Coming soon: StazOn On Trend Release

Art by Kazuko Kocho

At Creativation 2020, we introduced 5 new colors of the StazOn full-sized inkpads in a color release called On Trend. We scoured the color trends across different industries such as home decor, fashion, crafting, art, etc and decided on these 5 colors for the release.

On Trend Colors

Cherry Blossom – soft pink. This is one of the first times we have offered a light, soft pastel pink in the StazOn line.

Caribbean Green – soft teal green. This color is a perfect compliment to soft pink and a great color for sea glass crafts.

Bordeaux – deep wine color. This rich wine color is trending in all sorts of industries and we feel it will add plenty of character to mixed media projects.

Plum – deep purple. Dark blues and purples are trending across cinema and fashion. We love this particular hue.

Scarlet Flame – bright red. Everyone needs a true red in their collection. Red is the color of passion and emotion – a perfect color to express love!



See our current selection of StazOn

New Colors will be available to purchase soon! 

On Trend will be a limited 2-year release from 2020 to 2022 and the production of these inkpads will end. In 2022, we will research new color trends for a new set of colors.

Imagine’s Valentines Day Guest Artists

Imagine's Valentines Day Guest Artists

Our Call for Art for Valentine’s Day was heard! We asked our community to submit any Valentine’s theme art using Imagine or Tsukineko products. We are happy to feature several Valentine’s Day cards for February!

Guest Artists

Fairuz Fabiha Valentine's Day Card You Make My Heart Sing

Fairuz Fabiha

“I’m 20 year old paper crafter. The card is actually the first valentine’s day card I’d ever created.” 

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Kazuko Kocho

“[Valentine’s Day card design] It’s simple, just stamp and color. Stamp credit PennyBlack. Ink VersaFine Clair in Nocturne”

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Neva Cole

“For this Valentines Card design, I used Delicata Golden Glitz, Iridescent Embossing Powder, Fireworks in Angel Pink and Rose Bud, Ink Potion No. 9, Concord & 9th Geode Stamp Set, Geode Die Set.”

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Angie Cimbalo

Whale You Be my Valentine? Super cute Narwhal Card Design.

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Alison Heikkila

I wanted to create a background with vibrant, blended color that was also super shimmery. Fireworks! Spray was the perfect product. The colors are so bold, and the shimmer is beautiful. Using a stencil and a few other simple products made this card come together very quickly.”

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Thank you for stopping by the Imagine blog and if you enjoyed this tutorial then please like, comment below or share on social media! Stay tuned for our next Art Call – Spring is Coming. 

Tasha Davies

I created this Love You Floral Valentines card using embossing powder and VersaMark!

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Thank You to the Artists at Creativation 2020


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Thank you to all the artists who demonstrated with Imagine products at the Creativation 2020 show. Here is some of the magic that happened in the booth!


Lori Warren leads the charge at our large craft table using the StazOn On-Trend colors (announcement coming soon) with StazOn Pigment. She was fabulous at explaining how to layer StazOn to create unique effects.


Nicole Watt helped us showcase VersaColor in a new case design (more information coming soon) and dazzled us with her awesome ink blending samples.


Nadine Carlier created metal pieces with our new StazOn On Trend color Plum (coming soon).


Kazuko Kocho worked hard all weekend on these beautiful butterfly tins. She was gracious enough to give them out as samples. They went fast! She is the master at using StazOn, GlazOn, and Brushstix to create awesome art pieces.


Martha Lucia Gomez joined us for an hour to help guide people through our color charts.


Steph Ackerman helped us with VersaColor in the new case. Great ink for ink blending and shows up well on dark paper.

Here are some of the projects from the weekend








Artist Demo for Creativation 2020

We are so excited to attend Creativation 2020 in Phoenix, Az! We will be announcing new products, demonstrating new products, meeting some of you for the first time, seeing some of you again and most of all we will be making art!

This year we have an excellent group of artists who will be crafting and making with our new products. Here are some faces you can expect to see in booth #2516.


Lori Warren

Nicole Watt

Nadine Carlier

Kazuko Kocho

Martha Lucia Gomez

Steph Ackerman

Here are some of the projects that you might see from our artists


Did You Know You Could Stamp with Amplify!

Colorful leaf pattern stamped with Amplify! in Radiant Neon in yellow, green and blue with a raised texture using a heat tool by Kazuko Kocho.

We have a beautiful technique to share with you today which comes courtesy of  Kazuko Kocho who demonstrated the technique at our Creativation booth this year. Amplify! in Radiant Neon is a super fun way to add texture to your paper craft projects. (Did you know you can use it on decorative* fabric projects too?!) With Kazuko’s stamping technique, the possibilities are endless!

*Fabric projects that do not need to be laundered.





More fun with RubberMoon Stamps


IMAGINE Crafts and RubberMoon Art Stamps are excited to share with you the amazing projects that our design teams have created to kick off the Holiday Season! Over the next few days, we’ll be sharing with you inspiration and techniques using IMAGINE Crafts’ line of ink products featuring rubber stamps from RubberMoon.

Be sure to visit the IMAGINE Crafts and RubberMoon blogs daily for more projects and ideas!


Birthdays Are For Wishing

by Penny

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I have had so much fun playing with the stamps from Rubber Moon. When I selected the Paisleys, I was thinking they would be adorable with small cut outs in the center. Really like the fun pattern paper showing through. I also like to choose unusual fonts when adding sentiments to my stash, and this Birthday Wish was just too cute to pass up. It may be cold outside, but in Florida where I live, we are still making Spring like cards. 🙂


  • Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko:  Fireworks: Dandelion, Lilac Posies; irRESISTible Radiant Neon Pico Embellishers: Electric Pink, Electric Yellow; Memento Luxe Lilac Posies, Versafine Deep Lagoon, Craft Mat
  • RubberMoon Stamps: Paisleys, Birthday Wishes stamps
  • May Arts:  turquoise cord
  • Authentique:  “Radiant” paper collection 6 x 6 pad
  • Miscellaneous:  white cardstock, stamp positioner, foam adhesive, craft knife.


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1. Cut a card base measuring 4.25 x 11 inches, fold in half. Ink opposite corners with Memento Luxe Lilac Posies. Cut white card stock 4 x 5.25 inches, stamp Paisleys with Versafine Deep Lagoon ink, cut out centers with craft knife. Spritz with Dandelion and Lilac Posies Fireworks. Run edges of this panel along the Versafine Deep Lagoon ink pad.

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2.  Stamp greeting with Versafine Deep Lagoon ink, tie cord around Paisley opening and edge of card. Apply foam adhesive strategically to back of card front, adhere small scraps of pattern paper at Paisley openings.

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3.  Mount to base card, apply Neon Yellow and Neon Pink irRESISTible Pico dots as desired.


 My Time Out for Fun:

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The folks at Rubber Moon were super kind to send me a Mixed Media Clock to play with. As you may know, I am not a Mixed Media kind of gal, but I must say…I love how this turned out. Stamping (all stamps by Rubber Moon), coloring, heat embossing…it has it all. Not only was decorating this clock too much fun, but it is practical also….I am thinking personalized clocks for gift giving!

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I Am My Art

by Kazuko


When I was told about this RubberMoon project, I looked on their website if any of RubberMoon stamps that I have had for many years were still available. Amazingly, they are and just as popular as before! Even the stamp saying “please send me your catalog” which I used a lot before internet era. (For young readers, in those days we had to send a snail mail request to stamp manufactures to ask for their printed catalogs). Back then, coming home to find a stamp catalog in the mailbox was soooooo exciting!


  • IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko: Memento Luxe: Toffee Crunch, Peanut Brittle, Danube Blue, Rich Cocoa; Memento Markers, StazOn: Jet Black, Timber Brown; GooseBumps Texture Spray, Shimmer Spritz Frost, Creative Medium, Walnut Crystals, Jumbo Daubers
  • RubberMoon Stamps: “I Am My Art”, “Zen Garden”, “Little Home”, “Toad Girl”; Clock Kit
  • Miscellaneous: white cardstock, watercolor paper, adhesive, scissors, watercolor brush, textured and printed papers (scrap)



1. Trace the clock face circle onto white cardstock.
2. With a Jumbo Dauber, sponge Memento Luxe Peanut Brittle randomly inside of the circle, then add/blend Memento Luxe Toffee Crunch followed by Memento Luxe Danube Blue.


3. Begin stamping around the edge of circle using the “Zen Garden” stamp inked with Memento Luxe Rich Cocoa. Repeat with Memento Luxe Peanut Brittle.
4. Once the stamp ink has dried, cut out the circle.
5. Adhere the stamped circle onto the coordinating chipboard circle piece from the clock kit. Spray with GooseBumps and let air dry while working on the next steps.


6. Color the clock numbers piece with Memento Luxe Danube Blue with a Jumbo Dauber; allow to dry completely.
7. Sprinkle Walnut Crystals onto the piece, then mist with Sheer Shimmer Spritz Frost. There is enough liquid in the Shimmer Spritz to allow the crystals to turn liquid and antique the chipboard piece. Allow to air dry.


8. Adhere the numbers onto the circle clock face.
9. Punch a circle in the middle for the clock mechanics; set aside.


10. Hand tear strips/pieces of handmade and/or printed papers for creating the clock base.
11. Use Memento Luxe Peanut Brittle and StazOn Timber Brown to antique the paper as needed.
12. Collage paper strips onto the clock base with Creative Medium, using it as both and adhesive and a sealant.
13. Cover any uninked areas with Memento Luxe Danube Blue and add Creative Medium if necessary.


14. Stamp the houses onto watercolor paper with StazOn Jet Black.
15. Mix desired colors of Memento Markers with Shimmer Spritz Frost to create a shimmery watercolor palette for coloring the houses.
16. Repeat for the “Frog Girl” stamp.


17. Assemble the mechanics of the clock.
18. Add stamped images to the base of the clock.
19. Stamp sentiment and add to the clock base.