It is always a happy day when I can tell you about new products! It is even more exciting when I can tell you about them instead of teasing, and tell you that these new releases are shipping now and already appearing in stores! Today I want to give you a quick look at what is new and then next week come back with some new projects featuring them and include some videos too!
The first new stamp is one of the new 3D Shading Stamps that we introduced with the Christmas/Holiday collection. For this fun little Happy Day stamp includes a shadow behind the letters and on the backside of the banner. With this collection we added some smaller sized stamps, This cutie is 2 3/4″ x 4.
There is a fun little story for this stamp… one day I was super frustrated and feeling overwhelmed at a pile of work I needed to get done by a very short deadline. Maybe drawing wasn’t the best use of my time wasn’t the best use of time that day, but I just had to escape for a bit. I drew this thought to myself, Suck It Up Buttercup. I snapped a photo and posted it on Instagram and then buckled down and got to work. Almost instantly people began asking me to please make it a stamp! So we did just that!
This stamp also is a 3D Shadow Stamp offering shading in the center of the flowers.
When my stamps debuted and the Craft & Hobby Trade Show in January, several people mentioned that they would enjoy having some of my flower doodles without stamps. I aim to please, so here is the first of several to come!
You might wonder, why is this one named #3? We numbered the flower swags first and then picked which order to release them. There will be more in future releases. All are perfectly sized to be a nice card front focus or fit on a tag!
This cutie is one of my favorites in this collection. I love it because it is small (4 x 2 3/4″) and simple. Even though it is simple, it has a variety of items in the cluster that gives you the opportunity to introduce a variety of colors.
When I drew this design, I intended the two vertical pieces in the back as feathers which gives you tons of fun coloring options. I think that they are shaped in a way that they could pass for leaves too giving you even more options!
I am really excited about this stamp because I love that it works with so many of my other stamps. It is open in the center so that you can place it on your stamp block with your focal stamp, stamping both at one time. Super easy!
When I draw my coloring pages I often draw a frame around the design. I just like the way it makes it feel finished feeling. If you love the idea of a stamped doodle frame, you will be happy to know we have more coming!
I am so excited about this die set! I hope you will love it as much as I do! Shortie Tags are the same width and shape at the top as a standard #8 tag but are shortened. This fun shorter size makes the tag fit perfectly inside all of my large steel rule pocket dies. I have shared many times that it is very important to me that my dies be great basics that are functional and multi-purpose. I vow not to add dies to my product line up unless they fit that criteria. This set does that. Not only do they fit in the other pockets and fit nicely on the front of cards, they also have different decorative edges.
You can use the tag as is or cut a decorative edge from the bottom (shown here). You can also use the decorative edge separately to cut borders to layer onto the tags (see the Flower Swag 3 tag above). You can also use the decorative borders on other things like waterfalls, photo edges, journal cards, etc. AND… they decorative edges are shapes that mirror the edges on the Waterfall 1 and Waterfall 2, Shortie and Frayed Tabs dies!
I will have a video later next week walking you through some of the different ways you can use the edges and the tag.
If you have followed me for a long time you might remember that I used to make little fabric tag books that I attached to stuffed hearts made from vintage fabrics and embellished with ribbon work flowers (you can see them in the ribbonwork gallery at the bottom of the page). Last year I gave a friend one of the little fabric tag books to a friend and she said immediately that it should be a die. It hadn’t occurred to me before, but she was right. I adored that little book and would love to have a die to make paper versions!
This die is a thin die so it is ideal for paper. Spellbinders thin dies will cut fabric but results vary depending on the fabric. Just imagine this cutie in wool felt… I’ll show you in a video that I will be posting soon. I will also show you how to assemble the book. It is super easy but you may enjoy seeing how it is done.
The final die is a really fun Paper Bag Envelope die. It comes with a die for an insert but you can mix it up and put a Shortie Tag in there instead! Want to mix it up more? You could change up the decorative edges by using the edge dies from the Shortie Tags set. I will be sharing an assembly video for this die soon also.
I love the size of this envelope. It is nice and big so you can stamp on it or have lots of space to embellish.
I simply adore this fun little set. It is a stamp and matching die set called Posie Parts. It includes three flower options, two leaf styles, a stem, a flower pot, and a line of grass. They can be mix and matched and die cut. You can see it in use below and above in the Simple Line Border card and the Mini Tag Book.
One small disclaimer… I said above that this collection is shipping now but there is an exception, this set has been delayed at the factory. Since I used it in samples for the other parts of the collection I wanted to go ahead and show it to you. As soon as I have updated information on its ship date I will let you all know. It is so fun and versatile, I promise it is worth the wait!
All of the items (except Posie Parts) are in stock online in the Spellbinders webstore and online at Scrapbook.com and Simon Says Stamp. Be sure to check with your favorite local or online retailer to see if they have them on the way!