Friday, February 22, 2008

GOOD News from The Angel Company!

What kind of news you ask? Well, first, the NEW Spring Supplement is out! I can't wait to get my hands on some of these new stamp sets! And, then, second, March & April is DOUBLE hostess rewards!! I LOVE these specials!

Let's tackle the Double Rewards first! You can view the flyer for this promotion at the top of this post.

From March 1st - April 30th if you host a Funshop, a catalog party in a bag or even place an order of $100 or more, you will earn all of the hostess benefits times 2! This is my favorite TAC promotion! If you are interested in any of these options, please contact me!!

Now, what about the supplement! There are 14 new stamp sets and a new tool--the Big Bite Crop-a-dile II! The Big Bite can place eyelets and snaps in the middle of a 12x12 page! I can't wait to get this thing. It will be available on April 1st but the stamp sets are available NOW!! Here's a small sample of some of the new sets:

Spring Time ~ Set of 17 ~ $19.95
Butterfly Swirls ~ Set of 5 ~ $19.95
Our Savior ~ Set of 7 ~ $19.95
An'udder Birthday ~ Set of 7 ~ $10.95
If you would like to view all of the sets available in this supplement, click here. You will also be able to view project ideas using these new sets at that link.
Lots of fun new stuff to play with!

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Floral Favorites & Custom Scalloped Borders Tutorial!

I love the new TAC set called "Floral Favorites"! I was on a roll with it right before Valentine's Day and used it over and over again. I meant to post these cards before Valentine's but just didn't get around to it so I hope that you don't mind seeing them a little late! You could use these ideas to make wedding cards or engagement cards too.

The card posted above is one of my favorites and I loved playing with this color combination! I used Black Bazzill paper, TAC Kraft and the rest is all DCWV: Raspberry 1, Robin's Egg 2, & Green 2. The rest of the recipe is posted below.

Stamps: TAC Floral Favorites, TAC Sentimental Boxes, TAC Oh How, TAC Running Stitches
Paper: Listed above
Ink: Claret Palette, Moonlight White Brilliance, VersaMark
Other: Scalloped Scissors, Mega & Giga Scalloped Circle Punches, 1" Hole Punch, Edge Distressor, Green Souffle Pen, Blue Stardust Glitter Pen, Pop Dots

This next card is one we made at my open house. I used the same colors that I posted above.

Stamps: TAC Floral Favorites, TAC Date Disks, TAC Floral Dingbats, TAC Love Doodles
Paper: Listed above
Ink: Claret Palette, Cote d'Azure Palette, Black Palette
Other: Mega Scalloped Circle & Square Punches, 1" Hole Punches, Green Souffle Pen, Blue Stardust Glitter Pen, Pop Dots, Ribbon
The card below is just another version of the one I posted above and basically uses the same supplies.
And last is one more using the Floral Favorites heart. This one is called a kickstand card because it "stands" up using the scalloped circle punches. Another fun thing about this card is how the white scalloped border at the bottom of the card was made. I'll tell you about that below!!

Stamps: TAC Floral Favorites, TAC Sentimental Boxes (hearts in background), TAC Oh How, TAC Running Stitches
Paper: Black & Burgandy Bazzill, TAC Kraft, TAC Ultrasmooth White
Ink: Bordeaux Palette, VersaMark
Other: Mega & Giga Scalloped Circle Punches, White Souffle Pen, Edge Distressor, Hole Punch, Corner Rounder (for white scalloped border), Scalloped Scissors
Here's what the card looks like when you open it up. See the white scalloped border, now at the top of the photo? This was made using the NEW TAC cornder rounder!! See below for a tutorial on how to make your very own!

1. This is how the corner rounder looks when you get it.
2. It has removable tabs on each side and you'll need to take those off in order to make your border. 3. Line your punch up with the edge of your paper. Make sure that the bottom "circle" part of the punch is lined up with the bottom of the paper.

4. Here's what your cardstock should look like after the first punch. (And, this will probably take some practice.)

5. Line up your punch again. Since your scallop kind of looks like a smiley face now, you'll want to make sure that when you line the punch up, you line it up with the top corner of the smiley from the last punch that you made. They will overlap.

6. Here's what the next punch will look like when it is finished.

7. Continue to do this until you have completed the section you want to be scalloped. Here is a final product.

Once you play around with it for a while, it does get a lot easier! And, this is such a great way to add another little decorative element to your card or scrapbook page!!

Saturday, February 2, 2008

More Baby!

I have a baby shower for a good friend to attend today and so I whipped up a quick card for her. They don't know if they are having a boy or a girl so I tried to keep it as gender neutral as possible.

This card uses TAC's "Sentimental Boxes" set for the main Twinkle, Twinkle image. The stars that I put on the front and sides are from a Christmas set called "Simply Christmas". I stamped the stars with VersaMark ink and then used a sanding block to make the images pop off of the page.

As you can see from the side view, I stamped a few stars using Landscape Palette ink onto a scrap piece of the green paper, cut them out and then adhered them to the front of the card using pop dots. I didn't intend originally to do this but a nice blue ink smudge made the decision for me! Have to hide those "mistakes" you know!

Here is a view of the card partially open.

I intend to add some glitter sparkles to the front Twinkle, Twinkle panel still using my Stardust pens but they are stuck in a drawer that I can't get open and my husband isn't around this morning to help me! So, in the end, I will add that little sparkle to the front panel to finish off the card!
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