As much as I hate to admit it, it is already October and whether I have my Halloween accents done or not, the holidays are just around the corner! Each year we like to do a kick-off Holiday Card Making Event that begins the season of stamping, stickling, heat embossing, and layering (both papers and good wishes) with plenty of creative ideas! This Thursday, October 7, from 7-9pm is our annual Girls Night Out: Holiday Card Making. This event usually sells out (some locations already have), but not to worry, we also have a Holiday Card & Tags Workshop coming up on October 21. Check with your local store on seat availability, or ask them about having your own private “Crafter’s Night Out” with 6 or more friends!

Here are a few holiday card samples the folks will be making tomorrow night. Left: We used our new Tombow Markers with rubber stamps to add fun hits of color! Right: Vintage distressing combined with our die-cut snowflake cards, layered over new 12×12 paper.


Below are a few card ideas sure to be winners for those who love creative embellishments like bakers twine or decorative cloth tape! (Some of these new ingredients are hot off the press and you’ll be the first to see them in this workshop – not yet available online).


Please stop into a store to view even more holiday card samples on our inspiration boards, and get a jump on your own creations just in time for the start of our 5th Annual Holiday Card Contest! This is the season we love to inspire correspondence between families and between friends. This is the rich part of life, sharing your thoughts and words with those you love. And, well…this is the fun part too, getting to “Do Something Creative Every Day!”

Cheers & Happy kickoff to the Holidays!

PS colors: chartreuse & pool
Latest fave: 2011 Paper Source Booklet Calendar


4 Responses

  1. Ruth says:

    How adorable!!

  2. Lori says:

    Did you announce the Holiday Card contest winners?

  3. linda says:

    Funny you should ask…we are photographing them all as we speak (today and tomorrow) and will be loading them to a flickr page making it easy to view them all – especially now that we have 40 stores!
    Wait til’ you see the creativity!!

    So stay tuned for the blog announcing the Official Winners – with a link to the page of photos.

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  4. Amy says:

    We want to see pictures from the winning cards!!