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November 2013

Retiring Products are Still Going, Going...


Hot dog! Week No. 2 of our Progressive Sale is here!

You can now get 50% off our retiring items when you use coupon code GOODLUCK. (Please note that orders without the coupon code will not get the discount.)

This code is good through Nov. 25th, 2013. You can see all of our retiring items on the Progressive Sale page on our Web site.


PS. Here's a neat scrapbook page that Summer Fullerton made with a couple of our retiring stamp sets: Happyville - Sunshine and Happyville - Home

PlacewecallhomeWant to make a page like Summer's? Be sure to snag the stamp sets before they go way. Once they sell out, they will be retired.

Beautiful Coloring by Tobi

There are cards that make me smile.

And then there are cards that make that make me gasp, squeal and clap loudly!

This beauty from Tobi Crawford is definitely one of the latter.

Photo(30)I just love the way Tobi brought our Berries - Greenhouse Society stamp set to life here.

From the colors she used to how she used markers to color the berry branch in, everything about this card is top notch. And, goodness, how cool does the branch looked stamped onto the label, rather than a traditional rectangle panel?

Technique-Tuesday-Greenhouse-Berries-Clear-Stamps-MediumWell done, Tobi! Thanks for creating such an inspiring card!


Story Card Sunday: Sequin Shaker

Hooray! Story Card Sunday is here again!


Like all the Story Cards we show on Story Card Sunday, this one would look great in a pocket-style scrapbook page. But this one would also look swell on a traditional scrapbook page or card!

Here's how you can make one like it!

Scs_7_1Start by cutting a base card from white cardstock with our Story Card die. You'll also want to use the die to cut one card from vellum.

Scs_7_3Now, place the base card on your work table. Set sequins or confetti (or paper scraps) on it.

Put a tiny bit of adhesive on the edges of the vellum card. And then set the vellum on top of the base card. (The adhesive will help keep the two cards lined up for the next step.)

Scs_7_4Use a sewing machine to stitch the two cards together. (By the way, be careful to hold the cards level as you sew so you don't drop any of your sequins.) When finished, you should get something like this.

Scs_7_5Now, cut a circle and star with the Magic Circle Card die.

Scs_7_2You'll also want to die-cut a word. (I used the word "us", which is included with the Story Card die.)

Adhere the circle, star and word to your Story Card. To give it a little more pop, adhere a few sequins onto it as well. I find Glossy Accents works great for adhering these to vellum. Just be sure to let them sit for a few minutes so there's time for the Glossy Accents to dry.

Scs_7_6When finished, you should get something like this.


Hope to see you again next weekend for another installment in our Story Card Sunday series.


PS. A digital die-cutter and want to try to make your own Story Card Sunday-inspired card? We offer our pocket-page friendly dies as digital cut files, too!

PSS. Our Progressive Sale is still happening. Coupon code SAFEBET at check-out gets you 40% off our retiring products through Nov. 18th. You can see all our retiring products here.

Greenhouse Society: November Reveal

And we meet again, Technique Tuesday fans!

November 15th means it is time to reveal our newest Greenhouse Society stamp set.

Please meet: Berries!


And here's a quick video I put together for you so you can see the new set in action, plus gather a few tips for using it!

The Berries - Greenhouse Society stamp set starts shipping on November 25th to Greenhouse Society members.

Not a Greenhouse Society member yet? We have you covered! It's on sale for a limited time to non-members for $12.99 (plus shipping and handling).

If you like botanical-themed stamps, you may want to consider joining the Greenhouse Society. We release a new stamp set every month as part of this collection. Members get the Greenhouse sets for $9.99 each (plus shipping and handling) and enjoy other benefits. Check out the Membership Agreement and FAQ page on our Web site for more details on joining the Greenhouse Society.

In honor of the new set, Creative Team members Birgit Edblom and Tanis Giesbrecht are here today with some cards they've made with the set.


IMG_8872(By Birgit Edblom)



(By Tanis Giesbrecht)


Thanks, ladies!

Please visit the Technique Tuesday blog again on Nov. 25th when we will return with more projects made with the new stamp set!


PS. Who won the $25 gift certficate to for taking part in this month's Studio AE Blog Hop? Well, the lucky winner would be Amy Kolling, who left a comment on Laura's hop post. Congrats, Amy! Teri just sent you an email about your prize!

There's Still Time to Hop!

Quick! Time's running out to get in on our November Studio AE Blog Hop.

Today is the last day to see how our Creative Team used the new Relative Banners by Ali Edwards stamp set on some fantastic scrapbook pages and cards.

Not convinced you should take part? Well, let me present to you: Exhibit A. It's also known as a sneak peek of the scrapbook page Nichol Magouirk made for the hop!


Click on the picture to be taken to Nichol's post to see the whole project. Prepare to be amazed! Don't say you weren't warned. (Wink!)

By the way, you'll also find links on Nichol's post for the rest of this month's blog hop stops. Be sure to comment as you go because someone who comments during the hop will be chosen to receive a $25 gift certificate for


PS. Have you checked out our Progressive Sale yet? Coupon code SAFEBET at check-out gets you 40% off our retiring products through Nov. 18th. You can see all the retiring items here!

The Perfect Card to Send a Friend

Cheerful, happy and fun are all words I'd use to describe this card by Daniela Dobson.

Hello friend by Daniela Dobson

Daniela crafted the perfect card to send a favorite friend by mixing together Technique Tuesday stamps with our DIY Steel Dies.

She created her own unique sentiment by using our Say It - Hello steel die to die-cut "hello" from patterned paper. Then she stamped the word "friend" with our Say It - Hello stamp set. Love the combination!



And check out how she used our Home Circle Card die to create the fun frame element! Love how she used Fun Flair by Ali Edwards set to stamp the frame's circle element. So neat!



Well done, Daniela!


PS. There's still time to check out our November Studio AE Blog Hop! You can start hopping right here.

You Can Save Big on TT's Retiring Stuff!

It's that time of the year again! We are clearing out our warehouse to make room for the new products we have planned for 2014.

This year we are retiring many popular products including some designs by Ali Edwards, Teri Anderson and Bev Grey. The products include stamp sets for card makers, scrapbookers and pocket page memory keepers. Plus you'll find ink pads, kits and more.

Take advantage of this once-a-year chance to save during our Progressive Retirement Sale!

From now until Nov. 18th, get 40% off our retiring items when you use coupon code SAFEBET at check-out. Orders without the coupon code will not receive the discount.


Our Progressive Retirement Sale happens all monthlong. But here's the catch, if you wait, you may get a bigger discount or you may find the products you want are permanently out-of-stock!

You can see all of our retiring items on the Progressive Retirement Sale page on our Web site.


Come Hop With Us!

Let's roll!

It is Nov. 10th, which means we are kicking off another Studio AE Blog Hop.

On your mark. Get set. Please check out the blogs of:

The crew is excited to share with you their ideas for Relative Banners by Ali Edwards, our Studio AE stamp set for November! 

Be sure to comment as you hop today.

From all the comments received on all the blogs, we'll pick one person to win a $25 gift certificate to The winner will be announced on this blog on the 15th.

Happy hopping!


Story Card Sunday: Cool Flags

Teri here, and it's time for another installment in our Story Card Sunday series!

So meet this week's Story Card.


This week's Story Card is great to use in a pocket-style scrapbook page. It also would look swell on a traditional page or greeting card! 

Here's how you can make one like it.

Start by cutting a base with our Notebook Card die from patterned paper.

Now cut one rectangle with our Story Card die from white cardstock. (If you are feeling adventurous, consider using kraft cardstock or a grid or ledger-style patterned paper.)

Turn the rectangle horizontal and position it like so on the Notebook Card base.

Cut two flags from patterned paper and two more flags from cardstock with the flag die that's included with the Story Card die.

Layer the flags together and adhere them to the Story Card like so. Use a strong glue to mount a toothpick on top. (I find Zip Dry works great for this type of thing.)

Finish the Story Card off with a stamped sentiment. (I used a phrase from the Incredible by Ali Edwards stamp set.)

And there you have it!

Join us next week for another installment in our popular Story Card Sunday series!


PS. Looking for a tool to help with disconnecting our steel dies? Well, check out our Nipper tool. This tool is great for snipping apart our DIY Steel Dies.