Fabulous Finds Friday — Sweet Celebra’tions™

Spellbinders® Paper Arts has a fabulously fun new collection called Celebra’tions™, designed by Richard Garay. The collection includes stamps, dies, 3D folders, paper, ink and linen thread.

The collection is, indeed, all about celebrations, with fresh, bright ink and paper colors to match the happy mood of the dies, stamps and folders.

Some items that quickly caught my eye:

The Sweet Treats die and stamp set lets you create cute gift tags ready to hang on a bag or box.
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Party hat? Ice Cream cone? This die does it all! Check out the nifty texture plate, too.

spellbinders cone

And don’t forget to pair it all with the brightly colored cardstock, including this patterned set:

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Sweet stamps include Sweet, a collection of celebratory images, and a cute gift-bearing elephant. Need a quick element? Check out the pinwheel dies. There’s also a build-a-tag set and 3D embossing folders that offer everything from a fabric to a canvas look.

I’ll have more next week, but in the meantime, join the celebration at: www.spellbinderspaperarts.com.

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Fabulous Finds Friday — Sparkly Dragonfly

Here’s a project I’ve been putting off for a while. I don’t know what took me so long!

Twice I have left my Kindle — once in a dark booth in a restaurant and once in a locker. I left it because I didn’t see it … my Kindle cover is a dark blue.

So I blinged it up:
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How cute is that? And how easy! I simply die cut a piece of plastic-like bling from The Buckle Boutique, using a Sizzix dragonfly die. (I wrote about this rhinestone fabulous find here) and here. The bling is self-adhesive.

It makes me happy to look at! I had never used this bling sheet in a die cutter before … I don’t know what took me so long…

What’s New?

News and notes from around Stampville:

Yes, I spend way too much time cruising the ‘net, but hey, a gal’s gotta keep her finger on the crafting pulse, right?

Every so often I will gather some intel and dutifully report back. Here are two items worth checking out:

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I’m sorry I was late seeing this new stamp set from Technique Tuesday — it would have been perfect for Father’s Day. The Mister Man stamp set is perfect to give your guys a little love. But it’s never too late, right?
I love the larger words (dude, guy, man) and how well you can mix-and-match with the rest of the sentiments. Plus the ties and the ‘stache are too cool.

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Spellbinders® Paper Arts has 19 new Die D-Lites and eight In’spire die templates for your cutting pleasure. I’m crazy about the Delightful Tree, the fox and hedgehog are pretty darn cute, and I think I need some “Wellies.” Check out Spellbinders’ June Jamboree to be inspired by some great projects, most with video instructions. Delightful indeed.

spellbinder tree

What have you seen that’s new?

Fab Finds Friday — Stampin’ Up!

Ack! What a bad blogger am I!

Here’s a quick Fabulous Finds Friday I want to share because I love the new Stampin’ Up! catalog!

SU catalog

Besides some fun new stamps, papers, inks and other goodies, the catalog has a lot of great inspiration, including some great color combos. I’m planning a baby shower and am pouring over the party section. There’s another section on memory keeping and gift packaging. I am also excited about the new alcohol-based Blendabilities markers.

I got to play with one of my faves, What’s Your Type … a set of 23 photopolymer stamps that fits my current craving for geometric designs.

So far, I’ve just been playing with the various shapes (can you spot the palm tree????):

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I trimmed two of my “play cards” to create some quick backgrounds. (Yes, they need focal images!):

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Thanks for stopping by … and stay tuned to see what I do with all those backgrounds.