For Your Holidays and More!

Gingerbread Baker Homemade by Debi Hammons

Time to wrap up this week of goodies using Gingerbread Baker Clear Stamps and Die Set, but there is one more round of inspiration to share with you.

Just when you think that every idea has been done using a product there is another idea that will come around waiting to be whipped up into a project.

Gingerbread Baker Banner by Monika Thomas

Make a delicious banner with this set, like Monika Thomas pulled together in no time with just a few supplies!

Gingerbread Baker Bowl by Wendy Price

The projects up until now have been focused on our sweetest gingerbread man, but if you set him aside and use the rest of the dies you’ll find more great projects as did Wendy with this super cute card using the bowl die.

Gingerbread Baker Tag by Janelle Stollfus

What about a cook’s gift tag? Janelle used the apron and hat along with the border pattern stamps for this festive tag, it even has the heart from the bowl stenciled on the apron pocket.

You can create tons of projects with this stamp and die set for more than the holidays, just change the colors and it can be a great summer set for a cook-out or grilling theme!

That’s all from us here on our blog and there is more on our designer’s blog, too!


Kristine Reynolds
Janelle Stollfus

And for more inspiration with Gingerbread Baker stop by our other posts this week.


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Louise Healy


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Kristine Reynolds
Jamie Martin

Stencil In a Personal Holiday


Gingerbread Baker Sweater by Janelle Stollfus

The fun in our weekly theme is arriving on Thursday to see what stencils we’ll add in the mix, but today there is a twist and it could be just about any one of our stencils!

We’ve given our Gingerbread Baker a personal day off and out of the kitchen so we can inspire you with some stenciling idea.

DWLX7003 Ornate Christmas Tree Stencil

Janelle created a colorful sweater for our baker with Ornate Christmas Tree Stencil to make the sweater on the first card in this post. Use any stencil to make a colorful design and create a oodles of tops, dresses and pants. All you need are a few sticky notes, ink pads, stencil brushes or sponges and a fresh cut Gingerbread Baker.

Gingerbread Baker Jump Rope by Janelle Stollfus

This gingerbread gal is smiling much wider as she’s enjoying some time jumping rope. That super smiling face was made using the shape templates on the Picasso Shield/Stencil tool. Create more expressions just by changing the angles or choosing a different shape!

DWLL332 Picasso Shield/Stencil Tool

On your next day off, try creating new ways to use the designs in your stencils, it’s really a lot of fun! Now, let’s see what fresh designs our team is posting today!


Louise Healy

And for more inspiration with Gingerbread Baker stop by our other posts this week.


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Louise Healy


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Kristine Reynolds
Jamie Martin

Baking Up Double the Fun

Gingerbread Baker Pair by Fran Seiford

Baking up yummy holiday treats is always fun with someone along to help and our Gingerbread Baker Clear Stamps and Die Set will make an assistant baker easy with the fun mix of dies.

Just think of the possibilities for your holiday paper crafting, gift giving, and scrapbook pages.

Fran’s adorable card shown above would be great for a couple who loves to cook or bake together and how about a delightful way to say thank you to the school’s cafeteria staff!

Gingerbread Baker Clear Stamps and Die Set

This charming set includes an apron, chef hat and bowl to create a variety of merry bakers, and one more die that really adds the finishing touch to the gingerbread die cut is the bow die. Take a look at this merry gingerbread pair with a hair bow and bow tie, what a sweet couple!

Gingerbread Baker Blue by Fran Seiford
Gingerbread Baker Blue by Fran Seiford

Now that you have seen a couple of great ideas here, get ready for some designer projects to get your mojo baking with ideas!


Louise Healy

And for more inspiration with Gingerbread Baker stop by our other posts this week.


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Kristine Reynolds
Jamie Martin

Baked Up Just For You

Gingerbread Baker Jar by Debi Hammons

There is nothing like fresh baked goodies for the holidays and what could be sweeter is if they were made for a gift. For all those yummy treats you are planning to make or for a noncaloric treat the new Gingerbread Baker Die and Clear Stamp Set will help create the most darling packaging.

This week we’ll be sharing oodles of ideas for this creative set so prepare your homemade gift list and Gingerbread Baker will deliver them with a smile.

Today we have a great video that walks you through this set and as usual Fran has some great tips and ideas to inspire us!

Now for some fresh baked projects by our designers –


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Kristine Reynolds
Jamie Martin

Black Friday is Here!!


2014 Black Frday Sale


Our Black Friday sale on some of our most wonderful Christmas Images and our entire stock of Stack Art Stamps and Kits will extend through Cyber Monday on December 1st!

Visit  and you’ll see our Featured Items right on the front page. Of course we’ve got lots of ideas how you could use these terrific products for your upcoming Holiday Preparations!

Our Stack Art Tag Kits are darling and simple mixed media kits of die cut craftboard, adhesive, greetings, etc. But they’re also the perfect answer for your Christmas Tag needs! Our in-house Sample Artist, Debi Hammons, took a bunch of these great tags and created these wonderful projects!

Lots of our House-Mouse Designs® images are the perfect fit for the terrific tag pieces! Add some micro glitter to the included die-cut adhesive pieces, some festive ribbon, and WOW… super easy, homemade tags or ornaments!

House Mouse Tags

Patterned papers can really spruce up your tags easily, as well. You can adhere them with the adhesive shapes then just sand the edges for quick easy coverage!

house mouse tags

Don’t forget the embellishments like Shaved Ice or Glitter! Our Winter and Christmas Micro Glitter Kits are perfect for these projects!

Debi stamped these images on regular cardstock then just stuck them to the kraftboard tags with the adhesive die cuts. OR you can just color right on the kraftboard tags with colored pencils for some terrific looks.

house mouse tags

Our delightful new snowmen from 2014 look so adorable colored right on the tag with colored pencils.


Lots of other images fit perfectly, and will work well for Holiday Gift Giving!!

ice skate and cat tag

The tags even work perfectly for photo ornaments or keepsakes. Why not put one school photo from each year on a tag for a set of ornaments celebrating each child! At our super low sale price, you can buy plenty of kits!!

photo tag

Of course after the holidays are over, the tags are ideal for celebrating the rest of the year, as well! (Just a little secret…you’re going to want to stock up… we won’t be reordering the Stack Art products when they’re gone!)

Stack Art Winter Tag.Be sure to check out the whole Stack Art Family of great products! Now at Black Friday/Cyber Monday savings.

Christmas Mini Cards/Tags

So we’re getting down to the wire here! Do you have all your cards and tags done? Why not create a bunch of these easy “mini” cards that can act as a greeting or a tag?! You can sure involve the kids in coloring these adorable Snowy Short Stacks! They’ll have a blast combining the different, easy to match heads and bodies for the cutest creatures imaginable! What a terrific thing to keep them busy while you wrap the last few gifts! With a little help with the cutting, you’ll have darling tags for every gift under your tree in no time!
Hi everyone! BlogStar Yana Smakula here! Today I’d like to share a set of quick and easy Christmas mini cards with you. I also have a little trick to show you how you can combine alphabet stamps with sentiment stamps to create unique one of a kind sentiments for your projects.
Here’s a peek at one of the cards:
To create these cards I used lovely characters from the Snowy Short Stacks stamp set. I stamped them with Memento ink and quickly coloured with copic markers:Read More »

Stamped Gift Wrap!! Simple Elegance!

Hi everyone! Blogstar Yana Smakula here!

As I was wrapping Christmas presents earlier this week I realized I had zero holiday tags to attach to the gifts to indicate who they are for (and there I though I was all ready for Christmas lol!). So I decided to quickly make a few.
I die cut a few tags out of white cardstock and stamped some holiday images in pink. For some reason I’m absolutely obsessed with pink for Christmas this year.
I also stamped “to” and “from” in black ink, tied a bit of pink twine and attached a tiny pink clothes pin on top:
To take my holiday gift wrapping a step further I decided to make my own wrapping paper. For that I used plain white printer paper and randomly stamped large than small snowflakes in pink (I first stamped large snowflakes and than filled the gaps with smaller ones):
Here’s a look at a wrapped gift – I love how the tag and wrapping paper compliment each other due to the same colour of ink used to stamp the images:
Supplies used to create the tag:
  • Santa image from CRSS04 stamp set and Altered Type Alphabet to stamp “to” and “from”;
  • Ink – Tsukineko;
  • Cardstock, twine and tiny pin – Dovecraft;
  • Distress marker from Ranger (spun sugar) to colour Santa.
Supplies used to create custom wrapping paper:
  • Snowflakes from Kiddo Snow Globe stamp set;
  • Ink – Tsukineko;
  • Paper – plain printer paper;
  • Washi tape – American Crafts.

Embossed Tag Christmas by Tobi Crawford

We’ve got BlogStar Tobi Crawford with a great project today! Remember that this month’s Embossing Technique has only until October 4 to link your project to our linky tool in the right side bar. Be sure to make something cool for a chance to win one of three embossing powder prize packages!

Hi there! Stampendous BlogStar Tobi Crawford here with a watercoloured Christmas tag. I love making tags for Christmas because I normally package all of my gifts in little bags – and tags are the perfect accessory!

Here’s is today’s project:


I used the amazing Cling Poinsettia Background stamp for the large focal point. Here’s a step-by-step of the process:

  1. Stamp background with VersaMark™ ink on watercolour paper.
  2. Sprinkle Fran•táge Shabby White Embossing Enamel on the design and tap off the excess.
  3. Heat FROM UNDERNEATH with a heat tool. (Heating from underneath will prevent any powder blowing away)
  4. Colour with watercolour markers (I use Tim Holtz Distress Markers) and spray with water when your colouring is completed.

This is how it looks up close:


Spraying the design with water gives it that lovely blended, imperfect look. Every design comes out looking different and absolutely perfect!

Thanks for joining me today!

Stampendous Sketch Challenge

The challenge this week is to create a handful of gift tags. Here’s the catch… each tag must be different but use the same elements. You can go as simple or elaborate as you would like. You can make one or you can make six. If you want to create/decorate a container for the tags, that’s up to you. Have fun with it!

Tag… you’re it 🙂

Pam designed this lovely set of Christmas gift tags. Here’s a link to her blog to read more about how she made them. She used SSC1067 Holiday Home Perfectly Clear Stamps, AC672HSR Red Dot Sparklers Class A’Peel Stickers and GM220U Multi Ultra-fine Crystal Glitter to make her tags.


Congratulations to last week’s sketch challenge winner, Carol B.

What a fantastic scrapbook page! Love the pairing of patterns and papers! Carol stamped this page with Flower Chat Perfectly Clear Stamps and SSC134 Encouraging Words Perfectly Clear Stamps.