Are you bored with stamping or papercrafting? Are you still doing the same old layout from years ago … still using only one or 2 techniques? Get excited about stamping again by coming to a class and learning all the tips, tricks and techniques that I will share with you. In recent classes, experienced stampers have learned techniques for working with stencils; how to add faux stitching to their cards; and tips for coloring with Copic markers. Plus they had a great time making beautiful cards they could share with others. Our cozy classroom offers you lots of personal attention and hands-on learning! Call me today at 915-833-9500 and register for one of our classes … we would love to have you!
Classes … Classes … Classes … Classes
Sat, Feb 8 at 10am to noon and 2 to 4pm and Wed, Feb 12 at 1pm – My Funny Valentine – Put some humor in your Valentines with funny critters including hedgehogs, mice and a woman after my own heart! Work with dies and stamps to create these funny Valentines perfect for everyone! Please register by calling Polly at 915-833-9500 by 11am on Friday, Feb 7.
Art Impressions “Love & Chocolate”; Spellbinders Heart and Scalloped Heart; Copic markers; Cuttlebug embossing folder
Penny Black clear stamp set “Critters in Love”; Penny Black die “Love Expressions”
Penny Black clear stamp sets “Critters in Love” and “From the Heart”
Sat, Feb 15 at 10am to noon and 2 to 4pm and Wed, Feb 19 at 1pm – Maximize Your Stencils – Buy one stencil and use it 3 different ways to create unique and stunning backgrounds. Please ask for a list of supplies you will need to bring. Samples coming soon!
What’s New at The Stamp Act
The new Memory Box dies and stencils are selling so fast I have already placed an order for more. You’ve seen samples of some of the new items and there’s more to come.
New items from Taylored Expressions will arrive this week including a really cute “Wicker Basket die” that can be decorated and filled with candies for Easter or Birthday. Plus something unique for our New Mexico customers – a Dream Catcher die! Oh, and a darling Paw Print border die!
Also arriving this week is a new order from Paper Smooches which will include new stamps and dies. New items include a Spring die set of a shamrock, jelly bean and Easter egg; word dies; great stamp sets of word and spring images; plus a rainbow die!
Samples to inspire you!
Penny Black clear stamp sets “Heart Swatches” and “From the Heart”; Poppystamps Lorelai Vine solid. All these hearts are in one stamp set! I stamped them with Memento Love Lady, Cantaloupe and Lady Bug then distressed the edges with Memento London Fog. Faux stitching around the edges. Vine was die cut from white cardstock then colored with Memento Bahama Blue and jumbo daubers.
Penny Black die “Expressions of Love”; Spellbinders circle dies. Quick and easy! Die cut circle from pink; die cut "Hugs" from circle and cover the back of circle with "Scor" tape. Die cut "Hugs" from darker cardstock and insert into pink circle for a seamless fit!
Penny Black clear stamp sets “Heart Swatches” and “From the Heart”. This is not paper ... it's a heart stamped one way then the other. With a clear tamp it's easy to line up! Pink and black are so elegant together!
Penny Black clear stamp sets “Heart Swatches” and “From the Heart”; Penny Black die “Expressions of Love”. Another heart from the same set -- this time I stamped it in Versamark and embossed it in clear then colored it with Memento Tangelo ink. Die cut vines were colored with Memento Lady Bug ink and the die cut circle was colored with Memento Tangelo ink.
Poppystamps die “Heart Lattice”; Penny Black clear stamp set “From the Heart”; Spellbinders Circles small. Die cut the opening in the card with the smaller circle; use that circle and the one just larger to die cut 2 frames. Die cut the Heart Lattice and position the frame over it and cut it to fit within the frame. Glue the heart lattice piece and frame on front of card and then glue a frame on the inside of card for a finished look. Emboss sentiment in white and add a heart -- die cut from heart lattice in red. Make your own flat back pearl with the Viva Decor Pearl Pen in ice white.
Memory Box “Rise” stencil; Poppystamps die “Barnyard Rooster”; Memory Box die “Tiny Tulips”; My Favorite Things die “Grass”; Wink of Stella glitter pen; sentiment stamp from Inkadinkado. This tag shows one of the technique I taught in last week's stenciling class -- I call it Layering Stencils.
Poppystamps dies “Heart Lattice” and “Baby Kittens”; Taylored Expressions “Sack It Sentiments” stamp set. My younger brother and his wife are foster parents to many cats so I made this valentine to send to them! I think they will love it!
Poppystamps dies “Heart Lattice” and “Happy Birthday Background”; Die Cuts With a View paper pad “Glitter Bright”. DId you know you can emboss with dies? The background on this card is the Heart Lattice die embossed.
A Tale of 2 Peony Dies
Memory Box has 2 peony dies: "Lovely" (older and larger) and "Delightful." Each has a background or solid die with a matching outline die. This layout could be used with other dies too for a quick, but impressive card.
Memory Box dies "Lovely Peony" Outline and Background and Thanks Script
Memory Box dies “Delightful Peony" Outline and Background; Penny Black die “Love Expressions”
Enjoy your week and please stop in and see the samples for yourself! I promise you will be inspired!