Cheer to New Year’s Collection: Good Times Bundle

Catherine General

Our final release of the year is coming on December 7 and we are ready to close out the year with a {literal} BANG! Crackers are a traditional party favor for any good celebration and with this bundle, you can stamp, decorate, and customize your crackers in so many ways!

Be sure to follow along with our videos and release festivities to see samples and ways to use these fun products for New Year's cards and more.

Good Times Bundle 

  • Cracking Good Stamp Set
  • Cracking Good Dies
  • Elated Word Die
  • So Very Elated Sentiments Stamp Set 3×4
  • Snap Crackle Pop Patterned Paper
  • Mykonos Sequin Mix 

The Good Times Bundle includes these fabulous coordinated products, purchase them individually or in the bundle at a discount.

Get started with the Snap Crackle Pop Patterned Paper and its coordinating color combo. Add the super fun Cracking Good Time Stamps and Dies, then pick the perfect sentiment for your occasion with the So Very Elated Sentiments Stamp Set and Elated Word Die. Finish off with some sparkly Mykonos Sequins…this bundle's bringing the party!

Kristie Goulet

Keep it simple with a solid cracker and some patterned paper. The perfect birthday card for anyone on your list.

Kristie Goulet

Go all out with the broken cracker and stamped and die cut confetti! This one is a “cracking good time” for sure!

Wanda Guess

The Elated Word Die and So Elated Sentiments 3×4 Stamp Set will up your sentiment game with this bundle. They allow you to make festive cards for so many occasions.

Wanda Guess

There is a lot of versatility with this stamp set's decoration stamps like this cute snowflake stamp. Wanda brought the winter vibes by adding some extra snow. This bundle is ready to celebrate!

Release Schedule:

Facebook Live Streams: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at Noon Eastern

Youtube Live Stream Release Party: Wednesday at Noon Eastern

StampNation Members: Early Ordering for the Release at Noon on Tuesday, followed by an exclusive Live Stream Party at 3pm Eastern.

Double Duty with the Jack Frost Cover Plate

Catherine General

The Jack Frost Cover Plate Die has a beautiful geometric snowflake design. This pattern creates a beautiful background layer for your cards but why not try using the negative pieces too?

Kristie created these two cards doing just that. She cut out the cover plate from a foiled cardstock and used it as the star of her “holly jolly card”. I love how shiny and festive it is.

She then pieced one of the snowflake designs onto a circle die to create the ornament card. By using the negative pieces of the die, Kristie got double duty for her cards. The design works perfectly as an ornament and is so ornate and eye catching. What other cover plate dies do you have that could be used like this?

Black Friday Sale is HERE!

Catherine General

Our entire shop is on SALE! Complete your ink colllection, stock up on Craft Essentials and add those stamps and dies to your stash that you didn't grab this year.

When you check out, use these codes:

  • Orders under $150 use code THANKU15 to get 15% off your entire order!
  • Orders $150 and Over, use code THANKU30 to get 30% off everything in your cart!

Don't forget to visit the Sale Page for items that have an extra discount this weekend.

Celebrate with a Snow-rific Birthday Card!

Catherine General

The Snow-rific Birthday Collection is packed with fun and festive winter-themed birthday images. These versatile stamps, dies and other paper crafting products are perfect for everyone on your list.

The Extra Frosting Stamp Set is an all around birthday staple. We were playing with this Mod Holiday Color Combo and thought it was a perfect mix for this festive card. With this fun design , I did a repeating pattern and then popped the one cupcake with Buttercream frosting!

Tussy Mussy Floral Stamp Set is a multi-step set to create beautiful blooms. Using a “chilly” color combo from the Vintage Garden Paper Pack works great to give this a winter look. I loved the addition of the die cut Snow Many Flakes snowflakes. I think a bit of snow makes this card extra special!

The Snow-rific Party Stamp Set is the epitome of winter birthday magic. These little snow-guys are busy “having a ball” celebrating. Here I paired them with the Frosted Window Die in an action packed party scene.

Adding a little glitter embossed detail on the snowflakes gives it all the wonder of the season. How cute are these party guest friends?

Since I personally love a pink snowflake, I just had to remake this card in a pink color combo. Again I added some Halo Embossing Powder and some Romance Sequins, for all the added sparkle! A bit of birthday bling!

You can see the making of all these cards in this Live Stream replay!

Check out all the products I used on these cards using the links below, or head to the shop here!

These Color Combos are So Clutch!

Catherine General

The September Club Sursee shipment was So Clutch! This “girls night out” theme set is super cute and is ready for just about any color combo you want to throw its way!

We had a “Vintage Halloween” color combo that we pulled for our Facebook LIVE where I created this card. The Sea Glass blended over the embossed Uptown Vibes pattern stamp is classy and sassy! I did some simple coloring with the images and love how the Sauna is bringing the gold accents on the bag and keys.

Brand Ambassador Laura, started with the Under the Eiffel Tower Patterned paper for her cards. She grabbed her color combo from the paper pack which is bright and vibrant. These clutch stamps and accessories have such fun patterns to color in.

Laura added lots of details to this card by sewing on layers of patterned paper. I also love the white paint splatter and gel pen swirls she added to the card and on her colored purse. Little textural details take this card up a notch!

These two cards from Ilina have the same Spa Color combo but one has Sparkling Berry as the main star and the other uses Sea Glass. The additional pops of supporting colors in shades of blue and blue-green are sheer perfection.

Ilina used a fun technique on this bright beauty! She stamped her line art images in Midnight then flipped her stamps over and added solid shapes in a variety of colors. This Party Color combo of Rockin' Red, Bellini and Uptown with a pop of Sand Castle is earthy and fun. This is a great technique when you aren't up to coloring and really brings the color to the card.

Check out the products used on these cards below!

Cozy Cards with a Fun Color Combo!

Catherine General

I was inspired by the color combination on these cards by Therese Calvird. I thought they would be darling to use with the thermos stamps from the Warm and Cozy Stamp Set!

In the live stream replay below, I created these two cards with stamping, die cutting and ink blending on the stamps to create depth. I also shared how to use our Slimline Dies in two ways on an A2 sized card!

Here's another look at these two fun cards. I love how they came out and I hope you are inspired!

Check out the supplies I used in the shop using the links below! Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you on our next Live Stream!

Pink and Green for Christmas with Guest Therese!

Catherine General

Guest Designer Therese Calvird really knocked our socks off with her cards featuring the Jolly Holly Bundle. She chose to go with a Pink and Green color combo which I am all for. Pink is definitely a trending color this year for Christmas, but in my book, it's ALWAYS TRENDING!

Therese used a primary color combo of Lime Rickey, Grass Skirt, Be Mine and Party Dress. She also focused on several heat emboss techniques on these cards. She shared a video over on her YouTube with all the details! Click here to view!

Therese embossed the Holly Jolly Word die giving some nice contrast on one of her cards. The shades of pink on her berries are so sweet and give a softer feel to the traditional red and green combo.

Using a direct to paper technique, she was able to make her own custom card stock to use on her cards backgrounds as well as to create her angled stripes background. I love how she added in some glitter to some of the stripes.

This green and pink twist on a candy cane stripe is too fun. The clean and simple mistletoe card is also a winner with the addition of the little pink bow and a few Vienna Sequins! Try these colors and techniques on your next card.

Start with a Color Combo!

Catherine General

Some days, all I need is a good color combo to get my creative juices flowing!  Each pack of our Patterned Paper provides just that- a color combo that can inspire you or be used as a jumping off point for mixing and matching a few colors. 

The new Java Fix 12×12 Patterned Paper has a fun array of CP Ink colors giving you loads of options to play! These colors are great when using the paper and coordinating stamps and dies but you can also use them for other card ideas.

Pick just a few colors from your paper combo if you like to keep things simple. Ilina stamped in It's a Girl, Macchiato and S'mores and added a pop more color with this fun striped paper pattern. This combo mixes some spa, party and neutrals.

Whether traditional, or out of the box, any color combo can be adapted for your card's theme. I used this Vintage Halloween Combo to create this cute celbration card with the So Clutch Stamp Set. Watch the replay of this LIVE here.

Popping in bright colors is a fun way to jazz up any color combo. This combo covers the “top of the color wheel” and is gorgeous for fall leaves. What other stamps could you see grabbing to use with this one?

Why not take one of these three color combos back to your crafty space and see what you can come up with. Take a coffee shop or autumn theme…or just think outside of the box!

Coffee Shop is in THE Shop!

Catherine General

Around here, we all love a good trip to the coffee shop. All the warm smells, relaxed atmosphere…chill music and hand-drawn menu boards. That charm is coming to your craft room in the Coffee Shop Bundle!

We started with the Java Fix 12×12 Patterned Paper. This pack is a twist on our fan favorite 6×6 Patterned Paper Pack, Daily Grind. We used a fresh color palette and added a bunch of new coffee shop inspired patterns and prints.

Victoria Calvin

Guest Designer Victoria, had a blast playing with the bundle to make this cute spread! I love how she used the Con Panna Dies as a focal point.

The large stamps in the 6×8 Coffee Shop Stamp Set are a great size for scrapbook pages. They are also just perfect for cards. Victoria incorporated so many of the pieces into this spread.

The Con Panna Dies also double as a gift card holder! This mug will fit on a card front or would even look cute tied to a package. You can even just use it alone in an envelope like these two cute examples. Don't forget to sneak in the gift card for more coffee!

Amanda Fitterer

Amanda made a notecard sized card and envelope here. The 12×12 paper is perfect for all your large and special project dies, like envelopes. It gives you a lot of flexibility in your creations!

These two cards use the overhead view coffee mug stamps with their latte art. There are several ways to stamp these and they looks so sweet with a pop of paper. Simple and modern!

Amanda Fitterer

The menu board stamp looks too cute white embossed over black! It even has a stitched die to cut it out!

The to-go cup is ready for action! With a little fun masking or fussy cutting, you can create more color combos with this one. Coffee lovers will be non-stop creating with this perfect little caffeinated bundle!!

Check out the links to the new products below and other coffee themed products in our shop that coordinate!

Holiday Card Making Series Episode #8: Let’s Get Jolly!

Catherine General

How about a holiday card where a statement word die is the star? Having a sentiment focal point is a great way to create a stunning and eye catching card creation! Let's dive into this beauty from Episode 8 of our Holiday Card Making Series…

This card was a mix of so many different stamps, dies and accessories but the Holly Jolly Word die is the star! Inked in Tranquil, then embossed with WOW! Halo Embossing Glitter, this word die takes on an icy look. The Tranquil stamped snowflakes on the background are subtle and look perfect with all the cut white paper layers and die cut snowflakes.

Stamping and die cutting a bunch of greenery, flowers and berries from the Let's Go Skating Stamp Set in traditional red and greens bring the perfect contrast in embellishing this card. I just love how it came out!

What's been your favorite card in the series? What techniques did you learn? What do you think you will use on your holiday cards? Don't forget to comment on each of the Holiday Card Making Series videos for a chance to win a card…or the grand prize $50 CPD Gift Card!!!

Who Said a FREE Stamp Set?

Catherine General

We LOVE to spoil our Club Sursee Subscribers! Through October 31, Subscribers have a coupon redeemable for one FREE stamp set ($15.95 value). Here's how…

Subscribe now and check your email for your code.

Then, after November 15th, your November Sursee Subscribers will be shipped their purple envelope. This month includes the cutest Winter themed stamps (peeks coming soon!!!) and our Deluxe Subscriber's products are retail valued at over $90!!!

Use the links below to subscribe now!

Holiday Card Making Series Episode #7: 4 Cards 1 Sketch

Catherine General

I think I can speak for a lot of us when I say, I love a good sketch! Sketches are template, or layouts that can be easily adapted with small tweaks to make dozens of different cards.

For Episode #7 of the Holiday Card Making Series, I started with one sketch, a tag and patterned paper and make four fun holiday cards.

The general idea of this sketch is to use patterned paper on the background and then create a focal point for the card with a tag. This tag from the Hearts-n-Tags Dies is a perfect size and makes a spot to highlight the sentiment and additional embellishments.

The Better Not Pout Patterned Paper has so many cute options and gave me a color combo to keep things cohesive. For this card, I chose the tall Fa La La stamp from the Merriest Sentiments so I arranged my Jolly Holly leaves in the open space.

This time, I switched up the card orientation and used smaller leaves from the Jolly Holly Stamp Set to make a slightly more simple statement. I love incorporating the pink here.

Finally, I added a slight pop to this one by adding the additional circle die for my sentiment. I used a smaller one from the Double Duty Circle Dies that fit my sentiment just right.

To see it all go down, watch the video!! Take this sketch back to your craft table and see what supplies you feel inspired by.

Can't wait to see what you make and don't forget to comment on each video for a chance to win a prize!!

StampNation Winter Show Stoppers Class- Batik Magic Backgrounds!

Erika General

The Swirling Snow Background Stamp is the star of the show in our upcoming Batik Magic Class, exclusively for our StampNation Members!

Join us on Zoom, November 16 at 3pm Eastern. We'll go step-by-step through how to create these two Showstopping Holiday Cards! We'll use heat to create magic, along with inking, coloring, embossing and more! Join us live, or enjoy the replay of the class at your leisure.

Below is a list of the supplies we'll be using. You are welcome to use these supplies, or improvise with what you have in your stash. We can't wait to hang out with you and enjoy this amazing hobby we share on November 16!

Holiday Card Making Series Episode #6: Ink Blended Sky and Snowy Hill

Catherine General

The holiday card making season is a great time to think outside of the box to get your supplies to work for the cards you want to create! That creative thinking came into play in the Episode #6 of the Holiday Card Making Series!

In this video, you will see me create this beautiful ink blended sky background using stamps and watercolor splatter for added texture and interest. I also demonstrate some simple Copic coloring techniques to help you take your line art stamps to the next level.

Let's look closer at how we stretched out supplies…

The Snow-rific Party Stamp Set features the most adorable snowmen having a party!! Some of these stamps had party hats, but I wanted my card to just be winter/holiday themed. A simple way to convert this stamped cutie was to add a Santa hat! I stamped and die cut the Santa hat from the Old Saint Nick Stamp Set and it looks adorable. I just love that sentiment from the Holiday One Liners…too funny!

I knew my White Puff WOW! Embossing powder would give fun texture and create the perfect snowy hill for these adorable snowmen. I grabbed the Melon Edge Dies, which were made to create fun watermelon card designs for Summer. The wavy dies in here are perfect for making hills! Layer it all up and this snowy scene is absolute holiday perfection!

What supplies do you have in your crafty stash that can be repurposed for your Holiday Card Making? Join us Wednesday on YouTube for the next Episode! If you missed any of the Holiday Card Making Series tutorials, catch them in this playlist!!

Holiday Card Making Series Episode #5: Christmas Wreath

Catherine General

A wreath is an iconic symbol of the holidays and a very popular idea for card making. There are dozens of ways to accomplish a wreath idea on a card. This inspired Episode #5 of my Holiday Card Making Series on YouTube!

In Episode #1, I mass produced these wreath cards using the Tree Trimmings Die. A die cut image like this one, gives you double duty as the negative pieces of the die are also a lot of fun to use.

Erika knocked our socks off with this card where she did just that. She used stamped and die cut leaves from the Jolly Holly Stamp Set and paired them up with the negative pieces from using the Tree Trimmings Die and also cleverly made peppermints with the negative pieces from our Peppermint Twist Die!

I just love a peppermint and candy cane stripe and Christmas cards are the place to showcase these things! With this inspiration, I hit my craft desk and started pulling together all the extra pieces I had from stamping and die cutting with our Holly Jolly Christmas Collection. I also made some peppermints with a small circle die and the Cover Plate!

The Decorative Edge Dies are great for added little touches and helped me make a little scallop edge to add interest to my card. The patterned paper from Better Not Pout was perfect for this card too!

Building my own wreath from all these various pieces was so much fun and I had to embellish with a few Vienna Sequins. When making a wreath like this, I think no two would be just the same which makes it even more unique and exciting! What can you find laying around your crafty space to build a wreath?