Friday, September 24, 2010

New JustRite Kits

If you are not familiar with this collection, what they offer are a combination of designed images which fit into frames that can be interchanged. You do need to purchase a different handle for the different shapes and sizes of their stamps. On each of the kit covers at the top left corner, they will state the handle size that you need.  The back of each stamp has an interlocking ribbed grid surface which locks into their handles. Be aware that this system will not allow you to use the stamps with just an acrylic block for the above mentioned reason.

These nested frames work well to layer up a salutation. The rectangle shapes work well with border punches for an additional elegant touch.  In the photo below, they've used Martha Stewart's 'Iron Gate Corner and Border punches'.

These are two of the newer design releases.  The Autumn Blessings has some lovely pictures for fall, a perfect choice for your Thanksgiving cards.
The sample below was made with Backyard Birds.  Note that this is the only Christmas bird in the set, and the rest can be used year round.  The interchangeable pieces to these sets lead to a multitude of possibilities. The Merry Christmas is from Stampabilities and the tiny pine bough is from Art Impressions (cling $4.95).  I really like this tiny bough for creating bigger branches.  I used the Clear Sparkle pen from Sakura to colour the outside ribbon on the largest frame and trimmed the ribbon frame with scissors.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Some Great Kits From Kaisercraft

This is a card that Bev did for class with one with the bird kit from the Peachy Keen collection. We all love Cuttlebug folders for adding texture, but if you choose to take it a step further, acrylic paint is a nice touch. In this card, we've used the Forest Branches folder on brown card stock and Adirondack acrylic paint dabber in aqua to match up with our card stock.

I don't know if you can see the fine design in each of the leaves and the birds chest, but each has a different pattern which really adds character to this set of stamps. The small word set below is also from Kaisercraft. I love the larger font on the lowercase 'thinking of you'. It is a nice fill for a larger space.

Here's 2 more Kaisercraft kits, a great deal at $8.25 each, and come in their own plastic sleeve that is 2 hole punched and ready for notebook storage.

We really are impressed with the quality of these stamp sets for the price. Hope you'll come in and check out the Kaisercraft images.
Happy Stamping.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Cover A Card Background Stamps

If you're in the need for some quick backgrounds, why not consider Impression Obsessions' lovely large backgrounds. These stamps are unmounted and a whopping 5 3/4 " square. I have kept the price at $11.95 which is the US suggested price. Great value for the size of the surface. You can see all the styles available at . This is one of my favourites called Paisley. The sample below has been copper embossed on chocolate brown card stock. Although the picture might not do it too much justice, it is a stunning effect. I'm loving this Swirls & Stars background. It made for a quick design on the inside panel. The outside stamp and the inside verse are both from Penny Black. The small 'Happy Birthday' is from Printworks.
Although this acrylic mount was designed specifically for these Cover A Card backgrounds, don't be afraid to use them with any of your large cling or clear stamps. The price is $27.95. You will find that the ergonomic handle will make life much easier then trying to grasp a 6" square block.
Here's to better backgrounds