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Thursday, September 5, 2013

New Release Day Three!

Hello there and welcome to our third and final day of our new release hop!

 This week we released a great group of new goodies for Halloween AND MORE!

Our Bats & Broomsticks Stamp Set features a flying witch and bat stamps both done with this fun and sketchy texture. We've also done a selection of sentiment stamps that step aside from traditional Halloween greetings which adds lots of interest to your stamp collection! I think my favorite is "Just a bit wicked".

Our Bats & Broomsticks Die Set is a set of 2 dies wired together so that both images can be cut at the same time or broken apart for individual use. The stamps of course line up perfectly with our dies and to help with absolute perfect placement we've added registration marks to these dies - a built in alignment tool! These dies make terrific image silhouettes by themselves and are even better when stamped with their coordinating textured stamps.

Our new Starry Sky Die is going to blow your mind! I'm not even kidding! It cuts 18 stars in varying sizes as though they've been sprinkled across the sky and when actually cut on your card front actually look even more amazing! This die is a 5.5 inch strip so it's designed to line up perfectly with your A2 card base on the long side BUT and there are a million different ways to use this die too. For instance, you can cut a perfect strip of stars on the short or 4.25 inch side of an A2 card base as well because of this dies perfect design! It can also be used multiple times across your page for a card front full of beautiful stars! This is a MUST HAVE in your collection!

Another MUST HAVE for your collection are our new Stitched Stars Dies!! This is a set of four individual stitched stars which come mounted on a magnetic sheet for easy storage. Each die cuts a perfect star AND leaves a stitching around the negative cuts - just like our popular Stitched Circles Dies! The largest die in the set is 3 inches and the smallest is 1.125 - each are just the perfect size for all your cards and tags! SWOON! These are fantastic!

I would like to get right into sharing my projects for today and then I have a very special treat for you.....

For my first card, I'm using Our Bats & Broomsticks Dies and Stamps as well as our Stitched Clouds from our Rainbows & Clouds Die Set as well as our Stitched Circles Dies. I've used a combo of colored card stock and vellum for the clouds and moon in the sky.

Here I've made a Christmas Gift Tag using our Folding Tag Die - Original, Christmas Tree from our Holly Jolly Dies Set, Holly Jolly Stamp Set and Stitched Stars Dies. I love how this turned out.

So - I'm not sure how I feel about the above card. It looks great in person and terrible in this photo. Don't you hate it when that happens? I wanted to show you how fun a series of Stitched Stars could be cut in a row and used a sentiment from Snarky Sentiments which I love!

My next project is only partially finished BUT finished enough to share. I thought I would decorate this treat box as a party favor and I made a place card to go with it. Picture the entire party your mind, LOL!

I got these mini treat boxes from Oriental Trading which I easily embellished with a witch and a stamp from previously released Carving Pumpkins Set from our Sugar Kissed Cottage Line. One the right, the place card holder is made on a scrap of green paper and scrap stars from a previous project. Super easy and really cute!

For my final project, I made this Halloween Treat Holder. I used a brown paper lunch bag. Cut the bottom of the lunch sak off with pinking shears and trim the top with them as well. Fold almost in half as sew down the shorter panel as shown here and it make a treat bag with two pockets. In the front I added a lolli and in the larger I added a note.

I changed it up here a bit by using previous released Best Witches from our Sugar Kissed Cottage line which I love oh so very much!!

Now............. I have something very special to share with you!!! Fabulous, amazing, talented and all around super awesome Guest Designer and my pal, Jen Rzasa has made a terrific video for everyone in which she demonstrates making this card...

Here's a link to Jen's video. You won't want to miss it. I love Jen's technique for making this gorgeous, layered star and she has some great tips for us!


Now, before I let you go on over to Alicia Thelin's Blog for some more crafty goodness, please leave your comments by Sunday, September 8th at 11:30 P.M. EST to be eligible to win one of two $10 store credits drawn at random from a secret prize blog.

Since we have new customers every day, I thought I would share the graphics of the other Halloween and Fall goodies we have in the store just
in case you missed them.  :)

Thanks so much for joining us this week. It's been a pleasure reading all of your comments and enthusiastic feedback! We will see you in October for another new release, Ho Ho Ho!



  1. OMGosh your projects are fabulous! Love them.

  2. WOW x WOW! Your cards here are OUTSTANDING! Love what you've created and love your new release!! I'm in awe...

  3. You have been so busy Laura...loved all your projects, especially the one we all had to use a little imagination since it wasn't entirely finished! Loved the video...great to get a peek watching a pro and their creative process. Great release...totally enjoyed it!

  4. Love all of your creations Laura! Thanks for sharing the video. :)

  5. FABULOUS creations Laura :) :) :)

  6. Love the variety of projects you showed today.

  7. Wonderful projects--I really like your use of the star dies.

  8. Wow Love all your projects and the video. I love your Halloween treat holder, its just fun and so Halloweenish!

  9. Love all these! Your Christmas tag and Halloween treat holders are my favorite. This release is fabulous.

  10. Love your projects and Jennifer's card! Those stars are my favorite!

  11. I've got 2 things that are absolute must haves & a couple more that are strong maybes. I hate when so many great things come out at one time, it makes it so hard to choose.

  12. AWESOME release! I especially LOVE those new stitched star dies!!!

  13. LOVE the new release! I can't wait to get some of these product ;)