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Old 10-20-2019, 07:35 AM   #121
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Now that is a lovely idea! And also, please encourage your design team to use different styles. When every major designer’s cards look the same, or all have distress ink backgrounds, that doesn’t help the crafter who doesn’t use that style or doesn’t have distress inks.
To expand just a bit on this comment and the one from whoistracy, I think that the designers forget that there are stampers/crafters who may be intimidated/turned off by a constant barrage of creations that they feel they could never accomplish. It would be nice to see a variety of skill levels represented, as well. Maybe do a couple of versions - one nice basic one for the beginner and a stepped-up version, as well...
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To expand just a bit on this comment and the one from whoistracy, I think that the designers forget that there are stampers/crafters who may be intimidated/turned off by a constant barrage of creations that they feel they could never accomplish. It would be nice to see a variety of skill levels represented, as well. Maybe do a couple of versions - one nice basic one for the beginner and a stepped-up version, as well...

That is a very nice idea! I have noticed in the emails I get from Gerda Steiner Designs, they are addressing the need for examples for beginners. I don’t have any of their stamps but I love that they are doing this!
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To expand just a bit on this comment and the one from whoistracy, I think that the designers forget that there are stampers/crafters who may be intimidated/turned off by a constant barrage of creations that they feel they could never accomplish. It would be nice to see a variety of skill levels represented, as well. Maybe do a couple of versions - one nice basic one for the beginner and a stepped-up version, as well...
I remember back in the day, one of the scrapbook magazines (I think it was Simple Scrapbooks) used to have a column where they would show a simple scrapbook layout, a more advanced one, and an expert design. I think that was my favorite feature in the magazine.

ETA OK, found it! It was Scrapbook and Cards Today. It's a free online magazine (you pay for printed version), but I haven't seen the "Easy, Detailed, Expert" feature in a long time. I hope they bring it back!

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I remember back in the day, one of the scrapbook magazines (I think it was Simple Scrapbooks) used to have a column where they would show a simple scrapbook layout, a more advanced one, and an expert design. I think that was my favorite feature in the magazine.

ETA OK, found it! It was Scrapbook and Cards Today. It's a free online magazine (you pay for printed version), but I haven't seen the "Easy, Detailed, Expert" feature in a long time. I hope they bring it back!

I met the publishers at a Stamp & SB Expo, and they also visited my LSS. They’re so so nice. I bet they’d consider it or at least respond if you - anyone - contacted them. It’s really hard for a hard copy magazine to survive.

(I subscribed to the hard copy to support them but stopped since most reading is Amazon ebooks on an iPad because my eyes have gotten worse and adjusting the font/background/spacing helps tons.)

Meanwhile, we could do a challenge like that to help newbies - or anyone. And is “Detailed” still simple but just with tons of embellishments or extra stamping?

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I don't buy a lot of new stamps or crafting products in general (so I may not be the best person to answer) but I'd love to see some vintage/victorian/art deco/retro etc. styles. I'd get bored if there was an overload of them, but it's fun to see something different occasionally.

I really dig the vintage stuff to, and right now (new to the scene, been looking at a literal ton of paper), Stamperia is my fav, with Graphic 45 and then Carte Belle. All 3 of these brands mostly do theme sets of vintage and retro designs. Stamperia and Carte Belle are Italian brands. They are a bit pricey, but they are really amazing. I have some Stamperia cardstock and could send you a photo if your interested. Also got some Tim Holtz cardstock, but the design details are based on real ephemera, rather than original designs.

Stamperia does cardstock, rice paper, stamps and more, usually in theme sets.
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I don't remember how this came up in my feed (must have looked for something else) but there are several vintage papers at The Rubber Buggy. I'm linking to one I never heard of (but vintage isn't my style):

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@bjeans, I think I will email them and ask if they can bring it back. I used to use the "Detailed" version because it was the "Simple" layout with a few added embellishments. They also added some layers and extra touches here and there. I still like the magazine, and like you read the digital copy most of the time because of storage issues. I did receive the latest edition in hard copy for free with my Scrapbook.com order.
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To expand just a bit on this comment and the one from whoistracy, I think that the designers forget that there are stampers/crafters who may be intimidated/turned off by a constant barrage of creations that they feel they could never accomplish. It would be nice to see a variety of skill levels represented, as well. Maybe do a couple of versions - one nice basic one for the beginner and a stepped-up version, as well...
That's a great idea! Kind of like the "more is more" DD challenge each month.
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To expand just a bit on this comment and the one from whoistracy, I think that the designers forget that there are stampers/crafters who may be intimidated/turned off by a constant barrage of creations that they feel they could never accomplish. It would be nice to see a variety of skill levels represented, as well. Maybe do a couple of versions - one nice basic one for the beginner and a stepped-up version, as well...

As someone who is totally new to this crafting scene, my reaction to lots of things has been "OMG really?".

Yes, please, easier projects.
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@bjeans, I think I will email them and ask if they can bring it back. I used to use the "Detailed" version because it was the "Simple" layout with a few added embellishments. They also added some layers and extra touches here and there. I still like the magazine, and like you read the digital copy most of the time because of storage issues. I did receive the latest edition in hard copy for free with my Scrapbook.com order.

It never hurts to ask. I asked MFT to bring back retired stamp sets. The response from the customer service rep was basically that is something we will never do. Two months later they started releasing retired sets every month. I was thrilled.
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@bjeans, I think I will email them and ask if they can bring it back. I used to use the "Detailed" version because it was the "Simple" layout with a few added embellishments. They also added some layers and extra touches here and there. I still like the magazine, and like you read the digital copy most of the time because of storage issues. I did receive the latest edition in hard copy for free with my Scrapbook.com order.

I could email too, mentioning it was brought up here. Such a fun idea: simple, simple ramped up and advanced.

I emailed SSS to ask if a die set was going to be manufactured for an alpha stamp set that fussy cuts well except for the inside of letters like O and P, and they apparently had enough people ask that they’re coming out with it.
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I am very advanced stamping girl. I don't even like those 700 step tutorials with the $700 in supplies to create a card in 700 hours, lol.

I know the companies want to sell a lot of supplies. I know they pick the big influencer's to promote this. I know this is a form of marketing and advertising. If I see a blog with way too many tools that are expensive and not your standard cardmaking tools I click the close button.

I am truly and honestly excited and support those who love all those steps. I like basic tutorials that I can make fancy and advance. I am probably asking the industry for Golden Unicorns and rare My Little Ponies.

I remember when stamping was all sorts of different talent and abilities. The way the new marketing is being projected it seems to be one way. I know that is not true but it is the most popular at the moment. I would love to see a lovely balance again.
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What Taylored Expressions came out with - literally today - is exactly the type of innovation that makes my heart sing. While I’ve been using stencils lately, and these open up options, spark ideas and make stencil life easier, it’s not just that. It’s that they fill a gap for some (not all) of us crafters.

Here’s one of them with the video. Love the positioning lines too.
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@bjeans, I think I will email them and ask if they can bring it back. I used to use the "Detailed" version because it was the "Simple" layout with a few added embellishments. They also added some layers and extra touches here and there. I still like the magazine, and like you read the digital copy most of the time because of storage issues. I did receive the latest edition in hard copy for free with my Scrapbook.com order.
ETA: I emailed and received a response today. Jen Walker thanked me and said that she will discuss it with the editorial team.
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That’s terrific. I’ve been too obsessed with baseball for the past few days to do much but will email them now too, and mention the response here.

ETA: Just did.

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Already got a response, also from Jen. Fingers crossed! I’d re-subscribe - good to support the publishers - it’s hard for them to survive.
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I have bought the value pack of adhesive multi-coloured fun foam from the kids' section at Michaels to use for adding dimension to die cuts, background panels, etc.. I would love to see someone make a value pack of all white adhesive fun foam as that's the colour I most need to use. Here's the pack I'm talking about:

6"" x 9"" Adhesive Foam Sheets by Creatology, Primary Colors

Susan, I have bought rolls of white and black fun foam at Michael's. It's always on the bottom shelf where the fun foam is located.
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I'd like to see more companies produce their products in the United States.
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Susan, I have bought rolls of white and black fun foam at Michael's. It's always on the bottom shelf where the fun foam is located.

Linda, are those rolls adhesive on one side?
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The funny thing is the first stamp I ever bought on ebay was a small fishing one...from britain! I didnt realize it till later when paypal converted it. Really nice seller actually.

First of all-go to ebay and ask for fishing rubber stamps-you get like 1300. go to 96 views on the page and you will skim fast bc a bunch of it is fish itself. Also check etsy-they have TONS of real looking fish.

Penny Black has a nice one
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magenta has a full scene fly fisherman in the river

every company kind of has them so poke around. Dont settle! I am not promoting spending money. I want you to get the one you really like. I have been known to wait for literal years to get a stamp.

Thank you for the link to that Penny Black fishing stamp! I just ordered it. I’m always looking for fishing stamps that aren’t fly fishing.
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They are cute, but not cutesy....if that makes sense?
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Darice used to make a ribbon storage bobbin similar to floss bobbins, only larger. I have my ribbon stored on them and my entire storage system is set up to use those bobbins. Unfortunately they were discontinued and I can't seem to find anything similar. I really wish they would bring those back again!
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Darice used to make a ribbon storage bobbin similar to floss bobbins, only larger. I have my ribbon stored on them and my entire storage system is set up to use those bobbins. Unfortunately they were discontinued and I can't seem to find anything similar. I really wish they would bring those back again!


Are these any good? I am not sure-do you want round or flat bc floss can come on either...

these are round.

Empty Sewing Machine Bobbins Cord Ribbon Storage Spools Reels Plastic White | eBay

A lot of kinds on etsy under ribbon bobbins.

I just made my own flat ones out of cardboard after Sue (gregzgurl) suggested it.
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Thanks for the ideas. These were flat, plastic, and super convenient. Just pop open the package and start winding the ribbon. They came in packages of 10 and stored multiple yards of ribbon. I know I could cut some kind of cardboard ones but I am lazy and just wish Darice would make them again. Etsy has so many choices, but not exactly what I was looking for. Thanks for the suggestions!
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Annie, these may be too small at about 2.8” but like these?
Wood ribbon organizer thread and chain spool bobbin 920 | Etsy

These show ribbon but don’t have measurements. She calls it cardboard; guessing it’s chipboard:
Kraft card bobbins cardboard spool winding card for ribbons | Etsy

There are quite a few like these plus more on eBay. I’ve thought about getting them for my smaller pieces of ribbon. I don’t have a big collection and rarely use ribbon though.

Best Craft Organizer folks have great ribbon storage with a winder - they sell all the pieces and some are sold on scrapbook.com, SSS, etc., and there are videos. I keep looking at it at Stamp & SB Expos but never take the time to figure out exactly what I need.
https://www.bestscrapbookshelf.com/p...-dispense.html

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Thanks for the links to these products. I will have to do some measuring to see if any of them would work in my system.
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Linda, are those rolls adhesive on one side?

Susan, those do not have adhesive. I use my ATG to adhere them.


Something I would LOVE to see in the industry: I'm going to use an example, not to single the company out because I absolutely love this die set. Here's the card by Kelly Lunceford for Pinkfresh Studio. I'm using this card as inspiration for my Christmas cards, so I have an assembly line going on. See the little accent sprigs and individual leaves in a lighter shade of green? I would love more dies included for these 2 elements instead of having to cut each one individually. If I were making one card, it's not a problem; but since I'm doing 30 or so, it would help so much if I could cut several at a time. There are more, but I can't think of any off the top of my head.

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Linda, so what might be thought of as a type of layering dies (just not for backgrounds)? If so, Altenew has some, which they call 3D, like this one: https://altenew.com/collections/laye...den-3d-die-set
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Thanks, that's not what I mean. What I would like are multiples of the same die so you can cut several at once.

Another example is this set of dies from Divinity Designs; I usually make 9 sets of these for a 3 X 3 layout on a card. It makes a beautiful Cathedral Window design. I ordered one set at first, then ordered 2 additional sets, so I can cut an entire row at once.

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I think I get what you are saying Linda. If a basic design (ie the wreath on your example) calls for multiples of a shape, you would like the option to get a big set of them so you can run it much fewer times? That makes total sense to me.

Would a choice be to get whole wreath dies and then cut it up into parts to create a layered look? I dont know if that would be much less work though....

I bet Kittie747 might have a thought to help you with that. She does all those AMAZING layered cards and I have seen some great wreaths in her gallery. You might PM her. She is super nice-I have asked her Qs in the past.
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I get what you're saying, Linda, and it makes a lot of sense. When I need multiples of the same shape, I usually use my electronic cutters. If you don't have that option, it's very tedious if you have only one die to use.
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Oh, I totally agree on the multiples. What's with the window box set I have which only has one shutter so that has to be cut twice. It would be great for ornament dies where sometimes you have several ornaments but only one ornament cap die provided.

On the same sheet, I'd like to see more solid dies included with open outlines where relevant, too. I love my MB Chinese Lanterns, but so far I don't think I've used them without the solid lanterns to back the outlines, which I bought separately. I like fussy cutting, but not that amount of it.
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WJ, I tried cutting parts of the wreath; it looked terrible because it completely covered the darker wreath. The accent leaves are smaller.

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Old 11-13-2019, 05:30 AM   #156
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The number of people/times a die set is used to make multiples probably doesn't come close and I for one would be irritated to pay a higher price for a set I want because it has multiples of the same die(s), sorry. Depending on the die and the machine you are using you may be able to cut more than one at a time, otherwise buying more than one of any sets you plan to use to mass produce is probably your best option.
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The number of people/times a die set is used to make multiples probably doesn't come close and I for one would be irritated to pay a higher price for a set I want because it has multiples of the same die(s), sorry. Depending on the die and the machine you are using you may be able to cut more than one at a time, otherwise buying more than one of any sets you plan to use to mass produce is probably your best option.

Which is exactly what I've done. I get what you're saying because most people don't mass produce like I do. It would be a great compromise if the companies offered the option of purchasing extra accent dies.
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Also, putting mass-production aside, many flower sets require several petals the same size and you might have to cut some petals four or five times. I have a poinsettia like that and a couple of others too. Alongwith my window set with only one shutter, I think there's definitely a case for bring able to cut enough pieces to complete a basic project in one pass.
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Which is exactly what I've done. I get what you're saying because most people don't mass produce like I do. It would be a great compromise if the companies offered the option of purchasing extra accent dies.


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