Global Adventure and Luxe Inks in the SHOP!

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The Global Adventure Collection is inspired by the cultures and traditions of Africa and Eastern Europe. From the wildlife you find on Safari to the street markets of Eastern Europe– take a trip with us in exploring the globe! This collection features the rich jewel tone colors of the Luxe Inks which work with the collection beautifully.

The I Want it All Bundle Includes the following products:

The final six Luxe Colors

  • Flame Ink Pad & Refill
  • Glitz Ink Pad & Refill
  • Martini Ink Pad & Refill
  • Uptown Ink Pad & Refill
  • Dress Blues Ink Pad & Refill
  • Glam

On Safari Bundle

  • Take a Peek Stamps & Dies
  • World of Thanks Sentiments Stamps
  • Wavy Lines Stencil

Eastern European Bundle

  • We Fit Stamps & Dies
  • Oh, Happy Day Word Dies
  • Folk Floral Background Stamp

Global Adventures Extras Bundle

  • Half Circle Background Stamp
  • Half Circle Cover Plate Die
  • Across the Globe Patterned Paper
  • Park Avenue Sequins

All these products are available in bundles (at a discount!) or, pick and choose your favorites!

If you missed the product reveals, here's where to catch up:

We have a few more new products in the shop that you might like! Embossing Glitters to coordinate with Glitz, Uptown and Dress Blues!

Side Labels for your Luxe Ink Pads! WOOOT!

Head over to the SHOP or use the links below!

Nested Cuteness with the We Fit Stamps and Dies!

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I don't know about you, but a set of nesting dolls (or Matryoshka dolls) bring me right back to my childhood. My grandmother had a set and I was fascinated with their patterns, their sweet faces and how they fit, one inside the other.

With our Global Adventure Collection, we bring a special set of Matryoshka dolls to your paper crafting projects! This line art stamp set has 3 dolls and a cat doll that stamp along side one another from large to small.  This set, inspired by the art of Eastern Europe, includes sweet sentiments like “the world needs you to be you” and “i am always here for you”. 

Ilina paired her brightly colored nesting doll images with bits of paper from out Across the Globe Patterned Paper. Both of these simple designs are so sweet and cheerful. I love the stair-step sizing of the nesting dolls.

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Melissa created layers with the Scallops & Dots dies and incorporated the Oh Happy Day Word Die on her card. The stamped and die cut floral images from the We Fit Stamp Set are the perfect little addition to add color and balance.

Ilina created a two-for with these cards. Using the Folk Floral Background Stamp to create a background, she cut out a smaller layer and turned that into her focal point on her second notecard sized card. One big and one small but both full of cuteness and color. I just love the cat center of the nesting doll set as the star of this main card.

These gorgeous products will be in the shop on October 13 at 9am Eastern. Shop Here!

Join us this week for the release Festivities!

Wednesday, October 13, join us Live on Youtube, or catch the replay.

Thursday and Friday, join us on Facebook Live or catch the replay!

Thank you for popping in, happy crafting!

Introducing the Global Adventure Collection

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Take a trip around the globe without leaving your crafty space! With the Global Adventure Collection, featuring Luxe Inks from our Party Collection, you'll create cards influenced by the art and traditions of Africa and Eastern Europe.

The Global Adventure Collection has two main bundles and a fun mix-and-match extras bundle. Check out what's coming, Wednesday October 13th!

On Safari Bundle

Featuring the Take a Peek Stamps and dies with their adorable safari critters, World of Thanks Sentiments Stamp Set and the Wavy Lines Stencil to add texture and fun to your backgrounds.  Just grab your favorite safari color combo and you are ready to go!

  • Take a Peek Stamp Set and Dies
  • World of Thanks Sentiments Stamp Set
  • Wavy Lines Stencil

Purchase your favorite products, a la carte, or get the bundle and enjoy a discount!

Eastern European Market Bundle 

Explore the streets of an Eastern European marketplace and take in the wares of the local artists.  Inspired by traditional folk art, the items in the Eastern European Market Bundle will transport you. 

  • We Fit Stamp Set and Dies
  • Oh, Happy Day Word Dies
  • Folk Floral Background Stamp

Global Adventure Extras

The Global Adventures Extras includes all the little extras you will want to mix and match with your Global Adventure Collection favs.  The Across the Globe Patterned paper with coordinating Park Avenue Sequins and the Half Circle Background Stamp and Half Circle Die will all mix and match with both the Take a Peek or We Fit Stamp Sets.

  • Half Circle Background Stamp
  • Half Circle Cover Plate Die
  • Across the Globe Patterned Paper
  • Park Avenue Sequin Mix

This Collection is bringing us so much joy…and we know you will love it too!

Join us for Release Week Card Making Festivities!

Tuesday, October 12Facebook Live Stream at Noon Eastern.

Early ordering opens for StampNation Members on Tuesday at Noon.

Wednesday, October 13 – Ordering opens at 9am Eastern!

YouTube Live Stream at Noon, join here.

Thursday and Friday – Facebook Live Stream at Noon.

See you then!

Introducing Dress Blues and Glam Ink Pad Colors

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Introducing Dress Blues and Glam!

Dress Blues is a rich, dark blue and works perfectly with the other blues in our Party Collection: It's a Boy, Something Borrowed, and Suede Shoes.

Glam is a deep red-violet and is the perfect addition to our Red-violets: Be Mine, Pucker Up, and Flirty Fuschia.

See these colors in action and how they work with the current colors in our Party Collection of inks in This YouTube Video.

These new colors are perfect additions to our line for layered stamping, ombre projects and lots of shade options for all of our colors!

I created this vibrant card with ombre feathers on youtube and got the color combination straight from our Color Wheel. Speaking of the Color Wheel! We have an updated version which includes our 6 new colors ready to download.

Download your Color Wheel here!

Learn how to use your Color Wheel Here!

Our new products hit the shop on Wednesday, October 13 at 9am Eastern.

StampNation Members will be able to shop on Tuesday, October 12 at Noon Eastern.

Join us on Monday and Tuesday on Facebook for a live stream look at all the new products and creative inspiration!

Join us on Wednesday on YouTube for a live stream Release Party with the new collection and inks.

Thank you for joining us for the fun!

Introducing Martini and Uptown Ink Pad Colors

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Luxe ink color collection

Introducing Martini and Uptown!

Martini and Uptown ink pad colors fit perfectly with the other colors in our Party Collection. Martini is a gorgeous yellow-green and goes great with Melon Ice. Uptown is a green-blue, perfectly taking its place on our wheel with Mint to Be and Aquatini.

Martini and Uptown ink colors

See these ink colors and how they fit in with our existing Party Collection Ink Colors in This YouTube Video!

  • YELLOW-GREEN: Melon Ice, Martini
  • GREEN-BLUE: Mint to Be, Aquatini, Uptown
fall card with Martini and Uptown ink colors

This fall card came out better than I expected and I was really happy with the results! Each fall leaf has a solid stamp with a patterned stamp to layer on top of it. Use our Color Wheel to help you pick the perfect ink pad colors to use for your layering stamps!

Referencing our Color Wheel, I chose the lightest and the darkest ink pad color of each of our colors for the stamps and its layer. The result is a gorgeous rainbow of layered and stamped fall leaves!

I used the Notecards and Tags die for the sentiment treatment with a couple strips of new Patterned Paper that comes out next week.

Check out these fun cards I created using the Painted Leaves Stamp Set.

Our new Martini and Uptown Luxe Ink Pad Colors colors will be in the shop on October 13!

Introducing Flame and Glitz and a Simple Card

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Last year, we released Cranberry Fizz and Deck the Halls Ink Pads with our Christmas Collection. It's been 13 months and now we are FINALLY ready to release the additional 6 colors to finish our Luxe Ink Collection.

Introducing Flame and Glitz!

We took a deep dive into these colors, swatching them, stamping them and showing how they work with the current colors in our line on YouTube.

View that YouTube Replay reveal of these colors here.

In the YouTube Live Stream, I created this fun card with some of our new stamps that come out next week along with the Park Avenue Sequins and Glitz Embossing Glitter.

Our Color Wheel will be updated with the new colors on Friday, but in the meantime, this is how they fit into our current colors.

RED: It's a Girl, Party Dress, Rockin' Red, Cranberry Fizz

ORANGE: Bellini, Orange Twist, Tutti Frutti, Flame

YELLOW: Chiffon, Limoncello, Glitz

GREEN: In the Park, Mardi Gras, Deck the Halls

These products will be in the shop on Wednesday, October 13 at 9am Eastern.

If you're a StampNation Member, you get to shop early! The products will be available in your shop account on Tuesday, October 12 at Noon Eastern.

Join us Thursday and Friday on YouTube for the next four color reveals.

On Monday and Tuesday, we'll be on Facebook with the product reveals and on Wednesday, October 13, we'll be back on YouTube for release festivities and card making! All live streams are at Noon Eastern!

I created this simple card by stamping the image in Midnight Ink, then coloring in with our new colors. I used the Blender Pen to dip onto my ink pad (can also grab ink from the lid to color with) and color the image. Two of the images are die cut and popped up on foam tape. The middle image is stamped and colored directly on the cardstock layer.

I used the Direct-to-Paper Technique to create Cranberry Fizz Cardstock for a second layer and added it to a card front.

and here's a sneak of what's to come…

Luxe Inks…complete your collection!

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Color Reveals for the final 6 colors in the Luxe Collection begin on Wednesday at Noon on Youtube! Join us here.

Thursday and Friday, we'll be live on YouTube with the final 4 colors.

Monday, October 11 and Tuesday, October 12 we'll be on Facebook Live Stream with our new stamps and dies sharing products, projects and creating.

Tuesday, October 12 at Noon Eastern, the new products hit the shop for StampNation Members.

Wednesday, October 13, all the new products hit the shop at 9 am Eastern for everyone!

Patterned Paper Sale!

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We have select patterned papers on sale! Check our sale section to see them and all the other great items that you can grab at a discount!

Through Tuesday, October 5 at 11:59pm Eastern, enjoy 24% off:

  • Great Start
  • A Little Drizzle
  • Best Friend
  • Preppy Prints
  • I Love You Soy
  • By the Yard
  • Spring Pick-n-Mix

Here's a closer look at some of the patterns and some project ideas on how to use them!

Use the links below to check these out and grab them at a great price!

BOO-tiful Inspiration!

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Monster card stamped with colored in monster images and googly eyes

It's October!! As the seasons are changing we also look forward to fun fall festivities. How about some Halloween card making inspiration?

Our Squad Ghouls Stamp Set is so much fun for Halloween. These little monster stamps are too cute and can be colored in in a variety of ways. Use the Treats Only Patterned Paper for perfect coordination!

two hand stamped cards with patterned paper and monster images

We went LIVE on Facebook recently and made these two cuties! I colored the stamped images with Copic markers. I love to use the patterned paper color combo as a kick-start for my color choices but you can get creative with these guys! The addition of wiggle eyes makes these cards even more fun!

a gift card die cut paper project decorated for halloween

Give treats this year in the form of gift cards with our Gift Card To- Go Dies. I made the cup sleeve with this adorable bat print from the Treats Only paper pack. You can see this reel on the Instagram page!

I pulled the classic Going Batty Background Stamp and the Everything But the Broom Stamp Set to add some embellishments it. I just love those witch boo-ts! Treat yourself to your favorites and craft away!

Stamping with Sursee…Furthermore & And Extras!

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Club Sursee Subscribers choose between our Basic Subscription (two stamp sets) and our Deluxe Subscription (two stamp sets and plus two sets of coordinating dies). They are specially curated with the same theme to mix and match like a dream. The Furthermore Stamp Set and And Extras Stamp Set were from our August shipment and are a perfect pairing! These goodies are now in the shop, find the links at the bottom of this blog post.

two hand stamped cards with supplies shown
Cards by Lisa Henke and Ilina Crouse

Furthermore Stamp Set features a variety of illustrated ampersands and sentiments to create eye catching sentiment focused cards. By adding some of the floral and decorative piece in the And Extras Stamp Set you can take the cards up a notch.

Clean and simple cards are a winner with this pairing. Adding in the dies gives you more ways to add flair to your design. I like the leafy elements on the card shown here in shades of green. A color blended ampersand adds a fun and modern pop.

hand stamped card that says live love and create with floral images

Lisa Henke incorporated a variety of elements in building this beauty. I love the decorative border she created with the small open circle cluster stamp. The plaid ampersand stamp is too cute!

The banner stamps and dies are also a great way to create a focal point with these stamps. Make a floral show stopper by die cutting out a variety of the flower and leaf stamps. There are endless ways you can arrange these pieces for beautiful cards.

If you aren't currently a Club Sursee member, you can grab these items now in our shop BUT subscribe today to take advantage of what's to come next from Sursee at a great bundled discount!

WCMD Virtual Retreat Begins tomorrow!

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We've got the Holiday music queued up, the coffee is brewin' and the ink pads are poised and ready to go!

Join Erika and CP on Friday afternoon, at 3pm Eastern to kick off a fun filled, inspirational and educational weekend to kick off the holiday card making season!

This event is free for our StampNation Members, so if you haven't joined yet, now is a great time to check it out. Subscribe with a monthly, quarterly or yearly subscription which is cancelable at any time.

All classes and events from the weekend will be recorded and available on replay on the StampNation Membership Site.

Members, all the Need-to-Know information can be found here.

Patterned Paper, Cover Plates and More!

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Happy What's In Wednesday!! We have added a few things to the shop today that you are going to want to check out!

Joining the ranks of our monochromatic patterned paper packs, we introduce Lime Rickey and Be Mine! Who doesn't love these two bright and cheery Party Colors. You are going to enjoy adding them to your mix of single color papers for accents and pops to your cards.

We also recently added Tutti Frutti and Grape Crush! Do you have a rainbow in your stash yet?

Two of our super popular Slimline Cover Plates were the inspiration for the new Rocks Glass Cover Plate and Chic Chevron Cover Plate. Formatted to a standard A2 card size, these two cover plates are going to be stars in your stash. They are both beautiful for adding simple texture or why not try some inlay technique!

two hand stamped cards with supplies

Check out the Furthermore and the And Extras Stamp Sets!! These beauties were part of last month's Club Sursee and are in the shop now. This gorgeous pair of stamp sets mix and match like a dream in creating cards for lots of occasions. Grab them up today and start sending hugs & kisses to everyone!

WCMD Virtual Retreat!

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It's almost time! Just a few more sleeps until our Virtual Retreat this weekend!

This event is free for our StampNation Members, so if you haven't joined yet, now is a great time to check it out. Subscribe with a monthly, quarterly or yearly subscription which is cancelable at any time.

We'll kick off the event on Friday afternoon at 3pm Eastern with a live card making session with CP and Erika.

Join us on Saturday for 6 classes.

  • Holiday Scrapbook Spreads- Victoria Calvin
  • Embossing Techniques with WOW!- Marion Emberson & Jo Herbert
  • Copic Coloring for Holiday Cards- Jennifer Dove
  • Holiday Color Combos -Carissa Wiley
  • Holiday Sketch Challenge- Kristie Marcotte
  • LIVE Head-to-Head Holiday Cards with Heffy Doodle- Lesley Oman & Catherine

On Sunday, we'll wrap up with a Stamper's Showcase, Zoom style!

All classes and events from the weekend will be recorded and available on replay on the StampNation Membership Site.

Members, all the Need-to-Know information can be found here.

Time to Hang the {Rainbow} Stockings! 3 Cards!

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One of our most popular sets this season is the Nostalgic Season Stamp Set. These darling icons can be stamped and colored in, or use the filler stamps to add color!

Wondering how to layer all these fun stamps? Check out the layering guide here.

I pulled out the stocking and created three cute cards with a non-traditional holiday color palette on this YouTube Live Stream.

On many of my cards, I start with a card base, then add a layer measuring 4 x 5-1/4. This layer adds a frame to your card and is the backdrop of everything else. The card on the left, I stamped the sentiment, then the stockings around it. The card on the right, I used a patterned paper layer, then added layers from our Scallops and Dots Layering Dies. Stamp a sentiment, then add a die cut stocking for an adorable card!

I wanted a whole rainbow of sstockings hanging from cranberry garland (stamp our Garland Borders in yellow with glitter for a string of lights, red for cranberries or try metallic embossing for a sparkling beaded garland!) and a slimline card was perfect for this!

Cut your cardstock at 7.5 x 8.5 and fold in half for this size card. Emboss a greeting and you're done!

Check out these products in the shop using the links below, or click here to peruse the fabulous and fun stamping goodies in the shop!

It's almost time! Our World Card Making Day Retreat starts on Friday. Join us live, or catch the replays. Join StampNation today and join us for the fun!

Ways to Use the Retro Ornaments Dies

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Our Retro Ornament Dies are SO cute, my friends! They are ready for creating card embellishments, holiday tags or even decorations. I created four of them on Live Stream and I'm really excited to turn these into a holiday banner!

Try layering the pieces of the ornaments together, inlay them (shown on the green ornament) or make a shaker! Which way is your favorite?

Check the links at the bottom of this post to shop these fun products.

Erin Thompson created this gorgeous card and used two fun techniques, shaker ornaments and the inlay die cutting technique!

I love this bold color combo by Daniel or Fiesta Blue and Samba! It totally pops for Christmas! And Erin created these gorgeous tags and adorned each one with a fun rainbow stripe ornament.