Friday, July 28, 2023

NEW Anita Jeram Christmas Release!!


Woah, Colorado Craft Company does NOT do Christmas half-way!! There are a ridiculous amount of adorable new sets designed by Anita Jeram in this release; you might even be tempted to ask Santa ahead of time for the Complete Bundle lol! I can't wait to share the cards I made with just SOME of these sets, all in this post.

You may have arrived from the talented Kassi Hulet's blog, but if not feel free to start at the beginning with Colorado Craft Company's one and only Adrienne Kennedy.

This first card is made with the MIIN set from this release, Bird Perch Mini Stamp Set. Isn't he adorable looking off into the distance, clutching his sprig of holly?! 

The sentiment is from another new set but I thought it went well with bunny's friend Mr. Robin perching on his ears. 

I put some snowflake diecuts I had on hand behind the mini panel that's popped up, but you could use whatever you have, even different sized white circles for snow balls. 

Really a great value if you have a lot of Christmas/winter sets, but still want to get in on the excitement and pick one of these new sets up.

Now on to the full sized sets, this Just Add Snow Stamp Set has two different bunnies in action working on their new winter friend.

So darn cute!! And tbh, these were really quick to color because half of the images are WHITE! I added some shadowing in blue instead of gray, and then chose to made that the theme color of my card, with the sentiment and the dotted background in the same blue. 

The tiny bunny jumping up to "help" roll the snow cracks me up! I added white glitter to the back panel for an extra snowy feel. Also love the little "Brrrrr" sentiment, and that it has its own die cut. I'm a sucker for the little details!!

Another adorable set, Mice Lights Stamp Set gives you a glimpse of two little friends who are completely overwhelmed. I used two of the different sentiments from this set. "My Favorite Color is Christmas Lights" is a great one!

The tree is from another set called 
Peaceful Fox Stamp Set. There's a cute fox sleeping at the bottom of the tree, but I didn't ink him up and just used the tree image here. No star stamp in the set for your tree? No problem! Don’t forget you can always just draw one (bonus if it’s in a similar style to the rest of your images) and cut it out.

Outlet too big for your scene? No problem! Do the opposite and cut it off! In this case you’ll notice I added the outlet back in lol. Initially when it was directly on top of the tree the outlet looked giant in comparison. But after die cutting several layers of chipboard underneath to bring the mice and outlet forward, and adding a piece of vellum underneath the make the background of the tree a little more foggy, I feel there’s enough separation of the outlet from the tree. In fact, the large white space of the outlet plays a visual calming role between the busy Christmas tree needles and the mice/lights. 

Don’t forget the little guy. Sometimes I overlook the small stamps in a set and don’t bother with them. The Peaceful Fox Stamp Set set comes with several individual lights that I thought worked well to highlight the important word in the sentiment. 

Finally, I've got two similar mini slim line cards with under-the-tree scenes going on.

This card features the Cozy Cat Stamp Set. I took the two sentiments in black and made a little scene -  kitty sleeping, and the little mouse about to cause ANYTHING but peace, hahahaha!    

Look at all the cute little details - the ornaments on the ground, probably from you-know-who all worn out in the stocking, the Christmas card and envelope someone wrote, the presents/bows/tags, and my favorite the little holly on Miss Kitty's stocking sleeping bag. Oh, also kitty's little paw coming out of the cozy stocking : )

Did you notice the tiny mouse waiting for the right time to come out in the corner?! I really had too much fun with this card! The sentiment on vellum above the mouse is also from this set. There are a few who are hoping Kitty's settled down for a long winter's nap : )

Finally, even the title of this set cracks me up ... 
Sneaky Mice Stamp Set. What do you think he'll find in there?! tisk, tisk!  

Another easy one to color, with lots of solid images. You can add patterns to the wrapping paper if you'd like, like the subtle check on this present.

I used the extra present stamps to build this scene out to fit the wide mini slim line.

Whew! That was quite a fun couple days in my craft room! It's going to be 97 degrees in Chicago today, but I'm officially in the Christmas mood. Any favorites?

We're doing two different giveaways! Enter as many times as you'd like until July 31st. Winners announced on August 2nd. Good luck!!

Giveaway 1: All designers will be giving away a stamp set from this release (your choice) to a lucky winner that will be drawn from all the comments left on our blogs or instagram.
Giveaway 2:
We'll be giving away a complete bundle (value $270!!) of this release to one randomly chosen winner that has placed an order using your favorite designer's affiliate link (for example, by clicking on the links on the images in this blog post below).

I am happy to send you to the delightful Koren Wiskman who has some wonderful things to share with you!

Here is the full list of stops on this hop if you need a reference:

Adrienne Kennedy

Amy Tsuruta

Amy Young

Bibi Cameron

Daniel West

Donna Hitz

Erin Thompson

Jenn Shurkus

Jennifer Kotas

Jessica Frost-Ballas

Kassi Hulet

Kelly Griglione

Koren Wiskman

Nancy Sheads

Sandy Allnock


Thanks for stopping by! 
- Kelly

Products used in these projects (affiliate links, thanks so much for your support!):

Peaceful Fox Stamp Set

Cozy Cat Stamp Set

Mice Lights Stamp Set

Sneaky Mice Stamp Set

Just Add Snow Stamp Set

Bird Perch Mini Stamp Set