Arrrrg. (Pirate talk) I've been a slacker while Jen and Janice have been out of town. After my 3 weeks of zero computers, tv and phones, I've become electronically challenged. A customer just told me that she was having "blog withdrawal". So, let's see...what can I talk about?? We have a full crop room right now (Friday evening) and it looks like a storm is a-brewing. Maybe you should hop in the car and ride out the storm here at the store! I've restocked Star Wars (I AM YOUR FAAAA-THER) and the new Quickutz release is slim (we only have two Central Park fonts remaining at the low price of $59.99...come get one before they're gone!).
Anyhoo...Jen and Janice return tomorrow and I'm sure they will have lots of exciting news, photos and product to share with us. And....Jen will get back to her awesome, mind-blowing blog entries!
Hey, Gang! Melissa here. I've returned from my 3-week drive to the central US of A and put over 4,000 miles on the rental car. We stayed in a lodge in Northern Colorado that had no television, no phones, no computers, and no cell phone access. It was amazing, but I'm so glad to be back to civilization, electronics, technology, and QUICKUTZ! Our wonderful UPS driver delivered the Quickutz shapes from the "Say it with Style" new release yesterday and they are AMAZING! It's all about the journaling, ladies and gents. Since my long sensory deprivation, I will be partaking in a long, leisurely shopping spree when I get to the store today. I can't wait to see you all.
We are in Florida at the summer Craft and Hobby Association (CHA) tradeshow. This is where we get to see and buy new collections that will be released over the next several months. LOTS of sweet stuff so far :) More on that later...I only have a few minutes before we have to meet with more vendors (woo hoo!), so this will be a quick update :)
Some things to note: * I found another retailer that has 13 of the QuicKutz exclusive Holly & Berries border dies. (View it here.) I know several of you have asked me if we could get more (and I said no). BUT, I finally found someone who has a few left, and she is willing to share! So, call the store today and get your name on the list if you're interested!! First come, first served :) *The new QuicKutz release was shipped in two shipments. We HAVE all the embossing folders, and they are each priced at only $4.99! You can see them here. The rest of the dies will be here on Tuesday as soon as our UPS driver arrives (usually before noon). There are 3 new alphabets, and they ALL have reduced introductory pricing! This pricing is only for a limited time so, if you like them, JUMP ON IT! *New UNITY STAMPS have arrived...that little pudgy owl is simply adorable! *Reminder - Kid's Camp with Melissa is coming up August 17-19. You can view the August calendar here.
And, last but certainly not least, THANK YOU to our fabulous staff for kicking in extra hours and 'holding down the fort' this week while Janice, Amy, Jody and I enjoy the tradeshow. We love ya!
The paper that is used is actually "fluffy", enabling the front to be debossed (and filled with ink) and the back to be perfectly flat. For example, if you letterpressed the front of a card...you would see the design on the front, but when you open it up, you cannot see any impressions...it's completely flat.
The Epic Six is the tool that you need to letterpress. A letterpress starter kit would include everything else you need to get started, including the paper, ink and printing plates (along with other items).
For the complete line of Letterpress items, click here to see them along with their prices.
If you are unfamiliar with letterpressing, there's a wealth of information on the web about it. You will note that letterpressing is typically a very expensive and labor intensive project. Thanks to QuicKutz, it is not only affordable, but it's something we can easily do from our homes! Just think of the Christmas cards, wedding invitations, notecards, business/calling cards and other fun things you can make with it. Personally, I see several people in my family getting personalized note cards for Christmas! And, for those who like to make an extra dollar on the side, you could very easily make sets to sell or take custom orders. Just think of the possibilities...
Below are the basic steps. QuicKutz has a video that puts it all in perspective, so hopefully they'll be posting that on their blog sometime soon.
Be sure to check out all the fun stuff on their website. If you have ANY questions about the Letterpress by L, please let us know!
Journaling is an essential part of scrapbooking. YOU have a story to tell. If you don't tell it, who will?!?
These new dies and embossing folders from QK are perfect additions to any project that you'd like to add your own words. Use them on a variety of projects to highlight quotes, dates, names and places. They're easy to mix and match and you can even use the scalloped shapes and journaling lines separately as well as together! Don't forget to try our new pop-up doors to add more dimension and interaction with your projects.
Add more dimension to your projects with new embossing folders. These 2x2, A2 and border sized embossing folders also have a journaling focus but include new patterns and shapes as well!
The Say it With Style release features 3 new alphabets with amazing intro pricing that will last through the end of August. Use them together with journaling blocks for even more style.
QK Club Die and Arrival Info
July's exclusive club die is a 2x2 journaling tag!
Due to a delay at QuicKutz, we do not have the dies today for the official release. We will be getting the embossing folders in a few days, followed by the dies. Watch our blog for arrival info.
Wow...I never thought this day would get here!! Our store demo tool is HERE and on the counter - WAITING for you to come in and give it a spin :)
We've had lots of questions on when the remainder of the tools will arrive.
Our first wave of tools will arrive early next week. If you were one of the first ones to buy it (waaay back in May), you will be the first to receive your EPIC. We are in the process of putting together a list, complete with date and time stamp, so that everyone gets them in the exact order they were purchased. If you paid via layaway, your date and time stamp will be based on the date when you STARTED the layaway.
Our second wave of tools will arrive the week after next.
After that, the waves will continue until everyone gets their Epic.
By the way, congratulations to CARMELLA...she purchased the very FIRST Epic!
And...on July 28th, QuicKutz will announce their BIG news, so stay tuned :)
New GLAZED cardstock by Bazzill! See the red strip and the holly green? PERFECT for Christmas! And the white, ivory and black are a great match for anything wedding related. Oh...the possibilities! So many of us love the Bazzill Dotted Swiss papers with those little raised dots. Now it is available in two different sizes with a scallop edge. The rectangles are perfect for card making!
As part of this month's Kid's Camp, our young ladies made these whimsical canvas wall hangings! Melissa had a great time and can't wait for the next Kid's Camp (yes, there are spaces still available!).
PLUS...we've had so many customers comment on Melissa's canvas (you can see part of it hanging on the back wall), she agreed to teach an adult class! If you haven't seen it, the canvas is hanging up in the store.
Both Kid's Camp AND the canvas class will be in August.
Stop by Beach Scrapbooks this weekend and save B-I-G!
If you love QuicKutz, you'll love this sale:
2x2 single dies - reg. $6.99 SALE $2.50* 2x2 double dies - reg. $12.99 SALE $4.50* 4x8 Alphabets - reg. $39.99 SALE $19.99*
AND... the rest of the store will be 25% off*!
From all of us, to all of you...have a safe and wonderful weekend :-)
*Sale runs Saturday July 4th and Sunday, July 5th. Applies to in-stock, MARKED merchandise only and cannot be used in conjunction with any other discount. Offer excludes previous purchases and specifically marked items. Sorry, punch cards will not be "punched".
Please note that we will be open from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 4th. Watch your email (and this blog) for weekend sale info! (I can tell you that QuicKutz 2x2s are going to be an AMAZING price!!)
New Sew Cute! layouts are available today! We've created a whole set of them based on the upcoming holiday weekend. Most of them are one of a kind creations, so don't miss out :) The FORCE was certainly strong in many of you yesterday! We debuted the new Star Wars collection and sold out of all but TWO embellishments. (There are eight papers, and - as of right now - they are all still available.)
If you are interested in the embellishments, please let an associate know so that we can put your name in our book. When our reorder arrives, you will be the first one called :)