Upcoming Classes at The Stamp Act
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25, 2015
Hello members and friends. Just like you I love to learn new ways to use the stamps and dies I have in my stash. I am always so excited when I am successful with a new technique for a beautiful new card or papercrafting project. And that’s what our classes are all about … teaching you new ways to use your stamps, dies and other products. In every class I share tips, tricks and pointers that you will find valuable. So today I will share samples from our upcoming classes. You can find out more about our classes on our Class page and see more samples in our Gallery.
If you cannot attend a class on the scheduled date and time, please call or email me to ask about taking it at another time.
Saturday, March 28 at 10am – Tuckaway Cards
Create a card with a hidden panel. But watch out because once you start making these cards you will be addicted! They are fun and easy once you learn a few tips! Check the Gallery for lots of samples.
Pink Heart Card Memory Box dies Grand Heart and Ferrand Heart; Taylored Expressions die Skinny Mini Borders 1; Penny Black clear stamp set From the Heart
Saturday, March 28 at 2pm – Spring Florals
In this class we will explore the possibilities of a new die set from Taylored Expressions plus use embossing folders and other dies to enhance these beautiful cards.
Pink Flower Tree
Taylored Expression embossing folder Leafy Vines; TE stamp set Tag-a-Long Easter; Spellbinders die Classic Circles sm; design inspired by Charmaine Ikach
Saturday, April 4 at 10am – Mini Book of Encouragement
Make a mini book from one sheet of paper and fill it with watercolored images and quotes inspired by the words of Maya Angelou.
Impression Obsession clear stamp set Maya; design inspired by Dina Kowal
Saturday, April 4 at 2pm – Rolled Flowers
Flowers will bloom all over your cards once you learn how to make rolled flowers with some new dies.
Lattice – Impression Obsession dies Fancy Cutout Border, Spiral Flowers small, Grass border medium, Grass border small and Leafy Branch; Memory Box die Butterfly Delights; Penny Black clear stamp set From the Heart; design inspired by Kitty Caracciolo
Enjoy your Spring and please stop by The Stamp Act for lots of new goodies and inspiration!
Celebrate the First Day of Spring with a Sale
THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 2015
First Day of Spring Celebration
The first day of spring is tomorrow and to celebrate we are offering you two incentives to come to The Stamp Act! First, every product in our Easter section is 20% off for the rest of this month. And second, we have a free make it and take it card for you. Stop in soon for best selection!
Impression Obsession stamps Sweet Bunny Jar, Picnic Plaid background and Sweets Treats; design by Impression Obsession
Memory Box Spring Book 2015
Tomorrow is the first day of spring so it’s time to get inspired for Spring projects! Memory Box design team member Pam Sparks has created a delightful collection of projects using their dies and they have created a digital book to share! All dies are listed for each colorful project - enjoy an up close look at all of Pam's imaginative creations! Feel free to share the link to the book with your crafting friends! To see the Spring Look Book, click here Memory Box Spring 2015 Look Book. If you see a die you are “dying” to have, just call (915-833-9500) or email me (email@example.com) and we will hold it for you.
The shaker card shown here is one of the cards designed by Pam Sparks and we will make this card in our Shaker Card class this Saturday morning. Isn’t it fun?
Speaking of spring inspiration, I have added many new samples to our Gallery. Be sure to go to the Awesome New Samples and Easter Categories for new samples, but check around the other categories for fun inspiration too.
What’s New at The Stamp Act?
Did you know that Ranger is adding a new Distress ink color every month this year? Join our “color of the month club” and get 10% off each month’s new ink pad plus a free ink pad after you buy 6. The first three colors announced are Cracked Pistachio, Abandoned Coral and Mermaid Lagoon. See all three colors here.
For Easter we have bunnies, baskets, carrots and flowers in stamps, dies and embellish- ments! We also have beautiful crosses and inspirational sentiments. Plus we have many, many samples using these products and are happy to help you with creative tips. For even more inspiration and knowledge, join us for a class. Not only will you make several fun cards, but you will learn a lot of little tips to make your stamping and papercrafting more enjoyable. And you get a 10% discount when you shop after class!
Massa Leaf Frame – Poppy dies Massa Leaf Frame, Chocolate Bunnies and Hydrangea Blooms small; Taylored Expressions die Hippity Hop; Memory Box stencil Texture Disperse; design inspired by Sherry Hester
Our Embellie Gellie tool is selling very fast. This ingenous tool is a jelly material that you mold into a ball and stick on the end of a wooden skewer. Then just use the skewer to pick up small embellishments from tiny crystals to heavier buttons. I find myself reaching for this little skewer all the time.
Hot New Dies: Taylored Expressions Skinny Mini Borders
Taylored Expressions new Skinny Mini Borders 1 and 2 are so cool! I have used them on many cards recently because they seem to fit everywhere I need just a little embell-ishment. Each set comes with 5 different borders that are 4¼” x ¼”. They cut beautifully -- take a look at some of the cards I made using these borders.
Egg Shaker – Taylored Expressions die Egg Stacklets, Easter Confetti and Skinny Borders 2; Savvy Stamps die Bow; TE stamp set Tag-a-Long Easter; design inspired by Shelly Mercado.
For this card I cut the ric rac border from white glitter paper.
Bunny Shaker Poppy die Frilly Bunny; Taylored Expressions dies Pocket and Pages April Script and Skinny Borders 1
Egg with Borders – Taylored Expressions dies Egg Stacklets, Pockets and Pages April Script and Skinny Borders 2; Poppy die Chocolate Bunny and Leafy Sprig Border
Gumballs - Taylored Expressions stamp & die set Goody Goody Gumballs; TE die Skinny Borders 1; design inspired by Cassie Trask
Welcome Baby Taylored Expressions dies Block Party – Love and Skinny Borders 1; Paper Smooches clear stamps set and matching die set A Little Lovin’; Memory Box die Mini Heart Collection
Thanks for reading today’s blog. While you’re on the site, stop by the Gallery for more inspiration and if you see something you want, just give me a call or email to reserve one for you. Or better yet, stop by the store to see samples and products in real life. Happy Spring!
Happy St. Patrick's Day
SUNDAY, MARCH 15, 2015
St. Patrick's Day is a fun holiday with whimsical images that amuse and delight. Here are fun new cards to celebrate this day.
3 Rainbows -- Taylored Expressions die Little Bits Rainbow’s End; TE die Cloud Border; TE stamp set Little Bits of Spring; Spellbinders die Classic Squares; design inspired by Shannon White
Lucky -- Taylored Expressions dies Little Bits Rainbow’s End and Shamrocks; TE stamp set Little Bits of Spring
All images are from Paper Smooches stamp set “Magical Spring” and die “Spring” unless listed here: Spellbinders die “Grand Labels 1”; “Best of Luck” sentiment stamp from Stampendous; “celebrate and hooray” sentiment stamps on beer card from Hero Arts; banner die cuts made with Penny Black “Tagged” die; Memory Box dies “Puffy Clouds” and “Lucky Charms”
Enjoy your day and thanks for stopping by!
Let's Eat Cake!
THURSDAY, MARCH 05, 2015
We all need a stash of great birthday cards so join us on Saturday, March 14 at 2pm to make 4 birthday cards that are quick, easy, cute and colorful! And the best part is that they all are made from one set of clear stamps from Impression Obsession (IO). One card will be a shaker card made with an IO large circle shaker pouch for the easiest of filling and mounting. Bring some markers or colored pencils to class and plan to have a great time!
Stained Glass Window Cross
THURSDAY, MARCH 05, 2015
Easter is approaching rapidly – it’s early this year on April 5th. The new Taylored Expressions dies Stained Glass Window Cross and At The Cross 2 combine to make a stunning card or luminaria. In our March 14 class, you will learn how to make both. Please see the samples here and check the class page for more details.
Stained Glass Cross – Taylored Expressions dies Stained Glass Window Cross and At the Cross 2; Paper Smooches clear stamp set Easter Blessings; design inspired by Shelly Mercado.
The Paper Smooches clear stamp set "Easter Blessings" has been really popular. It has many sentiments that are appropriate all year in beautiful fonts.
Taylored Expressions die At The Cross 2 and Paper Smooches clear stamp set "Easter Blessings." Design inspired by Stephanie Kraft.
This card was created using the inlaid die technique. Design inspired by Kerri Michaud.
I hope to see you soon!