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Sunday, September 29, 2013



I’ve had a lot of fun playing with the stamp set from September’s Paper Pumpkin kit. I love the size of the Wahoo! stamp. It’s such a happy, energetic word that it needed to be big to truly convey a sense of excitement. (I picture Walter Matthau bellowing out a big “wahooooooo!” riding on the back of a motorcycle when he played Albert Einstein in the movie “I.Q.” . . . and it makes me smile.)
I wanted to share a few fun projects I’ve made with the stamp set. The first is a card I’d give to someone to congratulate them for a new job, a new house, for accomplishing a goal, or maybe just for surviving another year!
I used the leftover stencil from the April Paper Pumpkin kit to cut out the word bubble from the Etcetera Designer Series Paper. Simply Stars is a perfect companion stamp set. The bright, cheery stars help the excitement jump off the front of this card.
Continuing with the theme of giving something to a loved one to help him or her celebrate, I also decorated this gift bag.
I used the leftover circle from the rocket image from the Blast Off Stamp Set for the polka dot to emboss the glittery dots onto a piece of Coaster Board that I had cut into a banner shape. Then I spritzed on some Gumball Green and Bermuda Bay ink to give it a fun, ombre look.
My favorite project is next. I was in my kitchen the other night and I had a thought strike. What if I made a card on a plain white base that had a big surprise inside? Well, here it is.
I’m a fan of clean and simple cards, especially if they’re sparkly! I mixed some Gold Stampin’ Glitter with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder for my sparkly Wahoo! Are you ready for the surprise inside?
PINK and sparkly gold confetti!! It makes me so happy that I hate to admit how many times I’ve opened and closed the card and sat and smiled to myself. It’s like a surprise party. I just love it.
I used a Brayer to roll the Strawberry Slush color onto the inside of the card. After letting it thoroughly dry, I used the eraser from a pencil to dot on the confetti with VersaMark, then used the same gold glitter/embossing powder mix. I finished it with the “You Did It!” sentiment in White Stampin’ Emboss Powder so it really popped. I could definitely see giving this card to someone as another congratulations, but I don’t know if I’ll be able to part with it. Maybe I’ll just have to make another that I can keep at my desk and flip open and closed if I ever have a bad day.
If you haven’t seen “I.Q.”, you should check it out. It’s such an adorable movie, and I love the bit of inspiration I feel when I hear Einstein ask, “When’s the last time you said ‘Wahoo’?” When is the last time you said it?

Melody H.
Concept Artist

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Friday, September 27, 2013

Bite Me Photopolymer Stamp Set

Bite Me Photopolymer Stamp Set

I wanted a stamp set that would allow me to create both cute and creepy looks for Halloween—so I designed one! Surprisingly, my fear of spiders became my inspiration.
Let me introduce you to my stamp set “Bite Me.”
During Halloween season, I love to make Halloween treats for my kids and their friends or classmates. So it has to be simple and easy because I have to make at least 25 of them at a time—and who has time for that? So I designed a set that will allow you to create a treat tag quickly AND allow you to make multiples in no time! They are screaming at you to have a “bite”!

I don’t believe every treat has to be cute. Sometimes a little scary is okay for Halloween . . . so for fun I added stamp images to my photopolymer set that look like blood spatters. Here’s a little treat tag using the spatter pattern. I love it!

I also made some cards with my lovely (not!) spiders and web. They are perfect for greeting cards or invitations for a “wicked” Halloween party!

And let’s not forget about bling. Do you like to play with embossing powder? Then here is another project idea.

I hope you enjoy this set as much as I do! Have fun with it—and go make some yummy treats! J
Jaimi R.
Catalog Designer

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Thanks for Playing!

Congrats to September Winner:

September Prize:  Envelope Punch Board

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

2 New Photopolymer stamp sets ...

  • Greetings  From  - 134621

  • Map  it  Out  - 134620

  • Another  Thank You  - 133454


Sunday, September 22, 2013

September 2013
My Paper Pumpkin
Look what I got in the mail:
My latest version of
My Paper Pumpkin!
I just love getting a little surprise
in my mailbox every month.
A 30 minute Creative Escape
Here is what you can make:
4 cards with 4 envelopes and all
the embellishments to go along
with the cards!
Want to know how you too can kick
back and find your Creative Escape?
Just pick me as your demonstrator
Gina Wrona

Saturday, September 21, 2013

New Thinlits Card Dies

They've been called flip cards, flip flop cards, swing cards, and more-but they have always been a bit tricky to create. Not anymore! Our amazing new Thinlits Card Dies cut and score to create a card that flips in just one step.
133479Label Card Thinlits Die$32.95
133480Circle Card Thinlits Die$32.95

There are some products you just have to see in action before you realize how much you need them, right? This is one of them! Plan to feature these dies in your events and share the video. When your customers see what they can do, they will place their orders.
These new card dies come with extra die pieces that have versatile designs, so you can use them on other projects, not just flip cards. (The Circle Card Thinlits Die comes with 10 total pieces; the Label Card Thinlits Die comes with nine total pieces.)
With the number of dies you're getting, plus the die that creates the card itself, the price is a great value-especially to create an interactive card!
  • Mass production of these impressive "flip" cards. They would make great announcements, invitations, or Christmas cards. 
  • These Thinlits Card Dies will be available at least through the 2013-2014 catalog year, so you can feel confident investing in them.
  • The main shape in the cards (circle and label) can work with a lot of our stamp images so you can create tons of different kinds of cards using many different stamp sets. Here are just a few suggestions to get you started:
Label Card Thinlits Die (item 133479):
  • Happy Day Stamp Set (item 130294 W item 130297 C)
Circle Card Thinlits Die (item 133480):
  • Worth the Wait Stamp (item 131094 W)
  • Five-Way Flower Stamp (item 131088 W)
Both card dies pair well with:
  • Oh, Hello Stamp Set (item 131931 W item 130733 C)
  • Yippee-Skippee! Stamp Set (item 131341 W item 131344 C)
  • Really Good Greetings Stamp Set (item 130330 W item 130333 C)
  • Regarding Dahlias Stamp Set (item 130324 W item 130327 C)
  • These dies also work well with our new magnetic platform (item 130658) so you can place the dies exactly where you want them!

Friday, September 20, 2013

Clear-Mount Rubber Stamps

Our clear-mount rubber stamps are the result of extensive research with the intent to maintain the very best image quality in the stamping industry, while at the same time offering the ease-of-use and storability inherent in repositionable clear-mount rubber stamps.

Clear-Mount Rubber Stamp Features
  • Nine different sizes of clear blocks available individually or as a discounted bundle.
  • Blocks have ergonomic grooves on all four sides for easy grip and traditional wood-mount feel.
  • Stamps and blocks are durable and easy to clean with your clear block cleaning cloth.
  • Optional image labels on stamp backs let you decide if you want to see the image through the block or not.
  • Tight die-cutting for easy image positioning.
  • Large clear blocks can be used to create collages or spell words with alphabet sets.
  • Stamps store easily in standard, DVD-type cases with artwork on front and spine, making organization easy.
Item Description Price 
Block A (1-3/16" x 1-1/4")  
Block B (1-5/8" x 1-15/16")  
Block C (2" x 2-1/4")  
Block D (2-7/8" x 2-11/16")  
Block E (3-7/16" x 4-7/16")  
Block F (4-7/8" x 6")  
Block G (3/4" x 2-1/2")  
Block H (1-5/8" x 4-7/16")  
Block I (2-1/4" x 5-7/8")  
Block Bundle (Blocks A-I)  
Clear Block Starter Bundle (Blocks C, D, H)

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Photopolymer Stamps

We've searched long and hard for just the right material to be able to introduce completely clear stamping. And we've found it. We're excited to announce that we now have wood-mount, clear-mount AND photopolymer stamps! The new photopolymer will be an addition to our stamp line and will appeal to all types of stampers. Our top-quality photopolymer has just enough give to create a perfectly stamped image every time and with the introduction of our firm-foam pads, let's just say they're meant for each other! Photopolymer stamps will also be unique, fun designs that will inspire you and provide more versatile options you may not see in our traditional wood- and clear-mount stamp options. 
What makes them so great?
  • They're entirely transparent for perfect placement every time! 
  • They are durable. The photopolymer material is designed to last. 
  • Can you say sticky? (Don't worry; in a good way.) These stamps stick amazingly well to our clear blocks.
  • They're age tested. They won't yellow or cloud up over time. 
  • We could go on, but we'll let you try them for yourself.
They are clearly a great choice.

Seeing the Possibilities Online Class
Our online class-Seeing the Possibilities (item 134532)-provides all the basics you need to make the most of our newest photopolymer stamp offerings: Show & Tell 1 and 2 Stamp Sets. Take this class to discover how quickly and easily you can line up the stamped images for precision placement, achieve just the right ink coverage, combine images together exactly where you want them.well you get the idea. The possibilities are endless!
The Fine Print
  • Photopolymer stamps will be offered on a trial basis. Based on popularity, we hope to release more photopolymer stamp sets over the coming months. At this time we don't plan on offering a line of photopolymer sets as expansive as our wood-mount and clear-mount lines.
  • Available on all order types beginning March 1, 2013. 
  • Not available in wood-mount or clear-mount.  
  • All photopolymer will be packaged in cello bag w/insert, but don't forget you can store them in our clear cases.
  • Take a look at some important questions and answers.

Tue, 17 Sep 2013 11:06:24

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

How would you like to win this from me?

Available beginning September 1, 2013.

Help me celebrate my 5 years as a SU Demo.  Just place a $50 order in my online store by September 25th this month and get your name in my raffle to win this plus hostess benefits when orders reach the required $150 minimum workshop.  Be sure to use Hostess Code:  JAF7QEE6

Envelope Punch Board

Use this creativity-boosting tool to create anything from itty bitty to long and skinny envelopes!

133774 Envelope Punch Board$19.95

Available beginning September 1, 2013.

Just place a $50 order in my online store by September 25th this month and get your name in my raffle to win this plus hostess benefits when orders reach the required $150 minimum workshop.  Be sure to use Hostess Code:  JAF7QEE6

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Butterfly Bundle Special Offer

Dates: August 29-September 30, 2013
Offer: Get 15 percent off when you buy this bundled butterfly stamp set and punch!
Bundle ItemPage in Catalog DescriptionRetail Price15% Savings PriceAmount Saved!
Butterfly Bundle (Clear-Mount)
Papillion Potpourri Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Bitty Butterfly Punch
$30.90 $26.27 $4.63
Butterfly Bundle (Wood-Mount)
Papillion Potpourri Wood-Mount Stamp Set
Bitty Butterfly Punch