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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Hot Hobby Trends

Wondering what’s hot and trendy? Want to get a look at the nifty craft items already making their way to stores, or still to come? My exhaustive report from the Craft and Hobby Association’s summer trade show can be found on the Crafts ‘n things magazine blog. Simply go to the site, hit the blog tab and then scroll down until you find the CHA Hot List report. It is posted in two parts, as a Great Finds Friday feature: Aug. 16 and Aug. 30.

Here are some snaps that didn’t make it into the story: (please note, there are sneaky advertising links inserted here NOT by my doing. I am trying to figure out how to remove them. In the meantime, be aware of links that have double lines underneath — I have NOT inserted those!!!)

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I have already admitted that I am loving all the dies available today. So it’s no surprise that I’m wild about this Christmas tree die set from Elizabeth Crafts. Is this fun or what? What other ways could you use the dies? I may have to put this one on my personal wish list.

And Dreamweaver, one of the first companies to offer great stencils, now has stencils and dies…oh my! Check these out:

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These sticky notes from Little B are just the start of the cute items they have, from labels to decorative tapes.

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Stay tuned for more!