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Classic Christmas

August 11, 2016

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What’s that we hear? The distant sound of jingle bells? It must be time to start thinking about those Christmas cards! Well, never fear, we’ve got you covered this year with a new collection of stamps, dies, and stickers, sure to get you “ho, ho, ho-ing” in your craft room. Join us over the next three weeks as we take a look at our two new collections: Magic of the Season and Autumn Wishes. A full reveal of the catalogs and all products will be available in our online store beginning Tuesday, 8/16.


A manger, chapels, ornaments, stockings, and a snowman… while varied in style, today’s new Creative Dies definitely fall into the category of ‘classic Christmas.’

Introducing Creative Die 51-254 Manger



Card above also features 51-249 Winter Garland, 30-380 Silhouettes

Introducing Creative Die 51-258 Chapels



Card above also features 30-375 Merry Jingle, 30-307 Holiday Snippets

Introducing Creative Die 51-256 Baubles



Card above also features 51-260 Bird Amidst Holly, 30-307 Holiday Snippets, 51-014 Nature’s Song, 40-470 Script

Introducing Creative Die 51-252 Christmas Stockings



Card above also features 51-255 Winter Cheer

Introducing Creative Die 51-266 Frosty’s Snow
Matches Woodblock Stamp 2521K Snowy



Card above also features 51-249 Winter Garland, 51-255 Winter Cheer, 30-379 Woodland Beauty


With which stamps do you plan to fill your creative stocking? Let us help you get started with a giveaway! Leave a comment on this post for a chance to win a $25 shopping spree to our online store. And for an extra entry, like our Facebook page and leave a comment there, too. (Giveaway closes August 19, 2016 at 11:59 PM PST.)


We are excited to announce that once we’ve taken a peek at all the new stamps and dies, our designers will be joining us here on the blog, sharing and explaining their techniques with tips, videos, and complete supplies and instructions. So sit back, relax, and create your wishlist now so you can join in on the stamping fun and inspiration to follow. (And there will even be clean and simple cardmaking ideas, too!)

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  1. August 11, 2016 12:38 am

    I love set of stamp and dies Snowy and Frosty’s Snow.

  2. Tricia permalink
    August 11, 2016 12:44 am

    The stocking dies are going to make really cute cards.

  3. August 11, 2016 1:30 am

    This might be a good time to get both Snowy and the matching die. Also love the stockings.

  4. Holly Saveur permalink
    August 11, 2016 2:08 am


  5. naylogan permalink
    August 11, 2016 3:38 am

    love the new Penny Black dies! such creative, inspiring DT samples, thanks for sharing.

  6. NGCARDS permalink
    August 11, 2016 3:40 am

    A fantastic selection of classic christmas designs and I love the fact that there is a die for a old classic stamp! xxx

  7. Kathy H permalink
    August 11, 2016 3:44 am

    More wonderful dies! Snowy is my favorite of this set but I love the ornaments and garland too!

  8. diana permalink
    August 11, 2016 3:52 am

    Great cards and new dies!! 🙂

  9. Carine D permalink
    August 11, 2016 3:54 am

    J’aime beaucoup le kit de die et étampe Frosty’s Snow. Parfait pour les cartes hivernales. ☃

  10. Michel E permalink
    August 11, 2016 4:01 am

    Absolutely love the nativity die. Thanks for the chance to win.

  11. Jackie Adair permalink
    August 11, 2016 4:11 am

    Would love to start the season out with winning one of these gorgeous dies!

  12. August 11, 2016 4:21 am

    I love the stockings and the baubles. I would like both from Santa!

  13. Cathy V permalink
    August 11, 2016 4:25 am

    These are all soooo beautiful! Thanks for such great inspiration – I want them all:)

  14. Mary Lehett permalink
    August 11, 2016 4:26 am

    Love the Nativity die!

  15. Andrea D. permalink
    August 11, 2016 4:26 am

    Thanks for the chance to win such a great prize! These holiday cards are so beautiful.

  16. August 11, 2016 4:26 am

    I know now I am getting 51-254 Manger – its what I have been waiting for – how did you know?

  17. Diane Rogers permalink
    August 11, 2016 4:42 am

    I have always loved Snowy & now you have the matching die. Ohhh.

  18. Julieann permalink
    August 11, 2016 4:45 am

    Love the new Christmas dies they are awesome.

  19. Lisa K permalink
    August 11, 2016 4:48 am

    Wonderful dies! I love the manger most of all.

  20. knurse22 permalink
    August 11, 2016 4:52 am

    The manger scene is my simple, so lovely!

  21. Mel H permalink
    August 11, 2016 4:59 am

    Love the baubles die. They are all very pretty.

  22. August 11, 2016 5:02 am

    All the Christmas dies are so neat. Love all of them.

  23. Margaret Bridges permalink
    August 11, 2016 5:02 am

    Awesome dies…cant wait to get my hands on the manager die because I can see using it in a glass Christmas ball for a Christmas decoration. That will have to be one that I make with my grandchildren! I also love the snowman stamp and die…he is so stinking cute!

  24. Evelyn A J permalink
    August 11, 2016 5:06 am

    wonderful dies that could become someone’s Christmas treasures!

  25. August 11, 2016 5:18 am

    I believe Christmas is all about the Nativity, and yours is lovely, but i am in love with that snowman. Decisions, decisions!

  26. Paula Fuller permalink
    August 11, 2016 5:33 am

    The snowman is my favorite. It gives me a peaceful feeling. And the Nativity scene runs a very close second. Really all of the cards are winners. I just love all the dies.

  27. August 11, 2016 5:39 am

    That Snowy stamp has always been a favourite of mine – I love the new die!

  28. August 11, 2016 5:46 am

    That wee snowman is soooo cute. Love stamp/die combos!!

  29. Ruth Ann Smith permalink
    August 11, 2016 5:56 am

    Love the nativity scene die and the snowy die and the on and on and on!! Love them all.

  30. Melissa Fox permalink
    August 11, 2016 6:05 am

    Dear Santa
    I would love to have Merry Jingle and Holiday Snippets in my stocking.

  31. August 11, 2016 6:07 am

    Cute snowman! Nice projects.

  32. mary permalink
    August 11, 2016 6:09 am

    I’ve absolutely fallen in love with the manger die. Whoever did the sample card–well, it’s just lovely. Who wouldn’t want that card?!

  33. Charlene Dahlberg permalink
    August 11, 2016 6:11 am

    love the projects and must have the Frosty die — along with too many others!!

  34. Dale Talley permalink
    August 11, 2016 6:12 am

    I adore the manger circle but also couldn’t quit smiling at the sweet snowman. Penny Black never misses the mark!

  35. Cynthia Cole permalink
    August 11, 2016 6:13 am

    Love the chapels dies!

  36. Patt H. permalink
    August 11, 2016 6:18 am

    These cards are all so beautiful! The Manger is my favorite but I want all these awesome dies. The designers have outdone themselves today!

  37. Judy Bowlby permalink
    August 11, 2016 6:19 am

    That sweet snowman just really talks to me. Thanks for the sneak peek.

  38. Linda Lander permalink
    August 11, 2016 6:27 am

    The manger is wonderful …. simple, yet tells the entire story. Actually, many of your ideas do that very thing.

  39. Miriam Prantner permalink
    August 11, 2016 6:27 am

    wonderful dies today, especially loving Manger!

  40. Loralei Brown permalink
    August 11, 2016 6:29 am

    I dream of winning a Penny Black gift certificate! I love the manager but also adore the snowman. Each tells it’s own wonderful story!

  41. Loralei Brown permalink
    August 11, 2016 6:34 am

    I can’t find Creative Die 51-266 Frosty’s Snow or 2521K Snowy on your web site.

  42. Loralei Brown permalink
    August 11, 2016 6:36 am

    Oh, I see they won’t be available until 8/16. That seems like a long time from now! 😉 By the way, I meant to type that I love the manger, not manager! 😉 Keep up the beautiful work! Thank you!

  43. Judi Szyndrowski permalink
    August 11, 2016 6:37 am

    Love, love, love Manger and Frosty’s Snow. Birgit you show them off so beautifully.

  44. Davi permalink
    August 11, 2016 7:01 am

    All are wonderful but the Manger Scene and the Frosty Snowman are my favs. Such talented ladies showing off all the wonderful products!!

  45. Sue. Eatherly permalink
    August 11, 2016 7:01 am

    I love Frosty and the matching die.

  46. August 11, 2016 7:15 am

    I love these gorgeous holiday cards! They make a bright and colorful Christmas!

  47. August 11, 2016 7:24 am

    I love the ornament dies!! I love all of them, but the ornaments really caught my eye!

  48. Sherry Lowmaster permalink
    August 11, 2016 7:28 am

    love the manger die!! and the snowman stamp and die set is super cute!!!!

  49. Leanna Cain permalink
    August 11, 2016 7:29 am

    The snowman card is my favorite!

  50. June permalink
    August 11, 2016 7:33 am

    These are so good. Some of the best I’ve seen anywhere. I want them all/

  51. Kailash permalink
    August 11, 2016 7:37 am

    The Christmas stocking is absolutely gorgeous!!!

  52. mjmarmo permalink
    August 11, 2016 7:38 am

    Wow – you have really outdone yourselves this time. I just want everything!!!

  53. Marty R permalink
    August 11, 2016 7:39 am

    Love the nativity die. And the snowman is so cute

  54. Ferryshark permalink
    August 11, 2016 7:49 am

    The branch and pinecone stamp will make beautiful Christmas cards!

  55. Sue Younker permalink
    August 11, 2016 8:01 am

    I adore cute snowmen! Thanks.

  56. D Sanders permalink
    August 11, 2016 8:09 am

    I love it all.

  57. August 11, 2016 8:09 am

    It’s never too early to think Christmas

  58. August 11, 2016 8:19 am

    Oh my goodness–a die for that fabulous snowman! I’ve gotta have the new Manger–been looking for a manger die for a couple years! LOVE this release!

  59. Mary W P permalink
    August 11, 2016 8:30 am

    I want everything I’ve seen this sneak peek, and practically everything I’ve seen in all the previous ones! My poor wallet!

  60. August 11, 2016 8:31 am

    Oh that snowman is so stinkin’ cute!!!

  61. August 11, 2016 8:32 am

    I guess I’m an “old fashion Christmas’ person sine I like them all! But I did narrow it down to Manger and Snowie for my favorites.

  62. Mary Holshouser permalink
    August 11, 2016 8:51 am

    the Holy Family die is wonderful. it will make a
    beautiful part of my Christmas cards and decorations.
    I had to smile when I saw the snowman – he is darling.
    thanks for the look at the release.

  63. August 11, 2016 8:56 am

    love them all :), the Frosty’s Snow/snowman would have to be my first pick; thanks for the chance to win and see some of the new releshes

  64. barbara lassiter permalink
    August 11, 2016 9:13 am

    The Nativity die is special and so is Birgit’s card!

  65. Carla Hundley permalink
    August 11, 2016 9:14 am

    Everyday of release is
    like Christmas! I love
    the Christmas Stockings.
    Carla from Utah

  66. August 11, 2016 9:42 am

    Beautiful projects, I’m lovin all this Christmas inspiration!

  67. Sandy Redman permalink
    August 11, 2016 9:43 am

    I like the ornament with the nativity inside. So many lovely things in this release. I’m going to be broke!

  68. August 11, 2016 9:50 am

    Love the manger die–and the other ones too! Gorgeous new products!

  69. Janine wiedemann permalink
    August 11, 2016 10:12 am

    Penny Black. you never fail to amaze me. I love your dies stamps everything. right up my street. I love this manger in a bauble die and Birmingham designs are always beautiful they always do you credit. x

  70. August 11, 2016 10:15 am

    Oh my goodness. Santa could bring me any or all of the new collection. All are beautiful. I LOve the Manger die, the truck with the dog, it’s just to hard to choose just one

  71. Elizabeth DelValle permalink
    August 11, 2016 10:15 am

    Wonderful samples of using the new stamps and dies, thanks for the inspiration

  72. August 11, 2016 10:21 am

    I would like them ALL! Such great cards!! Luv them!

  73. August 11, 2016 10:25 am

    Wow! Is it ever going to be hard to choose from this release.

  74. Karen Lingel permalink
    August 11, 2016 10:49 am

    Love the stocking! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  75. Linda S in NE permalink
    August 11, 2016 10:55 am

    I think the Manger die will be a must have for my collection. I was blown away by the samples, and very excited to learn that the designers will be sharing their tips, tricks and how-to’s with their fans.

  76. August 11, 2016 11:13 am

    Absolutely stunning… There are no other words for these beautifully made cards. Can’t wait to have some of these stamps and dies to play with. Best release ever 🙂

  77. August 11, 2016 11:17 am

    What a cut snowman and I love the manger die. Thank you.

  78. lisascreativeniche permalink
    August 11, 2016 11:37 am

    So pretty! Love the intricacies in your dies!

  79. Denise Bryant permalink
    August 11, 2016 11:49 am

    Love the Baubles and Christmas Stockings! Fabulous samples!

  80. August 11, 2016 11:56 am

    Really like the nativity ornament!!!
    Paper Hugs,ljan

  81. Evelyn B permalink
    August 11, 2016 11:57 am

    Just love the snowman – actually love them all – the cut-outs are spectacular! So pretty!

  82. DebbieP permalink
    August 11, 2016 12:06 pm

    I love the manger die – it will make some beautiful, meaningful Christmas cards. But that snowman is super cute too!

  83. joy meadows permalink
    August 11, 2016 1:00 pm

    Snowy has a die??? Gotta’ have it. And, of course, the JOY must be mine, too.

  84. Amy Marshall permalink
    August 11, 2016 1:12 pm

    Love all the new dies. My favorite is manger.

  85. Sue D permalink
    August 11, 2016 1:20 pm

    Love the manger and chapel dies.

  86. Janice Vasile permalink
    August 11, 2016 1:21 pm

    LOVE the manger!

  87. August 11, 2016 1:55 pm

    OH you have the die for Snowy! Yay!!

  88. Annette P permalink
    August 11, 2016 2:13 pm

    Pick me, Pick me…..I’ve been a good girl all year!!

  89. Kathy D permalink
    August 11, 2016 2:16 pm

    Just love “Snowy” & matching die…he just makes me smile⛄️⛄️⛄️

  90. Sandra L. permalink
    August 11, 2016 2:18 pm

    Gorgeous! I would love to win, of course and I know what I would purchase. The Manger. It is beautiful.

  91. Marilyn C. Lojek permalink
    August 11, 2016 2:42 pm

    I love the manger die and the snowman stamp & die. Adorable!

  92. Brenda Lilley permalink
    August 11, 2016 2:56 pm

    Love all the new dies! Will be hard pressed to make my selections! 🙂

  93. August 11, 2016 3:15 pm

    Oh wow…a die to match Snowy…awesome!
    Fab samples!
    Helen x

  94. Donna Whitten permalink
    August 11, 2016 3:17 pm

    More beautiful cards! Love all the new dies, hard to pick a favorite!

  95. Sheryl M permalink
    August 11, 2016 4:08 pm

    Love love the snowman and die. What a great idea and card sample.

  96. Lynda permalink
    August 11, 2016 4:12 pm

    I really like the Christmas stocking, but I’m torn because I also think Snowy and the matching dies are wonderful too.

  97. jane harrah permalink
    August 11, 2016 4:23 pm

    Snowy being my all time favorite sow man is really happy you have come out with a die cut and i HAVE ALREADY Ordered IT FOR HIM! He says Thank You very much!!! Snowy thanks you too!!!

  98. Cynthia Daugherty permalink
    August 11, 2016 5:36 pm

    Loving the circular design of the Manger die ♥

  99. August 11, 2016 5:41 pm

    Love your new Christmas stamps and dies!

  100. lindagrady permalink
    August 11, 2016 5:54 pm

    The ornaments are a great addition to this holiday release. Love the snowman , too.

  101. Barbara Green permalink
    August 11, 2016 6:29 pm

    What an adorable little snowman. I think him and the stocking would sure make some very magical Christmas cards.

  102. Donna Taylor permalink
    August 11, 2016 6:30 pm

    The snowmen are soooo cute!

  103. August 11, 2016 6:31 pm

    Cute new release.

  104. Gilda (McStamper) permalink
    August 11, 2016 7:19 pm

    Beautiful releases. Love the ornaments and the darling snowman.

  105. Tona permalink
    August 11, 2016 8:04 pm

    Love it all!

  106. Alina permalink
    August 11, 2016 10:28 pm

    The snowman is the absolute hit!

  107. Lynn Dalby permalink
    August 12, 2016 4:43 am

    Lovely Cards, how cute is Frosty’s Snow and Snowy. lol

  108. deb permalink
    August 12, 2016 6:11 am

    love the nativity

  109. August 12, 2016 6:38 am

    Love the Christmas stockings!

  110. MarmiteMum permalink
    August 12, 2016 8:06 am

    The Frosty card is so cute. The problem is I now want that stamp and die along with everything else I have already seen.

  111. Jamie Vanskiver permalink
    August 12, 2016 8:25 am

    Awww the snowman is too cute! Love the the stocking die sooo much!

  112. August 12, 2016 8:42 am

    Beautiful cards once again today and I absolutely ADORE that snowman!! :0)

  113. Shirley Shilley permalink
    August 12, 2016 9:45 am

    I love the new Christmas catalog! Can I have one of everything! I think I will start with “Nature’s Beauty” and “in the winter”.

  114. Wendy permalink
    August 12, 2016 10:24 am

    Such a cute, jolly snowman!

  115. maureenchandler permalink
    August 12, 2016 1:17 pm

    WOW, love them all but the Winter Garland and Silhouettes are my favorites! Can’t wait for the instructions and videos!!

  116. BeverlyBL permalink
    August 12, 2016 1:54 pm

    I love Frosty’s Snow. I’ve had Snowy for a good while and love him so. A die will be wonderful. Also love the stocking die. All the samples were beautiful. Can’t believe Christmas already.

  117. Angie Hall permalink
    August 12, 2016 3:34 pm

    Terrific dies again today. It’s hard to decide which to order.

  118. Pai Meng permalink
    August 12, 2016 8:43 pm

    love snowmen and flakes!

  119. Catherine McInerney permalink
    August 12, 2016 9:47 pm

    For a truly Merry Christmas, I will have to buy all the new stamps and dies for myself!

  120. akbutte permalink
    August 12, 2016 11:04 pm

    LOVE LOVE LOVE the little snowman!!

  121. Darlene Fellows permalink
    August 12, 2016 11:30 pm

    I love the manger die and of course snowy and his snowflakes!

  122. Linda F permalink
    August 13, 2016 12:07 am

    What a wonderful collection of dies. Birgit’s and Jill’s cards are fabulous.

  123. littledebbie4 permalink
    August 13, 2016 12:52 pm

    lovely card – loving the dies and new collection – very inspiring

  124. August 13, 2016 1:48 pm

    Great projects, everything is so gorgeous.

  125. karenajo permalink
    August 13, 2016 3:48 pm

    Love Snowy and the Nativity set. Thanks for the great inspiration !

  126. Jane permalink
    August 14, 2016 6:25 pm

    Merry Jingle and Holiday Snippets are on my list. Snow people dominate my stamp collection, so Frosty’s Snow and Snowy are likely additions for me.

  127. Tami B permalink
    August 14, 2016 6:43 pm

    Everything is so pretty, but I am a sucker for snowflakes so the little stocking die is my favorite.

  128. Jacqueline Green permalink
    August 14, 2016 8:00 pm

    Love the cute little

  129. Kristina Song permalink
    August 15, 2016 4:27 am

    Hard to pick just one must have, but that cute snowman cannot be denied! Love!

  130. Glorie permalink
    August 15, 2016 7:07 am

    The Manger die is so beautiful and classic.

  131. August 15, 2016 8:10 am

    I have been traveling and now I see the inspirationcards all together; so much great stamps and dies again in this new release…I wouldn’t know wich to choose at the moment…too much versatile stamps and dies!!

  132. Dorina D permalink
    August 15, 2016 5:07 pm

    So many to choose from, but I love the Manager die. So many possibilities with that die. Love it and all the other new dies.

  133. karenladd permalink
    August 18, 2016 3:41 am

    Loving the baubles die and the chapels!

  134. August 18, 2016 5:20 am

    Wonderful new dies and lots of fantastic inspiration with these new dies. x

  135. Dottie leonard permalink
    September 16, 2016 8:49 pm

    Just received Snowy today and made my first card with the stamp. Great product..I know I will looking into getting a few others I like.

  136. October 12, 2016 6:24 am

    Love them all, especially Snowy and the Happy Snowman. And love that now we can get the dies. And the new tree dies are great….

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