Did You Know? Fun Facts and Crafty Tips! June 2019 Edition

Welcome! It’s Shari Carroll here bring you the June 2019 edition of our Did You Know series. 

If it’s your first time seeing this feature, each month we bring you fun facts, creative tips and even crafty hacks about your favorite supplies and brands; you can then use these awesome tips that you learn in your next crafting projects! Are you ready to learn some fun tricks? Keep on reading!

I’ve chosen a few of my favorite products to share and I seem to have a running theme of shiny goodness!!

Two Piece Word Dies

Word dies are really popular in cardmaking, they are a great addition to beautiful backgrounds. I love the word dies that have a two-piece element because they give me more options. You can use them together where the outer die looks like a shadow which is also easy to mount on your card. You can also use the outer die to cut a recessed area in your card to create a shaker element and place the more intricate word on top. 

Stick-It Adhesive Sheets

Stick-It sheets are a very thin double sided sticky sheet that can be used for various projects. It is especially handy for using with intricate dies to attach them in place. You can also use it sticky side up to add glitters and foils to your die cuts. 

Moxy Glue Stamp Pad

Have you ever wanted to use glitter or foil with your stamp images? The Moxie Glue Stamp pad might just be the answer you’re looking for. This ink pad comes with a refill bottle to replenish the glue on the pad. It’s simple to use, add glue to the pad, tap onto your stamp as you would with ink, stamp onto your cardstock. Finally, add glitter or foil to the stamped image!  Tip: All types of foils can be used with glues and adhesives. 

Foiling Machines with Foiling Plates

Keeping with the Foiling theme, hot foil plates and machines make it possible to create gorgeous cards using your thermal heat foils along with specially designed metal plates. The foiling plates look like dies but the area of the design is solid, there is no cutting blade. The foiling machine base heats the metal plate, then foil and cardstock are placed on top. Finally, you run the base with all the suggested layers through a die cutting machine to set the foil. Any thermal type foil can be used. 

Tip: There are three brands of machines to look into, the first two being Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil System and Couture Creations GoPress which can be used with a standard die cutting machine. The Crafters Companion Foilpress machine is to be used with either the Gemini Jr. or Gemini die cutting machines. All foiling plate designs can be used with these machines.

We hope you have enjoyed this month’s installment of Did You Know?! Tune in again next month for a brand new edition of this fun series!

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Simon Says Stamp Reveal and Inspiration: Bee Yourself

July 2019 Card Kit, Bee Yourself

Our July 2019 Card Kit, Bee Yourself will have you BUZZING with excitement!

The 6×8 Simon exclusive Bee Yourself stamp set features the CUTEST little bees and a variety of clever sentiments that fit the theme perfectly! Also included is our Simon exclusive Hexagon die, perfect for creating a hub of activity!

In addition, this kit includes three, Simon exclusive foilable cards that you can use with the 5 sheets of Therm O Web, Rainbow Shattered Glass DecoFoil sheets. We’ve also included a fun selection of bee-inspired goodies, such as the Honey Bee Stamps, The Bee’s Knees patterned papers, a package of black and yellow Simon sequins, a Glue Sponge (so popular!), plus some Simon brand cardstocks and one high-quality Simon envelope.

Our Bee Yourself Card Kit is definitely BUZZ-worthy!

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The NEW Bee Yourself 6×8″ clear stamp set, Hexagon die, and Black and Yellow sequin pack are available for individual purchase in our store!

Don’t forget! We have LOTS of gorgeous card kit inspiration to access and add to in our Card Kit Galleries!

You can purchase the kit at $34.99, or you can subscribe to our kit of the month program for just $29.99 (plus S&H) per month to have our kits delivered right to your door each month!

If you are a subscriber who used Paypal to purchase your subscription, please be sure to pay the invoice that we send you within 3 business days. We have a limited number of this card kit in stock and don’t want you to miss out. For easier and quicker monthly processing, please contact us via email or telephone and we will put your credit card on file as a courtesy for you. Card kits bill and ship anytime between the 16 – 30 of every month.

Interactive Reveal Wheel Card by Lawn Fawn!

Lawn Fawn Brand of the Month

Hi friends! Happy Thursday and thanks for stopping by today! Please join me in welcoming the amazing Kelly Marie Alvarez of Lawn Fawn as a special guest on our blog today. We’re so excited to be highlighting this amazing brand as our brand of the month and now we’re back with MORE inspiration from Lawn Fawn!

How darling is this interactive card featuring a bunny and butterflies from Lawn Fawn’s Butterfly Kisses stamp set along with some super fun interactive elements!

Be sure to give the video a watch for all the details and enjoy!

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Thanks so much for stopping by and thanks to Kelly for being our guest!

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