Thursday, July 25, 2013

New - Fresh Squeezed Stamps and Memory Box Dies!

Today is release day for Fresh Squeezed Stamps, and we have all three of their fabulous new stamp sets in stock!

This week we've also added some absolutely gorgeous dies from Memory Box to the store! Some examples...

This is just a small sampling, there are so many more beautiful dies! Check them all out in the Memory Box section of the store, or visit our "new items" section for all of the latest goodies!

Make sure you check in on our Facebook page, too!  We share news, updates, inspiration, and the occasional giveaway!

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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Our Pre-Order Policy

Every time CHA rolls around we get emails asking why we don’t do pre-orders? Well, here’s why. It’s mostly because we don’t trust manufacturing dates. We’ve been burned too many times by manufacturers telling us product will ship by this date and then 2 months later for whatever reason, it actually shows up. This can be due to manufacturing delays, slow boats from China (literally), customs, manufacturing glitches or any number of other reasons. And we don’t feel comfortable taking your money for a pre-order and holding onto it for months while you wait for product to show up. Plus, since we offer free shipping on everything in the store, it gets administratively complicated to manage pre-orders when they aren’t here but are counting towards your free shipping. And, I’m sure you don’t want to wait 2 months until everything is in stock before your order ships.

So, we’ve made the decision to not offer pre-sale of items. There are stores that do it but for our business model, only selling items that are available and in stock and ready to ship is how we do things! It’s the same reason why we never backorder items. If our inventory happens to be off for whatever reason when you order, you get an immediate refund, not a backordered item. Hope this helps clear up any confusion! And as always, thanks for reading and understanding. I always try to help customers understand why we do the things we do.  :-)

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Happy Birthday, Kate!

Hi everyone! It's Libby here, hijacking the IHP blog to wish our very own Kate a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! The entire team wanted to give Kate a little happy birthday surprise - leave some birthday wishes here for Kate, then check out what the rest of the team created in her honor!


Now here's my card for Kate!

I used Avery Elle's Bonjour stamp set and matching die. The gingham paper is from the adorable Carta Bella Summer Cool 6x6 pad. Those yummy macarons are even more fun with a little glitter filling!

We hope you have a really sweet birthday, Kate! Thanks for being a great stampy boss and running the best online store around!

- Libby

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Friday, July 12, 2013

New from Flourishes!

It's release day for Flourishes, and we have their beautiful new sets in stock! Here's a look...

We've also recently added other Flourishes stamps to the store, find them all in the Flourishes section of the store. Such beautiful sets are sure to result in gorgeous cards!

Make sure you check in on our Facebook page, too!  We share news, updates, inspiration, and the occasional giveaway!

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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Color Throwdown #250 and giveaways!

cdt250kate Today The Color Throwdown challenge blog is celebrating its 5th anniversary with its 250th challenge and IHP is co-sponsoring this milestone by donating a $25 gift certificate.  Play along for your chance to be entered to win.  Details are on CTD blog.  Colors are equivalents of SU's Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay, Kraft, and So Saffron.  SU! colors aren't required even though those are the color names they use for challenges--just use what you have that's close to the challenge colors. 
swatch 250
For my card I used Memento inks: Rose Bud, Bahama Blue, Desert Sand and Toffee Crunch from the Dew Drop Collections. 

I used this flip flop template.  I stamped the large and small flowers from Paper Smooches Get Outta Town in the various inks and then added some magenta shimmer ribbon and some KaiserCraft bling.  Finally I stamped the Happy Birthday from Sentiment Sampler in Palette New Canvas.  I attached the ribbon everything using my favorite Dimensional Dots

I sure hope you'll play along.  There's some great prizes up for grabs!  Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Blog Hop Winners!

Thanks to all of you who hopped along and helped us welcome our new design team last week! As promised, we're here today to announce the six winners of $10 gift certificates to the i {heart} papers store. Big congratulations go out to:

Donna Cala
Bill Ali
Glenda J
Miriam Pranther
Alyssa S
Katie Ann Brooks

Ladies, please contact Kate at by Thursday, and she'll get you set up with your gift certificates. If we don't hear from you by Thursday, new winners will be selected on Friday.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, July 8, 2013

New Reverse Confetti is HERE!

It's Reverse Confetti release day, and we have all four of their brand new sets in stock now! Check them out:

We cannot wait to start playing with this fun stamps - grab yours before they sell out!

Make sure you check in on our Facebook page, too!  We share news, updates, inspiration, and the occasional giveaway!

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Monday, July 1, 2013

Welcoming our new Design Team!

Today's an exciting day! i {heart} papers is THRILLED to be adding six new amazingly talented design team members to our current team. We are also welcoming our incredible new July/August guest designer today. To help celebrate we are hopping from blog to blog, and will be offering six $10 gift certificates! Winners will be selected from all of the blog comments you leave as you congratulate and help welcome them to the team, so be sure to hop along and comment! Comments close Friday July 5 at noon EST and winners will be announced on the IHP blog the following week. (You must visit the blog to see if you've won. You will not be contacted.)

First, let us introduce our amazing new Design Team to you! Joining our current team of Carole, Deb, Gretchen, Judy, Lori & Tracy, we have:

My name is Lindsay Amrhein and I live in Northeast Ohio with my husband, John and two kiddos.  I enjoy camping, hiking and bike riding, as well as cooking and traveling.  Of course, I enjoy spending as much time as possible at my craft table!

I'm Lizzie Sanchez... I'm a twenty something momma of three that lives in Texas. I'm artsy and crafty and nerdy and a lil bit on the quirky side. Okay ALOT on the quirky side!  I have a wonderful hub bub that works while I stay at home and clean and cook and make cute things all day! I've been crafty for as long as I can remember. I draw, paint, and make cards, geez... just about everything!  I love being creative and letting my imagination inspire others.

Hi, I'm Sarah Gough! I live in beautiful Wellington, New Zealand. I've been stamping for about 7 or 8 years now and love the immediacy of this medium. I also love to bake, crochet, make jewelry and I sew a little when my machine is behaving! I'm looking forward to sharing my LOVE of paper and all things stampy with you all!

Hi, I'm Stacey Schafer. What a thrill to be part of the i {heart} papers Design Team!  I'm a wife, mom of three, full-time special education teacher...who ADORES all things paper-crafting!  Many moons ago, I started scrapbooking and fell in love with beautiful paper, ribbons, buttons, stamps and ink!  I can't wait to create beautiful projects using fabulous IHP products and sharing them with you!

Hi, I am Vera Wirianta Yates. You can also call me by my nickname Ling. I was born & raised in Indonesia, but been calling Texas home for the past 18 years. I am married and mom to 3 spoiled doggies. My love for paper crafting started back in 1997 when I attended my first scrapbook class and I've been hooked ever since. Soon after I branched out to card making. I love both crafts equally, although I do more cards nowadays. I have my works published regularly on Paper Crafts magazine and I have designed for various companies. Besides paper crafting I love animals, movies & anything with pretty colors. I am excited to join i{heart}papers and looking forward to this new adventure.

My name is Wida Miller... I am a short, chubby, mom of 4 who enjoys glitter and buying craft supplies in bulk. I like to create while listening to Maroon 5 and am a bit too analytical for my own good.  I am looking for like minded crafters who are not intimidated by colorful cards and going rogue when it comes to designs. If you don't mind just being yourself no matter what, then I am the gal for you :)

And we're thrilled to have Jessica Fick joining us as Guest Designer for July & August!

I began my paper crafting hobby when my son was born, wanting to scrapbook all the photos of him and then making handmade cards to send to our family and friends with photos of him to keep them connected with how adorable he was!  Four years later, when my daughter was born I began delving in deeper into rubber stamping and card making... and the rest, as they say is history!  I've been privileged to make some wonderful friends and contacts in our industry and am a better person and paper crafter because of it! I'm so honored to be invited to be a guest designer for i {heart} papers for July and August!  Thank you, Kate for the opportunity to play with the wonderful products in your awesome online store!

Here are all of the links along the hop - hop along, say hello to our team & enter yourself in our contest!
Also, be sure to follow IHP on Facebook, Twitter and join our newsletter for sales, new products and other announcements. Plus, every month a random newsletter subscriber is selected to win a $10 gift certificate just for being a subscriber! Sign up on the right side of the store homepage. Thanks for hopping along today! 

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