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Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Join the 1st eclectic Coterie!

An eclectic Coterie
coterie(noun) co·ter·ie [koh-tuh-ree]
an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose


We are really excited about our latest promotion. We are bundling both the Fall and Winter Glimmer Mist colors.....BUT hurry because this offer will expire on September 30th. It's just in time for some holiday shimmer.

The Details
Purchase all twelve (12) seasonal colors for $79.99(plus shipping).

FALL: Aspen Yellow, Autumn Leaves, Harvest Orange, Juniper, Merlot, and Red Maple.
WINTER: Frosty Nights, Gingerbread, Winterberry, Mistletoe, Snowflake and
Sugar Cookie.

Additional FUN Details
If we sell 40 bundles, everyone who purchased the seasonal bundle will receive a free bottle of Glimmer Mist Patina($6.95 value) absolutely free!

NOTE: 15 Glimmer Mist bundles have already been claimed, so we need to invite 25 more friends.

If we sell 80 bundles, everyone who purchased the seasonal bundle will receive both Glimmer Mist Patina AND Glimmer Mist Antique Brass($6.95 value) free.

That's right....the more people at our eP Coterie, the more free stuff you will get with your bundle purchase. We'll keep you posted on the eP blog as to how many more people we need to invite in order to add free Glimmer Mist to your packages.

So your mission is to share this offer and enable all your friends. The more people who join this coterie, the more Glimmer Mist we all add to your collection. These limited edition colors are only available for the fall and winter season.

eclectic Paperie is making this exclusive offer through our blog and weekly newsletter. This eP Glimmer Mist special will not ship until the eclectic Coterie is over.

Offer Expires: This offer is only good from September 18th to September 30th. eP Glimmer Mist Special bundles will not ship until early October.

Daisy & Joy

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

New Stickles colors have arrived!

Burgundy, Baby Blue, Cotton Candy, Gunmetal, Cinnamon...oh My! New Stickles have arrived in 5 new colors. We were so excited to see these at Summer CHA . They are just in time for the holidays. Do you realize that Christmas is in 90 days from today! Here are some quick facts about Stickles™ Glitter Glue by Ranger industries:

  • Acid Free
  • Non-Toxic
  • Non-setting
  • Easy-flow tip
  • Water wash-off
Each bottle has .5 oz of sparkle magic. It has a fine tip so that you can add glitter to those tiny places. It's a one step process and not as messy as pouring a bottle of glitter onto your projects. Add dots, squiggles and some glitter to enhance your stamped images and paper crafts. When it dries, your projects will have the glitter magic. Note: Stickles is not a dimensional liquid(eg. Crystal Effects or Diamond Glaze).

There are 35 individual colors available and eclectic Paperie has all of them. We even offer an "I Want it All" package in the 5 new colors.

Hope your day "sparkles" today!
Daisy & Joy

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Yo ho! Yo ho! A Pirate's Life for me!

Avast! My husband and some girlfriends reminded me that it's Talk Like a Pirate Day today, September 19th. My husband, David, is a big fun of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers(Go Bucs!) so anything pirate-themed is always fun. So for ye landlubbers, ye best be reminded that we be carryin' the following pirate stamps:

Ollie's Pirate by Stampendous

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angels

We have received numerous emails and orders regarding this really fun product called Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angels. It really can add a lot of pizazz and texture to your projects. First, here are a couple things you should know:
  • Water-based, archival safe, acid-free, and non-toxic.
  • The liquid itself is also tinted/dyed so it's not just colored glitter and water.
  • You only need a fine mist to get the glimmer on your projects.
  • You have to shake it really well each time to get mix-it up but there is no mess or clumps.
  • There are 50 colors to choose from.
So, there are couple things you do need to know about Glimmer Mist. Because it is water-based, you need to use heavy-weight paper or will need to flatten your paper since it could buckle depending on how much Glimmer Mist you spray on your papers. You can control the intensity of the shades based on how much you spray or if you use several bottles to achieve shades of color. You can also use a heat gun to speed up drying time and set the Glimmer the Mist.

I played with some bottles the other day to see what a little Glimmer Mist would do to different papers so here are the results. It really is hard to capture the results on film but you'll get the idea and come up with your own ways to use Glimmer Mist.

Glimmer Mist on Prima Flowers: How cool is that to spritz a little Glimmer Mist on some Prima Flowers and freshen up some old favorites. Or spritz some on white Prima's for color and glimmer. The flower on the left was what I started with and the flowers on the right are what they look like after the Glimmer Mist was sprayed on.

Glimmer Mist on Cardstock: Here is a close-up of Glimmer Mist on Always Artichoke cardstock. The weight of SU cardstock is great for Glimmer Mist. It really shows up on dark colors.

Glimmer Mist on patterned paper: To really add some subtle dimension, try spritzing a little on some patterned paper. If you are like me, you have some bits and pieces of patterned paper lying around that really needs to be revived. The Glimmer Mist gives these patterned papers an antique feel to it. Check out Lisa Zappa's blog entry where she made a card using the Glimmer mist on patterned paper.

Glimmer Mist and stencils: You have a bunch of stencils lying around? I used a Heidi Swapp Mask(which we are getting) to make my own patterned paper. It's very hard to photograph but the subtle shimmer on the circles is pretty fun. You can make your own stencil shapes by using all those punches you have.

The photo of the tag was made using one of the Heidi Swapp masks on a manila tag. I sprayed it with one color of Glimmer Mist to cover the tag. Then lightly sprayed some Harvest Orange Glimmer mist. I also tried a couple different bottles and sprayed all of them on white and vanilla cardstock with varying results. It was like making my own patterned paper. I figured that I could cut it into mats and or use my punches for some fun embellishments.

Finally, I used some Glimmer Mist on some painted chipboard and a metal tin. This is a Provo Craft tin that took the Glimmer mist well. I really like how it left that "flecked" look on the tin. It looks like when you use an old toothbrush to flick some paint on a project, but with a little sparkle, too.

I tried the Glimmer Mist on a metal DVD tin but it just beaded up on the metal. I tried it on some ribbon but because it is water-based, it did not take to the ribbon.

Finally, it does take a little practice as there is a slight learning curve to using it. I think that it also depends on what kind of surface you decide to spray on. A good tip that someone shared was to use a cardboard box(like an old box that was shipped to you) and put the papers in them(Thanks for that tip, GIRLS) to spray. I then learned to mist/spray once like a test spray before I actually sprayed the paper or project that I wanted the Glimmer Mist on. Use a heat gun if you want to speed up the sparkle and glimmer.

There are so many possibilities. Think of all the holiday projects that could use a little extra glimmer and sparkle?

Glimmer All the Way!
Daisy & Joy!

Monday, September 17, 2007

New Fancy Pants Stamps

They have arrived! Fancy Pants Designs has done it again and released 2 new 12x12 stamp sets at Summer CHA. We have them in stock and they are "fancy".

In My Words has 41 acrylic stamps in this set. Lots of flourishes, swirls and journaling-type pieces.

From the Garden is even more amazing with 50 stamps in the set. There are these cute little angel wings in there that would be fun to play with. There are word stamps, swirls, hearts and even a "Handmade with Love" stamp included.

We also have the new Fancy Pants Papers but give us a little more time to upload those.

More fabulous products that have found their way into the eP product mix are:
We are expecting new Stickle colors soon. We are waiting on more Bind-it-All machines to arrive but we do have the new Bind-it-All tool kit that will make it's way very soon into our inventory. Check back tomorrow and we'll tell you a little more about Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angels. This product is "HOT!" and there are new seasonal colors coming soon.

Friday, September 14, 2007

New Paper Salon Tins and Papers

Paper Salon introduced their new acrylic stamp sets at summer CHA and are they cool! The stamp sets come in a metal tin with a clear top are signature of their fun packaging. The Paper Salon papers (Spice, Snow Days & Ornamental) are cheerful and vibrant. They may not be your traditional seasonal colors but that's the cool part and fun designs, too. Here is a card sample that was taken at CHA at the Paper Salon booth.

Sunday, September 2, 2007

A lil' paint & bling can make a difference!

It's fun to be able to use some of your paints and embellishments to add a little fun to something like your computer. My husband is an Apple fanatic ( so he finally converted me. I have high hopes that this new MacBook will serve all of eP nation more efficiently and not crash, too. I saw this cool plastic cover at the Apple store and just thought that it would like much better with a some painted daisies and some bling. Using my Fancy Pants Bella Brush and Dabber paint(Snow Cap) was easy. Acrylic stamps make it easy to stamp any surface. Then I added some of the Adorn-it Jewels for the middle and voila! Now it's easy to find and spot where my computer is. Gives it some character.