Saturday, November 20, 2021

New Anita Jeram Christmas Release!

Hello Friends! Hard to believe it's time for another Anita Jeram Christmas release, seems like just a bit ago we were debuting last year's charming Christmas collection. This one, like last year's, has several adorable illustrations of woodland creatures caught spreading holiday joy. And many unique sentiments as well. 

You may have come from the blog of Amy Young where you were just wowed with her amazing creations, but if not feel free to start at the beginning with Colorado Craft Company.


The bunny from Hiding Presents thinks he's being clever hiding presents, but what happens when he forgets what he bought, or where he put it?! Well, thankfully, he's got a little mouse in the lower right to chat with and keeping an eye on things


I cut extra dies of the little mouse and adhered them together so I can solidly pop him up. This also helps draw attention to him, and to what he's saying.


Such a cute scene! In addition, I appreciate that these sets often have sentiments with coordinating dies. Does anyone else have anxiety about stamping a sentiment directly to the card base after it's all finished? This way you don't have to! I love diecutting the sentiment, and then moving it around until I figure out what looks best.


Santa Bunny is trying to quietly sneak around doing his thing, but wouldn't you know, one of the baby bunnies appears to have spotted him! Will he listen to Santa and keep quiet so he doesn't wake everyone else up?


If he wants to stay on the Nice List, yes, the baby bunny will definitely stay quiet! Like the little mouse from the last card, I popped Santa Bunny up on a few layers of cardstock to make it seem like he's in the foreground, and the baby bunnies are back a bit.


On this card I combined three of the sentiments from the set, but even still there are other sentiments included. I really like having lots to read on a card, and think it's nice to not always just say "Merry Christmsas."
 

Getting Ready is so adorable, the little bunny getting ready for Christmas by hanging his stocking outside. With the stocking being as big as he is, I bet he's expecting a lot of presents. Good thing he's "on the nice list!"


I went for texture and used white felt on the bottom for snow. To get the snow only below the die cut line, I die cut the actual felt, and then trimmed the bottom edges.


Another nice thing about the felt is that the thickness pops your die cut nice and high off the card base. I have foam tape to support the upper portion of the scene. Finally, I flicked some paint on the blended blue panel for a snowy day.

GIVEAWAY: 
I'm happy to announce I'm able to give away one Hanging Stockings Mini stamp set! Please head over to my Instagram account to enter. It's super easy, just comment on my post, and follow my account and Colorado Craft Company.
The giveaway ends on the 23rd at midnight mountain time. Winners will be announced on the Colorado Craft Company blog on the 25th of November. Good Luck!

It's time to send you on your way to see my friend Caly Person, who has amazing things to share with you!

Thanks for stopping by!
- Kelly


Supplies Used (affiliate links, thanks for shopping!)

Getting Ready

Hiding Presents

Santa Bunny

67 comments:

  1. I love how you popped everything up and your backgrounds are lovely

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  2. The hiding a present card is so sweet. I LOVE the little old mouse, and the entire look of this card.

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  3. Kelly, your coloring skills are shining here today! I'm just in love with your Getting Ready card... hoping that one lands in my own mailbox this year! xx
    =]

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  4. Your cards are lovely, and the felt snow??? What a great idea! Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Very clever way to present the wonderful AJ stamp sets!

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  6. Beautiful cards with these wonderful new Colorado Craft Co stamps! You’re also a great story teller.

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  7. Cute! I love Anita Jeram Designs!

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  8. Love the felt for snow. Cute bunnies.

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  9. These are so wonderful! I can't pick a favorite.

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  10. Such adorable cards and I love this new release so much!!!

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  11. Love your layouts. These just make me smile!

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  12. These are heaped in sweetness, Kelly! The bunny hanging the stocking is my favorite, it's adorable!

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  13. Such adorable cards with an adorable release. Felt for snow, what a great idea!

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  14. These caards are so adorable. Really love the Hanging Stockings one!

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  15. Fantastic cards. Love them all.
    thanks for sharing.
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  16. This is the sweetest release & I really like each of your cards Kelly.

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  17. The cuteness of Anita's stamps always amazes me and your cards are terrific!

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  18. Lovely cards! Fantastic idea to give characters thickness and pop them up to create focal point. Thanks for sharing.

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  19. These are such DARLING scenes! LOVE your coloring!

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  20. Sweet cards! All of them are just precious.

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  21. I hate releases like this. Every single stamp set is adorable and that makes it hard to chose which I get. I need to hit the lottery. Your cards are fantastic which makes it even harder to decide.

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  22. These stamps just make me happy! Great job!!!

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  23. Anita's illustrations are always so charming and sweet, and you did an amazing job with them. Love them all!

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  24. Love the cards. Love all the blended backgrounds. Thanks for sharing.

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  25. Cute idea. Love all the creativity from everyone. Gives me great ideas. Thank you.

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  26. Great release and you've showcased each set wonderfully!

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  27. I love your use of felt and other items, it adds so much to the scenes. Just adorable.

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  28. You have a wonderful ability to add that extra thing that really works. Darling scenes and live the little pops of color and texture.

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  29. Magical scenes with these adorable critters! Love the Santa bunny!

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  30. Beautiful showcase of this new adorable release ! All these little scene are very cute and I especially love the last card with the felt addition, so clever ! Thanks for the fabulous inspiration.

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  31. Great new 3C Christmas release, the designs are adorable, love them all. Cards are stunning! Nice touch adding felt as snow. Thanks for sharing!

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  32. Very pretty cards. I love the soft colors.

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  33. Love the coloring. This release is adorable!

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  34. This new release from CCC is adorable-Getting Ready is my favorite stamp set

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  35. Beautiful cards! Love the blue background!

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  36. These are all adorable, Kelly.

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  37. wow a wonderful set of sweetness - thanks for the eye candy

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  38. Cute cards! Love the Tiny Tim mouse and this new release!

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  39. I like cards with lots of writing too! Your ‘s are beautiful!

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  40. Hi, Kelly - I am consistently impressed and delighted with your contributions to hops. This set of cards is GORGEOUS!! I adore the Getting Ready one - the blue background and white felt make the perfect background/foreground and the way you colored in the bunny, stocking and birds is perfection. I also like the Santa Bunny and Hiding Presents cards (I often hide things and can't remember where I put them OR I wrap the boxes and can't remember what's inside LOL) so that one really speaks to me! I adore your work and am subscribing.
    Lori S in PA

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  41. Never thought of adding felt for texture...Great idea.

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  42. Your cards are so cute! Love them all!

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  43. I love these cards & how you used the stamps!

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  44. Your cards tell a story-lovely!!!

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  45. I love the card with the bunny hanging his stocking! I would not have ever thought to use felt for snow. It’s perfect!

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  46. I don't have Instagram. Are we disqualified from winning a prize?

    Your creations are so cute. I too have that anxiety about stamping the sentiment directly on something I've just finished creating. So I know what you're talking about. [Bunny]

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  47. Absolutely gorgeous cards! The colors are amazing…
    Thanks for sharing.

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  48. A wonderful set of Christmas cards featuring these sweet little bunny images! Your gorgeous colouring really brings them to life!Thanks for wonderful inspiration! Stay safe! :)

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  49. Felt snow?! Love the addition to the card!

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  50. Super cute cards!! Especially love the hanging stocking card, just precious :)

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  51. You made such darling cards! Beautiful coloring.

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  52. Super sweet scenes. Everyone's inspiration is sooooo good.

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  53. These stamps bring back Christmas memories

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  54. Beautiful scenes for these amazing stamps.

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  55. Your colouring is fantastic and makes the images so textural

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  56. Great cards - love all the dimension you created and colors are beautiful!

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  57. Such lovely cards. I like that the colors you used are different than what I've seen so far and there're little accents that add so much, but don't stand out.

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I absolutely love reading comments. Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to leave one! - Kelly