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July 2014

Halloween Cards

Hi friends!  Today I am sharing a ton of new samples with Halloween, Christmas and Summer themes.  The new Beach Collection dies from Impression Obsession just arrived and they are soooo cool!  Stop in and see them for yourself!

As you read through the card descriptions today, you will see the word "retired."  Just as my store cannot carry every product neither can manufacturers continue to carry all the products they have every released.  Often times I don't know a product has been retired until I order it again.  SO if you have your eye on a certain die, my advice is to buy it sooner versus later becaue once it's gone, it's gone!

Classes ... Classes ... Classes

Fremont-Pine-TrudeauSaturday, August 2 at 10am and 2pm – Christmas in July Card class – be sure to call and register ahead of time (915-833-9500) and bring your class kit.  See Christmas samples below and previous post.

Fremont-Pine-Star – Poppystamps dies Fremont Pine background and outline; Memory Box die Trudeau Border; Savvy Stamps sentiment; Doddlebug stars

 

Candy-MonsterSaturday, August 9 at 10am and 2pm and Wed Aug 13 at 1pm – Halloween Card classes – be sure to call and register ahead of time (915-833-9500) and bring your class kit.  See Halloween samples below.

Candy Monster – Taylored Expressions Candy Monster stamp set with matching dies; Doodlebug enamel dots; designer: Jen Shults

Halloween Cards made with Taylored Expressions Totally Tags Halloween stamp set and coordinating die set (see below):

Totally-tags-halloween-set Gothic-window-accessories

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SkeletonSkeleton – Taylored Expressions die Gothic Window Accessories (raven); Deadbeat Designs Skeleton; Memory Box die Spiderweb (retired); Spellbinders Labels 4

 

GhostGhost – Spellbinders dies Big Scallop Circles and regular circles

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trick-or-Treat-cardTrick or Treat Card – Spellbinders dies Big Scallop Circles and regular circles

OwlOwl – Taylored Expressions die Banner Stacklets 2; Amuse “Spooky” stamp; Moon brad from my stash

Candy-Bag

Candy Bag – Memory Box dies Spiderweb and Dangling Spider (retired); Spellbinders die Blossom 1; designer: Jodi Collins

 

 

 

 

 

Graveyard-EaselGraveyard Easel Card – Taylored Expressions dies Cloud Border and Spiderbew Border; Memory Box dies Ghost Trio (retired) and Scary Spirders; Savvy Stamp die Fence; My Favorite Things die Grass Border; Spellbinders die Circles; and Impression Obsession Halloween Hill (bats); Memory Box sentiment; designer: Regina Mangum

 

Jack-o-Lantern-stitched Pumpkin-stitched

Jack-o-Lantern and Pumpkin Stitched – Memory Box stamp Great Pumpkin and matching die (retired); Memory Box die Perky Pumpkin Face (retired); Paper Smooches die Stitched

Paper Smooches has 2 new die sets that are fantanstic!  Here they are:

Stitched-die Dots-and-dashes-die

 

 

 

 

These dies let you add a stitched line (curved or straight, several stitching lengths); little cross stitches; scribbly stitches; and piercing holes.  There are so many ways to use them: a border, a quilting pattern background, an accent stitched line.  The dies don't cut the paper, they just add the accent line.  Both are in stock now but they will sell out so reserve your now!

More Halloween Cards

Candy-Box-Tombstone“Tombstone” Candy Box – Taylored Expressions dies Gothic Window, Label Stacklets 5 and Gothic Window Accessories (bats and cat); Viva Décor Pearl Pen Orange; googly eyes; designer: Taylor Van Bruggen

 I have a pattern for this (and 2 other) tombstone boxes which you will get a copy of in class.

 

Christmas in July Cards

Pine-Tree-gingerbread Wreath-on-Gingham

Pine-Tree-Gingerbread – Memory Boxdies Pine Border Background nd Gingerbread Batch;; Memory Box sentiment

Sweet Holiday Wishes – Poppystamps die Breezy Wreath (retired); Memory Box dies Gingerbread Batch and Precious Butterflies (bow); sentiment from Savvy Stamps

Wreath-on-Fence Brevilla-Houses

 

Happy Holidays to You – Poppystamps dies Breezy Wreath (retired) and Picket Fence; Woodgrain Embossing Folder from Darice; Memory Box sentiment stamp; Doodlebug enamel dots 

Brevilla Houses – Poppystamps dies Brevilla Houses and Mini Picket Fence (retired); Memory Box sentiment; Stardust Stickles by Ranger; white Liquid Applique (snow)

Winter-Cabin-Santa Holly-Vine-Die-Bkgrd

Winter Cabin – Memory Boxdie Winter Cabin Landscape; Impression Obsession die Santa and Sleigh; Hero Arts Magical Background stamp; Stardust Stickles by Ranger; white Liquid Applique (Santa’s cuffs)

Holly Jolly Christmas – Taylored Expressions dies Holly Background and Very Merry Solid;  Taylored Expressions stamp set Very Bold Christmas; Hero Arts Canvas Stripe background; felt, twine, button, ribbon – Shannon White

Seasons-Greetings-Bkgrd MITI-Christmas

Season’s Greetings – Hero Arts Season’s Greetings background and sentiment stamps; Memory Box dies Pine Border Outline and Background; Doodlebug twine

Love & Joy – All items by Impression Obsession: Christmas Morning and Love & Joy stamps

Miscellaneous Samples

  Fly-a-Kite Eliz-Craft-Oval-Flowers

Elizabeth Craft Oval Accordion Card – Elizabeth Craft die Oval Accordion Card; Penny Black clear stamp set Petal Power

Fly a Kite – Impression Obsession dies Kites and sentiment stamp

I hope you saw something here that will surprise and delight you.  Please stop in  soon and see these samples and lots more in person!  Thanks for stopping by!

 

 


Fun Summer Samples

Here are a few summer-themed samples.

Picnic-BasketPicnic Basket – Memory Box dies Bountiful Basket and Mixed Fruit; Impression Obsession dies tulips and leafs and stems; Taylored Expressions die Wine and Dine; EK Success Specialty paper Natural; ant stamp Savvy Stamps; sentiment stamp from Lockhart Stamps.

This new EK Success Specialty comes in a package of 8 sheets (size: 5" x 7") with three patterns.  It die cuts beautifully and looks just like wicker!  How fun!

Bird-on-BranchBird on a Branch – Impression Obsession dies Bird on a Branch, Borders Duo 1 and Large Fence; Graphic 45 paper pad Botanical Tea

 This card is 5 1/2" square.

 

 

Summer-SunsSummer Suns – Impression Obsession die Sun and Moon

 Quick and easy and you could make it in any color scheme.

 

 

 

IrisIris – Memory Box die Trudeau Border; Penny Black die Iris; Penny Black clear stamp set Kind Words; Viva Décor Pearl pen Yellow

How pretty is this?  The Trudeau Border die is a real standout and the Iris is so realistic.  

 

 

 

Brand New From Impression Obsession

I know we don’t live near the beach, but beach-themed cards are so summery and great for sending to friends with summer birthdays or using on vacation pages.  Impression Obsession has a brand new summer release that’s all about the beach.  I have ordered this collection and it is very limited (both at my store and the manufacturer) so get your pre-orders in quick.  IF I can re-order it will be later in the season so don’t miss your chance to get these very creative and unique dies – at great prices!!!  Just give me a call (915-833-9500) or email me to reserve the dies you want.  Thanks!

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Page-3  This collection should be in the store next week.  Call me (915-833-9500) or email me (hellopolly@aol.com) to ask about prices or reserve your dies.

Enjoy your summer!!!!

 

 

 

Don't forget our Christmas in July Card classes on Wednesday, July 30 at 1pm and Saturday, August 2 at 10am and 2pm.  If you want a different class (including a beginning class) just give me a call to discuss other themes and times.


Christmas In July

Merry Christmas in July!  OK, I heard that collective sigh or groan!  You can’t stop it from coming but you can be prepared so for Christmas in July classes this year I am offering Quick and Easy Christmas Cards.  I made every one of these cards in just a few hours and they are easily duplicated.  No decorative paper – just a few dies and stamps and you’re cards are done!  Join us on these dates to start your Christmas card making early.

Christmas in July Card classes – be sure to call register ahead of time (915-833-9500) and bring your class kit:

Saturday, July 26 at 10am and 2pm

Wednesday, July 30 at 1pm

Saturday, August 2 at 10am and 2pm

Here are the samples we will be making  – we won’t make them all but I will walk you through any we don’t make:

Fremont-Pine-StarFremont-Pine-Star – Poppystamps dies Fremont Pine background, outline and landscape border; Memory Box die Star of Wonder; Spellbinders Petite Ovals lg; Cuttlebug embossing folder Swirls; Memory Box sentiment stamp

 

 

 

Fremont-Pine-TrudeauFremont-Pine-Trudeau – Poppystamps dies Fremont Pine background and outline; Memory Box die Trudeau Border; Savvy Stamps sentiment; Doddlebug enamel stars

 

 

 

 

Fremont-Pine-KnitFremont-Pine-Knit – Poppystamps dies Fremont Pine background and outline; Poppystamps die Diamond Knit; Poppystamps sentiment stamp

 

Fremont-Pine-EvergreenFremont-Pine-Evergreen – Poppystamps dies Fremont Pine background and outline; Poppystamps die Sparkling Tree Lights; Memory Box die Evergreen Landscape; Savvy Stamps sentiment

 

 

 

 

Merry-Christmas-BlueMerry Christmas Blue – Memory Box die Country Landscape; Hero Arts background stamp; sentimentHero Arts Miracle of the Holidays; Copic markers; Hero Arts Unicorn ink and Memento Nautical Blue ink

Holiday-CheerHoliday Cheer – Memory Box die Cottage in the Woods; Hero Arts background stamp; sentimentHero Arts Miracle of the Holidays; Delicate gold ink

 

 

 

 

Cottage-in-Woods-SparkleCottage in Woods Sparkle – Memory Box die Cottage in the Woods; Savvy Stamps background stamp; Memory Box sentiment stamp; Stardust Stickles glitter glue

 

 

 

 

Comfort-and-JoyComfort and Joy – Poppystamps sentiment stamp; Memory Box die Evergreen Landscape; Doodlebug enamel dot

 

Our Christmas sale continues so please come in and shop.  Lots of new items are arriving all the time so stop in and see what's new.  Thanks!!!


A Few Quick Cards

Today I have a few quick samples to share with you.

KleenexKleenex – Paper Smooches clear stamp set First Aid Kit

This stamp set has a coordinating die set and lots of great images so you will be seeing more samples soon.

 

 

 

 

Flatware-1Flatware – Paper Smooches clear stamp set Recipe For Success; Paper Smooches dies Flatware and Stitched Dies

If you haven't bought this Flatware die set -- you gotta get it!  It's so cute and can be used for many kinds of cards.

And the stitching on the sentiment banner is die cut with a fabulous new die set from Paper Smooches.  There are several dies in the set that cut different sizes of stitching lines.  Plus there's another set -- Dots and Dashes -- that cuts stitching lines and dots.  Watch for more samples with these unique dies!

There Hero Arts Tiny Flags stamp is hands down the most popular stamp of the year!  I have posted mnay samples previously with this stamp and ehre are 2 Halloween cards I just made.  Fun!!! 

Halloween-1Halloween 1 and 2 – Hero Arts stamp Tiny Flags; Memento inks Tangleo and Tuxedo Black; Impression Obsession dies Halloween set and Alphabet Typewriter upper case

 

 

 

 

Halloween-2OK.  White cards just don't photograph well (by me!).  To make these cards just ink the stamp in the lighter color ink and stamp then re-ink in a darker color ink and stamp again slightly offset.  Cut your stamped cardstock in half and add a strip of cardstock inked with one of the same colors.  Then die cut the pumpkin shape into the stamped cardstock and again from orange and insert into the die cut space.  Add a greeting and you're done! 

Birthday

I will be teaching a Pop-up Box class on Saturday, July 19 at 10am and 2pm.  Call the store (915-833-9500) or send me an email to register.  We will make 2 boxes in class.

 

Don’t forget our Christmas Sale on dies and stamps:

Spend $25 and get 25% off; spend $50 and get 35% off!

Enjoy your papercrafting and have a good week!

 


Pop-up Boxes

Veggie-openI enjoyed a big treat last Saturday when two customers, Deb and Sherry, came to the store and gave me a class!  We made a Pop-Up Box that is the cutest thing I have seen in a while.  This box is super easy to make and can be adapted to any theme. Plus the best part is that it easily folds down to fit in a regular envelope!  Yeah! Here's a photo of the box folded and partially inserted in an envelope:Veggie-folded 

This box used these supplies: Paper Smooches die Flatware; Paper Smooches clear stamp set Vegtastic; Impression Obsession Tomato 1 and 2 and Carrots stamps; IO die Tall Grass; Pink Ink Artichoke stamp; sentiment stamp from A Stamp in the Hand

I love the vegetable theme so here’s my interpretation:

VegtasticYou Picked Me – Paper Smooches die Flatware; Paper Smooches clear stamp set Vegtastic

 

 

 

 

These boxes are addictive – here are ones with a Birthday and Beach theme:

BirthdayBirthday – Penny Black die Uplifting (balloons); Memory Box die Pennant; Poppystamps dies Happy Birthday Background, Tiffany Cake and Birthday Candles

 

 

BeachBeach – Memory Box dies Swaying Palm, Oceana Border, Sandal Border and Floral Delight; Savvy Stamp die Summer Set; Impression Obsession die Seagulls; Paper Smooches clear stamp set Get Outta Town

 

If you are interested in learning how to make one of these boxes, I will be teaching a Pop-up Box class on Saturday, July 19 at 10am and 2pm.  Call the store (915-833-9500) or send me an email to register.  We will make 2 boxes in class.

Don’t forget our Christmas Sale on dies and stamps:

Spend $25 and get 25% off; spend $50 and get 35% off!

Enjoy your papercrafting and have a good week!


Happy Independence Day

American-Flag-2 Happy Independence Day!  I hope you and yours are having a great long weekend.  As you read this Chloe and I will be driving to Dallas to see my sister, Ann.  Yes it’s a long drive, but we enjoy it.  Ann and I will drive down to Austin for a mini family reunion later in the week and then she will drive back with me and stay for a week or so.  Have a wonderful 4th and come see me after the 14th!

American-Flag-1Happy 4th and God Bless America – Taylored Expressions die American Flag; Paper Smooches die Stars; sentiment stamps from Amuse Art Stamps