Tongue Twister Thursday

Here’s our tongue twister for the day, PenPattern Penguin. As fun as it is to say it, we think it’s even more fun to see! Yes, this PenPattern Penguin is adorable and just waiting for a doodle or a color.

This beautiful PenPattern Penguin card designed by Jennifer Dove with her trained coloring eye has brought this image to life. She’s provided simple instructions HERE to complete one of your own cards.

These PenPattern images are a fun way to create a quick project sized just right for a card. We love the projects that what our design team has created and we know you will, too.

Pam Hornschu

Tenia Nelson

Rhea Weigand

 

Doodling Your Holiday Styles

This season is a gift-giving extravaganza and the PenPattern Gift stamp is great to use as a gift tag, on a card or how about those scrapbook pages where children are opening up their gifts. It’s a versatile design and can be used for gift-giving year around!

 

Just look at this festively colored gift on a card by DT alumni Tobi Crawford with instructions (and pen colors) available HERE. You can also see this card on her blog with some of our other Christmas imagse. The link is provided below.

Today’s group of designer posts will have you itching for some PenPattern of your own.

Jamie Martin

Wendy Price

We have our DT alumni showing up today with a PenPattern post to share.

Rhea Weigand

Tobi Crawford

Doodle of a Holiday!

Welcome to another full week of fun PenPattern designs with the holidays in mind!

Our PenPattern collection has enough doodles designed into them to color and go, and they also have clear spaces to create your own doodling. If you want to add doodles but find it difficult, stamp using one of our complementing PenPattern Background style stamps. Today our focus is on this adorable PenPattern Moose in the act of balancing his gift-giving load.

Krissy Fossmeyer has a great holiday coloring of PenPattern Moose and she has instructions on how she made it here.

If you’d like to see how these PenPattern designs work here’s a short video.

We have a couple of designers who want to share their moose projects with you today!

Kristine Reynolds

Janelle Stollfus

 

Stampendous and Core’dinations Mini Holiday Hop

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Welcome Everyone to our mini-hop with the folks from Core’dinations! We thought we’d bring you just a bit more fun and a great chance to win some more prizes this week! We’re hoppping with Core’dinations on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, and you’ve got the chance to win a great prize!!  Our wonderful Dear Santa Stamp Set comes with a terrific border, plus a free mask/stencil to mask off the Santa and stencil a candy cane background! You’ll love it. And the gorgeous recycled cards from Darice (makers of Core’dinations Cardstock) are just gorgeous! They’re a big, A7 for your best greetings, and they’re two colors of kraft…so use the side you like best!! Plus they’ve got matching envelopes!


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We’re also hopping along with our friends at Art Anthology this week, so we don’t want to confuse you! If you’re looking for that hop, and hoping to win some goodies there as well, you can check it out HERE.

But now it’s time to check out the gorgeous artwork from today’s designers!

Jamie Martin

Janelle Stollfus

Pam Hornschu

Lea Kimmel

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Stampendous Classic Christmas

It’s been wonderful to walk through our vintage images and share so many wonderful samples from our designers with you. These fantastic stamps are great for making a vintage looking project in no time and or be ready to mail out those classic style Christmas cards in a jiffy.

Now here’s a sweet little vintage style Owl Ornament tied to a pine bough. Jamie has colored this image so nicely that it steals the show on her card. She’s written up instructions and you can find it on our website under the Projects section. I remember one or two of these on the family tree when I was growing up, don’t you?

Owl Ornament by Jamie Martin

Owl Ornament by Jamie Martin

Here we have Kristine’s polar express line card using Train Postcard. It looks completely wintry and fun with Frantage delicately around the frame! This card also has instructions here. In fact you can find many more projects for our Christmas theme images on our website!

Train Postcard by Kristine Reynolds

Train Postcard by Kristine Reynolds

Suzanne can make powerful imagery when she mixes stamping and embossing powder. Her Vintage Couple card. Just click on the image and it will take you off to instruction land so you can see how she did it.

Vintage Couple by Suzanne Czosek

Vintage Couple by Suzanne Czosek

 

We thought our Mini Hop with Core’dinations was starting today, but we would be jumping the start line if we did. Our fantastic collaboration will begin next week and our team will be also be hopping with a new exciting partner! Figured out who it is? Come back on Monday to find out!

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Vintage Yule in the Spotlight

The spotlight this week of our vintage Christmas images look fabulous on their own, but when our Essentials are added they have a magical factor.  If you want to see the magic up close on any of our Essentials, you can check them out on our website, or look at the January Catalog (pages 78-91) to zoom in on swatches of all our current product list.

Tobi Crawford added a halo of Spoonful of Snow around Ribbon Bird and it makes a shiny texture to the once smooth white cardstock. Love that look!

Stampendous Ribbon Bird by Tobi Crawford

Ribbon Bird by Tobi Crawford

Sparkling and shimmery is newly fallen snow, so why not add some on your snowy card? Debi Hammons added Micro Glitter to the snow of her Christmas Cottage card and boy does it shimmer and sparkle. Trust us.

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Christmas Cottage by Debi Hammons

 

Janelle’s Train Postcard card is stately sparkled with Micro Glitter on a few elements across the horizon and the oval frame. It’s just enough bling to add some interest to this vintage collage.

Train Postcard by Janelle Stollfus

Train Postcard by Janelle Stollfus

This Ribbon Bird card by Pam Hornschu is gorgeous with lots of Frantage embossing on the bird and Ornate Border. The extra sparkle from the Halo Glitter across the base completes this card nicely.

Stampendous Ribbon Bird by Pam Hornschu

Ribbon Bird by Pam Hornschu

Our vintage yule is fantastic no matter how you create with it and our designers are here to inspire you to try out our Essentials with Fran’s signature style. To see tutorials on any of those techniques you can check out the playlist on our Youtube Channel and subscribe so you won’t miss out on any of our upcoming videos!

So are you ready for some more inspiration? Take a hop over to today’s designer’s blog, I know you’ll find some there.

Kristine Reynolds

Tenia Nelson

Jennifer Dove

Lea Kimmel

 

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Snowy Scenes of Yore

Our vintage yule stamps capture the charming style of years long ago for your projects today. The Snowman Holly and Winter Delivery images are some of the sweetest we make and are great for cards and scrapbook layouts. They would even look wonderful as decor on a mantle of shelf.

Check out these snowy cards for some inspiration on your next handmade project.

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Snowman Holly by Tobi Crawford

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Winter Delivery by Suzanne Czosek

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Snowman Holly by Jennifer Dove

Winter Delivery by Lea Kimmel

Winter Delivery by Lea Kimmel

Take a stroll over to today’s designer projects and see what vintage goodness they’ve created. Enjoy!

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Pam Hornschu

We’ll be joining Core’dinations in a Mini-Hop! Mark your calendars and get ready for some Christmas inspiration!

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