Fittingly, our last Christmas in July post is about quick and easy DIY Christmas thank you cards! What better way to show your gratitude for gifts, events and gestures over the holidays than to make and send some DIY Christmas thank you cards? These cards are so beautiful and are clean and simple and super fast to make. (And honestly? We think it’s so pretty it could be your Christmas card if you like!) These are easy cards to make […]Continue Reading
Make A Watercolor Christmas Wreath Card!
If you love to watercolor, this Christmas wreath card will be as much fun to make as it is to send! A classic Christmas wreath card is always a good go-to theme and we absolutely LOVE what Melinda has done with this pretty stamp and one of our new stencils. The combination is magical! Let’s check out how to make one for ourselves. Melinda started by stamping our Wreath with Berries stamp in a very light color of ink onto […]Continue Reading
Make Some Cute Snowman Christmas Cards With Copics!
Cute snowman Christmas cards are always in style and these are so fun to make! Many of you have said that you love ideas for cards that can be used for lots of reasons and these cute snowman Christmas cards totally fit the bill. Even though it is created as a winter card, it’s a perfect non-denominational card for the holidays. Let’s see how Carol made it and pick up her tips for using Copics to add all the vavoom! […]Continue Reading
Do You Love Christmas Cards With Owls On Them?
Christmas cards with owls on them are enduring in popularity and today’s is just adorable! Everywhere you look, you see Christmas cards with owls on them and we think we can see why. They are SO stinkin’ cute! And WHOoooo doesn’t love owls? When today’s designer, Renee, saw this little feathered fella she thought “Home for Christmas” and when you think of where an owl lives you just have to think of a tree, right? So let’s see how she […]Continue Reading
Check Out This Vintage Red Truck Christmas Decor!
Yes, you can make this gorgeous vintage red truck Christmas decor piece to use or give as a fabulous handmade gift! A trend that has endured the years is the theme of vintage red truck Christmas decor. There is something about an old red pickup truck against the snowy greenery of the Christmas season that people just really love. Our very own Kittie Caracciolo put her spin on this a few years ago and this post gets shared and commented […]Continue Reading
Make Some Christmas Paper Crafts From Your Stash!
Use your stash of goodies to put together some giftable Christmas paper crafts! Christmas paper crafts are always popular and gathering and testing ideas can be a fun way to ease into holiday preparation. Don’t we ALL swear we are going to start early and then find ourselves in a crunch mid-December? Today we are going to share some ideas – some classic, some new – that can help you think outside the box (or package or bag or tag) […]Continue Reading
Some Cute and Funny Homemade Christmas Cards!
Your friends will just CRACK UP when they open these funny homemade Christmas cards you put together for them! We all love making cards and these funny homemade Christmas cards put such a fun spin on the idea of sending holiday wishes to loved ones. We get such a kick out these cards because it’s not just the adorable owls all dressed up but Lisa’s fun play on words that has us “h-owling”! Let’s see how she made them! To […]Continue Reading
Make Some Cute Christmas Slimline Cards!
These are such cute Christmas slimline cards and they are SO fun to make! We are in love with these cute Christmas slimline cards and we can’t get over how much impact Annie’s use of one of our new stencils added to the whole look. Annie says “stencils are one of the most versatile crafting tools out there and I love finding unique ways to use certain designs that make them even more useful.” She definitely shows that off here! […]Continue Reading
Let’s Make Some Cute Slimline Christmas Cards!
These cute slimline Christmas cards are going to make you want to drop everything and STAMP! When you mix our adorable little Christmas Inchies with our innovative slimline dies you get SUPER cute slimline Christmas cards!!! Natasha flipped for these fun little fellas and spotted that their small size and scale allowed them to be the perfect elements to use in multiples over the larger field of a slimline card. Let’s make learn her secrets!! First, Natasha stamped the images […]Continue Reading
Looking For Snowman Card Ideas For Any Occasion?
See a great example of snowman card ideas you can use all season long! While we are celebrating Christmas in July this month, we are thrilled to have this all-occasion project to add to our snowman card ideas. While it makes an excellent Christmas card, it’s also perfect for just about any other snowman-needed occasion! Let’s see how Allison put this together for us. First, Allie used the second largest die from our Nested Rectangle With Pierce set adn cut […]Continue Reading
Do You Need Tropical Christmas Cards?
If you are making tropical Christmas cards, you HAVE to see this! Believe it or not, tropical Christmas cards are pretty popular. If you live in the Southern Hemisphere, you celebrate Christmas during your warm season. And if you live somewhere warm, a card like this is a perfect nod to your location. We just about fell over when we saw this card from Kittie and knew we had to share it with you all! You can see her original […]Continue Reading
Cute Circle Frame Die Cut Christmas Card!
You can use this circle frame die cut Christmas card idea with any favorite scene setters! This basic design for a circle frame die cut Christmas card looks absolutely adorable with these woodland creatures and we know that it would look equally as wonderful with just about any characters you’d like to use. Let’s take a look at how to put together this card so you can make it just like this or modify to your style. To make the […]Continue Reading
Mixed Media Christmas Cards – Use Your Stash!
Mixed media Christmas cards are a fun way to use all kinds of different things for a fabulous, luxe look! Today we are very excited to share one of Melinda’s ideas for mixed media Christmas cards. Melinda said she was inspired by all the bits and pieces in our Santa Post Card set that came out last year. We adore her way of incorporating so many of these images and in such interesting ways. Let’s take a closer look at […]Continue Reading
More Christmas Cards With Gnomes!
Christmas cards with gnomes are hot hot hot and today we have a cool fella to share! We can’t get over how many Christmas cards with gnomes we are seeing this year and we love that our Christmas Gnomes – Andre, Michael, Thomas and William – are riding that wave of popularity! Today we have an adorable card from Renee showing off one of the “boys” so let’s see how she put it together so WE can make some! To […]Continue Reading
Get Some Copic Marker Background Tips!
Today we are sharing some fantastic Copic marker background tips that will make you look like a pro! We are so excited to learn some Copic marker background tricks today from Carol that really help any stamped image pop right off the card. From adding essential shadows to creating a vibrant, shaded dark background, these simple techniques are mainstays in card making. Let’s get right to it because they are so easy and so effective! First, Carol stamped our Snowman […]Continue Reading
Christmas In July Stamps and Dies In One Handy Spot!
We’ve gathered all our Christmas in July stamps and dies into one place for easy browsing! We’ve had so many of you coming over to the store to browse our huge collection of goodies that we decided to put all our Christmas in July stamps and dies in one spot so you can just scroll through to your heart’s content and see what we have available to get your OWN Christmas in July on. Let’s check out some customer favorites! […]Continue Reading
Christmas Ornaments To Make From Your Stash!
Today we are sharing some Christmas ornaments to make using supplies from your stash! With this being our Christmas in July celebration we thought we would share some Christmas ornaments to make using supplies you probably already have on hand! Wouldn’t it be great to get ahead on all the holiday making this year? We thought in addition to all the Christmas card inspiration we are sharing, it would be nice to add in a few “anything but a card” […]Continue Reading
An Idea for Side Step Christmas Cards!
If you are planning to make some side step Christmas cards, you have to check out this idea! Side step Christmas cards are a fun way to create a whole scene with loads of details and today Lisa is showing how to start with a pre-cut base to save a TON of time and effort! You can put all your creative energy into the FUN stuff and this card shows that off! Let’s check out the making of this project […]Continue Reading
Christmas Gnomes on a “Peppermint” Background!
These Christmas gnomes are extra “sweet” against their candy swirl background! Oooh – today we have a SUPER cute card featuring a couple of Christmas gnomes set upon a panel Annie created that looks just like a big ol’ batch of Starlight peppermints! What a CUTE combo! Let’s try making one! First, stamp a couple of the fanciful fellas from our Garden Gnomes set onto white card stock with black Copic-friendly ink and color them in, cutting them out with […]Continue Reading
Rustic Christmas Cards To Make and Send To Everyone!
If you love the look of rustic Christmas cards, you will LOVE today’s post! Rustic Christmas cards are all the trend this year and today Natasha has created a card design for us that is super simple to put together but has lots of beautiful, easily made details that take it up several notches. Let’s see how she did it! Natasha started by stamping pine cones and berries from our Winter Bouquet stamp set using our Color Fuse Inks. Natasha […]Continue Reading
Quick and Easy Handmade Christmas Cards
Check out this great idea for some quick and easy handmade Christmas cards! No matter how involved we may make our holiday cards, we all always need some ideas for some quick and easy handmade Christmas cards for those last minute moments. We loved this card from Kittie from last year so much we felt we had to share it again, especially with so many large seasonal greetings on sale! We just love how Kittie combined one large greeting, heat […]Continue Reading