When all the preparations are finished for the holidays there is time for celebrations and we have a few House-Mouse stamps from our 2016 Holiday Catalog that share those moments.
Monica is helping a friend get ready for the holidays with a pretty red bow and there are festive concerts to attend like the House-Mouse crew are performing for their friend.
There seems to be some last minute purchases as the mice are trying out hats on the run at Muzzy’s Hats and there is always a certain amount of traveling around the holidays where Gruffies® Biggly and friend are zooming by with a load of presents to deliver.
It seems the House-Mouse and Friends can tell quite a great story for the holidays and we’ve enjoyed traveling through the week with them and sharing some great project ideas. And those projects get added to our House-Mouse Designs® Projects Pinterest board so visit and subscribe to get new ideas as projects are always being added!
Now it’s time for more fantastic inspiration from the design team today –
December is almost here and as Christmas gets closer in our sights these House-Mouse® characters and their friends are here with more preparations and creative activities to get ready for the holidays!
Muzzy, Amanda, Monica and Mudpie are baking gingerbread mice cookies and decorating them with a personal touch!
A gift for a friend needs a finishing touch and Muzzy and Monica are working all the way to the Christmas tree.
There is always a need for helpers during the holiday and Monica, Mudpie, and Amanda stepped into the role in darling elf costumes.
Let’s not forget the tradition of candy canes for the holiday and artist Amanda is making pretty striped canes in time for a sweet moment with Maxwell that is framed in candy cane sweetness.
Here is more fantastic inspiration from the design team today –
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 –
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.
Make a delicious banner with this set, like Monika Thomas pulled together in no time with just a few supplies!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
Now that you have seen a couple of great ideas here, get ready for some designer projects to get your mojo baking with ideas!
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 –
We hope the wheels are rolling on the road to holiday paper crafting after this week with Truck Tidings! This set is a great combo of cling rubber stamps and dies that will enthuse the truck fans in your holiday circle, but it has so many more possibilities when you think outside of the holiday season and you will get to see some great ideas today from our designer’s projects today.
Before we take off for the weekend we’d like to share some of our other motored images also from our July 2016 catalog and a very popular truck and gifts image from an older release.
Let’s get the motor running and head on into the holidays with loads of fun and fresh ideas from projects by our design team!
It’s a Christmas tradition to have a fresh tree to decorate but what could be easier than loading it in the back of a truck? Maybe stamping it in the back of our Truck Tidings Cling Stamps and Die Set!
Debi Hammons created this tradition, shown above, by masking off the decorations making it look like a great, and easy, way to carry on the tradition through Christmas cards and scrapbook pages.
And more stamping fun with the same set is creating a truckload of presents to take to the family gathering or local charity. Capture the treasure of gift giving season with this stamp and die set and its loads of the possibilities!
For more inspiration, stop by our designer’s blogs to see what they made for our Truck Tidings theme week!
A very happy Monday to everyone and for our US peeps, have a great Labor Day holiday! Even though the U.S. postal service won’t be out for delivery today we are transporting our own holiday parcels because whether we want to believe it or not, it’s time to cruise through our July catalog of holiday goodies! We have a full line-up of themes that will take us right up until New Year’s to share and it’s time to get trucking through the holidays!
Our theme this week is all about getting those presents delivered on time and Truck Tidings really delivers tons of choices! This set includes images for a truck, presents and a decorated tree that are manufactured in our deeply etched rubber cling mount stamp each with a matching die, plus a perfectly suited sentiment to complete the set!
To get great ideas and an awesome tip on how to create masks, watch this short video with Fran Seiford.
We’ll be back again on Wednesday with more inspiration!