Video: Simon Says Stamp Product Release Close-Up + GIVEAWAY

YAY! Simon Says Stamp’s Stamptember is finally here! This is a month of new products, giveaways, sales, inspiration and more. It is AMAZING what Heidi and her team put together each year. I am so proud of them!

Today I have a Product Release Close-Up Video covering the HUGE new Stamptember release from SSS. (They will be releasing a few more products throughout the month, too.) My hope is that by doing this video, you can better decide if any of the products are right for you.

[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Affiliate links used. To watch the video in HD on YouTube, click HERE.]

I know there are a lot of products in this release and that can be overwhelming, so I hope this video is helpful. To see all the newest Simon Says Stamp products, click HERE. (Note: I did leave out of my video a few new things including the hybrid inks and cards. I just couldn’t squeeze it all in. However, I will try to cover them in a future post.)

You can find out more about Stamptember HERE.

By the way – as always – this post is not sponsored. I was not asked to do this video and I was not paid to do so. I was excited about the product, so I wanted to create the video. Just using what I love. And I promise to not do these videos too often – this is likely the last for awhile.

RELATED VIDEOS

Here are the videos I mentioned in the video:

GIVEAWAY

I have THREE new Simon Says Stamp products for a lucky winner! For your chance, leave a comment below by 11:59pmEST on 9/10/15 telling me your favorite product from this release. (The winner’s name will be randomly selected and posted on my “Winners page” after the giveaway closes. International folks are eligible, too!)

SUPPLIES

Interested in the products featured? To make them easy for you to find, I have listed them below. (Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. Thank you to SSS for sending this release to me so I could do this video.) Click on the image to shop at Simon Says Stamp:


 

Video: Lawn Fawn Product Release Close-Up + Giveaway!

Finally! Many of you have asked for a Product Release Close-Up Video covering the newest products from Lawn Fawn and here it is! My hope is that by doing this video, you can better decide if any of the products are right for you.

[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Affiliate links used. To watch the video in HD on YouTube, click HERE.]

I know that seeing a big (and fabulous!) release like this can be overwhelming, so I hope this video is helpful. To see all the newest Lawn Fawn products, click HERE. (Note: I did leave out of my video the new papers, accessories and a couple of stamp sets and dies – ones I had given to a friend. You can see them in the thumbnails below.)

In the video I shared projects created by Kelly-Marie over at Lawn Fawn. You can find them on their excellent blog HERE. (Thanks for allowing me to share those, Kelly! xo)

By the way – as always – this post is not sponsored. I was not asked to do this video and I was not paid to do so. I thought this was a fun release, so I wanted to create the video. Just using what I love. As always.

INK SWATCH DOWNLOADS

I have a free Ink Swatch Download for these Lawn Fawn Inks – just click HERE. To see my complete list of Ink Swatch Downloads and how I create and store them, head over HERE.

To learn more about the Lawn Fawn Ink properties, check out THIS video. Truly, this is an “all around good guy” ink.

GIVEAWAY

I have an extra Lawn Fawn stamp set for a lucky winner! For your chance, leave a comment below by 11:59pmEST on 9/2/15 telling me your favorite stamp set in this release. (The winner’s name will be randomly selected and posted on my “Winners page” after the giveaway closes. International folks are eligible, too!)

SUPPLIES

Interested in the products I used? To make them easy for you to find, I have listed them below. (Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. Thank you to Lawn Fawn for sending this release to me so I could do this video.) Click on the letters below each picture to go to a favorite store: Simon Says Stamp (SSS), Ellen Hutson (EH), Lawn Fawn (LF), etc.

 

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Video: Altenew Product Release Close Up

Happy weekend! After many requests, I have a Product Release Close-Up Video covering the newest products from Altenew. My hope is that this video will help you better understand what each product has to offer and if any products would be good for you.

[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Affiliate links used. To watch the video in HD on YouTube, click HERE.]


I know that seeing a lot of good products can be overwhelming, so I hope it is helpful to get a closer look! To see all the newest Altenew products, click HERE.

By the way – as always – this post is not sponsored. I was not asked to do this video and I was not paid to do so. I thought this was a great release, so I wanted to create the video. Just using what I love.

HELPFUL LINKS

Here are some related videos that may be helpful:

GIVEAWAY

I have an extra Altenew stamp set for a lucky winner! For your chance, leave a comment below by 11:59pmEST on 8/28/15 telling me your favorite stamp set in this release. (The winner’s name will be randomly selected and posted on my “Winners page” after the giveaway closes. International folks are eligible, too!)

SUPPLIES

Interested in the products I used? To make them easy for you to find, I have listed them below. (Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. Thank you to Altenew for sending this release to me after my request so I could do this video.) Click on the letters below each picture to go to a favorite store: Simon Says Stamp (SSS), Ellen Hutson (EH), Altenew (AL), etc.

 

 

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VIDEO: Introduction to Minc Machine + GIVEAWAY

Hi! I am *finally* here with an introduction to the Heidi Swapp Minc Machine. I am glad I waited because some newer products are available that I would recommend. This is such a fun way to add foil to your craft projects.

[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Affiliate links used. To watch the video in HD on YouTube, click HERE.]

The above video shares a lot of info – I recommend watching it for all the details. However, here are some things I wanted to point out:

  • Both the large and mini Minc Machines are great. For cardmakers, I recommend the mini since it costs less. However, I use the large machine a lot for 8×10 prints for my craft room and gifts.
  • There are many foils out there. I like the Thermoweb’s Deco Foil (thick and easy to use) and Heidi Swapp’s Minc foils (pretty colors). You can also use the newer foils from WOW. (They have a few unique colors and even white foil – so cool.)
  • In the video, I show how to foil a stamped image. You may need to play around with the Minc setting and cardstock shims (as I showed) depending on the powder, cardstock weight and image you use. But it is worth the experimenting! I have found the inexpensive WOW Bonding Powder works great, but you can try any “sticky” powder or clear embossing powder.
  • Try a setting of 3 or 4 when applying foil to cardstock. Some cardstocks are thicker and need the higher 4 setting.
  • You can see all the cool and inexpensive papers, products and accessories that the Minc Machine has HERE.
  • Don’t have the money for a machine? You can use foils with double sided tape – as I show in a video HERE.
  • If you want to print your own toner paper on a laser printer, click HERE. Just download and print.

Next, be sure to go over to Kristina Werner’s blog. She has a follow-up to my video… showing how to create awesome projects with foil along with some great downloads.

GIVEAWAY

Giveaway time! I have 3 rolls of foil to get your started in a foiling addiction. (You can use them without a machine – as I show in the video HERE.) For your chance, leave a comment below by 11:59pmEST on 8/11/15 telling me if you have tried foiling yet. (The winner’s name will be randomly selected and posted on my “Winners page” after the giveaway closes. International folks are eligible, too!)

Also, be sure to watch my Instagram and Facebook pages – I will be giving away some foil prints that I have made.

HEIDI SWAPP

The Minc Machine is a product created by Heidi Swapp. Although I don’t know her well, I have known her for years. (I started out in scrapbooking 15 years ago.) Recently, Heidi lost her son to suicide. I highly recommend reading her brave post HERE. Depression is so very real, unfair, and terrifying. My prayers are with their family. If you would like to send a card to them, please check the info HERE. ##

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Interested in the products I used? To make them easy for you to find, I have listed them below. (Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. This is NOT a sponsored post – I purchased the products myself.) Click on the letters below each picture to go to a favorite store: Simon Says Stamp (SSS)Amazon (AZ), etc.

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Video: Liquid Adhesive Solutions Update + GIVEAWAY

Hello. Today’s video is an update for fine-tip, no-clog, adhesive solutions.

[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Affiliate links used. To watch the video in HD on YouTube, click HERE.]

My two favorite adhesives are Ranger’s Glossy Accents and Multi Medium Matte. Glossy Accents is a clear, strong adhesive that I like to put on top of embellishments for some shine. Multi Medium Matte is a very strong adhesive that dries matte. However, I find that changing out the tips of these bottles gives a better application and prevents them from clogging. I had done a video on this awhile back but wanted to update it as I get a lot of emails asking if these solutions still work.

For small bottles (such as the Mini Glossy Accents and Multi Medium Matte), I like to take the nozzle off with pliers and replace it with the Quilled Creations fine-tip nozzle. When placing the cap back on, press lightly. Pushing too hard may result in getting it stuck or damaging the needle. Also, I’ve found that the connector piece can come off, which I don’t mind at all, but it’s a personal preference.

For large bottles (such as the large Glossy Accents), I remove the nozzle with pliers and replace it with the Scraperfect No-Clog Writing Cap. I suggest wiping the tip off of glossy accents before placing the cap back on. I really like that the needle in the cap prevents clogging.

Another solution that is cost effective is placing a plastic hang tie (off of clothing) inside the applicator. No need for the cap and it prevents clogging as well.

There are many options out there (trust me – I think I tried them all!), but these have worked the best for me. Hopefully, one of these will work for you too!

GIVEAWAY

How would you like to win TWO Quilled Creations bottles, a Glossy Accents and a Multi Medium Matte? For your chance, leave a comment below by 11:59pmEST on 7/31/15 telling me your favorite liquid adhesive. (The winner’s name will be randomly selected and posted on my “Winners page” after the giveaway closes. International folks are eligible, too!)

SUPPLIES

Interested in the products I used? To make them easy for you to find, I have listed them below. (Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All featured products were personally purchased.) Click on the letters below each picture to go to a favorite store: Simon Says Stamp (SSS), Ellen Hutson (EH), Amazon (AZ), etc.

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New Simon Says Stamp Inks + GIVEAWAY

Howdy!

I will be back tomorrow with a video using and featuring some of the newest products from Simon Says Stamp. However, I have been getting *a lot* of emails this morning asking about how the 12 newest colors of SSS dye inks compare to the older ones. In tomorrow’s video, I will give a close look at each color. But in the meantime, I thought I would share some images here.

But first, here are the newest Simon Says Stamp products:

Below are all the Simon Says Stamp ink swatches. I know these are not the best photos but I was in a hurry this morning. (I am guessing I am not the only mom spending 3.5 hours on average each day driving kids around to summer activities! OH MY.) But I am hoping that the photos will at least show how the inks differ.

If you are new to these dye inks and their properties, please check out THIS video for more info. To create your own ink swatches, head HERE.

GIVEAWAY

How would you like to win one of the new stamps and dies from this release? For your chance, leave a comment below by 11:59pmEST on 7/25/15 telling me which of the new SSS products is your favorite. (The winner’s name will be randomly selected and posted on my “Winners page” after the giveaway closes. International folks are eligible, too!)

See you tomorrow with more info, including ink swatch downloads for these new inks.

Take care!

 

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