We have a big week here on the blog with merry preparations for the holiday! Our House-Mouse Designs® characters are busy getting everything ready for the season and we can’t wait to share the experience with you all.
Today’s rubber stamps characters share these mice having a grand time making all places inside the home and out a bright a cheerful scene.
Muzzy and Amanda are getting the lights ready for the tree or making a great effort trying.
Monica and Amanda are with friends getting the decorations put on the tree.
Amanda and Mudpie are hanging the lights up for all to see.
Monica is rolling in the wreath for a festive welcome and some friends are decorating nearby with berries on a pinecone.
Here is more fantastic inspiration from the design team today –
We think this week’s theme is boughs to bows above the rest with Christmas tree projects inspiration. If you missed any of our posts on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday you are missing some tree-mendous product combinations. An easy way to catch up though is to check out the design team projects through our Christmas Inspiration Pinterest board.
Today’s inspiration gallery here on our blog are the cards you might have spotted during Fran’s video shared here on Wednesday’s post. There were a some darling Pop Up cards that always make a fun greeting. To see these up close, clicking on the caption will lead you to a project page with a larger photo and more information on supplies and instructions.
We have news for you before we send you hopping off to see more awesome projects from our design team.
This month Create Christmas is popping up at your favorite stamping and scrapbooking store with our Pop-Up card of the month program! Everything you need in supplies and full instructions are available to create this featured card by designer Debi Hammons and they might even have it as a class. If you don’t see it in your store, ask about the Pop-Up Card program from Stampendous.
Here’s a pretty fabulous list of projects to hop on over and see.
By now I’m guessing that this set of Cling Stamps and their matching Cutting Dies are reeeeaaaally familiar to you. There’s a very good reason why the “Create Christmas” sets have been featured all of this week…they are amazingly versatile! Mix them up with Dreamweaver designs by Stampendous, and the possibilities are endless.
You’ve learned how to color these images. You’ve learned how to paper piece them with designer papers. You’ve learned to simply stamp and emboss the images. Now, how about ink-stenciling a background design over the tree? How about pasting a design on the tree? How about adding a bit of Dreamweaver Embossing Paste to edges to create snow? For more dimension and the wow factor, how about running the tree through your embossing machine with the Dreamweaver stencil backgrounds or embossing folders? Now we’re talking! Here are just a few designs that would work well for these techniques, a few of which are considered “everyday” designs to be used year round for all of your Stampendous/Dreamweaver projects:
And add some of this…
A healthy sprinkling of this…
And you could have something like this fun card by Pam Hornschu…
Several of our team members have some more Christmas creations to share with you today:
We are here today with more Christmas trees from the design team linked up towards the end of our post, but before we hop on over to see them we have a great video with Fran Seiford using Create Christmas.
You’ll see plenty of ideas for tree styles and colors plus somewhere in the video Fran gives a tip on making different styles of glistening snow and vintage decorations.
Let’s hop on over to these designer projects for more inspiration!
Are you ready to create a little Christmas this week? We are!
One of the loved traditions of Christmas season is finding the perfect evergreen tree and decorate it with treasured ornaments and accessories. Now we can create a grove of fun Christmas trees in assorted styles and decorations with two new products from our July 2015 catalog.
Cling Create Christmas Stamp Set includes a shapely tree and adornment stamps to make a jolly holiday tree project of your very own. This set also includes a free stencil for easy coloring and masking on your projects and we’ll show you how to use it all this week.
Stamp and decorate the tree in one layer or easily add dimension with the coordinating Create Christmas Die Set. The possibilities are endless with this set of 12 dies that cut all the stamp set images in Create Christmas even dies to cut the tree into layers for new heights. Add oodles of gifts around your tree with the two rectangle and bow dies.
Decorate this tree quickly by stamping on pattern paper as shown in this festive card by Fran Seiford. Add a few wrapped presents in no time using only dies and more pattern paper, then all that is left is Christmas wish sentiment put together with the Holiday Words Perfectly Clear Stamps Set.
With so many ways to trim a tree with this stamp and die combination our design team have some great Christmas projects to share! Let’s see what they have today!
We’re sharing decorating tips from your favorite mice this week! Our design team made some great projects featuring the newest stamps from House-Mouse Designs®. We’re getting ready for Christmas, and you’ll love what we’ve made. You can click on the pictures to visit the project section of our website and see the supplies and instructions for these great projects.
Reading the Night Before Christmas is a favorite tradition in my house. This darling framed image by decorative painter Debbie Cole, CDA is a great way to commemorate that fun time.
Of course you can do this adorable stamp as a cute Christmas card, too! Here, in-house Sample Artist Debi Hammons added a string of tiny lights as an easy embellishment to the card! She even made a matching envelope!
Stephanie Lee, our incredible Blog Star sent us another Christmas Card for inspiration for your “last-minute-card-making-list.”
“Christmas trees are the quintessential symbol of Christmas for me – it just doesn’t feel like Christmas in our house without a tree (real or fake). My tree at home probably will not win any awards – it’s full of mismatched children arts that only a mother could love, handpicked ornaments that tell our story, special heirloom and keepsake ornaments. I love my meaningful tree but I also miss shopping for and decorating the fancy matching tree … so here it is on my card instead.”
“I stamped a couple of Stampendous Cling Tinsel Tree onto patterned paper, embossed the pots with Aged Gold Embossing Enamel and covered the stars with Halo gold mix glitter. Added a few dots of red stickles to the tree and fussy cut out the trees.
Then I stamped a card with 1 tree image (didn’t want too many background stars) and added more glitter on the stars on the background.
Assemble your card by added some left over burlap I had from making a wreath to the card, adhere the left and right tree onto the card 1st, then popped up the middle tree onto the 1st 2 trees. Finish with ready made sentiment tag (I got mine from a box of chocolates).” – Stephanie
If you haven’t started making your Christmas gifts and decorations by now, you are cutting it awfully close. And we are here to help you with some last minute crafty ideas. Today’s project is a paper tree, by Pam Hornschu. It wood be absolutely perfect fir decorating the dining table! To get your Shape Shiftable Jumbo Tree into its original shape, line up the Perfectly Clear™ Stamp face down on the picture printed on its carrier sheet. Then lower your clear acrylic handle on to the stamp. It will adhere to the block in just the right shape. Then you can stamp them with sides adjoining to make this perfect tree. Use 3 trees for the top layer, 4 for the middle layer, and 5 for the bottom layer. Voila! A very cool bit of yule decor.
Recipe for Merry Christmas Paper Tree by Pam Hornschu: