Welcome! It’s Shari Carroll here bring you the August 2019 edition of our Did You Know series.
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I’ve chosen a few of my favorite card making and painting products to share, plus some fun NEW tools!!
Yes!! I’m so thrilled that Tim is thinking of us lefties!! There are many tools that we have had to adjust to, scissors being one of them. These are a new item and there are two sizes available. The 7″ Snips, and the 5″ Mini Snips. Tim has even included “Lefty” on the base of the blades.
These snips have the same non-stick coating to minimize adhesive build-up and serrated blades as the regular Tim Holtz snips. I use mine to cut through foam tape and have never had them get sticky.
A new set of these exclusively designed cards comes out with every Simon Says Stamp release. Each themed pack comes with 12 designs printed on Tim Holtz Watercolor 4.25″x 5.5″ (A2) cards. You can color these cards with watercolors, watercolor brush pens, Copic markers, color pencils, and more. Whatever your favorite means of adding color to your projects, these cards can handle it.
These are great for “on the go” painting and creating.
Do you like metallics? I sure do, especially with the holidays fast approaching. It’s always fun to add a little shimmer and shine to your cards and envelopes.
This Watercolor set comes in a pretty gold-toned travel case, ready to add water and use and contains 12 beautiful translucent colors in Midnight Black, Shimmering Silver, Diamond White, Shimmering Pale Gold, Shimmering Gold Deep, Shimmering Summer, Shimmering Magenta, Shimmering Rose, Shimmering Lilac, Shimmering Blue, Shimmering Mint, and Shimmering Tropic.
To go with these paints, I also really like the American Crafts Paper Fashion ROUND Paint Brush Set 1 and Assorted Paint Brush Set 2. I use them both depending on what I’m painting. The round brushes come in sizes 2, 4, 8, and 12. The assorted includes a round in size 1, a Filbert in size 2, and two Shaders in sizes 4 and 6.
How fun are these? Boxes to hold cards!! Each kit comes with a decorative edge hinged box, 3 cards, and envelopes. The box comes all in one piece, prescored, lays flat and is ready to dress up with stamps, dies, and pattern papers. These boxes come in Black, White, and Kraft.
I think they make a great holder for giving a set of handmade cards or to give to a friend with crafty supplies.
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