TGCDT January 2020 Blog Hop - Pretty Poppy Palooza!

Christmas Luminaries

Welcome to the January Blog Hop. The Gentlemen Crafters Design Team is a group of male independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the globe, and we share what we love every 2nd Friday of the month. Make sure you check out the rest of the Design Team’s creative projects from the photo links at the end of this post.

I was in love with the poppies the moment I got a sneak peek of the new January-June Mini Catalogue at On Stage in Edmonton.  It was the very first full suite I budgeted for on my pre-order because of it's vibrant colours and gorgeous designer paper - Stampin' Up! you have outdone yourself this time!

I have been playing with this suite for over a month now, and I have over 50 totally different designs already, and no end in site. This is such a diverse suite, I know it will stay in my collection for a very long time!  I understand everyone won't be able to, or won't want to buy everything in the suite, so I decided I would show you three cards this month - one made only using the Painted Poppies stamp set and paper, one using only the Peaceful Poppies designer series paper and one with a little strip of the DSP, but focusing on the Peaceful Moments poppy dies.  All three cards are beautiful and each one shows that you can use just one part of the suite to make great cards.     

BEGINNER CARD - Stamping only
  • - Crushed Curry card base measuring 4.25" x 11" - scored at 5.5"
  • - Strip of Whisper White measuring 5.25" x 2.5"
  • - Strip of Old Olive measuring 5.25" x 3/8"
  • - Inside card matte - Whisper White measuring 5.25" x 4" 
  • - Ink: Tuxedo Black, Old Olive & Crushed Curry
  • - Colouring Tools: Light Mango Melody & Light Pumpkin Pie Blends
  • - Flowers accented with a Wink of Stella pen

  • - Merry Merlot card base measuring 8.5" x 5.5" - scored at 4.25"
  • - Front matte piece from Peaceful poppies DSP measuring 4" x 5.5"
  • - Sentiment matte punched with the Story Label punch from Merry Merlot
  • - Sentiment piece punched with the Story Label punch from Whisper White
  • - Red rhinestones from Holiday Rhinestones Basic Jewels 
  • - Inside card matte - Whisper White measuring 5.25" x 4" 
  • - Ink: Merry Merlot

ADVANCED CARD - Stamping, DSP Layering & Die Cuts
  • - Rich Razzleberry card base measuring 8.5" x 5.5" - scored at 4.25"
  • - Strip of Whisper White measuring 2.75" x 5.5"
  • - Front matte piece from Peaceful poppies DSP measuring 2.5" x 5.5"
  • - Sentiment strip in Whisper White die cut with Ornate Frames die
  • - 3D poppies cut with Peaceful Moments dies from Merry Merlot, Poppy Parade & Basic Black
  • - 3D leaves cut with Peaceful Moments dies from Old Olive & Mossy Meadow
  • - Inside card matte - Whisper White measuring 5.25" x 4" 
  • - Ink: Merry Merlot

You Could Win These Projects

If you join my Email Newsletter today, I'll enter you in this month's draw for a set of poppy cards I made in my video.  Congratulations to Lena Beck - Cumberland BC, Shelby Lavrack - Saginaw MI and Linda Kulka - Edmonton on winning the draw for one of the Holiday Luminaries I made in my December video. They are in the mail now - I hope you enjoy them.

Here are the individual cards from this post, as well as some additional ones I made later the same day.  I'm telling you, there truly is no end to the possibilities with this suite. 

Visit All The Other Talented Crafters In This Blog Hop

Barry & Jay Bruno Bertucci Ian Potter Martin Stone


# Christine A. Davies 2020-01-15 08:43

Who are you and where have you been all of my life? LOVE how organised - and GENTly spoken - you are sir! Following!

Fabulous You-Tube tutorial here - covering the three stages of craftin' & stampin'! Subscribed already!

Wonderful Blog-hop too ~ LOVIN' it - loads!

TFS gentlemen. xOx

~ C ~ GB-uk
# Kevin Estey 2020-01-15 12:12
Thank you for your kind words Christine. I love what I do, and I do it because it brings me great joy when others enjoy it as well.
# CHRISTINE DAVIES 2020-01-17 11:57
You're very welcome Kevin Me too!
I'm signing back up - again - today ~ as 'Beyond Joy!' by B.J.Designs UK - in my son's (B.J. ~ Benjamin John) memory. xx

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