Well, clearly I have no self-control. I was planning on making this announcement next month after the stamps arrive but like a quarter burning a hole in a 10 year old's pocket, I can't wait! Besides, the dreaded Hobby Lobby is already pushing Christmas so anticipating the Halloween/Day of the Dead season doesn't seem so bad. And unlike the evil HobLob, I pay for the contraception of all my employees. True, I am my only employee and I've been told that my personality is all the contraception I need... but that's another story for another time.
NEW HALLOWEEN &
DAY OF THE DEAD DIES!
I've only had these for a few days and I already love them! These dies are fairly intricate - if you've worked with more detailed dies you know that they work best with a shim, or an extra piece of card stock when you run it through your machine. This is especially true if your machine has been used a lot and is looser than a 3 dollar....
oh nevermind. Anyway, you'll thank me when you're poking all the teeth out of the Sugar Skull or around the fingers of the Skeleton Hands.
The Sugar Skull looks great colored with your glitter gel pens or Wink of Stellas. It comes with a couple of small flower dies if you want to put them over the eyes. And the Skeleton Hands... how do I love thee? Let me count the ways! You'll get both hands (including radius and ulna) - I thought about doing just one to make the die less expensive and you could just flip one over for the opposite hand. But then you'd have to run it through twice and if that would annoy me, I'm sure it would annoy you. Although I was really just thinking about me.
I put a piece of black card stock behind the Papel Picado so you wouldn't see the boney arms and tied them all together with embroidery thread. They'd make a great dangly embellishment on a card or scrapbook page or for your Halloween tree. You've got a Halloween tree, right? How about Sugar Skull earrings?
The Ghost Die is a single die but you can flip it over for the mirror image. I outlined the ghosts with clear Stickles glitter which you can't see at all in the photo. I think this would look great die cut in vellum.
There will be some new stamps to go along with these (Ghostly Greetings, etc) but those will come next month (mainly so that they will be on next month's credit card bill!). The dies will be on the website later this week and in stores very soon. Stay tuned!