Wednesday 22 July 2020

NEW PaperArtsy Products: JOFY Collection {July 2020}

  JOFY Collection 
July 2020 New Product Announcement

A note from Leandra:

We are squeezing in a new product release before we relocate our family and business to France in September. Due to this relocation phase, we will be closed online for trade and retail sales from mid August to late September. Fingers crossed for all the relocation plans to go smoothly, and we look forward to reopening our online websites (retail and wholesale) early october with more new product announcements at that time!!  

So just before we head off on our new adventure, we wanted to get out to stockists some new stamps from Jo as she has not had a release since March! Where has the time gone! She is itching to teach new classes with them and of course she has 3 gorgeous large stencils to go with the stamps too, and I'm sure you will enjoy seeing her ideas below.

Make sure that you join Jo's Facebook community, JoFY Jamboree, where she shares plenty of ideas and inspiration with her extensive PaperArtsy stamp and stencil range. She also announces any of her online classes in there too, so if you are looking to learn direct from the master herself, that is the best place to start!

Normally we would have these products already shipped to our retailers in advance of this announcement, BUT on this occasion we are not as prepared as usual, so PLEASE be patient while retailers wait for these to land with them over the next 3 weeks. We are VERY busy here making stamps and stencils due to retailers stocking up before we move to France (YES, finally the paint supplier opened a couple of weeks ago and we have had 3 PA elves working non-stop to refill the shelves as fast as they can for the past 3 weeks!), and all people and manufacturing is working flat out here to help the retailers stock up.

If you want to know where to get these new JOFY products, please go to the PaperArtsy Facebook Group, 'PaperArtsy People', ask in that group and a retailer who has the stamps on order with us will reply I'm sure.

Hi everyone, Jo ( here to share with you my latest newest release for PaperArtsy. I'm so happy, and grateful, PA were able to squeeze in my new release because these designs have a lovely summery feel to them and are perfect for the coming months.

This release has 3 stamps and coordinating stencils and this time I've thought about smaller designs; designs that can be used on cards or in smaller sized journals. Don't worry if you're a fan of bigger projects, as these designs can be mixed and matched with previous stamps sets to build into something larger.

My stamp releases would normally be 3 coordinating sets but these are each 'stand-alone' items. I wanted to design sets that you could create a range of designs from without having to also use others. Having said that, in this post I will show you have they can all still integrate.

So, lets take a look at these new sets: there are flowers (there will always be flowers!),  phrases, words and, well, more flowers!  

If you want to buy these stamps, for the next 6 months you will only find them exclusively available from our approved stockists. PaperArtsy does not compete with their retailers, so if you want to buy them, check out the list at the bottom of this post! 

Let's take a look!

  New Stamps
Price: RRP £18.74 +VAT
Size:5" x 6" (13 x16.5cm)
All stamps are individually trimmed onto cling foam, presented in a clear hanging bag
with a laminated storage/index sheet.

JOFY Set 95 (JOFY95)

These designs came from a page in my journal where I was just sketching flowers - all different types and these were two of my favourites.  I love the loose, 'floppy' petals on the bottom left flower... it looks great when layered up with the top right flower which is a perfect match.  This flower also has a matching stencil to make it nice and simple to colour, you can see that later on in this post.

The card below is relatively simple but still striking. Mixing die cuts in with stamping is a always a winner!

JOFY Set 96 (JOFY96)

This stamp has been planned for a while so I'm happy to bring it out with this release.  It's going to be great for all kinds of card sending occasions - you can see all the sentiments included in the set that can be assembled as needed. 

I just think it is really pretty, and there's nothing wrong with a bit of 'pretty' is there!  It makes me smile!  My samples are made with paper-piecing and painting, and I think it would also look great coloured with ProMarkers or Copics.

As soon as I'd designed this stamp I knew it would be a great way to create a cut edge on a page. On the card above I have stamped the image onto acetate using StazOn Pigment ink (yay for having a stamping platform to do that - no slipping!!) and matched the images so the leaves continue from the card onto the acetate.

JOFY Set 97 (JOFY97)

At first glance the words on this stamp set don't make a lot of sense but when you add 'garden' in the phrases it all makes sense!

You can find another sample for this stamp set later in this blog post where it is used with the coordinating stencil.

New Stencils
Large Size: 6.25" x 9.5" (16 x 24cm) Price: RRP £5.40 +VAT
PaperArtsy Stencil 205, large by JoFY (PS205)

I like to make crafting as easy and as effective as possible so I created another stencil to allow quick and easy colouring of the flowers on JOFY95. A stencil and mask for the big flower, a stencil for the small flower and a useful border.

PaperArtsy Stencil 206, large by JoFY (PS206)

If you look closely you can see this is actually a mask, it pops out of the surrounding mylar support. This means you can add colour over it and the base colour will be protected.  In the sample below I painted a small chipboard panel in Nougat, laid PS206 and the mask circle of PS207 on top and applied Mermaid and Beach Hut paints. When the masks are removed the base colour is revealed as it has been 'protected' by covering with the masks. I really like this effect.

The revealed lines are great for doodling in with white, or coloured, gel pens.  This is going to be lovely in art journals or on card backgrounds.


You can see a project I created with this stencil further down in this blog post.

PaperArtsy Stencil 207, large by JoFY (PS207)

I'm sure we all love using pattern stencils but sometimes you feel that what you need/want is a simple circle... nothing fancy.... just a nice sized circle, to use as a mask or stencil and that's what I've added to PS207.
On the card below I used the stencil part to create a coloured area to frame the stamp, and in the sample for PS206 (above) I used the mask element to create a space for the sentiment.  

Really useful.

Also on this stencil is a quarter of a circle design to create many tiled patterns!

Use just this section in a corner of page to start a doodle, or repeat to create tile patterns - great for decorating interior projects.  Here are the two simple repeat square patterns you can create with the stencil. 

I've created the spaces big enough to allow for doodling - it's just crying out to be doodled onto isn't it ?!

Project One: Florals Waves

For this project I painted a chipboard panel in Beanstalk Fresco Finish paint, laid on PS206 and applied Spring over the top - I moved the stencil and repeated the painting until the panel was completely covered. I varied the coverage of painted to create a slightly misty effect which created depth.

The panel (8x8in) is small enough to fit into my trusty stamp platform and I stamped the flower image from JOFY96.  I painted the flowers, added paper pieced elements then returned it to the stamp platform to re-stamp the details over the paint.

I stamped the flower image on to scrap paper and created a mask of the waved line the flowers sit on. I used this to create wave lines across the panel, turning it around and upside down to change the wave direction.

I traced the pencil lines in pen adding thickness, white pen lines and leaves for detail.

Of course those little circles in the flower are crying out for bling and embellishments!

I'm so happy with these new designs!  They are going to be fun to work with - I can't wait to see what you create with them!!

I recently set up a group on Facebook - JoFY Jamboree!! Feel free to join and share your JOFY creations with the group.  It would be lovely to see you there. 

Take care, stay safe.

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Teaching Schedule:
01 Aug '20 Online Workshop hosted by The Artistic Stamper:

PaperArtsy Stockist List

Many of our stockists worldwide have their physical stores impacted in different ways due to COVID-19. Most are operating online, offering kerbside drops / collections, open by appointment, or open with restrictions in place such as wearing a face covering, using hand sanitiser etc. Please contact a stockist direct to find out if you can visit them. Many are also using FB Live Streams to share with you new product arrivals, and also offering a personal shopping service via video calls.

Here at PaperArtsy, we are based in a rural location on the outskirts of London. However we are on the cusp of a long planned relocation to the South West of France. We are super-excited for this new adventure and itching to have a lot more much-needed space!  From mid August through late September, we will hibernate our online wholesale and retail websites, and then early October we will reopen online as a French entity, trading in Euro currency, with French business registrations etc. We have a lot to get done over the summer to be ready, but in the meantime, of course, you will be able to buy what you need from suppliers on the list below.

Our stockists are your go-to for all PaperArtsy products, and we suggest that you also use the PaperArtsy People facebook group to source a stockist, as many of them are members and are welcome to share links to their online stores.

Art and Soul Studio, Burrum Heads, Queensland
Arts and Craft Supply, Frenchs Forest, NSW   
Bella Paperie, Brendale, Queensland,
Bev's Cross Crafts, Spreyton, Tasmania
Crafters Cupboard, Berwick, Victoria
Memories on the Murray, Murray Bridge, SA
Scrap Matrix, Port Elliot, South Australia
Scrapbook Superstore & More South Penrith, NSW
The Scrapbooker's Confetti Box, Swansea,NSW
The Thread Studio, 6 Smith Street, Perth
The Scrapbook Store, North Perth,WA 
Time To Create, Modanville, NSW

CP Marketingservices Gmbh, Wilhering, Upper Austria,

Cart N Scrap Art, Antwerp,
Cotrain, Kontich,
Expression Hobby, Marcinelle

Clipper Street Scrapbook Company, Langley, BC.
Paper Art Creations Inc, Leduc, Alberta,
Scrapbook Centrale, Dollard Des Ormeaux, Quebec
Simply Scrapbooking, Prince George, BC
Scrap Addicts, Edmonton, Alberta
Scrap and Bean, Edmonton, Alberta 
Scrapbooking Fairies, Drayton Valley, Alberta
The Paper & ink Boutique, Calgary, Alberta
The Scrap Yard, Calgary, Alberta, 

Czech Republic
Hurapapir, Brno

Hobbyboden Scrapworld Samso
Papir Ulven, Lejre
Three Scoops Design, Frederiksberg,

Käsitellen, Lempäälä,
Piia Takalo, Kittila,

Eirl Bancon Cartoscrap, Midi Pyrenees,
Horizon Creatif, Ste Jalle
Katzelkraft, Ingwiller
Kerglaz, Basse Goulaine,  
Kerudoc Creation, St Yvi
Quartier Serre Teston, Ste Jalle,
Scrap by Nini,  Uzerche, Limousin 
Scrapo'naturel, Tourville La Riviere, 
Toutencolle, Dun sur Avon

Paperbasics, Hessen,
Stempelbar, Berlin,
Stempeloase Munich, Munich
Stempelfee Shop, Hilden
Stempellaedle, Stuttgart,

Scraps N Pieces, Kallithea

Immagine SAS di Rapaccini, Rome,
Il Negozio Della Mamma Di Cle, Torino,
L'artistica Glo, Cinisello B (Mi),
Marte Savona, Savona,
Pezze E Colori, Lissone,
Piccole Passioni, Siena,
Scrap it Easy, Rome,

Tiny Dots, Funabashi-shi, Chiba

Hobbycompleet de Duif, Leeuwarden
Stampingcorner, Capelle Aan Den Ijssel

Hobbygarasjen, Kopervik,
Hobbykunst, Rasta,
Scrapbookengros AS, Kleppe

Arts & Crafts, Barcelona,
Cien por Cien Manualidades, S.L., Bizkaia, Catalunya,
Endulze & Crista S.L, Pampalona, Navarra,
Ideas 10 Manualidades Y Scrapbook, Bilbao
Marakiscrap, Tarragona,
MundoMint, Sabadell, Barcelona,
Scrap & Papers Experiences, Barcelona,
Scraphouse S.L. Barcelona
The Paradise Corner, Barcelona, 

South Africa
Kcraft Imports Ltd, Centurion,
Stencil Art, Gauteng, 

Butik Elva, Staffanstorp,
HC Design, Svedala,

Mandy's Cards, Taipei

United Kingdom
A Trip Down Memory Lane, Ipswich, Suffolk,
Abermaw Quilting & Crafting, Gwynedd, Wales ph 07818556758
Aldridge Crafts, Attleborough, Norfolk
Amelia's Creative Crafts, Studley, Warwickshire
Art from the Heart, Harrogate, Yorkshire
Blade Rubber Stamps, London
Charlottes Crafty Corner, Suffolk,
Countryview Crafts, Potton, Bedfordshire
Craft Your Art Out, Ballynahinch, County Down,
Crafty Snippets, Billingshurst West Sussex
Crafts & Candlelight, Ipswich, Suffolk
Crafts at The Malthouse, Herstmonceux,  East Sussex,
Craftrange, Burnley, Lancs,
Fave Rave, Stourbridge, West Midlands
Handmade at Helen's, Dumfries, Scotland,
Hixxysoft, Frome, Somerset,
Imagine, Design, Create, Seaton, Exeter
Kraft Crazy, Amesbury, Wiltshire
Loobi Crafts, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire,
Papermaze, Ipswich, Suffolk
, Norfolk

Scrapbook Magic, 
Mullion Helston, Cornwall,
Simply Crafts, Cardiff,
, Swindon, Wiltshire.
Stampers Grove, Springbank, Lilliesleaf, Melrose,Scotland
That's Crafty
, Romford, essex
The Artistic Stamper Craft Store, Faversham, Kent
The Crafty Cabin,
Rolleston-on-Dove, Staffordshire,

The Crafty Cafe,
Rolleston-on-Dove, Staffs,
The Craft Room, Newcastle-Under-Lyme, Staffs
The Craft Studio, St Austell, Cornwall
The Forget me not Kraft Kabin
The Stamp Pad, Saddleworth,

Annie G Studio, Chula Vista, CA
Art Anthology, Huntington Beach, CA
Artistic Artifacts, Alexandria, VA
Artistic Studio Creations, Fayetteville, Georgia
Artistree Workshops, Fulton, New York,
Betty's Creative Studio,Lacanto, FLorida
Big Mouth Scrappers, Forney, Texas, 
Craftiness, Chatsworth, CA,
Creative Designs by Debbie Castle Rock, Colorado
Creative Inkling, Hatnboro, PA
Ephemera Paducah, Paducah, Kentucky
Everything Scrapbook & Stamps, Lake Worth, Florida
Frantic Stamper, Oregon
Free Heart LLC, Denver, Colarado,
Golden Hills PaperCrafts, Fairfax Station, Virginia,
Guadalupe's Fun Rubber Stamps, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Joggles, West Warwick, Rhode Island,
PaperCraft Clubhouse, Westbrook, Connecticut,
Paper Parachute Art Design Co., Beaverton, Oregon
Runaway, Art & Craft Studio, NE Salem, Oregon
Scrapbook N Memories, Harrisonville, Missouri,
Sherries's Stuff, Warrenton, Virginia,
Simon Says Stamp, Columbus, Ohio www.
Stamplistic, Cleveland, Ohio
The Artistic Palette Studio, Eugene, OR,
The Crafty Scrapper, Waxahachie, TX
The Doodlebug Inc, Jasper, IN,
The Ink Pad, New York,
The Queen's Ink Savage, Maryland
Topflight Stamps, Irmo, South Carolina
Stamp Fever, Orange, California
Valley Stamp & Scrap LLC, Neenah, Wisconsin,

Our brand is only available from established stockists who are VAT/ GST/ sales tax registered and for whom product education is a core principle. We would rather supply a few hand selected stockists, than the greater masses. If you would like to apply to be a stockist, you can find our more about our supply criteria here

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Stampers Grove said...

Congratulations Jo. Another fabulous release.

Helen said...

As always fabulous designs Jo! wonderful samples. looking forward to the FB live!

Miriam said...

Congratulations Jo.... Wonderful release and I love the samples!

Hazel Agnew said...

Beautiful stamps, fabulous samples. Congrats Jo. Xx

PaperArtsy said...

Loving the floral wave!! Great release Jo!

Lucy Edmondson said...

Absolutely glorious, Jo, and so well thought through as always!