Monday, November 29, 2010

Winter Holiday Open House

Our annual Winter Holiday Open House is taking place this weekend - Friday, Dec. 3rd from Noon-6pm & Saturday, Dec. 4th from 10am-5pm

Join us for FREE winter themed make & takes! We'll be showcasing some NEW products from Cheery Lynn Designs (dies & embossing plates), Crafts Too (embossing folders), Joy and Marianne (cutting & embossing dies).

Enjoy 10% off all purchases made at Open House.

Our trade show booth is set up in the heated warehouse (location of our old retail store: 7035 E. Grand River, Fowlerville - across from the Post Office), where we will be serving snacks and refreshments.

Hope to see you there,
:) Stacey

Thursday, November 25, 2010


I have many things I am thankful for, but one of the most recent blessings in my life has been the opportunity to travel across the country to share the joys of rubber stamping with others who are as addicted as I am to this wonderful hobby.

I hope you have a fantastic Thanksgiving holiday with loved ones as you count all the many blessings in your life.

— Stacey

Sunday, November 14, 2010

More Embossing Plate Fun

Ready for more embossing plate fun? The samples shown here are from Cheery Lynn Designs and are available for purchase at
The next several examples require a tabletop die cutting/embossing machine and a thin rubber mat.


#3 Embossed Cardstock

creates raised "hills" and recessed "valleys" in the paper

#4 Sanded Embossed Cardstock

requires Core'dinations color core cardstock and sanding block

#5 Faux Sanded Embossed Cardstock

medium to dark colored cardstock and White Dye Ink Pad

#6 Inked Embossed Cardstock

 use ink pad direct to paper to color the "hills"

#7 Inked Embossing Plate

ink plate to color the "valleys"

#8 Sponged Embossed Cardstock

colors the "hills" and "valleys"

#9 Easy Color Embossed Cardstock

requires Easy Color transfer film

 #10 Colored Hills & Valleys Embossed Cardstock

creates a 2 tone effect

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Embossing Plate Fun (without a machine)

There are so many looks you can get with one embossing plate, here are just a couple to get you started:

No machine required for these two techniques!

#1.  Litho Plate Transfer

Rub Shades™ dye ink directly onto plate, place cardstock onto inked plate and use a brayer to evenly transfer ink from the plate to the cardstock.

For the sample to the right, I used Shades™ dye ink in Tank green on the E127 Foliage Embossing Plate by Dies Direct and used a wide rubber brayer to transfer the ink to white CS.

#2.  Reverse Image Stamp 

MagicStamp™ Foam Block required. Make a reverse image stamp of the pattern on the plate by heating up a block of magic stamp foam and pressing it into the plate while warm. Ink the foam like you would a stamp, and when you stamp it on cardstock you’ll get a reverse impression of the pattern on the plate.

The sample pictured here was created by pressing a MagicStamp™ Foam Block onto the E127 Foliage Embossing Plate, inking with Shades™ dye ink in Paprika and stamping onto white CS.

Check back soon for even more embossing plate fun!