Sunday, 31 July 2016

Hipster Birthday

Isn't it funny how words appear in our language seemingly out of nowhere?  A couple of years ago I had no idea what a hipster was and now I can't seem to avoid them!   So today I have quick card perfect to celebrate a birthday for the hipster dudes in your life.

I started with a kraft panel and used a black pigment ink and a sponge dauber to ink through the mustache stencil from Echo Park.   I then used the funky new Happy Birthday Border die from Lil' Inker Designs to die cut a double border from both teal and gold card, layering them up with a little off-set for a 3D look.  I cut the panel down and layered up the sentiments over a black background.

I die cut a mustache using a Paper Smooches die from gold cardstock to make focal point - I was taking inspiration from Blackpool illuminations (or Vegas) the sort of bright neon signs that run up lamp posts so a strip of the teal card with Hipster spelt out using Owen's ABCs from Lawn Fawn added a bold statement front and centre.


August is set to be a BUMPER month for stock arrivals with lots of brands bringing their seasonal offerings to the market.
  • We have brand new paper collections from My Minds Eye in stock with some beautiful designs for Christmas and all year round.
  • The August release from My Favorite Things which features lots of fun products for Halloween as well as lots of other fun items will be in store on Wednesday
  • We have our order in to Concord and 9th for their 1st Birthday release which has some gorgeous new products (including a follow up to the super popular Hugs die "wink") which will hopefully be in store for 9th August (or very soon thereafter)
  • We ordered the entire new release from Altenew plus masses of restocks yesterday (within seconds of the new release going on sale to retailers)  We hope to have that by mid-August but Altenew are always busy so it takes them a little while to ship to us.
  • Both Lawn Fawn and Avery Elle have HUGE releases this month including Christmas and Halloween products and both will be in store at the same time as they are released in the USA (towards the end of the month) as our orders are already in.
  • Mama Elephant took July off but will be back on 15th of August with a great new release.
  • We are still waiting for the new Hero Arts products to arrive - the UK distributor has updated that to be "expected mid-August" so watch this space.

The final bit of news is that we are taking a mini-break next weekend to go and see a gig on Friday night so although the store will remain open orders received after 5pm on Thursday will start to ship on Monday 8th August and it may take us a couple of days to catch up on packing so please bear with us if you don't get a shipment notification quite as quickly as you're used to!


  1. Enjoy your break. I hope you have lots of fun, you deserve it!

  2. A fun card for a trendy gent! Thanks for the stock update too. I'm lurking whilst the MFT release goes live on Wednesday :)

  3. Fun masculine card today, thank you for the inspiration and the updates for the store. Enjoy your mini break away x


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