Here are some bits and pieces of crafty news:
Let’s give a warm welcome back to Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps. Prickley Pear, which opened in 2003 by Nicole LaCour and closed last August, is back with new owners but the same fun, whimsical designs.
With nearly 900 products in 36 categories, Prickley Pear boasts a large assortment of vintage designs, many of which remind me of the cards my grandmother used to send me! Stamps come in clear polymer or red rubber and there are many matching dies.
Here’s a card I put together very quickly, using just scraps that were on my desk, and the birdcage stamp and die set:
I die cut the bird and cage from some card stock that I think was made using Ranger Distress stains and/or sprays. The butterflies were from punches, the sequins from Doodlebug Designs and the cool background is the Art Deco Texture Plate from Spellbinders.
It’s great to have Prickley Pear back!
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If you love fabric and you love vintage, take a look at 7gypsies‘ new Gypsy Seamstress line here and here, which brings together the look of old fabric prints, quilt-like bunting shapes and gypsy style printed banners.
Aren’t these yummy:
The collection includes banner making surfaces, totes and an apron. Besides adding lace, fabric, charms and other bits and baubles, you can color them with markers, acrylic paint, watercolor, glimmer mist, ink, etc. 7gypsies is part of the Canvas Corp Brands.
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WOW! Embossing Powder (www.wowembossingpowder.com) has come out with its own embossing “mixing” jars so you can create custom-made embossing powders. Why, you ask, do you need to buy a special jar? (Well, that’s what I would ask …) Because these jars are treated with an anti-static material on the inside so your powders don’t cling to the sides. They also have a label so you can jot down your mixology notes. Check out the video here:
If nothing else, check out the website for lots of embossing facts and to see the company’s wide range of powders and more. You’ll say “Wow!”
Thanks for stopping by for this little craft update.
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