The excitement of Santa is all around this week on our blog with stamps and stencils to celebrate the jolly man in red. Let’s have some fun looking for Santa’s Christmas presents in our newest products!
It is always amazing how many presents Santa can fit into his magical bag that our stamp images are packed with them, like Santa’s Pick Up and Pachyderm Presents. Both full of merriment.
Our Hill Top Train image encircles a winter hill of snow covered cottages for an enchanting and fun Christmas project.
Check out these Santa goodies from our team on their blogs today!
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 –
Hello and welcome to another day of our mashup with Santa and wobbly action projects. Our team is having way too much fun making a wide range of wobbly cards AND there are a few video clips to see just how they wobble. Catch up on them from Monday if you haven’t already and check out today’s list of designers who are ready to dazzle you with Santa’s, wobbly cards or both!
Since it IS about Santa this week too, we have some projects from our catalog with a few bag issues! They are brimming full of presents that are just begging to be seen. First up is this amazing book box by Debbie Cole who captures the vintage and country vibe of our Quilted Santa stamp. Isn’t this just amazing!
And then there is a classic version of Santa, as Classic Santa in wood or cling rubber mount.
Asia King created this gorgeous Classic Santa card and those young at heart believe the sentiment says is all. Get all the details on how Asia created this card over on our website HERE.
We can’t get enough of the big fat man with the long white beard around this time of year, so let’s hop on over to these designer’s projects and see if we can find him!
We have had so much fun with Core’dinations versatile paper and our great products the last two days and it’s incredible to think we are in the last day of our Christmas Mini Hop! We enjoyed bringing you great projects for inspirations and to see how versatile our products can be. We hope you have enjoyed stopping in each day and that you will come back around to keep up on all the fun projects our design team creates with each new weekly theme. Have you seen all those Santa’s on the hop? The team sure knows how to represent the man in the red suit and there will be three more who will be able to soon because we have prizes!
Our wonderful Dear Santa Stamp Set comes with a terrific border, plus a free mask/stencil to mask off the Santa and stencil a candy cane background! You’ll love it. And the gorgeous recycled cards from Darice (makers of Core’dinations Cardstock) are just gorgeous! They’re a big, A7 for your best greetings, and they’re two colors of kraft…so use the side you like best!! Plus they’ve got matching envelopes!
To be eligible to grab one of the three prize packages from our blog hop, comment each day on our blog and that of each designer in the list below. The winners will be chosen by random (random.org) and we’ll be looking for a way to notify the winners from their comment or profile information. Details on our Official Contest Rules can always be accessed on our Challenge Contest Page. If you are joining for the first time today you can catch up on the projects for MONDAY, TUESDAY and walk through today’s post for more ideas with Stampendous and Core’dinations.
We’re also hopping along with our friends at Art Anthology this week, so we don’t want to confuse you! If you’re looking for that hop here’s Monday, and Tuesday, and today’s hop.
It’s only day two of the hop and we’ve seen some amazing projects from both teams and there are even more to see today! We are having some fun along the hop that includes a chance to win a prize package that includes our Jumbo Cling Dear Santa Stamp Set plus Jumbo Stamp Handle and a set of Recycled Kraft cards and envelopes to create 50 – 5 x 7 greeting cards.
To be eligible to grab one of the three prize packages from our blog hop, comment each day on our blog and that of each designer in the list below. The winners will be chosen by random (random.org) and we’ll be looking for a way to notify the winners from their comment or profile information. Details on our Official Contest Rules can always be accessed on our Challenge Contest Page. If you are joining for the first time today you can catch up on the projects for MONDAY, walk through today’s post and come back again tomorrow for more ideas with Stampendous and Core’dinations.
We’re also hopping along with our friends at Art Anthology this week, so we don’t want to confuse you! If you’re looking for that hop here’s Monday, and today’s hop.
Here’s today line up of fabulous projects from today’s designers!
Welcome Everyone to our mini-hop with the folks from Core’dinations! We thought we’d bring you just a bit more fun and a great chance to win some more prizes this week! We’re hoppping with Core’dinations on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, and you’ve got the chance to win a great prize!! Our wonderful Dear Santa Stamp Set comes with a terrific border, plus a free mask/stencil to mask off the Santa and stencil a candy cane background! You’ll love it. And the gorgeous recycled cards from Darice (makers of Core’dinations Cardstock) are just gorgeous! They’re a big, A7 for your best greetings, and they’re two colors of kraft…so use the side you like best!! Plus they’ve got matching envelopes!
We’re also hopping along with our friends at Art Anthology this week, so we don’t want to confuse you! If you’re looking for that hop, and hoping to win some goodies there as well, you can check it out HERE.
But now it’s time to check out the gorgeous artwork from today’s designers!
Hopefully you’re back from shopping and ready to sit down with a warm cup of something sweet and contemplate your Holiday Card making! Our Black Friday Sale gives you terrific deals on the images you need for all your cards, plus our terrific Stack Art Kits for tags as well! (see earlier tag post here, if you missed it!)
We’re sharing ideas with you for the great Holiday Images we have on sale. You can find them on the Featured Items section of our website home page.
One of those great Stamp sets is our Dear Santa Jumbo Cling Rubber Set. This set includes Santa checking his list, or maybe reading a child’s letter, plus a terrific background/border of “santa” type Christmas words. There’s also a FREE template included, of course, and this includes a mask for Santa plus a terrific candy cane stencil pattern.
Here are some great samples featuring Dear Santa! Read all the way down for a SECRET!
PSSST… a little secret heads up for you… we’re doing a blog collaboration with Art Anthology Paints and Sprays on December 8-12. Dear Santa will be HEAVILY featured in this collaboration. You’re really going to wish you had him! And he won’t be on sale that week either!!
That jolly elf in the red suit is watching you! He’s making his list and checking it twice! Our newest Jumbo Cling Rubber Set has Santa reviewing his gift list… are you on it??
One of the best things about our Jumbo Cling Rubber Sets is the FREE Template that comes in the package! Remember when we had to cut the mask on Tuesday’s post to put our Santa Roadster into a scene? Well this set comes with the mask for Santa already cut for you! Plus, you get a cool candy cane striped background for sponging, spritzing, painting, inking and embossing, etc!! The sky is the limit! Here’s what the template looks like! And it’s FREE!
Our Design Team members are checking their lists, too! You should definitely go see what they’re up to today!
This week we’re looking at Santa images in the July 2013 Catalog from Stampendous. Our very own BlogStar Tobi Crawford is taking Santa To new heights with a super look of monochrome with a pop of color! After you check out her cool tutorial, be sure to take a gander at these terrific images from the rest of our Design Team:
It’s Tobi Crawford here with another quick look at how I choose my Copics for optimal shading. For today’s card I chose the gorgeous Cling Santa Air Drop stamp.
I was looking at this scene and wondered how I could really focus on Santa and his presents and considered the “Spotlight Technique” (that’s where you have a punched-out area of the stamp that’s coloured and everything else is not) but decided to go in a slightly different direction. I don’t know what I would call this technique, but having everything monochromatic except for the focal point of the image is another fun way to switch up your colouring.
Here’s how I coloured the grays:
As you can see, I went through the entire image and coloured all of the dark/shadows (C7), then into the mediums (C5/C3) then the lightest marker (C1).
Here’s the completed card! To enhance the grays and give other parts of the image a little pizzazz, I added some Crystal Micro Glitter by going over bits with a glue pen. It’s a quick and easy way to add glitter!!