Sun 03

Santa in the Chimney
by Marybeth Lopez

 

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Hi there! Happy December to you all! We are enjoying some beautiful weather here in California, I hope its beautiful by you too.  

Sharing a Christmas card with you today. I love these simple openings in the center of the card. I like to leave the sentiment for the inside.

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For this clean and simple I used the: Large Cute Window,Open Hillside and Santa Chimney all from Poppystamps .

I created the card pretty much the same way I always do. I layer with fun foam and sprinkle with glitter. 

The first picture is the most clear, seems when I add my watermark I lose the clarity of my photo.

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I layered the windowsill three times. The cardstock is watercolor paper from Hobby Lobby . 

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Thank you so much for stoping by and than you for all the past comment on my post. You are all so kind.

 

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Fri 01

PSC#39 - Anything BUT a Card!

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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 "Faerie Kingdom" is Juana Ambida

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The lucky winner of the draw (chosen by random number generator)  for the  monthly prize is T Lady Designs

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#39 ABC - Anything BUT a Card!   We're hoping you got all your holiday cards made in time!  This month we're looking for Anything BUT a Card!  We want to see how you put your papercrafting skills to work decking the halls!  Die cuts are wonderful for making garlands or tree ornaments, but pretty tags and treat boxes are welcome too!  Die cut felt to dress up stockings personalized for the whole family, or make a new family heirloom tree skirt.  Maybe you make  place cards for the holiday meal?  We'd love for you to share what you've been working on! 

Need a little inspiration?  Here's 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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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 December 29 to link up your design here!   We'll start a new challenge and announce the winner on January  1.   

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

 

 

Thu 30

Blog Blitz: Believe in the magic
by Patty Tanúz

Hola amigas!!!!!!

Today is the last day for comment in our Blog Blitz!!!!!! I am delighted with the new Poppy diecuts !!!! I use several, many of them!!! and I can present for you a beautiful  and traditional christmas card!!!!!!!!! Look!!!!! I'm in Love!!!!!!!

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I want this Christmas wreath for my little house!!!!!! jijiji

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The gingerbread people are my hit!!!!!! We have boy and girl!!!! You can cut their clothes in another color and paper!!!!! I'm follow in love!!!! jijiji

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Awwww and mini Santa???? It is a tenderness!!!! These diecuts are so small that you will love them!!!!!!

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Ohhh, I see my card and always I say a "Ohhhhhh" jajajaja

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Poinsettias are so pretty!!!!!!!

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Wich is you favorite die on this card???? I want to give away "Holiday Beards craft die" (Mini Santa), yes, only leave me a beautiful comment in my post!!!!! Good luck amigas!!!!!!!!!

The blog blitz runs from November 20-30, 2017. We'll be giving away a prize on every blog blitz post during this time.  To enter to win you need to leave a comment on ONLY the posts that you wish to enter.   To enter ALL the posts during the blog blitz you need to leave a comment on EACH ONE.   One person will be chosen at random from each of the posts during the blog blitz. Only one prize per person per blog blitz. We use random number generator to select winners from comments. You have until midnight US EST December 2 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will announced on this blog on December 5. Good Luck!  And LEAVE A COMMENT!! :)

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Wed 29

Gingerbread House Card
by Jennifer Svare

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Hello!  This fun gingerbread house card was made using the Classic Cottage die.  I used this die for Thanksgiving placeholders last week.  This is a similar idea with the trees and house, but just by switching to bright colors and turning it all into gingerbread, it's easy to create a card with a completely different look! This would also make a fun shaker card.

I love how the gingerbread boy and girl dies have so many options in the way they cut out into separate pieces.  I used the key lime and red gingham paper by Birchpress Design for the vest and dress.  

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I also wanted to show how cute the trees look over top of Birchpress Design's gingham paper.  I didn't use it for this project, but just had to show it!  There is transparent glitter paper over top:

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As part of this fun blog blitz, Poppystamps is giving away a prize on each post!  Enter by leaving a comment on the post with the prize you would like to win!  Enter several times by leaving comments on several posts.  This post's prize is the fabulous Tree Trunks die!

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Here's a video of how I made this card.  Thanks for stopping by, and will see you again soon!

 

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Tue 28

Poinsettia Mini
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Everybody!

We hope you are all enjoying our Holiday Blog Blitz and are finding beautiful ideas and inspiration along the way! Today, I am sharing a card that I have created with the beautiful Poinsettia Mini! Take a look!

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I began with a completely different idea, but let the card take the shape of its own, and I love the final result! I began by cutting out seven tiny Poinsettia Mini pieces out of shiny, red foil paper, and set them aside. Originally I had planned to add a lot of snowflakes and fairies, but then I thought about a Christmas greenhouse, warm and balmy and filled with poinsettias! Native to Mexico, the poinsettia carries symbolic religious meaning in many countries. Did you know that in the United States, December 12 is National Poinsettia Day?

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I used a handful of my favorite Poppystamps dies to create this sparkly card, and they all cut so well through thicker foil and glitter papers. I curled the leaves upward to add dimension, and mounted the tiny poinsettias with tiny bits of foam pop dots to raise them off the page just a touch. The centers are tiny silver pearls.

Our Blog Blitz runs from November 20 -30, so make sure you leave a comment on every day that you'd like to win! Today's prize is the Poinsettia Mini!

Thanks so much for joining us today!

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Mon 27

Blog Blitz Gingerbread Tag
by Robin Tharaldson

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Sadly Thanksgiving is a memory and we are on to the Christmas crunch!! I know I'm already behind so making a few cards here and there will hopefully help me out! Poppystamps has a new mini holiday release of 13 dies!  You can see them here in the Poppystamps store under the  2017 Winter Release title.  PLUS Poppystamps is having a Blog Blitz for this release!!  You could win BOTH the Gingerbread Boy and Girl die sets by commenting on my post today!!  More information about the Blog Blitz below!!

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My project for today is a tag card. I used Poppystamps Merry Christmas Tag as my main feature and added Gingerbread Boys and a Gingerbread Girl plus a pine bough with a festive red bow.  The Gingerbread kids have the cutest clothes and the Holiday Hats fit them perfectly!  To add their happy faces I used a white gel pen.Gingerbread Tag CU1 With Water

My video will show you how I created the snowfall background using Memory Box Tiny Dots Stencil and modeling paste! I added a silver dot to the center of the bow after I made the video; I thought it needed a little somethin' somethin' to finish the card!

 

 If you would like to win the Gingerbread Boy and Gingerbread Girl die sets, here is what you need to do! 

Poppystamps blog blitz runs from November 20-30, 2017. Poppystamps is giving away a prize on every BLOG BLITZ post during this time.  To win you must leave a comment on each post you wish to enter.  To enter ALL the posts during the blog blitz you need to leave a comment on EACH ONE.  One person will be chosen at random from each of the posts during the blog blitz. Only one prize per person per blog blitz.  A random number generator is used to select winners from comments. You have until midnight US EST December 2 to leave a comment on each and every post you wish to enter. Winners will be announced on this blog on December 5. Please leave a comment...it's the only way to win!!!

Thanks for stopping by today and check back for more inspiration from the Poppystamps Design Team!!

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Sat 25

Challenge Me A Christmas Card - Candles
by Jeanne Jachna

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I'm interrupting the blog blitz with a Christmas Card!  Poppystamps is sponsoring Michelle Lupton's Christmas Card Challenge and I thought you'd want to know about it.   Don't worry there is still a prize on this post! 
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Is it starting to feel like Christmas is just around the corner? In a panic and looking for ideas? Michelle Lupton from Handmade By Michelle blog is having a special event! Every day she has a different challenge - Michelle makes a card, and she asks one of her crafty friends to play along too. Some of the challenges are very unique and creative so you'll want to check it out! I got an easy one! The challenge Michelle and I are both playing along with today is "CANDLES"!  The Christmas candles that stand out the most in my mind  are the pink and purple ones on an advent wreath.   Each candle represents one of the four weeks before Christmas!  
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I started by die cutting a large POINTED OVAL FRAME die cut. I traced the outline on a card base and inked up everything outside the oval with Tumbled Glass distress ink . I wanted to placed three FORMAL CANDLES inside the oval, but I wanted to make them GLOW!   To achieve this effect I die cut a small circle from card stock.  I used this as a mask to ink up the glow.  I used Mustard Seed for the circle shape and then added Squeezed Lemonade for a soft glow.  I was very careful to stay inside the pencil marked oval.
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Next I added a slightly larger oval cut from gold and adhered it over the pencil drawn oval.   Next I adhered the candles and created a wreath from SMALL BLOOMING POINSETTIAS and WHISPY PINE NEEDLES.
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The finishing touch is flower center gems and a simple sentiment created by die cutting the MERRY CHRISTMAS SCRIPT  from gold glitter and fold foil paper and adhering them slightly off set.
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Want a chance to win one of the new 2017 Winter Release dies?  Just leave me a comment!  For a second chance to win visit Michelle's blog and comment there!  

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Sat 25

Christmas and the City
by Olga Direktorenko

Hello paper crafters and welcome back to another day of Blog Blitz by Poppystamps! Today's prize to win is the new Classic Cottage die set:

This set is meant to create a pretty little house but I am going to use it a bit differently to make a much bigger building and turn it into a Holiday card! Check out the video tutorial down below for a step by step guide:

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For a chance to win this die set simply comment on this post by December 2! 


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Fri 24

Christmas Gingerbread Blog Blitz
by Nancy Penir

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Poppy's having a Holiday Blog Blitz, and we have a couple of dies that you could win! Just leave a comment at the end of this 

post, and you could win these adorable gingerbread boy and girl!

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Each of these cuties comes with the body form and it's corresponding outfit. All set for you to decorate your gingerbread boy or girl. I cut mine from cork, which kinda reminded me of gingerbread. Also cut the cottage from cork.

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Shiny Snowflakes are another set I used for this card, and cut all 3 sizes from plain white cardstock.

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Thu 23

Christmas Winter Scene
by Marybeth Lopez

Happy Thanksgiving to al of you in the USA! I have so much to be grateful for, every year, this one even more !

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Hi there sweet crafty friends! Welcome to the November Blog Blitz.  

We are already deep into the busy Holiday season, with Christmas just a bit away. 

I made another clean and simple card using the darling Tiny Fawns and the new Large Window Cut Out ( thats the prize I am giving away today.  The window seal is layered 3 times , for the glitter background  I added a rectangle of double sided sticky paper then glittered it that give a nice even patch of glitter .Download-1

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Many years ago I made a birch tree card, to make the branches I stamped a sentiment on top of them in a light grayish color to mock the lines on the real trees. That is what did on the Tree Trunks from Poppystamps 

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Here is a larger  picture of the stamped trees.

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I used Masters Touch watercolor paper from Hobby Lobby ( I get a lot of questions  about that) Don't forget all you have to do is leave a comment for a chance to with the Large Window Cut Out Die 1970.

The Blog Blitz 20th-30th November So you have plenty of time to leave comments . Hugs and Blessing to you all!

Thanks for the visit today .

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