Deck the Halls – More Christmas Card Ideas!

Keisha Campbell is back today with two more delightful Christmas cards. Her unique casual, elegant style shines through in these cards. We love the vintage, rustic touches.

The Mini Double Dot Border Die-namics is the star of the show on this card, cut from some interesting gold textured paper. It’s the platform for the snowflake and sets the tone for this merry creation.

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Here, Keisha uses a combination of patterned paper, stamps, and Die-namics to create a quick card with glittered detail peeking through the Falling Snowflakes Die-namics. We believe you can mass-produce these cards in a snap, leaving more time to start shopping for gifts for everyone on your list.  Can you believe that Christmas is only 60 days away?

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  You can see more of Keisha’s beautiful work on her blog, A Bit of East-coast. keisha Keisha4
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It’s Beginning to Look a Lot like Christmas

Keisha Campbell is joining us today as our guest blogger. She has three fabulous Christmas cards that are sure to get you in the holiday spirit. The red and green string of ornaments on this splendid card just pops off the text paper.

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We love the silver snowflakes paired with the natural card stock.

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Keisha’s white-on-white card with *just* a splash of color is simply wonderful. Do you see those embossed white snowflakes? Perfection!

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You can find more of Keisha’s fabulous work on her blog, A Bit East-coast. keisha Keisha1
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We Have a HOT Idea for a Handcrafted Holiday Gift

Looking to give a unique, handcrafted gift this holiday season? Kim O’Connell is back with us again today to show you how to create a gorgeous hand-stamped candle in a few simple steps. KO-candle
  • Cut a piece of tissue paper slightly smaller than your candle and stamp an image on it.
  • Color the stamped image as desired with Copic markers.
  • Wrap the tissue paper around the candle.
  • Cut a piece of wax paper long enough to wrap it around the candle while still being able to hold on to the ends.
  • Wrap the wax paper tightly around the candle and use a heat tool to melt the tissue paper into the candle. Move the heat tool back and forth in a steady motion. As soon as the tissue paper starts to melt into the candle, move on to the next section. Repeat this step until all the tissue paper is melted on the surface of the candle.

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You can see more of Kim’s fabulous creations on her blog, Paper Perfect Designs.

Make the Holidays Happier

Kim O’Connell is joining us today as our guest blogger. She combined many different techniques on her card, including sponging the background using Sweet Tooth ink (let it snow), gorgeous Copic coloring, and using glitter to accentuate the mounds of snow created using Circle STAX. Her adorable Christmas card left us grinning ear-to-ear.

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The traditional red and green color combination for Christmas cards never goes out of style.

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Kim’s coloring of the sweet Pure Innocence character is simply superb! She achieved a truly dimensional look by deeply shading some areas of the image. We love how she created texture on the tree with marker strokes.

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We love the little extras on this card, like the festive ribbon treatment, the icicles, and the touches of glitter.

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You can see more of Kim’s beautiful work on her blog, Paper Perfect Designs.

Welcoming Our Next Guest Designers!

After we announced that the My Favorite Things Guest Designer Contest would end in April, we knew we had to end it in a special way.  What better way to end the Guest Designer Contest than with TWO Guest Designers? Both of our next Guest Designers have won over $200 in stamps and Die-namics, and will join the design team for our weekly Wednesday Stamp Club Sketch Challenges, as well as Teaser Time for our May Release! Our first Guest Designer wowed us with a truly magical card! We can’t wait to see what she has up her crafty sleeve with our next release!  Please give a warm welcome to Kim O’Connell!  You can see Kim’s winning card on her blog, Paper Perfect Designs. Our second Guest Designer is a loyal customer who kicks off all of our monthly release parties with a poem. She’s not only a poet, but a talented stamper, too! Please give a warm welcome to Tricia Traxler!  You can see Tricia’s winning card on her blog, Simply Stamping.

Be the Next MFT Designer

Our next Guest Designer contest is already underway! The winner of this contest will win over $200 in stamp sets and Die-namics, and have the opportunity to play along with the design team for the next release, and all the Wednesday Stamp Club Challenges for the next month. The new releases at MFT are always amazing and getting the new release early is a special treat.

We’re looking for well-executed cards and great technical work. You’ll find all the specifics on the MFT Forum on Splitcoaststampers. Simply follow along with this month’s sketch and upload your entry into the Gallery at Splitcoaststampers using this month’s keyword, MFTGUESTDT0413, by Sunday, April 7 at NOON EST.

I have an adorable card from Jodi to share with you:

Just follow this sketch for your chance to win:

We look forward to your entry in the Gallery at Splitcoaststampers. The winner will be announced at the April Release Party at around 9:15 pm EST on Monday, April 8th. You’ve got loads of time to work on your entry and here are some tips: 1.) Take a GREAT picture of your project. 2.) When posting on your blog, show us how YOU will represent MFT should you win the contest. 3.) Put effort into your card and show us your BEST work. Most of all have FUN with this month’s sketch!

Win Over $200 in Stamps and Die-namics – Be the Next MFT Guest Designer

Our next Guest Designer contest is already underway! The winner of this contest will win over $200 in stamp sets and Die-namics, and have the opportunity to play along with the design team for the next release and all the Wednesday Stamp Club Challenges for the next month. The new releases at MFT are always amazing and getting the new release early is a special treat. We’re looking for well-executed cards and great technical work. You’ll find all the specifics on the MFT Forum on Splitcoaststampers. Simply follow along with this month’s sketch and upload your entry into the Gallery at Splitcoast using this month’s keyword, MFTGUESTDT0413, by Sunday, April 7 at NOON EST. We look forward to your entry in the Gallery at Splitcoaststampers. The winner will be announced at the March Release Party at around 9:15 pm EST on Monday, April 8th. You’ve got loads of time to work on your entry and here are some tips: 1.) Take a GREAT picture of your project. 2.) When posting on your blog, show us how YOU will represent MFT should you win the contest. 3.) Put effort into your card and show us your BEST work. Most of all have FUN with this month’s sketch!  

Welcoming Our Next Guest Designer

The My Favorite Things Guest Designer Challenge is your chance to win over $200 in stamps and Die-namics from an upcoming release. The winner joins the design team for our weekly Wednesday Stamp Club sketches, as well as Teaser Time for the subsequent month’s release. The winning card features beautiful coloring and wonderful details.  We’re excited to see what this Guest Designer has up her crafty sleeve with our next release! Please join me in welcoming our new guest designer, Tammy Hershberger. You’ll find Tammy’s winning entry on her blog, Stamp Happy.  Be sure to head on over to Tammy’s blog to give her a warm welcome.  

Be the Next MFT Guest Designer

Our next Guest Designer contest is already underway! The winner of this contest will win over $200 in stamp sets and Die-namics, and have the opportunity to play along with the design team for the next release, and all the Wednesday Stamp Club Challenges for the next month. The new releases at MFT are always amazing and getting the new release early is a special treat.

We’re looking for well-executed cards and great technical work. You’ll find all the specifics on the MFT Forum on Splitcoaststampers. Simply follow along with this month’s sketch and upload your entry into the Gallery at Splitcoaststampers using this month’s keyword, MFTGUESTDT0313, by Sunday, March 10th at NOON EST. Today I have a terrific card from Tara to share with you: Just follow this sketch for your chance to win:

We look forward to your entry in the Gallery at Splitcoaststampers. The winner will be announced at the March Release Party at around 9:15 pm EST on Monday, March 11th.

You’ve got loads of time to work on your entry and here are some tips: 1.) Take a GREAT picture of your project. 2.) When posting on your blog, show us how YOU will represent MFT should you win the contest. 3.) Put effort into your card and show us your BEST work. Most of all have FUN with this month’s sketch!

Win Over $200 in Stamps and Die-namics – Be the Next MFT Guest Designer

Our next Guest Designer contest is already underway! The winner of this contest will win over $200 in stamp sets and Die-namics, and have the opportunity to play along with the design team for the next release and all the Wednesday Stamp Club Challenges for the next month.  The new releases at MFT are always amazing and getting the new release early is a special treat.

We’re looking for well-executed cards and great technical work.  You’ll find all the specifics on the MFT Forum on Splitcoaststampers. Simply follow along with this month’s sketch and upload your entry into the Gallery at Splitcoast using this month’s keyword, MFTGUESTDT0313, by Sunday, March 10th at NOON EST.   We look forward to your entry in the Gallery at Splitcoaststampers. The winner will be announced at the March Release Party at around 9:15 pm EST on Monday, March 11th. You’ve got loads of time to work on your entry and here are some tips: 1.) Take a GREAT picture of your project. 2.) When posting on your blog, show us how YOU will represent MFT should you win the contest. 3.) Put effort into your card. The prize is HUGE and the honor is HUGE. Most of all have FUN with this month’s sketch!