Babies are a great way to start human beings! Yes, you've heard that before and may even have a stamp with that sentiment on it. My first two cards feature new dies from Cottage Cutz and while they take some patience, they yield beautiful results. How cute are these little animals! And there's even a little teddy bear on the clothesline! Be sure to click the photos to see more detail. Cottage Cutz Clothesline – Cottage Cutz die Baby Clothesline; Taylored Expressions die Stitched Frames; TE Little Bits die Sun and Clouds; Impression Obsession die Congrats Word Set
The Baby Animal Mobile fits perfectly in the IO Oval Frame die. Cottage Cutz Baby Animal Mobile – Cottage Cutz die Baby Animal Mobile; Taylored Expressions die Treat Toppers (word "Baby"); Impression Obsession die All-in-One Frame Ovals
Elephants are very popular on baby cards. You will see lots of different elephants on my cards starting with the Elephant Parade from Taylored Expressions.
Same elephants cut apart and mounted using the Cottage Cutz mobile die.Elephant Mobile – Taylored Expressions die Elephant Parade; Impression Obsession dies All-in-One Frame Squares and Congrats Word set; Cottage Cutz die Baby Animal Mobile
Another elephant -- this one from IO. I stamped the paper with the mini dot pattern then die cut the elephant. For the background I die cut the Tayored Expressions Shining Stars die from some pastel colored paper and mounted it on a blue card. Elephant Stars – Taylored Expressions die Shining Stars; Impression Obsession dies Patchwork Elephant and Congrats Word set; Impression Obsession stamp set Mini Patterns 2; Memory Box die Stitched Circles
Same elephant and mini dots stamp. Baby Stars – Impression Obsession dies Patchwork Elephant, Congrats Word set and Patchwork Elements; Impression Obsession stamp set Mini Patterns 2; Lil Inkers die Stitched Stars; design inspired by Karen Amidon
Welcome Little One Boy – Taylored Expressions die Welcome Little One; TE stamp set Onesie Twosie with Onesie die; design inspired by Jen Shults
Block Party Baby Feet – Taylored Expressions dies Block Party Baby, Treat Toppers Baby and Stitched Banner Stacklets; design inspired by Kerri Michaud
Block Party Baby Safety Pin – Taylored Expressions dies Block Party Baby, Treat Toppers Baby and Stitched Banner Stacklets; TE embossing folder Cable Knit; TE stamp set Little Bits of Baby; design inspired by Kim Singdahlsen
Nursery – TE dies Build-A-Scene Nursery and Build-A-Scene window; TE stamp set Little Bits of Baby; design inspired by Sankari Wegman
Welcome Teddy Bear – TE dies Little Bits Teddy Bear, Welcome Baby and Build-A-Scene Nursery; Memory Box die Pinpoint Squares; TE stamp set Little Bits of Baby; design inspired by Courtney Kelley
If you need to make a baby card, stop by The Stamp Act for loads of products, inspiration and papers! We would love to see you.
What's New at The Stamp Act
We've been receiving lots of fun new products including ....
Nuvo Crystal Drops --If you love adding enamel drops to your artwork then make your own with Nuvo Crystal Drops. With this easy-to-use product you simply squeeze a drop on your page and let it harden into a faux enamel drop with a smooth domed top. Here's a short video that shows you lots of techniques with these colorful drops. We are also carrying the Morning Dew drops that dry crystal clear. Quick, easy and colorful! Nuvo Crystal Drops are $3.39 each.
Jewel Picker -- Pick up sequins, beads, die cuts and more with this double-ended tool. What I especially like about it is that it has a large and small end and each is covered with a cap which helps maintain the stickiness of the tip. Jewel Picker is $5.79.
Distress Oxide Inks -- These are the hottest inks and everyone wants them. This video by Jennifer McGuire's is a very comprehensive introduction to Oxide Inks. We have the original 12 colors in stock and the newest 12 colors on order (they are being released this week). Buy any 12 inks and receive 10% discount. Distress Oxide inks are $6.25 each.
Concord & 9th Turnabout Stamps -- You really have to see these to understand them because they are so unique. Make the coolest multi-colored background papers in minutes with these stamps as you turn them and stamp them in different colored inks. The Distress Oxides would be perfect! Watch these videos to understand how easy they are: Jennifer McGuire, Concord & 9th, and Justine Hovey. Turnabout stamps are $20.99 each.
Tim Holtz Stamping Platform -- The brand new Tim Holtz Stamping Platform will be released this week so reserve yours now! It retails for $39.99 and we should have it in stock in about 10 days. We still have two Stamp Perfects in stock; after they are sold that's it. And remember, the Stamp Perfect is $24.99 (small) and $29.99 (large). Honestly, this is a tool you should not be without! Stop in for a demo anytime.
Amodex Ink & Stain Remover -- You gotta have this! I have used it to remove Copic marker, ink stains and ketchup stains and it works easily and completely. The stain is gone -- not lightened where you can still see a little of it -- gone, disappeared, removed! Amodex is $8.49 a bottle or $1.49 for a small trial size.
Stamps and Dies -- We have lots of new stamps and dies from Stampendous (more Laurel Burch!), Impression Obsession, Taylored Expressions, Newton's Nook, Waffle Flower, Concord & 9th, Memory Box and Poppystamps, and many more. Some of my favorite new ones are from Art Impressions. Here's a sneak peek!
This is an oldie but a goodie and makes a great girlfirend card -- especially with the sentiment below.
A Few Samples ...