Thursday, January 14, 2010

New 3D Shadow Boxes and Altered Fairy Scraps for CHA!

Vicki Chrisman's New 3D Shadow Box Dies
Wedding Keepsake - Using # VC102CD Landscape Die
Our New Altered Fairy Scraps
Cindy van Kolls Luminary - Using Landscape Die
Links To Our Design Team Blog Hop
See us at CHA & Craft Super Show

Hello Everyone,

I'm so happy we can finally show everyone Vicki's wonderful NEW Shadow Box Dies and our NEW Altered Fairy Scraps! TODAY is our Design Team Challenge to show you some of the creative possibilities! Please click on the links farther down to see creations from our DT ladies participating today.

I met Vicki Chrisman back in 2004 over the internet when she fell in love with our first vintage product, our Heartwarming Vintage Cuts. We quickly became close friends and she has been creating samples, teaching classes and supporting Crafty Secrets for so long - she feels like family. So, it gives me immense pleasure to show you the results of her idea to create 3D Shadow Box card style dies! Our graphic artist, Cindy van Koll helped design and fine tune the patterns and AccuCut manufactured the dies. Both the # VC101SJ Portrait and VC102CD Landscape style will be available to order at CHA at 25% off! Plus we will have them in Kits at the Super Craft Show. The AccuCut catalog page below shows the portrait style. * Note: The dies won't be available online until Feb.

Both the dies have a center shadow box style ‘stage’ to showcase a multitude of creative themes and styles. You can create photos keepsakes, 3D cards, shaker boxes, altered art and dioramas! Look at this beautiful keepsake Vicki created for her cousin using the Landscape die, our Classic Paper, French Mail Stamps and a Card Sentiments Stamp.

Here is it closed and tied with a ribbon.
Ta-Da! Here are our NEW Altered Fairy Scraps, which will be available at CHA and the Super Show! The sheet is 8 x 19" and folded in the center. We added lots of fun bits and pieces so you can alter your own photos as well. We even have a grouchy girl with a 'Party Pooper' sign to hold. These sheets work so great with the dies! Suggested retail is $3.50 USD.

After brainstorming all the creative possibilities I realized you can cut 3 or 4 of the 'top center frame' pieces from either die to create luminaries! You can just glue a piece of vellum to the 'window' opening This is one our graphic artist, Cindy van Koll created using 3 from the landscape die. I took these photos late tonight, so the lighting is bad but it really looks pretty with the little flickering battery tea light I placed inside it!

Here is another side and you can see how Cindy made a love balloon by using the the heart on the first sheet of the Fairy Scraps. She also cut out the tall heart and Hello sign for the little boy to hold and used flower punches, gems and glitter for extra charm. I have to tell you; Cindy started out saying she didn't really like 'altered fairies' too much and I was so picky about everything I wanted to include - I drove her batty. I got Vicki to make the wings and hats which were scanned but it was Cindy who created these sheets with about a billion Photoshop layers and she rocked them! I haven't counted yet but there are LOTS of pieces!
This photo came out way too yellow but hopefully if you click it on it will get larger so you can see all the pieces she used off the sheet. The gold crown the kitty is wearing is pre-jeweled, so she simply added a bit of gold glitter. The papers used were a mix from our Pastel Paper Pad.

Okay, now you need to visit the blogs of our DT members who are participating and have created some fabulous samples for you! I'm sad that Linda and Flo can't join us this time but they will be creating soon!

Vicki Chrisman - Team Leader & Creator

So, stay tuned because I have more surprises, some great giveaways and more NEW Clear Art Stamp Sets! I will be posting a few more times before we leave for the Craft Super Show Jan 22 & 23 in Booth 513 and in at the CHA Show (wholesale only) Jan 24 - 27/10 in Booth #1986. Plus - we will have cool make-n-takes at both shows!

Wishing you all joy & creativity!
Sandy RedburnOwner
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Vicki Chrisman said...

Thanks Sandy.. and Cindy for all your help and work,getting these dies to be so awesome!

Cindys lantern is AMAZING!!!

Valonda L. said...

What wonderful products! So versatile!

Carol said...

The new 3D Shadow Boxes have my creative juices flowing. I cannot wait to get my hands on them. You truly out did yourself this time.

Hearts Turned said...

WOW!!! Everything looks so fabulous, Sandy--the dies are just perfect, Vicki! SO excited about all the new stamps, the shadow box frames, Creative Scraps...all of it!

Kim Faucher said...

Wow, very cute stuff... I love those creative scraps... perfect for the 3d boxes!! Lots of gift ideas coming to mind!

Nenne said...

Love the new products! and I'm so happy cause my LSS recently got your products! Hope they get these too :D

Jan Hennings said... this is just CRUEL! I've looked at all the designer projects and my chops are watering...i gotta have this die.
Hats off to VICKI for an amazing mind and design and to the ladies of the design team, you're projects are awesome!
Is there a place online I can order it? We have a very small SB Store near me but she only orders through Notions.

debbiek said...

Oh my gosh, these are soooooo cute! Vicki you are my idol! Love Crafty Secrets and all the simply beautiful things all the DT members are creating. Can't wait to get some of those dies. They will be so much fun to play with as I LOVE 3-D things:)

Melisa Waldorf said...

WOW!!!! I'm soooo excited about all of you new products ladies!! I cannot wait to order in february! Fabulous idea's!!

Darlene said...

OMGosh .. how am I ever going to wait until February to get my hands on these beauties??? Congrats Vicki ... you so deserve this opportunity ... you are a VERY talented lady!!
GREAT work once again Sandy with all your wonderful vintage ideas ... good luck to you & the ladies at CHA!! I'll be thinking about you!!!

2amscrapper said...

I love these new products!

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Bev said...

All the DT members have awesome samples of this new die and Scraps Sheets! I've posted these on my blog (tomorrow) and can't wait to get my hands on those pages or kits! Thanks for such great products and ideas!
xo Bev

Jen**SugaredSongbird** said...

The shadow boxes are so versatile!

Rita Barakat said...

I am so exctited that these will be availabl eat the CHA show!

Linda M. Cain said...

I LOVE these new products...especially the dies~~~they are WONDERFUL!!! Stamps are my weakness.

See you at CHA. Have a great show.

Your Friend in ART,
Linda Cain

Anonymous said...

Cute ideas. thanks for the chance to win.

Unknown said...

Your products are all so beautiful. They give me inspiration and joy.

RettaB said...

I love your samples! Each collection seems to top the last. Amazing!

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