If you’ve ever wondered how to paint those translucent objects (balloons, vases, jars, cups and glasses) with watercolor, this month’s videos are for you. Featuring three new stamp sets full of see-through objects for you to practice this technique, they also feature everyday and special occasion greetings for making great cards for your friends. They can all be found on the Watercolor tab on our website.
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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 –
As the bat theme continues this week we’d like to introduce you to a smaller bat hanging around in our Halloween themed stamps. You can find it in the Tricky Words Perfectly Clear Stamps Set to be used for your next Halloween project or perhaps use it with face paint for a temporary tattoo! There are also plenty of word stamps and small images to build your own sentiment, perfect for tags on your treat bags.
These beautiful collage stamps we’re featuring this week capture perfectly the Fran•táge style. Vintage, shabby chic, a bit timeworn and well-loved (or neglected), all these elements lend a charm and beauty to items and greetings. We’ve done the work for you with collages of vintage and original images combined with Fran’s flair for composition to create these gorgeous stamps. Each with a small space perfect for the greetings from our Quotes Perfectly Clear Stamps™ sets.
The design team has been sharing all week, and they’ve more to share today! Hope you’ve enjoyed the inspiration and might want to add a couple of these images to your collection!
Kristine Reynolds made this gorgeous card without a greeting! So festive and sweet with all the butterflies adding so much texture, and using the Encrusted Jewel Technique on the edges of her focal point!
Here’s some more inspiration from our terrific team!
Happy 4th!! We’re celebrating America’s Birthday this week with some serious squeeee! Our House-Mouse Designs® Star Spangled Mice are all wrapped up in an American flag and just waiting for the fireworks! In case you missed the first two rounds of inspiration, you can catch them here – MONDAY (we fixed the broken links, too), and WEDNESDAY.