Hello Ellen here! When you think about Christmas, you think about lights, ornaments, snow… but I also have to think about all the candy… as you know I like to make a lot crafty projects beside card making, so I decided to decorate a candy jar with the matching candy lover Gingerbread Kaylee Clear Stamp.


First I decorated the lid. In the jar will be pink candy canes, so that was my start for using a lot pink colors on Kaylee. Of course to bring the Christmas spirit on the lid I  also used a lot green.

Of course the lid was not enough. I had so much fun I also created a tag for the jar. The waving gingerbread just makes me nuts! Isn’t he cute?

Hi Oddies! Do you ever get inspired by your surroundings? Maybe an unusual color combination catches your eye or a phone-call from a friend reminds you that you should send out that belated birthday card… Sometimes just the simple act of looking through the window can inspire you to unleash a creative storm!

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Last weekend, I was staring through the window (pre-coffee haze) and noticed a young boy out on a walk with his dad. There was something so simple and sweet about the activity that I wanted to put it into a card. So, I decided to make a very casual winter hello card – a great departure from my usual winter cards that are all about Christmas. Of course, Kristy had the perfect winter stamp- Winter Tobie– that I could have fun coloring with my Copics.

I added a little extra blush to Tobie’s cheeks and nose, since he’s been walking outside, after all. Then I adhered him to a card and decorated with a few bits and bobs from my stash. It still feels perfectly winter-like, but it’s not a Christmas card.

Have you had any unusual inspirations? Come share in our Oddie Facebook group!

Good morning, Oddies! Alexis here with some more Odd Christmas Inspiration! I’m so not ready for Christmas, but here’s hoping this post will help some of you! 

I don’t know about you, but when it gets to crunch time, I want easy. But I also want cute! How do I get both? Well, the stamps are the most important part, of course! With a Distressed inked background and some gold embossed toppers, I made two uniquely cute cards in very little time. This first reminds me of the scene in one of my favorite Christmas movies, Elf, where he first leaves the North Pole and it’s all old school cartoon style and the Narwhal pops out and says ‘Hi, Buddy! Hope you find your dad!’ I used the sentiment from the Santa Clear Stamp set and the Narwhal from the Under the Sea Mae set. 

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The second was a stamped and embossed image of my favorite of the Christmas stamps, YETI!! I’ve loved this one since the day it came out and I’m so happy I get to use it again! I stacked the sentiment from the same stamp set and filled his belly with turquoise glitter. 

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Fun huh? And easy! Use a bunch of sentiments, use some random stamp fragments and voila, instant adorable Odd card!