Have you ever seen a cool product highlighted in Creating Keepsakes and thought “Ooh—I wish I knew more?” Now you can! Simply visit this "Cool Products" area of each issue, and you’ll find expanded coverage for many of the products currently highlighted in Latest & Greatest, The 4-Product Challenge, features, and sweepstakes. Companies provide the information—see what they want you to know!
AC Cardstock Boxed Variety Pack
American Crafts’ solid-core cardstock comes in a classic “weave” texture, five sizes (12" x 12", 8 1/2" x 11", 8" x 8", 5" x 7" and 4" x 6") and 75 colors in popular shades and hues, including Primaries, Brights, Pastels, Tropicals, Neutrals and Earth Tones. The variety pack’s innovative, patent-pending packaging includes a cutaway corner for easy viewing, 60 loose sheets of paper, and quick box conversion into convenient home storage with easy access. For more information, visit www.americancrafts.com.
ColorBox Cat’s Eye Queue Luxe Metallics Inkpad
Add shine and sparkle to cards and pages with these six shimmering metallic inks. They’re all stacked up and ready to go. Suggested retail is $10.00. Please visit www.clearsnap.com for more information or call 800-448-4862.
Craft Glue Dots
Glue Dots International
Strong, versatile Craft Glue Dots are now available in a new adhesive dispenser. The Dot N Go adhesive dispenser dispenses Craft Glue Dots one at a time or several at once just by rolling over a surface. Great for handmade papers and heavy embellishments, Craft Glue Dots stick to just about anything. Craft Glue Dots Dot N Go dispensers retail for $5.49 and are available at scrapbooking and craft stores nationwide. Learn more about Craft Glue Dots and the new Dot N Go at www.gluedots.com.
With the Cricut Jukebox you can use up to six cartridges simultaneously with just the push of a button! Never swap Cricut cartridges again! Linking three Cricut Jukebox units allows you to use up to 18 cartridges with ease. The Cricut Jukebox will automatically change cartridges for you when used with the Cricut DesignStudio software. Use with all Cricut machines. $89.99. For more information, visit www.cricut.com.
Decorative Craft Mesh
Reinvent your pages with Magic Mesh. Add pizzazz, texture, and 3-D effects to pages, cards, tags, memory books, and other projects with our craft mesh. The opportunities are limited only by your imagination. Magic Mesh is a self-adhesive, repositionable decorative craft mesh that adds dimension and texture to any page or project. The mesh comes in a variety of weave thicknesses and textures, including Dottie Ann’s (polka dot) and a new Linen Weave—over 50 products in all. Visit www.magicmesh.com for more information. Be creative, have fun, and make extraordinary projects!
Dinosaur Die Cuts
Roar your way into creating any dinosaur shape using the QuicKutz Squeeze and the collection of Dinosaur shape dies. Die cut patterned paper, cardstock, vellum, light chipboard or fabric to create a one-of-a-kind shape! Shapes range from $6.99 to $12.99 and are approximately 1 1/2" tall. For more information, visit www.quickutz.com or call 888-702-1146.
Primitive and native designs come back from extinction with BasicGrey’s Dino Stamp. To use it, simply peel the stamp from the transparent backing, apply to a clear acrylic block, ink it up and you are ready to stamp. For more information, visit www.basicgrey.com.
Epson’s CreativeZone website www.epsoncreativezone.com features easy-to-use, free templates to create craft projects for adults and kids alike. The site consists of more than 200 project templates for users to download and create unique scrapbook pages, party decorations, and much more. Each project comes with highlighted skill level, list of supplies and products needed, and step-by-step instructions to re-create them at home. A few fun boy-themed pages include soccer, basketball and pirate-themed pages!
gel-à-tins Clear Stamps
Express your individuality and creativity with gel-à-tins—clear stamps in a metal tin. You’ll find a variety of image, shape and letter stamps to help you create your own look and designs. Also try our gelly powder, a range of colorful embossing powder that includes both scented and glitter. For more information, visit www.gelatinstamps.com or call 800-383-2151.
His & Her Collection by Kelly Panacci
Sandylion Sticker Designs
Opposites attract! Let the battle of the sexes continue . . . LOL. With 6 coordinated double-sided cardstock papers, sticker sheets and clear stamps, you will be inspired to capture those funny “He said/She said” moments. All is fair in love and scrapping! Have fun with Kelly’s latest collection from Sandylion Sticker Designs. For more information, please visit www.sandylion.com or contact us at 800-552-4704.
Journaling Jots My Acrylix Stamp Sets
Close To My Heart
This six-stamp set is perfect for capturing and recording life’s important moments. The set comes with vertical and horizontal shaped lines and words: subject, event, date, and place. You’ll find this stamp versatile with a variety of crafts! With over 450 My Acrylix stamp sets available at any time, you’re sure to find additional complementing sets perfect for your current project. Available for $13.95 from your favorite Consultant or online at www.closetomyheart.com.
Little Boys My Acrylix Stamp Set
Close To My Heart
Let’s hear it for the boy! Does your little boy love toys? This stamp set includes some playful favorites, including a dinosaur, robot, airplane, car, train, and more. My Acrylix stamps are made from a clear acrylic polymer. You can see right through them to ensure proper ink coverage and placement, so you know that your page will turn out without a flaw. Available for $18.95 from your favorite Consultant or at www.closetomyheart.com.
Mini Tokens: Space Cadet
Buzz and Bloom
Awesome engraved chipboard! These cool mini tokens are engraved to add extra depth and dimension to your projects. You can paint them, ink them or use markers to color them! With 12 different designs to choose from, you’ll find a perfect mini token for all of your projects. Each pack includes four engraved tokens, each approximately 1 1/2". For more information, visit www.buzzandbloom.com.au or call + 61 3 9584 0132.
Oooh La La Layers
TaDa Creative Studios
Each of Tada’s two-sided paper collections includes coordinating Oooh La La Layers. These great insta-products have laser-cut designs that help you produce creative layouts in a snap. You can transform plain, solid papers into two color patterns. Layer the die cuts over printed papers to create windows or photo masks. Or, trim them down to create frames and embellishments. Oooh La La Layers can be used in numerous ways and come in a wide range of colors. Retail price is $2.50-$3.50. To view more Oooh La La Layers, visit www.tadacreativestudios.com.
Consider the neutral, soothing colors and designs of Making Memories’ delicate Paperie collection. This perfectly coordinated family comes in four color families, including rouge, mocha, greenhouse and poolside. MSRP: $0.69-$19.99. For more information, visit www.makingmemories.com.
Tiny Typewriter and Sans Alphabet My Acrylix Stamp Sets
Close To My Heart
With 173 letters in the Tiny Typewriter stamp set and 143 in the Sans Alphabet set, you’ll never run out of what to say! These stamps make assembling a title, word, or phrase so easy! This is especially useful when creating invitations, announcements, or a set of cards. The stamps come with upper and lower case letters, numbers, punctuation marks and shapes! Tiny Typewriter is $22.95 and Sans Alphabet is $18.95 from your favorite Consultant or online at www.closetomyheart.com.
Truck and Train Brads
Eyelet Outlet has done it again! Their truck and train brads are perfect for little (or big) boy pages. They also have over 20 new brad shapes, from cupcakes to owls. You will be amazed at the number of unique brad shapes from Eyelet Outlet. Check out their full line at www.eyeletoutlet.com (retail sales) or www.eyeletoutletwholesale.com (wholesale sales) or call 618-622-9741.
UGlu adhesive is a patented new technology combining industrial-strength adhesive with the convenient use of tape. UGlu is liquid adhesive in a new solid form that is waterproof, non-toxic and can even be cleanly removed. UGlu bonds faster than Superglue and has a powerful bond to most any surface, including plastics, wood, tile, drywall, carpet, metal, craft foam, stone, wallpaper, glass, foam board, fabrics and laminates. Made in the USA. Available at Walgreens, Hobby Lobby and other fine retailers for $3-$5. For more information, visit www.UGLUit.com.
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