stamping

open box: hallmark scrapbook

I recently discovered Hallmark Scrapbook and placed my first order. Below are the links to the products and a video showing them, and what I plan to do with them, in detail. I always enjoy finding new places online, especially because I do not have any local stores that sell these products.

I wanted to share my overall thoughts on the experience of ordering from Hallmark Scrapbook:

The website is super user friendly and aesthetically pleasing.

They have great prices.

Many of the newest cardmaking products.

They have an affiliate program, which is awesome.

It seems to be more focused on cardmaking which is interesting given the name is Hallmark Scrapbook. I noticed very little scrapbooking supplies, and minimal if any 12×12 paper.

This is not a store for the embellishment shopper, they mainly carry, in my opinion, stamps, dies, tools, cardstock. That being said, they have a wonderful selection of those items and I loved that I could get the latest Lawn Fawn releases and the Neenah Desert Storm cardstock I needed. Most of the time those items would have to come from different places.

I did notice many of the new products were sold out fairly quickly, specifically the newest Altenew and WPlus9 releases. My suggestion would be to get to their website quickly after new releases so as not to miss them.

Shipping is $9.99 or free for order over $99.00, I found that to be a but high but most if not all of the products on their site are discounted so I would imagine it works out to be about retail in the end. Note: the free shipping option is USPS or FedEx and shipped very quickly.

All in all I would definitely recommend checking out Hallmark Scrapbook especially for you cardmakers or stampers. I have not had to deal with their customer service but I will keep you posted if and when I ever need to.

Thanks so much for stopping by and please check out the products linked below and the video.

 

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DIY holiday Gift Wrap & Home decor

One of my most favorite things about the holidays is fun DIY projects. This includes everything from home decor to custom gift wrap. I never realized how super simple (and inexpensive) it is to stamp on regular postal kraft paper and turn it into something beautiful. For this box, I used a layered wreath stamp set. I find that stamps set like this one make the gift wrap look very finished and professional. They are several different companies that make layered stamp sets both for the holidays and all year around. I would recommend using pigment ink when stamping on kraft paper because it sits on top of the paper and doesn’t soak into the paper like dye ink, I have found in my experience that the colors stay more vibrant and true. I especially like the pigment inks from Avery Elle and Colorbox Pigment Petals. I have also used some StazOn to stamp on a simple white gift bag and Hero Arts Unicorn White Pigment Ink to stamp on a kraft bag. Make sure to watch the video below to see just how I created these projects.

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Next up are some 2 minute pillow boxes perfect for gift cards. Simply pick your favorite pattern paper, run through your die cutting machine, and add some simple embellishment. For these I used a Lawn Fawn die, Sizzix Big Shot, and paper from American Crafts.

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Lastly, I wanted a fun canvas to add to our mantel this year and decided to make it using a cut file and the Silhouette Cameo. I picked two images and paired them together then cut using some gold foil card stock. I also cut the images from vinyl and preferred those results and would recommend that instead of card stock because you don’t have to add glue to vinyl! Huge bonus! 🙂 Once adhered to a plain 12×12 canvas, you end up with this adorable addition to your holiday home decor.

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I hope you have enjoyed a look at some of my holiday projects. There is a video and links to some of the products used below. Thanks so much for stopping by!

 

Sweet Stamp Shop Release

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It’s that time again … for the Sweet Stamp Shop to bring you some super fun new stamp sets!!! There are three is this release. Two 2×6 sets and one 4×6.

First up is one of my all time favorites. This set is very unique in that it is all about Condolences. Typically, at least in my experience, there will be a sympathy sentiment mixed in here or there in a larger set, but this one has 7 different sentiments perfect for expressing your sympathy to a loved one. Unfortunately, in life we all have times when it is important to send someone an expression of your sympathy and perhaps making a card with this stamp set can help relay that message with thoughtfulness and creativity.

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Here are a few cards made with Condolences.

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On a happier, cuter, note we have Koala Family, these little fellas are a perfect addition to all the Sweet friends in the Sweet Stamp Shop line up.

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And last but not least Camp Out. This is a 4×6 set and just too stinkin’ cute.

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Make sure to follow the Sweet Stamp Shop YouTube Channel for some release day closer look videos of all the new sets and tons of technique and card process videos. Also if you decide you NEED these stamps in your collection use coupon code JR170 for 10% off. And if you wouldn’t mind please add in the comments of your order that Kate Kennedy set you! I would so appreciate it.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

May Hip Kit Club

Hey y’all, I am super excited to share my May Hip Kit Club Open Box Video with you today!!! I am so in love with the bold colors and geometric patterns. I mention in the video that it is hard to tell which side of the paper is intended for the kit, this is because Kimberly does such an amazing job that all the papers work so well together. I think my favorite part of the kit is the color palette. The add-ons are just chalk full of ink and mist and these amazing American Craft brayer stamps. I can’t wait to share some projects with you over the next month.