We’d like to start out this morning by congratulating Britefoot and ej whose comments were chosen randomly by random.org as the winners of our Vintage Embossing Tinsels. I’ve emailed these stampers to let them know, and as soon as I get their mailing addresses I’ll pop their Tinsels in the mail.
Want another chance to win something fun? We’re giving away a Cling Jumbo Sparkle Joy stamp set this month on our Stampendous Saturday Challenge Blog! We’re challenging you this month to come up with Clean and Simple (CAS) holiday cards for the coming holidays. (any holiday will do!).
We are getting you in the holiday spirit with our fantastic Design Team contributions here, then we’ll leave it up to you to link your creations to our Linky tool at the end of the post. If you can’t figure out the Linky tool, just put your link in a comment and the elves will link it for you. If you don’t have a website or blog, just post your card on any forum like SplitcoastStampers, PaperCraftPlanet, etc, OR put it on a Flickr group (like ours or yours), OR put it on your Facebook Photo Album OR start a blog just for your cards – it’s free. All of those things should let you generate a link to your project. Note that for this contest you don’t have to use Stampendous images. We love it when you do, (and we cry when you don’t), and ONLY projects featuring Stampendous images or products can be posted on our Flickr page.You have until Thursday, November 3 at 11:59 PM EST to link your project. You can enter as many projects as you like.
In the mood to win?? Ok…here are some fun ideas:
First up this week is this adorable Snowman Flurry Perfectly Clear Stamps card by Piali Biswas, one of our BlogStars. She’s done a super cute job just stamping the snowman in black, coloring him a bit (ok, her coloring is amazing, but you wouldn’t have to do that much), and layering him on a white card with a bit of ribbon. She’s inked the greeting in three colors, super quick with markers, and added some jewels for some essential bling. Clean, Simple and Fabulous!! Great job, Piali!
The fantastic Wendy Jordan from our Design Team joins us next with this beautiful Poinsettia Corner card. Also made up of two white layers, she’s stamped the poinsettia and the greeting in black then sat down with her markers and colored away. So fun… and so simple. She has added some beads to the centers of the poinsettias for some extra texture and pop. You could add glitter, or flocking, or Dot Sparklers Class A’Peel Stickers in these centers as well.
Our own Wendy Price is sneak peeking a few goodies here for you. She’s used the border stamp from our brand new Cling Jumbo Zinnia Set as a fantastic background. She added a simple greeting on a tag and a big red bow. What could be simpler? Add some white dots with a gel pen and you’re good to go. Again you could add jewels or glitter or whatever instead of the dots. Take a look at that way cute greeting! Now run out to your local Hobby Lobby and buy one!!
In the office here at Stampendous our Art Director, Lisa, used our Snowbuddy Frame stamp to make a cute photo card for the holiday. Everyone likes sending photos. This simple stamp comes with a greeting in the frame, but you can just put a photo over that spot with a mini Glue Dot. Then folks can remove the photo and stick it on their fridge, and the greeting will show through. One stamp, some coloring and boom… cards done! This cute stamp is so easy to use for lots of CAS greetings. Here are a few other ideas using it:
Stamp it, cut out the greeting, glue acetate in the frame. Put some foam mounting tape around the back of the frame, fill with glitter. WOW… and our Silver Crushed Glass Glitter looks fantastic in this shaker card, too!
Or don’t shaker it, just cut it out and glue the greeting on the inside. Your craft knife and cutting mat can easily do this trick. Simple and amazing. Got extra time, add glitter everywhere! You could also do this by putting the photo inside the card to peek through the frame.
Not quite as simple, but Wendy here used our Jumbo Snowflake White Velvet Class A’Peel stickers for her background, then cut out a piece of cork the size of the frame and made a cute bulletin board. She used tiny images from our SSC1067 Holiday Home Perfectly Clear Stamp Set to be the little pictures. Soooo cute. This was just about our favorite card from the July Catalog.
We’ve got more from our talented Design Teams on their blogs today – go have a look!
Wendy Price – http://paperinkandsmiles.blogspot.com/
Taylor Usry – http://taylorusry.blogspot.com/
Wendy Jordan – http://www.papertherapy-wendy.blogspot.com/
Melinda Gleissner – http://mynoteworthycards.blogspot.com/
Pam Hornschu – http://1pamperedstamper.blogspot.com/
Kristine Reynolds – http://stampingandscrapingincalifornia.blogspot.com/
Ok… show us whatcha got! We want to see your take on Clean And Simple. And we want you to get one holiday card done this year, even if it’s just one for your mom. Break out some stamps and ink ’em up! Here’s the Linky Tool so you can show us your stuff!