Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Poppy Moments for Remembrance Day


When the Peaceful Poppies Suite came out in the 2020 Jan/Jun Mini Catalogue last spring, I immediately thought about Remembrance Day and hoped that they would carry over so that I could use them in November. Well, my wish came true and today I'm using the Poppy Moments Dies to create a loving Remembrance Day card that honours the veterans among us, especially as we cannot come out to live Remembrance Day ceremonies due to the second wave of COVID, to honour them in person.

It is these same special people who are often the most vulnerable to the pandemic as they often live in retirement communities and care homes. God bless them for the sacrifices they have made and may we all do better at keeping them safe in the days ahead. 

  • If you are reading my post from another country besides Canada and the UK, perhaps you don't understand the significance of the poppy in our Remembrance Day ceremonies. It comes from a poem written by a Canadian, Major John McCrae, in the midst of the second battle of Ypres during the First World War. The poppies grew amongst the graves of fallen soldiers and you can read the poem here.
  • I needed a die for a cross and didn't have one, so I improvised with two of the dies from the Detailed Bands set. I trimmed the ends off the die cut piece forming the horizontal length of the cross and I kept the middle of the vertical die cut piece in the center and held it in place with the horizontal cross piece.
  • The poppy outlines were die cut in Real Red, while the centers were done in Poppy Parade with Basic Black centers. The leaves were Old Olive with Mossy Meadow shadows.
  • The sentiment is from the Seaside Notions stamp set and die cut with a label from the Perfect Parcel die set.
  • The background is DSP from the Peony Garden Designer Series Paper and it has been embossed with the Scripty 3D Embossing folder and sponged with Gray Granite ink.

Only two more days to register for this online class. You can read more of the details HERE. *Just an update however: If you are interested in Option 3, which includes the Curvy Christmas stamp set, we have just learned that it is temporarily out of stock, and won't be orderable until the middle of November. 
If you still want to do Option 3, you can still register and I will send you the Class Package later with the stamp set when it's available and I will also send you the private YouTube link with the Facebook Live recording so you can still do the class. (You can also watch it ahead of time at the appointed class time on Facebook.) Or you can order an alternative set with the same value from my Online Store, and I will send you the class pack and free gift in the mail.

Over the next 3 days, I will be attend Onstage@Home, our big Convention, but this year all on line! I'm excited for all the new products we will see from the upcoming Jan/Jun Mini Catalogue and Sale-A-Bration Brochure from 2021! (I'm SO HAPPY to be writing 2021! It's GOT to be better than 2020, doesn't it??) Watch my Facebook Page and my Instagram for updates from the convention over the next three days!!

If you live in Canada, and don't have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, I'd love to be yours. I can help you with ideas, get you catalogues and provide you with Stampin' Up products. You can leave a message in the comments or contact me using any of the methods listed in the right side bar at the top of the page. You can shop with me from anywhere in Canada by clicking on the SHOP NOW button in the top menu or clicking on any of products below from my Online Store.

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