Spring Dies, Stamps and Inks -- Oh My!
SUNDAY, APRIL 12, 2015
Hello members and friends. Settle in to read this blog post because I want to share with you the many new exciting products that are either in stock or coming very soon. Before I show you some of the new products, here are a few “housekeeping” items about the website:
What’s New and in Stock?
Penny Black – Most exciting are the new paper pads. They are gorgeous, rich and lush florals and patterns in a paper deck of 48 pages. You will want both!
Penny Black also makes some of the prettiest script dies and we have three new ones!
Hero Arts – Their new Ombre ink pads in 4 colors are here! Each ink pad has a graduation of three colors for a very pretty ombre effect. We also have the clear stamp set Papel Picado Banners with coordinating die set to cut out the banners. Their clear stamp set Everyday Sayings is a really good set with sentiments that can be used for just about every occasion. I use the “Sending Warm Fuzzies” sentiment with mittens in the winter. The Sparkle Gem Flowers are so cute – I've already used them on 2 cards!
What’s New and coming very soon?
Taylored Expressions – Last week I shared with you the Spring and Graduation items from the TE latest release. This week check out the new baby items – so cute! If you’re planning a baby shower or need baby favors, the Baby Treat Toppers are really cute – and they can be used on cards too. TE’s newest embossing folders are always popular. Emboss a sheet of green paper with the new Cable Knit embossing folder and it looks like greenery or flower stems. Also the new Cloud Stacklets are great for making shaker cards! How fun is that? And be sure to read the sentiment sin the My Favorite Mom stamp set – they are really funny!
Memory Box – MB’s Spring 2015 release is all about the stitching: Stitched Scalloped Circles, stitched clouds and 2 sets of stitched borders – stitching is really popular right now. Other new dies include a Row of Poppies, Citrus Wedges and a fun Oceana Corner. MB also released the upper case to their popular Alphabet Soup die set – this is a very small alphabet that works well on cards. New stencils include mini clouds and shimmering stars plus their popular Tessatina die now has a matching stencil. The Spring 2015 release has many other new dies that I am confident will trickle into the store over the next few months. Let me know if there’s anything you can’t live without and I will be happy to order it for you!
Poppystamps – The PS release has Aquarium Fish to go with the Oceana Corner; an Elegant Musical Staff; and Stitched Landscapes. They also released some new clear stamp sets which I think will be very popular. “Into the Words” has very cute sayings!
What’s Else is new??? Paper and Tools!
Real Wood paper sheets in birch and cherry. These are great for making inlaid die cards and can be colored with Copic makers beautifully. These are sold in single sheets.
Cosmo Cricket Watercolor paper pad has images that come to life when you apply watercolor over them. Watch for an upcoming class.
Doodlebug Sunkissed paper collection is bright and colorful and perfect for summer. We have the 12" x 12" and the 6" x 6" paper pad.
Tim Holtz Watercolor paper is perfect for watercoloring with distress inks or markers.
Milwaukee Heat Tool is gets hotter than other heat tools so it embosses faster. It’s the best!
Elizabeth Craft Die Snips will make snipping apart dies a breeze. Unlike regular wire snips that are big and clunky, these have a tapered end so they easily fit into tight places to snip dies apart. Check them out – I reach for mine almost every day!
Score ‘n’ Pierce Tool ranks as one of my top tools. It has 4 retractable tips: 2 that pierce and 2 that score (ball stylus). When you need to poke paper out of a die this tool’s tip will get into the tiny holes.
New Classes too!
Check out the new classes and please scroll all the way through the classes because they are not in date order (we’re working on it!!!). Here’s a snapshot -- please see classes for a look at all the class samples.
Texas Gatefold Book – April 16 and April 28 at 10am
Please see the Classes for a look at all the pages of this unique book.
Twisted Easel Cards – April 18 at 10am
Taylored Expressions dies Sky High Hot Air Balloons, Little Bits Weather Confetti, Rolling Clouds and Labels Stacklets ; TE stamp set Sky High Sentiments; design inspired by Taylor Van Bruggen
Bloomin’ Boots Cards – April 18 at 2pm
Taylored Expressions stamp set Bloomin’ Boots; TE dies Wispy Grass and Rolling Clouds; Poppy die Fancy Clouds; TE paper pad For Peep’s Sake; design inspired by Kim Sindahlsen
Thanks for stopping by today. Please shop at The Stamp Act soon!