Newsletter #181 - November 1, 2012

Hi! Everyone,
Photo Craft is continuing to build and refine the website since we have just added more wafer die lines for the Sizzix BigShot and the Provo Craft Cuttlebug. Besides having Spellbinders, Memory Box, Dee's Distinctively, and our own exclusive WikiCAPS, I have just added two new category tabs for Poppy Stamps dies and Cottage Cutz dies. That's an addition of 57 more dies!
Besides focusing on the best wafer dies, other areas of concentration are on new releases of local designs such as Sister Stamps and Dandelion Designs, and any Asian designs by all crafting manufacturers.
As I mentioned in the last Photo Craft Newsletter, the newest die release from WikiCAPS is the long awaited Bamboo die. For the month of November, Photo Craft is having a creative contest using this die. To enter the contest, just email me a photo image of your bamboo crafting project at It can be a greeting card, a scrapbook layout, or any paper crafting project. Judging will be weighted on the following criteria: 30% - Originality, 30% - Creativity, and 40% - Overall Design. The winners will receive a special credit on our website. 1st Place is $50, 2nd Place is $25, and 3rd Place is $15!!!
This bamboo wafer die features a bamboo stalk in 4 segments with 6 combinations of bamboo leaves and a bamboo branch. The die cut is designed so that you can piece together a single stalk with the length and curvature that you desire for your crafting project. You can also layer the bamboo leaves to make your design as simple or as full as you like. The stalk segments and bamboo leaves also have subtle partial cuts to give more accent to the design. Another Photo Craft exclusive die! Get your bamboo die now, and let your creativity flow. We'll be announcing the winners of the contest next month!
Special Notices:

Photo Craft has set up a business Facebook account, so there is another way to keep abreast of crafting activities. Just do a search of "Photo Craft" (two separate words), and it should show up. If you "like" Photo Craft, you'll be able to see all of the postings. Check out the Photo Albums there to see the latest card designs and crafting examples. If you'd like to contribute to the photo gallery, please feel free to upload your images. The more crafters share with each other, the more inspiration we will all get in return!
Photo Craft's telephone number is still (808) 737-5045; however, the phone is not being manned throughout the day. You may leave messages or inquiries on the answering machine, but probably the best way to communicate is by emailing me at: I'll be sure to get back to you as soon as possible.
Photo Craft's email newsletter is now be available on our new blog at We'll also be posting photos of the recent card/crafting projects on the blog. If you've been having problems receiving our newsletter from the Yahoo group, you may have an easier time viewing the most current Photo Craft newsletter here. You may also subscribe to the blog to be notified when a new posting to the blog has been made.
You can now access the PhotoCraft-Hawaii Yahoo group home page at: If you are currently not a member of Yahoo, it is free to join. The Yahoo group has Photo folders to view crafting projects, and you can even post your own project images in our Crafters' Gallery folders.
The next Rubber Stamp & Scrapbooking Expo is Sunday, November 18th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The admission is now free (so you'll have a few more dollars to spend with the various vendors). Photo Craft will be a vendor at this show, so stop by and checkout our latest new product offerings.
What's New:
Cottage Cutz - New Wafer Die Designs: Window with Canopy, Fern, and Ivy. Christmas Designs: Pine Tree Forest, Gingerbread Doll, Santa Peeker, Snowglobe, Winter Accessories for Snowglobe, and Snowflake Border. Tea Time: Tea Cakes, and Tea Time Tags. Baby: Baby Boy Clothes, Baby Girl Clothes, and Hanging Monkey. Wedding: Doves with Ribbon, Special Occasion Dress, Tiered Celebration Cake, and Trellis with Vines.

Poppy Stamps - New Wafer Die Designs: Grand Madison Window, Grand Flower Box, Grand Madison Window Shutter, Small Madison Window, Small Flower Box, Small Madison Window Shutter, Meadow Leaf, Gentle Leaf, Wildflower Patch, Ivy Tendrils, Bubble Daisy Border, Mini Picket Border, Lorelai Leaf, Lorelai Outline Leaf, and Curvy Stem. Several of these designs should work well with our All Natural Accents paper flowers.

Sister Stamps will be starting the release their Chinese Zodiac Animals cling stamps. Starting on Dec. 1st will be the release of the Snake and Horse stamps. Then two more designs will be released every other month following.
Dec. 1st, 2012: Snake, Horse
Feb. 2013: Sheep, Monkey
April 2013: Rooster, Dog
June 2013: Pig, Rat
Aug. 2013: Ox, Tiger
Oct. 2013: Rabbit, Dragon
The retail price for each animal stamp will be $6.00. If you pre-order the Snake and/or Horse at , the special sale price is $5.00!
Special Sale for Nov. 1st - 17th, 2012
All of the newest Cottage Cutz are 10% off of MSRP! That's a savings on brand new designs!
Brian - Photo Craft
(808) 737-5045
Honolulu, Hawaii
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