Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Holiday Preview Day 4: Fully Stocked

While it may seem early to be getting into the Christmas spirit (the leaves are still plenty green here in St. Louis, Mo) we are feeling all kinds of festive here at Power Poppy and on all the Bloomie’s blogs. We are showcasing super-creative cards made with my new Holiday stamps all week long. Have you been hanging out with us to soak up some inspiration and get giddy about our new offerings? Start here if you’d like to go back to Day One and read what propelled this collection to take shape. And thank you SO much to everyone who has a left a comment, I appreciate reading them, and the time you took to share your thoughts and feelings.

A quick throwback today as I introduce the preview of this new set of clear stamps. A few years ago I did a post about my children’s Christmas stockings, which I made out of felted wool. (Read the complete post with a few detail photos.)


These were crafted completely with vintage fabric and trimmings, and you know, looking at them here, I can say two things: I was inspired by the stockings my mom hand-stitched for my brother and I were little (quilted and appliqu├ęd with velvet, buttons, and beads), and, that I absolutely adore little details! Especially details that have a nostalgic quality. What a ball it was to come up with the ideas for each of these stockings and then seek out the trims in my stash, the perfect green rick-rack or pearl buttons (much of it sourced on eBay or from local estate sales). In fact, I love little details so much, that it is a challenge for me to imagine a simple stocking without any fluff adorning it. Why even bother? If those things are gonna be hanging on the mantel for days, might as well be something super swell to look at during their tenure.

In this vein, I’ve created a stamp set that features three stockings that are loaded with little details. Each one has a theme, and each one is stuffed with gifties and greenery. I’d love to share with you... Fully Stocked.


You’ll see in the Bloom Brigade’s cards today a whole bunch of examples of what you can do with these stockings. In Fully Stocked, you’ll find a stocking to fit the gardener on your list, another one for children and the young-at-heart, and yet another with vintage European flair — it is made from a linen tea-towel with embroidered details. I’ve included an accent image to coordinate with each stocking, plus three sentiments to suit them all.

Sound like something you want to see in further detail and full color? Me, too!! Let’s traipse around the web and check out what our talented Bloom Brigade designers have made with Fully Stocked:


I hope you haven’t gotten enough of us yet, because honey child, we are STILL ROLLING OUT another preview tomorrow, and this one, well, it’s pretty sweet! I would love to see you ’round on Thursday for a peek!

Enjoy your day and thank you so much for spending a little time with us!

14 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, I am loving these stockings, so beautiful.
    Love the ones you made for your children as well.

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  2. Beautiful stockings! The designers did a fabulous job with them all!

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  3. The designs Power Poppy creates are second to none. You and your bloom brigade are just wonderful.

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  4. Awesome ideas! Love these stockings.

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  5. Wowzer, Marcy! What an amazing blog hop, and the Bloomies really OUTDID themselves today...and your stockings are WOW! I love each one, and I would love to see some of your sketches of the ones that didn't make it. I imagine it was hard to decide what to pick. But each of these are adorable and brought back such fond memories of when my mom would stuff our stockings each year. There was always an orange in the bottom (of course), and the stockings were the only thing we girls could touch before waking up my parents who had stayed up late decorating our tree, wrapping our gifts, and getting everything ready. They were exhausted. But what a morning! Thanks for the memories, and I absolutely love and must have this set. I will definitely be making a card for each of my sisters with this set. I love the stockings for Lulu and Finn and remember how I've made my own and those for others. It's a sweet a wonderful tradition. Looking forward to seeing the latest set...wow, I'm exhausted! Hehe! Hugs, sweet friend! xoxo

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  6. Stopping and picking my jaw up off of floor! I don't even know where to start. All the feels of my childhood Christmas memories come flooding in. I MUST have this stamp set!!! Okay, to be honest...I must have them all. LOL

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  7. I love the sweet stocking you made! What a special treat to hang those each year! Great details! And the stamp set looks delightful! Can't wait to see the Bloom Brigade's creations!

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  8. Oooh a stocking for a gardener....egads woman! Yesterday the Tag today this....eep! Off to traipse tra la la la la.......

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  9. Wow!! Gorgeous stockings, you did a fabulous job.

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  10. Love the look and feel of this design.

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  11. Looks like a really cute set. Can't wait to see the DT's creations.

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  12. Wow, Marci! I read the 2014 post about how you made your children's stockings. I'm astounded. You took much, much, much care and love to cut, sew and attach all the tiny details (beads, scraps, etc.) for those stockings. I also was amazed at your grandmother's "boiling down" thrift store goods. I've never heard of that and I used to live in country Virginia! I don't recall anyone doing that except boiling sap for maple syrup! In any event, the stockings are beautiful, gorgeous and will definitely be memory keepsakes for Flynn and Lulu. They will forever treasure them! And, I too, love the Fully Stocked stamps! As Cheryl wrote, I'm curious to see the other sketches that 'didn't' make the cut. The ones that did are wonderful!

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  13. Beautiful stockings!! Love the new image!
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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