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Holiday Sale Ends TODAY

Don’t forget – my annual Holiday Sale in my Online Shop ends TODAY, Sunday November 21st at 11:59pm ET. We ran it a bit early this year to help you get a jump on holiday shopping AND in response to the difficulties with shipping.

So hurry in and shop with us through the end of the day to enjoy 25% off all physical products. Just use the coupon code HOHOHO25 when you check out.

Enjoy!!!

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A Look Back – Holiday Projects

A Look Back – let’s get into the spirit of the season and recap some of my favorite holiday posts from years past. If you’re looking for creative and crafty ideas for holiday decorating, cards, and such, this is a handy list.

A Look Back is a blog series to show you some projects and posts that you may have missed – sometimes going WAY back in the archive. I think it will be fun to revisit a few ideas that we haven’t seen for a while. I’m excited to see how a little look back might inspire something new in the future :)

Hands down this was one of my favorite play dates ever! These rubber stamped, waterless snow globes were so fun to make and I still love displaying them each year around the holidays. We really got creative setting up the scenes with my Stroll Around the Block and Stroll Through the Hood stamps, along with some quirky miniature figures and trees. Love creating your own miniature world? This is for you!!! Here’s a link to the post.

Another winner was a card making play date we did by layering my stencils with Distress Oxide inks. So satisfying to see how different patterns worked together to create snowflake-like designs. Each one was unique, each one was beautiful. Here is the post where we show you our step by step method.

Remember these fresh looking tree cards from Creative Squad alum Jennifer Gallagher? She created trees using my Kassel and Flower Maze stencils, washi tape for the trunks, and then set them aglow with my Park Blvd stencil. I love the simple, modern look of these cards and you could really churn out a lot of variations in no time with her stencil and masking technique. Check it out.

Looking for something a little different for holiday cards? Creative Squad member Maura Hibbitts shared this card project with us last year and they still catch my eye. I love her color choices and how well they work with my Star StruckToledo, and Santiago 4×4 stencils. And using my Small Circle Jumble rubber stamps for the center is such a nice detail. Give it a try: here is Maura’s post.

Let’s not forget the ornaments! These festive examples from Creative Squad alum Nicole Watson utilize some simple blank ornaments, acrylic paint, a gelli plate, my Valley Road stencil and my Antique Tile foam stamp. Their rustic style makes me want to cozy up with my hubby and trim a tree. Here is how to make them.

I hope you enjoyed this look back on some seasonal holiday projects using stamps and stencils and will maybe make a few of your own too. Remember that right now we have our big annual Holiday Sale in the shop so it’s a nice time to pick up a few of the stamps or stencils that you see in the above post for 25% off – just use the coupon code HOHOHO25 when you check out. The sale runs through November 21, 2021. Here is a link to the shop.

Here are some of the supplies we used:

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Annual Holiday Sale is ON – Shop & Save!

It’s time for my Annual Holiday Sale to get things started for the holidays! My BIGGEST sale of the year begins today and you can save 25% off all physical products in my online shop now through Sunday, November 21st. We are encouraging you to shop EARLY this year because we all know that shipping is a bit slower these days than usual.

What’s included in the sale? Rubber stamps, stencils, foam stamps, original paintings, mugs, giclee prints, framed collages, ink pads, cardboard models, and much more are all 25% off – just use the coupon code HOHOHO25 when you check out.

Need some ides? I’ve got Rubber Stamp sets like fan-fav Embroidery that includes a nice mix of stitch-inspired stamps. And of course how about some LOVE – if you’re feeling warm and fuzzy this time of year then that stamp pretty much sums it up :)

Are you digging Foam Stamps just as much as we are? The Triple Play set is super fun for making patterns and how about some of my building stamps like Church to create cards and ornaments.

All my Stencils are part of the sale too so take a look around – there are patterns and designs that range from geometric to grungy to historical inspired motifs.

I also have a section in my shop called Favorite Art Supplies where you will find some nifty items like Moonlight Duo ink pads, Boundless Brooklyn cardboard models, and the StampBuddy. Check that stuff out HERE.

Need a unique gift idea this year for that amazing host or hostess or that family member who is hard to shop for? I have one word for you: Artwork! Whether it’s a print, a small framed collage, or an original painting, nothing is quite so special as a gift that can be hung on the wall. Check out my artwork in the shop here.

Ready to start shopping the sale? Here is a link to the Online Shop. I hope you enjoy and can check some things off your list a little early this year. The sale ends at 11:59pm ET on Sunday, November 21st. Use the coupon code HOHOHO25 and hurry hurry – items are going fast and some artwork is one-of-a-kind so when it is gone… it is gone :)

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Seasonal Spectacular Sale – in the shop NOW

It’s time for a Seasonal Spectacular Sale to get things started for the holidays! My BIGGEST sale of the year begins today and you can save 25% off all physical products in my online shop now through Cyber Monday, November 30th.

Rubber stamps, stencils, foam stamps, original paintings, mugs, giclee prints, original prints, and much more are all 25% off – just use the coupon code SEASONAL25 when you check out.

Even my newest items are eligible so yes those #KeepYouPosted rubber stamp sets are in it while supplies last!

 

This is a great time to save big on some of my favorite rubber stamp sets like Fan-tastic Large and Circle Jumble Large:

Also it is the time to pick up a set of foam stamps for some bold block printing on paper, fabric and beyond like my Midtown Set or my Mini Tile Set:

My stencils come in so many patterns and styles…

Or my Artwork that makes a super special gift for another or yourself :)

There are lots of items to choose from, so I hope you visit the online shop HERE and take a look around. The sale ends November 30th and is valid while supplies last. We’ve restocked a ton of favorites so we hope you enjoy!

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Triangle Love Holiday Cards

handmade card with triangle shaped trees with toppers, besides the card some triangle shaped and patterned rubberstamps that were used to create the card.

It seems so early to start making holiday cards but I am determined to not get caught in my usual December panic “waahhhhh I didn’t even start yet” LOL. Because quite frankly – I looooovee to get holiday cards, but of course …you gotta spread the love yourself, no? So, I wanted to share with you some holiday cards I put together using my Triangle Love and Fan-fare rubber stamp sets. These are just a few ideas that I was playing around with. Both of these sets are super versatile so I can even imagine a bunch more ideas will come once you start creating.

Let’s get started!

Using my Tulip Triangle, I started lining up the pattern to build a larger triangle shape on my card.

Triangle shaped Rubber stamp used on a blank card to create a big triangle shape

I stamped my Solid Triangle off to either side, in the same manner, building larger triangles. 

three hand stamped triangle shapes in a row with a triangle rubber stamp

Then I added another pattern on top in a darker green ink. I chose my Empire Triangle and Stained Glass Triangle. I think you can see where this is going ;) I also used the Small Solid Triangle to create the tree trunk because, you guessed it, these are nice little Christmas trees.

And then I used one of the small stamps from my Fan-fare stamp set as a tree topper.

Next just add your message and there you go – easy card idea #1 for you.

How about a card that features an ornament for the holiday season? I began by stamping the Sunburst Triangle from the Triangle Love set onto a card, flipping the stamp around to double it up.

I added another pair to the left and right, and then below to create a larger diamond shape.

This reminds me of a vintage glass ornament. I then added one of the Fan-fare stamps here and there to give the scene a little sparkle.

Then you can add your hangers and tinsel and a nice message to finish it off. There you have it – card idea #2!

Finally another ornament idea, this time layering the Star Triangle over the Solid Triangle.

One of the stamps from Fan-fare makes a very nice ornament topper.

Then tie it all together with some sketchy lines and your sentiment. Voilà! Card idea #3 and hopefully you are on your way to a stress free holiday season (lol) now that you are ahead of the game with cards. I am not sure that holds true for me in regards of making holiday cards, but now that the first ones are done – my ideas keep on flowing :)

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  • Sue Clarke

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    Very cute cards and I really like the shade of green and purple which you used.
    December will be here before we know it, so it’s not too early to make cards!

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    • nathalie-kalbach

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      Thank you so much Sue! So true about making cards maybe this year I will be getting there :)

      Reply

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Free Shipping Day is Here!

If you spend more than $20 today (December 14th, 2018) in my online shop, you can get free shipping in the US. Just enter the coupon code DEC14SHIP when you are checking out and all those goodies will get shipped to you for free! Who doesn’t like a little free this time of year?

It’s a great time to buy foam stamps like some of my bigger and bulkier favorites like the Santa Fe Positive Negative set:

Or the uber popular Midtown set for your next urban jungle :)

Or how about a few of those rubber stamp sets that are already on sale like my Stroll Through the Hood 1:

Stroll Through the Hood #1

Or my pick for anyone who loves architecture, the Stroll Around the Block set:

Of course there are mugs, and giclee prints, and STENCILS too.

    

You get the picture – spend more than $20 in my Online Shop and your order ships free in the US. Hurry up. Sale ends at 11:59pm EST tonight, December 14th, 2018.

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