Sunday, January 30, 2011

Peek at New Idea Postcards, Little Boy & Girl Stamps & Prize Giveaway!

Here is a peek at the new Promo Display Postcards we are getting printed for stores to display!

We will be including postcards with retail orders as we get more printed. The first in this series will show ideas for our Farm Chicks Stamp set. We will also also have a Tea With Alice Postcard and they are all full color on both sides. Please leave a comment to say what Idea Postcards you would like to see the most, or tell us what you think of our new Little Boy and Little Girl Stamp Sets (scroll down to see)!

I will get random.org to pick a $40.00 gift certificate winner this Wed, Feb 2/11

How about an Idea Postcard created with our Art Blooms Stamp Set (available Feb 2/11), like this beautiful card by DT member Linda Duke?  Of course you can go HERE to Linda's Blog and get the details but we thought it would be great to have actual photos featuring different projects with some tips and ideas for popular stamp sets. 


Look at this pretty card DT member Pam Hooten created with our Art Blooms set. You can see details HERE on Pam's Blog.


Also, check out the 3D detail on this wonderful card DT Alumni Member Marisa Grosson here created with Art Blooms



Do you want to see Postcards featuring our Floral Stamps such as the Sunflower set, like this card that DT member Michele Kovack createdWe won't be able to list every step on the Postcards if we show multiple samples. So, do you want to see multiple ideas with tips or just directions for 1 featured project?


I've wanted Little Boy and Little Girl 'Dick & Jane' style stamp sets for ages and we finally have both in 2 NEW medium size Clear Art Stamp Sets that will be available Feb 4/11.  Lots of stores are ordering these new stamp sets right now during our Online Show Trade Show Special, so please tell your fav retailer they can order them now!

SM36 Little Boy is a 4 by 6” Clear Art Stamp Set with 17 separate stamps. Charming and nostalgic, this set is perfect for creating cards and projects for all the boys in your life. Create scenes with a boy flying kite or an airplane, playing with a ball or pulling a wagon. The little frog and playful pup are perfect additions to any scene. "Every puppy should have a boy" says one of the four sentiments included in the set. There is also grass and flowers you can stamp and a dashy dot lined border you can use to create lined paper. Available Feb 4/11. Click the image to see it larger. (available Feb 4/11)
  



Look HERE at all the cute samples in the Heart Challenge Gallery over at Splitcoast that Marcy is hosting!  Yikes - they still have our old Christmas banner ad.
We have to get that changed!



I will be back tomorrow with a bunch more inspiring samples to share with you, including a cool idea from DT leader Vicki Chrisman and a link to a great resource site! Don't forget to leave a comment on what Idea Postcards you want most, or tell us what you what you think about these 2 new stamp sets!

Wishing you joy & creativity!
Sandy Redburn

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SM37 Little Girls is a 4-inch by 6-inch medium Clear Art Stamp Set with 18 separate stamps. Filled with vintage charm, these images will inspire special cards and all sorts sweet projects for the little girls in your life. The girl standing is 2.75” high and can catch butterflies, hold a balloon, or stamp a bouquet of balloons. The other girl can kneel by the kitten, by the picnic basket and hold the sandwich (or cake), the bird, present, flower or her doll. There are so many sweet vignettes to create. "Such a delight with a heart so warm and a smile so bright", says one of the three included sentiments. The dainty scallop border is perfect to complete projects.  Available Feb 4/11

129 comments:

Pam W said...

I love both Little Boy and Girls stamp sets. They are very cute.

Keely Yowler said...

Absolutely love the little girl and boy stamp sets! Just adorable. Idea postcards--how fabulous! I would love to see these for so many of your beautiful stamp sets.

Karen W said...

Wow I can't wait to get the flowers, they are amazing!

sweet craf-tea chick said...

adorable stamp sets! love the concept of idea postcards! have a great day! *hugs* steph :)

Barbara said...

I would love to see postcards with the Artful Blooms set. And, as to more samples with tips or a project with instructions, how about both? You could alternate each. That way, everyone from beginner to pro would be pleased.

ida said...

i love the little boy and girl sets. i guess i need them both for the new (boy and girl) twins in our lucky family.

Nola T. said...

The new, Boy & Girl set is too cute ! Love the Farm chicks, the post card ideas are , well "an inspiring idea"

Jana said...

The Little Girl stamp set is my fav. I'm sold, hop in my bag, we're goin' home.

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Carrie Zrodlowski said...

Your little boy and girl stamp sets are so cute.

Phyllis M. said...

So cute the little boy and girl stamp sets are, love them both. I think it would be great to have both the samples with tips and also the projects with instructions if that would be possible. The idea postcards are so inspiring and would work great with any of your amazing stamp sets.

kathy s said...

the new boy and girl stamps are so sweet- would love to have a play with them- postcards would be cute in any of your vintage stamp sets or your flowers- beautiful

missmacymay said...

I would love to see kitchen retro postcards. Love your stuff.

Donna Madden said...

i love the stamps! a postcard idea? the next one you make will be my favourite-hee hee-it always is!

Karen Dimmock said...

I really love the new little boy and girl stamps, but especially the little girl set as I have 3 cute little grand daughters. Thanks for your newsletter and the great ideas for using your products.

Lindy said...

I totally love the Little Boy and Little Girl Stamps! They are just adorable!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

I'd rather see more ideas than the details! but that's just me. And I love the new Dick & Jane series. Adorable.

Karen Dimmock said...

I really like the new little boy and girl stamps, but especially the little girl set as I have 3 cute little grand daughters. I love the vintage look of the stamps.

Linda Carson said...

Your design team's artwork is always amazing eye-candy! I like the idea of Artful Blooms as postcards. Maybe you could show lots of examples on postcards & give instructions on your website. Ladies might see something else to purchase that a local store may not carry!

Cottagerca said...

I will pass on the boy/girl stamp set. I have noticed that butterflies are going to be the big thing for 2011, so incorporating that into a postcard with vines/flower/fences would be really nice to see.
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Tricia said...

These Little Boy and Little Girl stamps are just so sweet! I love the bird image on the Little Girl set!

Rhonda Lou said...

How adorable are both stamp sets.....thanks for all the ideas!
rhondalou72@yahoo.com

Angie said...

Oh, the little boy & girl stamp sets are super cute!! Oh and idea postcards sounds like a great idea! Thanks for the chance to win!

jennifer said...

what cute new sets! the idea postcards are really neat - Halloween is always my favorite theme..

Anonymous said...

I just adore the little boy stamps! I have a new grandson and will be making lots of cards for him so this is a perfect set! I also have 3 great grand neices who will love getting cards with the little girls on them!
Because I am pretty new to stamping and ard making I would like to see the post cards be for just the one project. I would like to have the details on how to create some of the wonderful dementional cards too.
Diana @earthdiana@hotmail.com

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

The cards displayed here are truly beautiful.
The Little Boy and Girls Sets are oh so cute..lots of uses here.
Postcards!!!!! you hit a soft spot.Vintage..lots of variety keeps me on my toes..
I have loved everything I have ordered from your Paper line. Keep up the good work.

Karen L said...

Oh my goodness! I just LOVE the Little Boy and Little Girl stamps, Having been born in the early 1950's I learned to read with Dick and Jane so these are so nostalgic for me.

Susie said...

So cute...especially the little girl stamp set! Sweet :)

Linda said...

I love the Idea postcards...it's always so inspiring to see tips on the sets. But I adore the boy and girl stamps sets...so sweet...I can't wait to get them!

SHartl said...

I love the Idea Postcards and my preference would be to put multiple project examples on each post card, with just general instructions. I'm the type who looks at a completed project and figures it out, rather than wanting step by step instructions. Maybe just include the more complex techniques?

Pieces of me said...

Gosh everything you do is just so wonderful. I can't wait to get my hands on it.
The postcards are so cute and a great idea. I think more projects on them is nice so that you can see a variety of things that can be done.
Perhaps directions could be put on the website. That way it would lead ppl back to your site and they would see how awesome your site is.
Thanks for making such wonderful products!
Rose
mandmrose@gmail.com

Yvonne said...

Cute new sets. Would love to see flowers in postcards.

Anonymous said...

I love the little girl and little boy stamp sets the most!

Kristin M. said...

The idea postcard I'd like to see the most would definitely be Alice!

The little puppy in the Boy/Girl set is really cute.

Carla said...

The samples are exquisite as always! Your DT is among the best in the biz! I love the new sets. I've loved every CS set ever made!!

NanaBeth said...

Farm Chicks- I can't get enough inspiration for them.I want to use them every day!

Julie k said...

The new stamps are both so cute. thanks for the chance to win

Linda said...

I love both of the stamp sets. As for the postcards, pictures of old timey seed packs for flowers and vergetables. Or toys from the 50's and 60's. would be really great too.

Mrs.Kwitty said...

I love the boy and girls stamps..so sweet and nostalgic. I think the idea postcards are great-it's good to see how some are using the stamps. How-to's are appreciated, if you only have time and space for one, then only do one!
Smiles, Karen

Diane S. said...

I love the new stamp sets! all your products are just so amazing!!

Cindy Holshouser said...

The new stamp set are adorable. I would like to see the idea postcards for your holiday sets. When Christmas starts getting closer it seems like we get so busy and it would be nice to have some ideas to jump start the creativity.

starqueen said...

Hi Sandy,
What sweet Jack and Jill's! Love your style!
I would like to see postcards with ideas for EVERY Crafty Secret stamp, because there is so much that can be done with them. Since that's probably not realistic, I'd love to see ideas for your flower sets. They are so beautiful...I hope there will be more. Like Hydrangeas, Lllies, Lilacs...

Thanks for sharing your inspiration and creativity!

Laurie Chilton said...

Awww...these are adorable stamp sets! How can you pick one favorite. Guess I'll have to get the. All of your products are so cute. Thank you :)

Armenta4some said...

I love both of the boy and girl stamps, it reminds me of the old salt containers.

Becky Dunham said...

Those Little Boy and Little Girls stamps are so adorable! The postcards are fabulous! I think I am on the fence about whether I like lots of samples with tips or 1 project with instructions - if I had to choose I would probably say 1 with full instructions. I just love all of these new stamps!

musicartwords said...

The boy and girl sets are precious! I love them.

Kathy B. said...

The little boy and girl stamp sets are so cute! I can think of lots of ways to use them! Thanks for always having such great ideas, and for all the wonderful inspiration!!!

kathy.bruner@hotmail.com

marilyn said...

LOVE the Little Boy set--the boys are so CUTE as well as the puppy and the plane!

Gabi Schmidt said...

You are so clever to have Idea postcards in the stores to inspire us in how to use your products. I absolutely love the Little Boy and Girl stamp sets. The possibilities for using them are endless. Thanks.

Marilyn said...

I absolutely love the little boy and girls stamps, they are great vintage images, can't wait to use them!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE the "Little Girl" stamp set. My daughter just had our first grandchild---a little girl---so I especially like them and would love to see some fabulous ideas on using them!!

Linda hahn said...

The last comment that said "Anonymous" was mine-Linda H.,it didn't publish my name. I'll try again with this post: I'd love to see ideas with the "Little Girl" stamp set, since I have a new granddaughter!

Julia said...

Love the cute boy and girl stamps. They are absolutely adorable. Also love the postcards. They are way too cool!!!

Dawn said...

I love the Little Boy and Girl stamp sets, they are just what I have been looking for. The example is just soooo darling.

Donna said...

These may be my favorite of all your stamp sets so far!! They are fantabulous!! I would also love to see more ideas promoting all the wonderfully pretty bird and botannical images you offer....birds still seem popular in crafting right now and yours are the prettiest!!

Nancy Y said...

The little boy and little girl stamps are so sweet! I love the postcards too! It would be wonderful to see a set for the Fairyland stamp collection!

Larajc said...

I would like to see idea post cards highlighting some of your very vintage stamps...

Life At Camellia Cottage said...

Oh, I am just in LOVE with the little boy and litle girl stamps! But then I'm in love with all your products - you are the only place to find the vintagey lovely images! Just love your products!

artfuljourneys said...

Love your new Little Girl & Boy stamps. so Vintage Dick and Jane era. Love..Love Love Them

debbiek said...

Sandy, your little boy and little girl stamps are adorable! Both would make great cards or added images to scrapbooking pages. I'd love to see vintage kitchen postcards but ANYTHING your DT comes out with is amazing...

d kaste at wi dot rr dot com

michelle in mi said...

The boy & girl set looks like it'd be a lot of fun to get creative with.POstcard ideas-anything for birthdays

klasickewpie said...

The new Little Boy/Little Girl stamps are indeed so sweet, and great additions to the product line. As for Idea Postcards, I love all the CS Themes, but the ones that really perk me up are Cooking & Home, and Girls, Ladies & Friendship themes.

kathy/North Carolina said...

Love the idea postcards! I think it is most helpful to have multiple photos on one side, with one item featured, then detailed directions for the featured photo on the back. That way, the beginning stamper has a "how to" and the intermediate/advanced stamper has some ideas to take off with.

moknowsall said...

love all the examples and new stamps --- anything vintage that is my favorite - just learning how to put it all together... will you be at scrapbook expo in Pleasanton? if so, hope to make a haul like a few years ago.

Maureen

Lillian Child said...

I have a 3 year old grandson and I scrap pages for him, so this stamp set would be PERFECT to create with! And to have postcards with themes would be fabulous!

Rene said...

Those little boy and girl sets are darling! I love how you can add the accessories, and it looks like the accessories can interchange with either set.

I would love idea cards for your cherish and Favorite Fella stamp sets.

Susan said...

Love the little girl stamps, so perfect for my sweet granddaughter!!!

Laurie Jones said...

I can't wait to get the Little Boy & Little Girl stamp sets! They are precious--perfect for birthdays--I like the Little Chicks Postcards. Farm animals are very difficult to find--especiall ones like CS that look so lifelike. Thank you all for the hard work and wonderful products that you provide for us "Stampers." The floral pieces are beautiful!!
Keep on Stampin--
Laurie in South Carolina

Cynthia said...

I luv the sweet vintage images of both new sets!

barbara's paper treasures said...

I have been waiting for CS to come out with a Dick and Jane type stamp, and here it is. I love all of the new stamps and will have to get them all. I like to see lots of examples and tips, but a tutorial once in awhile would be good to. Barbara W.

harrahx2 said...

So remind me of (naturally I would remember) Dick and Jane books! Being a Jane and there are not very many of us, I love them!!!! Course, I love all your items.

Anonymous said...

The little girl and boy stamps are adorable - very 40's-50's. Love the polka dot dress on the little girl and her cardigan.
carol b

Lyn S said...

The little boy and girl stamp sets are just adorable! I love the DT samples of the flowers too, great work!

Anonymous said...

I love the new Little Boy & Girl stamp sets.You do good work!! I like your "vintage" style!!! suebeebunny@hotmail.com

Sheila Rumney said...

Love the sweet boy and girl stamps. Adorable.

Diane said...

The little girl and boy stamp sets are darling...would be so fun to color and create with...love the farm chicks too with the bit of red added...idea postcards...very cute "idea"!!

JensTreats.com said...

Ii love the sweet lil girl stamp set!!

Buttons 'n Scraps said...
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Buttons 'n Scraps said...

Love the little boy and girl stamps! So many different things you can use them for!

Tammy said...

I am really excited to get the postcards! I loVe vintage! The new boy/girl stamp sets are so sweet too! I would love to use the girl set my childhood pictures!

rush said...

i like that you have posed these boys and girls in such a way that they can be shown doing different things. great idea.

Tini said...

ooohh.. I love the sweet little girls..so beautiful stamps!
Tini

Erin Smetak said...

Oh my gosh, those sets are fantastic! I am putting those on my wish list! Along w/ all of the other new sets!!! So many great ideas!!!

Trudi said...

I see many uses for the little girl and little boy sets. (I have a boy AND a girl, and luv to scrapbook pages of them!!!) Can't wait to see the postcards roll out, my first purchases from CS was the cooking sets...would be neat to see postcards in this category, but really can't wait to see them all!

Linda said...

The new sets are lovely. I always turn to you for true "vintage inspiration". Thank you.

Linda aka Oz said...

I love the way you thought ahead and made both the little boys and girls in action poses. It would be so easy to have them doing a number of things on the projects we make. Thank you for that. I have to be truthful though, the Wizard of Oz set will be the first I spend money on this release. Not the last though! the Oz

Mary Anne in NJ said...

Both the boy and girl stamp sets are cute...as are all of your sets...and any of your stamp sets would look great on postcards...

Mommy said...

Hi Sandy,
Oh the little boy and girl sets are so sweet! I love them and I already see ideas in my head for school pages, birthday cards, everyday pages and cards...I can't wait.

I would love to see tips for the "Angel Blessings" stamp set.
And really for all of your stamp sets! I always see great ideas on the blogs of your wonderful design team members and love looking at all their art work! So fun!

Lillian said...

I love all the samples - especially the postcard sample from Pam Hooten.... love your site!

Cindy-Up In Northern Michigan said...

I LOVE all your stamps.

Jeannie said...

I love all your stamps! The little boy and girl ones are just adorable. I can think of so many cards and scrapbook pages that are just waiting for them.

eggplant49 said...

so adorable! i love your stamps and eagerly await all the samples and ideas. thanks so much!

boxcarphilly said...

The little boy and girl stamp sets are the perfect touch for baby boomer's scrapbooking, cards to friends, etc.! The idea postcards are a touch of genius! Keep up the great work!

Linda S. said...

I also love the new boy/girl stamp sets, with the boy set taking a clear lst place in my mind. The idea postcard in birthdays, and children's vintage toys, as well as Christmas would be ideal. Like the style of lots of projects to see, but I have been doing this long enough that I can figure out most methods of "how to". I do still enjoy the occasional tutorial on any involved, complicated projects.
Linda S. in NE

Teresa said...

I'd love to see vintage travel themed postcards from you - they'd look amazing.
Love the little girl/boy stamp sets. They'd come in handy for so many occasions!

teener1416 said...

fantastic stamp sets.... i love how versatile but still unique they are!!!

the postcard tips are wonderful in order to give me ideas that i can jump start from. Seeing something already done always gets juices flowing!

Jane H said...

Oh my I"m totally in love with your stamps....I am going to have to save my penny's I love them they remind me of the old dick and jane books :)

Kristin summer said...

Love the postcard idea....especially the Tea With Alice one! The little boy/girl stamp sets are darling! Lovin the dick & Jane feel :)

Sandy said...

I love the Little Boy and Little Girl stamps - where were they when I had my sons? Course my kids are 30 and 26 now... lol. Postcards - I think the Artful Blooms would be PERFECT!

Mascha van Dijk Zimmerman said...

These are adorable, as always....bye Mascha

Kristin said...

As always everything is so darn cute!! Thanks for the chance to win a prize. Can't wait to see and feel these:) Such Cute stuff!

Amy said...

what beautiful cards, love those stamps would love to try them!

stephanie said...

Love the vintage look. the cards are wonderful. TFS

Jolanda said...

I love both your stamp sets, I think they are so versatile! I'd like to see a postcard set with a travel theme - places rather than modes of transport.

Alice said...

My favorites are the Alice idea cards (I wonder why?) but I am crazy about the little boy and girl "Dick and Jane" sets!

Christine Real said...

Love the little girl and boy stamp sets!
I would like to see more vintage Halloween stamps, Halloween is my favorite time of year and I love decorating with vintage Halloween decorations. Thanks!

Jaime said...

LOVE the new little boy stamp set! Just what i have been looking for! I would really like to see more cooking/kitchen stamp set ideas. I'm working on some recipe albums :)

Linda Peterson said...

I absolutely love the Art Bloom set and would like to see more ideas using it.

di said...

How about some of your older sets - any with birds and bird cages :) - but do love your little boy and girl stamps.

KateB said...

JMO, I would like to see some images that reflect more children of color or even biracial looooking kids....it'd be cute to have boy and girl stamp sets like that. I do like anything and everything Alice and the WOnderland Tea goodies though...

Anonymous said...

I love the floral and little boy stamp sets. Wish someone would come up with grandparents/grandkids stamps.

Karla Smith said...

I Love the " little boy & the Little Girl Sets... They are just precious. A must have for me. Amazing Ideas With this DT.

VAWM said...

All your new stuff is super fun! I love it all!

{VICKI} said...

love the cute little boy and girl stamps!

thanks 4 the chance 2 win

Ms. Cheryl said...

I love the little boy and little girl stamps. So Dick and Jane (and Spot). LOL. As always you've outdone yourself. Thanks so much, ms.cheryl

Steph said...

I love those stamp sets!! Man, I only wished i had a girl, but no I have two boys :) Great blog!!!

Tina Moore said...

Would love to see the "Tea with Alice" postcards! I make a lot of cards and think they would work for many different themes!

Ronnie said...

The boy and girl stamp sets are adorable. A trip back to my childhood. So cute!

Fi said...

Oh Boy these stamps are so so sweet, can't wait to see all the new stuff.

Karla Yungwirth said...

Oh, those little boy and girl stamps are so cute! I'd have to say the little girl ones would be my favourite. Reminds me of vintage paper dolls... :)

nanatam said...

I love both the boy and girl sets! They remind me of my childhood with my little brother!! Can't wait to get my hands on these!

KindredEsprit said...

What lovely cards! My fave is the 1st one by Pam. And those 2 new sets are so stinkin' cute! Thanks for this chance!

lavendarrose29 said...

I love both Boy and Girl Stamp Sets. I think the Sew Special Stamp Set would look great as a Postcard.

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Oh, how I love that Little Boy and Little Girl stamp set!! So beautiful! I so need both of those sets!! :)

Leah said...

those stamps are so cute!

Bettyann said...

I love the sweet little girl/boy set...maybe as we are having an explosion of babies out our way and I am making so many lil cards..

Gina R said...

I LOVE these products so cute!

Twitter said...

Love all your ideas and beautiful stamps. Thanks!

Twitter said...

Love all your ideas and great stamps!

Maxine said...

Love your new little girl and boy stamps. Can see using them in many different ways. I also like your post cards. Can think of many ways to use them.
would love to win these items, but wish the best of luck to who ever you pick.