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.

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What have you seen that’s new?

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Dude, This Is A Manly Card

This new set from Stampin’ Up cracks me up! Check it out:

Stampin Up Dude set

It’s a stamping kit for men. The only thing missing is a power cord!

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The instructions are a little hard to read here, but it starts, “As a guy, it’s not always easy to express yourself….” and continues:
“The guys at Stampin’ Up! have an idea — build a card…” (Yes, guys don’t make things, they build them!!!)

Thanks for stopping by — more CHA pictures coming!

Fabulous Finds Friday — Random Cards & Pretty Paper

Last week I played with some wonderful baby paper from Graphic 45. This week, I tore into another pack, a little funkier. Here’s a quick card (I puposely did not add a sentiment because I have a few possible uses for it.):

(butterfly paper, Graphic 45; background stripes by Hero Arts; butterfly stamp, Layers of Color; scallop border punch, Stampin’ Up!; text on border, Stampers Anonymous.)

Next up is a card using a stamp from LaBlanche, makers of the beautifully etched white silicone stamps.

The silver cardstock (from Wausau) was run through my Spellbinders Grand Calibur using a Cuttlebug folder that I bought before Christmas but never used — I love it! I had a piece of scrap paper that had been sprayed with two colors of Clearsnap’s Smooch Spritz. I stamped and embossed the ship (black ink, clear powder) on the scrap. I rounded the corners and layered it on black before mounting the whole thing to the card. The sentiment (Hero Arts) was stamped and black embossed, then trimmed and mounted using foam tape.

Here’s anothere use of the ship stamp (I’m not really fond of this card, but am sharing it anyway!) It needs a sentiment on the bottom!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Next week I will show a variety of cards — and a mini book! — made with papers from Close To My Heart.