Friday, October 30, 2009

Reasons to Stamp in November

Where did October go? It just seems like just yesterday that we gave you 31 reasons to stamp in October and now November is just around the corner. Never fear, we have another month full of reasons for you to create. Whether you stamp, scrap, collage or paint, we hope you find something here to spark your creativity.

1 - Day of the Dead

The Day of the Dead, celebrated in Mexico and by Latin Americans wherever they may be, honors family and friends who have passed on with family gatherings focusing on praying and remembering those who are no longer with us. On this day, why not make a tribute creation for someone who you want to remember.

Artwork by Hels Sheridan

2 - Marie Antoinette's Birthday

Still a provacative woman 250 years after her birth, Marie Antoinette makes a great theme for a card for your favorite gal pal!

Artwork by Lynn Stevens

3 - Housewife Day

Okay, we all know someone who deserves a card for holding down the fort at their house! Make a wonderful creation to celebrate the triumphs or the tribulations of being a modern housewife.

Artwork by Laura Liddell

4 - King Tut Day

King Tut's discovery revitalized the world's interest in all things Egyptian. Why not make your own papercrafting project with an ancient Egyptian theme?
Artwork by Sharon Briss

5 - Guy Fawkes Day

Guy Fawkes, forever remembered for his part in the
Gunpowder Plot, is annually burnt in figuritive effigy on this day. Bonfires and fireworks abound. With lots of history wrapped up in this day, there are lots of jumping off points for fiery creativity!

Artwork by Joanne Wardle

6 - Native American Heritage Month

Celebrate the beautiful and fabulous cultures of the Native Americans with a fitting card or project!

7 - Aviation History Month

Reach new heights with this fun celebration of aviation! Know a pilot or an aviation enthusiast? Time to show them that you are interested in their passion by giving them a high flying card!
Artwork by Sharon Briss

8 - Pursuit of Happiness Week

Have a friend that needs to catch some happiness? Send them a great card celebrating this fun holiday!
Artwork by Jo Capper-Sandon

9 - World Freedom Day

Free yourself to create something without limits! This is a day dedicated to the idea of freedom. Why not show it off in your art!

10 - National Peanut Butter Month

Great for your favorite peanut butter enthusiast or someone caught in a sticky situation, National Peanut Butter Month is full of fun and lots of ideas! Break out of a PB & J world and create something fabulously nutty!

11 - Veterans Day/Remembrance Day

A day of remembrance and recognition of service and sacrifice, Veteran's Day & Remembrance Day celebrate the contributions of soldiers and those who worked toward peace in the past! Send a card to your favorite Veteran to let them know how much you appreciate their contributions.

Artwork by Debby Boltman

Artwork by Joanne Wardle

12 - Grace Kelly's (1929-1982) Birthday

A lady of grace and style,
Grace Kelly was one-of-a-kind! Send your favorite one-of-a-kind lady a one-of-a-kind handmade creation!

13 - World Kindness Day

What could be more kind than sending a handcrafted creation to someone who needs a bit of sunshine in their day? Make your kindness travel across the miles to create that smile!

14 - Claude Monet's Birthday (1840 - 1926)

On the birthday of one of the most impressive impressionists, why not play with light, color and shadow just like he did? Monet's Birthday is chance to break the art rules and make your own impression as a master painter!

15 - America Recycles Day

One of my favorite ways to recylce is to turn my throw-aways into keepsakes. Today, use fresh eyes and see how you can recycle, reuse and create!

16 - International Day of Tolerance

Spread some love and peace by on this day of tolerance with a handcrafted card.

Artwork by Ali Manning

17 - Take a Hike Day

What a fabulous day to immortalize the ravishing beauty of the great outdoors! Why not send a fabulous landscape to that hiker in your life?

18 - Mickey Mouse Day

Gotta love the mouse! Make something magnificient with this icon of family entertainment!

19 - International Philosophy Day

Why not use this day to translate one of your personal philosophies into art! What about an ATC with one of some "deep thoughts" for a theme?

20 - Universal Children's Day

On the most simple level, this internationally recognized day celebrates children. On a more serious level, it is the anniversary of the day that the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child in 1955. Express your caring for children in general or for a special child in your life on this day!

Artwork by Joanne Wardle

21 - World Hello Day

Do I even need to say it? Time to get out your ink, paper and creativity and send a huge hello to someone who needs to hear from you!

Artwork by Debby Boltman

Artwork by
Hels Sheridan

22 - Stir-up Sunday

Stir-up Sunday is an affectionate term given to the last Sunday before Advent in the Christian calendar. It also has the distinction of being associated with the beginnings of getting ready for Christmas, starting with stirring up those Christmas puddings. Here's a chance to stir-up your holiday season and start stamping those fabulous handcrafted holiday cards!

Artwork by Laura Liddell

23 - National Game & Puzzle Week

Puzzles and games seem to be a great match for papercrafting creativity! Use your love of games to create a game inspired creation! Use playing cards, chess pieces, bingo cards, crosswords, etc to make your own take on this fun week!

Artwork by Hels Sheridan

24 - National Espresso Day

Don't get too hot and bothered by this fun day! Brew up some rich ideas and perculate them into some tasty art! Why not send an invitation to a wonderful friend to set up your next coffee connection?

Artwork by Laura Liddell

25 - Adoption Awareness Month

Developed to promote awareness of the need for adoptive parents for children in foster care, this month's designation as Adoption Awareness Month is an important way to help some great children to move from foster care to a permanent family. This is a excellent time to show your support to prospective adoptive parents, hard-working foster families and fabulous kids who may need a permanent home with a beautiful hand-crafted creation.

26 - Thanksgiving (USA)

Turkeys, pilgrims, blessings and cornucopia! There's a lot to work with on this celebration of strength, friendship and cooperation! Oh yeah, there was food too! Have fun making some Thanksgiving Greetings for your family and friends!

Artwork by Ali Manning

27 - Black Friday

Every time a cash register rings, a pair of shoes gets its bling! Not quite the quote from It's a Wonderful Life, but Black Friday has become a day in the United States to indulge your shopping urges. Why not use shopping as a great theme for a fun friendship card? Who knows, you might get company in those 3am department store early openings!

28 - Letter Writing Day

Email has replaced letters for many of us, but once in awhile it's refreshing to get an actual letter in the mail. Why not really play with the theme of this day and create your own stationary and envelope and reach out to a far-off friend in style?

Artwork by Jo Capper-Sandon

Artwork by Ali Manning

29 - Family Week

Time goes by so fast and sometimes we can get swept away by it. It's hard to keep up with family that has moved away. Why not make something extra special for that brother, sister, aunt, uncle or parent to show them you are close even if there are miles between you!

30 - St Andrews Day

Here's one for any of you out there with Scottish heritage! St. Andrew's Day commemorates the patron saint of Scotland. So show off that Scottish spirit with a handcrafted creation!

Artwork by Laura Liddell

Artwork by Sharon Briss

I hope we have provided you with a month's worth of inspiration. Have fun!


  1. I really enjoyed that! What a great selection of samples from everyone.

  2. beautiful samples here!! love the inkwork on all of them!

  3. This makes me want to stamp all month for sure! It being peanut butter month is reason enough!

  4. Wow, so many great reasons to stamp, but my favorite would be because its FUN, Awesome work ladies!!!!


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