branches with liquid glue and adhered three onto my 4" x 5.25" kraft cardstock panel. I had a fourth branch that I cut up so I could use it on the corners in small amounts. There are no holly berries that come with this die, so I used the holly leaf and berry die that comes with the Cabin Snowglobe Pop Up Easel die. I cut out 11 berries (the die cuts 3 at a time) and glued them in place to provide a nice red accent all over.
 
Next, I used the new Joy Freestyle Script die set with red for the shadow, and white cardstock for the word. I assembled the two pieces and them popped them up with foam adhesive on my panel.
 
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I used scissors and cleanly cut off all the holly branches that were hanging off my panel. Finally, I popped the panel up off a kraft card base with foam adhesive.
 
I'm sure I'll be making some flashier Christmas cards in the near future, but I liked starting with simple. If you make handmade cards at this time of year, will they be complicated or simple?

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Winter Wishes: Two Cards
by Tiffany Pryce

Hey friends and welcome back to the blog! Tiffany here, and I'm sharing two cards today. Both cards are an ode to winter and can be used for holiday cards or generic winter well wishes. If you're like me, you're still working on your holiday card stash. I'm looking for designs that are easy to make, but still impactful and pretty. Using the new Poppystamps holiday release fits the bill! If you haven't seen the gorgeous new products, head over to the shop after reading. Hopefully I can inspire you with these easy to make card designs.

CARD 1:

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Start with a panel of smooth white cardstock trimmed to 5.25 x 4 inches. Ink blend three blues around the edges of the panel leaving a sort of highlight area for to bring the focal to the bears. Splatter the panel with clean water, diluted blue dye ink, and liquid glitter. Lastly, I used a white paint pen to dot around the panel.

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Next, die cut snowflakes using the Snowflake Flurry Collage die. Keep the whole snowflakes for use on the inside of the card. Back the panel with a piece of glitter cardstock from the Glitzy Glitter paper pad. Adhere to an A2 card base.

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Die cut the adorable polar bears from the Whittle Polar Bears die. Die cut them a few times for dimension. The top layer uses matte white cardstock from the Polished Foil paper pad.

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Inside the card, stamp a sentiment from Wintertime Sentiments stamp set. Around it, adhere the snowflakes you saved.

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My second card is another sentiment-less winter card. Don't you love the warm and cozy vibes of the holidays?! The new Whittle Cocoa with Whip is perfect!

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First, I adhered patterned paper from the Christmas Jolly paper pack to an A2 card base. I love the traditional colors with the twist of mint. Next, I die cut the Whittle Cocoa with Whip a couple times so it had dimension. I die cut the whip from white cardstock and lightly ink blended some brown ink on the side. I added liquid glitter on top. The cup was from red cardstock and again, I ink blended brown ink to add shading. Brown ink on red cardstock makes a deeper shade of red versus using a dark red ink. I also die cut two layers of the Snowflake Loop and adhered them together. I used the snowflake to die cut layers from white and gold cardstock.

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I adhered all of the components together on the card front.

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Inside the card, I used the negative piece of paper that I cut the individual snowflake from to create my own stencil. I ink blended several mint colored snowflakes. The sentiment is stamped from the Wintertime Sentiments stamp set.

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Hope you enjoyed these cards and I'll see you next time. Happy Sunday!

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Cabin Snowglobe with a twist!
by Sphoorti

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So, it turns out that I'm not quite done with the winter, the snow, or the Cabin Snowglobe Die Set. When the Whittle Rainbow Unicorn Kit craft die was release in January, I had an idea to use components of it with the Cabin Snowglobe Pop Up Die Set that was released in the 2021 Holiday Release. I was finally able to implement it!

Here's how I made it...

Do you guys remember my post from January: The Glitzy and Pastelly Rainbows? Well, I had a couple of glitzy rainbows left over that I saved, and so step 1 = complete!

Then, I took the Whittle Rainbow Unicorn Kit craft die set and cut out the unicorn and his fabulous wings and hair and horn with silver cardstock, and his body with just plain white cardstock. I colored his nose and mouth area with a gray copic marker. I stacked a bunch of diecuts to give him some dimension and sturdiness. (Somehow I still managed to break his neck - not sure if you can tell from the pictures. Poor guy).

 

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Anyway, after I was done putting him together, I cut out all the components of the Cabin Snowglobe Pop Up Die Set with white and silver cardstock. The globe portion at the top - I cut out from cardstock on which I applied double sided adhesive so that I could sprinkle the Diamond Dust for the sparkly goodness, because what's a unicorn without sparkle?

 

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I put the glittery background all the way in the back and then layered the hills in the front, and foam mounted the rainbow. I used some stickles glitter along the hills for some added dimension. And then I put the unicorn dude at the forefront of it all. What do you guys think?

 

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I felt like there was enough going on and did not want to add more. Do let me know how you feel about a card without a sentiment. Hope you still liked it!

 

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Thoughts? Questions? Epiphanies? Please do let us know! We love to hear from you! Thank you for sticking with me through the end of the post! 

P.S. Special shoutout to Patricia Howarth and Nancy Yoder and all others who leave sweet comments on our posts. The application doesn't allow us to reply individually / notify you with our responses, so wanted to give you a shoutout here. Please know that your comments are not unnoticed, and they make my day. Thank you so much for the love and encouragement.

Sincerely, and with lots of love,

Sphoorti

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Snowflake Corner
by Candice Crawford

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Hey there crafty friends, Candice here, back on the Poppystamps blog with another winter themed card. Today's card features the Poppystamps Snowflake Corner Frame die and the Winter Sentiments stamps set. 

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The snowflake corner frame die is perfect for making shaker cards. I simpley die cut the frame from white cardstock. Then I took my new favorite die set, the scalloped stich frames die and cut it from blue and white cardstock. I layered the blue frame side the white scalloped piece then layered the snowflake frame insde the blue frame. The alternating colors are so striking. 

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Once all of the layeres were in order I adhered them togehter with scotch tape. I cute a simple rectangle from acetate using the double stich rectangles frames die and adhered the acetate to the layered frame with liquid adhesive.

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Next, with 3M foam tape I lined the frame. On the white card base, I stamped the sentiment Happy Winter Wishes to you in versafine onyx black ink and set it a side to dry. Lastly I added some silver sequins to the center of the card and then adhered my layered frame with acetate window to the stamped white cardbase. 

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