Thursday, July 14, 2011
Day 4 Preview Summer 2011 Clear Art Stamps Release, Giveaway and More!
Today is Day 4 Debut of 2 more NEW Clear Art Stamp Sets – SL43 Antique Trims and SM42 Lacey Patterns which you can enter to win just by leaving a comment here on this blog post! Each day (July 11-15) I will be showing at least 2 NEW Clear Art Stamp Sets and doing a giveaway, so be sure to come back and check them all out! You have all week to leave comments and 5 Winners will be announced Mon, July 18 on our next DT Challenge "New Product Show Offs & Techniques!
Online Wholesale Show & Specials (for stores runs July 18-25). Please tell your fav retailer to sign up! We have great bonuse$!
SL43 Antique Trim is a large 6 x 8” set with 8 amazing border stamps in a variety of themes from old world Victorian lace to retro classic styles. The detail on the antique lace is amazing! The stamps run from over 1” to 1/2” wide.
I was so happy to see DT member Heidi Blankenship received her new stamps and whipped up this card so I could show you a sample using Antique Trims. She also used Vintage Silhouettes ( a set I showed on Day 1) and you can still leave a comment there to be entered to win those sets!
You can see the close up detail below where Heidi stamped 2 different stamps from our Antique Trim Stamp Set. You can get all her details and see more photos HERE on Heidi's Blog.
We need to create a Stamping 101 Tips Section with tutorials and stamping tips & tricks. It’s very helpful to use a stamping ‘mat’ of some kind for large stamps like these. I proof all our draft stamps on an open coil notebook as the surface is large and provides a nice cushion to give the entire area good contact. A mouse pad or a good craft mat also works great. I will post some helpful & inspiring video stamp links tomorrow. Plus - Our DT Challenge: New Product Show Offs & Techniques is Mon, July 18/11.
SM42 Lacey Patterns will be a new medium 4 x 6” Clear Art Stamp Set which has 13 very pretty designs perfect for repeating to create pattern paper and designs. Each of the larger stamps is over 1.5” and there is a stitching border and 7 assorted matching stamp designs to build and create with.
Look at these pretty papers that DT Leader Vicki Chrisman stamped with the Lacey Pattern Set to show how you can stamp on any color paper to suit your project. Then imagine different colored inks, embossing and other techniques. Plus – Vicki has her Jewelry Ideas Post HERE and a Giveaway that you can enter!
Now I have some other projects to show you, like this beautiful card that DT Member Debbie Marcinkiewicz created using papers and a pink photo frame from our CD with our Love Mail Scraps. You can see details HERE on Debbie’s Blog.
Check out this fabulous Bottle of Blessings card that DT Member Gini Cagle created with our Message on a Bottle Stamp Set HERE on her Blog! Gini is brave with her colors and I love to see the contrast she creates with her projects.
How about this great digi layout that DT Member Victoria Warren-Mears created using our CD, Creating with Vintage Patterns. I’m still amazed at how 3D the digi layouts look. Plus, I love the fact you can easily change your projects while working on them without making a mess and re-use your favorite patterns and embellishments! ALSO GO LOOK AT VICTORIA'S VERY CUTE NEW LAYOUT JUST POSTED!
DT Member Jan Hennings sent me this photo today showing how she made pretty seat covers for 2 of her doll chairs and a little stool by printing patterns from the CD on fabric. We will have in depth tips and inspiring ideas for on printing on fabric soon.
Lastly, I wanted to show you this fabulous travel mug that Cindy van Koll (our head graphic designer) stamped on a Copco Mug she bought for $5.00 at JoAnns recently. They are BPA free, microwavable and dishwasher safe and the plastic lid snaps on. They feel like smooth ceramic and Cindy used StazOn ink with our Bird Notes, Wild Flowers and Mini Memories Stamp sets and Copic Markers to color with.
NOTE: Always stamp off any extra ink and clean stamps right after using StazOn inks. It has a solvent base in the ink (much higher in their cleaner). Their inks are all amazing but we use baby wipes and warm soapy water with a soft toothbrush after using StazOn (rather than their cleaner).
Don't forget to leave a comment on this post this week to be entered to WIN these 2 stamp sets Antique Trims & Lacey Patterns.
OUR NEW SETS WILL BE AVAILABLE & SHIPPING TO STORES LATE JULY
Tomorrow (July 15) is our final 2011 Summer Preview and I will be debuting SL45 Vintage Labels; SS25 Keys to Life and SS26 Take it Easy - plus I have some really fun projects to show you!
Thanks so much for all your support and wonderfully nice comments, which the world to us!
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