New Stuff!

I am starting to feel like I have too many toys and not enough time!  I received a Cricut Expression and Gypsy for Mother's Day, the sewing machine for my birthday….and both already have a thin layer of dust on them.  So when it came time to order new items from the upcoming 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog, I decided to use a little restraint and only order a few things at first. 

I had my order ship by Next-Day air so that I could also get my hands on that new catalog.  I can't tell you any specifics, but you are going to LOVE it!  My wish list keeps growing and growing.

Lucky for you, I can show you projects that I make with the new products I received.  This is your official first sneak peek at new catalog items….and I tried to cram as many as I could onto this one card!  LOL!


I used the Mojo Monday 141 sketch for the layout. 

Stamp Set:  Artistic Etchings

Ink:  Crumb Cake, Basic Black

Paper:  Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Newsprint Designer Series Paper

Accessories:  Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Scallop Rectangle Clearlits, Basic Black Satin Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, Sponges

I absolutely love this new stamp set called Artistic Etchings.  It is a set of 6 stamps and also features a key and Eiffel Tower images.  Here are a couple of close-ups:


You can check out the Scallop Rectangle Clearlits die in the picture above.  What is great about this die, is that you can stamp your image first, then because you can see where the die will cut, you can cut out the image accurately.  The finished piece measures 1-1/2" x 2".

You can also see the great textured background that I created with the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder.  I sponged Crumb Cake ink over the raised images to make them stand out more.

By the way, Crumb Cake is the new name for Kraft.  We now have a stamp pad in Crumb Cake, too!  I love the way it looks on the sponged edges.

And finally, check out the Newsprint Designer Series Paper.  It gives a nice vintage look to any project and you only need to use a little bit.  I'm sure it will last me forever!

Hope you've enjoyed this little sneak peek.  Happy Stampin'!


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  1. Juli Smith | 2nd Jun 10

    Great use of the sketch Melissa. It’s also nice to see some of the new products “in action” as some of us do not have the ‘visionary’ gift of being able to just look at a set and ‘see’ the possibilities. Some of us need just the jump start you provided here. THANKS!

  2. Melissa | 2nd Jun 10

    LOVE this. Cannot wait to see the catty! That DSP is awesome. 🙂

  3. sandra | 3rd Jun 10

    ooooh This card is great. Thanks for the sneak peek.

  4. Andrea Ewen | 5th Jun 10

    Very elegant, love that embossed background…it adds such charm! Great work!

  5. Kit Marie | 6th Jun 10

    Wonderful card! Love the new products coming out soon. Thanks.

  6. Martha S. | 9th Jun 10

    OMGravy! I am so in love with this set!! It’s definitely going to be the first set I purchase when the new catty comes out. How fun that the Eiffel Tower, key and crown images are all important symbols to my sorority!!

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