Happy World Cardmaking Day! I’m hosting a zoom chat with a bunch of crafty pals – I suggest you message a crafter you know and set up a little zoom time to craft together too! I didn’t think the friends I invited would come but they are, and I couldn’t be more excited.
And here’s a WCMD one-day-sale to tuck into your wallet:
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NEWS! Create something delightful today
Anita Jeram, one of my favorite-ever children’s illustrators, has joined up with Colorado Craft Company – for a line of STAMPS! GAH!!! And there’s a GIVEAWAY so keep on a-reading to the end of this post.
Welcome, Anita! You may know her from one of my favorites of her books, Guess How Much I Love You:
She also JUST came out days ago with a new book that’s on the way to my house! (Anita I would love to be your friend!)
In my World Cardmaking Day special video below, I’ll show you the whole release and my first cards made with them (pictured below), then give you some tips on painting Better Together! Have a cup of your favorite beverage and get your credit card ready (lol)…HOWEVER – note that my links to Ellen Hutson’s site are “preorder” right now; she is waiting for the shipment to get there but it should be on the way to you in a few days. Worth a couple days for that 20% sale, right? YAY!
Ok let’s do this:
Bunny, fox, hedgehog, squirrel, and mouse — all in one picture! You can make a winter scene like the one I showed in the video…
Or you could just use a flood of color! These stamps are super flexible. Look at Anita’s books for ideas too!
This little bunny and his buddy are SO. FLIPPING. HAPPY! Who wouldn’t with a yellow background?
Though these little critters are intended for a birthday surprise – they make a nice Christmas card too. Just add snow!
Ice Cream Day
I had a cat years ago who LOVED Dryers Double Fudge Brownie. Literally! He shoved his little whiskers in my bowl ONLY when I had that flavor. Nothing else pleased his palate! So cats with frozen dairy confections make PERFECT sense to me.
Kittens and Mittens
More for kitty lovers – three little furballs in scarves, mittens and boots! And doesn’t a pink sky make for a nice surprise?
The bunny is sharing his snowball with the deer — feeding his friend? Whatever the case it’s sweet! Painting note – the background was painted over the tree completely, just around the deer. Then the brown trunk painted on top (after dry) and snow added to that with a white pen.
Wishing You Happiness
This is the perfect name when the images are “artistically minded” don’t you think? The pups painting – oh my. Just like my babies! I painted the background around the square, and after painting the background and letting it dry I added the easel legs.
Mouse is jotting down notes…or maybe sketching?
Christmas Tree Cat
This one came out different – because of a different process! I couldn’t get a background I was pleased with – so I tried Distress Oxide inks instead. First Peeled Paint on the greens, wetting the branches a bit with my brush; while wet I partially stamped over it with black. That worked to give me a variety of greens, and that led me to do the same with the other parts – painting them THEN overstamping with an imperfect black inking so I didn’t get heavy solid lines.
Amy has generously given me the ability to give out one $35 gift certificate to her shop – yay! So here’s what I’d like you to answer in a comment below by the end of THIS WEEKEND to qualify: Which one of these stamp sets would you like to see in a video? I’ll do another YT soon and maybe a couple in social media, so let me know which you suggest!
Note: there are a bunch of designers sharing today’s new release; I couldn’t get the list to export from the email, but you can check the CCC blog and I’m sure they’ll all be there. But you might want to take advantage of the Ellen Hutson today-only sale (coupon code wcmd2020 for 20% off) before you leave!
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- Colorado Craft Company Stamps:
- Better Together by Anita Jeram, Stamps —- Dies
- Kittens & Mittens by Anita Jeram, Stamps —- Dies
- Snow Happy by Anita Jeram, Stamps —- Dies
- Ice Cream Day by Anita Jeram, Stamps —- Dies
- Wishing You Happiness by Anita Jeram, Stamps —- Dies
- Birthday Wishing by Anita Jeram, Stamps —- Dies
- Christmas Tree Cat by Anita Jeram, Stamps —- Dies
- This Is Us Frames by Anita Jeram, Stamps —- Dies
- Wall Words (no link yet, will add when I find it)
- Epoxy pin (no link yet, will add when I find it)
- Arches Cold Press Paper
- White Uni-ball Gel Pen
- Daniel Smith Watercolors
- Silver Brush Black Velvet, Round 8