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American Crafts Buys Imaginisce

American Crafts announced today that it has purchased manufacturer Imaginisce.

Salt Lake City-based Imaginisce was founded by Durham Brands, and was known for tools like their cordless glue, the iTop button maker and the iRock gem setter.

The purchase is effective immediately and new Imaginisce product, which will be unveiled at the Craft and Hobby Association trade show in Las Vegas this week, will begin shipping from American Crafts in August. The new products will include a vacuum-powered update to the iRock gem setter, DIY-favorite Milk Paint, innovative reverse tension tweezers, and three new themed collections of paper and embellishments.

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Especially For You

Especially for You (main) (600x400)

A patterned paper with a design that isn’t “all over” can serve as an excellent base for a quick card! Designer Sharon Callis demonstrates that technique perfectly here using a paper from Prima’s Rondelle A4 paper pad. The bird and flower design become key elements in the scene she created in the corner of her card simply through her placement and cutting of the paper.

Especially for You (closeup) (600x400)

Also, Sharon provides a great reminder that just because you use a “pre-made” embellishment doesn’t mean you have to consider that element finished or untouchable when using it. Here, she added crystals to the Prima flowers to tie them in with the background and the crystals she put on it.

Supplies | Patterned Paper: Prima Marketing (Rondelle A4 pad). Flowers: Prima Marketing (Tasha Frost). Crystals: Prima Marketing Say It In Crystals (Romance Novel), Imaginisce I-Rock (Pink Black & Clear). Adhesive: Xyron (Mega Runner, Glue Stick).

Designer: Sharon Callis

Sharon Callis lives in Ireland and has been a crafter for over twenty years.  In 2011, Sharon was named ‘Cardmaker of the Year’ by Cardmaking and Papercraft/ Quick Cards made Easy’ Magazines in the UK. Sharon’s work has been featured in publications such as Creative Cardmaking, Papercraft Essential, Create and Craft TV, Cardmaking and Papercraft as well as on various craft companies Facebook pages and blogs. She currently designs for Xyron, gel-a-tins and Little Yellow Bicycle. In addition to her passion for papercrafts, Sharon also likes to do a wide variety of crafts: knit, sew, cross stitch, machine embroider, plastic canvas, costume design, woodcraft, dollshouse miniatures, sketching, home decor, model making and baking. To learn more about her,visit her blog.