Friday, November 30, 2012

12 Weeks of Christmas Tutorials # 9: Bottle Cap Magnets

 Hello friends!
Today is week # 9 in our 12 Weeks of Christmas Tutorials and Jamie has a super fun tutorial for you on how to make BOTTLE CAP MAGNETS...take it away Jamie...
Today I am going to show you how to make some bottle cap magnets that I am working on as gifts.
The supplies you need are paper, bottle caps, Glossy Accents, 1 inch circle punch and 1 inch stamps.
Step 1- stamp your image on some cute paper. Punch the stamped image out with your circle punch. I used Inspired Stamps 1 inch circle sentiments.
Step 2- Add adhesive to the entire back of the circle. I use the sticker maker to adhere my circles. 
***These 1 inch snowmen also go perfectly inside the bottle cap if you want to make these for Christmas. 
Step 3- Add Glossy Accents inside the entire bottle cap. Add in any embellishments you want. I put heart buttons in some of my caps. 
Step 4- Lay the bottle caps flat and leave alone for at least an hour. VERY IMPORTANT do not move them around while they are drying. 
Step 5- Add magnets to the back. I hot glue mine on the back. 
Step 6 -Decorate however you like. 
Jamie made a video if you'd like to see it, go to her blog HERE

Thanks so much for visiting today and thanks to Jamie for this great tutorial!!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Christmas Card sets

Hello friends!
Today we have MORE Christmas Card sets that are easy to make in bulk, using Inspired Stamps!  A quick reminder that you have only through FRIDAY night midnight to use the coupon code: 25THANKS upon checkout of our online store to receive 25% off your entire order!!

Kary starts us off with the GORGEOUS set you see above and here are her cards individually:

(Inspired Stamps used:  Christmas Poinsettia  you can find HERE (she made her own 'paper' using this set too...see the poinsettias?), and 1.5 inch Christmas Circles you can find HERE.

Anita made this great set of cards using our ever popular $3.99 set Luke 2:14 you can find with the other $3.99 sets we sell HERE:

Patty created these beautiful cards for us using words from the Perfect Christmas Sentiments set you can find HERE

Jamie dazzles us as always with a lovely set of cards using the 1.5 Christmas Circle set you can find HERE

And Chere wraps us up with 3 really wonderful cards using Trees and Leaves, Vintage Christmas and 1 inch Snowmen

DeNetra made these stunning cards using one of our most popular sets (we are down to 12 of these so if you want one, HURRY!)  The Nativity Set can be seen HERE:
WOW, am I inspired!!

Please leave the ladies some love in a comment to this post, then hop over to their blogs and see more details about each card!  You can find their links on the LEFT side of this blog that will take you right to them!

Tomorrow is ANOTHER Christmas Tutorial so be sure to come back and see what we have to share!
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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

How to make your own Christmas Cards in sets

Hello Friends!
Today I want to show you the Christmas Card Sets I am making this year for my friends and family (well over 100, and that's all I'm gonna say LOL).  I need SIMPLE, but ELEGANT designs and I don't want them all exactly alike, since we all know we look at everyone's cards when we go to family's and friend's houses and want to feel our card was hand made just for us!  SO here is how I made mine.  FEEL FREE TO COPY THESE TO MAKE YOUR OWN or something similar, just dont' submit them to contests or for publication please.  As always you are free to make and sell sets with our stamps, and I am honored when you use my designs to do that (although this is so simple, I would be surprised if someone else hadn't thought this design up in some form LOL).

Here is what you need:
*4x5.5 card bases
*I used GLITTER TAPE in 3 different colors, but you could just use pretty ribbon or even make paper strips to look like the ribbon behind the verses.
*I used colored card stock that came close to matching my glitter tape riboons to mat my embossed white pieces with Cuttlebug Snowflake design.
     *colored cardstock mats are 5.25x 3.75
     *embossed white snowflake paper is 5.5x3.5
*I used the Spellbinder die cut for the lacy pattern I stamped the verses on and the insert ornament inside:      2012 Heirloom ornaments and  Floral ovals
 I also used the following Inspired Stamps:
 Christmas Poinsettia  this $13.99 stamp set that you can find  HERE

   Matthew 1:21 this $3.99 single Scripture stamp you can find HERE
John 1:14this $3.99 single Scripture stamp you can find HERE
Made By... this $3.99 stamp you can find HERE


I leave that white side on the left blank, but for family cards I attach a photo of our family by the tree there!

Here's how to make them:
I STRONGLY encourage the assembly line method when making a LOT of cards.  I cut all my papers out and stack them.  So I have a stack of the colored mats, in each of their colors, I have a stack of all the papers I've cut with the Spellbinders, all the papers I have cut and embossed,  I cut all of the GLITTER TAPE in their strips and put them in a basket, by color, I tie all the ribbons ahead of time and put them in a basket.  THEN I go through and STAMP everything that needs to be stamped (inside and out).

Once you've got all your materials ready, you can go and do each card one at a time OR assemble them in sets:  so you may put all the embossed pieces on their mats first.  Then adhere all those to the white card bases.  Then do all the glitter tape ribbons onto the embossed.  Then put all the stamped verses.  Then adhere all the bows (with pop dots).  Then add all the jeweled embellishments (optional).

I hope you will make your own cards this year using Inspired Stamps and send us a photo at  We'd love to showcase what you are making using Inspired Stamps one day in December!  Be sure to include your name and your blog address where we can find your photo of your cards (Thank you Sherry H. for this great idea!)


 Have a blessed day!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Homemade Christmas Card sets

Hello friends!
OHHHHHHH am I excited about these card sets the DT made for your inspiration this week!!  I am making my cards this week and I was SOOOO inspired by these great ideas!!  All of the stamps used can be found at our online store and there is a 25% off coupon code: 25THANKS you can type in to get your ENTIRE ORDER 1/4 off!!

Here are the Homemade Cards these ladies made to inspire you!!
LEESA used the VINTAGE CHRISTMAS set in her GORGEOUS card set you see above and here:

Jenn made several sets to inspired you!  Using Vintage Christmas, Let it Snow, and Blessed Little Christmas:

Belinda used Vintage Christmas and 1.5" Christmas Circles:


LEAVE US A COMMENT IF YOU ARE INSPIRED by these beautiful  creations!!  You can see each individual design team members post by going to the left hand margin of this blog and clicking on their name...Go leave them some love!!

THERE ARE MORE SETS COMING so be sure to come back later!!

Antoinette    We ship most orders SAME DAY they are placed!