Hi there. Vera here today to start your week with a Christmas inspiration. Just in case you start to work on your Christmas card stash. 🙂
For this card, I started by die-cutting the background. Creating a tone on tone background is one of my favorite way to create a subtle background that wouldn’t compete with the main image. Here, I used the Convention Coverplate die. Adhere the die cut piece to the card base. Next, stamped and heat embossed all three circles from Confetti Shapes Circle set with silver embossing powder and die cut them using Confetti Shapes Circle coordinating dies. Ink blend with various blue ink pads from The Ton collection. I say this, because here, I was too lazy to clean up my brushes before I started the ink blending and I just mix and match the blues anyway. Adhere all circles to card base, die cut the ornament top and add to the ornament. For the line, I just cut a strip of silver pearl paper. Next, I stamped and heat embossed the Poinsettias and berries from Jolly Border set. Colored them with Copic and add to the ornament.
To finish, I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment from This Year set. Here, I did trim the sentiment as I also want to show you how you can get more out of your stamp. Just by doing a little trimming you can get a whole different sentiment or look from your set. Nifty, right? So, how many Christmas cards do you usually make each year? Do you have to make a lot or just a little?
Well, whether you have to make a bunch or just a little, I hope you enjoy today’s inspiration. Remember all the new sets can be pre-ordered now and will be shipping on 9/22. Thank you all for stopping by here and I wish you all a good week.
Hi, crafty friends! Hope you’re having a great week! It’s TaeEun here today with a holiday card featuring our new Poinsettia Bouquet stamp set from the Fall 2021 Release! Have you checked out the new release with tons of awesome holiday items?
For today’s card I picked the gorgeous Poinsettia Bouquet. It’s a huge outline floral image which is a dream to color!
I white heat embossed the Poinsettia Bouquet on a watercolor paper panel and colored it using Color Burst powder and other watercolors. For the large poinsettia I used Cerulean Blue and Orchid Color Burst. Instead of a detailed coloring I did let the colors flow in the water that I applied first. After the panel was dry I die cut the image using the coordinating die.
I ink blended the cardbase in Iris Blooms and Cali Blue, as I didn’t like the contrast when I placed the image on the white cardbase. I splattered white ink on the cardbase and foam mounted the Poinsettia Bouquet on it.
Trim a panel of white cardstock slightly smaller than the green card base and adhere to the base. Add a strip of stripe patterned paper and then adhere the poinsettias using foam adhesive. Then for the sentiment I used Styled Christmas Sentiments which I stamped and heat embossed with gold embossing powder. I also adhere this with foam adhesive and finished by adding some Mojito Sparkling Clear Sequins.
Since this past weekend, I was on a roll, I ended up making 2 cards.
To put the card together, I trim a panel of white cardstock slightly smaller than the pink cardstock. Then, I die cut a panel of white cardstock with one of the coverplate from Gingham Plaid Layering Coverplate die set. I feel like the die cut plaid helped making the background not so plain. Before adhering the Poinsettias I die cut some extra filler using Mini Sprigs Coverplate. Arrange all the pieces and adhere to card. For the sentiment, like before I used Styled Christmas Sentiments set. Finished by adding enamel drops to the center of the Poinsettias.
Well peeps, there you go, 2 Christmas cards that hopefully inspire you to start working on your stack of Christmas cards as well. If you’re in the US, I hope you get to enjoy some time off and get some crafting time in. Have a wonderful day!!
Hello and welcome back to Day 2 of our Fall 2021 Release! We reveal the remainder of our 19 new products today. Everything is available for preorder now and will begin shipping around September 22. Before you head over to the shop, be sure to check out the rest of the release in this post so you don’t miss a thing from our new release!
To celebrate our Fall 2021 Release, our shop will have triple rewards points until the end of Monday, September 6 at 11:59PM EST.
If you missed Day 1, head over to yesterday’s blog post here. Without further ado, let’s debut the rest of our new goodies!
In addition to stamps and dies, we also have a new pin drop today!
Our new Berries pin is created from hard enamel with soft gold outlining. These pins are available to ship immediately. Be sure to check out the rest of our pin collection!
First up is our Festive Folk Coverplate Die! This coverplate die features a whimsical folk themed die cut/stitched pattern complete with jumping deer, flourishes and leaves. Can be used together with our Merry Folk Sentiments (below – sold separately below).
We had to include a nice large coloring image with this release and I’m so excited to debut our beautiful new Poinsettia Bouquet stamp! Use your favorite coloring mediums to color this large image in.
Use it on a 6×6 inch card or slice it in half and use them on two cards!
Our new Jolly Border set features a fun and festive border image filled with holiday florals that you can color in. This set also includes three standalone holiday images you can color, a sentiment you can stamp inside the border and a stamp for your envelopes.
Our previously released Wonderland Print dies coordinate with this set! The sentiments from our Wonderland Print stamp set fit inside our new Jolly border.
Hello and welcome back to our blog! We have a two day release for our new Fall 2021 Release because we have 19 new stamps and dies to show you guys!
Everything will be available for preorder tomorrow and will begin shipping on September 22. I apologize for the delayed shipping but this was the only way I could work around my new schedule as I join the stamp show/expo circuit (we were in Schaumburg for the Stamp and Scrap Expo a couple of weeks ago and in Hamburg this past weekend for the SSAT show). We will be in Westminster in a couple of weeks and then Mesa, AZ the week after. If you’re in the area, you should come visit our booths at these stamp shows/expos!
We will have our Day 2 debuts on the blog at noon EST tomorrow (this is also the final day of our release). Everything will go live at noon EST in the shop for preorder. Thank you for your patience as we try to adjust to our new schedules!
Please note that all the new release links will go live tomorrow at noon!
Without further ado, let’s begin Day 1 of our debuts.
First up is our new Boundless Poinsettias set! This set comprises of three layers for the poinsettia clusters and two layers for the foliage bits totaling five main layers.
Each layer is implemented with our patent pending grouped layering strategic markers to assist in flawless layering. There are three additional individual small stamps that can be used to stamp the poinsettia centers.
Our grouped layering ribbons sentiments were so popular because of the ease of aligning (due to the patent pending grouped layering strategic markers implemented in the design) and easy die cutting using the one single coordinating die to cut all the sentiments at once. Thus, we had to release the holiday version of this fabulous design!
The two step layering stamps will stamp all five sentiments in two easy steps.
The coordinating die will cut out all five sentiments in one single shot.
I had to create a somewhat sassy sentiment set for this season so here is our Obligatory Christmas set. I hope you enjoy these as much as I did!
If the sassy sentiments aren’t your cup of tea and you need a sentiment that is more on the serious side, I hope our This Year mini stamp can be used for your cards this season. The coordinating die (available separately) will die cut the main sentiment.
I think I have a slight obsession with this confetti theme. While it’s not as prevalent as my peony obsession, confetti designs can make any card sparkle. So I had to create our new Confetti Shapes Circle set (and Square and Star versions below).
The coordinating dies are great because you can create little ornament bases and hanging string die cuts to create confetti themed ornaments!
Our Confetti Shapes Square set can be a beautiful and versatile set. The coordinating dies (available separately) are great as well because the three square dies have stitching inside the cut lines.
There is also one more die which will cut out three bows with stitching that you can add to the top of the confetti square shapes to make them look like presents.
You can add the ornament base die cuts from the Circle set on the Square designs OR you can add the adorable ribbon die cuts from the square die collection.
Our Confetti Shapes Star set features three sized star designs. There are two holiday themed sentiments as well as one non-holiday sentiment making this set more useful in your stash!
The coordinating dies features three individual star dies and one die that will cut out three ornament bases to use with your stamped star images. There is also one more die that will cut out three ornament strings.
This one single die will cut out 9 small delicate pine sprigs that you can use to fluff up your holiday clusters!
Next up is our layering Fancy Folk Tree Coverplate dies! This collection features two layering coverplate dies PLUS a tree shaped die that you can use to back the tree design.
This design is very close to my heart because it took a long time to get the alignment of both plates just right. I hope you love these as much as I do!
Our Poinsettia Mail is a great envelope art stamp that you can use to decorate for your cards that you send out this year!
Time to jazz up those envelopes easily with our new stamp!
Next up is our Holly Bits set! This design may look a bit blurry but please note that the actual design will give you a clear impression. We had to edit the graphics a bit to deter design thieves from infringing on our designs.
Our Holly Bits set is a great little 4×6 inch grouped layering set that you can use to create little festive bits to add to your paper crafts. The coordinating die (available separately) will die cut all four images in one shot.
You can turn any floral into a festive holiday floral by adding holly leaves and berries to it!
Last up is our Dashing Poinsettias set. This is also a grouped layering set that features our patent pending strategic markers.
With this set, you can stamp three poinsettias in three beautiful grouped layers. You can stamp and die cut the grouped leaves separately. I separated the florals from the foliage in this set in case you needed extra leaves!
Now that you’ve seen the stamps for today, enjoy the samples made by our team for Day 1. Be sure to stop by their individual blogs for more details on their projects.
Now that you have finished Day 1 of our Fall 2021 Release, be sure to stop by our blog tomorrow to see the rest of our release. We have a total of 19 new stamps and dies so you won’t want to miss our finale at noon tomorrow.
Head over to our team members blogs for more details on their projects:
Hello, crafty friends! Hope your week is off to a great start! It’s TaeEun here today sharing a floral card featuring Rose Blossoms Layering Stencils. This 6” x 6” stencil set has six layers. I stenciled the image in pink, purple and blue. There is a coordinating die set which cuts the side borders of the stenciled image.
Let’s take a look at my card 🙂 !
I stenciled the pink roses in Bubblegum and Dolled Up, the purple flowers in Soft Amethyst and Iris Blooms and the small flowers were stenciled in Cali Blue. For the leaves I used Soft Ash and Periwinkle. I added a bit of purple ink to the leaves. After the stenciling was done I cut the border using the coordinating die. I dry embossed the panel with the first layer of the rose stencil but it’s hard to see in the picture. The dry embossing created a nice smooth texture on the roses.
I chose a purple cardbse for my card and white heat embossed the Modern Plaid background on it. I added a strip of purple glitter tape on the right edge of the cardbase and foam mounted the stenciled image on it.
Hi all. Vera here. I have to admit that I often struggling in making fall cards. I guess because I love lots of colors that I often find yellow and orange combo just not as fascinating. Don’t get me wrong, I love those colors in nature, but on card, that’s not my preference. Well, till I learn to let myself go outside the box. Who said fall colors can only be yellow, orange and green right? I think a pop of teal or even pink make fall cards more fun.
For my card today, I used the new Autumn Coloring Bits. All the images are stamped at once, then you just colored them and die cut them all at once. Time saver!! And, then let the fun begin. With just one stamping you end up with enough images to play with. You can use all of them at once or just a few. I used almost all of them on my card.
Before adhering any of them, I ink blend Meadow ink pad on the bottom part of the card. Then start arranging all the pieces. I adhere some directly to the card and some with foam adhesive. I love having different depth of layers on my card.
Once I finished adhering all the pieces, I simply finished by stamping the label sentiment from Regal Rose set. I let the burst of color on the bottom take center stage and keep the rest white space.
I love the way this card turned out. I have found a pop of teal on fall card make fall card prettier. That’s all from me today peeps. Hope you enjoy today’s card. Have a beautiful day! Cheers….