Saturday, September 4, 2010

Surprise! Introducing Christmas Wonder!

Oh do we have a surprise for you! We actually have one other stamp set releasing this month. We are so excited to show you our first Christmas set! And we are even more excited to share with you the designer. Our very own Karen Baker is joining Practicing Creativity as a contributing designer. Karen is so talented, and I just can't wait for you to see what all she has in store. She has such a great eye for design, and we are excited to be offering even more great stamps each month! Are you ready to see the set?

I was really excited to start working on Christmas cards. It's a must for me to start early! I wanted to use a non-traditional color scheme, and I really enjoy the way it turned out.

Do you notice anything familiar about my card? Oh yes, it's my sketch from yesterday! If you didn't see our sketches, make sure you check those out and play along for a chance to be our guest designer next month!

Also, the ribbon on my card will be available tonight at midnight eastern as well! We'll be releasing it in several colors, and it is just luscious!

And I know you'll want to go check out the design team's blogs:
The Bald Dragonfly
There are so many things I love about Karen's card. You will love the large sentiment in this set, and Karen's use of them is just perfect. And don't you love how she used the Olive Polka Dot Fabric tape? So cute. Karen also used her sketch from yesterday, and made a card great for reproducing for Christmas cards!

Pretty Pink Posh
Paulina used non-traditional colors as well to create a super elegant Christmas card. I love how she used the large piece and of course the swirls. Oh and I love this set paired with the argyle from Key to My Heart!

Kismet, Art & Life

Dana used her sketch as well from yesterday to make this gorgeous Christmas card. I just adore how she did that gradient effect on her sentiment. And doesn't that open line sentiment look so good embossed? You'll definitely want to check her blog because she has two more FABULOUS cards as well.

I have two videos for you today, if you like to see these two stamp sets in action!
Fall Fest:

You can also watch it on YouTube.

Christmas Wonder:

You can also watch it on YouTube.

So tonight's the night! Fall Fest and Christmas wonder will go on sale at midnight eastern. We also have tons of ribbon we'll be adding to the store. Oh and we just got tons of Fabric Tape back in stock! I'll be back later today to show you more of our new ribbon! But before you go, we need to give away Christmas Wonder. I'd love to know how you go about making your Christmas cards. Do you start early, do you put it off to the last minute, do you mass produce, or do you make originals for all of them?


Don't forget about our little sketch challenge from yesterday!


Valerie said...

Wow, that Christmas set looks fantastic - I love how the sentiments and flourishes can be colored in. Can't wait to have this!!
Your card is gorgeous - love the color combo!

Aimes said...

Oh what a happy surprise! Love the non-traditional Christmas colour combo!
Thanks for the video too - a great way to make me even more excited about seeing the sets in full glory!
Oh how I wish I could master graphic design to create stamps - I'm limited to pencil and paper at the moment :D
x said...

So excited to see Karen designing for you. I am a fan of her fab creations. As for Christmas cards, I am typically a November sorta girl. I made them in June one year, but then by the time Christmas came around I wanted something completely different.

FLEUR de Lo said...

I'm a mass-producing procrastinator when in comes to Christmas cards. :)

YAY! KAREN! I'm thrilled to see more coming out each month. {Maybe I'll score some Christmas money so I can actually afford to buy lots of your great stuff.}

Ryann said...

Great little Christmas set. Can't wait to see it all!

I make my cards little by little over the year. No duplicates or mass-producing here!

~amy~ said...

woot woot...congrats to the fabbie karen!!! lovely cards ladies!!!!

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesome cards ladies!!!!

jen said...

I am over the moon with excitement about this!!!! Karen's uber talented & I'm so happy for BOTH of you with this release! It looks like it will be terrific- congratulations!!!!!!!!!

Tammy H said...

I actually don't make all my christmas cards as I have a daughter and have even gotten in trouble for NOT sending a picture!! I do try to make some for my close family that I know will appreciate my time and effort!! Congratulations Karen this is so great for you and I hope Brian is excited too!!

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

Oh this set looks like fun!!
I am a big procrastinator when it comes to making x-mas cards....I really should start now!

Virginia L. said...

SOOO regal and gorgeous! What a fine sample of all the DT's work!

Diane Jaquay said...

I love the Christmas set, and the fabulous DT samples, I think I need to stay up late tonight so I can see everything ;)

Emily Keaton said...

How do I make my Christmas cards? I try to start early, then fall behind and at the last minute try to mass produce LOL!!

Your Christmas set looks terrific!! Thanks for the peeks :)

PatQ's Cards said...

I just started Christmas cards this week because I send them to our military through OperationWriteHome--great organization. I'll probably be doing my own at the last minute. I love how you embossed the Christmas set.

Anita Rex said...

What a surprise with the Christmas set! So great! Love all the cards today!

Elise said...

These are flippin' GORGEOUS, girls! Who knew you could get so Christmassy this time of year! In SUCH a pleasing way! WONDERFUL, wonderful samples, gals! Yee Haw!

Alice said...

wow! looks like a very elegant and classy holiday set! so excited that Karen is designing for you! can't wait to see the full set!! =)