Adventures in Card-Making · New Websites to visit

Web Sites

Dear Fellow Crafters,

Over the holidays I found some new internet sites that you might be interested in.

HobbyCraft in the UK sells to us in the US so don’t be hesitant about ordering. Check out:

Here’s another one: -great videos too.

This next one needs no introduction, but for those of you who are die-cutters, check out Crafters Companion:

Joanna Sheen is a featured crafter in many magazines:

I discovered Tonic Studios in a craft store:

Tailored Expression is another:

and finally, Ecstasy Crafts:

‘Happy Crafting,







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Craft stores on the web

Dear fellow crafters,

I saw a TV show last month that was really interesting. The main topic was about marketing and the commentator was talking about retail stores that used social media to sell their products as opposed to staying a “brick and mortar” store.

Years ago, a mall had one or two major retail outlets like J.C. Penney’s or Macy’s at either end and smaller specialty stores in the middle. Now we see giant retailers are getting smaller or going completely out if business -,i.e. Caldor’s for instance.

The advent of selling on the internet doomed many of the stores we used to love to shop in. If you’re of a certain age, you appreciate the ability to touch, feel and buy an item in the same moment.

Now that experience has evolved into an “in store “experience like the net. Catalogs that can be opened with a flick of your stylus, size charts,  reviews are all at your fingertips and some items can be shipped to your store for you.

Some of my favorite craft stores that sell on the internet are Michael’s, Hobby Lobby, Joanne’s, A.C. Moore, Ben Franklin and Blick Art Materials.


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Web Sites for November

Dear Fellow Crafters,

New web sites keep popping up all over! Here are a few new ones I have checked out:

Cherry Lynn Designs    

Crafters Companion     

Die Cuts With A View (DCWV)


Inspired by Stamping     

Penny Black                  

Quick Quotes              

Stampin’ Up                 

StencilGirl Products    

Walnut Hollow            

Some of these have been around for some time, but you may not have known their url’s.