Monday, December 8, 2008

Our Free Christmas Printable, More Samples and News!

Happy Holidays to Everyone!

Free Christmas Sheet Music Ornament Box
Fabulous Christmas Keepsake Ideas
Amber Tosh's Altered Journal
Splitcoast Challenge Using Favorite Crafty Secrets Product
New Clear Art Stamps and Image & Journal Booklet NEWS!

This is our free little December gift to you in a printable box pattern with vintage sheet music. CLICK HERE to download this free pattern. as I added so many photos to this post the pattern won't enlarge, so I've posted it HERE on the blog.

You can print it on regular weight plain paper or colored cardstock. Cindy created the pattern and included the fold lines to make it easy to cut, fold and glue the square bottom flap. They would also make cute decorations for your Christmas table and you could add name cards. Scroll down to see some samples we made and check out all the other great Christmas samples I found!

These were quick samples Cindy and I whipped up using a combination of our Vintage Christmas stickers and images.UPDATE: (Vintage Christmas Stickers are sold out. Please see our other Christmas items here) For the red one in the back, I cut images from our Christmas Image & Journal Notes Booklet using the little triangle shape Cindy included on the pattern.

It's really hard to see the glitter with the camera flash but the Stickles really dresses them up. I also added some bells to this one below. If you want to stamp on your box, simply print the pattern on a piece of cardstock and cut it out to use as a template on plain paper that you can stamp on. We hope you have fun with this pattern and if you create any cool little ornaments or boxes we would love to see them! You can email any samples to:
I was hunting around looking for some fun Christmas projects and found some great ideas from our fabulous design team ladies! Instead of a triangle box, this is a triangle cone created by Linda Duke (a past DT member) last year and I had to show it again as it's sooo pretty! Linda used paper from our Earthy Paper Pad  UPDATE;(the Earth paper pad is sold out. Please see our digital papers here.) and the image is from our Heartwarming Vintage Seasonal Booklet. You can see more close up samples of Linda's cone HERE and some of the other beautiful samples she created!

This little Christmas 'take out box' that DT member Michele Kovack made is adorable and a create way to package Christmas baking or you can see what Michele created HERE to turn it into a cute and handy gift! Michele used the bird and ornament stamps from our Christmas Joy set.

Lisa Zappa, DT member and Shabby Chic goddess is on a mission to decorate her entire tree with old bingo cards she alters! She has now enlisted the help of a friend and I can hardly wait to see her tree finished! You can see more samples on her blog HERE. I love the ones she decorated using our Christmas Joy Stamp set!

Vicki Chrisman from our design team created this Christmas House last year using our Sweetchips folding house for a kit for Scrappy Gourmet and they made up more for this year!
the kit comes with all the papers and spots for family photos on the inside.

I also found this adorable Christmas keepsake Vicki made last year of her nephew using one of the 2 wood pieces from our Wood Clipboard Album, paper from our Earthy Paper Pad, Christmas Stickers, trims and a plastic candy cane she found.
DT member, Pam Hooten, made these cute Christmas trees last year using some of our papers. I love the design and think they would make great table decorations! Pam gives a complete supply list and great instructions with all the measurements HERE on her blog.

I love this altered journal book that Amber Tosh, our guest designer this month created! It would make a perfect gift for a coffee loving girlfriend. Amber used paper from our Earthy Paper Pad  UPDATE;( we are sold out of the Earthy paper pad. Please see our digital papers here), Office Altered Stickers, the lady is from our Homemade Images and Journal Notes, our
Clear Art Sexy Numbers Stamps and our Frame It stamp set. Note: The images down the 

Finally, I have to tell you about a fun challenge that Darlene Pavlick is hosting this week over at You can use any of your favorite Crafty Secrets Products to create a sample to post in the gallery and share with others. Look at this fabulous card Darlene created with our Vintage Christmas stamps and paper from our Earthy Paper Pad. Others will start posting samples HERE and you can get all the details HERE .

I hope some of you reading this will get inspired and pull out your favorite Crafty Secrets goodies and join in the fun! You can see the entire Crafty Secrets Splitcoast Gallery HERE and there are so many fantastic cards and keepsakes it makes me feel so happy and proud! Thanks to all of you that have posted in the past!!!
I had to laugh because Darlene said it was an 'easy peasy card' and some people posted comments saying it didn't look easy and must have taken a long time and they loved the way she over stamped. She did use 4 stamps but this paper has a collage design all over it (done in brown), so it was easier than it looks.

We are working on LOTS of NEW STAMP SETS, plus we have started on 4 New Image & Journal Notes Booklets! The NEW Stamps that will debut at the CHA Show in January include 6 Large sets, 6 Medium and at least 4 Small Sets! We are going to be releasing one early on December 19th and it's called Home Sweet Home. This a large set and includes some great art deco houses and a mix of wonderful sentiments and words. I'm sooo excited with how beautiful it out!

You have to come back on Dec 19th and see some wonderful samples from some of our design team ladies! Hmm.. don't you think I should post a give away for a Home Sweet Home set then as well? Yep!
On a closing Note, It's been so busy around here lately. There is so much to do and not enough time in a day. We've celebrated lots of birthdays between family and friends during the last 2 weeks, so it's been non stop work, birthday parties, Christmas parties, Christmas shopping and decorating. We also had a baby shower, as my brother and his wife are due to have their first baby - a boy any day! Our office is in my house, so it can get really crazy here this time of year but I feel so blessed and happy! It's my best friends birthday, so we had her and her daughter over for dinner. We watched Prison Break and Hero's and ate gooey dessert. Later our daughters helped us finish decorating the tree, my honey cleaned up the kitchen. Life is good!

I took this photo of the tree before we finished decorating, hence all the mess.

I love this little nativity set we bought in Mexico years ago. One of my favorite things about Christmas is seeing all the decorations again. We've collected decorations over the last 30 years with each holiday and each child, so they start to take on real sentimental value. Scott's mom saved many ornaments and decorations from his childhood, so those ones are valuable antiques - LOL!
Wishing you joy & creativity
Sandy Redburn
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Sharon in NE said...

Your living room and tree are beautiful. Hope you're able to sit back and enjoy a little peace before the holidays.

Lindy Stamper said...

it's not letting me download... when I click on the 'Click Here' nothing happens... :(

Lyneen said...

WOW so much in your post!!!! Lots of ideas.... can't wait to try a few... I love your nativity. Your tree is Beautiful... TFS...

I am so excited to see all the new porducts this year!!!!

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

Gorgeous goodies!!!

I also tried to get the pdf file, but it takes me to an other post!

Darlene said...

Wow ... thanks Sandy for opening your home to us ... your tree (and home) are beautiful!!!
I can't wait to see all the NEW STUFF!! This Home Sweet Home set looks awesome ... a MUST have for sure!!
Thanks too for further explanation on that gorgeous EARTHY paper ... guess I forgot to mention that, Ooops!!

Anonymous said...

Your tree looks so pretty! I love all the projects the designers made, especially the boxes. I can't wait to see all the new stamps!

CreativeMish said...

Thanks for the ornament template! I love it along with all of the samples you've shown. All the projects look amazing and will check all the designer blogs! The new stamp set looks Fabulous! YEA!

StampinCathy said...

Your tree is beautiful and looks like it is from a magazine. Lovin all the creative and inspiring projects. This new set is a MUST HAVE!

Jennifer Love said...

Thank you so much for the beautiful template. I'm gonna have some fun with that one! :)

Erin Glee said...

What a whirlwind of fun your Holiday Season is! I love your beautiful tree in your elegant livingroom!

The "Home Sweet Home" stamp set on it's way looks WONDERFUL! Can't wait!

Anonymous said...

Found your blog while doing a search for Christmas craft ideas that I can do real quick (Christmas is coming in so fast!. You've got lots of great ideas. I might try some of these myself.

Conniecrafter said...

Such neat projects, thanks so much for the pattern for the box! Lovely christmas decorations!

Fountain of Memories said...

your tree is beautiful and thank you for the free print out. Hope you have a very Merry Christmas

VIP Cards said...

Their are so many thing which are really nice. I like your tree and its so beautiful. I hope you will add some more in your list like that. Keep it up...!

Zafran ali said...

WOW so much in your post! Lots of ideas.can't wait to try a few.I love your nativity. Your tree is Beautiful.Thank,s for so informative & helpful post.
Plastic Card.

Unknown said...

Your Christmas stuffs are great. I like your Christmas tree. Happy christmas free samples

send gift Philippines said...

That was very adorable I like it so much that was absolutely a Christmas Printable. Keep posting!


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