Thursday, May 28, 2009

Not just for binding…

One of the coolest tools around is the Zutter Bind It All tool. It’s small and compact. It's the key ingredient to binding your project into the perfect project. Whether it's wire bounding a chipboard book or binding some decorative papers, the Bind It All gives your project a perfect finish. It’s not just for binding…as the girls were playing around and made the coolest embellishment. So what’s the big secret…well, check out this picture below and see the paper that has the punched out edge. There is a punch for this but the Zutter has the same effect. Slide your paper in as if you were going to bind it. You’ll end if with just the holes. Once that’s done, take a scissor and cut a small sliver down the middle of each rectangle punch out, giving it the effect of the “journal” punch. This design has been really popular and know you can do it on your Zutter. Always cool to utilize a tool in so many ways then one…tip for the day!

Mention this blog and receive 20% off on your order for a Zutter Bind It All tool! We also have one in the store for you to try out as well!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

"TAKE -n- Make" Class Kits...

Scrap -n- Stamp is now offering kits for you to TAKE -n- make at your own time and anywhere! Class kits are available on request with instructions and all the pieces ready to go! Even better, you have our blog to refer back to with nice pictures for each step (no black and white)...what you see is what your making :-)
Front Cover of the wordbook-glue down all the black lettering's to the book. The book should have hole already punched out to the left of each page. Take the "open" wire and place each page through the wire-squeeze wire close shut to bind the book.

Page two

Page three- Adhere to two square pieces along with the red mickey head as embellishment.
Page four- In order to get the "layered effect" you will need to take the black sheet and adhere it to the edge of the red piece the letter "K" on it (Hint: You will need to adjust the black sheet accordingly to make sure the "K" lines right up to the next letter. REPEAT this step with the remaining pages of the wordbook). Take the two bracket and glue down. Take the yellow part of the sun and place over the black and red section on the right page. With the larger orange circle as the center of the sun and the two small circle as the ears to mickey.

Page five - The large yellow rectangle is the sheet that goes behind the embossed red sheet of paper. Take the skinny striped polka dot trim and adhere to the overlap section between the black and the yellow sheet to the right. Mini file folders are embellishments (see below).

Page six- Adhere to yellow polka dot sheet. Take the red circle scalloped die cut and adhere. Take the mickey head and use as embellishment. The four corners can be paste on top of a picture to give it a "framed" look.
Have fun!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Graduation "waterfall" cards available!

Pull the ribbon down and each card piece will open one layer at a time...

Want something a little extra special. This waterfall graduation card is perfect. It's more then just a card, it had more area to add small pictures and room to journal special memories! If you would like to learn how to make your own, give us a call and will set up some time to teach you...just pick out your design!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Congratulaions Class of 2009!!!

Do you have a special someone graduating this year?? Of course you want to get them a special something to say "Great Job", Well stop by the store for some outstanding custom made graduation cards. We have several to choose from specially created by Debbie, Renee and Denise, so you know they are fabulous!!!! But hurry in we only have a limited supply of these custom cards. We even have some done in Franklin High colors, go wildcats!!! Congratulations to all the graduates from the Girls at Scrap-n-Stamp.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Memorial Day Weekend...

Scrap -n- Stamp will be closed Monday May 25, 2009 in observance of Memorial Day. The Girls here at Scrap -n- Stamp want to take this time to remember all of the brave men and women who have given their lives serving our country. The bravery and courage that these men and women have displayed is above and beyond what we could ever imagine. So, on this day of remembrance, we want say "Thank You".

Everyone have a safe weekend!!!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

News from Imaginisce...

This was the message they sent to all the retailers...and we wanted to pass it along to you

"NEW Imaginisce Collection Availability Policy
Thanks to the increasing number of loyal fans like you, the Imaginisce brand is gaining momentum. Consumers are repeatedly visiting stores in search of the next fresh Imaginisce Collection. For example, Wild Things – a recent new release, was so popular that some of the items in an anticipated three month supply sold out in a single month. Place your reorders while supplies last!"

So with that said, I know customers have come back to us once they have purchased some paper they love but to only find out that it's gone or sold out. We noticed for us "retailers" the last year we have seen some big changes in the scrapbooking industry. Once a release comes out, whatever they make in production lot is it. They no longer "re-print" and whats out out there. Boo-hoo for us, as some of the papers are so cute, we want to re-order and by the time we do...the paper line is sold out.

What does this mean for the consumers? See a paper you like, buy it and buy as much as you need before it's gone (no joke). Now a days, the new lines of paper only releases one lot (meaning-no reprinting). A part of me understands why...times have changed, so many lines of paper out there- if they print too much...then they have old paper (and who wants old paper). With paper releasing almost every quarter, vendors are reducing each print session.

We just wanted to pass on the news that we get to make sure you're informed. BTW: We still have both the Wild Thing and Teacher's Pet Line but it's going fast.

Happy paper shopping!

Friday, May 15, 2009

New, New, New...All kinds of fun items now in stock...

Well, just this week alone, we have received quite a bit new and fun items in from Cosmo Cricket, Doodlebug Designs(sea life, zoo and the cutest cupcake and ice cream papers), The Paper Company(tropical and birthday papers, embellishments, ribbon, transparencies and rub-ons), and new to us is Bella Blvd. papers(pretty and cute birthday designs-cupcakes too! and family/heritage). So, come by when you get a chance and check out all of the new and cool stuff.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Cosmo Cricket

Just in from Cosmo Cricket, two super cute collections. Snorkel and Early Bird !!! And back by popular demand Mr. Campy. So come on by and check out our new paper. We have also gotten some other new line's in from Creative Imaginations and new bling!!!!

Friday, May 8, 2009

S....crap Challenge Winner...

We would like to congratulate Lucy Damian on a job well done. Lucy is our winner for the "S...crap Challenge". She did a fantastic job utilizing her scraps to come up with a creative and colorful patchwork card. Keep up the great work Lucy!!! We would also like to say "Thank You" to the others who participated in the challenge, you ladies are so creative!!!

Just a reminder to everyone, we have now started our new opening hours which is 11:00am Monday-Friday. The closing hours still remain the same at 6:00pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday and 7:00pm on Thursdays. Saturdays are the same hours: 10am-6pm.

Thank You and have a great weekend!!!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

The "Wild Thing" from Imaginisce - Just In!

New paper line called the Wild Thing just arrived from Imaginisce. The clear rubber stamps are to die for. Hurry and come in to get your first pick. Happy Scrappy!

Monday, May 4, 2009

“Clearly” Creative (Acrylic Album):

It’s “clearly” still the hottest trend for 2009. The ideas are endless and the finished project is gorgeous! Scrap -n- Stamp wants to bring you only the coolest and newest ideas in town…and this is it! This nine page mini acrylic album will show you how easy it is to incorporate rub-ons, transparency overlays and embellishments that are “clearly” seen throughout the album. We’ll even show you simple and easy tips and techniques on how to create the perfect project. You'll be one of the very first to show off this new trend for this year! Class sign ups are going on now...

Friday, May 1, 2009

National Scrapbooking Day - Saturday, May 2, 2009 SALE at Scrap -n- Stamp!

This Saturday is officially National Scrapbooking Day. Yes, believe it...we have our very own holiday. This is the day we take time off to scrap, scrap and scrap our hearts out. What better way to celebrate then to have a big SALE! Sorry, we don't have any marathon crops going on...but we'll make it up by having 2 FREE make -n- take's (6x6 scrapbook mini page & a card perfect for someone special!). So come by and visit us...everything will be 25% off with a free gift for every purchase. Happy National Scrapbooking Day!