Happy Holidays friends! Oooooh! It is very cold this morning so I am shivering while I write this! I have a lot of fun samples to share with you today – more Christmas inspiration! But first I have a few newsy items to tell you:
The We R Memory Keepers Box and Bag punch boards will be here on Thursday! And you can have one or both a very special savings. Buy one at a 10% discount of $19.99 then buy a second one a Buy More and Save price of $17.99! Call me (915-833-9500) to reserve yours and lock in the special price which is good through December 21. To learn more about these punch boards, check out these videos: Bag and Box.
New Memory Box and Poppystamps Collections – Coming Jan 2 will be new collections from MB and PS! Log on to their websites here and here (on or after Jan 2) to see these fabulous new stamps and dies for spring. I will be ordering so be sure to let me know what you can’t live without! Dave has hinted that there may be some new types of items so I am super excited to see what he’s going to offer!
Lots in Stock -- If you love Christmas dies you're in luck because we have a store full of Christmas! I just got another order today filling a few gaps so please call (915-833-95400) or email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are looking for something.
Other New Collections – I have already ordered stamps and dies from Impression Obsession, Penny Black and Paper Smooches. The collections focus on Valentines and feature lots of hearts – many with matching stamps – and gorgeous flourishes and delicate hearts vines. One stamp/die set that I love is the IO “conversation hearts” – like the popular heart candy! You stamp all the little hearts and the die fits right over them and cuts them all at once. Easy!
Big End of the Year Sale – Our huge end of the year sale starts next Tuesday, December 17. More details on my next post but there will be huge savings on all stamps and many, many dies. First come, first served so mark your calendars for next week to get the maximum savings!!! The sale will continue into January.
Holiday Hours – The Stamp Act will be closed for the holidays starting Sunday, December 22. We will reopen on Wednesday, Jan 8.
OK. I went a little crazy with the new Lawn Fawn Peace Love Joy clear stamp set. The set is chock full of whimsical little stamps that work together beautifully. And in case you’re like me and only using stamp for sentiments with die cuts playing the leading role – stamping is a lot quicker and easier!!! I really enjoyed making these cards – many of which were inspired by the work of Shari Carrol. I mae 13 cards (!!!) using the stamps, papers and sequins from the Lawn Fawn collection. And be sure to note that these stamps can be sued for non-holiday cards too. Take a look:
My friend and my dog Chloe's groomer Mary Kay wanted to make an advent calendar this year. She bought some cute little galvanized buckets from Oriental Trading and thought she would stamp the numbers on a white tag and attach the tag to the bucket. Well 2 things went wrong: number 1, Mary Kay is a wonderful and patient groomer, but she’s not crafty. And number 2, she broke her wrist. Not only can she not make her advent calendar, but Chloe is going to be very shaggy for a few weeks! I spent Sunday making the tags for the calendar and I used all kinds of dies including the new Advent Calendar die set from Memory Box. Mary Kay was thrilled with results!
Other Christmas Samples
Hero Arts “Winter Scene” stamp; Impression Obsession “Christmas Cheer” stamp; clear crystals
Memory Box dies: “Advent Calendar” and “Classic Alphabet Upper Case”; Memory Box papers; MBI Enamel Sprinkles; Krylon Silver Leafing pen
Stampendous “Saint Nick” stamp; Copic markers on one card; Prisma Watercolor pencils; Versafine Sepia ink; edges distressed with Distress inks Antique Linen and Brushed Corduroy; Hero Arts “Stunning Snowflakes” stamp
Savvy Stamps “Peppermint Candies” die and stamp
Memory Box: “Snowy Evergreen Frame” stamp; papers; “Resting Birds” die
Have a great week and please stop in soon for lots of great stamps, dies and papers!