Hello Friends. This Saturday’s class, “Window Scenes,” uses the 2 new Taylored Expressions windows and coordinating cling-mounted stamp sets. The Arched Window has a handsome arched top while the Picture Window has a rounded top with lights. The two stamp sets let you choose from 6 scenes either looking inside or outside the window. Plus each stamp set comes with 6 appropriate sentiments. Here are the dies and stamps:
I know I already shared some of my samples with you but I thought I would publish those again and add the scenes looking inside the window. Also, notice on the “looking inside samples” I used the new window accessories die set which includes the curtain, window box and shutter. There is also a flower and greenery die set to use to fill the window box. Here are the samples:
For the class Saturday, we will make three cards, 2 from those above and one card using the Memory Box small window. Many of you have asked me whether the stamps )above) will fir the Memory Box window and the answer is yes, but …. Because the scene stamps have a border all around the stamp and because the MB window has a little larger opening (versus the TE windows), that border will show. Now if you use the TE curtains you may be able to hide the border. I have not tried it but will let you know when I do.
Saturday, May 18 our class will focus on sunshine! Memory Box has two new dies called Circle Burst large and small and they are perfect for making cards reminiscent of suns and sunshine. We will use glitter and sentiments stamps, other dies and colorful papers to further enhance these cards. Samples later this week!
Saturday, June 1 our class will be all about roses! We will use Penny Black’s new stamp “A Bed of Roses” to make three different cards. Techniques will include coloring and blending with Copic Markers; fun mounting ideas; and other coloring media.
Call me (915-833-9500) to sign up for a class. We would love to see you!What’s New at The Stamp Act
Lots and lots!
New stamps from Penny Black including beautiful flowers; a whimsical spring set with umbrellas and galoshes; and a really cool set called Embellishments.
New dies and stamps from Savvy Stamps – wait until you see the beautiful poppy (flower head) die. Other cool dies include a typewriter, a bike with banner, and birdhouse.
We got dozens and dozens of new Memory Box dies last week and I just placed a second huge order!
Memorial Day Celebration
Saturday, May 25 we will celebrate the beginning of summer with a day filled with fun and surprises. Here are the highlights:
- “Draw for your Discount!” Shop the store then draw your own discount ranging from 15% to 35%! And it covers everything in the store except merchandise already marked down.
- Every shopper will receive a free gift with $10 purchase.
- Every sheet of 12” x 12” paper will be discounted 50%.
- A huge number of stamps will be discounted 75%.
- We will have grab bags for sale for $5 and $10 and the value on these bags will be a lot more than that! More specifics when I make the bags!
- And you will be able to choose from 2 free make and takes! Pictures coming soon!
WOW! That sounds like fun to me so I really hope you will join us Saturday, May 25 from 10am to 5pm for all the fun, discounts and freebies!
How to Align Dies with Matching Stamps
Many of you have asked about how to align matching dies and stamps from Memory Box and Impression Obsession (IO) for instance. If the die has registration circles built into the die (like Memory Box) you can watch this video to see how to align the die with the stamped image. In the video Patter stamps the image on acetate then die cuts it to make a template.I prefer to just die cut a scrap of cardstock (no stamping) for the template then follow the rest of her instructions for using the registration holes.
Some dies from IO don’t have the registration marks so watch this video to see how to align those. It’s really easy and you will be able to get perfectly cut out images using these instructions. Any other questions please come in and I will be happy to give you personal instruction. Thanks!
Hope to see you soon. My knees are improving every day and I am walking my mile in 27 minutes now! Yeah!