It’s CLEAR You’ll Love These Stamps!

Photopolymer Photo

FROM Stampin’ Up! – March 1, 2013: Stampin’ Up! has searched long and hard for just the right material to be able to introduce completely clear stamping – and they’ve found it. The new photopolymer will be an addition to the Stampin’ Up! stamp line and will appeal to all types of stampers. The top-quality photopolymer has just enough give to create a perfectly stamped image every time and with the introduction of the firm-foam pads, let’s just say they’re meant for each other! Photopolymer stamps will also be unique, fun designs that will inspire you and provide more versatile options you may not see in the traditional wood- and clear-mount stamp options.

What makes them so great?

  • They’re entirely transparent for perfect placement every time!
  • They are durable. The photopolymer material is designed to last.
  • Can you say sticky? (Don’t worry; in a good way.) These stamps stick amazingly well to our clear blocks.
  • They’re age tested. They won’t yellow or cloud up over time.
  • They use FDA, food-safe material.

They are clearly a great choice.

Designer Typeset Photopolymer Stamp Set – click to view and order

Photopolymer Stamps – click to view the handout (PDF)

What Else Do You Need To Know?!?

  • Photopolymer stamps will be offered on a trial basis. Based on popularity, Stampin’ Up! hopes to release more photopolymer stamp sets over the coming months.
  • Available on all order types beginning March 1, 2013.
  • Not available in wood-mount or clear-mount.
  • All photopolymer will be packaged in cello bag w/insert, but don’t forget you can store them in our clear cases.

Contact me today if you have ANY questions about these new photopolymer stamps!

Happy Stamping!


“Best of Love” Stamp Set from Stampin’ Up!

Welcome to the "Best of Stampin' Up!" stamp set for February… The "Best of Love!"

Each month I'll post information here on my website about the NEW "Best Of" set for that month:

The Details:

  • All "Best Of" stamp sets will include 3-5 images, including a never-before seen image, and will be priced at $14.95.
  • While just one "Best Of" stamp set will be released each month (with a new theme each month), all of the "Best Of" sets will be available until March 31, 2014.
  • All "Best Of" stamp sets are available in Clear-Mount only.
  • As a special incentive to collect the "Best Of" stamps, starting in February there will be a collector's card and 25-year proof of purchase sticker included with every "Best Of" set. Collect six stickers, and send it in to redeem a FREE set of your choice valued up to $14.95! Free sets must be redeemed no later than April 30, 2014.

DOWNLOAD the Collector's Card HERE!

Contact me for more information or visit my page every month to see what's NEW!


Embossing with the New Borders Scoring Plate

Wow! I've just received my Simply Scored Borders Scoring Plate and it's SO much fun to use. With almost 20 border and edge designs to play
with, the possibilities are endless. Many of the designs coordinate with
Stampin’ Up! dies as well!

The Borders Scoring
comes in two pieces – the plate and the clear overlay. The plate goes
on top of the Simply Scored Scoring Tool, making sure the arrow on the backside points
to the top.  The overlay goes over
whatever you are embossing (designer series paper, card stock) so that you know
where the underlying design is located.  Photo 1 shows the card stock on the board
with the overlay on top. Photo 2 shows the design I used (scallops with dots-so
cute!), which I sponged over so you could see it better on camera.

Embossing with the Borders Scoring Plate

Photo 1 – card stock on embossing plate with overlay

Embossing with the Borders Scoring Plate

Photo 2 – dots and scallops design!

Tips to remember:

  • Take your time! You will get the
    "feel" of the board by using it, but until then make sure you slow
    down to get the best impression possible.
  • Depending on the material you are using and
    which border design, you can determine which end of your stylus to use.
  • Place your card stock onto the board upside-down
    for embossing and right-side-up for debossing.

Feel free to contact me with any questions about using this
new tool in your crafting!

Happy (Embossed) Crafting!


CASE the Catty – Thinking of You Card

Soft Suede Always Artichoke scored Thinking of You cards

Next week I will be posting about the new Borders Scoring Plate for the Simply Scored Tool.  Today I'm posting a project I made using the zig-zag pattern on the plate.  I've CASEd (copy & steal) this card from a recent sample in the Stampin' Success magazine (a demonstrator-only resource – LOVE IT!)

Because it can sometimes be a challenge to make "masculine" cards for the men in our lives, I decided to use colors and patterns to fit the bill.  Soft Suede and Always Artichoke card stock, together with their coordinating ink colors made this project super-simple but still with quite an impact.

I also used the NEW Ovals Collection Framelits featured in the current Spring Mini Catalog.

Here's my full list of supplies:

Stamps: Best Dad Ever (120399 wood, 120681 clear mount), Gently Falling (123802 wood, 123804 clear mount)

Ink: Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad (126978), Always Artichoke Classic Stampin' Pad (126972)

Card Stock: Soft Suede (115318), Always Artichoke (105119), Whisper White (100730)

Accessories: retired buttons, sub either Neutrals Designer Buttons (119743) or Silver Buttons (129325), Linen Thread (104199), SNAIL Adhesive (104332), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Glue Dots (103683)

Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439), Ovals Collection Framelits (129381), Simply Scored Tool (122334), Borders Scoring Plate (126192), Stamping Sponges (101610)

I hope you'll give the Borders Scoring Plate and the Simply Scored Tool a try. Come back Monday for some more information about these tools! I've loved having them as part of my crafting arsenal and I think you will, too!

Happy (Scoring) and Stamping!