Masculine Card Class
SUNDAY, MAY 31, 2015
Whether it’s a birthday, Father’s Day or any other occasion, sometimes it’s hard to pull a masculine card “out of the hat!” In this class I will show you some really cool cards created with innovative cutting and folding techniques, clever die cuts and fun papers. Visit our class page for more information and sign up today.
The shirt card is really fun and not hard at all – just a little folding of a 12" x 12" piece of decorative paper! And it opens to reveal your greeting.
Classic Car – Cottage Cutz die Vintage Car; Taylored Expressions die On the Road; TE embossing Folder Zig Zag; Art Gone Wild sentiment stamp. This card is made with a really fun cutting and folding technique!
Gears Birthday – Memory Box dies Gearworks Border and Mini Gears; Impression Obsession die Greetings set; cork paper
Make It and Take It – June 2 through June 30
Stop in The Stamp Act during June and make this lovely card for free. All the stamps are from Impression Obsession and it’s really quick and easy.
Upcoming Classes at The Stamp Act
TUESDAY, MAY 19, 2015
Hello Members and Friends.
Today I want to share with you samples from classes coming up this weekend. Our morning class, Wood Paper Cards, will be all about working with real wood paper. We will die cut, color, inlay and otherwise use this "paper" to make attractive cards that have that special something! Great for masculine cards! The wood paper comes in cherry (photo on left) and the lighter birch (photo above right) and it's easy to cut and color. Please see all the samples here then give me a call to join us for this fun class.
Saturday afternoon's class, Faux Metal Backgrounds, I would characterize as "mixed media light!" We will use commonly available supplies (one from the kitchen!) to create backgrounds with the look of vintage metal ceiling tiles. I will teach you 2 techniques that produce different yet equally attractive results.
Please join us!
What's New at The Stamp Act
There's always something new at The Stamp Act and this week it's dies! The very, very popular Rose Card and Handwritten Sentiments dies from Little B are back in stock. The rose card die set cuts the rose and 2 sizes of mats (or frames) for the rose image. Die cut the front of a card (pink sample on left) or cut and mount to the front of a card (red sample on the right). Either way it's gorgeous!
See all the new dies on the A What's New page including a new "With Sympathy" die; A Classic Car die perfect for Father's Day; new dies from Penny Black -- love the new cute kitties!; and many dies for Father's Day, Summer and Patriotic from Taylored Expressions. Plus many of the new dies from Memory Box and Poppy Dies (see page 2 of What's New) are now in stock. Reserve any product you want simply by sending me an email or calling me at 1-915-833-9500.
We also have these 2 new stamp sets in stock from Poppy. The set on the left is "Into the Words" and it includes a variety of whimsical sentiments that will be the perfect captions for many of your stamped and die cut images. We have these dies that will work with the captions: fawn, squirrels, candles, deer, rabbits, sailboats, flowers, and clocks.
The set on the right is called "Hope and Thanks" and it includes a number of meaningful sentiments that conclude the "Hoping" or "Thank You" thought. Use them separately as "outie and innie" sentiments or use them together on the inside or outside of a card.
We Love Our Customers -- in El Paso and Beyond!
While our website does not have a traditional shopping cart, we love orders from everywhere! This week I am shipping graduation dies to a teacher in Washington state and a papercrafter in Wisconsin, and Distress ink pads, dies and stamps to 3 customers in Florida. I recently sent an embossing folder to a customer in Maine. No order is too small or too large. So please contact me if you need papercrafting supplies because I am always ready to ship what's in stock or order what's not. And if you're a local customers, be sure to stop in soon and see what's new in person! Thanks to all customers!
Penny Black Pretty Petals Cards
SATURDAY, MAY 16, 2015
Sending a card to a friend can be such a special treat for them, and floral images are always a perfect way to convey greetings. Penny Black’s new clear stamp set called Pretty Petals is full of floral images that are easy to stamp and color, making for quick cards. Here are some samples to inspire you.
Lavender – Penny Black clear stamp sets Pretty Petals and Heartfelt; Memory Box die Butterfly Delights; design inspired by Kim Singdahlsen
Red poppies – Penny Black clear stamp set Pretty Petals; Spellbinders die Deckle Rectangle lg; design inspired by Birgit Edblom
Multi-Color – Penny Black clear stamp set Pretty Petals and PB die Doodles; Impression Obsession die Medium Butterflies; design inspired by Kim Singdahlsen
Black and Pink – Penny Black clear stamp set Pretty Petals; Paper Smooches die Borders 1
Blue Flowers – Penny Black clear stamp set Pretty Petals; Paper Smooches die Dots and Dashes; design inspired by Judy Jung
Little Things – Penny Black clear stamp sets Pretty Petals and Heartfelt; Memory Box die Butterfly Delights; design inspired by Kim Singdahlsen
Dream – Penny Black dies Envision and Tweet Things; design inspired by Judy Jung
New Graduation, Summer and Father's Day Dies
WEDNESDAY, MAY 06, 2015
Hello Friends. The Stamp Act is packed with new dies for graduation, summer and Father's Day. Let me share some of the new items with you. Be sure to check the What's New page to see any of these products with their prices.
World Playground – Taylored Expressions cling mount stamp set The World is Waiting; design inspired by Courtney Kelley
World Waiting For You – Taylored Expressions cling mount stamp set The World is Waiting; TE die Tag Stacklets 1; Poppy die Classic Ribbons; Paper from Simple Stories Urban Traveler; design inspired by Kim Singdashlsen
I love puns and this set has some great ones with the dies to match!
Patriotic: Memorial Day and Independence Day
Look at these cute dies! Everything for a BBQ: hamburger, hot dog and condiments and watermelon! Love it!
Other Fun Dies
Come and shop at The Stamp Act for all these fun dies!
Pretty Spring Cards
TUESDAY, MAY 05, 2015
Hello Friends and Members. Mother’s Day is this weekend so I wanted to share some very pretty flowery cards that are perfect for the women in your life. All these cards use dies from the Memory Box Spring Collection.
Fairytale Flower Frame 1 Memory Box dies Fairytale Flower Frame and Forest Hummingbirds; design inspired by Jenny Griffiths
I love this Sunkissed paper from Doodlebug -- its so vibrants and colorful!
Memory Box dies Fairytale Flower Frame, Stitched Rectangles, Forest Hummingbirds and Blooming Happy Birthday; design inspired by Pam Sparks
Garden Bouquet 1 Poppystamps die Garden Bouquet; Tim Holtz watercolor cards; distress inks; Penny Black die For You; design inspired by Kay Miller
This watercolor card is so impressive (more so in rela life!!) and yet so easy. Check out the Classes page for a new class on watercoloring.
Garden Bouquet 2 Poppy dies Garden Bouquet, Frisky Squirrels and Madison Window Sm; Memory Box dies Resting Birds and Leafy Branch; design inspired by Michele Henderson
I love the little squirrel racing along the tree branches! So summery and colorful!
Garden Bouquet 3 Poppy dies Garden Bouquet and Claudette Frame; Memory Box dies Leavenworth and Cascadia Butterfly Trios and Stitched Squares; Viva Décor Pearl Pen Ice White; design inspired by Pam Simpson
The Claudette Frame fits perfectly with teh Stitched Square -- once you do a little cutting and pasting!
Cascadia Butterfly Shaker
Memory Box die Cascadia Butterfly Trio; Penny Black clear stamp set Snippets
Everyone is crazy about shaker cards and our recent class was very popular so we will have a new Shaker Card Class coming up. Check the Class page for more information. For this card I used fun foam and sparkly shaped glitter from martha Stewart.
I will be posting several times this week because there’s lots to share. I hope to see you at the Stamp Act soon!
Fine Tipped Bottles for Glue ... and other news
FRIDAY, MAY 01, 2015
We finally got the fine tipped bottles in stock so I could test them. The FineLine bottle is sold in a set of 2 small plastic bottles ($10.59) while the Precision Tip Applicator Bottle (see photo on the left) is sold singly ($5.49). Each has a fine metal dispensing tip and an empty bottle that can be filled with glue. The Fineline Bottle features a unique metal rod embedded in the cap which fits neatly into the dispensing tip to prevent clogs. The Precision Tip bottle has a plastic cap that fits over the metal dispensing tip.
So which should you buy? Well, right now the FineLine bottle is sold out, but will be reordered. I did not test it because it was in short supply and I didn’t want to take any out of inventory. However, since it has the metal rod that fits into the tip, it’s pretty much sure not to clog. I did test the Precision Tip applicator bottle and was very happy with the results. I recommend this one for these reasons:
These bottles are selling like the proverbial hotcakes so get yours now. Contact me to reserve yours today!
All supplies from Impression Obsession. Go here to see all the graduation dies.
Don’t forget Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 10. We’ve got lots of beautiful dies and stamps perfect for making a card for Mom. Watch for samples in my next blog post coming soon.
Everyone loves these star cards so I thought I would let you know that the Ray of Sunshine and Shining Star dies from Taylored Expressions will be back in stock next week. You can make many cards in a short time by creating a rainbow effect with the Ray of Sunshine die from colorful cardstock then layering the Starry Nights die over the rainbow. Decorate the center of the card for any occasion and your card is complete. Plus each die can be used by itself to make a variety of card designs. Let me know if you want me to hold these dies for you!
Taylored Expressions dies Ray of Sunshine, Shining Star and Graduation Cap; TE cling mount stamp set Shining Star Sentiments; design inspired by Taylor Van Bruggen.
Distress Ink Color of the Month
Twisted Citron is the May color of the month. The ink pads will be available in a few weeks. Order yours today.
File Cabinet FREE
I am giving this file cabinet away . Mine is gray and in great shape. You must pick it up. Please call Polly at 915-833-9500 ASAP.
Dimensions: 15"W x 26.5"D x 29"H
Please shop at The Stamp Act soon!