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Highlighting Paper Smooches Stamps and Dies

Christmas in June Sale

This week I have a variety of cards to share with you.  We have just gotten in new stamps and dies from many companies so I had a lot of new goodies to play with.


Came-Saw-FixedFirst, Father’s Day is this weekend and whether you are sending cards to Dad, husband, brother or even guy friends, we’ve got something for everyone.  New from Taylored expressions is the Pegboard die and All the Fixings stamp and die combo set.  I have made 3 different cards: Father’s Day, Birthday and Thank you – to show you this set can be used all year long.  Plus it can easily be used for more feminine cards – more on that later. Some of the greetings in the stamp set are a little distressed (it’s not bad stamping!!!).  Notice how you can personalize a card using alphabet dies!

  Fathers-day Ron-B-Day 








Taylored Expressions die Pegboard; TE stamp and die set All the Fixings; Impression Obsession die Typewriter Alphabet upper case; Krylon Silver Leafing pen; sticky-back canvas; Die Cuts with a View self-adhesive cork; Eyelet Outlet Screw brads


Glitter-BalloonsJune is my month for birthdays – I have about a dozen friends and family celebrating this month.  Here’s a fun card using an idea from Jennifer McGuire.  It’s really pretty simple once you lay it out so it’s a good one for multiples.


Balloons – Penny Black die Uplifting (balloons) and Hooray; Die Cuts with a View glitter paper pad




Bicycle-on-WoodI love this bicycle stamp and coordinating die set from Impression Obsession.I plan to make more cards using it because it lends itself to so many interpretations.


Bicycle on Wood Background – Impression Obsession clear stamp set Riding Pretty with coordinating die set; Hero Arts Woodgrain Background stamp; twine, button, decorative paper and Copic markers


The Poppystamps Bailiwick background die is fabulous.  It’s big so it instantly becomes the focal point on the card and can be used by itself or in combination with other dies like the Impression Obsession Large Fence die.  Adhering it with glue (I use Tombow Multi) is pretty fast and easy; popping it up takes more time bit I love the dimension.


  Bailiwick-BlueBailiwick with Fence – Poppystamps die Bailiwick Background; Memory Box die Butterfly Delights; Impression Obsession Large Fence








Bailiwick-PurpleBailiwick with Purple – Poppystamps die Bailiwick Background; Memory Box die Butterfly Delights; My Favorite Things die Upsy Daisy








Christmas in June Sale … Spend $25/$50 & get 25%/35% off


Madison-Xmas-HouseDo I hear a collective sigh … yes, it’s time to start thinking about the fall holidays ahead.  Memory Box and Poppystamps has a huge collection coming out in 2 weeks and other companies will follow quickly.  To get you started early, I am putting all Christmas dies and stamps on sale for the month of June.  Spend $25 (on Christmas items after the discount) and get 25% off all sale items.  Spend $50 (on Christmas items after the discount) and get 35% off all sale items. 


Christmas in July classes will start Saturday, July 19. 




The store will be closed July 4 through 14 for vacation. 


Classes … Classes … Classes


Thursday, June 12 at 3pm – Southwestern Charms – see samples here.  Call me at 915-833-9500 ASAP if you want to come.






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