Quick Holiday Card Making

There is a countdown to the holidays and with that there is also a growing checklist of to-do’s until the end of the year. One item is almost always on there and it’s cards. This week’s theme is going to give you ideas for quick cards. If it’s to make the family newsletter a bit more festive or someone has escaped your well-planned mailing list, we’ll bring you some great samples using great products perfect for quick cards with high impact.

Christmas Diamonds by Tobi Crawford

Yule Diamonds Card by Tobi Crawford

Tobi Crawford created this lovely card with ease using one of the stamps from Yule Diamonds Perfectly Clear Stamps Set,  Holiday Words Perfectly Clear Stamp Set and some Stampendous Esesntials.

As we are apt to share great ideas, here are a few blog posts from some of our designers for today.

Kristine Reynolds

Rhea Weigand

Tenia Nelson

Our November Monthly Challenge is in full swing, So Thankful is the theme and we would love to see your creations fill our gallery. Look on the 2014 Contest Challenge Page for contest rules and a details of the November So Thankful Challenge further down the page.


Click on the image above to add your link!

 

Pumpkins in a Row

We recently asked craft artist Brenda Enright to create a cross stitch piece for us using our Damask Pumpkins. We were submitting it to a magazine that ceased publication before the project could be used, but we had to share it with you here! It was so fun and easy to make.

Brenda used our Damask Pumpkins stamp on tiny graph paper to create a cross stitch pattern, then stitched it on a swatch of natural colored cloth.

cross stitch pattern

cross stitch closeup

Simple, iron-on adhesive adhered that to a piece of gingham then to this darling Saggy Bag by Canvas Corp.

treat bag by Brenda Enright

The addition of some pom pom trim and a festive bow finished the project.
Brenda then created this darling party invitation to match her party bag -

pumpkin card

We just loved this ensemble, so we asked our in-house artist to make a scrapbook page to complete the ensemble. Debi Hammons did just that, and we think it’s fabulous!

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Now that’s a versatile and well used stamp! This stamp could be used with a darker gloomy color palette and a few glittery cobwebs for a frightful Halloween project.

 

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P204 Damask Pumpkins

We’ll be back tomorrow with more designer projects, for now we have some great ideas in our project gallery.

 

Raven Wrap Up!

Ravens Ruled this week on our blog! We’re so glad you could join us!

Several of our Design Team Members made great samples using our Crows and Ravens, but they were posting with the Dreamweaver/Core’dinations collaboration and didn’t have another chance to post their projects! We wanted you to see them here.

Clicking on a photo below will take you to that project on our website with full supplies and instructions so you can get flying with us.

Thanks for joining us this week!!

Crow Caw by Tenia Nelson

Crow Caw by Tenia Nelson

Raven Background by Debi Hammons

Raven Background by Debi Hammons

Halloween Diamonds Necklace by Debbie Cole

Halloween Diamonds Necklace by Debbie Cole

Raven Background by Kristine Reynolds

Raven Background by Kristine Reynolds

Cackling Witch Fun

We love a great Halloween invitation, one that shows exactly how much fun will be had if we go! And oh, it would be great to share in our scrapbook pages afterwards. Our Witchy Dance Stamp can accomplish this and more with some creative imagination.

Q203 Witchy Dance Wood Mounted Stamp (also available in Cling Rubber)

Q203 Witchy Dance Wood Mounted Stamp (also available in Cling Rubber)

But it’s also awesome for your Halloween party decor, like this gum ball machine created by Debbie Cole to entertain trick or treating guests. If you’d like to make one, too, you can find the unfinished gumball machine from Viking Wood Products HERE. They generously sent one to Debbie for this project.

There’s more projects to entice you to watch our witchy wonders this week.

Jamie Martin

Rhea Weigand

Hanging Around Wednesday

As the bat theme continues this week we’d like to introduce you to a smaller bat hanging around in our Halloween themed stamps. You can find it in the Tricky Words Perfectly Clear Stamps Set to be used for your next Halloween project or perhaps use it with face paint for a temporary tattoo! There are also plenty of word stamps and small images to build your own sentiment, perfect for tags on your treat bags.

Tricky Words Perfectly Clear Stamp Set

Take a quick hop over to see what

Amy Hurley-Purdie

has on her blog today and let her know you stopped by. Our designers really love to hear from you.

Collage Images for Easy Cards

These complete collage images make it so easy to create a stunning card! You’ll love the ease and versatility of them. Choose to color? Great! Skip the coloring? Fast and easy! Check out this gorgeous example by Suzanne Czosek! Some delightful trims have made this image super elegant in no time at all! You can find instructions and supplies for this gorgeous card on our website HERE.

Eiffel Collage by Suzanne Czosek

Eiffel Collage by Suzanne Czosek

More of our terrific team are playing today! Why not cruise by their blogs and get some more inspiration for these terrific collage stamps?!!

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Jamie Martin

Janelle Stollfus (previously posted)

Happy Fourth of July!!

Happy 4th!! We’re celebrating America’s Birthday this week with some serious squeeee!  Our House-Mouse Designs® Star Spangled Mice are all wrapped up in an American flag and just waiting for the fireworks! In case you missed the first two rounds of inspiration, you can catch them here – MONDAY  (we fixed the broken links, too), and WEDNESDAY.

Today we’re bringing you a charming card designed by the very talented Jennie Lin Black for our April 2014 Catalog.

Star Spangled Mice by Jennie Lin Black

Star Spangled Mice by Jennie Lin Black

 

And of course some other Design Team members are sharing inspiration today on their blogs. So throw some burgers on the barbecue and settle in with an ice cold lemonade for some patriotic fun!!

Lea Kimmel

Kristine Reynolds

Wendy Price

Suzanne Czosek

 

 

 

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