Tuesday, December 12, 2017

8 Nights and 12 Days

Hanukkah begins tonight! 
8 nights of dreidel spinning, candle lighting and celebration!
We will bring you 8 days of inspiration! Join us here each day to see awesome Hanukkah card ideas from the Girl Fridays using our wonderful Hanukkah collection stamp and die sets. You can pin them to your pinterest boards for future ideas, or run right over to your crafty stash and re-create one to give. 

Kelly created a stunning background by stamping the sentiment from Chanukah in multiple colors and adding a star from 8 Happy Nights.

She die cut a silver dreidel and big star from Hanukkah Fri-Dies, and added a few sequins just to dress it up and add a little sparkle.

The sentiment strip from Mazel Tov layered with the 2 die cuts creates a fantastic focal point, and the bit of silver thread looped behind adds that special designer touch.
You can find ALL of these wonderful stamp and die sets in our Hanukkah and Judaica collection. 
And we'll be back again tomorrow for Day 2 of our Hanukkah inspiration parade!

But wait...there's more!!

Our friends at Scrapbook & Cards Today are hosting a wonderful event filled with inspiration and prizes called the 12 Days of Holiday Giving!
WE are so excited to be part of this special celebration today and have 2 prizes as well as a special discount code on their blog! 
Head on over to check out the fun and festivities they have in store for you today and each of the 12 Days! 

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Kraft and twine

"Brown paper packages tied up with string, these are a few of my favorite things"
Today's card from Maureen makes me think of this line from that song!

She used a white card base and added a stamped kraft panel then added twine. So home-y and package-y and favorite things-y!
She used the sweet little Merry stamp set that is on sale for just $6.49!!
It has that big sweet sentiment with the delightful snowflakes. 
Then she added a little heart from our Peace Love & Coffee set that is just $5!!

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Have you ever set out to make a card and ended up with something totally different than you planned on making? Or have you ever been close to finishing a card that is perfect in every way and then you drop ink where it's not supposed to be? It happens to all of us! Even the Girl Fridays! 
Check out this gorgeous card from Lisa and her story of how it came to be...

"I have to admit something before I tell you how my card was created. This card was originally meant to show off as masking background technique... I failed and had ink outside of the masked area. But I loved the red and the splotches so much that I simply trimmed out my masked area and adhered it to another cardbase. Project saved, yay!!! For my sentiment I heat embossed the joy from the Joy Stamp Set in silver and fussy cut it out. I love how large this sentiment is and that it works as a focal point all in itself! I popped the sentiment up with foam adhesive to finish it off."

Friday, December 8, 2017

2017 Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to this stop on the Coffee Lover's Winter Blog Hop!
We are so excited you're here and can't wait to get to know you better!
We've been a prize sponsor for this fun event in the past but never participated more than that as we didn't have any coffee themed products...until today! 
I am so inspired by the fun and comradery of this hop and group, so I decided to get with it and design some coffee themed sets! I have an entire collection that will make its debut in January, but to wet your whistle just a bit, I have a special 3x4 mini set that I am releasing today! Yay!

Peace Love & Coffee is a 3x4 mini clear photopolymer stamp set made in the USA! It's a web exclusive that you will only find here and to add to the excitement, during the hop you can get this fun little set for just $5!

You will catch a glimpse of this little darling in action in a couple stops on this fun hop and it will make you want to have it even MORE! Be sure to watch for Amy Tsuruta!

***We've got an extra prize to give out here for the hop.
Simply leave a comment here telling us about your favorite coffee mug, and one lucky winner will get the 4 new stamp  and 2 new die coffee themed sets that will release in January!!
Can I get a Woot Woot?!
Leave your comment here by Friday December 15th for your chance to win, and then go get your Peace Love and Coffee set at the special price while supplies last!

Enjoy the hop and be sure to leave heartfelt comments along the way for your chance to win!
I hope you are one of the lucky prize winners of the MANY awesome prizes up for grabs :)

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Sleighride Wreath

I received my first Christmas card in the mail yesterday! I was thrilled to open -thank you Kristie Goulet! And then the panic set in...I have to finish and mail my cards!!!  If you're still trying to finish up yours, or are just getting started, we have lots of great ideas you can borrow :)

Kimberly made this sweet and pretty Christmas card using a single stamp from Sleighride.

She stamped the holly image repeatedly in a circle and then colored it in with Copics.
I like the little touch of white she added to the berries to add highlights!

She die cut the words from our Noel Fri-Dies in 2 colors and layered them together to get that pretty shadowed look and make the sentiment pop!

Monday, December 4, 2017

Hold Christmas in your heart

I am super excited! I just got tickets to see The Nutcracker here in Denver! I've never seen the show live so I'm so excited!! I love nutcrackers. I have an entire collection that grows each year by at least one.
If you are a Nutcracker fan or a lover of ballet, you'll love this card from Vicki.

She paired our Sugar Plum Fairy and Tutu with the help of Ballerina Fri-Dies to create this happy Christmas card.

The sweet little dancers leaping and dancing around the snowflake tree are fantastic!!
Have you started decorating for Christmas yet? Have you sent your cards out? Have you started them yet? I haven't! yikes!! 

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Little Blue Partridge

Do you have any cute paper in your stash? Of course you do! 
Pull it out and have some fun with it like Jeanne did!
Jeanne made this darling card using our Partridge in a Pear Tree stamp set and cute simple papers that add a warm cozy feel.

I love how she colored the little partridge and the scattered sequins add just the right amount of sparkle. 
This is a great set that is fun to color and has beautiful sentiments. 
Come on over to the shop and check it out!

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Bring on the Snowflakes Card & Tag Duo

Can you believe this is the last day of November?? 
It's time to finish (or start if you're anything like me!) your cards and start getting your gift tags ready!
Nora made this wonderful card and tag duo using Bring on the Snowflakes and Snowy Sayings.

I really like that she used just few flakes and left a lot of "white" space. The single silver embossed flake makes the embossed sentiment pop.

Such a pretty tag! Can't you imagine lots of pretty packages with tags like this under your tree? 
Just write the to and from info on the back!

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Flurry Flowers

Today I have card ideas for those really close to Christmas birthdays!
Kelly made 2 fabulous versions of her Flurry flower cards using Flurry Fri-Dies! Check it out!!

 She cut the Flurry snowflakes out of colored and patterned cardstocks, then made them into flowers adding leaves from Acorn Fri-Dies. It's an adorable idea to add a little winter to a winter birthday card!

She used sentiments from Whole Shebang and Shenanigans.

On this one she used the same idea but changed her Flurry flowers to vellum. I love this!

Don't you just love when you get to see how versatile a set can be?? If you've got Flurry Fri-Dies, run to your craft space and make a Flurry flower card! And if you don't have Flurry Fri-Dies, you can order them now and plan your card making fun!

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Pink Snowflakes on Cyber Monday!

We've made it through Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Small Business Saturday.
I don't know about you but I'm pooped! Thank goodness it's "Sit on the couch and watch chick flick Sunday while eating the rest of the leftover pumpkin pie Sunday!" 

Shona has 2 gorgeous cards for you today and you're going to love how she made them!

Using our Funky Flakes Fri-Dies she made 2 fabulous card panels!

First she die cut 6 snowflakes on a pre-trimmed panel, then she used it as a stencil!
By slipping another white card panel under her die cut panel, she then inked it up which not only made a beautiful pink panel, but also made a fabulous stenciled panel that she used on her next card

Isn't it pretty?? Such a great way to make 2 cards at once!
She finished them both off with die cut words from our Noel Fri-Dies that she adhered to white cardstock and then hand-trimmed to make an embellishment.

Both of these fabulous die sets are on SALE through tomorrow, and don't forget about the darling FREE set you can get when your order qualifies by totaling at least $45 after discounts and including shipping!