Hi there! My friends at Colorado Craft Company have a new release featuring more precious stamps designed by Anita Jeram featuring some sweet critters up to holiday antics! We are celebrating these sweet new stamps with a blog hop. You should have arrived here from Daniel West, and your next stop is Jenn Shurkus. The Anita Jeram critter stamps are always so darling, and the sentiments are one of my favorite elements in the sets. From the darling fonts to the sweet (and sometimes a little sassy!) statements, they are so wonderful. I’ve created two projects featuring the new Hiding Presents and Santa Bunny. Let’s get started with the details!
I love to keep holiday cards somewhat simple, in both color scheme and layout. I don’t normally do much in the way of mass-production, but these cards would be fairly easy to recreate in multiples. I am really embracing pops of red on bright white holiday cards, but I wanted to add some subtle texture and pattern to the background, so I heat embossed several snowflakes from the Big & Bold Slimline Nordic Snowflakes using some white pearl embossing powder on two white A2 card fronts.
My first project features the darling Hiding Presents stamp set. I stamped the sweet (momma?) bunny hiding gifts in the tree. This set really resonated with me, as I have Christmas presents for the kids hidden in all kinds of nooks and crannies all over the house… the sentiment “I just hope I remember where I hid it all!” particularly hit home, haha!
I stamped the bunny using some Copic-friendly black ink and colored the image using some warm gray, gray-ish brown for the tree, and then some very bright pops of red for the gift and the scarf. I used the coordinating dies to cut the finished image out.
I stamped the sweet greeting on a rectangle of white cardstock using some more black ink, then trimmed it down. I popped up the die cut image and the greeting using foam tape. I love the bright, clean feel to this card, and that pop of red makes it feel so festive!
I used the same basic color scheme for my second card, this time flipping my pearly snowflake background vertically. I stamped the sneaky Santa Bunny on some more white cardstock using Copic-friendly black ink, then colored it using the same muted grays and browns, bringing the coat to life with that vivid red. I die cut the colored bunny using the coordinating dies.
I adored the whimsical arrangement of the sentiment from Santa Bunny with that swirl, so I stamped it on some more white cardstock and fussy cut it with my sharp scissors.
I adhered the die cut Santa and the sentiment using some more foam tape. I’ve found that one of the most important elements when doing cards with lots of tone-on-tone color scheme is to make sure that there are a variety of textures and dimension to help keep things from feeling flat.
Well, that’s all for my projects today! Your next stop on the hop is Jenn Shurkus. Thanks so very much for stopping by, and happy hopping!
Two adorable cards! Love the snowflake bkgrds, the simple pops of red, & of course the sweet images!
Kathleen Budd says
Beautiful cards as always! Love this new release! Happy holidays!
Becky L says
Such cute cards. This is an amazing release. I want it all.
Lisa Heimiller says
These are adorable. I love the simplicity of your coloring. Thank you for sharing with us.
Liz E says
Such cute designs. I love the simplicity of them and your coloring is wonderful!
So cute . I love this new release!
The color scheme you used was perfect. Something about a pop of red…which is my favorite color!
Maria P says
These are so sweet! I love the simple design with the pop of red.
Sharon Gullikson says
The detailed snowflakes are such a nice touch. I never would have thought to use huge snowflakes, but I LOVE IT. These scenes are so cute.
Di Di W says
Beautiful cards with these fantastic new stamps! Love your style.
Celeste M Goff says
Such beautiful cards and I love the clean simplicity of them. It really lets those amazing images pop!
Donna Kowalski says
Love the cute bunnies and pop of red.
Meghan Kennihan says
I love your snowflake backgrounds and gorgeous coloring!
Love your cards!
Beth Myers says
Very cute especially the easy elegant backgrounds.
FAB-ulous! I love your coloring!
Mary Holshouser says
You don’t usually associate rabbits
with Christmas, but this one works.
Cute card. thanks for sharing
Oh, I love the details as well as the pops of red on these cards. The background large snowflakes—perfect for a mouse! These are like little presents!
Sherri Thacker says
Each set is cuter than the next. Love it all!!
Marjorie Estey says
The cards are so very cute. Love the stamp sets. They’re so adorable.
Dawn Adams says
Love your work. Vibrant colors!
Sweetest stamps ever! Love your design.
Teri Smith says
This is the most adorable stamp sets!! I love the look of the Nordic Snowflakes in the background. Subtle, yet beautiful.
Linda BL says
Love the cards! The embossed snowflakes make such a cool background for your bunnies!!
The snow flakes are a great added touch! Cute, cute!
Marie O. says
Love how you shaded everything, plus added the snowflakes!
Carol McCready says
Great cards! I love the colors and the backgrounds you created.
Love your cards! The cute critters are the stars of the show but love your choice of background interest, the lovely snowflakes ❄. Together they make beautiful cards!
So cute. Love them.
Bev Hill says
Love just the neutrals and red.
Janet Ingraham says
Embossed snowflakes just right with popped up sentiments!
Lynn S. says
Oh so adorable!!!
Sandra Mullenix says
Who doesn’t love this new release. Every single stamp is adorable and you made them come to life.
Carolyn Reiners says
Absolutely adorable. Love Anita’s design.
Such lovely cards. I really like the pops of red!
Loving the neutrals with a pop of red for a really fun and festive look
Jeanne Rice says
Love the cards. The colors used are great and really love the Nordic snowflakes used for the background. Thanks for sharing.
Christine S Schmitz says
Cute idea. Love all the creativity from everyone. Gives me great ideas. Thank you.
Linda R says
So cute!! Really like the snowflakes in the background….great cards. TFS!!
Marisela Delgado says
I love those snowflakes! Sweet cards! 💜
Donna Walls says
Wonderful inspiration projects! Love the subtle background of the last card.
Love how you have added the sparkly snowflakes to the background of these sweet critters
Carol E. Wortman says
Oh Emily that background… stunning. Takes the sweetness level way upon this darling perfectly colored card.
Laurel Summers says
The limited palette used is VERY effective and gives the design a wonderful punch! Beautiful!
Denise Bryant says
Darling cards! Love the beautiful backgrounds for the bunnies!
Marjolein verleg says
This is so lovely. I am inspired to go and play with these lovely stamps as soon as I have them! Can’t wait
Amy Mattingly says
Very striking cards! I love your coloring!
Kim Trefry says
Wonderful warm colors. Can’t wait to try these
Two stunning CAS cards with these darling new sets ! Totally in love with the subtle background you’ve made to highlight these adorable scene. Wonderful colouring too. Thanks so much for inspiring and for the chance to win !
Kathy Raker says
Great new 3C Christmas release, the designs are adorable, love them all. Cards are stunning! Thanks for sharing!
Kelsey Thomas says
Vickie Leaf says
Your cards are beautiful! I love the suttle snow flakes in the background.
Jana Yeager says
Love the coloring. This release is adorable!
Yvonne Boucher says
Lovely cards. The bunnies are too cute!
Lisa Haff says
Very nice coloring-love these simple but very well done cards
Lauryne Cunningham says
Beautiful cards! I absolutely love the snowflakes on the background!
stephanie serrano says
Love this new release, such a good job.
FRANNIE REID says
Such sweet cards. The snowflake background is such a great idea.
Dee Earnshaw says
love the soft tones on this card – thanks for sharing
Geri S says
Love your cards and how the red gets your attention – terrific! And love this release!
Karen Tucker says
Beautiful card! I love your snowflake background!
Dear Emily – Love your cards! The more/less monochromatic or neutral color palette allows that beautiful red to POP! TFS –
Lori S in PA
Melissa Solazzo says
Beautifully done! I love the simplicity of this card. The image really stands out.
Beckie Walden says
I always love your work. It must have been fun making these cards with these cute critters
Melissa Heller says
Just love your cards. Thanks for showing how to color them.
Dena Keys says
So cute! I love these stamps!
Maryann Ferry says
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Debbie C says
Great cards…love the pearly snowflakes in the background.
Love the subtle snowflakes in the background!! I am definitely going to copy this technique.
Heidi Mattessich says
Love this sweet bunny and your snowflake background 🙂
Bunny Hoyle says
My mother used to hide presents around our house too. One year she actually did lose track and found a present later. It was such fun for us kids even though it wasn’t a gift for two of us but the lucky child got that gift many months after Christmas. Such memories.
These are such sweet cards. Lovely coloring and embossing.
Your card is adorable! I loe the snowflake background! Thanks for wonderful inspiration! Stay safe! 🙂
Karen S says
Beautiful backgrounds you created for the adorable images!
Beautiful cards. I love your color choices and how the neutrals make the red really pop!
tina Z says
Fun and festive, I do love your choice of simplistic colors
Angie Littlewood says
The tone on tone stamping in the background is just enough to fill up the white space, and really makes the colors of the stamped images pop. Absolutely love these cards.
Michelle Hackett says
The embossed snowflakes in the background were the perfect touch. Beautiful design❤️
Paula Corcoran says
Love your use of a subtle background so it does not detract from the images
Sherry Shumay says
I love the red on white background. Just the right added touch of color
The snowflakes make a great background! Great new release! Thanks for sharing!
Barbara Buckner says
Love both of these cards! The snowflakes and snow really add something to the cute images.