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eBosser Updates and Embossing Folders Print E-mail
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Written by Cathy Smith   
Friday, 14 December 2012 00:00


We are thoroughly enjoying the eBosser die cutting machine -  

What, exactly, is the eBosser?

It's the new, fully automatic and large format embossing
die cutting system that we are thrilled to carry at Simple Pleasures.

It's universally compatible with most cutting dies and embossing folders.
It easily cuts and embosses materials up to 8.5 inches wide and 11.7 inches in length, too.

 Now in stock ...

10 different eBosser 8 1/2 x 11inch embossing folders

In addition to being able to use these folders in the eBosser,
those of you who have the Sizzix BigShot Pro Machine can also
use these embossing folders in your machine.

Here are images of all ten of the new eBosser folders we have.


Folder Delicate Dots     Folder Divine Damask

Delicate Dots                             Divine Damask 


Folder Dotted Elegance          Folder Gracious Argyle

 Dotted Elegance                Gracious Argyle


Folder Magic Celebration     Folder Make a Wish

     Magic Celebration                     Make a Wish   


 Folder Perseverance                Folder Regency

     Perseverance                                  Regency


Folder Whimsical Wishes          Folder World of Thanks

        Whimsical Wishes                         World of Thanks         


Also in stock for the eBosser,

Replacement Cutting Mats

 Embosser Cutting Plates


Embossing Mat and Magnetic Shim

Embossing Mat & Magnetic Shim


 And, the eBosser itself is in stock!

A recap of the eBosser -

It's the new, fully automatic and large format embossing AND die cutting system.
It's universally compatible with most cutting dies and embossing folders.
It easily cuts or embosses materials up to 8.5 inches wide and 11.7 inches in lenghth, too!


 eBosser SP Video


just click on the link below to see Shelby in action with the eBosser
in our very first Simple Pleasures You Tube Video Tutorial!!
Shelby takes the ebosser thru some paces with dies from Cheery Lynn, a Sizzix Bigz die,
embosses with an embossing folder and more.


On our second video, Shelby uses the eBosser as she takes you through
tips and techniques for die cutting felt ----

she used Memory Box and Poppystamp dies
and the Sizzix Tim Holtz Pillow Box die.

 Check it out here

 Die Cutting Felt MBO Dies


and Suzanne used her eBosser with the Impression Obsession mitten die here

Die Cutting Felt IOB Mitten

When you visit the videos, be sure to subscribe so you'll receive 
our upcoming You Tube tutorials as they are released.

We LOVE die cutting and are well-stocked with the goodies to meet
all your die cutting needs.

Happy Cutting!



Bo Bunny "Mistletoe" Christmas Fun Print E-mail
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Written by Cathy Smith   
Sunday, 11 November 2012 00:00

The Bo Bunny "Mistletoe" Christmas collection is here -
and is the inspiration for fun card creations and layouts!

BBP Mistletoe Collection

 Jacque made several cards using bright, cheery
collection of papers  along with some of our other paper crafting fav's -

like Memory Box dies, A Jillian Vance Designs dies, Penny Black stamps and, well,
just take a look for yourself ....

"Celebrate the Season" Snowman Card

DTJ BBBM Snowman Card

This Penny Black stamp set is a featured part of the cards Jacque made.
In addition to the snowman and message stamps used, a bit of dimension
was added with the Creative Impressions webbing trim and
Elizabeth Craft Designs red glitter dot stickers.


"A Gift for You" Gift Card Holder 

DTJ BBPM Tree Gift Card

This card is more than "just" a card - it is also a "gift",
holding a gift card inside for the lucky recipient .....
the stamped message and tree stamp are courtesy
of the same great acrylic Penny Black stamp set "Let It Snow"
and blingage is again courtesy of those great little glitter dots!


"Merry Everything" Card

DTJ BBBM Merry Everything Card

 How cute is this card?!?
Love the stripes of the Bo Bunny Mistletoe collection of papers
in combination with the dots papers and dots ribbon accent, don't you?
The "Merry Everything" stamped message is matted on the Memory Box Penna Frame die.

Speaking of dies, let's use another die for  
another gift card idea ....

this one featuring the Jillian Vance Pocket Die

 AJV Pocket Die

and the finished card


featuring more of those fun "Mistletoe" collection papers
as well as SRM stickers and red glitter dots.


Here's a recap of the cards - quick and easy card crafting!

DTJ BBPM Cards Grouping


To top things off, how about a 
Christmas layout for commemorating the holidays?
To help you cature those fond memories of special times with family and friends
after all the holiday excitement winds down.
 DTJ BBPM Layout

You guessed it,
BoBunny Mistletoe papers and
Elizabeth Craft Designs glitter dots sticker bling are a recurring theme,
this time accentuated with Memory Box flourish dies for this layout.

The SRM "Merry"  is from their We've Got Your Sticker collection make the title for the layout easy peasy.

We'll be back with even more ideas for the holidays,
soooo much holiday creativity coming your way in the posts to come,

Thanks for stopping in!



Sizzix "Pop'n Cuts" Card Creativity Print E-mail
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Written by Cathy Smith   
Thursday, 25 October 2012 00:00

Wow - the possibilities with Karen Burniston's Sizzix "Pop'n Cuts" dies are amazing!

KB Thinking of You Card

We were sooooo fortunate to have Karen visit our store
and showcase her wonderful Sizzix dies and share her creative ideas with us.

Karen kicked off her weekend at Simple Pleasures with an eClips demo. She showed how she used the eCal software
to create images of your own, welding, grouping and the Tim Holtz Stamp2Cut cartridges.

 KB eClips Demo


 How about a make'n take featuring the Sizzix 3D EvergreenTree pop-up die? So cute and so easy to create.
Karen added the Basic Grey "Happy Holidays" message on inside of the card and added a bit of bling
with Elizabeth Craft red glitter dots, and a ribbon bow on the treetop as a final touch.

KB 3D Tree Make n Take         KB Make n Take 2


Here's another Evergreen Tree die cut and put on a card.

KB 3D Evergreen Tree


Here's a beautiful card, created by Els of Elizabeth Craft Designs. 
The card features Karen's Silverware die. The silverware was die cut and embossed
with Elizabeth Craft DesignSilver Shimmer Sheetz.

Isn't it lovely?!?

KB ECD Silverware Card


Now, how about some Pop'n Cuts Cards?

Pop'n Cuts cards are A2 sized cards, that feature a "pop out" component when you open the card.
The main element of all of the Sizzix Pop'n Cuts cards is the card base die.

KB pop n Cuts Base Die

The base die creates a score at the center of each card, and comes with a pop-out component.
Shown here are six of the different pop-out components available.

 KB PC Cards 6

The truly great thing about the card base die is that Karen designed it to be simple AND interactive.
Simply switch out the inner pop out component from the base die with any of the many others Karen has designed,
for  many  other types of 3D pop out cards!!

There are more than 12 different pop outs that are available for the base die ....


Karen has designed lots of additional accent to 
to accessorize your cards,
inside and out!!

Class attendees LOVED the cards they created in class ...

KB Class Photo

 eight different Pop'n Cuts cards.
Here they are - aren't they FUN?!?

 KB Halloween Card      KB Dino Card

The Halloween card incorporates the Tim Holtz Mover and Shaper pumpkin die and the Deena Bigz Picket Fence die.

Where did the cute dinosaur come from? Well, from the eClips "Boy and Girl" cartridge!

               Ready for more Pop'n Cut card inspiration? Here we go .....

KB Birds Card     KB Love Card


Are you likeing what you see ......


KB Flowers Card    KB Heart Wings Card


Mix'n match a variety of Sizzix dies with the
 Pop'n Cuts dies and the possibilities are endless. How about these ....


KB Thanks Card    KB Christmas Card

 See the wreath next to to Karen's Sizzix lamppost die on the Joy card?
That wreath is made from the Holly leaves on a Tim Holtz die.


We're having a hard time reigning ourselves in - so here are several more
Pop'n Cut card ideas for you, showing you first the outside of each card

 and then the WHAM, BAM - a Pop'n Cut card interior!

 Happy Birthday card front
with  Simple Stories papers

 KB Happy Birthday Card Front


and card interior 

KB Happy Birthday Card Inside


Birthday Wishes card front 

KB Birthday Wishes Card Front


and card interior

KB Birthday Wishes Card Inside


Congratulations card front

 KB Congrats Card Cover


and card interior

KB Congrats Card Interior

CELEBRATE ... all your card making with pizzaz

with Sizzix Pop'n Cuts dies

for distinctive card creations, inside AND out!

 Want to see Karen's You Tube showing you how her
Pop'n Cuts dies work?

Just click the link and enjoy -
then hop on over to the store to get your
Pop'n Cuts dies ....

Remember, our Sizzix cutting dies are
Buy 1, Get 1 HALF PRICE every single day!!

Impression Obsession - A Beavy of Beautiful Dies Print E-mail
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Written by Cathy Smith   
Sunday, 07 October 2012 00:00

The ABC's of distinctive dies are definitely here -  Amazing, Beautiful and Certainly Delightful, not to mention Exquisite, Fun, and .... ok, you get the idea, we could go through the entire alphabet describing these new dies from Impression Obsession.  We're creating lots of samples to share with you, but for now, we thought you might enjoy seeing every single one of the new Impression Obsession dies for yourself.


Twig Wreath

IOB Branch Wreath 1

 Elegant Border Duo Dies
There are 3 different Duo Dies. Each has 2 borders, 7.5 inches long.
The borders can be used together, as shown on the sample below.
Or un-join the dies to use them as single dies.

Here's the  Border Duo 2, DIE018-V.......

IOB Border Duo 7.5in


Five different leaves in this set of dies.
See the debossed veins that are detailed on each of the leaves?!

IOB Leaves Set Debossed Veins 3


Tree Line

IOB Winter Hills 4


This beautiful Fancy Round Ornament, comes with a topper and bow.
Cut it out completely as shown in the gold ornament in the upper righthand corner.
Or, DON'T completely cut it out and you'll get an embossed ornament,
like the red one on the left.

IOB Round Ornaments 5

 Here are a few of the first Impression Obsession dies that came out earlier this year -

 Circle Shaker Frames

IOB Circle Shaker Frames

(and there's a matching same-size stamp to match)

IOB Butterflies


 Square Shaker Frames

IOB Square Shaker Frames

And here's a card made with Impression Obsession bird and nest dies,
used with their coordinating bird and nest stamps.

 IOB Bird Nests Card

 Back to the fabulous NEW die arrivals ...

Halloween Hill

IOB Halloween Hill


Mini Rectangle Tags Die013

IOB Mini Rectangle Tags 1


Mini Rectangle Tags Die014

IOB Mini Rect Tags Die014


Mini Circle Tags

IOB Mini Circle Tags


Mini Square Tags            

IOB Mini Square Tags


Another of the wonderful new Border Duo dies,

IOB Border Duo 3 DIE019V

LOVE this Pine Branch die!
IOB Pine Boughs

Bird Set
(Branch Die sold separately)
IOB Bird Set

Fence Border
IOB Fence Border

Bare Branch with Leaf
IOB Bare Branch with Leaf

Christmas Tree

IOB Christmas Tree

IOB Birdcage


And another beautiful Border Dou Die

IOB Border Duo 3 DIE017



IOB Flags


Fence Trio

 IOB Fence Trio



IOB Pennants


Fancy Tree Set

IOB Fancy Tree Set


Now, for the final two new die sets ....
what do YOU think, did we save the best for last?

Mitten Set
including Mitten, Snowflake and Bow
(AND there are stamps to match also)

IOB Mitten Die Set

The mitten die is great in conjunction with the
Impression Obsession Cover-a-Card background stamps,
like the Nordic Christmas background stamp used
on the mitten in the upper righthand corner here.

Yeppers, we have the background stamps, too!

Snowflakes Dies Set

Not just "another" snowflake - these are so intricate,
wait till you see the project samples we are working on with these!

IOB Snowflakes Set


IOB Snowflakes 2

 We're making lots of samples to share with you using these new dies on cards, mini books
and scrapbook pages -  so stay tuned.
Thanks, Impression Obsession, for these super new dies!!!


eBosser and More Die Cutting Deliciousness Print E-mail
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Written by Cathy Smith   
Tuesday, 11 September 2012 00:00

Betterr than a two-pound box of chocolates ... Really!

So many great new die cutting tools and goodies have just arrived - A Jillian Vance Design (AJV) stamps and dies .... Spellbinder makes the A Jillian Vance Design dies, so you KNOW how great they are!

AJV Dies

In the upper righthand corner, just below the zipper die, is the pocket die ---- we've got  ideas coming you way with those, to be sure!!

Here are a couple of card samples that were on display at the recent tradeshow that enticed us to order these yummy dies and stamps.
The very, very nice thing about their stamps and dies is they have created lots of great sentiments and components to work with the dies - for a braod range of occasions or "Just Because".

This "Say Cheese" Card incorporates the classic Polaroid die frames as well as camera and message stamps...

 AJV Say Cheese Card     

 And the Wedding Wishes Card uses exquisite label, cross and poinsettia dies and also incorporates a wonderful stamped cross background and sentiments that are perfectly matched in size to the label die at the center of the cross.

AJV Wedding Wishes Card


 We've got lots of ideas coming your way with the new AJV goodies. As a matter of fact, you can hop on over to the blog post in our Tips, Techniques and Tutorials section for the how-to's on Shelby's Gift Card Wallet featuring the AJV Zipper die and coordinating stamps - a truly interactive experience!       


 Lots of new Sizzix arrivals, too, for our die cutting and embossing fun.
Reminder: Our Sizzix dies and Embossing Folders are
Buy One, Get One HALF PRICE
every single day!!

We've got the Bohemia Textured Impressions Embossing Folders
and there are lots of great designs and some fun embossing borders, too.

Siz Bohemia Embossing Folders

And more fun additions from Sizzix are 
"Frames & Fun" by Stephanie Barnard -
 frames and flourish dies with coordinating stamps
packaged together for "No Brainer" creative possibilities! 

 (There are several more, but here is a "taste" for you)

 Siz SB Frames and Fun Dies

There are also 4 new Framelits nesting dies from Sizzix -
great basics to have in your die cutting arsenal.


But that's NOT ALL ....

remember, I said it was BETTER than a two-pound box of chocolates. And as we all know, one of the sweetest things about a two-pound box of chocolates is the VARIETY that surprises us with each chocolate we taste-test!!

So, without further adieu, we are thrilled to let you "taste-test", so to speak, our newest arrival in the die cutting tool family at Simple Pleasures.

The eBosser

eBosser SP Video

What exactly is the eBosser?

It's the new, fully automatic and large format embossing AND die cutting system. It's universally compatible with most cutting dies and embossing folders. It easily cuts or embosses materials up to 8.5 inches wide and 11.7 inches in lenghth, too!

just click on the link we've provided and you'll see Shelby in action with the eBosser in our very first Simple Pleasures You Tube Video Tutorial!!
Shelby takes the ebosser thru some paces with dies from Cheery Lynn, a Sizzix Bigz die, embosses with an embossing folder and more.

NO CALORIES eBosser Taste Test
via our You Tube Video Tutorial on the eBosser
(While you're there, be sure to subscribe so you'll get upcoming You Tube tutorials as they are released)

Not sure you really "need" the eBosser just yet?

No Worries - we have a great new accessory item for you to use with the die cutting system you may already have and use and use and use.
It's the Lifestyle Crafts Genius Ultimate Magnetic Platform System.

And the ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL THING about this system is that it is a basically universal system.
Use it in you Big Shot, Vagabond, Cuttlebug, Epic or Evolution machine, whichever workhorse machine you have!

QK Genius Ultimate Platform


The kit comes with a  MAGNETIC platform and includes two mats, one for embossing and one for cutting. The cutting mat is new and improved, longer-lasting with less curling. As a bonus, the kit includes a set of 10 nested dies (NOT the circles shown above, but a set of 10 nested labels with a $24.99 value).

Pretty Yummy, Hummmm .......

and No Calories either!

 So that's our update for the week on the exciting NEW die cutting tools and accessories we have received. Now, time to get back to some paper crafting fun. What should I do first, try out those new AJV stamps and dies, or play with the magnetic platform a bit - oh, wait, I can do both at the same time!! Happy Crafting!

Impression Obsession Dies and Stamps, Too! Print E-mail
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Written by Cathy Smith   
Wednesday, 06 June 2012 06:52

We've received a wonderful shipment from Impression Obsession of stamps and dies .... yes, Impression Obsession is now making dies! Jacque and Shelby, two of our talented Design Team contributors, have been creating with the new arrivals, so prepare to be inspired by these cards!


IOB Dont Worry Card

 Shelby used Liquid Pearls as centers of the Maya Rose rosettes on this card - what a great touch!

IOB Dont Worry Closeup


And how about this cute card - great for Copic coloring ...


IOB Watering Can Card

We love die cutting - and stamping, so what could be better than Impression Obsession dies and stamps that quite literally are "made for each other"?


IOB New Home Card Supplies

In many cases, you can choose between rubber cling stamps or wood mounted - which both coordinate with the low profile dies we have come to love! These dies are great to work with. These dies are manufactured by the same company that makes Cheery Lynn dies and Memory Box dies, so there are NO WORRIES about these dies!

Here's a closeup of Shelby's New Home card.
I love the plaid background she used; it is one of Simple Stories "Baby Steps" papers.

IOB New Home Card


And look at what Jacque did with the house die ....
there really is "No Place Like Home"

IOB No Place Like Home

And how about that cute bird, and the bird nest? You guessed it, stamps with matching dies make is so quick and easy to create with.

IOB Bird Nests Card


"Hang in There" is the name of this next pair of birds,
Shelby used on the "We've Moved" card. And there are LOTS of sentiments stamps that will go nicely with this pair also.
There's "Best Friends", "Have a Beautiful Day", "I like Hanging Out with you" and several more.

IOB We've Moved Card


Impression Obsession has always been know for their wonderfully detailed, almost "sketched" images.
We love the Classic Truck stamp Jacque used on these cards, and as usual, they have thought of everything.
There is even a stamp that says "You're a Classic"!

IOB Classic Car Grouping

This is just a taste of the new Impression Obsession arrivals at the store.

We hope you'll stop in to see more of their tantalizing goodies!

"Flip-it" Card Creativity Print E-mail
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Written by Cathy Smith   
Thursday, 17 May 2012 00:00

Have you had a chance to explore the possibilities with the Sizzix "Flip-it" dies?

Six different card dies in all, each creating a square card, complete with score fold lines and cutouts that
flip over for viewing from both sides of the card. There are additional dies that coordinate for easy accents on the cards.

As you'll see on the card samples we have for you, there are two score lines built into each die, making the cards easy to fold and filt into square envelopes. And we have some beautiful, shimmery soiree envelopes from Memory Box that you can use with these cards.

 We suggest you use  the Sizzix Premium Crease Pad instead of the top clear cutting pad
for best results with the Flip-it dies.

FI Dies Grouping

How about some card ideas with these fun dies?
Gretchen and Lynne, two of our amazingly talented Design Team contributors,
have created some lovely cards to share with us.

The Heart Flip-it die is featured in this card; isn't it cute?!

FI Heart Card                  FI Heart Card Closeup

And upon closer look, you can see the wonderful accent stitching Gretchen added on the borders and on the heart itself. Little Yellow Bicycle "Lollipop Stripe with glitter" and Bo Bunny "Pink Punch Double Dot Flourish" papers were used on this card, along with a Just Rite stamp "Thank You" message on the heart.


This "Smile" card shows us the Square Flip-it die in use, but changed up a bit with the card opening "Top to Bottom" rather than side to side. Nice variation, don't you think?

FI Square Smile Card


 We know that it can be a bit more challenging to create cards for the males in our lives, so it's time for a masculine card idea! This card uses the Diamond Flip-it card die, and Lynne used some Bo Bunny "Weekend Market" papers and Just Rite stamps on this card.

FI Diamond M BBP Card 1

      Here's another look at Lynne's card, in the upright position!  

FI Diamond M BBP Card Upright


Time for some circle fun now - with this elegant card featuring
Little Yellow Bicycle "Swoon" papers and cardstock sticker sentiments and embellishments. 

FI Circle Card 1 with die

Here's a view at the "Flip Side" of this Circle Flip-it card ....

FI Circle Card Side 2

OK, you've now seen 4 of the 6 different Flip-it card dies, so let's see some more great card ideas
with the other 2 dies.

We can never get enough of flowers, so here we go with Lynne's Flower Flip-it card.

FI Flower Card with Die

Here's a closer look at Lynne's card and her use of the Maya Road zipper and a button for the flower center.
Bella Blvd papers, Just Rite "Just for You" message and teeny tiny flower embellishments add to the fun.

FI Flower Card Closeup

And how about this cute card from Sizzix with the Fancy Frame Flip-it card die?
Did you know, the Framelits nested fancy frames dies work great with this Flip-it card die, too!!

FI Fancy Frame card

Our final card in this parade of cards is another masculine card idea.

Gretchen used the Diamond Flip-it card die, in another sideways card presentation.
Love the use of HEARTS on this "guy" card .... it works!!
Reminisce "Compass" paper, Maya Road burlap trim, Just Rite stamped message and
some embellies for that added touch.

FI Diamond M Rem Card

Here's another view of this card so you can see the flip side ...

FI Diamond M Rem Card Flipped

Surprise, another sentiment is revealed!

We hope we've gotten your creative juices flowing with ideas using these fun dies.
Email us YOUR Flip-it card creations to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
We'd love to see them!

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