Friday, December 22, 2017

Merry Christmas!! ~ Power Poppy

Merry, Merry Christmas creative friends!!  This can be a hectic time of year, especially for those of us with a creative gene, because we feel we need everything to be extra special since that is one of our gifts.  It's no different with the cards I make.  I'm always trying my best with my coloring or design.  That doesn't mean they always turn out to my standards, but the striving is there.

Designing for Power Poppy is a tremendous blessing to me.  Marcella is a gem!!! Which is obvious from any post of hers that you read.  She encourages, supports, delights, and just spreads joy wherever she is.  And let me tell you, the entire design team is just as special!  Each one blessed with their own unique personality and style. 

I have so many treasured memories of this year (like our DT gathering in Missouri this summer...minus our dear, dear Kathy), along with my personal memories, but I'm here today to share a few of my favorite Christmas cards.  I have two from this year, and two from last year to share.

I don't know what it is about this Winter Wonderland card (could be the bright blue...turquoise is my favorite color), but in spite of the cool colors, it feels warm to me.  And the Double Gatefold was fun and quite the challenge.  I also just adore this image!  It is a delight to color and is so versatile!

Here is a look at it opened up.

My second favorite this year is quite the opposite of my first.  It is very clean and simple!  I just loved the sweet little stocking image from the Snow Kissed set.


Next up is a card I made last year using Holly Golightly!  I have to admit, that holly sprig gets used A LOT!!!  It is definitely one of my "go-to's".  I also just adore the sweet little tag!

Lastly, is this A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E snow globe from one of last years sets called Snowglobe Greeting.

There's a lot of dimension to this card!  The backgrounds are embossed, and the snowglobe base is burnished and popped up in the center to give a curved feel.  I also added some liquid applique to the snow, and some acetate to the front, as well as some layers to the image.  Told you there was a lot of dimension.  ;)

Sorry if I got carried away a bit with 4 cards!  But Marcy's images are just so incredible!  I can hardly help myself!!  

If you haven't already, be sure to stop at the other Bloom Brigade Blogs!  I don't know how any of these gals are going to pick a favorite of theirs, because, in all honesty, every single one of their creations is incredible!!

Power Poppy
Allison Cope
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Julie Koerber
Kathy Jones
Katie Sims
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker---you are here

Hope you have fun hopping along, and that your Christmas season and New Year are full of blessings!!

Wishing you all much love and the Merriest of Christmases!!
  Happy Stamping!

Friday, December 8, 2017

Glitter House Village Gift Card Holder ~ Power Poppy

Hello my creative friends!!!  Have you seen Stacy's Gift Card Holder Tutorial on Day 2 of our Power Poppy 12 Days of Christmas?!?!?  If not, click HERE.  It is so cute, easy, and is the perfect way to package a sweet little gift card.  She inspired me to make mine, but I wanted to make a different shape.  So instead of creating folds, I diecut an extra piece to make the pocket on the inside.  I used Spellbinders' Labels 11 Grand dies for the of this gift card holder.  I wanted to go a bit more graphic, so I used the rays of light from Power Poppy's Glitter House Village set.  I stamped them with Versamark while the cardstock was still in the die, and embossed them with Silver Embossing Powder.  I then added some Silver Moondust Crystal Drops (Nuvo) to fill in the spaces.  The sentiment was stamped with Onyx Black Versafine using my Misti for perfect placement.

For the inside, I diecut another piece using the Grand 11 die diecut an oval, and then embossed it.  I then took some silver cardtock and diecut it also with the Grand Labels 11 die, laid the white diecut piece over it, lined up my oval so I could have a matted edge, and diecut it too.  Lastly, I added a tag on the inside with a sentiment from one of last years Christmas sets called Simple Joys.  It fit perfectly in the Style Nouille Tag frame (Spellbinders).

We'd love to see what you come up with after being inspired by a project from our Power Poppy 12 Days of Christmas.  Just link your project HERE, and you will be entered to win a $50 Power Poppy Shopping Spree.  Easy Peasy, and the prize is fantastic!!

Thanks for stopping by.  Be sure to check out what creative idea Cindy has in store for you on the Power Poppy Blog.  And then, check out Julie and Stacy's blogs for some more Holiday inspiration!

  Happy Stamping!!

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Power Poppy 12 Days of Christmas ~ Gift Bag Topper

I'm sharing a new Gift Bag with a Topper, over on the Power Poppy Blog today!  I used three fabulous Power Poppy sets to create a charming Holiday package.  Head on over there to find out all  the details, and how you can have a chance to win a $50 Power Poppy Shopping Spree!!

  Happy Stamping!

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