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Monday, January 22, 2018

Poe Appreciation Day Blog Hop Day 4: Oddleigh Poe's Birthday Party - Pop-Up Box Card by Leigh!

Welcome to my 3rd annual Poe Appreciation Day Blog Hop!

It's Day 4 already of our 5 day blog hop in honor of Edgar Allan Poe's birthday which was on the 19th🎉  What a POEtastic time we're having, so many wonderful projects have been shared!  If you're just joining us then start your hopping on my Day 1 post HERE!

This is a progressive hop with Poe inspired projects joining the fun every day as more Poe fans link up and share the Blog Hop roll on their own blogs!  EVERYONE is invited to take part or just hop so come join the fun and celebrate your love of all things Poe with us!  It is super easy to participate, you can play every day or just one day and link up anytime with no need to sign-up!  Anything goes, use any images from any company and all kinds of art is welcome including old ones, even the ones previously shared in the last 2 hops are welcome this year!  Only blogs that include links to LeighSBDesigns Inspiration Blog and the Blog Hop Roll in the posts can play!  If you're a fan of Poe here's your excuse to make some Poe-tastic art!  All the info you need is up on the POE PAGE!

 The Poe Blog Hop Roll is at the bottom of today's post and it's on the Poe Page HERE too!  Just click on all the thumbnails in the collection to hop all the blogs playing!

I have a birthday gift for everyone too which I used on my project today, here's some "POE LOVE" for you❤️  I'd appreciate it if you'd all go and favourite LeighSBDesigns Etsy Boutique and join my LeighSBDesigns Facebook Fan Group😋  Click the pic to go to LeighSBDesigns' website to download the freebie.  Its up for a limited time and will disappear on January 24th!  Please don't pin or share, send your friends here instead to grab it for themselves😋

Day 4
"Oddleigh Poe's Birthday Party"
Pop-up Card by Leigh

My Oddleigh girls are smitten with Mr Poe and thrilled to have such a distinguished gentleman join the family.  They excitedly planned his surprise party and pulled out all the stops.  At first Mr Poe wasn't too sure about the Party Hat they promptly put on his head but he's now having a splendid time!

To make my party scene I used the Oddleigh Poe and Raven set, Oddleigh Raven Nevermore, Oddleigh - The Raven, Hop FREEBIE - Poe Love, 3 hats from the the Party Hats pack, lil miss Oddleigh Cherished Heart and lil miss Oddleigh Flower.

 Here's a closer look at the tiny folk!  They're all 2.5 inches tall and 1 inch wide.  They're fussy cut out twice, once leaving a white border around each image and again to leave the narrow black border after matting on black cardstock.  This both strengthens the tiny cut outs and also makes them pop nicely against the background.

Here's a closer look at all the box card panels.  Oddleigh Raven Nevermore and The Raven decorate the side flaps, Poe Love which is the Hop Freebie is on the front flap.   The Oddleigh girls put up the Happy Birthday banner behind them to make Poe feel at home!  It decorates the back panel and features the Raven from the Oddleigh Poe and Raven set. 

 I used Copics to colour all the images and brown Derwent Pastel pencil blended with a Dove Blender pen on the panel backgrounds.  The images, the panels and the box card are blinged up with Star Dust Stickles glitter and clear Wink of Stella which you can't really see in the photos but the entire project is very sparkly in real life!

 The Oddleigh girls made sure to use black everywhere and decorated with black upside down twirly streamers and a spikey upside down icicles die cut border to make Poe feel at home.  The pop-up box card is a Lawn Fawn die.

Check out my Poe Collection launch video and my release post to see the entire collection I designed to celebrate my 3rd Poe Hop!  I'm so pleased you love them and have been using them in the hop already😉 

All Poe Collection digis are on sale for 30% off thru Jan 23rd, sale ends at midnight pacific! 
 The 2 Oddleigh girls and the Party Hat Pack are now FLASH SALE for 25% off until midnight TONIGHT pacific time!  Click on the pix to go shopping!

Are you ready to join the fun?  Then all the info you need is up on the POE PAGE plus the last 2 Poe Blog Hop collections are there too for even more Poe inspiration!   Come and celebrate your love of Poe and win a prize too!


I'm giving away 2 prizes:
A Blogger Prize will be awarded randomly to one blog playing and a Commenter Prize will be awarded randomly to one visitor commenting.
 To qualify for the prizes EVERYONE, including the bloggers, must comment on ALL projects shared in the hop!

Each prize is one LeighSBDesigns digi of your choice.
PLUS, if you use one of my new Poe digis your entry will count as 2!

See you tomorrow for the grand finale, happy hopping🎉

Thanks for stopping by to see my project today!
Happy Stamping!


  1. Now that looks like my kind of Party....lots of black and a dour Poet :D XXX

  2. Awesome...they all look so smart in their party hats, Poe fits in so well with the Oddleigh girls....what fun they are having! xx

  3. EEEK! I LOVE this! I WANT this and I know how tough that was to color in that size. Fabulous! xxD

  4. How awesome this looks! Love every bit of it! xx

  5. And what a great party it is! Matting the people onto black is something I'll have to remember.

  6. I love this party! all the images are so fabulous and I love you coloring always!

  7. Utterly brilliant - fantastic Poe party :-D xxxxx

  8. A wonderful creation, love the panels. Creative Blessings, Tracy x


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