Happy New Year and Fun Valentine's Day Cards

Hello dear friends and happy new year.  I hope your new year is starting off well.  Here at the Stamp Act I have ordered lots of new merchandise for Valentines and spring and have been consolidating the fall holiday merchandise to accomodate the new arrivals.  Please check out all the new merchandise on the What's New page on our website.  More merchandise is coming so check back in a few day.

Taylored Expressions was the first to arrive so I have many Valentine samples using their new products to share with you today.  Enjoy!

For this first card I used a new set from TE called Filled with Love.  You won't see it on the What's New page because it's sold out, but you can use the Impression Obsession Conversation Hearts stamp and matching die to make these cards.  The star of the new TE collection are the Loved and Sweet Script dies.  You will see I used them a lot!

Sweet-heartsSweet Hearts – Taylored Expressions stamp/die combo set Filled With Love; TE die Sweet Script; design inspired by Jean Manis

The Paper Smooches Grocery Cart die is one I use quite often and here it is perfect for holding a cart full of hearts!
Sweet-hearts
Grocery Cart – Paper Smooches die Grocery Cart; Paper Smooches stamp set Chit Chat; Memory Box die Mini Heart Collection; Paper Smooches die Hearts; Taylored Expressions embossing folder Braided

Here's a card that's perfect for Valentines, but also for thank you's, birthdays and thinking of you occassions.
Sweet-hearts
Sweet Things – Taylored Expressions Little Bits dies Donut, Cupcake and Ice Cream Cone; TE die Sweet Script; TE stamp set How Sweet It Is; design inspired by Jean Manis

The TE Brushed Hearts Background stamp is another favorite that can be used throughout the year.  I stamped it easily using the new Stamp Perfect stamp positioning tool.
Sweet-hearts
You’re So Sweet – Taylored Expressions stamp Brushed Hearts Background; TE dies Stitched Banner Stacklets and Sweet Script; TE stamp set How Sweet It Is; design inspired by Jean Manis

This next card is so colorful and happy!  To make it I used the new Floating Hearts die from Taylored Expressions which is exclusive to paper crafting stores like The Stamp Act.

Floatingheartscuttingplate_ I took a piece of white cardstock and sponged it with all the colors of ink you see here.  Then I cut it with the new Floating Hearts die.  Next I cut the die from white cardstock in order to have a template (stencil) to fit on the front of my white folded card front.  I adhered the corners of the template with a little tape and started inserting the colorful hearts.  The larger hearts I popped up with foam tape and the smaller hearts I glued in place.  I finished the card with a vellum circle stamping and embossing "You're So" in white and die cutting Sweet from black cardstock.
Sweet-hearts
Floating Hearts Ombre Background – Taylored Expressions dies Floating Hearts and Sweet Script; TE stamp set How Sweet It Is; Memory Box die Stitched Circles; design inspired by Jen Shults

For this next card I inked the inside of the new Conversation Hearts embossing folder with pink ink then embossed a piece of white cardstock.Sweet-heartsYou’re So Loved– Taylored Expressions embossing folder Conversation Hearts; TE stamp set How Sweet It Is; TE dies Stitched Banner Stacklets and Loved Script; design inspired by Jean Manis

The Mason Jar is awesome!  Stamp it first then die cut it with the matching die.  I actually layered the jar with an acetate die cut layer to hold the hearts in place.  Fun!
Sweet-hearts
Filled With Love – Taylored Expressions stamp/die combo set Filled With Love; TE stamp sets Mason Jar; TE dies Mason Jar and Frame in Frame 2; Spellbinders die Hearts; design inspired by Jen Shults
Sweet-hearts
Happy Valentine’s Day – Taylored Expressions stamp/die combo set Filled With Love; design inspired by Jean Manis
Sweet-hearts
Candy Jar – Taylored Expressions stamp sets How Sweet It Is and Mason Jar; TE stamp/die combo set Filled With Love; TE dies Mason Jar and Tag Stacklets 3; Spellbinders die Hearts; design inspired by Kerri Michaud
Sweet-hearts Sweet Heart
– Taylored Expressions stamp Brushed Hearts Background; TE die Sweet Script; TE stamp set How Sweet It Is; design inspired by Keia Shipp-Smith

The Impression Obsession order just arrived so here are a few Valentines using their products.

IO-Mason-Jar-HeartsIO-Mason Jar Hearts – Impression Obsession die Mason Jar; Spellbinders die Mega Circles; Taylored Expressions dies Designer Mini Tags and Little Bits Love Confetti; TE stamp set Many Minis All Occasions; Paper Smooches die Tiny Hearts; Memory Box die Mini Heart Collection; TE paper pad Formula for Love

Heart-Flourish-DieImpression Obsession die Heart Flourish

IO-Flourish-HeartIO-Heart Flourish – Impression Obsession dies Heart Flourish and Mini flowers; sentiment by Penny Black

News You Can Use!

Perhaps you already know this, but Copic has changed the names of some of their markers.  I was searching for a refill for E00 Skin White and kept finding Cotton Pearl.  It appears that Copic decided to use names with less racial overtones.  Good job Copic!

E00 - From Skin White to Cotton Pearl
E21 - From Baby Skin Pink to Soft Sun
E27 - From Africano to Milk Chocolate
E34 - From Orientale to Toast
E95 - From Flesh Pink to Tea Orange
R02 - From Flesh to Rose Salmon
V05 - From Marigold to Azalea
YR61 - From Yellowish Skin Pink to Spring Orange

Stamp Perfect Tool Just Got Better!

The Stamp Perfect tool is now even better with our new and exclusive Grid Paper Pad ($3.99).

Grid-paper-padThe Grid paper pad fits right inside the Stamp Perfect tool for storage and can be used to protect the inside of the tool when stamping as well as many other uses.  Be sure to watch for our upcoming class/workshop on this valuable tool.

Grid-pad-in-SP

Highlighting a Few New Products!

A few of our new products are particularly useful with the new Stamp Perfect tool.  First layering stamps are quick and easy with this stamp positioning tool.  We just got in three new sets from Taylored Expressions: Roses, Tulips and Cupcakes.  All have several multi-layer images per set and matching dies should you choose to cut them out. You can see all the sets and their matching dies here.Simplystampedroses
Another stamp set that works wonders with the Stamp Perfect is the Mirror Block set from Paper Smooches.  Using these blocks you can stamp a mirror image of any stamp.  I will be demonstraitng this in the upcoming workshop.Mirro-BlocksAnd finally, Impression Obsession just released a new stamp set that will particularly useful in the El Paso Southwest.

Spanish-Greetings-clear-set The Spanish greetings translate to: Happy New Year; Thank You; For my Friend (make and female); Hello; Get Better Soon; Happy Mother's Day; Happy Father's Day; Thinking of You; Congratulations; Just for You; and Merry Christmas.

Thanks and Happy New Year!

As 2017 starts, I am reminded that The Stamp Act starts its 17th year in business.  Thank you for making The Stamp Act a part of your creative journey.  I am very grateful when you choose to shop at The Stamp Act, and thank you for being part of my journey and for enriching my life with your creativity and friendship.  I look forward to serving you throughout the coming year as there is much more creativity, inspiration, and joy to be shared in 2017!  Happy New Year!

 


Christmas Cards and Tags

Hello Friends!  Are you as busy as I am with all your Christmas preparations?  Usually I visit my sister for Christmas so I haven't decorated my house for Christmas in years.  This year she, her husband and one daughter are coming here on their drive from Dallas to Las Vegas to visit their other daughter.  So for more days than I want to count I have gone into the back of the storage unit to dig out all my Christmas decorations.  I found most of my decorations in tact and working, however the Christmas tree was rather sad looking and had to be replaced.  Fortunately I ordered one, it came quickly and I love it.

Christmas-TreePlease don't look too closely at the crooked star on the top.  I am too short to put it on straight!  Fortunately my brother-in-law is very tall and will fix it when he comes.

Christmas Cards

So today I will share with you a few miscellaneous Christmas cards that may inspire you if not this year, maybe next.  This first card is so happy with its colorful snowman.

SnowmanSnowman – Penny Black stamp sets Frosty’s Wish and Holiday Snippets

The sentiment on this card comes from a Taylored Expressions stamp set called Spoiler Alert which is full of witty sentiments.

Underwear Underwear – Taylored Expressions stamp set Spoiler Alert; TE dies Summer Confetti and Banner Stacklets 2; TE embossing folders Weathered and Corrugated; design inspired by Kim Singdahlsen

The next two cards feature penguins all caught up in the Christmas spirit -- or at least the lights! -- from the Taylored Expressions stamp set Deck the Halls (with matching dies).

Penguin-Happy-HolidaysPenguin Happy Holidays – Taylored Expressions stamps and dies Deck the Halls; Memory Box die Grand Snow Globe; TE die Little Bits Snowflake Confetti; design inspired by Shelly Mercado

Penguin-LightsPenguin Get Caught Up – Taylored Expressions stamps and dies Deck the Halls; TE dies Little Bits Snowflake Confetti, Stitched Frame Stacklets 1 and Skinny Mini Holiday Borders; design inspired by Taylor Van Bruggen

This next card is made with the new Impression Obsession die called Wreath Builder.  The die features a circle frame die as well as four different types of greenery, each with a right and left.

Wreath-builder-dieI cut lots of greenery and berries and glued them to the circle.  I could have added a ribbon bow or a die cut bow but I thought it was already full enough.  The wreath is mounted on top of a pattern die cut with IO's new Geometric Cutout 2 die.

Wreath-BuilderWreath Builder – Impression Obsession dies Wreath Builder, Geometric Cutout 2 and Merry Christmas; design inspired by Vicki Garrett

Last but not least if this beautiful snowy card using Memory Box dies.

MB-Snowflake-CornerSnowflake Corner – Memory Box dies Crystal Snowflake Corner Frame and Grand Pine Tree; Memory Box stencil Scattered Flakes; Poppystamps die Stitched Landscapes; design inspired by Irena Kowalczyk Rudlis

Christmas Tags

I had so much fun this year making tags both for my own holiday gifts and to send to family members for their gifts.  I made dozens of tags using the new Taylored Expressions die set Trim the Tag.  This die set includes everything you need to first make the tag then to decorate it in Santa, Mrs. Santa and Elf motifs.  I cut lots and lots of each element then started decorating tags.  You will be surprised how quickly you can make lots of dies.

TrimthetagTaylored Expressions die Trim the Tag

Below are three photos showing several of the tags I made.  After I took the photo, I added red and white twine on the top of each tag.  For some tags I added Santa hats with felt trim; buckles cut from gold or silver glitter paper; and lots of fun stamped sentiments on the front and "To, From" on the back of each tag.

Trim-Tag-1

Trim-Tag-2

Trim-Tag-3To hold the tags I made a box using Taylored Expressions die Tagging Along decorated with the Trim the Tag elements.

Tag-HolderTrim the Tag 1 – 3 – Taylored Expressions dies Trim the Tag, Tag Stacklets 1, Tagging Along and Little Bits Santa Hat; TE stamp sets Spoiler Alert and Little Bits of Christmas; designs inspired by Kerri Michaud, Joan Ervin and Danielle Lounds

For my second batch of tags I used a variety of very creative dies from Impression Obsession.

IO-TagsIO Tags – Impression Obsession dies Gift Stack Cutout, Circle Greetings Cutout, Christmas Tags, Angel set small, Tree Landscape Layers, Christmas Icons and Pine Pair; TE die Little Bits Christmas Tree

See how cute these tags look on packages!

Boxes-with-tagsCustomer Christmas Cards

It's always a treat for me to receive handmade cards from customers.  Here are a few that arrived recently:

IO-cardImpression Obsession


IO-cardLinda Jones


IO-cardHarriet Head

Thanks friends!

Holiday Hours

Here's an update on our holiday hours:

Friday and Saturday, Dec 16 and 17 -- regular hours: 10am to 6pm

Sunday, Dec 18 through Wednesday, Dec 21 -- closed

Thursday and Friday, Dec 22 and 23 -- regular hours: 10am to 6pm

Saturday, Dec 24 through Monday, Dec 26 -- closed

Tuesday, Dec 27 through Friday, Dec 30 -- regular hours: 10am to 6pm

Re-open with regular hours on Tuesday, Jan 3

 

Stop in soon and don't forget that Stamp Act gift cards are the perfect gift for papercrafters!


Quick Contemporary Christmas Cards

Hello Friends and Merry Christmas!  It's crunch time for all of us so if you still have "make Christmas cards" on your list or if you want to start on next year's stash, I've got some great ideas for you.  Not only are these handsome cards quick to make, but you need only a few inexpensive supplies -- all available at The Stamp Act. Yeah!

The cards start with this 12" x 12" acetate sheet of Christmas designs from PinkFresh Studio's Oh Joy collection.  The sheet is printed in bright gold on heavy acetate.  Each sheet yields at least 10 focal images and costs only $2.00!

PinkFresh-oh-Joy-acetate PinkFresh Studio Gold Acetate Oh Joy Christmas sheet $2.00

I also used PinkFresh Studio's Oh Joy 6" x 6" paper pad.  You will love this paper pad and be pleasantly surprised by the heavy weight of the paper.  The images are unique and each pad of 32 pages has 2 each of 16 designs.  Here's a link so you can see the individual designs.  The paper pad is $7.00.

PinkFresh-oh-Joy-paperPinkFresh Studio Oh Joy paper pad 6" x 6"  $7.00

To add sparkle and shine to the cards I used gold and red glitter tape from Best Creation.  It's great as an adhesive, a border or just an accent. 

Glitter-tape-goldBest Creation Gold Glitter Tape $2.29 Glitter-tape-redBest Creation Gold Glitter Tape $2.29

Here are the cards I made with these supplies.  For this first card, I cut the packages image in half so I could make two cards with it. I adhered the acetate to a white card with the red glitter tape; stamped the sentiment (Taylored Expressions In & Out Christmas) and embossed it in white; and added gold stars (die cut from gold mirror cardstock with Taylored Expressions Starry Nights die).

Ho-Ho-HoFor this card I used a sheet of paper printed with the packages from the Oh Joy paper pad and added the Christmas lights die cut with the TE Skinny Mini Borders Christmas.  I die cut them from white cardstock, colored them with Copic markers, glued them to the card and added Glossy Accents to the top of each bulb.  The sentiment is from TE's In & Out Christmas stamp set.

Lights-PackagesThis is a quicky card.  Mount the acetate image over the decorative paper and adhere to the card with tape or glue.  Add some gold glitter tape as an accent to the top and the Joy (TE Script Joy) die cut from white glitter paper.  Done! 

Make-it-a-DecemberFor this pretty card simply adhere the decorative paper to a white card and cut aout 3/4" off the bottom of the front panel.  Adhere the acetate border (I used Tombow Mono Multi glue) to the bottom of the front panel, die cut the sentiment (Poppystamps Old Fashioned Merry Christmas) from gold mirrorcard and adhere it above the acetate border.  Add a few sequins and you're done!
Merry-Christmas
The next card is just as easy.  Cut the mistletoe panel, adhere with glitter tape over decorative paper (adhered to a white card) and add a festive sentiment (Penny Black stamp set Festive Snippets).

MistletoeLove this next card -- probably because it's so colorful!  Again adhere the decorative paper to a white card and color in the trees with a green Copic marker.  Die cut the Gift Stack solid background (Impression Obsession) from red cardstock, and the gift stack outline image from red striped and green polka dot papers.  Cut the gift stack outline from white cardstock and adhere it over the red cardstock background.  Paper piece or inlay the stripe and dot papers and add a sweet sentiment (Penny Black).

No-peekingHere's where I used the other half of the packages acetate image.  Same design as the first card above.

Santa-Coming Another pretty card with decorative paper (Memory Box), gold acetate image and gold glitter tape.  I added a snowflake cut from gold mirrorcard.

ShineSame design as the cards above with a sentiment (Taylored Expressions Deck the Halls) that matches the swags of lights.

Shine-Bright Another quickie using decorative paper, a sentiment embossed in white and mounted on top of gold glitter tape with a few stars.

Tis-the-Season Similiar design on this card.

Wonderful-time

 New Products at The Stamp Act!

In addition to the products used above, we've just gotten in some really fun products. 

Delicata Inks are shiniest shimmer inks available and the brand new white and black shimmer have just arrived at The Stamp Act.  Seeing is believing so here's a link to a video by Jennifer McGuire where she uses the white ink pad.  Check it out and come and get them!  We also have Delicata inks in gold and silver.  Price is $11.00.

Delicata-shimmer-whiteDelicata Metallic and Shimmer Inks, $11.00

Need a great stocking stuffer for your crafty friends that won't break the bank?  Check out the new Pentel set of Gold and Silver gel pens.  Priced at just $4.39 for the set, it's a great buy!  And they write smooth and vivid!

Pentel-gold-silverPentel Gold and Silver Gel Pens, $4.39

Several customers have already bought the Tonic/Tim Holtz Guillotine Comfort Trimmer for themselves for Christmas!  Priced at just $26.49, this cutter is economical and efficient.  This is the cutter that I have used for more years than I can count and the blade stays sharp and the cuts stay true.  The ruler across the top goes to 6" so there's no need to get out the bigger cutter to cut a typical A2 size card.  Trust me, this will be the last cutter you buy!

Tonic-comfortTonic/Tim Holtz Guillotine Comfort Trimmer  $26.49

Lawn Fawn Dies

When Christmas is over and you are looking for something new, check out these Lawn Fawn dies for creating interactive cards that move and pop up. With the Slide on Over die you can make all kinds of slider cards and this die matches/coordinates with the stitched hillside borders below.  Check out this video that introduces you to all the possibilities of the Slide on Over die.

Slide-on-overLawn Fawn die Slide on Over, $16.99

Now make any kind of pop-up card easily with these dies that cut the pop-up mechanism for you.  Need ideas?  Check out this video.

Everyday-Pop-UpsLawn Fawn die Everyday Pop-ups, $16.59

The next three dies coordinate with each other as well as with the slider die above.  So many possibilities!  See this video for ideas.

Stitched-Hillside-BordersLawn Fawn die Stitched Hillside Borders, $16.59

Forest-Border

Lawn Fawn die Forest Border, $7.99

Grassy-Hillside-BordersLawn Fawn die Grassy Hillside, $24.99

The Hampton Arts Stamp Perfect

Our first order of Stamp Perfect tools has sold out, but a new order will arrive in a few days.  Great tool for stamping layering stampsand much more.  Reservie this hot item now!

Stamp-Positioning-tool

Stamp Perfect Positioning Tool, $24.99

Holiday Hours

Good luck with your Christmas preparations.  The Stamp Act will have some crazy holiday hours -- here's what I know now:

Closed Tuesday, December 13 for one day only

Close early at 3pm on Saturday, December 17

Closed Tuesday, Dec 20 and maybe Wednesday, Dec 21

Closed for Christmas Sat, Dec 24 through Monday, Dec 26

Closed for New Years Sat, Dec 31 through Monday, Jan 2

Merry Christmas!!!

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Papercrafting Christmas Gifts, Part 2

Hello Friends.  Winter has blown into the desert southwest making it a perfect time to stay inside and make Christmas cards and gifts. Each year I give my nieces a group of gift cards to their favorite stores, usually mounted in a book.  This year I decided to make a set of gift card tags and give these in a Tag Box. The box is constructed with Taylored Expressions Tagging Along die and decorated with TE’s Trim the Tag die set.  The tags are decorated with a variety of different die sets.

Gift Card Box

Box-FrontGift Card Tag Box -- Front

Box-SideGift Card Tag Box -- Side

 Gift Card Tags

Each tag was cut with the tag from the TE Trim the Tag die set.  For this Walmart tag I used the TE set What's Cookin'?  I made a pocket on the back of each tag for the actual gift card.

Walmart-FrontGift Card Tag Front -- Walmart

Walmart-BackGift Card Tag Back-- Walmart

For the Barnes and Noble tag, I used TE stamp set In Other Words, Read, and a tiny little girl reading a book that I cut with the Impression Obsession die Reading Tree.

Barnes-Nobl;eGift Card Tag -- Barnes and Noble

The Bed Bath & Beyond tag was fun to decorate.  I used TE stamp set and matching die set Wash Dry Repeat.  BBB Gift Card Tag -- Bed, Bath & Beyond

My nieces love Chick-Fil-A so there had to be a "cow tag"!!  I used the cow from TE's Calendar Critters along with TE's Little Bits dies Barn, Silo and Sun and clouds and dies Rolling Hills and Farm Fence.  The cute little sign came from TE's If Turkeys Could Talk with some artwork from the Chick-Fil-A website.  Fun!

Chick-Fil-AGift Card Tag -- Chick-Fil-A

For the Home Depot tag I used TE's Pegboard die (cut from cork) and the stamp combo set All The Fixings.

Home-DepotGift Card Tag -- Home Depot

Last but never least is the Pet's Mart tag.  I used dog and cat dies from Poppystamps and Impression Obsession.

Pet's-MartGift Card Tag --Pet's Mart

Check out the link below to see last year's gift card book.  Enjoy the inspiration and good luck with your paper crafting gifts.  Stop in The Stamp Act for more inspiration and supplies!


Papercrafting Christmas Presents, Part 1

Hello Friends.  Thanks for stopping by.  As we near the holiday season and begin thinking about gifts for loved ones, don't forget that we have our hobby affords us the opportunity to create gifts that are unique and personalized.  My niece is a brand new veterinarian and she was so dismayed and upset when her first pet patient died.  I thought she would feel better if she had a lovely card to send the patient's owner so I pulled out all my pet stamps and dies and started creating cards.  The primary stamp set I used is Taylored Expressions' Care & Comfort - Pets:

Care_comfort-pets And here are two TE die sets I used:

Buildadoghouse

Doghouseaccessories For this card I embossed the background with the Puppy Paws (my name) embossing folder from Marianne.

Our-pets-teach-pink-bedOur Pets Teach – Taylored Expressions stamp Care and Comfort Pets; TE dies Doghouse Accessories and Frame in Frame 1; design inspired by Kim Singdahlsen

Adding a little heart to the card's corner is a loving touch.

Our-pets-love-bedOur Pets Love – Taylored Expressions stamp Care and Comfort Pets; TE dies Doghouse Accessories and Grass Border; Memory Box die Stitched Rectangles; design inspired by Stephanie Kraft

This card has multiple layers.  The scalloped frame in the background is topped with brown and red layers and finally another kraft layer embossed with hearts. I used more embossing too on the little ball (TE embossing folder Weathered) and the doghouse (Bead Board).

DoghouseDoghouse – Taylored Expressions dies Build a Doghouse and Stitched Banner Stacklets; Taylored Expressions embossing folders Bead Board and Weathered; Taylored Expressions stamp set Care and Comfort Pets; Cuttlebug embossing folder Hearts; Impression Obsession die 6-in-1 Rectangle Frame; Paper Smooches die Dog Icons; design inspired by Kendra Wietstock

For this card I used brighter colors, multiple layers and embossing in the background.

Our-pets-striped-paperOur Pets Striped Paper – Taylored Expressions dies Stitched Bracket Stacklets and Stitched Frame Stacklets 1; Taylored Expressions stamp set Care and Comfort Pets; Lifestyle Crafts embossing folder; Memory Box die Glorious Hearts; Paper Smooches dies Dog Icons and Woofers and Tweeters; design inspired by Sankari Wegman

I love this card but it was a little difficult to create.  The paws were stamped in Versamark and heat embossed in white on the red heart.  Then I had to hold the heart over the front of the card face and figure out where to stamp the paws again in black, lining them up with the white paws.  It's not hard, just a little tedious.

Our-Pets-HeartOur Pets Heart – Taylored Expressions stamp and die combo set Max; Spellbinders die Hearts; Taylored Expressions stamp set Care and Comfort Pets; design inspired by Taylor Van Bruggen

My first cat sympathy card features a Paper Smooches cat die (Cat Icons). 

Pink-Sitting-CatPink Cat Sitting – Paper Smooches die Cat Icons; Spellbinders die Hearts; Taylored Expressions die Stitched Banner Stacklets; TE stamp set Care and Comfort Pets

I love this card.  It has been my go-to sympathy card for friend's pets.  Here's a tip on how to create it.  I cut white cardstock to 4.25" x 5.50" and then die cut it with the paws die 4 times, essentially creating a template or stencil.  Next I cut the paws from colored cardstock, keeping each paw (5 pieces) together in a little pile.  Then I placed the cardstock template over the white card and glued the paws into the openings.  This technique allows you to have the paws perfectly mounted on top of the card.

Colored-Paw-PrintsColorful Paws – Paper Smooches die Cat Icons; Paper Smooches clear stamp set Paws for a Cause

A paw on a red heart says it all.  The heart background paper keeps with the red, white and black color format.

Red-HeartRed Heart – Spellbinders die hearts; Taylored Expressions stamp set Care and Comfort Pets; Paper Smooches die Dog; Memory Box die Stitched Rectangles

Another cat card features a large walking cat with a handsome blue collar and a little bling.

Walking-CatCat Walking – Taylored Expressions die Stitched Banner Stacklets; TE stamp set Care and Comfort Pets; Poppystamps die Large Cat Walking

Gray-PawGray Paw – Paper Smooches die Dog; Paper Smooches clear stamp set Paws for a Cause; Memory Box die Mini Heart Collection

Watercolor-PawWatercolor Paw – Paper Smooches clear stamp set Paws for a Cause; Memory Box die Cross Stitched Rectangles; design inspired by Kecia Waters

Gray-Dog-BowlGray Dog Bowl – Taylored Expressions stamp Care and Comfort Pets; TE dies Doghouse Accessories, Build-A-Calendar 1 and Tag Stacklets 1; design inspired by Jami Sibley

Think about your friends and family and the type of cards they could use.  I am sure they would love to have a set of special cards made just for them.

Thanks for reading my blog and please stop in soon and shop!


Twist Pop Cards and Black Friday Promotions

Hello Friends and thanks for stopping by the Stamp Act blog today.  One of the hot trends in card making today is the Twist and Pop Card.  Recently one of my customers asked me to order the die to make the twisting mechanism which I was happy to do, however in researching the Twist card I found that they are easy to make with just cutting and scoring cardstock -- no expensive die necessary! Yeah! 

The card (A2 size = 5½” x 4¼”) is top folding covered with decorative paper.  I used a stamp set from Taylored Expressions called Falling For You and a banner die from Penny Black to decorate the front.

Fall-Outside

Inside the card (be sure to click on it for a larger view) I decorated the four panels with critters from TE's Calendar Critters set, pumpkin dies from Memory Box and a sentiment from TE's If Turkeys Could Talk stamp and die combo set.

Fall-Inside

The magic comes when these four panels pop out of the card!  To show you that my friend Jane served as my assistant.  Please know that my video skills are sorely lacking!  Here's the video:

Here is a list of the supplies I used on this card:

Twist Thanksgiving – Taylored Expressions stamps and dies Falling for You; TE stamps and dies Calendar Critters; TE die Little Bits Leaves, Build-A-Scene Calendar 1 and Build-A-Scene Trees; TE stamp and die combo set If Turkeys Could Talk; Penny Black die Triple Banner; Memory Box dies Pinpoint Pumpkins and Stitched Circles

My next Twist and Pop card is a Christmas card starring the new critters from the Taylored Expressions set Deck the Halls.

Xmas-outside On the inside I used more of the cute critters and more Christmas lights. Again, be sure to double click the image to view it larger.

Xmas-inside And here's the video showing Jane opening this card.

 

Here is a list of the supplies I used on this card:

Christmas – Taylored Expressions stamps and dies Deck the Halls; TE die Skinny Mini Holiday Borders; TE embossing folder Twinkling Holidays; Memory Box dies Stitched Ovals and Scalloped Border

Isn't that a fun card?  You can find lots of videos on YouTube showing you how to make these cards but beware that some methods are easier than others.  If you prefer to have one-on-one instruction, give me a call at 915-833-9500 and I will be happy to give you a class.

Black Friday and Saturday Promotions

Thanksgiving is here and that means Black Friday.  The Stamp Act is having a 30/30 promotion this year. 

  • Buy $30 of non-sale merchandise and get 30% off one non-sale, non-Christmas item.
  • Buy $60 of non-sale merchandise and get 30% off two non-sale, non-Christmas items and a free "Thank You" die.
  • Buy $90 or more of non-sale merchandise and get 30% off three non-sale, non-Christmas items and a free "Thank You" die.
  • All paper will be 50% off.
  • Free Christmas Make and Take card -- you do not need to bring any supplies.
  • Promotions are for Friday and Saturday, November 25 and 26 only.  Friday we will be opened 10am to 6pm and Saturday from 10am to 5pm.  Please stop in for all the fun!
  • All merchandise pre-ordered or being held for you is not eligible for discounts. Gift Card excluded also.

We look forward to seeing you!  Happy Thanksgiving!

 


Colorful Fall Cards

Cooler temps and colorful leaves means fall has arrived, in fact Thanksgiving is only a few weeks away.  I love creating fall cards with colorful motifs like pumpkins and falling leaves.  Let me share a few with you today.

Impression Obsession Fall Cards

This is my favorite card of the season. I stamped the hymn in Rich Cocoa Memento ink, tore the edges (tip: tear the paper toward you for the pretty edge) then distressed it with Tea Dye, Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain Distress inks.  I stamped the background in Taylored Expressions Dijon ink, distressed the edges with the Tonic Paper Distresser and inked the edges with Vintage Photo.  Lastly I stamped the pumpkins in black Memento ink and colored them and the table with Copic markers.  I cut one of the pumpkins off and mounted the rest below the hymn which was mounted using foam tape.Come-Ye-ThankfulCome Ye Thankful – Impression Obsession stamps Come Ye Thankful People, Pumpkin Row and Distress Background; Distress inks Tea Dye, Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain; design inspired by Impression Obsession design team

Adding cork and twine give a rustic look to this card. I also added stitching with a white pen to the dark brown cardstock mat.

SunsetsSunsets – Impression Obsession stamp Falling Leaves; design inspired by IO design team

I just love the little ghosties haunting the pumpkin patch but you could certainly leave them off for more of a classic fall card!  I stamped the pumpkin line three times and colored them with Copic markers.  Then I distressed the background with Tea Dye ink and added a cute sentiment.

Pumpkin-GhostsPumpkin Ghosts – Impression Obsession stamp Pumpkin Line; IO die Mini Ghosts; sentiment from Pink Ink Rubber Stamps; design inspired by Anna Wright

This card is copied from the incomparable Kitty Caracciolo who is a master colorist as well as designer.  The pumpkins were distressed with Distress ink Spiced Marmalade; leaves colored with Spiced Marmalade, Fired Brick and Peeled Paint using small sponge applicators; and the squirrels colored with Tea Dye and Antique Linen.  She has tutorials on her website -- check them out here.

Thankful-PumpkinsThankful Pumpkins – Impression Obsession dies Pumpkin Set, Thankful, Grass Border, Squirrels and Rake & Oak Leaves; design inspired by Kittie Caracciolo

I love this die.  The Tree Frame lends itself to cards for all seasons.  The leaves were colored as stated above.  I added apples in a bushel basket and pumpkins and gourds.

IO-Tree-FrameTree Frame – Impression Obsession dies Tree Frame, Grass Border, Bushel of Apples, Rectangle 6 in 1 Frame and Rake & Oak Leaves; Poppystamps die Pumpkins and Gourds; design inspired by Kittie Caracciolo

Here's another version of the card using colored cardstock in lieu of painting the leaves.Tree-Frame-orange

This version of the Tree Frame card is stunning with its white on white motif and just the leaves colored brightly.

Tree-Frame-white

Taylored Expressions Door to Door Cards

One of Taylored Expressions most popular die series is Door-to-Door along with its companion dies sets such as Door-to-Door decor, Door-to-Door fall decor, Door-to-Door spring decor and now the roof and molding.  For this card I added the molding and the roof to the door along with fall decor.  I glued vellum behind the molding's windows to soften the background. Happy-Fall-RoofHappy Fall Roof – Taylored Expressions dies Door to Door, Door to Door Fall Décor, Door to Door Décor, Door to Door Roof and Door to Door Molding; design inspired by Michele Boyer

Here's a similar design minus the roof and plus more fall decor.

Red DoorRed Door – Taylored Expressions dies Door to Door, Door to Door Fall Décor, Door to Door Molding, Little Bit Leaves and Little Bit Fall Harvest; Memory Box die Pinpoint Pumpkins; sentiment stamp by Pink Ink Stamp Co; design inspired by Michele Boyer

I added acetate behind the windows on the door molding.

Blue-DoorBlue Door – Taylored Expressions dies Door to Door, Door to Door Fall Décor, Door to Door Molding and Little Bits Fall Harvest; TE embossing folder Brick; design inspired by Pam Sparks

A turkey greets you at this door!

Door-Turkey
Turkey Door – Taylored Expressions dies Door to Door, Door to Door Décor, Little Bits Leaves and Little Bits Turkey; TE embossing folder Brick; design inspired by TE stamp set If Turkeys Could Talk; design inspired by Charmaine Ikach

Memory Box Fall Cards

 Memory Box and Poppystamps have some very fun and creative dies that are perfect for fall cards.  I cut the Oak Leaf Swirl die in copper and light gold then inlaid those pieces into the opening I die cut from darker gold cardstock.

Oak-Leaf-SwirlOak Leaf Swirl – Poppy die Oak Leaf Swirl; Taylored Expressions stamp set Peek-a-Boo Pumpkins (sentiment); design inspired by Lezlye Lauterbach

The background for this sample was created with the falling leaves stencil from Memory Box.  I sponged it with two inks: Taylored Expressions Dijon and Memento Morocco.

Maple-Leaves-StencilMaple Leaves Stencil – Memory Box die Berry Sprig; Memory Box stencil Falling Maples Leaves; Lawn Fawn die Stitched Leaves; Taylored Expressions stamp and die combo Pumpkin Bouquet (sentiment); design inspired by Sherry Hester

For my cat loving brother and sister I thought this little kitty watching the leaves fall was perfect!

Cat-on-LadderCat on Ladder – Poppystamps dies Garden Ladder and Pots and Buckets; Memory Box die Stitched Squares; Taylored Expressions dies Spooky Clouds (dirt falling out of pot) and Little Bit Leaves; Impression Obsessions die Cat set; sentiment by Amuse Art Stamps; design inspired by Michele Henderson

I recently got a set of Zig Clean Color Brush Markers so I decided to experiment with them using the Drifting Oak Leaves background stamp from Memory Box .  I inked the script on the stamp in Memento Rich Cocoa ink and wiped off any brown ink that got on the leaves with a baby wipe.  Then I inked the leaves using markers in a variety of fall colors.  The Zig markers are water-based and have a tip that is just like a watercolor brush. 

Once I inked the leaves I spritzed the entire stamp with water using the Ranger Mini Mister and stamped it on white cardstock.  The first picture shows the stamped background.

Drifting-Leaves-BkgrdI decided to soften the card by adding vellum over it and then adhering the die cut sentiment.

Drifting-Oak-Leaves-BlessedDrifting Oak Leaves – Memory Box stamp Drifting Leaves; Penny Black die Words of Gratitude; design inspired by Shelby Thomas

My second Drifting Oak Leaves card features the same background inked in shades of green.  I inked the background in Peeled Paint Distress ink then added a little Twisted Citron (a lighter green).  Next I stamped the background off lightly before stamping it on the white cardstock.  It took me a few attempts before I was satisfied with the results.

The pumpkins are cut with the Pumpkin Harvest Oval Frame die with the frame cut away.  I distressed them with Spiced Marmalade and Morocco then mounted them along with the leaves.  The leaves (from Juicy Grapes die) were cut from white cardstock and colored with Peeled paint and Dusty Concord Distress inks.

Drifting-Oak-PumpkinsDrifting Leaves Pumpkins – Memory Box stamp Drifting Leaves; Memory Box dies Harvest Pumpkin Oval Frame, Juicy Grapes; Poppystamps die Give Thanks; design inspired by Sherry Hester

Texas Calendar -- Limited Edition

Deadbeat Designs, the creator of all the wonderful Texas stamps and dies, has created a totally Texas Calendar for 2017.  The Calendar has12 individual pages and comes housed in its own stand (it's a clear CD case) that measures 5" x 5.75".  Each page was stamped by Mark at Deadbeat and then printed on high quality glossy cardstock.    To learn more about this calendar, here's a link to Deadbeat Designs.  These calendars are a great gift for the men in your life or for any Texan!  Check it out and come get yours soon as these are very limited. The calendars are only $17.95 each.  Here is a look at each of the pages.  Be sure to double click the image for a close up, larger view.

Texas-CalendarDeadbeat Designs Texas Calendar for 2017   $17.95 each

Stamp Perfect -- Pre-Order NOW

The Hampton Arts Stamp Perfect stamp positioner is very, very popular.  I have already increased my order twice and if this tool is like other popular tools, it will most likely sell out immediately then be on back order forever! So please, if you are interested in the tool for yourself or a gift for the holidays, pre-order today by sending me an email or calling me at 915-833-9500.

Stamp-Positioning-toolMaking small mistakes in paper crafting and stamping isn't always a problem — in fact, sometimes little mistakes can create really inspiring projects!  But other times, you can't afford a mistake. Everything needs to be in the right place.

That's where stamp positioners like the Stamp Perfect save the day. Stamp positioners are used to align, center, layer, create patterns and more.  Any time you need an element stamped into an exact location, the Stamp Perfect is the tool to grab.

Any stamp, clear or cling mounted, can be used multiple times in the exact location over and over again. Whether mass producing a project or perfecting a not-so-solid impression, it is an incredibly handy tool. Use it for stamping any image but it’s especially useful for stamping solid images (hard to get them inked uniformly); oversize images like big background stamps (sometimes difficult to stamp the entire stamp); multiple colors within one stamp for an ombre or rainbow effect; and multiple colors with one sentiment stamp so one word really stands out.

Even die cuts can benefit from the Stamp Perfect.  Let’s say you have a set of stamps with matching dies, but the dies are solid meaning you cannot see through them to line them up over the stamped image.  Consequently you have to die cut the image then try to line up the coordinating stamped image on top of the die cut.  I have found it to be very difficult to get a perfectly stamped image.  However, the Stamp Perfect will line them up perfectly.

Finally, the increasingly popularity of stamp layering sets has made a stamp alignment tool a must have.  Stamp layering sets usually have at least 3 stamps that layer on top of each other to form an image with depth and detail.  With the Stamp Perfect there’s no problem layering the images perfectly on top of each other.

Here are some facts about the Stamp Perfect:

7” x 9” with lid closed; 7⅜” x 5½” stamping area; includes 2 magnets and 1 foam pad

The best news is that the pre-order price is just $24.99.  Compare this price to comparable tools at $60.00.  The Stamp Perfect should arrive at The Stamp Act the first week of December.  Pre-order yours today by sending me an email or calling me at 915-833-9500.

Stamp-Positioning-toolEnjoy the cooler days of fall and stop in soon at The Stamp Act!  Thanks!


A Blue and Gold Christmas

Hello Friends.  A friend asked me to order the Memory Box Snowflake Scrollwork Sleeve die for her and while searching for inspiration using this die I found several beautiful and creative examples by the very talented design Pam Sparks.  Be sure to check out her blog here.

FYI:  Be sure to double click the photos to see a larger version.

Here's a photo of the Scrollwork die.  As you can see, it is called a sleeve because it scores the cardstock around three sides so that it will form a sleeve to slip on a card.  Frankly I found this to be a bit cumbersome so I cut off the "sleeve" edges and adhered the die to the card front.

MBOX-99551 Besides the scrollwork die, the other thing today's Christmas cards have in common is that they are either predominately baby blue or bright gold in color.  Please keep in mind that the blue is much richer and prettier IRL and the gold mirrorcard is quite hard to photograph.  Be sure to double click on each card to see it in more detail.

The Memory Box die Snowman Collage is a real favorite of mine.  For this card I cut the main panel from white cardstock using the Stitched Rectangles dies.  Next I cut and decorated the snowman (everything is included with the die) then adhered the Scrollwork snowflakes behind the opening.  Cute and simple and fast!  The sentiment is an old one from Memory Box and one of my favorites.

Here's the die:

Snowman-die And the card:

Snowman-CollageSnowman – Memory Box dies Snowflake Scrollwork Sleeve, Snowman Collage and Stitched Rectangles; Memory Box sentiment stamp; design inspired by Pam Sparks

I showed another sample with this die in an earlier post ... Let me share it with you again.  For this card I sponged the background with dye inks then embossed the Shimmer Stars stencil with pearlescent embossing paste.  SnowmanSnowman Collage – Memory Box die Snowman Collage; sentiment by Hero Arts; Memory Box stencil Shimmer Stars; design inspired by Jenny Griffiths

This card really shows off the scrollwork die.  I cut a blue card to 5½” square and centered the Merry Christmas die in the center front panel.  The channel die cuts the words out but does not cut above or below the words.  I cut two scrollwork dies and adhered them to the top and bottom of the front panel.  Finally I added a white cardstock panel inside the card.  Pam's original card with this design was bright red and quite stunning too!

Snowflake-Merry-Xmas-BlueMerry Christmas – Memory Box dies Snowflake Scrollwork Sleeve and Fancy Merry Christmas Channel; design inspired by Pam Sparks

I love building scenes so it was a natural to use the Night Before Christmas Town as a backdrop for the big sleigh full of presents. This is a step card cut to 5½” x 11" and scored at 4¼” and 1¼” twice.  The front panel is covered with white cardstock embossed with snowflakes, and the back panel is stamped with snowflakes and embossed in white.  The rest is cutting and assembling the dies.  Once I added the town the foreground seemed very plain so I cut some snowdrifts, glued them on and outlined them with Diamond Glitter Glue (Ranger).

Dashing-TownDashing Through the Snow – Taylored Expressions dies Eventful – Night Before Christmas, Dashing Through the Snow and All Wrapped Up; Impression Obsession cover-a-card stamp Snowflake Background; Cuttlebug embossing folder Snowflakes

For my first gold card, I used several Memory Box dies and layered them on top of each other to form a scene with trees, snowdrifts and snowflakes.  The red cardinal and gold deer add just the right pop of color. Deer-in-TreesDeer in Trees – Memory Box dies Snowflake Scrollwork Sleeve, Country Hills Oval Frame, Forest Clearing Oval Frame and Deer Trio; Impression Obsession die Birch trees (cardinal); Taylored Expressions stamp set Rejoice; design inspired by Pam Sparks

Another gold deer stars on this pretty white card.

Birch-Tree-DeerBirch Tree Deer – Taylored Expressions dies Birch Tree Accessories and Banner Stacklets 1; TE embossing folder Snowfall; TE stamp set A Winter View

I used the scrollwork snowflake die again on this card, hanging the ornament from it.  I added lots of medium and small snowflakes and a pretty gold embossed sentiment.

OrnamentOrnament – Memory Box dies Snowflake Scrollwork Sleeve, Hooks and Caps and Brittaney Ornament; Penny Black die Blizzard; Taylored Expressions die Snowflake Confetti; Memory Box sentiment stamp; design inspired by Pam Sparks

While neither blue nor gold, I had to include this colorful card.  The green cardstock was embossed with a new embossing folder from Taylored Expressions (Twinkling Holidays) then cut on the diagonal to form a tree.  A strip of colorful paper across the bottom defined the color palette for the presents.  A happy sentiment and a few sequins finished off this cute card.

TE-Tree-PresentsTree with Presents – Taylored Expressions die All Wrapped Up; TE embossing folder Twinkling Holiday; design inspired by Kim Singdahlsen

I hope these samples inspire you to start creating your own Christmas cards.  Thanks to Pam Sparks for her inspiration.  Please stop in soon to see these and many other samples in person.

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Holiday Florals

Hello friends and thanks for reading my blog.  Today it's all about the new Holiday Florals stamp and die sets from Taylored Expressions.  This set has a wide variety of floral images and dies to match.  What I found fun and useful was to first stamp 6 or 7 of each image then die cut them.  Once I had a pile of floral images I could start laying out each card and arranging the florals on each layout.

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HolidayfloralsFor the background on this and several other cards I used the new TE Woodgrain Background stamp.  I stamped it for this card in a light beige ink and after the card was finished I realized the background kind of disappeared into the kraft cardstock.  For subsequent cards I used a darker ink and liked the results much better.

The bottom of the card is decorative paper and the florals are arranged atop a Stitched Bracket die cut from white.

JoyJoy – Taylored Expressions stamp set and coordinating die set Holiday Florals; TE die Stitched Bracket Stacklets and Stitched Tag Stacklets; design inspired by Kerri Michaud

I love this card.  The new Little Bits Nativity die is just the right size to top the sentiment inside the golden oval.  And the holly leaves and berries add just the right amount of color to the neutral card.

True-MeaningTrue Meaning – Taylored Expressions stamp set and coordinating die set Holiday Florals; TE die Little Bits Nativity; Memory Box die Stitched Ovals; TE stamps Woodgrain Background and Rejoice; design inspired by Taylor Van Bruggen

From a very neutral card to one that's bright and lively!  The TE Little Bits Jingle Bells are the perfect touch to the ribbon.

Peace-and-JoyPeace and Joy – Taylored Expressions stamp set and coordinating die set Holiday Florals; Memory Box die Stitched Squares; TE die Little Bits Jingle Bells; design inspired by Joan Ervin

Another Woodgrain background with lots of colorful florals.

Merry-ChristmasMerry Christmas – Taylored Expressions stamp set and coordinating die set Holiday Florals; Memory Box die Stitched Ovals; design inspired by Melody Rupple

Here the florals add color to the very popular Penny Black Whirled Wreath die cut from kraft and brown.

BelieveBelieve – Taylored Expressions stamp set and coordinating die set Holiday Florals; Penny Black die Whirled Wreath; Penny Black clear stamp set Believe

Love, love, love the new TE embossing folder Peaceful Poinsettias.  For this card I die cut an oval from gold cardstock then embossed it.  I added the florals and a pretty sentiment from the same set.

Gold-PoinsettiaGold Poinsettia – Taylored Expressions stamp set and coordinating die set Holiday Florals; Memory Box die Stitched Ovals; TE embossing folder Peaceful Poinsettia; design inspired by Jean Manis

Embossing folders are very versatile!  I inked the inside of the folder for the next two cards.  For this card I inked the side with raised lines and for the next card I inked the side with indented lines.  Be sure to clean your folder well after using dye inks -- and be prepared to have red hands for a while!

Red-PoinsettiaRed Poinsettia – Taylored Expressions stamp set and coordinating die set Holiday Florals; TE die Stitched Bracket Stacklets; TE embossing folder Peaceful Poinsettia; design inspired by Jean Manis

Red-Background-PoinsettiaRed Background Poinsettia – Taylored Expressions stamp set and coordinating die set Holiday Florals; Memory Box die Stitched Ovals; TE embossing folder Peaceful Poinsettia; design inspired by Charmaine Ikach

Beautiful florals for Christmas and winter. Enjoy!


By The Fireside

Hello Friends and fellow papercrafters.  Today I want to share with you some fun cards featuring new dies by Taylored Expressions.  Let me show you the dies first:

Bythefireside-dieBy the Fireside

Bythefireside-holidaysBy the Fireside Holidays

Bythefireside-santaBy the Fireside Santa

Taylored Expressions is known for their Build-A-Scene dies and these follow that tradition.  Each die creates a scene and they all work together beautifully.

Now for some sample cards using these dies:

For the Santa card I used elements from all three sets plus the wonderful Woodgrain Background stamp and Brick embossing folder.

Santa

Santa – Taylored Expressions dies By the Fireside, By the Fireside Holidays, By the Fireside Santa, Little Bits Santa Hat; TE stamp Woodgrain Background; TE embossing folder Brick; design inspired by Jen Shults

These dies are perfect for making scenes for any occasion.  Here I embellished the fireplace with Halloween dies for a spooky Halloween scene.

HalloweenHalloween – Taylored Expressions dies By the Fireside, Little Bits dies Cauldron, Broom, Spider and Web, Potion Bottles and Witch’s Hat; TE Stamp set with coordinating dies Peek-A-Boo Pumpkins; Memory Box die Stitched Circles; TE embossing folders Bead Board and Brick; design inspired by Melody Rupple

Taylored Expressions line of Door to Door dies work wonderfully with the fireside dies.  Here I used the Door to Door decor die set to dress the fireplace for fall.  Sorry about the reflection (yes I turned off the lights and the flash!) -- it's hard to photograph mirror paper.

Fall-FireplaceFall – Taylored Expressions dies By the Fireside, Frame in Frame 1, Little Bits Leaves and Door to Door Décor; TE embossing folders Bead Board, Weathered and Brick; design by Pam Sparks

Here's a traditional Christmas fireplace decorated with stockings, holly and a glittering reindeer in a frame!

ReindeerReindeer – Taylored Expressions dies By the Fireside, By the Fireside Holidays, By the Fireside Santa, Little Bits Reindeer and Frame in Frame; TE embossing folder Brick; design inspired by Keia Shipp-Smith

New Products

Stamp-Positioning-toolStamp Perfect Tool $24.99

In a recent post I announced that Hampton Arts was releasing the new Stamp Perfect stamping tool for positioning stamps accurately.  Because this tool is brand new and because Hampton Arts is dealing with the aftereffects of Hurricane Matthew, I do not have a video showing this tool at work.  So I am linking here to a Misti video that will introduce you to how this tool works and its many benefits.  Please know that Misti is the original tool in this category and has a patent pending on its tool. 

Stamping is now easier than ever with the Stamp Perfect stamp positioning tool! It allows you to precisely position your image and create perfect impressions every time you stamp. No more wasting time or money throwing away failed attempts. Simply re-stamp images that didn't transfer perfectly. Quickly and easily create identical cards and projects. Use with cling mounted rubber stamps or with clear stamps with the foam mat provided.

Quick Overview

• Stamp Perfect measures 7" x 9"
• Hinged design with grid and ruler guides
• Features magnetic backing allows you to align, center, layer and more.
• An inexpensive solution to your everyday stamping problems!

The Stamp Perfect tool will be released in late November (just in time for mass producing Christmas cards!) and I am selling it now for an introductory price of just $24.99 -- half the price of the Misti tool.  I have ordered quite a few, however, these will sell out and I will not be able to get more this year.  So I urge you to reserve yours today at this introductory price.  Just send me a email and tell me how many you need and I will hold them for you. 

We R Memory Keepers Frame Punch Board

WRM-Frame-Punch-Board

WRM has a new release in their long line of very popular punch boards.  This new board make frames so rather than having to have dies of every size, you can customize frames to practically any size!  With the Frame Punch Board you can make customized frames in multiple sizes. Quickly create 2 to 12 inch frames with this cut and punch system.  This tool works with any scrapbook paper, cardstock and more. Make frames in various styles, including Insta- and Polaroid-style frames.

The board lets you choose the width of the frame's borders from ¼" to 1" in ¼" increments.  Here's a link to a video showing you how it works.  We have this new punch board in stock at $29.99.

 

Please stop in soon and see all the new items in stock!  And if you are looking for anything please give me a call at 915-833-9500!  Thanks!