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  • Coloring with Stardust Pens

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    We love Stardust pens and thought this card is such a beautiful combination of colors and the glitter makes it pop!  It might be hard to see but we also used glossy accents for the center part of the flower.  Products used: stardust pens, butterfly brads, ribbon flower outline (5367E) and thanks (5129B) stamp.

  • Butterflies and Blossoms Class - on Memorial Day!

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    Transform basic supplies into 6 unique cards with delicate butterflies and beautiful flowers. Glitter, vellum, felt and watercolors add layers of dimension and texture to splashy summer greetings.  Enjoy more of Jean’s cool techniques and receive a packet of “extras” from her stash to make more class cards later.  Please bring a waterbrush and a small paper trimmer. $36.00           11:00-1:00                   Mon, May 30  Tukwila  -  Memorial Day

  • Foiled Again Class

    Foiling is all the rage!  You will learn different techniques for adding foil to your cards.  You will be using the Heidi Swapp Minc Machine, tape, embossing powder and more to add this trendy look to your cards.  (32.00) Taught by Whitney Henne at our Tukwila store on Sunday, May 22nd from 12:00 - 2:00.  Call our store to save your spot!  206.901.9101IMG_5563

    See you on Sunday!

  • Quiet Bird Sash

    We love how this die doesn't completely cut out on the sides so you can use it to slip stamped images or different colors of paper behind the die cut image.  The ends of the branch stays attached.  This is from Poppy Stamps latest release and is called Quiet Bird Sash.

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    Here you can see how you can slip a piece of paper behind the branch.  I simply stamped a flower stamp but you can also do an invitation or a solid piece of paper!

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    We hope that Poppy Stamps comes out with a few more like these in the future.  Stop by our retail store if you want to see this in person along with the complete release and other fun samples that we've done with the new collection of dies.

  • 10 super cool gift ideas for a crafty mom

    Looking for a Mother’s day gift? Whether you’re shopping for Mom or might be buying something special for yourself, we have some fun new products that are sure to please!

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    1. MISTI - This is the Most Incredible Stamp Tool Invented.  The name for this product is perfect!

    2. Gansai Tambi Starry Colors - 6 beautiful metallic watercolors

    3. Marbling Kit - make your own marble paper with this easy-to-use kit!

    4. Foil Washi Tape - we have a huge selection of washi tape but these are our favorites!

    5. The Minc - foil your own projects with Heidi Swapp's laminator.

    6. Flower Dies - Memory Box has a plush floral die series that are all made to work with felt!

    7. Gold Scissors - we all need a pair of these!

    8. Seriously Fine - perfect to use in a coloring book.

    9. Sophisticated Letter Set - a great set to monogram cards or customize a letter to someone.

    10. Peerless Watercolors - these rich colors don't compare to any other set!

    Mother's Day is right around the corner -  Sunday, May 8th. Enjoy 30% off one item on Mother's Day. If ordering online, the code is "mothersday".

  • Distress Inks, Stains and More! class this weekend!

    Come and explore how to incorporate Ranger Distress products with stamps and dies this weekend with Ashley Marcu! You will combine fun, cute and trendy stamps from Mama Elephant, Lawn Fawn and Avery Elle with a variety of Distress products! You will also practice ink blending, making quick backgrounds with stain and more! ($32.00) *please bring scissors and adhesive10:00-12:00 Sat. May 7 Tukwila 2:00-4:00 Sat. May 7 University Village.  Call each location to reserve your spot!  Tukwila 206.901.9101 - UV 206.526.5818

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  • Pinkfresh Express Class with Jean Okimoto - May 7th!

    jean's fresh pink class

    Cool, trendy designs from Pinkfresh Studio create the perfect cards for any occasion.  Combine them with happy colors and Jean’s favorite dies, inks and papers for a refreshing new look on 6 special cards that are sure to impress.  Please bring a waterbrush and a small paper trimmer. Class is from 1:30-3:30 - Sat, May 7 at our Tukwila store.  Call to reserve your spot 206.901.9101

  • Stampers' Drop In - this Wednesday!

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    Stop by on Wednesday April 27th  at our Tukwila store to make this fun card using our new dotted coral stamp!  You can stop by and make this project at two different times:  11 - 1 or 6 - 8.  We also have Stampers' Drop In at our University Village store but it's usually a different project.  Make the card and you'll get 10% off your purchase during that time. Hope to see you tomorrow!

  • Weekend Project: practice, practice, practice!

    Modern calligraphy is very popular and so is writing on anything to make it personalized and custom!  The great thing about modern calligraphy is that it is more forgiving than traditional calligraphy and it's fairly easy to pick up and learn how to do it.  However, it does take practice.  It's amazing how a little bit of practice can quickly improve your writing in this new style.  One other trick, is save what you write so that you can see how you are improving and sometimes the next day when you go back and look at it, it might not be so bad!  I do that trick with cards as well.  We sell lots of modern calligraphy products in our store.  However, we did get in a new metallic watercolor set from Gansai Tambi that is amazing!  You simply wet the ink and then paint the ink onto your pointed calligraphy pen or you can also use a detailed brush.  The brush pen is how I did the samples below.

    IMG_3307 IMG_3308 IMG_3309 We offer modern calligraphy classes in the store, you can look at our class schedule to see when and where the next class will be offered.  We also sell a book that is great to help you get started!  Practice, practice, practice!

  • English Rose Collage Card

    We love this new die from Memory Box (English Rose Collage)!  They have done this style of die on a few different images but I think this English Rose version is one of my favorites!  They are all perfect with a watercolor background.  However, with all of the detail on this die, it can be tricky to get the colors in the correct spot!  There isn't a rule that you need to have the leaves green and flowers pink but for some reason I thought that it looked better this way.

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    IMG_3362 This is what the die looks like when it's cut out.
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    To figure out where I want to put each color, I die cut the die in vellum paper and then placed the vellum over the area in the correct spot on the card so that it would line up.

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    Even though I colored in the cut out spaces on the vellum, it didn't matter to expand the watercolor area.  So I went back and filled in with more color so that the die cut over lay would have a little more flexibility.

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    This is a fun and impressive card to create!  Stop by and see this and others that you can do this same technique. Thanks for stopping by!

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