Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Plaid is Rad: Happy Holiday Poinsettia

 One last card for the Plaid is Rad Challenge, over at the Poppystamps blog.

Lezlye's beautiful card with the white glitter Christmas trees, uses a fabulous paper from Basic Grey released a few years ago.  It's one of my all time favorites, so I chose to feature that print, and dress it up.

I've been itching to use the Holiday Poinsettia die that I won! When Poppystamps has a release, they give you an opportunity to win one of their amazing dies with each blog post.

This poinsettia die has just the punch needed to make the focal point sing The perfect accompaniment  is the  Fancy Happy Holiday die, cut from black glitter paper. (I really need to do something about my poor photographic space. Shine just isn't an element of my photos, and what's Christmas without shine?!) The plaid from Authentic had the cute musical border which I die cut.

I included a pic of this card on it's side, because when folks pick it up, they always put it down that way. I prefer the sentiment in the vertical orientation. Which way do you like it?

Now to post these, and see what the rest of you have been up to. If you like what you see, please leave me a comment; it will make my day. Happy Thanksgiving and may your holidays be filled with creativity and cheer.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Plaid is Rad: Happy Holiday Trees

Here is a second entry for Poppystamps' November Challenge: Plaid is Rad.  I'm mad about plaid, so I whipped up three cards for this challenge. This is my second card.

Using my Stitched Evergreen Cutouts die (it's still on sale over at the store), I moved the die several times to vary where the trees fell in each row. After the trees were cut, I embossed the dots with a folder, and backed each tree with coordinating papers from a Christmas pad with small patterns. Poppystamp's' "stitched cutout" dies are a blast because there are so many different ways to lay them out, You also have all those cute little cut out trees to use on another card.

 The  Happy Holidays die is a Poppystamps beauty, and I cut it out of turquoise glitter paper and made it three layers deep for some dimension. (The close-up to the left is so you can tell there really is plaid  in the trees.)

If you enter a card, you could win the "Home for the Holidays Wreath" die. Happy crafting!

Plaid is Rad: Snowy Christmas

Hi all. If you are here, chances are you have come from Poppystamp's November Challenge"Plaid is Rad". (If you're a follower, bless your fuzzy heart. You're also may be wondering who I am, since two years have passed since my last post. Time to get back on the horse.)

Poppystamps has become one of my go-to sources for great dies and an inspiring design team. I just love plaids at Christmas time, so this month's challenge was for me.
Stitched Snowflake Cutouts is a recent acquisition (and it's still on sale for a steal). 

I cut the cream panel twice with this die, and inlaid the snowflakes with gold and green foil paper. The photo to the right is an attempt to show how beautiful the foiled papers are when die cut. It's a knock-out in person. To shake it up a bit, I let the plaid from the background show through in a few spots.

The plaid is a Debbie Mumm paper from JoAnn, and the lovely script "Christmas" is a die from Papertrey.

Thanks for visiting, and I'll be visiting you soon.
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