Monday, July 2, 2012

FOR SALE: Christmas in July Stamps

Hello, everyone & happy Monday!

Since last Thursday's show I have been on the phone with the manufacturers of the Christmas stamps I bought at Great American Scrapbook Convention. During Thursday's show, we discussed using these stamps for an upcoming Christmas in July {and August & September} card & gift series. I now know FOR SURE that I will be able to get as many of these stamps as we need, so I can make all of them available to anyone who wants them! Yay!

To ensure that everyone who wants any of the July stamps gets exactly what they want, I will be taking pre-orders this week. The pre-order period will close at 11:59 PM Eastern USA time on Sunday, July 8, 2012. I will place the orders on Monday, July 9, 2012, so be sure to check out before the pre-order period closes if you want to be sure there are stamps for you! While I will be ordering a FEW extra stamps, we will not order much over what is pre-ordered, so if you know you want these stamps, please be sure to get your pre-order in this week. I don't want anyone to miss out on the fun!

The pre-order prices below include shipping. Each drop down box has options for the stamp price + USA, Canadian or International shipping via USPS First Class Mail. Please be sure to choose the selection that's right for you.

There is also the "I Want Them All!" option which includes all the stamps at a 10% discount off MSRP with shipping via USPS Priority Mail!
If you order more than one stamp & we can combine shipping to save you money, we will do so & refund you the difference via PayPal.

I Want Them All: $66.85

Angel Single Stamp + Herald Angel Background Sample:

Supplies Used:
White Cardstock
Versamark Watermark Ink Pad
Fine Gold Embossing Powder
Ranger Archival Ink in Jet Black
LaBlanche or Ranger Speciality Stamping Paper
Distress Markers: Aged Mahogany, Tattered Rose, Wild Honey, Scattered Straw, Tea Dye & Vintage Photo

Our Daily Bread "Angel Single" Stamp: $8.00

Approximate Image Sizes:
1. Angel: 2 5/8" x 3.5"

Heartfelt Creations "Herald Angels" Background Stamp: $15.99

Approximate Image Sizes:
1.Background: 4.5" x 5"

Wreath Sample Card:

Supplies Used:
White Cardstock
Ranger Archival Ink in Coffee
Distress Markers: Aged Mahogany, Spun Sugar, Victorian Velvet, Tattered Rose, Fired Brick, Scattered Straw, Vintage Photo & Weathered Wood

Our Daily Bread "I Wait for the Lord" Set: $20.00

Approximate Image Sizes:
1. Advent Wreath: 2.5" x 2.75"
2. Isaiah 9:2: 1 7/8" x 2.5"
3. Luke 1:31: 1 1/8" x 4.25"
4. Psalm 130:5: 1.25" x 3.75"

Nativity Scene Sample:

Supplies Used:
Olive Cardstock
Maroon Cardstock
Ranger Gold Dabber
Sizzic Stars & Swirls Embossing Folder
LaBlanche or Ranger Speciality Stamping Paper
Ranger Distress Stains: Antique Linen, Vintage Photo & Wild Honey (Distress Inks will also work if you don't already have the stains)
Water Brush or Paint Brush

Heartfelt Creations "Nativity Scene" Set: $15.99

Approximate Image Sizes:
1. Nativity Scene: 3.5" x 3.5"
2. Everlasting Light: 3" x 1"

Winter Pelican Sample:

Supplies Used: (I'll be tweaking the design for a more blended look, since I wasn't in love with how the markers looked for the sky. The supplies listed below will be what is used in the class & not what was used in the sample above)
White Cardstock
Lalanche or Ranger Speciality Stamping Paper
Ranger Archival Ink in Jet Black
Distress Ink: Faded Jeans & Stormy Sky
Distress Ink Application & Foam
Water Brush
Distress Markers: Tea Dye, Vintage Photo, Weathered Wood, Pumice Stone, Fired Brick, Peeled Paint, Wild Honey & Stormy Sky
Ranger Liquid Pearls: Pearl, Buttercup & Rouge
Ranger Stickles: Silver

Impression Obsession "Winter Pelican" Stamp: $14.30

Approximate Image Sizes:
1. Pelican: 3.75" x 4.75"

I Want Them All: $66.85

Stamps will ship as soon as I get them from the manufacturers. The class dates will not be set until all the stamps have arrived to me and been shipped to you ~ that way everyone will have a chance to get their stamps before the class.

Above are samples of the cards we will be making during the card series. We will be making at least TWO cards using each stamp set. One will be designed for mass production for mailing to lots of people & one will be more detailed for hand delivery to a few people. So we will be making all the cards shown above and then some!

I have been considering having an additional class specifically for these stamp creations, rather than trying to work the "Christmas in July" concept into my regular Thursday schedule. What do you all think about that idea? Let me know in the comments!

Thanks for stamping along with me on this! I think it's going to be SO MUCH FUN and I am really excited about these projects!

~Kathryn :D

P.S. The rest of the stamps shown on USTREAM will be made available in August and September before the relevant card classes.


  1. I like all the stamps and am hoping to learn to become a "stamper". I would love for you to have an additional show if you can work it into your schedule. Thank you for sharing your creativity and knowledge.
    Annette McCarty amcca

  2. ..hi Kathryn,,,i hope you had fun with your sister..she have power yet ?? Am luvin your idea for the Christmas cards...If you can figure out another class.. yippeee.. lol Cant wait for the fun to start.. and thanks for organizing this ! ! !

  3. Hey Kathryn! I love the stamps and i think an additional show makes it easier for project planning! Some time i miss and trying to look through past shows to figure out what is going on is hard. I would love to put it on my calendar as a specific date for me! thanks for all you do for us!
    Laura E

  4. I think an extra show would be good. I know it's hard to accommodate people in the US and Europe, but I'll be happy with whatever you can do. If it's during the day, I'll watch what I can from work and drool.... until I can get home and play with the stamps myself, or if It's at night.... I'll try and make the class time you have, but Hey if I can't make it, I can always watch the recording!
    I'm excited about starting christmas cards!!!

    I wonder if anyone here would like to exchange chritmas cards?

    Fran Smith - Lin_fes

  5. I am placing an order. Thanks so much for doing this. I always say I'm starting my cards early and never do. This year has been hectic with a wedding coming up and taking care of my soon to be granddaughter. Once school starts back, I hope things get easier than having her all day. At least I will have more crafting time!!!

  6. Marilyn aka robsmom4lifeWednesday, July 04, 2012 10:19:00 PM

    Thanks Kathryn, I look forward to seeing your great work.

  7. Hi Kathryn!
    Wishing you every happiness this special day brings. Have a wonderful birthday!