Thursday, July 21, 2016

What's New Wednesday

Hello everyone and Happy Wednesday (actually Thursday...we're running behind).  Hope you're having a fantastic week!

Here's what's new:

New Holiday dies have arrived from Memory Box and Poppy Stamps.  You can view them all HERE.

Our MFT Stamp order arrived last week.  You can view all the new goodies HERE. The Beary Special Birthday (shown below) is my favorite from this month's release.  Watch the blog for some cards embellished with these cuties!

Now available online and in our Sequim, WA store.  You'll find it HERE.

Just it time to start on your Holiday cards!  Sparkly, glittery embossing powders!  You'll find them HERE.

If you live locally, and would like to pre-order these through our Sequim, Wa store, simply reply to this email.  Please include your name, phone number (so we can contact you once your order arrives), and the products you would like to pre-order.  We'll add you to our book and contact you once they arrive.  To our online customers, we are sorry, our website is not able to take pre-orders at this time.  We will send out notifications on our social media sites, and include new arrivals in our "What's New Wednesday" emails.  We hope to have something set up in our online store for pre-orders soon.

Enamel Accents

New Archival Inks

New Alcohol Inks

1. Loved this great video I saw on Jennifer McGuires blog for pattern stamping with the MISTI.  You've got to give it a try!!!  View the video HERE.  2.  If you like Altenew and watercolors, you'll want to watch this VIDEO.  The results are stunning!!  3.  This video demonstrates a fun embossing technique, iron off embossing.  It can also be used as a masking technique!!  Watch it HERE and give this fun technique a try.

Of course, we want to make sure you didn't miss the fun projects on our blog last week.  If you did, no worries, you can find them using the links below.

Wildflowers and Grateful for You

Sweet and Cool

 Sweet and Cool

Grateful for You

We're making room for new Holiday products.  Today, through Sunday, save 30% on all Avery Elle stamps and dies.  Use coupon code CLEANUP30 during the online checkout process.  If you're shopping in our Sequim, WA store, please mention this deal when checking out.

Just a quick reminder for our online customers...We offer FREE Shipping for all online orders over $20.  US shipping only.

Monday, July 18, 2016

So Grateful For You

We're sharing a quick and simple card today!

We used the Grateful for You stamp and die set from MFT Stamps, along with their Striped Sentiment Cover-up die to create this card.

The flower and leaf embellishments were cut from Paper Smooches Foliage 1 die and Flowers 2 die.  After cutting them, we added Clear Wink of Stella to the top (as usual, you can't see it in the photo).

We added Stick-it to the back of watercolor paper and cut the word grateful twice. Then, colored one of them with the Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, and stacked them together for some added dimension.  The scallop edge die is from Blueprints #20.

Supplies Used:

Grateful for You stamp and die set from MFT Stamps
Striped Sentiment Cover-up from MFT Stamps
Foliage 1 and Flowers 2 dies from Paper Smooches
Wink of Stella pen from Kuretake/Zig
Stick-it Paper
Clean Color Real Brush markers from Kuretake/Zig
Blueprints #20 from MFT Stamps

Friday, July 15, 2016

Sweet and Cool from Concord and 9th

A quick post today.  We're sharing another, perfect for summer, card using the Sweet and Cool stamp set from Concord and 9th.

We stamped the outline image and the sentiment onto watercolor paper using VersaMark ink.  Then, heat embossed the image with white embossing powder.  The image was colored using Clean Color Real Brush Markers.  The white embossed sentiment will resist the color.

Super easy!!

Links to Supplies:
Sweet and Cool stamp set from Concord and 9th
Blueprints #20 from MFT Stamps
Watercolor Paper from Strathmore
VersaMark Ink from Tsukineko
Clean Color Real Brush Markers from Kuretake

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Sweet and Cool from Concord and 9th

Another card using Concord and 9th stamps...

We used the Sweet and Cool set from Concord and 9th to create this fun, colorful card.  We stamped the outline image on watercolor paper using Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress Ink.  This creates a no-line watercolor image, as the outline disappears when you watercolor the image.  After stamping the images, they were colored using the Clean Color Real Brush Markers.  The stitched rectangle and scallop rectangle were cut from MFT Stamps Blueprints 20.

The Wink of Stella is usually hard to see in photos, but I was able to capture some of the shimmer this time in my photo.  After coloring the images with the Clean Color Real Brush Markers, we added a layer of Wink of Stella on top!

Links to Supplies Used:
Sweet and Cool Stamp set from Concord and 9th
Blueprints #20 die set from MFT Stamps
Watercolor Paper from Strathmore
Antique Linen Distress Ink from Tim Hotlz
Clean Color Real Brush Markers from Kuretake Zig
Wink of Stella from Kuretake Zig

Monday, July 11, 2016

Wildflowers and Grateful for You

Remember all the wonderful stamps we added to our shop from Concord and 9th?  Today we're sharing a card we created using their Wildflower stamp set along with the Grateful stamp and die from MFT Stamps.

We stamped the flowers with VersaMark ink onto watercolor paper and embossed them with white embossing powder.  Then, we used the Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers to add color.  The word grateful was cut from watercolor paper backed with Stick-it (love that stuff!) and also colored with the pens.  It's hard to see in the photo, but we added Wink of Stella in clear to the top of the word grateful.

Links to Supplies Used:
Wildflower stamp set from Concord and 9th
Grateful for You stamp and die set from MFT Stamps
Watercolor Paper from Strathmore
VersaMark Ink from Tsukineko
White Embossing Powder from Ranger Ink
Heat Embossing Tool from Hero Arts
Clean Color Real Brush Markers from Kuretake Zig
Wink of Stella Clear from Kuretake Zig
Stick-it Adhesive Sheets

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

What's New Wednesday

Happy Wednesday!

We're so excited to announce we are now carrying Concord & 9th stamps and dies.  Below is a little peek at some of their fun products.  You can view all the products we are carrying, HERE.

They have some wonderful dies. We're providing two links to videos demonstrating some fun ways to use a few of these dies.  You can find them HERE and HERE.

We're super excited about MFT Stamp's July Release.  Expected delivery date to our shop is Monday afternoon.  So, as long as Fed Ex tracking is accurate, we should have them posted in the shop on Tuesday morning.  Below are a few images from their blog using these awesome new stamps and dies.  Be sure to stop by for a look at ALL the fun products on Tuesday morning.

Here's a video from MFT Stamps using some of their new stamps and dies to create an ADORABLE card.  You can view that video HERE.

I've had many of you inquire about the Flop Card Dies from MFT Stamp's June release.  I thought I'd share a video showing two ways to use these dies.  You can view it  HERE.

You can view all the Flop dies on our website HERE.


Shipping later this month!!!


Looking for some inspiration?  Check out some of the fun finds we found this week using the links below:
1.  Take a peek at our Concord & 9th Pinterest Board for some fun ideas.   2.  I found this VIDEO from Jennifer McGuire full of some awesome tips for multiple stamping and die cutting.  Huge time saver!  3.  Of course we have some great inspiration on our blog HERE, HERE and HERE.  4.  Found this amazing artist painting with Alcohol Inks.  You'll find her video HERE.

Reminder for our online customers:

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Beautiful Day from Altenew

Today we have a quick and easy card using the Beautiful Day stamp set from Altenew.

To create this card, we stamped the lined image in black archival ink onto watercolor paper.  Then used the Distress Inks to stamp the detailed portion of the images.  After stamping, we sprayed the image with water and let dry.  Super easy and fun technique.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Grateful for You and Peony Bouquet

Today we paired the NEW Grateful for You stamp and die set from MFT with the very popular Peony Bouquet from Altenew.  We hope you like the card.

The peony and leaves images were colored with the Clean Color Real Brush Markers from Zig.   Stick-it paper was added to the back of some watercolor paper and the word grateful cut three times from the paper.  We used a grey, Clean Color Real Brush Marker to color the top of one of the words and then blended the color with a Clear Wink of Stella pen.  After it was dry, we removed the backing from the words, exposing the sticky, and stacked them on top of one another.

Here's the finished card.

The scallop piece was cut from vellum using the Blueprints #20 die from MFT Stamps.  The stitched rectangle was from the Blueprints #13.