Tuesday, April 24, 2012

New Kraft-Core from Ranger

If you like Tim Holtz's Distress colours, you'll love this pad of Kraft backed coloured goodness.  When this card is put through an embossing folder and then sanded, the Kraft colour shows through.  This creates a really nice contrast and allows for further layering with ink.  I like to use the blending tool as well as applying the distress ink directly to the surface, which allows for variations of the ink colour. 

Just a friendly reminder there are still a few spaces left for May's workshop. Please contact the store for further information :)

Monday, April 16, 2012

Stacy's Spring Stamps

These are some of Stacy's wonderful Botanical Florals and Bird stamps.  They are a wonderful red rubber product made in the USA.  Her Floral sets come with two pieces.  One is a single version of the flower and the second piece is a great triangle corner design (see picture below).  The Zinnia stamp is easy to punch out with a 2 1/2" scalloped round punch, if you're not in the mood for a lot of cutting.

Check out the newest desgin on the bottom left, (See above), which is the new Stained Glass Rectangles stamp.  You can easily mask a center design and create your own stained glass effect.  This collection is priced very competivly ranging from $8.25 to $11.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Spring Has Sprung

A new board from Northwoods has come in with some great animal card layouts. If you are looking for some summer ideas and/or guy cards, this board has lots to offer. All of Northwoods stamps are on woodmounts and range from $6.95 to $14.95. Check it out the next time you are in the store. 

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Queen and Co. New Ribbon & Gemstones

Queen and Co. have some great new additions.  You've gotta love the tiny rolls of twine.  At only $2.50 a roll there are a number of colours to chose from.  Their Rhinestone packs include 60 self-adhesive pieces from small to large at a great price at $1.75 and a great colour range.  Something new to the embellishement line, is Twinkle Goosebumps.  No amount of words that I use are going to describe this well, but they are 1/4 inch round stick-on that look like a pile of glass microbeads stuck together. (Pictured Below) There are 20 to a pack for $1.75 again, in a great colour selection.

Everybody has their version of printed Scotch tape, but I haven't seen such a wonderfull selection of prints and colour combinations.  At $2.50 a roll, the price is right to pick up a number of them.  Have a look at the white card at the top right corner of the Trendy Tape banner (in the top picture).  You can see how easily these tapes will replace ribbon borders.