It’s holiday week here at Inspired by Stamping! Every day this week we will be bringing inspirations from cards to gift giving ideas for Christmas! It is going to be a great week filled with all sorts of crafty ideas. To kick of this fantastic week, let’s celebrate with some blog candy!

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Here’s what we have in store for you…

One randomly chosen winner will receive Christmas Cheers, Big Holidays, Christmas Wreath, Christmas Ribbon Collection, White & Red Poinsettia Flowers, Christmas Digital & Christmas Digital Paper! Prize Valued at $50 + we will ship this anywhere in the world! Whoo Hoo!

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Deadline is Monday, December 1, 2014! Winner will be announced on Monday’s Blog!

Today we are focusing on Clean and Simple Christmas cards! Leah has three gorgeous cards that are truly inspiring! Here’s Leah with her cards!

“The holidays are quickly approaching and you may want to create more Christmas cards to be ready. I have a few different CAS (clean and simple) card ideas for you that you can quickly re-create or mass produce. I pulled out several Inspired By Stamping sets for my cards and made three different designs. Here they are all together.

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My first card is the takes the most amount of time out of all of them. I started by stamping my sentiment from Big Holidays. Then using the Poinsettias stamp set I embossed my flowers in white. The heat embossing is what takes a bit of time. After my embossing was done I stamped my leaves in kraft ink and finished by adding a sequin to the middle of each flower.

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My next card is a bit faster as there is no heat embossing but a bit of dry embossing. I first embossed my frame and then stamped my bird from Winter Birds and the sentiment is from the Poinsettias set. I then matted the front panel onto a red base and was done.

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My last card is the easiest of the three. It only took me a few minutes to create this as you stamp directly onto the card base and it’s all stamping. I started by stamping my sentiment from Big Holidays and then added the cute little bells from Build a Stocking. They nestle perfectly with the sentiment. I then added the music background strip from Basic Backgrounds III twice. To finish I rounded my top corners and was done.
I hope these give you some ideas for some quick Christmas cards! Have a wonderful day 🙂

Supplies:
Poinsettias
Winter Birds
Big Holidays
Build a Stocking
Background Basics III

Next up Kylie has a very clever way of using the same stamp set with three unique and gorgeous Christmas cards! Take it away, Kylie!

Hi there everyone and thanks for popping in.

Today I am sharing with you a set of very easy CAS Christmas Cards using the sentiment set from Inspired by StampingBig Holidays.

These cards show you another way you can create a number of cards very quickly and with just one stamp!

Here are my cards –

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Inspired by Stamping, Kylie Purtell, Big Holidays stamp set, CAS Christmas Card, Christmas card

Obviously I have used the same stamp but I have embossed it with different colours. This gives you a very CAS card but with lots of interest and even though they all look the same, using different colours gives the cards their own ‘flavour’.

Adding sequins or gems are perfect for CAS cards. They don’t take away from the actual design but add a nice, simple touch.

I find creating CAS cards very easy. They are the style that I feel most comfortable with.

Here are some of my tips when attempted to make a CAS card if you struggle with them –

1. Lot’s of open space

2. Minimal embellishments or layers

3. One focal image

You may look at your finished CAS card and think it really needs something else (especially if you are used to layers etc). Try and restrain yourself. The thing about CAS is you don’t have to fill up the card – less is best!

Here is the stamp set that I have used today –

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Thanks so much for looking today! xx

We will be back tomorrow with Christmas Tags inspirations from Jo and Marzena! Now don’t forget to leave a comment for our blog candy! With paper hugs, Joanna xxx

32 thoughts on “Holiday Theme Week & Blog Candy!

  1. shartl says:

    Thanks for the chance to win these beautiful stamps and for all the great card samples! I really love the simple stamped designs that are easily mailed!

  2. karenladd says:

    What beautiful cards…I especially love the white embossing on kraft! Thanks for the chance to win! Shared on FB and Pinterest

  3. andreea says:

    I just discovered you and I am happy to see so many beautiful projects, inspiration and ideas! I definitely love your stamps and can’t wait to get some from your shop:)

  4. Verna Angerhofer says:

    What beautiful cards. And, I especially love those big sentiments. Everything from the more intricate designs to the simple ones are just wonderful!

  5. Becca Cruger says:

    Firstly, these cards are AMAZING! They’d be the perfect way to round out my Christmas card collection because you could make a lot of them without too much fussiness.
    Secondly, thanks for the opportunity to win some great stamps. I liked, shared (name Becca Dawn), and pinned (Becca)!

  6. gloriawest94 says:

    Oh I love these stamps….I’ve share it on FB and Pinterest…I don’t instagram..sorry…thank you so much for the chance to win these….

  7. Beverly Kozlowski says:

    Thanks for sharing these beautiful cards – simple yet striking. I love looking at your blog for inspiration! And thanks for the opportunity to win such a fantastic set of blog candy!!!

  8. lisascreativeniche says:

    I love love love your Christmas stamps, as I am still using my inside stamp set on this years Christmas cards! I liked and shared and thank you so much for the chance! Wonderful work ladies!!!

  9. Vinita Jain says:

    WooHooo, What a surprise for everyone! Thanks for the chance to win, love your stamps! Shared at FB page.

    Leah’s creations are awesome, love poinsettia in white on Kraft sheet and the third one is very striking!
    Love Kylie’s simple and gorgeous creation, how versatile and lovely use of Holiday sentiment set!

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