Hello and thanks for reading my blog today. It’s been a very busy week here at The Stamp Act with lots of new merchandise and lots of new samples to share with you. First the samples! Last week I shared with you many new cards I made with the new clear stamp sets from The Cat’s Pajamas (TCP). Well I couldn’t quit playing with them so here’s a few more. The birthday card is made with a set called “They Say It’s Your Birthday” and just like other TCP stamp sets, this one is packed with coordinated stamps. The paper on this card is from Basic Grey.
My next sample is a get well card that’s perfect for cat lovers! It is created with a set called “You Sick Thing” and if you missed the four other cards I made with this set, scroll down to last week’s post. For this card I used new “get well” papers from Karen Foster. My other get well card uses the same paper, a band aid die from Quickutz, and a sentiment from the TCP set. Cute and easy!
Another fun new stamp company that we are carrying is Our Craft Lounge (OCL). This company has both clear and cling stamp sets and we have a good selection of both. The first samples are made with the Sunshine Cheer set and paper from Imaginise Lucy Bird collection. OCL has a fun product called “Sparkle “Fluff” which is flocking mixed with glitter. You can see this on the cloud and the monkey below. I made a birthday card using one of their dog sets (“Pat the Bad Dog) – here’s the outside and inside of the card.
The "Bookworm" set is perfect for making teacher thank you cards!
Not all Dads are shirt and tie guys so here are some cards for the more rugged guys out there. On all these cards the decorative paper is new from Moxxie, the cowboy hat and boots are Quickutz dies, and the “Happy Birthday Pardner” stamp is from Cat’s Pajamas.
The Happy Trails and God Bless Texas cards use stamps from Deadbeat Designs. And here’s another card I made recently that uses a new Dreamweaver “Longhorn” stencil and their embossing and crackle pastes. The background on this card is stamped with a paisley stamp from Deadbeat Designs. The "Howdy" card uses a Cuttlebug embossing folder (Stars) and stamps from Deadbeat designs. All the hardware on these western cards is from American Tag.
Finally, speaking of thank you cards for teachers, I made this one using a Quickutz die and stamps from Just Rite Stampers. The polka dot background as well as the Chocolate Cookie Recipe are from Hero Arts. How fun this would be with a dozen or so cookies for a hard working teacher!
This Saturday morning I will be teaching how to make Layered Backgrounds. Check out last week’s post for the card samples or for more details on the class go to http://stampactelpaso.com/MAY2010.html and May 1.
In the afternoon on Saturday, I am repeating the Mother’s Day Purse and Vintage Card class. This purse is so cute and it actually opens and is roomy enough to hold a nice gift. The purse and card are both made with paper from My Mind’s Eye and are based on a design by Debbie Olson. Choose different paper and the purse would also make the perfect gift for a graduate or bride. Please join us for this fun class.
On May 8 in the morning we will explore New Techniques with Dreamweaver Stencils. Each of these four cards uses a different technique with stencils, embossing pastes, Metallic F/X mica powders, and the die cut machine. Come learn new ways to use stencils!
And speaking of male cards, Saturday afternoon’s class is all about Masculine Cards. These cards are all collaged using a variety of papers and a lot of Tim Holtz hardware. On the “It’s Never Dangerous” card I used a cool technique on the background which you can see better in person. And by the way, on the inside the card says “It’s Good to be the King” – cute huh??? And perfect for a Father’s Day or birthday card! Please join us to learn and have fun!
New This Week
We have received all 5 new Spring release sets from Just Rite Stampers. They are different from any of their other sets. Take a look:
I hope you will stop in soon.