STAMPtember® Feature: Winnie & Walter

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Hi crafty friends! Welcome to our 2nd to last STAMPtember 2016 brand feature. Today we’re so happy to be spotlighting the sweet and talented Shay and team behind Winnie & Walter on the blog today! In keeping in line with our features, we’re also offering a special limited time discount on all in stock Winne & Walter branded products with the code mentioned above. Be sure to shop early for the best selection as always! I was so blown away by the blended beauties Heather Hoffman created below! Read on for more details and supplies, and enjoy!

I recently stumbled upon a technique that I have loved and had so much fun recreating – using dual layers of embossing and distress inking to create a fun, dimensional, and fairly flat card that is easy to mail!

I put this set together with a couple gorgeous Winnie and Walter sets – In Bloom: Renee’s Leaves (perfect for fall) and The Big, the Bold, and The Blessing (with Winnie and Walter’s signature font that made me and so many others fall in love with them from the start)!

I used my Mini MISTI to easily create the four by doing them all at once. The secret is to stamp all the foliage in Clear Embossing Ink, then stamp the words in Black Versafine ink, THEN all at once, sprinkle clear embossing powder over all of it. This way you have one layer of embossing, but the sentiment can stand out from the leaves behind it.

 Here is a closer look at what you have – the leaves are almost invisible at first!

And then like magic, when you add the distress ink blended over the top – the leaves pop out white! I played with distress inks until I found a few combos I liked, then used my foam blenders to apply the ink. My favorite paper for this technique is SSS White 120 lb Cardstock – it is so super smooth that the distress inks blend over it beautifully, and it is thick enough to stand up to all the heat from the embossing without warping too bad.

 Once that was done, splashed some water over each of them, as well as some white paint splatters by thinning down some white acrylic paint with water in a Mini Mister and flicking that on. I die cut them with the largest SSS Stitched Rectangle Die, and added a very thin black mat before mounting on white cardbases and adding a few Sparkling Clear Pretty Pink Posh sequins.

Here is a closer look at each of them – this first one uses Mustard Seed, Carved Pumpkin, and Candied Apple:

This one uses Shabby Shutters, Stormy Sky, and Rusty Hinge:

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Thanks for reading today and thanks again to Heather for providing this gorgeous inspiration! Stay tuned for tomorrow… we are revealing our exclusive with Newton’s Nook, and it is TOO cute!

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Don’t forget, Stamp n Storage is celebrating STAMPtember too!  They are offering 10% off all of your orders at www.Stampnstorage.com. 
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Stephanie Leykauf
Marketing Director • Enjoys photography, interior decorating, and crafting • Music enthusiast • Loves to smile!

STAMPtember® Exclusive: Pretty Pink Posh!

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Hi friends! Welcome to the reveal of our Pretty Pink Posh #STAMPtember exclusive, “Winter Bird Friend“. Isn’t it too tweet? ;)  We proudly carry Pretty Pink Posh dies, sequins and stamps in our store.  Their whimsical designs are very popular with card makers (like me ;)  Be sure to scroll down for loads of fun inspiration using “Winter Bird Friend“.  Click on the sneak peeks to visit the designers’ blogs.

In addition to their blog and online shop, follow along with Pretty Pink Posh on Instagram, Twitter , Facebook and YouTube.

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Be inspired by Melody Rupple:
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Be inspired by Julia Alterman
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Be inspired by Shannon McComb
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Be inspired by Heather Hoffman:
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By Pretty Pink Posh owner and founder Paulina:
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Be inspired by Lisa Elton:
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Be inspired by Joy  Taylor:
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Be inspired by Liz Sarkisyan:
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We hope you enjoy the inspiration with this fun set “Winter Bird Friend“!!!!

Thank you for joining us today!  I hope you have a delightful weekend filled with stamping and joy!

Founder of Simon Says Stamp. Mother of two adorable children and one dog, Simon. Lover of all things art, craft, and stamp related.

STAMPtember® Exclusive: Hero Arts!

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Hello friends!  Welcome to our STAMPtember® Hero Arts celebration!  Hero Arts is one of the original designer rubber stamp companies in the world.  In fact, Hero Arts was one of the first companies we began distributing almost 15 years ago!  Their recent Holiday collection has been one of the most popular I’ve ever seen. There is definitely something for everyone when you think about their high quality rubber stamps, luscious stamping inks, gorgeous envelopes, staple embellishments and dies.  Many of their products are made in the USA and they even carefully make their own rubber stamps!  CEO, Aaron Leventhal was recently interviewed by Online Card Classes and you can learn a bit more about the fascinating stories behind Hero Arts by watching the videos here:

Today we honor and celebrate Hero Arts with an exclusive stamp set designed just for you!  Available for a limited time, while supplies last, we hope you enjoy this Thanksgiving design!

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Yana Smakula made an absolutely stunning card to inspire you on how to use this great stamp and die set, be sure to check it out and watch the video!

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Watch the video:


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For more inspiration using this stamp set, please click the images below:  You can click on the sneak peek images for more details :)

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Screen Shot 2016-09-22 at 11.46.45 PM And you won’t want to miss the inspiration Jennifer McGuire is posting later today on her blog!

Thank you for celebrating STAMPtember with us!  Would you please comment below and let us know what you’ve been liking and what you’d like for us to do the same or differently next year!  We love and appreciate your feedback!

Founder of Simon Says Stamp. Mother of two adorable children and one dog, Simon. Lover of all things art, craft, and stamp related.

STAMPtember® Feature: Your Next Stamp

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Happy STAMPtember 22nd, and happy 1st day of Autumn, friends! We’re kicking off the day right with a special feature of the fabulous brand, Your Next Stamp! In going along with the flow of the features, we will be offering 15% off all in stock Your Next Stamp branded items with code ynxtstmp. As always shop early for the best selection! Be sure to read on for an adorable card idea by Holly Endress! Enjoy!

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Hi everyone it’s Holly from the Your Next Stamp Design Team. STAMPtember is in full swing and Your Next Stamp is excited to be joining in the Fun. I don’t send a lot of Halloween cards but sometimes the sets are just too adorable and you have to add them to your collection. And it’s even better when the Sentiments work for other occasions. The FANG- TASTIC set from Your Next Stamp is perfect for any occasion. I used the Bat image and the fun Sentiment along with the New Batty Background Stamp for a “Love” card.

I created a Black top folding card base and then I cut two front panels from some Neenah Solar White 80b card stock. I used the YNS Circle Dies and Stitching Marks Dies to create Three windows in the front of one of the panels. Then I traced the opening lightly with a pencil onto the other panel. Using some Post it I masked off the openings and created an Ombre’ look with some Wilted Violet Distress Ink and a Mini ink Blending tool. Once the background was dry I stamped the Batty Background using some VersaFine Black Onyx ink. I adhered the front panel with the windows over the background using some Tombow Multi Liquid Glue and attached the panel to the front of the Black card base using some Advanced Tape Glider.

I stamped the Bat image onto some Neenah Solar White card stock with SSS Intense Black ink and colored it in with Copics. Using the coordinating FANG-TASTIC dies cut the image out with the Big Shot and adhered it to the card with some Foam Tape. I stamped the sentiment onto a some Neenah Solar White and die cut it using the YNS Cool Tag 3 Die set and adhered it just under the Bat image. For an additional pop of the Purple color I added some Comic Crush Gumdrops from YNS.

Thanks to Simon Says Stamp for inviting us to help Celebrate STAMPtember.

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Thanks for reading today, stay tuned… tomorrow we will be revealing our exclusive collaboration with Hero Arts!!
Have you entered our HUGE $5,000.00 Dream craft room giveway?  All you need to do is click on the image below and fill in your name and email address through the link.
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Don’t forget, Stamp n Storage is celebrating STAMPtember too!  They are offering 10% off all of your orders at www.Stampnstorage.com. 
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Stephanie Leykauf
Marketing Director • Enjoys photography, interior decorating, and crafting • Music enthusiast • Loves to smile!

Have You Entered to Win our Dream Craft Room Giveaway?

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Hi friends! Have you entered our HUGE $5,000.00 Dream craft room giveway?  All you need to do is click on the image above and fill in your name and email address through the link.

Also, a friendly reminder! The kind folks at Stamp n Storage are not only one of our sponsors of this giveaway, they are also celebrating STAMPtember with a special sale! Be sure to check it out!

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Stamp-n-Storage is passionate about providing paper crafters with high-quality, space efficient, desktop craft storage and organization solutions which allow them more time to enjoy their hobby.

This is explained in their catchy tag-line: Organize your craft. Unleash your creativity!

So how did this company get its start? Stamp-n-Storage Founder, Brett Haugen, is an OCD mechanical engineer who enjoys woodworking. His wife, an avid paper crafter, was looking for better ways to organize her supplies. Storage space for her crafting was at a premium, so Brett tried to make her the most space-efficient organizers that he possibly could. Those first products were built in his garage. Needless to say, his wife’s stamping friends  were very impressed and wanted their craft spaces to be as organized as hers. In 2009, Brett began building a few of the items based on the designs for his wife’s craft room. He was curious to know if anyone would want to buy them. After a successful run with eBay, he decided there was enough of a demand to keep making these papercrafting storage units. Eventually, a website was created and Stamp-n-Storage became an official business. It remained a small hobby business. Brett found time to build the products and fulfill orders during the hours when he wasn’t working at his full-time job.

Fast-forward to 2012 to when things really started to change for this small company. Promotions on Splitcoaststampers really brought in a lot of business, and Brett came to the conclusion that this was no longer a hobby business. It was a full-time job (and he already had one of those!). The security of a career in engineering management was set aside for going forward with Stamp-n-Storage. Since then, the company moved out of the Haugen’s two-car garage and into a 2,000 square foot shop. Employees were hired, and production was in full swing! The company re-branded in 2014 and once again, the space for making the products became too crowded. This lead to another re-location in a larger, beautiful, new shop where they are located today.

We love that Stamp-n-Storage understands the value of keeping craft rooms organized by colors, sets, and brands. Oh, and if you’ve ever ordered any of their products, you’ll appreciate just how wonderful the Baltic Birch wood smells when it’s in your craft room (and that’s just a free bonus as an owner of the Stamp-n-Storage system)! Watch this About Us video below and learn more about the humble beginnings of this wonderful craft storage company. (To think that it all started with a honey-do list!) Enjoy!

Stamp-n-Storage is joining in on the STAMPtember® celebration by donating $1000 of their product to the STAMPtember® Dream Craftroom Giveaway, as well as offering a 10% discount on their products all month long!

Follow this LINK to register and get your discount code!
Stephanie Leykauf
Marketing Director • Enjoys photography, interior decorating, and crafting • Music enthusiast • Loves to smile!