Monday, October 4, 2010

Retro Christmas, Day Four!

Tonight's the night of the big release! Both sets, Retro Christmas and Retro Christmas Backgrounds will be releasing tonight at midnight, eastern time. We've got two more stamp sets to give away today, so make sure you comment at the end of this post.

Before we get to that, the design team and I have some Christmas projects for you, and they have SERIOUSLY outdone themselves! I know you'll be inspired. But first I wanted to show you my project.

I love to make tags. There's just something fun about working with a "mini" canvas. I originally started making the white and kraft tags, but then I wanted to make another accessory for gift wrapping, and I remembered these bows that I may a long time ago.
I did want to show you the pattern I stamped to create the bow. It's certainly one you could use when making cards!

On the other side it's just solid houndstooth.
If you are in Nashville or the Mount Juliet area, I'll be at The Scrap Room from 3-5 on Saturday making the above tags! Best of all it's free! I'd love to see some of my blog friends! 

And here's the pattern on the bow.
I think all of these patterns could be used well after Christmas!

I also have two videos to share with you showing how both sets work! There are lots of great interactive pieces!
Retro Christmas

Or you can watch it on YouTube.
Retro Christmas Backgrounds.

Or you can watch it on YouTube.

And you have to see what the design team made. Seriously, I'm so inspired.
 All I can say is WOW. Karen used Retro Christmas and Retro Christmas Backgrounds to create these amazing patterns. She also used For the Love of Dots and Christmas Wonder. So many of these patterns are just genius, and I can wait to try several myself. I know you'll want to check out her blog for more details.
 Dana sure knows how to make a girl hungry! Besides being photographed so well, is this project not the cutest? I know I would be thrilled to receive this at Christmas. I love the pattern, the reindeer, the sentiment on acetate. I know I'll be checking out Dana's blog for more details. 
 Are these not so cute? Not only could they be used for Christmas, but they would be really easily be adapted for Valentine's day! Wouldn't that be so cute! As usual Paulina has rocked the pattern using the houndstooth stamp from Retro Christmas Backgrounds. 

And now for our fabulous guest designers. I would like to personally thank them again for joining us this month! It's always such a thrill to see such talented ladies use our designs!

Christina MacLaren made the cutest frame featuring the reindeer! Such a cute accent to such a pretty frame!

Jackie Solomon made this super cute hot cocoa holder! Don't you just love the little scene she's created with the tree, sentiment and reindeer? So cute. 

Heather Pulvirenti's back again today showing color who's boss, and the effect is just breath taking. Isn't it so cute? I adore (I can't believe I'm, the non-pink girl, is saying this) that pink reindeer. Really, I love it Heather. 

We hope you feel inspired by all the projects, and I hope you'll join us tonight when we release the stamp set at midnight eastern time. I'll be back to announce the winners of stamp sets tonight at 11 eastern. 

But before we leave I did want to tell you one other thing about this release. We will have free shipping for US customers that spend $50 or more! Yea for free shipping. We'll still have our normal $4 flat rate for US customer and $6 flat rate for international customers. 

Leave a comment letting us know what your favorite handmade Christmas gift is, and we'll draw one winner to receive Retro Christmas. You have until 11pm eastern time. 

Don't forget our Practicing Creativity Stamp challenge is still going on! Grab some Practicing Creativity Stamps and come play along!


Laura.K said...

I love those new stamps. That reindeer is soooooooooo sweeeeeeeeeeetttttt. And the background stamps are perfect for year around.

I must finish my card for your challenge.

Congratulations for those new and wonderful stamps. I love them all.

Mary Dawn said...

i love retro christmas! wow, karen is amazing and the backgrounds you created to love love...awesome job from the guest designers, heather's pink baby deer makes me NEED these sets

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Gorgeous projects I am so loving this set!!!!! I love to give away my cards as gifts to people for Christmas!!!

Sarah said...

Fabulous backgrounds. And the deer! Too sweet for words.

I absolutely love giving and receiving homemade baked goods.

~amy~ said...

holy moley the DT rocked the projects!!!!

hmmm...fav handmade gift...I love making altered tins filled with chocolates:)

Dana said...

Your tags and bows make me drool Courtney! What a fun project to do wiht the kids too!

lenainwonderland said...

These are all so cute! and the DT and guest designers did a fabulous job =)
My favorite handmade gifts are calendars. Useful and personal at the same time..and who doesn't need a calendar?!?

Kerrianne said...

Great set Courtney! Love the little reindeer!! So much fun :) You know I LOVE anything retro!!!

Laurel said...

Dang girl. Gorgeous bow. How on earth did you make that from a piece of card stock? Loving your new sets.. Can't wait to see the full reveal.

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

OH MY GOODNESS!! I can not single any creation out as they are all FANTABULOUS!!! So so amazing!! Great job ladies!! And my fav handmade christmas gift would be a scarf! :) Thanks for a chance to win!

Ayana Posadas said...

Wow! I'm blown away by all of the samples today! They look awesome!!!
I would have to say that my favorite handmade gifts are always simple "cards". :)

Winter said...

These are Amazing! I can't wait until tonight! :)
I love making handmade ornaments and Christmas card gift sets.

Lisa Petrella said...

LOVIN both of these sets, Courtney!! Your DT did an outstanding job of showcasing the versatility of the images!!! Can't wait until they go on sale tonight! YAY! My favorite handmade gifts to give to others are card sets. My favorite handmade gifts I've ever received are pieces of artwork created by my friend, Melinda.

AnitaRex said...

I think my favorite handmade Christmas gift is food! I love receiving Christmas baking all wrapped up! I love this set so much! :>

The Quiles Family said...

I love the bows you made! So stinkin cute :) I also love all the stuff your other girls made! You have a very talented DT! So proud of you!

Jen said...

oh my word, these stamps are awesome!! i think i just might have to break down and buy yet another christmas set or two!!;) i love that dear...and love that it can be used times other than christmas! great job on a wonderful release!! and love the dt stuff!!

Brandi said...

Oh how I love both sets. Can't wait to place my order!!!

Belinda said...

Way too cute! The reindeer is adorable and the bg are to die for as well! My fave homemade gift is sewn objects like purses and aprons and quilts! LOVE them!

Lynn said...

Gorgeous sets....and the dt creations are wonderful. My favorite homemade gifts are those made by my children...especially love ornaments with their pictures on them! It's so fun too look back at how much they've changed year over year.

Valerie said...

Wow, these project are amazing. Can't wait to pick these sets up!I'm a baker so my favorite handmade gift is cookies - but I'm alway looking for cute packagin ideas.

Summer Braxton said...

I'm ready to see the whole thing!
My fave Christmas gift is a small quilt my grandma did by hand. It's so precious to me.

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

This set looks awesome! My fave homemade Christmas gift is anything yummy to eat. ;)

artfuldelight said...

Super cute set, everyones creations are fabulous. BTW I love your new profile pic! :-)

Cindy Lee said...

I really love the new stamps Courtney!! You did it again! I was blown away by your creativity as well as the DT's! What a great team you have there! I'm very inspired now....thanks to you gal!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

These are fabulous sets! Wow!

Kay said...

WOW!!!! Your team is unbelievable and your stamp sets are amazing!! LOVE your bow idea!! You've got some serious eye candy here, girlfriend!!! I love buying chocolates and then putting them in something fun and embellishing the container! ♥♥ Kay