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Archive for December, 2008

Our Stampscapes Challenge Continues!

Yes! We have more eye candy for you today from our challenge issued by Kevin at Stampscapes!  Are you wondering how to use scenic stamps?  Check out the great tutorials at Stampscapes101. By: Jennifer Willis Stamps Used:  Symmetry #3 – Butterfly By: Lisa Heusler Stamps Used:  Unmounted Set: Cloud with Moon, Lakeside Cove-small, and Solo Canoeist […]

Featured Rubber Stamp Company – Stampscapes

We continue with our featured stamp company, Stampscapes.  The designers definitely had fun with these stamps! If you haven’t had a chance to check out Kevin’s website, take a side trail and stop by Stampscapes and check out all the cool tutorials and stamps. While perusing the site the other day, I ran across Kevin’s news update. He wrote that […]

A Stampscapes Challenge

Chapel By: Stephanie Loomis Stampscapes takes rubber stamp artists away from the toil of the “real world” to a magical place where the beauty of nature reigns. Kevin Nakagawa, king of the Stampscapes world for more than 21 years, travels the world teaching his unique style using his magical images.  Stampscapes images are available on the Stampscapes website […]

Holiday Blizzard Project – Kittie’s Mini Accordion Album

Mini Accordion Album with Simple Masking Technique By: Kittie Caracciolo, Artist Guide Mini albums are such perfect little gift items. Everyone loves to carry pictures around of their children, grandchildren and even pets or keep them at their desk at work.  You can create a one strip album with four pages or extend it to […]

Holiday Blizzard Project – Melanie’s Cardkeeper

Simple Card-Keeper By: Melanie Smith, Artistic Guide This project makes a lovely gift for the forgetful or very busy person, or those who love to take advantage of card sales and buy all their cards for the year in one hit.  I am making a few of these this year (I think I will need […]

Thanks!

Our first Holiday Blizzard has come to an end, and what a Blizzard it was!  Our designers stepped up to the challenge and created some beautiful projects for you. We hope the ideas presented here prompted your own creativity and imagination in creating some fabulous holiday cards and projects of your own. Blizzard projects end […]

Holiday Blizzard Project – Bea’s Paper Mache Hidden Treasures Book Box

Hidden Treasures Book Box By: Bea Rosenleaf, Artistic Guide All little boys like a hiding spot for their gathered treasures. This particular box is a Christmas gift for one of my grandson’s who loves pirates. You can take this box and create any theme with it. Make a photo journal of something special for yourself or […]

Holiday Blizzard Project – Shelly’s Vintage Christmas

Vintage Christmas By: Shelly Newkirk, Artistic Guide Finished card size: A2 – 4.25″ x 5.5″ Supplies:  Stamps: Merry Christmas (Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers) Crackle stamp (unknown) Flourish stamps (unknown) Ink:   Distressed Inks (Ranger):  Mahogany Walnut Stain Vintage Photo Frayed Burlap Brushed Corduroy Black Soot Antique Linen Old Paper Tea Dye                      Paper: A2 card base White […]

Holiday Blizzard Project – Shelly’s Christmas Card Challenge

Christmas Card Challenge: Card 18 By: Shelly Newkirk, Artistic Guide Finished Card Size: A2, 4.25″ x 5.5″ Supplies: Stamps: Poinsettia (Stampendous) Flourishes (unknown) Inks: VersaMark Watermark ink pad (Tsukineko) Black Soot Distress Ink pad(Ranger) Paper: Black cardstock (unknown) Red cardstock (unknown) Other Supplies: Gold fine-line embossing powder (Think Ink) Clear fine-line embossing powder (Think Ink) […]

Jennifer’s Pieced Poinsettia Ornament

Pieced Poinsettia Christmas Ornament By: Jennifer Willis, Artistic Guide This week Jennifer brings you a beautiful fabric stamped ornament to adorn your Christmas tree. Follow along with Jennifer and find how surprisingly easy it is to create this work of art! Supplies: Stamps: Poinsettia Stamp (Inkadinkado) Inks: Versafine ink pad – Black (Tsukineko) Other: Fabric Scraps […]

Holiday Blizzard Project – Stephanie’s Floating Coin Pendant

Floating Coin Pendant By: Stephanie Loomis, Artistic Guide Supplies: Foreign Coin 2 (two) 1″ pieces of microscope slide glass (Pieces of Glass) O’So Sticky Tape .25″ or .37″ depending on thickness of coin (Penny Wise Arts [PWA]) Small Scrap of  O’So Sticky Tape Sheet (PWA) Gold and Silver no-hole glass microbeads (PWA) 4 mm jump […]

Holiday Blizzard Project – Shelly Newkirk’s Christmas Card Challenge

Christmas Card Challenge: Card 17 By: Shelly Newkirk, Artistic Guide Finished Card Size: A2, 4.25″ x 5.5″ Supplies: Stamps: Poinsettia (Stampendous) Delicate Flourish (Inkadinkado) Bold Flourish (BLINE) Inks: Black pigment ink pad (Stampendous) Jet Black Archival ink pad (Ranger) Aged Mahogany Distress ink pad (Ranger) Black Soot Distress ink pad (Ranger) Paper: White cardstock card […]

Holiday Blizzard Project – Shelly’s Christmas Card Challenge

Christmas Card Challenge: Card 16 By: Shelly Newkirk, Artistic Guide Finished Card Size: A2, 4.25″ x 5.5″ Supplies: Paper: Debbie Mumm Holiday Mat Stack (Die Cuts with a View) White cardstock (Georgia Pacific) Red cardstock (unknown) Other Supplies Snowflake punch (unknown)Crafters Pick Ultimate Glue Decorative Scissors (Fiskars) Directions: Cut a piece of Striped paper that […]

Holiday Blizzard Project – Melanie’s Butterfly Garden Clock

Butterfly Garden Clock By: Melanie Smith, Artistic Guide Another quick simple gift can be themed towards anyone.   This one was made in one hour, and that included making and discarding a whole clock-face which was not fabulous. Supplies: Stamps: About Me (Innovative Stamp Creations) Papers/cardstock: Yellow copy paper – one sheet Inks: Carnation pink Archival […]

Holiday Blizzard Project – Marcia’s Holly Jolly Acetate Greetings

Holly Jolly Christmas Card By: Marcia Mattos, Artistic Guide Finished card size:  4.25″ x 5.5″ Supplies: Stamps: Christmas Critters clear stamp set (Penny Black) Snowflakes (Studio G)           Sentiment (Studio G) Ink:     White Opaque ink pad (Staz-on) Jet Black ink pad (Staz-on) Old Olive ink pad (Stampin’Up)         Paper: White (2.5″ x 3″ and 3″ x 3.5″)  […]

Holiday Blizzard Project – Shelly’s Christmas Card Challenge

Christmas Card Challenge: Card 15 By: Shelly Newkirk, Artistic Guide Finished Card Size: A2, 4.25″ x 5.5″ Supplies: Stamps: Christmas Cheer (Stamping With Style) Inks: VersaMark Watermark ink pad (Tsukineko) Papers: Debbie Mumm Holiday Mat Stack (Die Cuts With a View) Red cardstock (unknown) White text-weight/copy paper (unknown) Other Supplies: Crafter’s Pick Ultimate Glue Lacy […]

Holiday Blizzard Project – Bea’s 12 Days of Christmas Banner

Calling all Cricuteers! Here’s a Christmas project using the Joys of Christmas cartridge and your Cricut Bug or Expressions die cutting machine.  And for those of you who have not joined the army of Cricuteers, no worries. You can make this banner, too, with a few adjustments and using other items to represent the theme […]

Holiday Blizzard Project – Michael’s Penguin!!

Penguin Roasting Over An Open Fire Penguin Christmas By: Michael A. Trent, Artistic Guide Finished Card Size: 5.5″ x 4″       Supplies: Stamps: Penguin Pandemonium (Inkadinkado) Empty Block (Endless Creations) Season’s Greetings Phrase (Endless Creations) Ink: StazOn Jet Black ink pad(Tsukineko) Crystal Blue Dye Ink (Close To My Heart)        Paper:                         Blank white pre-folded cards […]

Holiday Blizzard Project – Shelly’s Christmas Card Challenge

Christmas Card Challenge: Card 14 By: Shelly Newkirk, Artist Guide Finished Card Size: A2, 4.25″ x 5.5″ Supplies: Stamps: Christmas tree (unknown) Various flourishes (unknown) Inks: Black pigment ink pad (Stampendous) Distress Inks: (Ranger)      Black Soot      Vintage Photo      Antique Linen      Frayed Burlap      Brushed Corduroy      Tea Dye      Old Paper […]

Meet Artistic Guide – Marcia Compos de Mattos

My name is Marcia Mattos, I live in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and love all paper crafting techniques. I’ve been making cards since 2000. When I started, paper crafting materials were very rare around here. I participate in many Yahoo groups relating to paper crafting. I am used to swapping my cards with friends from […]