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Holiday CreateAthon Day 30

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The holiday season is right around the corner and the team at Ink to Paper is excited to create and share projects. Fall is the season of gratitude, which leads right into the Christmas season of giving. We wanted to dedicate the month of November to a marathon of creative inspiration using our holiday themed stamps and dies. Crafting during the holiday season is very popular, and our collection of stamps and dies will surely inspire you to create along with us throughout the month.

Get ready to learn some fun facts about the company, designers, and of course amazing new ways to create cards, gift tags, and more!

 


Let’s take a closer look at the collections we are featuring for today’s CreateAthon!

Birdie Stamps + Dies

Sweet Tweets Stamps


 

“This set is so much fun to use for each season! As soon as I saw it, I couldn’t wait to create a winter card using the bare branches! A dusting of glitter and some heat embossed snowflakes make this wintery scene come to life!”

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


 

PRIZE

During Holiday CreateAthon, we are offering a weekly $100 Ink to Paper Gift Certificate!

RULES

Participants may enter the challenge once a day. To enter, participants are required to answer the contest challenge question (posted below) in the comments of the daily post. HINT: Answers to questions may be discovered by reading a designer’s blog post from the respective day. A randomly selected winner with the correct answer will gain an entry to be eligible for the weekly prize. Participants can receive an entry each day a Holiday CreateAthon post is published.

This post will be updated with the randomly selected winner who gains an entry for this week’s prize.

Weekly winners will be posted on the Holiday CreateAthon page.

CHALLENGE

Answer the following question: What makes Kelly’s winter scene come to life?

 

 

Holiday CreateAthon Day 29

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The holiday season is right around the corner and the team at Ink to Paper is excited to create and share projects. Fall is the season of gratitude, which leads right into the Christmas season of giving. We wanted to dedicate the month of November to a marathon of creative inspiration using our holiday themed stamps and dies. Crafting during the holiday season is very popular, and our collection of stamps and dies will surely inspire you to create along with us throughout the month.

Get ready to learn some fun facts about the company, designers, and of course amazing new ways to create cards, gift tags, and more!

 


Learn a little bit about one of our wonderful designers, Jennifer Campbell in an interview below.

 


Let’s take a closer look at the collections we are featuring for today’s CreateAthon!

Dandelion Wishes Stamps + Dies

Dandelion Wishes Sentiments Stamps


 

“When we think of Christmas, we certainly don’t think of dandelions. But today, I’m sending Love, Kisses & Dandelion Wishes holiday style! This just goes to show that you can create any kind of card by just mixing up stamp sets you have on hand!” 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

“The Dandelion Wishes stamp set is so playful and versatile.  I love seeing how different it looks by experimenting with color, whether it’s pale pastels or vivid brights.  I love how intricate and detailed the images are not to mention how creative and endearing the sentiments are!”

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


PRIZE

During Holiday CreateAthon, we are offering a weekly $100 Ink to Paper Gift Certificate!

RULES

Participants may enter the challenge once a day. To enter, participants are required to answer the contest challenge question (posted below) in the comments of the daily post. HINT: Answers to questions may be discovered by reading a designer’s blog post from the respective day. A randomly selected winner with the correct answer will gain an entry to be eligible for the weekly prize. Participants can receive an entry each day a Holiday CreateAthon post is published.

This post will be updated with the randomly selected winner who gains an entry for this week’s prize.

Weekly winners will be posted on the Holiday CreateAthon page.

CHALLENGE

Answer the following question: When we think of Christmas, we don’t think of what?

 

 

Holiday CreateAthon Day 28

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The holiday season is right around the corner and the team at Ink to Paper is excited to create and share projects. Fall is the season of gratitude, which leads right into the Christmas season of giving. We wanted to dedicate the month of November to a marathon of creative inspiration using our holiday themed stamps and dies. Crafting during the holiday season is very popular, and our collection of stamps and dies will surely inspire you to create along with us throughout the month.

Get ready to learn some fun facts about the company, designers, and of course amazing new ways to create cards, gift tags, and more!

 


Learn a little bit about one of our wonderful designers, Jennifer Campbell in an interview below.

 


Let’s take a closer look at the collections we are featuring for today’s CreateAthon! Melissa Bickford has created this unique Holiday card.

Nature’s Background Essentials Stamps + Dies

Essential Sentiments Stamps


 

“While Nature’s Background Essentials creates the most beautiful custom backgrounds, it also could be used in many other ways! The images in this set work perfectly for creating a pretty wreath. And while this set isn’t geared specifically for Christmas, you could simply include a holiday sentiment from another Ink to Paper set to create your own special Christmas card!”  

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


PRIZE

During Holiday CreateAthon, we are offering a weekly $100 Ink to Paper Gift Certificate!

RULES

Participants may enter the challenge once a day. To enter, participants are required to answer the contest challenge question (posted below) in the comments of the daily post. HINT: Answers to questions may be discovered by reading a designer’s blog post from the respective day. A randomly selected winner with the correct answer will gain an entry to be eligible for the weekly prize. Participants can receive an entry each day a Holiday CreateAthon post is published.

This post will be updated with the randomly selected winner who gains an entry for this week’s prize.

Weekly winners will be posted on the Holiday CreateAthon page.

CHALLENGE

Answer the following question: Besides creating a beautiful background, the images in Nature’s Background Essential are perfect for creating what?

 

 

Holiday CreateAthon Day 27

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The holiday season is right around the corner and the team at Ink to Paper is excited to create and share projects. Fall is the season of gratitude, which leads right into the Christmas season of giving. We wanted to dedicate the month of November to a marathon of creative inspiration using our holiday themed stamps and dies. Crafting during the holiday season is very popular, and our collection of stamps and dies will surely inspire you to create along with us throughout the month.

Get ready to learn some fun facts about the company, designers, and of course amazing new ways to create cards, gift tags, and more!

 


 

Learn a little more about Papertrey Ink in an interview with one of the owners, Jane.

 

 


Let’s take a closer look at the product collections we are featuring for today’s CreateAthon! Melissa Phillips and Laurie Schmidlin have shared these adorable cards.

Rustic Brick Background Stamps

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Just Sentiments: Tagged Stamps

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“Vellum is definitely my favorite specialty paper

 

 


 

 


 

 

“I love working with the Rustic Brick Background stamp set.  This time I combined it with embossing powder and water, hoping the colors I used would resemble an old, red brick house.  The watercolor effect adds age and texture and I can’t wait to try it with other colors!”


 


PRIZE

During Holiday CreateAthon, we are offering a weekly $100 Ink to Paper Gift Certificate!

RULES

Participants may enter the challenge once a day. To enter, participants are required to answer the contest challenge question (posted below) in the comments of the daily post. HINT: Answers to questions may be discovered by reading a designer’s blog post from the respective day. A randomly selected winner with the correct answer will gain an entry to be eligible for the weekly prize. Participants can receive an entry each day a Holiday CreateAthon post is published.

This post will be updated with the randomly selected winner who gains an entry for this week’s prize.

Weekly winners will be posted on the Holiday CreateAthon page.

CHALLENGE

Answer the following question: On Melissa’s card, what adds age and texture?

EDITED TO ADD THE RANDOMLY SELECTED WINNER

Congratulations, Marilyn M! You will be entered to win the weekly prize!

Holiday CreateAthon Day 26

By | Holiday CreateAthon | 84 Comments

 

 

The holiday season is right around the corner and the team at Ink to Paper is excited to create and share projects. Fall is the season of gratitude, which leads right into the Christmas season of giving. We wanted to dedicate the month of November to a marathon of creative inspiration using our holiday themed stamps and dies. Crafting during the holiday season is very popular, and our collection of stamps and dies will surely inspire you to create along with us throughout the month.

Get ready to learn some fun facts about the company, designers, and of course amazing new ways to create cards, gift tags, and more!


 

Let’s take a closer look at the collections we are featuring for today’s CreateAthon! Melissa Bickford and Melissa Phillips have shared their beautiful cards showcasing all the possibilities for these sets.

Many Anemones Stamps + Dies

Watercolor Textures: Brushstrokes Stamps


 

“I love creating colorful backgrounds for my images to sit on and the Watercolor Textures: Brushstrokes makes it so easy to do that. Creating this bold and bright striped backdrop for the black and white Many Anemones flowers really make them POP!”

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 


 

“Many Anemones is such a gorgeous floral set. I love it’s versatility and simplicity.  Although it looks like a complex set, the layers come together so easily and even if you don’t line each layer up precisely, it adds to the dreamy feel of the set.”

 

 

 

 

 


 


PRIZE

During Holiday CreateAthon, we are offering a weekly $100 Ink to Paper Gift Certificate!

RULES

Participants may enter the challenge once a day. To enter, participants are required to answer the contest challenge question (posted below) in the comments of the daily post. HINT: Answers to questions may be discovered by reading a designer’s blog post from the respective day. A randomly selected winner with the correct answer will gain an entry to be eligible for the weekly prize. Participants can receive an entry each day a Holiday CreateAthon post is published.

This post will be updated with the randomly selected winner who gains an entry for this week’s prize.

Weekly winners will be posted on the Holiday CreateAthon page.

CHALLENGE

Answer the following question: In Melissa Bickford’s card, what makes the Many Anemones flowers pop?

EDITED TO ADD THE RANDOMLY SELECTED WINNER

Congratulations, Rachel W! You will be entered to win the weekly prize!

 

Holiday CreateAthon Day 25

By | Holiday CreateAthon | 82 Comments

 

 

The holiday season is right around the corner and the team at Ink to Paper is excited to create and share projects. Fall is the season of gratitude, which leads right into the Christmas season of giving. We wanted to dedicate the month of November to a marathon of creative inspiration using our holiday themed stamps and dies. Crafting during the holiday season is very popular, and our collection of stamps and dies will surely inspire you to create along with us throughout the month.

Get ready to learn some fun facts about the company, designers, and of course amazing new ways to create cards, gift tags, and more!


 

Let’s take a closer look at the collections we are featuring for today’s CreateAthon! Melissa Bickford and Rebecca Luminarias have created these wonderful holiday cards.

Framing Florals Stamps + Dies

Loosely Woven Stamps

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“I love when additional stamp sets are created for previoulsy released sets. I simply adore Framing Florals! It already has so many possibilities all by itself, but when you add in the Framing Florals: Christmas set the possibilities are truly endless!” 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

“There is probably not an Ink to Paper stamp set that I use more than Framing Florals.  Between the leaves, blooms, and frames, I frequent this set so often that I don’t even bother putting it away anymore; I just tuck it into a corner on my desk that’s within arm’s reach.  It’s a breeze to use, has enough different leaves for easy layering, and the frames and sentiments work for both cards and tags.  It’s not only useful for everyday occasions, but when the images are stamped in shades of red and green, they make for a beautiful holiday card.  I love the pairing of Framing Florals with Loosely Woven, too, which is easily my go-to background.  It can be subtle or obvious, depending on the ink color used, and goes well with any type of theme.  My very last card for the Holiday Create-A-Thon might just be my most favorite!”

 

 

 

 

 


 


PRIZE

During Holiday CreateAthon, we are offering a weekly $100 Ink to Paper Gift Certificate!

RULES

Participants may enter the challenge once a day. To enter, participants are required to answer the contest challenge question (posted below) in the comments of the daily post. HINT: Answers to questions may be discovered by reading a designer’s blog post from the respective day. A randomly selected winner with the correct answer will gain an entry to be eligible for the weekly prize. Participants can receive an entry each day a Holiday CreateAthon post is published.

This post will be updated with the randomly selected winner who gains an entry for this week’s prize.

Weekly winners will be posted on the Holiday CreateAthon page.

CHALLENGE

Answer the following question: Rebecca says the Loosely Woven set can be subtle or obvious depending on what?

EDITED TO ADD THE RANDOMLY SELECTED WINNER

Congratulations, Annie Dill! You will be entered to win the weekly prize!

 

Holiday CreateAthon Day 24

By | Holiday CreateAthon | 71 Comments

 

The holiday season is right around the corner and the team at Ink to Paper is excited to create and share projects. Fall is the season of gratitude, which leads right into the Christmas season of giving. We wanted to dedicate the month of November to a marathon of creative inspiration using our holiday themed stamps and dies. Crafting during the holiday season is very popular, and our collection of stamps and dies will surely inspire you to create along with us throughout the month.

Get ready to learn some fun facts about the company, designers, and of course amazing new ways to create cards, gift tags, and more!


 

Let’s take a closer look at these celebration themed collections we are featuring for today’s CreateAthon! Melissa Bickford has created this adorable birthday card.

Celebrating You Stamps + Dies

More Of: Celebrating You Stamps + Dies

 

 


 

“From a special birthday to a new baby, the Celebrating You collection has you covered when it comes to celebrating special occasions with your loved ones. And nothing screams celebration more than a cheerful balloon!”

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 


PRIZE

During Holiday CreateAthon, we are offering a weekly $100 Ink to Paper Gift Certificate!

RULES

Participants may enter the challenge once a day. To enter, participants are required to answer the contest challenge question (posted below) in the comments of the daily post. HINT: Answers to questions may be discovered by reading a designer’s blog post from the respective day. A randomly selected winner with the correct answer will gain an entry to be eligible for the weekly prize. Participants can receive an entry each day a Holiday CreateAthon post is published.

This post will be updated with the randomly selected winner who gains an entry for this week’s prize.

Weekly winners will be posted on the Holiday CreateAthon page.

CHALLENGE

Answer the following question: What screams celebration?

EDITED TO ADD THE RANDOMLY SELECTED WINNER

Congratulations, Jan Metcalf! You will be entered to win the weekly prize!

 

Holiday CreateAthon Day 23

By | Holiday CreateAthon | 76 Comments

 

The holiday season is right around the corner and the team at Ink to Paper is excited to create and share projects. Fall is the season of gratitude, which leads right into the Christmas season of giving. We wanted to dedicate the month of November to a marathon of creative inspiration using our holiday themed stamps and dies. Crafting during the holiday season is very popular, and our collection of stamps and dies will surely inspire you to create along with us throughout the month.

Get ready to learn some fun facts about the company, designers, and of course amazing new ways to create cards, gift tags, and more!


 

Let’s take a closer look at these versatile stamp collections we are featuring for today’s CreateAthon! Melissa Phillips has shared a beautiful Birthday card showing the endless possibilities of these sets.

Pleasing Envelopes: Special Delivery Stamps

Watercolor Textures: Dots Stamps

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“If you’ve ever received a hand-stamped, embellished envelope in the mail or delivered to you personally, you know how special it makes you feel. Taking the extra step to create a coordinating envelope for your handmade card takes gift giving to the next level.  The Pleasing Envelopes:  Special Delivery stamp set and dies makes it so easy to do just that!”

 


 


PRIZE

During Holiday CreateAthon, we are offering a weekly $100 Ink to Paper Gift Certificate!

RULES

Participants may enter the challenge once a day. To enter, participants are required to answer the contest challenge question (posted below) in the comments of the daily post. HINT: Answers to questions may be discovered by reading a designer’s blog post from the respective day. A randomly selected winner with the correct answer will gain an entry to be eligible for the weekly prize. Participants can receive an entry each day a Holiday CreateAthon post is published.

This post will be updated with the randomly selected winner who gains an entry for this week’s prize.

Weekly winners will be posted on the Holiday CreateAthon page.

CHALLENGE

Answer the following question: According to Melissa, what takes gift giving to the next level?

EDITED TO ADD THE RANDOMLY SELECTED WINNER

Congratulations, Annette Snyder! You will be entered to win the weekly prize!

 

Holiday CreateAthon Day 22

By | Holiday CreateAthon | 84 Comments

 

The holiday season is right around the corner and the team at Ink to Paper is excited to create and share projects. Fall is the season of gratitude, which leads right into the Christmas season of giving. We wanted to dedicate the month of November to a marathon of creative inspiration using our holiday themed stamps and dies. Crafting during the holiday season is very popular, and our collection of stamps and dies will surely inspire you to create along with us throughout the month.

Get ready to learn some fun facts about the company, designers, and of course amazing new ways to create cards, gift tags, and more!


 

Let’s take a closer look at these jar themed collections we are featuring for today’s CreateAthon! Rebecca Luminarias has created this beautiful Holiday card.

Joyful Jars Stamps + Dies

Just Sentiments: To & From Essentials Stamps

 


 

 

“Tag Creations: Joyful Jars is one of my favorite die collections.  The jar itself is a nice die to have because you can ‘fill’ it with lots of paper treats–stars, hearts, flowers, etc.  I’ll admit that all of the tiny little leaves and floral building dies are a bit intimidating to me, and putting the bouquets together takes me quite awhile, yet when it’s complete, I always love the way it looks and it’s so FULL!  I’m a layer-lover at heart so the finished piece with its many different segments is worth the tedium of carefully placing each part of the whole.  Besides, I find that the more of these sprays I make, the easier they are to finish!  After die cutting the shapes from a Christmas palette of  watercolored papers, they sure do make a pretty holiday bouquet! “

 


 


PRIZE

During Holiday CreateAthon, we are offering a weekly $100 Ink to Paper Gift Certificate!

RULES

Participants may enter the challenge once a day. To enter, participants are required to answer the contest challenge question (posted below) in the comments of the daily post. HINT: Answers to questions may be discovered by reading a designer’s blog post from the respective day. A randomly selected winner with the correct answer will gain an entry to be eligible for the weekly prize. Participants can receive an entry each day a Holiday CreateAthon post is published.

This post will be updated with the randomly selected winner who gains an entry for this week’s prize.

Weekly winners will be posted on the Holiday CreateAthon page.

CHALLENGE

Answer the following question: What does Rebecca call herself at heart?

EDITED TO ADD THE RANDOMLY SELECTED WINNER

Congratulations, Debbie A! You will be entered to win the weekly prize!

 

Holiday CreateAthon Day 21

By | Holiday CreateAthon | 68 Comments

 

The holiday season is right around the corner and the team at Ink to Paper is excited to create and share projects. Fall is the season of gratitude, which leads right into the Christmas season of giving. We wanted to dedicate the month of November to a marathon of creative inspiration using our holiday themed stamps and dies. Crafting during the holiday season is very popular, and our collection of stamps and dies will surely inspire you to create along with us throughout the month.

Get ready to learn some fun facts about the company, designers, and of course amazing new ways to create cards, gift tags, and more!


 

Let’s take a closer look at these party themed collections we are featuring for today’s CreateAthon! Kelly Lunceford has created this festive Christmas card to show how fun these sets are.

Garden Party Stamps + Dies

Confetti & Streamers Stamps

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“Christmas is one of the biggest celebrations of the year and probably the most decorated! I decided to use the lights and banners from the Garden Party stamp set paired with the Confetti and Streamers to create a card worthy of a Christmas celebration!”

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


PRIZE

During Holiday CreateAthon, we are offering a weekly $100 Ink to Paper Gift Certificate!

RULES

Participants may enter the challenge once a day. To enter, participants are required to answer the contest challenge question (posted below) in the comments of the daily post. HINT: Answers to questions may be discovered by reading a designer’s blog post from the respective day. A randomly selected winner with the correct answer will gain an entry to be eligible for the weekly prize. Participants can receive an entry each day a Holiday CreateAthon post is published.

This post will be updated with the randomly selected winner who gains an entry for this week’s prize.

Weekly winners will be posted on the Holiday CreateAthon page.

CHALLENGE

Answer the following question: What did Kelly use from the Garden Party collection?

EDITED TO ADD THE RANDOMLY SELECTED WINNER

Congratulations, Gilda! You will be entered to win the weekly prize!