Funny Holiday Sentiment

Holiday Miracle Rubber Stamp measures 3" x 2.1" (7,6 cm x 5,3 cm). Click here to for listing in our store.

New Releases Now Available

We're excited to showcase a sampling of our July 2016 new releases.  The complete list can be seen at:
Shown above, "December Tree" - a collage showing the favourites of the Christmas season, beautifully scented trees with a musical background.
 Merry Christmas Woodcut is a specially designed text stamp.  Try embossing it in white onto black or dark green paper - such a fabulous effect!
A classic bingo card - one of my personal favourites this release.  I know because I couldn't wait to stamp with this one.  So many grungy projects to come.
A holiday addition to the Color Me series of stamps - "Color Me Poinsettia".  This flower can be colored in using reds, pinks, or a violet palette.
How cute is this, 2" x 2" Gingerbread Man & Cocoa? This stamp features a photographic conversion into line art.
Adding snow with a white gel pen onto the large trees was so easy.  Stamped in blue ink onto a blue paper, the "Mountain Cabin" rubber stamp makes a great center piece to a card or tag.
We couldn't leave out the snowmen, and this release we have several.  "Snowman Garland" is a fun scene.  The snowman is getting help making a cranberry garland from a bunny and bear.  It's a good thing he's wearing a thimble to protect his head in case teddy gets careless with the sewing needle.
I love the tree line in this stamp called, "Winter Night".  The snowman in this scene is getting a visitor from a beautiful woodland friend.  The moon and sky will be fun to color in a blue theme.

See the rest of the new releases:
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Jade Wedding Card

 Jade green papers with gold embossed elegant designs make for a perfect wedding card!

Inspired by beautiful wallpaper, I embossed our Damask background rubber stamp onto a damask patterned paper.
The Antique Dressing Table Rubber Stamp is also embossed in gold onto damask patterned, jade paper.
Formal Gown and Floral Corner is a 2 stamp set.  Embossing the gown and matching corner stamp in white onto the same damask jade patterned paper and I placed the twice stamped corner on one corner and the other.

One of my favorite tools in my craft room are the Cutter Bee Scissors.  I can cut intricate patterns around anything.  I use them in just about every project!

 I loved creating this card because of the layering of jade green paper.  The base paper already had some gold embossing in it.

Rubber stamps used in this project:

Vintage Beach Wagon

Deep Red Stamps Vintage Woody

How to color in this vintage beach wagon? I've created a downloadable color sheet with marker color details using Tombow markers.
Vintage Woody Rubber Stamp Color Sheet

Deep Red Stamps Vintage Woody
This stamp was featured in the recent Xyron blog hop as an IPhone cover décor.

Deep Red Stamps Vintage Woody

IPhone Cover Decor

Since Xyron has a fabulous way of making anything into a sticker, I decided to create décor for the back of my cell phone case. Taking beautiful, damask patterned glitter paper from DCWV, 6x6 pad, 'The Glitter Basics" I cut out my iPhone 6s cover pattern using a template I created in plain white cardstock of my case.

To cut out the circle in the middle, I used an X-Acto knife.  

The Scooter Rubber Stamp was embossed on red paper and cut out with scissors.  I smudged 'Claret' color StazOn ink around the edges. 


After placing the scooter through the Xyron Creative Station, I placed it onto the iPhone pattern and ran both through together.  The Creative Station can take such thick items.  You will see below that I ran embellishments made from shrink plastic and it had no problem with them.
One of the magical features of the Xyron's sticker makers is that the top of your project comes out unscathed.  You just peel the plastic liner off the top and peel your project off the white liner paper and your item becomes a sticker, either repositionable or permanent.  
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If you're like me, I use my smart device for music, photos, and, of course, a phone.  Each of the themes above represent each of those tasks. A camera in California, phones in London and music in Paris. 
California group of rubber stamps include:
Vintage Woody
Ferris Wheel
Coconut Palm
Vintage Photo Frame Collection
London group of rubber stamps include:
British Flag Grungy
Crown for Royalty
Double Decker Bus
Tea Set
Classic Telephone
Paris group of rubber stamps set includes:
Vintage Air Mail
Vintage Paris Eifel Tower
Fashion Tickets Collection
Music Swirl

Xyron has some of the best adhesive products and tape runners in the crafting market.  Many of you crafters know them for their famous sticker makers, but did you know you can also add adhesive, laminate and magnets to your projects?  If you haven't seen all of the amazing products they offer, check them out.  You can visit them here:

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Mini Handmade Notebook

Deep Red Stamps Always Succeed Rubber Stamp

How to create a mini handmade cute and fun to make!  This one was created using our Notebook Steno Rubber Stamp.  Eight pages were stamped on white cardstock with StazOn Black Ink.  An 1/8" hole punch perfectly fits the circles.  The pages are held together with 2 dark copper metal rings (jewelry findings). 

To make a cover for the notebook, I used real wood sheets, stained with Walnut Spray (Ranger) glued onto heavy chipboard.  I envisioned having a single object featured on the cover with a inspirational message on the inside, so I decided on using the Always Succeed Rubber Stamp - lightbulb portion for the front and sentiment inside, both stamped with StazOn black ink.  You can either stamp onto the wood sheet before you add the stain or after.  As those experienced crafters know, StazOn ink is amazing and can stamp on just about any surface!

The second page of the notebook, is vellum paper with the text featuring the quote by Thomas Edison.  This quote applies in the craft room as well as life :-)

We have 3 different notebook style rubber stamps for the creation of handmade books:
Notebook Spiral Rubber Stamp
Notebook Paper Rubber Stamp
Notebook Steno Rubber Stamp
Each measures the same at: 2" wide x 3" tall (5,0 cm x 7,62 cm)

By the way, it just so happens that your mini handmade notebook will fit perfectly into an altered Altoid candy tin (the full sized ones, not the mini).  More about this creation in a later post!  The butterflies featured in this project are from our Butterflies Collection Stamp Set and Butterflies Pair Rubber Stamp Set, except for the metal one you see below (Prima).

Simple Birthday Card with Free Download

A simple birthday card, AKA,"10 minute card" - always good to have around for last minute gifting!  Today we used our Girls Bicycle Rubber Stamp (from our early 2016 New Releases) and a printout from our Free Digital Download page, "Occasions 1."  Our digital download is available as both .jpg and .pdf.  The file is formatted to accommodate either 8.5" x 11" or A4 printout.  See download links at the bottom.

Our Girls Bicycle Rubber Stamp measures, 3" wide x 2" tall (7,6 cm x 5 cm) and fits perfectly onto an A2 card front.  I stamped the bicycle onto this green and yellow patterned paper with VersaFine, Black Onyx ink. 

The top of the card features one of the sentiments from our digital download sheet, "Happy Birthday" matted onto yellow paper.  I printed out the digital Occasions1 sheet onto five different sheets of paper to have color choices.  One of my favorite papers to print on are vellum sheets. 
Deep Red Stamps Girls Bicycle Rubber Stamp
The digital download sheet includes basic sentiments and some unique ones, like "Happy Retirement," Graduation, Mother's Day and Father's Day.  My favorite are the ones in the theme of an old impact label maker. Which style is your favorite?


Free Digital Downloads in your choice of format available here:

JPG image file download

PDF file download

Shopping link to Deep Red Stamps Girls Bicycle here.

Watercoloring Shades of Purple

To create the background paper for this card, I used Prima's water soluble oil pastels (Colour A La Cremes) onto watercolor paper.  The top and bottom edges are torn to show some white.

The French Perfume Label is especially fun to color because of the contrast of the sunflowers. 

The flower bunch in the bottom corner is our Dogwood Flowers Stamp.  It is a vintage image that is very versatile. Pearls, jewels or any embellishment looks good in the centers.

Rubber Stamps Used in this A2 card:
French Parfume Label
Dogwood Flowers
French Candy Label

Zebra Bottle Cap Magnet Ring

Here's how to get started with this fun project. Materials needed: Rubber stamp (an icon or single subject stamp works best.)...