Friday, December 2, 2011

Our 2011 Vintage Christmas Printable, Giveaway, SALE & Digital Art Stamp Update

Hi Everyone,

I wanted to have a cool vintage Christmas printable image for you this year and I'm excited with how cute it turned out  but no matter what I did it won't enlarge big enough, so for now here is a link to it on Yousendit.com
Note: I've just come back and updated the link as it only works for 500 downloads and it was maxed.  I also added a sample I made below. 

To enter our $50.00 Giveaway just leave a comment on this post and a random winner will be announced this Mon, Dec 5/11. Please tell us your fave thing to create?

Here is a sample I made.   I'm always testing stuff but hardly ever sit down and make finished samples anymore so this was fun. I printed the image twice and cut out Santa and the snow on ledge and used foam squares to stick them on. I used Gold Ice Stickles, a bit of green glitter and some snow crystals. I got a little carried away with the Stickles and sprinkled on some snow crystals while it was wet. I ripped paper off a cardboard box for the backing and found the stick on my sundeck. Green leaves are Maya Road stick pins.


 
We have been working this week on turning our Clear Art Stamps that are all ON SALE HERE into png files to become Digital Art Stamps. Many of you are deeply sad but I'm so excited because I often felt frustrated at how small the images became to fit onto the stamp set sheets - but the Campbell's Soup kids 1.5" stamps can be up to  5" tall digitally, the silverware up to 7"! The images will be re-sizable but the huge size offers so many more possibilities, easy to color, use on scrapbook pages, cut out and layer, print on fabric, I could go on and on! We are also working on NEW designs and I'm bursting with excitement and will share ASAP!
 
SALE NEWS: I asked our shipper to include an extra gift of gold peel off stickers with every order. The Apple and Pear Note Pads and Brass Frames with bails have all sold out. So far the only Clear Art Stamp Sets to sell out are Serenity Prayer and our Calendar Set. 


The Calendar was a pain to stamp and will be much better digitally with big cool vintage numbers, days, weeks, seasonal images and printable templates in various styles. For now you can always print our complimentary 2012 Calendar on light color paper or cardstock and cut the months out and mat for mini calendars. 


TIP:Look for the old CD plastic cases you can flip up easel style to hold 6 double sided cards, or stick the current month in a plastic CD case and add a strip of magnetic tape to keep it on the fridge - clean & clutter free!

 I want to tell you about a great little tutorial that DT Member Michele Kovack has posted on her blog for turning inexpensive metal craft jingle bells into pretty embellishments.
I loved her colors like the pale blue and cream frosted ones.

Look at the cute card she created and added some of her glitter frosted snow bells
Michele is also in the running for Best Blog Contest at the Blog Guidebook and there is a link on her blog but it's last day to vote. You can also scroll through pages in her gallery of over 200 fabulous Crafty Secrets projects she's created using our stamps and images like this beautiful fairy envelope gift bag she designed using our Born to Fly Stamps. Yes - we still have these as Clear Art Stamps but we also have some really exciting plans for when they become digital!



Plus, you can see another cute card HERE on DT Member Pan Hooten's Blog using paper from our new CD for a fun 'Glitter Challenge'.

Next week I will be hosting a challenge over at Spiltcoast and posting another $50.00 giveaway , so be sure to enter each week and you could win a bunch of stamps before they disappear. Actually we still have a lot of stock to sell, so don't get too worried, the sale for many items will last for a while.
Remember, I love to hear your feedback and suggestions and I read every one.
Wishing you joy & creativity

Sandy Redburn
Crafty Secrets

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101 comments:

rush said...

my favorite things to create are wall hangings that are about the size of cards.

Kelly Toth said...

My favorite thing to create are mini books.

debpaint16 said...

I love to create cards & altered home decor! Thanks so much for a chance to win!!!
debpaint16@aol.com

Joy said...

Thanks for the chance to win!! Love all the DT members projects and tips! I love to create cards and tags. They are my favorite things to make !

Renee said...

Ooooh the jingle bells!!! They look so amazing, I must go try that! My favorite thing to create is still the plain old card! I started crafting with scrapbooks and then got hooked on cards because they're faster! LOL. Thanks for the chance to win!!!!!

Dawn said...

Love the image!

Dawn said...

Love the image !

Betty Sue said...

I am making cute calendars for all the teachers I work with and love doing them.

Louise Plack said...

This new vintage Santa card whispers to me.... add some fake snow, add a little vintage glass glitter...

Lea Sorley said...

My favorites are tri shutter albums and cards. Love the idea of big Campbell soup kids! Excited for the digi stamps!

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

What beautiful creations!

My favorite thing to create is anything vintage, especially Christmas, that can be displayed in my home.

Love the free printable too! :)

Jerry said...

I like to make Christmas cards. I loved the free gifts that recently came with an order. Thanks

rebecca said...

I enjoy making tags/cards.I wish I had taken pictures of all I've done.

Phyllis M. said...

I like to make tags and mini albums. Love all the samples and the free image too. Thanks for the great giveaway.

CindieRoss said...

Can't wait for the digi images! I love, love, love Heartwarming Vintage!

Jennifer Scull said...

I seem to make cards all the time, but my fave things to create are altered projects. I LOVE to do these for gifts for friends and family! :)

Kelly Reuter said...

Just received my CD2 in the mail...Christmas came early with the wonderful images and ideas in that CD! My favorite thing to create is vintage collage jewelry with tiny scenes and sparkles in each piece...all encased in resin. Happiest wishes for a Merry Christmas! Kelly Reuter

Anonymous said...

I love to make mini books. Your stamps are the BEST.Mary Werner

Tricia said...

My favorite things to create are cards -especially Christmas and birthday - and altered notebooks.

Angela Fehr said...

I can never decide which aspect of paper crafting I love most. To me, as long as there's stamping, it's fun. Love the Santa printable!

Dawnll - Dawn's Craft Place said...

I am so drawn to your images and artwork that your team creates.
I think I follow each of your team.
I am so in to altering items right now and creating unique pieces.
Thanks for always inspiring

Phil D said...

That's such a great Christmas printable - thank you so much for it.
Making memory books of family and memorable occasions are one of my favourite papercrafting creativities. Have a great holiday season everyone

marilyn said...

I love creating scrapbooks, mini albums, and cards. I guess my favorite is the scrapbooks because they preserve our memories. But they all have their own appeal!

Diana said...

My favorite thing to create are mini books and tags with vintage images. Thank you for the image of Santa looking out on the world. It is very unique. I will be using it.

Anonymous said...

I love to create cards and scrapbooks! Love the vintage style and enjoy crafty secrets images!
lillith1967@yahoo.com

tabithagrace said...

I love creating mixed media projects that are functional
home element. Thank you for this
generous opportunity.
Blessings -
tabithagrace

bbourassa said...

My favorite thing to make is cards. I'm so thrilled when my friends comment on them.

busymartha said...

Love Michelle's bells, watched her tutorial, great idea! Thanks for the opportunity to win, Marilyn

paradise45 said...

My fav thing to create is cards, especially Halloween & Christmas. Thanks for the chance to win!

lynn said...

i love making mini albums and anything you can make with papers..the crafty secrets images are perfect for every season and just the perfect touch of nostalgia that i love.. and thanks for the chance to win your amazing supplies.
lynn

cottonfieldfarm said...

I love to read your newsletters; they have such wonderful products and ideas! Love the little houses and retro stamps! Would love to be entered into the drawing. Blessings, Regina

Cynthia said...

Scrapbooking family photos is what drew me into this craft. Later I got hooked on making cards because they are quicker! I love doing both.

Thanks for the chance to win some goodies, Sandy!

Vicky H said...

I love to create cards. I can't wait for the new CD!

Anonymous said...

I love to create different paper projects. Thanks for the chance to win, Denise roseyandbasil @ yahoo.ca

kathy/North Carolina said...

Sandy...I love to create altered books. It's so fun to choose a theme, add photos and embellishments and turn an ugly old book into a real keepsake.

Rene said...

I like to make little boxes and handbags. Thanks for the chance to win.
Rene from OZ xo

marymac said...

Every year I make my own Christmas cards.

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

I'm so excited to hear that your stamps are going digital. As a crafter with arthritic thumbs it can be difficult to stamp 'just right' so I love crafting with digis.
Thanks a bunch & I can't wait to see them.
Happy Huggies ~
Sharron♥

Lyn S said...

I mostly make cards, but for Christmas I like to make gift tags and treat boxes!

Thanks for all the inspiration on your blog Sandy!

gail said...

my favorite things to create are cards. and my favorite style of card is the high heeled shoes made of paper. great for tucking a small gift inside. i get alot of vintage style inspiration from your products. love it !

Linda S. said...

I have enjoyed creating Gingerbread banners to use as Christmas gifts to friends and relatives this year. Thanks for the mention to vote in the contest for best blogger. Linda S. in NE

Linda Carson said...

My favorite thing to create is cards.

Scrap2day said...

I love to create everything. Scrapbook pages, ATC's, Cards, Altered Art..I just go with whatever I'm in the mood for when I start to create something.
I will miss your clear stamps :o(

Sheri said...

I've been thinking ever since I read about the stamps going digital. And after reaching for my CD once again and finding just what I needed I decided then and there that I can't wait for the digital stamps. Because then I can use them on my layouts etc. I love making everything. Can't choose.

Amanda M said...

I am a card maker through and through. I started as a scrapbooker, but cards are almost like little scrapbook pages....too bad I keep giving them away!!! haha

antiques67 said...

My favorite things to make are cards! Cards!! Cards! Cards! Thank you for such a great inventory to help with these cards.

sjgray said...

It's gotta be cards...so fun to make and give. Thanks for a chance to win!

Katiellen said...

Love to make albums for gifts and cards. Thanks for the chance to win.

Kate said...

My favorite thing to create...thats hard! I love to make collages, tags and mini albums! Anything that I can make that turns out pretty is my favorite.
Thanks for the giveaway!
Kate

missmacymay said...

I like to decoupage wooden boxes and glass plates.

Sharon said...

my new favoritething to make is paper bag albums. they turn out so good and are easy to make

Sdenimandlace1@aol.com

Sunfairy said...

My favorite things to make using Crafty Secrets stamps and Scraps are mini albumns. They come in so many wonderful themes, I can use them with everything!

kathy s said...

Thank you for the sweet image-I love to create cards especially using vintage images but also make other craft items- usually for my ever growing- in number and size Grandchildren

Beth said...

My favorite thing to create are cards. The projects don't seem overwhelming and I can "finish"

Micupoftea~ said...

Thanks for the free digital images and jingle bell tut. My favorite thing to create are inked & stamped tags which are quick to do yet satisfying! Thanks for the chance to win~

JensTreats.com said...

I love to create altered books! Would LoVe to win the certificate- my bf has put me on restriction from buying craft supplies :-)

Marlene (cards4u) said...

I think my favorite thing to create are cards because it is something special from my heart that I can easily share with others! Thanks for the chance to play : )

musicartwords said...

My favorite things to create are digital scrapbook pages. thank you for offering this giveaway!

Becky Green said...

My FAVORITE thing to make with my rubber stamps, would have to be a little doll pin! I LOVE to give them as gifts! "Just a little somethin'!" :)

Nancy said...

Sandy, I love your stamps and have many... but I'm filling my cart before the rest are gone :) . I have only recently started using any images digitally and I must say that your enthusiasm is contagious. Thank you so much for the inspiration you provide and I wish you every success with your "new" business!! Can't wait to join you on this journey!

starqueen said...

Hi Sandy,
I'm primarily a card maker, but using my paper crafts stuff more and more for home dec projects and gifts. I love Crafty Secrets and your vintage style and I'm looking forward to learning about digital art creations with your new journey!
Thanks for all the wonderful inspiration!

Donna said...

Sandy I love and appreciate the free Santa printable! Thanks!
My favorite things to make are wall hanging trimmed with beads or pendants---your postcard kits rock! I also enjoy making cards, of course! Still anxiously stalking my postman for the newest CD! Ha ha!

Pambi7 said...

My favorite things to make are advent calendars. There are so many variations. I use coookie sheets, envelopes, felt, paper bages, and the list goes on. All of your imagines make for beautiful embellishments. Thank you for the great giveaway.

Lindy K said...

My favorite things to create are books and cards. I love crafty secrets and am saddened about the stamp line going digital. But there will always be changes. Best of luck in your new venture.

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

I still love to create greeting cards! Sending someone a little greeting can lift spirits.
Thank you for the giveaway. My local scrapbook store is carrying less of your products that I LOVE!
Deb

Indy said...

My fave thing to create is cards!

NanaBeth said...

Got to go buy some more jingle bells!
I love making small gifts for friends and family.I always seem to run into trouble because my "vision" of the perfect thing to make comes with no time left to make.Than I've forgotten it by next Christmas!

Lorinas Edible Garden said...

I love to create tea stained tags!

cal8007 said...

my favorite things to create at the moment is mixed media canvases. i don't know what will it be next :)

Thanks for the chance to win.

Carmen L

sockamom13 said...

I love to create gifts & home decor.

Lyneen said...

Thank you for the free images... My favorite projects to work on are cards!!! they are fast and quick. Can I sneak that I also love altering things!

marilynwillauer said...

Love all your Vintage designs, and the cards that are being made with them are just beautiful!!!

Erin Glee said...

Happy Holidays!
My favorite things to create are mini albums!
Thanks for the chance to win : )

eyes2theocean said...

I love to create cards, tags,journals ,books, scrapbooks, etc,etc,etc, lol If it can be altered, I'm there. I adore all the beautiful images Craft Secrets provides. Thank you Craft secrets for your lovely products and the chance to win. :)

Tania M said...

I love creating scrapbook pages!! I hope this giveaway is open internationaly!!!

Anonymous said...

I love to make mini albums.

Cathi said...

love the images...but then again I love ALL your stuff! Hope I win!!! :)

Larajc said...

my favorite things to create are cards. I love the little pallette to work on, and they can be quick mini works of art, and can be given away to people I love!.

Jan Hennings said...

adorable printables! Thanks :)

debbiek said...

Oh these are adorable! I love to create small ornaments for family and friends for their trees. It's fun to see them hung every year and I enjoy helping them add to their collection:)
Thanks for the chance to win your blog candy!
-Deb
d kaste at wi dot rr dot com

Brenda Evans said...

I am extremely excited about the digi stamps coming - I love to be able to resize things as I want.

Love the jingle bells - how cute is that. And such a lovely card to boot.

Barbara said...
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Barbara said...

My favorite thing to create is greeting cards. A close second would be row houses. Thanks for a chance to win!

{VICKI} said...

I love creating cards, tags, layouts,

2amscrapper said...

I love making tags and cards.

Lillian Child said...

I love to create card sets to give away to family and friends.

Unknown said...

Favourite things to make... hmmmm, cards & ATCs... your vintage images inspire so many ideas for both of these... can't wait to see the digi-stamps!!

Thank you so much for everything you so generous give away... hope it comes back tenfold!!!

Kathy W said...

My favorite things to create are vintage holiday cards. Thanks for the chance to win.

Gayle said...

Vintage cards are the best! I love your site. Thanks for the chance to win.

Anthony Spence said...

My favorite thing to create is Portrait..:)

Sister Brute said...

I love the Santa Card image - Thank you so much!

Deb Neerman said...

Thank you for the fab download!

My favorite things to create are cards, tags, and re-purposed thrift store finds. I love using vintage images on my new-old-treasures!

Thanks for the chance to win!

Scrappy Rat said...

1. Thanks for the printables!
2. I made sure to vote for Michele's blog as soon as I heard. Those bells are amazing! I can't wait to try it, too.
3. I am soooo psyched that you're going to be doing digital stamps! I love them for the exact reason you mentioned--they can be resized! It's going to be great to be able to upsize Crafty Secrets' images in particular because they have so much detail. Yay!

Georgia said...

My favorite thing to create is a
Christmas poem about Jesus.

Paper Nurse said...

I have created many tags this holiday season with your images... thanks for helping me create in the vintage style I love.

Louise Dahlgren said...

Thanks to your team. I have wonderful cards and tags for the holidays. Keep up the inspiration for us.

MB Reed said...

Gosh I just love vintage Christmas stuff - wishing life could be so simple again!

Char said...

I love making cards and now for Christmas Vintage cards and tags. Just love your projects. Love it all. Thanks for the chance to win.

JeanH said...

My favorite thing to create is gift tags and miniature cards. Thanks for giving us a chance to win. Merry Christmas to all!

eyes2theocean said...

I love to make books of all sizes for all occasions. I use many beautiful papers, ribbons and other embellishments and of course rubber stamps. I experiment with different types of binding or boxes to store them in. Always loads of fun. :)

Olivia & Will's Fine Children's Furniture said...

Too good