Deadbeat Designs

Paper Smooches Cat/Dog Die Set

Hello Friends.  I love unique dies and Paper Smooches new Cat/Dog and Bear/Frog die sets not only give you all the dies you need to create a wide variety of creatures, but the price is fantastic!  Look at all the dies you get for $19.99!  And Paper Smooches new clear stamp sets provide the perfect "punny" sentiments that will delight all animal lovers!

The Cat/Dog die set comes with two different head/ear dies (tall ears and short ears) and all the eyes, noses, mouths, whiskers, ears and even "paws" that you need to make a variety of different creatures. 

Cat-Dog-card-diePaper Smooches die set Cat/Dog, $19.99  Critter-Card-PunsPaper Smooches clear stamp set Critter Card Puns, $16.59

These two clear stamp sets have all the sentiments you need to make cards using the Cat/Dog die as well as the Bunny die (check out my post on the Bunny Die here), the Frog/Bear die set and the Dinosaur die.

Huge-Hugs-2Paper Smooches clear stamp set Huge Hugs 2, $16.59

Dino-die Paper Smooches die Dinosaur, $8.29

I don't have any cards with the new Bear/Frog die but it is so cute.  Think panda bear and green frog -- and look at the sentiments on the sets above that will bring these creatures to life! 

Bear-Frog-Card-die Paper Smooches die Bear/Frog Die, $19.99

For my first card I made a white cat holding an envelope (with his "paws) that flips down to open.  This card is 5.25" wide and 4.875 tall (closed).

Cat-with-LetterCat-with-letter-open Cat with Letter – Paper Smooches dies Cat Dog Card die and Hearts; Paper Smooches clear stamp set Critter Card Puns; design inspired by Savannah O’Gwynn

Love this white pooch!
Raise the Woof – Paper Smooches die Cat Dog Card die; Paper Smooches clear stamp set Critter Card Puns; design inspired by Katie Gehring

See how you can completely change Kitty's look by using different dies to create unique features?Cat-with-HeartsCat with Hearts – Paper Smooches dies Cat Dog Card die and Hearts; Paper Smooches clear stamp set Critter Card Puns; design inspired by Teri Anderson

Can't you just hear this kitty purring!
Cat on Check paper – Paper Smooches die Cat Dog Card die; Paper Smooches clear stamp set Critter Card Puns

I found a scrap of Cheetah cardstock and created this wild guy!

CheetahCheetah – Paper Smooches die Cat Dog Card die; Paper Smooches clear stamp set Huge Hugs 2; design inspired by Heidi Randazzo

Turn Kitty on his head for yet another look!

Calico-CatCalico Cat – Paper Smooches die Cat Dog Card die; Paper Smooches clear stamp set Critter Card Puns; design inspired by Katie Gehring

I intended this to be a dog, but some poeple think it's a fox!

DogDog – Paper Smooches die Cat Dog Card die

And don't stop with Cats and Dogs, I made a sheep and a pig!  Love the pig sentiment!

SheepSheep – Paper Smooches die Cat Dog Card die; design inspired by Katie Gehring

Pig-timePig – Paper Smooches die Cat Dog Card die; Paper Smooches clear stamp set Critter Card Puns; design inspired by Katie Gehring

More Puns from Deadbeat Designs

And speaking of "punny" stamps, check out the new stamps from Deadbeat Designs here.  They are hilarious!  I have ordered all the new cow stamps and sentiments plus some new bluebonnet stamps that are perfect for spring in Texas.  Scroll down the Deadbeat blog to see them. 

Whether you are papercrafting cards that are funny or punny, sweet or serious, The Stamp Act is your one stop shop for all things papercrafting.  Please stop in soon and shop!

Valentines Stamped Samples

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Penny Black “Hugs” Valentines Stamps

Mice-hugs-lgToday I have three delightful Valentines to share with you.  They are all created with the new Penny Black “Hugs” clear stamp set which includes hedgehogs, kitties, mice and more!  I will be teaching this class on Sat, January 24 (10 to noon) and I hope you can join us.  The techniques I will teach in this class include coloring with Twinkling H2O’s; die-cutting; using border punches; and making a gatefold card.  I will also show you an easy ribbon trick.  Call me to register and plan to have a great time with these playful critters! 

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PB-Bunny-with-hearts-lg Here’s another card that Felicity made using a Penny Black bunny with his arms full of hearts.  He was colored using Prismacolor pencils.


















Deadbeat Designs

If you’re not familiar with Deadbeat Designs stamps you have missed some great fun!  Mark Jetton, the owner and creator of these stamps, has the most irreverent sense of humor and his stamp designs are fresh and creative.


Mark’s a Texan through and through and he has pretty much cornered the market on Texas stamps.  He’s got everything from the Alamo to bluebonnets (our state flower) to all manner of western attire.  Here are just a few of his many samples.

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Mark’s other passion is chocolate and his chocolate stamps are equally wonderful!  Not only does Mark create unique stamps, but he sends along terrific samples for us to share with you.  Pictured below are many of his “chocolate” samples.

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Recently Mark released a new collection of Valentine stamps and included three creative samples.  Felicity has reproduced them adding her own special touches, and she will teach a class with three of his sample ideas on Sunday, February 1 from 2 to 4pm.  Here are the projects we will make that day.

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Mark just joined the blogoshpere (kicking and screaming I might add) so be sure to check out his blog at  I would subscribe to it just for Mark’s humor!


Sneak Peek

Last Sunday my friend and fellow stamper Nancy needed to make thank you cards.  I needed some too so we decided to make them together, and since it was getting late, we thought a simple design that we could reproduce quickly would be the best bet.  Well, anyone who knows me knows that I don’t do simple very often. 

Nancy chose Scenic Route paper with tree branches on it and that got me to thinking of the Spellbinders Nested Bird die that had been calling my name for some time.  I grabbed one from the showroom and off we went die-cutting birds for our cards.  Here are the samples we made – doesn’t that bird just make the card? 

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Just-a-note-lg Monday when I finished my Black and White Cards, I made this card using the Nested Bird dies (it’s a set of 3 birds).  If you look closely you will notice that the wing of the medium bird is actually the small bird with its beak cut off.  Tooooo cute!  I have lots of other ideas for these birds plus the Nested Butterflies and Nested Flowers (each a set of 3), and I will teach them in a class on Sat, Feb 14.  Several of my ideas are home décor projects so it should be a fun class!  I will post them as soon as I make them!


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