Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Power Poppy's October Release Blog Hop

Well hello there and welcome back for Power Poppy's Blog Hop!  I hope you have enjoyed all of the festivities this week....I know I sure have!  So today is the day where we recap all of the new stamp sets so you have one last look.  Have you got your list ready?  Well I hope so, because today is the day that all of this holiday goodness is available for purchase on the Power Poppy site!  Woo Hoo!

I decided to pull out the Frosted Gingerbread set one more time for a simple card.  Now, know that my aim was to try my hand at a clean and simple card....but, seriously, I do not think I possess the gene needed to do that  So this is about as clean and simple as it gets for me....

When I saw those little cookies in the border stamp I thought that little tree was the cutest thing....and that sentiment with the mixed fonts, absolutely adorable!  I decided to incorporate both of these onto a little tag and that is where I started with my card.  I stamped my image, colored it with Copics and fussy cut it out.  Next, I used a die to cut my tag out of blue polka dot paper then layered it with some Kraft paper.  Next, I stamped my sentiment then attached that darling little cookie tree, then added some ribbon and string.  For the remainder of my card I simply added some square layers and then some heart layers to build the card up for my tag.  I added some sponging and stitching before attaching my tag and that pretty much completed my card.  I did add some Ranger Glossy Accents on the green frosting to make it really shiny.....

GAH....I love that sentiment!  I am soooo ready to make some Christmas cookies!  Here's one more view so you can see the layers...

So are you in the Christmas spirit?  I know I am!  Well, that is all for my card but you know that my wonderfully talented Bloom Brigade teamies have plenty of holiday goodness just waiting for you to come see!  I am so glad you could stop by today for the final day of Power Poppy's October release.  I hope we can get together again soon....I have some more ideas for these new sets so I'll be popping back in soon with some more projects...until then here's wishing you "Hope, Peace, and Cookies"!  Take care and don't forget the milk!  ;)


Christine Okken 
Cindy Lawrence 
Danielle Kennedy 
Dawn Burnworth  
Julie Koerber 
Kathy Jones 
Katie Sims <------You are here
Leslie Miller 
Stacy Morgan 
Tosha Leyendekker
and .....
Marcella Hawley

Supplies:  Image-Power Poppy's Frosted Gingerbread stamp set; Ink-Memento's Tuxedo Black, Papertrey Ink's Chamomile and Chai inks; Paper-Classic White card stock from Flourishes, Kraft paper from Papertrey ink, and patterned papers from lilybeedesign's Christmas Cheer 6x6 Tiny Tablet, Echo Park's "Christmas This & That" 6x6 pad, and My Mind's Eyes's "Winter Wonderland" 6x6 paper pad;  Dies-Spellbinders sets in Grand Scalloped Squares, Grand Squares, Classic Hearts, Classic Scalloped Hearts, and Papertrey Ink's Tremendous tags; Other-red gingham ribbon, string, Ranger Glossy Accents, foam dimensionals and these Copic colors-YG11, YG13, YG17, E31, E33, and E35.


  1. Such a creative card! Love all the details and layers.

  2. I just love how sweet this is! One little cookie with that darling sentiment on a tag and the perfect layers behind it. How could it get any better? LOVE!

  3. Love your creativity in the use of the stamp set....great idea!


  4. Well doesn't this card make you want to smile -- with that sweet and tasty cookie just hanging out there to be treasured? Love this layout and design Katie -- so creative!!!!!

  5. Oh, Katie! This is my favorite card… ever!! I can almost smell the cookies baking! ♡Dawn

  6. LOL there is no "gene" required for clean and simple. This is perfect from the papers, stitching and colors. Just darling.

  7. Oooh! Love this, Katie! Great card!

  8. What a wonderfully fun design. The little tree looks just like your have hung a little iced cookie on your card.

  9. Yeeeum! You made that cookie look totally edible. :-) You've done it again. That poinsettia stamp set is coming to live with me. LOL Now can you come too and make the cards with it. I'll never do it justice. Wonderful card Katie! Hugs!

  10. Oh, Miss Katie, you always make me smile when I read your posts!! I LOVE your card, and for is elegant CAS! Had to laugh at Stacy's comment about there not being a gene for it! Haha!! I love all the beautiful DP you've used and how wonderful this card is - in every little detail! Hugs, sweet friend! (And, yes, I'm started to get exciting about making Christmas cards!)

  11. Awwww.... so adorable Katie! Love that you took a single cookie and added to your even cuter tag! Love this! This same idea would make great gift tags. Super cute holiday card my friend!

  12. Yep, this is a CAS as you get girl, thank goodness - anything less just wouldn't work. Ummm I love cookies and I love this card - the polka dot bg is adorable and the cookie perfectly placed. Hugs girlfriend.