Archive for January, 2010

Feel like a number?

Well let’s hope so because the last challenge for our January sponsorship of the Gingersnap Creations blog is Numbers.  There are many ways that you can include numbers in a project – scrapbook a special birthday, create a calendar or make an anniversary card including the number of years celebrated.   Be inspired by measuring tapes, rulers, postage stamps, vintage ledgers or bingo cards … to name but a few ideas. Your options are endless, just include one or more numbers in your creation.   Head on over the Gingersnap Creations blog to see some great examples of creative ways to incorporate “numbers” into your designs.   Find out how to enter the challenge and check out what you can win!  Here’s a great Calendar page created by Design Team member Sue Eldred – those are Sue’s parents – aren’t they cute????  Sue made this calendar using 586F – February, from our set of Illustrated Months.  You can get a slightly smaller set of these months in a set of cling stamps or as unmounted stamps – just search for “597” at  Sue also used 154D – The Heart That Loves and 455E – This Is Love – which is currently on our $1 sale!

February - 586F - Sue Eldred


Pretty In Pink

I thought I was done with posting Valentine cards, but I got two more wonderful cards that you really need to see!   This first one was created by Sue Eldred using 1159E Retro Owl and 688C Happy Valentine’s Day.   

Retro Owl 1159E Retro Owl - 688C Happy Valentine - Sue Eldred

And just below is a card made by Jennifer Woodward using 419E Heart with You Are Always.

Heart with You Are Always silver - 419E - Jennifer Woodward


Love In 3D

These last two cards in our Valentine extravaganza show how to really make your love POP!   The first card is a gorgeous card created by Kathie Bailey for the Gingersnap Creations blog Embossing Powder Challenge.  She used 418QCL Victorian Heart Cling set and 319D Happy Valentine’s Day.   The second was created by Anya Schrier for the same challenge using the 184E Valentine Postoid and 1079D Will You Be Mine.   Check out their blogs, listed at the right for more information.


Valentine-Postoid-184E-Anya Schrier


Love DOES Grow On Trees!

Here are two pretty cards from  Lynda Benden.  She created the first  card using 693QCL Heart Topiary Cling Set (also sold individually) and the second card using 422G Heart w/ Bow.  Lynda has such an eye for detail – notice the embsooing in the background and the tiny pearls (on the tree and gems (in the corners)?  


Heart-with-Bow--422G---Lynda Benden


Cooking Up Love

Amy Cokley made this card using 1153QCL Kitchen Tools Cling Set (which you can purchase as individual cling stamps if you prefer).   We introduced this stamp last summer, and it never dawned on me to make a Valentine’s Day card out of it until I saw Amy’s card done up in pink!  



Love X2

Look at these beautiful cards – both created using  837G Love Scroll Large .  This same image comes in a small size and it’s on the dollar sale right now – 838C Love Scroll Small.  These images give a lovely, elegant effect with no effort at all.  The first card is designed by Anya Schrier and the second by Kathie Bailey.   See their blogs, listed at the right, for more details.

Love Scroll - 837G - Anya Schrier

Love-Scroll-Lg-837G-Kathie Bailey

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Metallics Challenge

Ready for some more fun?  This week, in conjunction with our January sponsorship of Gingersnap Creations, we are going to test your metal with a brand new Color Challenge – Metallics! 

That’s right, you have to add a little metal to your creativity!  Round up all your gold, silver, platinum, bronze, and copper papers, inks, paints, embellishments, hardware and pearl-ex powders so you can start playing!  Bring on your lustrous designs and show us some shiny examples of your wonderful art!

For more details on the challenge and to see some great samples from the Gingersnap Creations and Serendipity Stamps design teams head on over to Gingersnap Creations.  And of course, watch out for more timely blog candy – one randomly drawn winner from the Metallic Challenge entries gets Serendipity Stamps’ Large Pocket Watch Cling Set, shown below along with a great card that Kathie Bailey made for the week 1 challenge – embossing powder using 446K Large Pocket Watch to make just a ghost of the image on her card.

446QCLPocketWatchLarge  To Every Season - Kathie Bailey

You have until February 14, 2010 to enter with your own metallic creation!


Quilted Love

I have a bunch of great Valentine cards from the Serendipity Stamps Design Team!   Not a lot of blab – just some great designs!  I’ll post a couple of new ones each day.

First, we have a great pair of cards made by Jennifer Woodward using 973QCL – the Heart Quilt Cling Set and also 832E Calico Background.  Individual stamps in the set are 973H Heart Quilt, 972E Where There Is No Love, 756D Wire Heart (now on the $ sale!)

Valentine set cards - Jennifer Woodward

Heart Quilt - Jennifer Woodward

Where there is no love - Jennifer Woodward


Elegant Heart

This is such a beautiful card!  Jennifer Woodward made it using 419E Heart W/ You Are Always, which comes indivually or in the cling set 419QCL with a coordinating stamp, 420E Heart W/ Happy Valentines.   Both of these heart stamps coordinate with the McGill Super Giant Heart Punch.  Stamp the image, punch out the heart, leaving the words on the background.  Check out Jennifer Woodward’s blog for more information.  Be sure to scroll down further to see Amy Cokleys fun, and bright Heart “Ornament”!

Heart with You are Always - Jennifer Woodward

Heart-with-You-are-Always-Amy Cokley


Embossing Powder Challenge

This week’s challenge, in conjunction with Serendipity Stamps’ January sponsorship of Gingersnap Creations is Embossing Powder!   Remember that stuff?  It seems for a while it faded out of popularity, but really, what cooler thing is there than embossing powder?  Want to convert someone into a rubber stamper?   Show them how to use embossing powder – it’s that simple. 

For more details on the challenge and to see some great samples from the Gingersnap Creations and Serendipity Stamps design teams head on over to the Gingersnap blog.  And of course, there are treats – the randomly drawn winner of the Embossing Powder Challenge gets Serendipity Stamps’ Victorian Hearts Cling Set.


Here are some samples created using the stamps from the Victorian Hearts set.  The stamps in this set coordinate with the McGill Super Giant Heart punch.  Be sure to check out the Gingersnap blog to see a gorgeous card made by Kathie Bailey with these stamps.

LOVEboxclosed72 fourhearts fourheartshappyvday72


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