Stationery Market & Chicks’ Christmas Cards Sneak Peak- {Feature & Giveaway}

Congrats Stacy Hansen you’re the winner of 100 Christmas Cards from Stationery Market!!


We are so excited to talk about STATIONERY MARKET today!  They are the official printers of ALL the Crafting Chicks’ 2011 Christmas Cards.  Look below to see what WE thought of their product, they DID NOT disappoint!

About Stationery Market – Stationery Market specializes in custom photo cards as well as stationery and invitations for many other special events in your life. Our holiday cards, wedding announcements and save-the-dates, birth announcements, personalized stationery, and more, all feature unrivaled artistic beauty sure to impress.

Their  Platinum Printing Option (which we were honored to try out) offers print quality so good, you’ll flip.  They Guarantee it.  Utilizing Fine Art Paper and specialty printers, your finished card will pop to a degree not previously seen….anywhere.
Perfect for Christmas this year is their line up of Personalized Children’s Gifts.  Add your child’s name to a wide range of products including Lunch Boxes, Story Books, Notebooks, Puzzles, Piggy Banks and more. Watch for an upcoming post about their custom products!

Here are some of their designs….

When we were able to get our Christmas cards that were printed by Stationery Market……SWOON….to say the least:
BECKY:  “I love how rich the color turned out. It made my pictures pop and they are way better then any printed pics I have ever done.  I love the paper and how it adds to the richness of the printing. I can’t wait to send my cards out.  I just want to send them to everyone I know I love them so much!”

JAMIE:  “I am SOOO happy with Stationery Market.  I love the finish of the paper and how vibrant the colors of my card came out!”

NIKKALA:  “They look fantastic! And the quality–WOW! I’m a touchy kind of person and love the feel of the paper, it is nice and heavy and the envelopes aresmooth, perfect for addressing.”

BROOKE:  “My favorite thing about my prints from Stationery Market is how our family photo is SO crystal clear and crisp, and the coloring is awesome! I absolutely love how it turned out. You can even see the details in my husband’s sweater! I think I did a little happy dance when I first saw them. :) I love the thickness and the feel of the paper, different from any card I’ve had printed. I am also really happy with the way the design turned out in print–nothing was cut off or off-centered and the text is super clear. I’m very impressed with these beautiful cards and can’t wait to mail them out!

KIRSTEN:  “I guess you could say that I’m a printing snob, being a professional photographer for 12 years will do that to a person ;).  I was IN LOVE when I saw my Christmas cards that Stationery Market printed for me, this company isn’t just your regular run of the mill card printing company.  They really have provided us with beautiful cards like I’ve never seen before.  THE CARD IS EVERYTHING A CARD SHOULD BE…..thick & sturdy, with a textured matte finish…and the best part of all, the printing looks as if the people are almost real.  Ok, I’m really geekin’ out about this, but I’m really that impressed…REALLY.”

AND NOW FOR THE CHICKS’ CHRISTMAS CARD PREVIEW….

BECKY:  “I decided to use one of the many fun templates that Stationery Market has to offer.  It was just too easy for me to pass up since I have a preschooler, potty training toddler, and busy on-the-move baby.  The templates are so cute and I love how there were so many different color options to choose from.”

NIKKALA: “My Christmas card turned out very simple for 2011–mainly because I let my boys vote on what they wanted! In doing so I learned that my 5 year old hates black and white photos because ‘grey people are freaky!’ How funny is that? So in color they are! I fell in love with this card from Amanda Jane Jones and used it as inspiration for the traditional back of the card news. We can’t wait to see them printed!”

Front:

Back:

JAMIE:  “I was excited to make a square card this year.  I love the sizes Stationery Market has to offer.  I kept my design simple and used some quatrefoil paper (since I am loving that right now!).”

“I used Picnik to create a photo collage of my kiddies for the back.”

Brooke: “I tend to procrastinate getting family photos done, and usually end up relying on the good old ‘self-timer’ method of getting a Christmas card pic. And miraculously it worked without me getting too sweaty or grouchy or wanting to sell our children! :) I designed my own double-sided card in the 5×7 size print available at Stationery Market using some fun graphics in Photoshop.”

credits: Crystal Wilkerson: striped and polka backgrounds and pennant banner (recolored and tweaked); Digital Scrapbook Memories: ticket stub (recolored) and kraft mat (recolored); Brooke: red/blue journaling banners and photo frame;fonts: Budmo Jiggler, Rosewood and Century Gothic}

KIRSTEN:  “So this is the card I never sent last year, with the photos changed (most of them ;), because something just had to give and the Christmas card was it, so I’m glad that I had this template to work with this year without too much headache.  I tend to want to start with a simple design, then can’t help but put all my favorite pics from the year on it.  It kind of turns into a mini scrapbook, where at every turn, you can find something else to look at, there are benefits for each.  On my card every year, I tell everyone to ‘pull out their magnifying glasses’ because my writing is always small…I am considering including a mini magnifying glass from Zurchers with my cards this year, that would be a fun twist.”

Deets of THE GIVEAWAY!!!

Stationery Market is giving away 100 Christmas Cards to ONE LUCKY CRAFTING CHICKS READER!

{100 cards & envelopes as well as free shipping and handling.}

To enter you must be a public follower of The Crafting Chicks and leave a comment on this post telling us your favorite card design from the Stationery Market website, good luck picking!

For optional extra entries you may do any of the following and leave separate comments for each:

This giveaway will end WEDNESDAY night, November 30th, 2011 at midnight MST. We will announce the winner on our Facebook page Thursday morning 12/1/11.

Comments

  1. Rebecca Badger says

    Love the “be Merry” card! Simple wording that shows off the main attraction of the photo!

  2. says

    I think I just may go crazy trying to pick my favorite card, as they are all amazingly beautiful. I’m hoping that my procrastination in not getting to my Christmas cards yet has paid off and that I will win 100 free BLOCK CELEBRATION Cards …or Holiday Blocks… or Merry Type Card… I love them all! Okay, I’ll stick with Block Celebration card as it is perfect for a picture of each of my little men and one family photo of us all. Thank you!

  3. Monica says

    I’m not positive on which card I would pick (because I haven’t seen the pictures of the photo session from which I’ll select the picture to put on the card) but I REALLY like “Big Joy Red Card” and “Calming Snowfall Blue Card”.

  4. says

    I’m a follower. I know it’s not a card, but I really love the personalized puzzles they make. That would be such a fun project!

  5. Chris K. says

    I love Stationary Market! There is no way I could narrow it down to just one favorite. I love “Christmas Squares”, “Believe Giftag Card”, and “Casual Joy Chrsitmas”, just to name a few.

  6. Carrie says

    Hard to choose a favorite but the live & love card is adorable. I have so many cute and funny pictures of my kids – this would be perfect!

  7. cathy says

    i love the All You Need is Love Cards but you were right i did have a hard time picking just one! Great designs!!!
    thanks for great blog and an awesome giveaway!!

  8. Chris says

    I love the Merry and Bright Snowflake card. I am a fan on FB for Crafting Chicks and Stationary Market. Very cute designs.

  9. Shannon B. says

    Holy Cuteness!!! Fell in love with Hanging Lights Card by Vogue Paperie but have a very high like for sooooo many others – I am a fan of Stationary Market on FB now and of course of you Chicks too! Will add both to my twitter account for additional entries!

  10. Lea Ann says

    Oooh, it’s too difficult to decide! If I could possibly get THREE great pics of everyone (which may never happen!), I would love Joyful Trio card. If I only get one good pic of the bunch, it would be the Sentimental Tidings Card.

  11. Kristin D. says

    I follow the Crafting Chicks and I really like the “Believe gift tag” card. This just may be the only way I get cards out this year ;)

  12. Jana says

    They are beautiful designs. Any of the ones with multiple images would be perfect, since I’m not too hopeful I will get one good photo of all my little ones together.

  13. Anna Driver-Bishop says

    I am a public follower of The Crafting Chicks! My favorite card design from the Stationary Market is Asoca Red Card! Thanks so much, Anna, mattandanna at live dot com

  14. Anna Driver-Bishop says

    I am following The Crafting Chicks on Twitter as @annadbphoto!
    Thanks so much, Anna, mattandanna at live dot com

  15. Anna Driver-Bishop says

    I like Stationary Market Facebook page!
    Thanks so much, Anna, mattandanna at live dot com

  16. Anna Driver-Bishop says

    I am following the Stationery Market on Twitter as @annadbphoto
    Thanks so much, Anna, mattandanna at live dot com

  17. kristine says

    I am a fan of The Crafting Chicks and The Stationary Market on Facebook. I am LOVING the Christmas Squares Card :)

  18. Cindi says

    “Happy Holidays!” They have many wonderful holiday cards, but a favorite
    of mine is “Fluttering Snowfall!” Card…
    I follow you publicly via Google Friend Connect.
    Many thanks, Cindi

  19. Lanelle Lambert says

    This was really hard but I finally narrowed it down to the Joyful Trio card
    by Joy Grace. Love your site. Such great ideas. Thank you so much. L

  20. says

    They are all beautiful! I like the Fluttering Snowfall card! Really need to get ours ordered this year, so this would be fantastic!