We love to be ready with a gift and sometimes those last minute ones are hard to wrap, but we have a handy solution. Download and print our pillow box template HERE on cardstock, grab some stamps and coloring medium and create a festively wrapped gift in no time.
Add your own style to gift bags whether they are brand new of upcycled. It seems a bag is available that can get a little jolly update for gift giving.
Of course, we hope your last minute gift wrapping isn’t too overwhelming. House-Mouse Monica relates if it is stacking up to Gifts Galore.
Now let’s see more wrapped up inspiration from our designers today –
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our vintageyule stamps capture the charming style of years long agofor 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.
Take a stroll over to today’s designer projects and see what vintage goodness they’ve created. Enjoy!
Imagine finding a classic Christmas card tucked into the pages of a recent flea market find. Its unique scene and joyful characters make you smile and your crafty fingers get the itch to recreate it with your own style.
Our Stampendous Stamps of the Vintage Yule variety can make an easy task of your new good tidings card. This week our Vintage Yule theme will give you a good start to recreating those classics. Our designers will be joining us later in the week with some great ideas and in the mean time here are a few to get us started.
This vintage truck is the Truck of Gifts Stamp that not only reminds us of a simpler time, but also couldn’t be more simple to create a card for Christmas. Stamp and color is really all there is to do, like Janelle’s card above.
The adorable friends from House-Mouse Designs® have spent all week decorating the house and decking the halls! They’re ready for Santa to come down the chimney and bring them some treats. We’re sharing some great samples from our July Catalog this week made by our terrific Design Team. Maybe one of them will inspire you to get your holiday decorate on!! You can click on the pictures to see the projects on our website with supply list and instructions.
They’ve decorated their tree! Although it’s a wonder they have any ornaments left after Monica’s Balancing Act!
They’ve put the finishing touches on the Christmas Cookies, although knowing Amanda and Maxwell there might not be any left for Santa!
They’ve wrapped the gifts… uh… well… maybe Maxwell, Monica and Amanda are hoping for a ride in Santa’s Sleigh??
They’ve sung in the Christmas pageant, Mudpie and Monica were the angels!
Mudpie even put out the cookies for Santa! And a note… just to explain.
Finally the stockings are hung by the chimney with care. Maxwell is taking no chances that Santa might miss his! He’s even got a peppermint stick for Old St. Nick. Well… what’s left of one anyway!
We hope you’ve enjoyed our take on Getting Ready for Christmas! We’ve sure had a blast sharing these terrific samples with you! And, of course, we want to close by saying, “Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!”
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.
It’s amazing how the blog posts just stream along and all the sudden we’ve made it to Friday. Here are some amazing samples by Tobi Crawford . Take a look, click the link and see how she’s created these fabulous cards.
This incredible card features a gorgeous background! Tobi created a fabulous tutorial for one of our blog posts and you can check it out here.
A completely yummy set of rustic tags. See how she made those leaves here. They are gorgeous!
Since we have shared Tobi’s card with House-Mouse Designs Fall Float, it’s only right that we have the Fall Flight stamp appear in the same post. Suzanne Czosek created this stunning sun-kissed card that truly a wonderful project.
Our newest products for the Holiday Season are now available on our Website. The Stampendous July Catalog contains more of all the things you love! We’ve added Cutting Dies and Coordinating images for Fall and Winter, there is spooky Halloween; fun, festive and inspirational Christmas; and lots of Snowman fun for your Winter greetings. There are new images from House-Mouse Designs® and almost all of our stamps still come in wood mounted or Cling Rubber™. And over 80% of our products are still Made in the USA!
We’ve made Fran’s Encrusted Jewel Technique easier than ever with our new Spoonful Kits, and we’ve really turned up the bling with our new Lux Mixes. So much to enjoy.
Our team will be exploring all of it as the year progresses, but this week, they’ve all shared their favorite projects from the July 2014 catalog with you as a kind of sneak peek! Let’s have a look!
This week we’ve shown you how to use Stampendous Rubber Stamps to transfer a terrific pattern for painting. Did you know you can sell your projects made with our images? As long as you hand stamp each one, you can sell as many as you like of any kind of project anywhere you want. You can find our detailed Angel Policy on our website.
One of the terrific prizes is a Catalyst Wedge from Princeton Artist Brushes and inspired by Willow Wolfe. These wedges are terrific for using with our Creative Palette and DecoArt paints. In this video Stampendous owner Fran Seiford demonstrates how easy it is to make amazing backgrounds with these tools.
Wait until you see what our other artists have created!
Please repin our projects on to your boards and be sure to tag us when you do (#Stampendous, #DecoArt, #PrincetonArtistBrushes, #byWillowWolfe) – we’ll be tracking. Your comments on the blogs are your entry into the drawing! AND I have a few bonus goodies hanging around my office for some lucky people who SHARE our Facebook posts and Pinterest Pins! Ready for your trip around the world??? Pack your bags, get a cup of coffee and a kitten, and get comfy. You have until the end of Sunday, June 29 PDT to comment on all the blog posts.
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