12 Days of Christmas: Day 11 + Another Giveaway!

Another Friday has arrived during our little 12 Days event and that means another giveaway is afoot! Today we are giving away a stamp set of your choice in three social media places: here on the blog, Instagram and Facebook! To enter here on the blog, just leave a comment with a favoritist (yeah, it's a word) Christmas gift from your childhood, like this post on FB below, and we'll draw a winner Sunday morning. Now go check out the other two places for more chances to win! And we still have this going on for today only. This is the [...]

2017-05-17T07:35:10+00:00 December 11th, 2015|cards|85 Comments

12 Days of Christmas: Day 9

  I think our wheels are spinnin'...thinkin' of all those gift-giving ideas right about now, wouldn't ya say? Just about two weeks until Christmas! What are you getting everyone on your list? Well, for just that little somethin'-somethin', especially gift cards, jewelry or chocolate, check out all the awesomeness that Layle whipped up for the dudes on her list! So stinkin' cute! I have 2 teenage boys.  Their cousins are teenagers.  Their friends are teenagers.  Let's face it, gone are the days of wrapping up a box of Legos or a Barbie for Christmas.  Teenagers want cash.  Cold hard cash! [...]

2017-05-17T07:40:51+00:00 December 9th, 2015|cards|14 Comments

12 Days of Christmas: Day 7

  I have been loving all these wonderful ideas that everyone has been sharing! Can you believe we're on Day 7 already? It's all going so fast! Today, we have Miss Jamie Pate--who's visiting the KBS house for the holidays--to help you out with some beautiful ideas for sending sweet holiday notes. Check 'em out! One can never have too many cards this time of year. I always need a stash ready and handy to jot a little note and send it on it's way. What recipient does not love a hand crafted note purposefully made with love? I love the [...]

2017-05-17T07:47:09+00:00 December 7th, 2015|cards|12 Comments

Take Time To Stop and Smell the Embossing Powder

I've been in the middle of a big project. It's exciting. It's nothing 'creative' in the 'buy me' sense, but it's huge and thrilling, nonetheless. Yesterday I decided that I needed to stop what I was doing and create something. I was having too many choices thrown at me and the decision making was overwhelming. I decided I needed to do something simply. I had purchased these tags from Thatch and Thistle on Etsy and they were screaming at me to make some Christmas tags! minimalist. With the help of some KBS stamp combos and some American Crafts embossing powder, [...]

2017-05-17T09:47:47+00:00 November 17th, 2015|cards|4 Comments

Send A Card To Brighten The Day

In this world of ever-increasing technology, the art of sending letters seems to have gotten lost. That being said, I've seen a resurgence of people sending pretty cards and letters and pocket letters. How delightful! So the next time you need to tell someone something--whether they live 'round the corner or 'round the world, try sending them something that will brighten their day, like these lovely cards that Miss Laura has made! gorgeous. love. Take it away Laura! I recently cleaned out a bunch of my handmade cards, and randomly sent a bunch of them off to friends and family. [...]

2017-05-17T10:47:23+00:00 September 11th, 2015|cards, laura vegas|0 Comments

Christmas In July | More Great Gift Giving Ideas!

Wow! We've had such an incredible week with our creative team, haven't we? So many wonderful ideas to help you get ahead of the game on your Christmas happenings. Well, we still have a couple days left in our Christmas In July event and a little more to share. Take a look at these gorgeous tags and treat bag ideas using the brand new Believe and Holiday Magic stamps from our lovely Naomi! Those tags…adorable. And the mint and snowflakes? divine.Here Naomi used the stamps as the coffee cup designs, and then used a simple tab punch that I had [...]

2017-05-18T13:40:00+00:00 July 18th, 2015|cards, naomi atkins|0 Comments

Christmas In July | Christmas Cards and Ho Ho Ho Freebie

Today is a doubly fun day. It's Friday. It's Christmas in July. The freebie has got to be Christmas related, right? And if you follow me on social media, you'll have seen some negative space that I cut for a women's activity. The more I thought about it, the more I knew…it's gotta be the freebie. Right? I'd cut it in red originally because I needed red ho's, but of course I thought it would be so perfect in my traditional white-on-white. Yeah…loving that.  And, as someone suggested, you can turn it upside-down and it becomes a bunch of OH's. You [...]

2017-05-18T13:42:41+00:00 July 17th, 2015|cards, freebies|5 Comments

Christmas In July | Tags Made Easy-er

We've seen some gorgeous tags from Miss Layle and Miss Nichol using the brand new KBS stamps. But what if you're not a stamper and want take tag-making down to simple printing? Well take a look at these lovelies from Miss Maggie and here what she has to say! I looooove me some black and white! Take it away darlin'! The Christmas season is just 5 months away! Now, I know that may seem like a long time from now...but really, with the way time has been flying (at least for me) lately, we're closing in on crunch-time people. Come November I usually [...]

2017-05-18T13:48:54+00:00 July 15th, 2015|cards, maggie massey, printables, projects|1 Comment

Christmas In July | Tags…Simplistic Elegance Be Thy Name

One of the best parts of my job is getting to see what other people make with KBS goodies. Particularly, each time my creative team sends me an email with their gorgeous works, I get giddy. And today's grouping of simplistically elegant tags from Nichol Magouirk is no exception. I am not what you'd call a traditional 'stamper'. And that is why I make the stamps I do. I like words that accentuate a page or designs where you can make a beautiful+simple tag or card. For those that wonder if stamping is for you…take a look at these amazing tags made [...]

2017-05-18T14:03:01+00:00 July 14th, 2015|cards, nichol magouirk, stamps|9 Comments

Graduation Gift Card Envelope

Last weekend we had a few graduations in the family--a nephew and a set of twins (niece+nephew). I hadn't had much time to run out to get them something and then I thought, 'Pfffff, what am I thinking? I have the perfect thing to do!' I decided to combine two kits into one--the gift card tearaway envelope and the graduation subway art. (Plus I stole a line from Cathy Zielske's darling grad cards to use on the tearaway because my brain was too fried to think of anything else creative. ;) ) To make your own graduation adaptation--or with any [...]

2017-05-18T15:58:53+00:00 June 4th, 2015|cards, silhouette|5 Comments