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Archive | August 1, 2010

Trendwatch: Tickets

Left in a strip, used for journaling, as the perfect little paper accent, or as a part of a layered embellishment…I love tickets. They are nothing new in scrapbooking, but recently I have noticed an increase in the number of manufacturers that are creating ticket products. From actual paper tickets to stamps, stickers, and die cuts – tickets are all the rage.

Supply list:

Large and small, printed and plain, vintage or new, I do adore tickets! There’s something about such a classic piece of ephemera that just works for me, whether I’m scrapbooking a trip to the fair or just an ordinary day in my life.

If you’re looking for the real deal, I suggest visiting www.etsy.com and searching for tickets.

I did a vintage ticket search, and I’m almost sorry I did. There’s a lot of fantastic stuff available, and I want it all! That said, real tickets aren’t acid free or made to last, so you’ll either need to be comfortable with that, treat them with an archival mist or acid free preservative spray, or look for reproduction products made for scrapbooking. Today I am going to share some favorites I’ve found in my CHA Summer 2010 sneak peek hunting, as well as some that are available from previous releases.

Kaiser Craft has these printed chipboard elements (which I absolutely adore) that include several tickets.  The line that this chipboard sheet is from includes some other ticket items as well.

Making Memories Je t’Adore line is filled with sweet Parisian inspired details – including a set of tickets shown above.

Pink Paislee is releasing a roll of tickets with the House of 3 Parisian Anthology line. I really like how they’ll be so useful and easy to ink, paint, write on, and otherwise customize.

While the new Fiskars border punch says postage stamp, when I look at it I see the edge of a ticket! I could use this along the left and right side of a paper to make myself my own punched ticket – I think it will be very cute, especially on a larger journaling “ticket”.

These ticket stamps will work with Tim Holtz’s Alterations Ticket Strip die from Sizzix [Scrapbook.com|Two Peas]. Tim isn’t new to the ticket scene – in fact some of my favorite tickets to use at the moment are his Journaling Tickets [Scrapbook.com|Two Peas] that I showed in my layout example.

Looking to get your hands on more tickets right away? Here are a few fantastic products you’ll find on shelves now:

Pink Paislee’s Starlight collection is a favorite of mine (see more of it in this article), especially the sticker sheet. [Scrapbook.com|Two Peas]. The glitter accented ticket stickers are just the thing to add to any layout or project.

Little Yellow Bicycle has these [Scrapbook.com|Two Peas] tickets that come with a cute pocket – I love both the idea and colors. Taken apart or used all together, this is a lot of fun.

Maya Road has a variety of tickets. I like these [Scrapbook.com|Two Peas] kraft tickets a lot. The variety is nice.

If digital is more your style, check out Katie Pertiet’s variety of ticket products.  I especially like the ones with the months on them (shown above).

Rhonna Farrer also has some lovely digital tickets available now at House of 3 – they are one of my most printed and used digital kits.

Need even more? Jenni Bowlin also makes a variety of tickets, some of them themed [Scrapbook.com|Two Peas], and Making Memories’ Vintage Findings [Scrapbook.com|Two Peas] and Panorama lines also included tickets. [Two Peas]

Tickets are not a new idea in scrapbooking, but they have been gaining in popularity, and this scrapbooker couldn’t be happier about that!

Do you have a favorite ticket product? How do you use tickets on your layouts? Please feel free to share!

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In-Store Sales Week of August 1st-8th

Welcome to our new weekly sales feature on Scrapbook Update! Retailers can easily keep up here on what their competitors are doing, and shoppers can find out where there are deals!

Please note that sales may be subject to regional variations or conditions. Scrapbook Update is not responsible for errors or omissions.

Michaels:

  • TGIF Teacher Fridays – Teachers save additional 10% off their purchase on Fridays. Good every Friday through 9/24 with educator ID.

AC Moore:

  • Cricut Expression Bundle with 4 cartridges $269.99
  • Cricut Cartridges $39.99
  • Topload Scrapbook Albums – 2 for $9
  • Jolee’s Stickers – 40% off
  • Packaged Paper – 40% off
  • Clear and Wood Mounted Stamps – 40% off

JoAnn Fabric & Craft Stores (good thru 8/14):

  • Cricut Personal Electronic Cutter $84.99 (Buy online at Joann.com)
  • Cricut Cartridges $33.99 (Buy online at Joann.com)
  • Die Cuts With A View 12 x 12 stacks $9.99 (Buy online at Joann.com)
  • Papercrafting Supplies – 40% off
  • Papercrafting Tools – 30% off entire stock
  • Organizing Essentials Creative Cut Center $129.99 (Buy online at Joann.com)
  • Art Bin Summer Colors Super Satchel $8.99 (Buy online at Joann.com)
  • Die Cutting Machines & Accessories – 40% off
  • The Paper Company 8.5 x 11 Value Pack Papers $2.49
  • Print & Cardstock Open Stock Papers – 5 for $1
  • Provo Craft Cricut Cake Machine $299.99 (Buy online at Joann.com)
  • Provo Craft Cricut Cake Accessories – 25% off (Buy online at Joann.com)
  • OttLite & Clear Cool Desklamps – 50% off (Buy online at Joann.com)
  • OttLite 25w Hyde Park Floor Lamp $74.99 (Buy online at Joann.com)
  • OttLite 13w Slimline Task Lamp $24.99 (Buy online at Joann.com)
  • Smart Space 6 Drawer Cart $39.99
  • All Lighting – 50% off (Aug. 6th-8th only) (Buy online at Joann.com)
  • Buttons – 50% off entire stock (Aug. 6th-8th only) (Buy online at Joann.com)
  • Cricut Expression Personal Cutter $249.99 (Aug. 6th-8th only) (Buy online at Joann.com)
  • K & Company Papercrafting Embellishments $1.79 (Aug. 6th-8th only)
  • Offray Spool o Ribbon – Buy Three Get One Free (Aug. 6th-8th only)
  • With each $50 pre-tax purchase, get a $10 super saver card (Aug. 6th-8th only)
  • Teacher Appreciation Days – Save 20% off your purchase and get a free tote bag with teacher ID (August 14th & 15th only)

Hobby Lobby:

  • Entire Stock of Scrapbooking Rub-ons – 40% off
  • Entire Stock of Cricut Cartridges & Accessories – 30% off
  • Entire Stock of Clear Stamps & Mounting Blocks – 40% off
  • Spellbinders Die Templates – 30% off
  • Entire Stock of Scrapbook Totes & Organizers – 30% off

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