Every body loves a sale and we are having a huge Labor Day Sale Aug. 31- Sept. 3! Hundreds of items have been marked down, so you won’t want to miss out! These are fantastic prices that will enable you to get those items you have been longing for!
Now, I know the men will be hitting the home improvement stores for the tools they need, so ladies, now is your chance to shop for the tools you NEED for scrapbooking and card making at reduced prices! Whoo-hoo! Let’s go shopping!
We offer slashed prices on dies, stamps, paper, bling, design cards, embossing folders and accessories from many manufacturers like:
Quickutz Spellbinders Heartfelt Creations JustRite Stampers Tim Holtz Hero Arts
DCWV Making Memories Provo Craft Cuttlebug My Min’s Eye Want2Scrap Sizzix
I can’t even begin to name everything there is in the sale! You will have to check it out for yourself. Remember, you don’t have to get dressed or put on your makeup to catch our sale-BONUS! It’s come as you are and don’t wait. Some of these items are available WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!
Graphic 45‘s exceptional eye for paper art is impeccable, and my A Ladies’ Diary layout was inspired by this collection. Though the time period depicted is of a past generation of woman, I see that only the styles differ from the women of today. See HERE for A Ladies’ Diary
To some, women were created to be perceived as beautiful, soft, gentle and nurturing, to appeal to the opposite sex and create balance between the two. But looks can be deceiving! Women have proved not only to be all of the above, but to have incredible intelligence, strength, drive and determination all throughout history. As a woman, my highest priority in life is my family which gives me the support and desire to improve everyday. There is absolutely nothing stronger than my love for my husband and children. Though my children are all grown, the bond I have with them is stronger now than the first time I held them in my arms. I still have a desire to protect, nurture, encourage and support my children, only now in different ways than when they were small. I am still MOM!
When I saw A Ladies Diary, I had to use it on a layout for one of my favorite photos of my daughter and granddaughter. This picture reminds me that sometimes our children are so busy doing their own thing that they don’t seem to notice the love we have for them (like little Claire looking through her book). It’s okay, because at the end of the day (maybe years later) they have felt it and it is passed on to the next generation. (okay, now I have made myself tear up!) I love watching my daughter with her children. She is a wonderful mommy, so I must have done something right when she was growing up.
I had a lot of fun creating this scrapbook layout in part, because I got to use the LF-016 Grand Decorative Ovals just released from Spellbinders a couple weeks ago at CHA. They are absolutely gorgeous and I am thrilled that I was able to get a set to design with! Thank you Spellbinders!
Here is a list of great products that helped me achieve this layout are as follows:
4500512 Graphic 45 A Ladies’ Diary 12 x 12 Paper Pad
LF-016 Spellbinders Grand Decorative Ovals
S4-371 Spellbinders Les Papillions
S5–150 Spellbinders Pockets & Swirls by Donna Salazar
HCD 722 Heartfelt Creations Tattered Blossoms
HCPC 3468 Heartfelt Creations Tattered Blossoms
2054 Want2Scrap Black Rhinestones
4040 Want2Scrap Sleek Strips Pearls Le Creme
Just in case you are wondering where you can find the new Spellbinders dies I used, they are currently in the Pre-Order New Products CategoryHERE. We are expecting these items to start shipping from Spellbinders mid-August. We fill orders in the order that they are received, so if you want to be one of the first to receive these items, place your pre-order now! Once all of our Pre-Orders are filled, we will move these items to their perspective categories.
** The 40% coupon is not valid on Pre-Order items.
Attention all card makers! We have some incredible card ideas from JustRite Stampers CHA booth today! Not just cards either. There are beautiful tags, scrapbook layouts and altered art as well! If your creative mojo has been a little down, the ideas in this blog should pick you up FAST!
JustRite Stampers take great pride in providing quality stamp sets with beautiful designs and sentiments. Many of the stamps they create coordinate with their own exclusive Spellbinders dies and other Spellbinders dies which make cutting the stamped images a breeze.
You can find their rubber stamps sets in cling, clear or a select few in their original ribbed (ribbed requires a ribbed stamper).
Choose from sentiments, borders, background, alphabets, etc.! For more information about JustRite Stamps, go to our other blog posts featuring them HERE. There you can find Spellbinders Dies Compatibility Chart with JustRite Stamps which is incredibly helpful for choosing the right die to go with the stamp!
Now, I know that you are anxious to move on to the displays of ideas from the fabulous designers at JustRite, so let’s get on with it!
Is your head reeling with all of these ideas? Mine was! Can you imagine all the combined hours of work compiled into this one booth? WOW!
I hope you are now freshly inspired compliments of JustRite Stampers. Now all you have to do is get in that craft room and play!
Spellbinders Dies Compatibility Chart with JustRite Stamps for Scrapbooking, Card Making, and Paper Crafting. Die Cutting and Stamping has become the new trend and is very popular among crafters. If you haven’t noticed many stamp companies are cross marketing with die cutting companies like Spellbinders with justrite,heartfelt creations, stamping scrapping designs, and other like sizzix and hero arts. This has created a whole new world for paper crafters and we LOVE IT!!!
In this post we have put up a chart that you may refer to if you need to see which JustRite Stamps coordinate with what Spellbinders Dies and/or Nestabilities. Also below we have provided you with JustRite stamps that are compatible with their own unique custom dies as well!
Looking for ALL rubber,cling, and clear stamps that match up with Spellbinders Dies? See link below. We also have videos as well demonstrating on how to use these on this page as well.
JB-03730 Vintage Labels and Banner Dies
CL-03740 Going Places
CL-03735 Violette Vintage Labels
CR-03710 Anchors Away
CR-03705 Botanical Medallions & Banners
CR-03820 Christmas Vintage Labels
CR-03850 Just Because Vintage Labels
CR-03670 Vintage Rose Medallions
JB-03830 Antique Labels One
CL-03785 Christmas Antique Labels One
CL-03770 Greetings from London
CL-03840 Royal Antique Labels
CR-03820 Christmas Vintage Labels
CR-03825 Ever After Antique Labels
CR-03805 Noel Christmas Ornaments
CR-03845 With Gratitude Antique Labels One
JB-03775 Antique Tags One
CR-03875 Antique Autumn Tags One
CR-03780 Antique Christmas Tags One
Thanks! And let us know if you need anything else. We think this table or chart will help out many of you that are REALLY into stamping and die cutting OR simply want to know what goes with what. To see demo videos on how to use these and other stamps that are out there. You may click here!
To celebrate our countries Independence Day, we are having a HUGE July 4th Blow-out Sale!
It is up to you to take advantage of these low prices! This sale is for a short time only, starting today for ONE WEEK ONLY. You don’t want to miss out as many of these items are available only while supplies last!
To view the items included in this sale…
Did we get your attention yet? If not, read further.
We have products from Quickutz, Spellbinders, My Mind’s Eye, Graphic 45, Basic Grey, Heartfelt Creations, Sizzix, DCWV, etc.. LOTS of items to choose from for this discount scrapbooking supplies sale!
Prices reduced in price to make room for new products being released soon at CHA, so NOW is the time to get some of these items you have been wanting before they are gone!
Please note that the coupon is NOT valid on sale items, but with prices this low, you can get more bang (or should I say BLING) for your buck without needing a coupon! Of course you can still use your coupon on a valid item that is not on sale.
Be sure to check out this SPECTACULAR sale so you are not left wishing you had!
Have fun shopping and let me wish you a safe and festive 4th of July! Try to stay cool!
Time to celebrate our country’s Independence Day and I have an easy 4th of July Layout and Card to show you using Heartfelt Creations Garden Romance Collection, so pull out your markers and ink pads! These aren’t your standard 4th of July stars and stripes or even fireworks on this layout, but I did use a striped background. Instead, I used stamps with blue birdhouses and red roses. If you want to find patriotic items you can find them in our Patriotic Theme HERE.
The standard red, white and blue are lots of fun to work with and makes coordinating paper a breeze. I cut the stripes out of white card stock and inked both sides with blue ink. I still have not yet invested in Copic Markers (I have a bad habit of spending my change on other things like more dies!), so I pulled out my Stampin’ Up markers which work for me, stamped my images and started coloring away. Here is the result of my play:
HCPC 3476 Heartfelt Creations Mailbox Surprise
HCPC 3475 Special Delivery
HCPC 3477 Bird Haven
HCD 723 Garden Romance Die
S4-116 Spellbinders Standard Circles Small
DC0252 Quickutz Lace
DA0311 Sugar Cookie
I used my trusty Cuttlebug to cut the dies but had to use the 13″ plates with the Lace border die. You can find them HERE.
I hope you all have a safe and fun holiday and that you get great photos to scrapbook! While most of you will be watching parades and fireworks, I will be taking a few days relaxing at Lake Powell with my family. Don’t worry, Stacy and I will still post on our blog with the exception of the 4th, so be sure to check in for ideas and tips!
In this post we are going to discuss a bit more about Tim Holtz for those who do not know who he is or what he does as we do get questions about this. We will also discuss his popularity,his sizzix dies,his stamps,inks,embossing folders and more!
Who is Tim Holtz?
Well, first of all, Tim Holtz is the amazing Creative Director for Ranger Industries, one of the leading manufacturers of innovative inks, paints, and embossing products. Tim plays an integral part in the development and design of cutting edge paper crafting products. Tim has teamed up with various key companies like Ranger, Advantus,Stampers Anonymous, Sizzix, Tonic Studios, and Core’dinations to bring unique products that work hand in hand with Ranger’s extensive lines. His creativity has no limits!
Why Is Tim Holtz so popular among scrapbookers and crafters?
As a well known designer, Tim travels across the country and internationally to educate and introduce people to his world of ink techniques, project ideas, and so much more. His instructional videos are also a fun and informative way to learn many of his techniques as well. His distressing techniques are enormously popular among scrapbookers and crafters around the globe! He really loves what he does and desires to inspire others creativity too!
Carrie, Tim Holtz, Tauna at Winter CHA 2012
Tim Holtz Stamps:
Tim Holtz and Stampers Anonymous teamed up to produce these fabulous stamp sets that coordinate with the Sizzix Eclips Stamp2Cut cartridges. These red rubber stamps come mounted on cling foam so you can use them with any acrylic block (not included). Great for using with Tim’s signature distressing inks! Each package contains one 8 1/2 x 7″ sheet of stamps on a 3-hole punched sheet for easy storage. Available in a variety of themes. Size and number of stamps per sheet varies by theme. Made in USA.
Tim Holtz Dies:
Tim Holtz has his line of dies in which he has teamed up with Sizzix. You will find Tim’s name on Bigz dies, Bigz XL, Decorative Strip, Movers and Shapers, and On the Edge dies.
Tim Holtz Embossing Folders:
Tim has created his own unique line of embossing folders Texture Fades and Texture Trades that give your project deep impressions.
Texture fades are designed to have a distressed look to them and made by Sizzix. This was done by creating the folder with some areas less raised as others so the impressing would not go as deep, giving the image a faded or distressed look.
Texture Trades also made by Sizzix were designed with ATC creators in mind. Therefore, these are smaller versions of embossing folders specifically for ATC’s.
Tim Holtz Inks & Markers
From Ranger and designed exclusively for Tim Holtz are the Distress Ink pads and Distress Markers . Tim Holtz Distress Inks are a collection of 36 acid-free, non-toxic, fade resistant, water-based dye inks. They are perfect for the new vintage, stained, aged effect crafters are creating in their altered books, scrapbook pages, cards and paper craft projects. Tim selected the colors and helped develop these inks to produce a realistic, weathered look on paper, photos and decorative fibers. All the colorful Distress Inks afford added versatility when photo tinting and color layering with the original, award winning tones. The 2 x 2″ pads are made with a higher raised felt for easier use with direct to paper techniques.
Tim Holtz Paper:
Tim’s artistic talents and taste are evident in his collections by Core’dinations and Idea-ology. He doesn’t stick with card stock or printed paper either! His line of Grungepaper and Grungeboard are unique. What is Grungeboard? A compressed, flexible sheet of dingy material that is more pliable, inkable, sandable, paintable, embossable and grungable than similar surfaces. It is similar to the hand of leather. Use them to embellish scrapbook pages, cards and other art projects. Made of recycled materials. Grungepaper is a thinner form of Grungeboard with the same grungeable properties.
Tim Holtz Stamp2Cut Cartridges
These are actually Sizzix Eclips cartridges designed to go in the eclips but ALSO coordinate with his line of stamps from stampers anonymous.
Where can I find more information about Tim?
You can find out more about Tim by visiting his Blog HERE. You can also view our previous blogs on Tim Holtz products HERE and HERE.
Where can I buy Tim Holtz products?
You can purchase Tim Holtz products HERE at cutathome.com!
I hope this has encouraged you to learn more about Tim and his wonderful products and techniques! He can inspire and lift your creative mojo like no one else!
Just the name of Heartfelt Creations Old English Garden Collection fills the mind with images of morning sun breaking through to touch misty fields, bordered by ancient cracked walls. Afternoon tea in the garden, the fresh breeze filled with the sweet smells of surrounding flowers.
Okay, so maybe I will never be a romance novelist, and I admit that I have never physically set foot on English soil, but that is immediately what came to my mind when I saw this collection! I even stopped by the store yesterday and picked up some flowers for my table after hearing about this release!
There are 7 stamp sets and one exclusive coordinating Spellbinders die in this set!
*Note- the die for this set is on back order until it arrives from the manufacturer sometime the week of May 14-21 .
The Heartfelt Creations Design Team have done an incredible job creating gorgeous project from this collection! I just have to show you! If you want the instructions for any of these projects, you can go HERE. Ready for some eye candy?
Well, there you have it! Are your creative wheels spinning now? This collection will work for just about any everyday occasion you can think of ! A big thank you to the designers at Heartfelt Creations for sharing their work using the Old English Garden Collection!
Enjoy images of the western plains with Heartfelt Creations Western Elements Collection! This set includes 5 new stamp sets and one exclusive Spellbinders die. Create rustic cards and layouts using rail fence, an old wagon wheel, windmill and even a scenic homestead landscape!
Coming from pioneer heritage, I am stoked about this new collection! I love antique items and old milk cans throughout my home! I even have a small broken down windmill in my back yard that supports my honeysuckle vine.
Living in Utah my whole life, I have seen my share of long abandoned log homes and rail fences, so these stamps make me feel right at home!
Here are some examples using these new stamp sets. The first one is done my myself and the rest are from the fabulous designers at Heartfelt Creations! Thanks y’all for your great designs!!
We’ve seen some great inspiration today, but the possibilities are endless!
It is time to get back to work! I have run out of fun things to show you from CHA , so I thought I better get busy creating my own projects with all the fun new stuff I have been getting! Last night I pulled out the My Mind’s Eye- Dolled Up 6×6 paper pad from the Miss Caroline collection and Hero Arts- Just Because Cling Stamp Set and Edge Frame Frame Cuts. I loved this paper, and I wanted as much of it to show behind the stamp as possible, so I made a larger 6×6 card! I just couldn’t bear to cut it down! Besides, this way I have more room to write wonderful things in the card!
I have to say that I am pretty pleased with the results (if I do say so myself). It was super easy and I have just the person in mind to send it to! You can’t really tell from the photo, but I stamped the image, cut it out with the Edge Frame Frame Cut in my Cuttlebug, then accented around the edge with Glossy Accents to highlight the framed edge. I also inked around the petals of the blossom. Pretty simple stuff here!
My Mind’s Eye Miss Caroline- Dolled Up 6×6 Paper Pad
AC012 Hero Arts Just Because stamp set
DI005 Hero Arts Edge Frame Frame Cuts
S5-086 Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms
Pop Up Dots
That is all there was to it, but I had a great time putting it together! There is nothing like a getting new products to help bring out the creative mojo! I just don’t know when to draw the line! (Heehee!)
If you have never had the opportunity to meet the team from Heartfelt Creations, I would like to tell you that you are missing out! They are some of the most gracious, thoughtful, sweet people I have been privileged to meet. It is no wonder that their stamps are so beautiful! The images on their stamps reflect the souls of the people that create them. (Now you know my opinion) They are awesome!
As you will see in the photos, their designers are amazing! Me and Tauna were able to round up Richard and Emma Lou for a quick picture in their booth. Of course they were happy to oblige. I always look forward to seeing them at CHA!
I love making new friends and having fun while working at the same time! It doesn’t feel like work at all when you are meeting great new people! My motto- A stranger is a friend waiting to happen! (I don’t know where I got that from, but I love it!)
I don’t know about you, but I can talk about just about anything until it comes to something sentimental. Especially when it is a sober occasion. I am truly at a loss for words (which is saying something!). That’s when I rely heavily on sentiment stamps! I love all of the sentiment stamps from JustRite Stampers.
They have sentiments for every occasion! from Wedding Nested Sentiments and Verse to Sympathy Nested Sentiments and Verse. They even have Halloween Mini Sentiments! Those will come in handy pretty soon if you are planning Halloween parties. These are a must have for invitations, treat bags, cupcake picks, drink straws and the list can go on, and on, and on….. you get the picture. They are very multipurpose!
Other sentiments from JustRite Stampers include All Occasions Nested Sentiments and Verse, Cherish the Memories Nested Sentiments and Verse, Friendship Nested Sentiments and Verse as well as Fall and Christmas sentiments.
Another great thing about these rubber stamp sentiments is they coordinate with a variety of Spellbinders dies that used with other JustRite Stampers images, create beautiful, unique, thoughtful messages to those who mean the most to you!
I can’t tell you how many times, using sentiments like these have saved me! Instead of stumbling for words, they say what I want to say without me uttering a word, and all I have to do is give a hug along with the message! Perfect!
It is always good to have a variety of sentiments in your stash because you never know when you might need to use one quick!
*You will want to make sure that you have the appropriate Stamper for each stamp set. Stampers are sold separately.
Here’s a peek at what we saw from JustRite Stampers at CHA!
Heartfelt Creations artists are once again bringing us another outstanding collection which includes five gorgeous stamp sets with coordinating die! The Decorative Basket Collection is expected to start shipping next week! It is sure to be a favorite!
The stamps that are included in the Decorative Basket Collection are:
The exclusive Spellbinders die made just for Heartfelt Creations that coordinate with this stamps set is the HCD 714 Decorative Layered Basket Die. It includes 3 dies.
Approximate Die Sizes:
1. Decor Basket: 3 1/2 x 2 3/4″
2. Layer Basket: 3 7/8 x 2 7/8″
3. Leaf Spray: 1 3/4 x 1 3/8″
I was inspired yesterday while reading Tim Holtz‘s Blog. He mentioned that one way he gets past a creative block is to organize! He finds stuff he forgot about and becomes inspired! Well, I decided that my space could use a bit of tidying up, and I found some little things I had forgot about that I could use on my project for today’s blog! I also used some of my brand new stuff that I have been dying to try!
I used the Decorative Layered Basket Die (available next week!) on my card below. I used the solid basket die to cut printed paper then used the decorative die to cut a marbled card stock to layer. I did have to run the decorative die through my Cuttlebug Machine 2-3 times to make sure it cut through all the way as it is more intricate.
Other items used in this project were from Spellbinders and Donna SalazarCreative Book Pages Two. Paper from Teresa CollinsWorld Traveler 6 x 6 paper pad. Flowers were made using the smallest flower and leaf from Heartfelt CreationsBotanical Floral 2 then cutting with SpellbindersRose Creations Die set. Other embellishments- mini brads, label from Making Memories, adhesive acrylic sentiment, sanding block for distressing embossed edges.
It was fun to go through and find stuff that was stashed away for a while! It felt like I had something new and it was already paid for! That’s always a good feeling!
I love when I receive goodies in the mail, don’t you? So you understand when I tell you that I was delighted to receive card samples from some of the talented designers at Sparkle N Sprinkle without knowing they were coming! I mean, one handmade card is fun, but 7 at once is way more than I get for my birthday! Wow!
All of the Sparkle N Sprinkle stamp sets that we carry have a sticky cushioned backing. All you have to do is place them on an acrylic block (sold separately) and stamp away! Sparkle N Sprinkle have partnered with Spellbinders dies and have been producing stamp sets to coordinate with many of the SpellbindersNestabilities dies. They will continue to release new products in this vein.
I want to share them with you since I just can’t keep them for myself! I would like to thank Sparkle N Sprinkle designers Elenor Jenkins, Julie B. Warner, Donna Maligno, Shona Erlenborn and Judy Rozema for the beautiful cards! We appreciate all the work that you put into creating them!
This post will be the concluding post for my virtual tour of CHA in Chicago. Today I want to show you some of the artwork displayed in the Heartfelt Creations Booth! As I have said many times before, their designers are truly amazing! We got to talk with Emma Lou, Richard, Sarah and Ben. They are so warm and fun to visit with! We really had an enjoyable time in their booth!
In the displays there are new releases as well as older items. Do you recognize any that you own or would like to own?
I hope that you have enjoyed what you have seen and that you are getting excited for all of the new products that you have had a glimpse of on our Blog! I have thoroughly enjoyed showing you! Enjoy your weekend!