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Archive for December, 2010

Merry Christmas!

From our family to yours… May your Christmas be filled with the warmth and love of friends and family. May peace abound. Best wishes for a happy and healthy 2011.  We here on the trail at Stamper’s Quest are so grateful for you, our loyal readers and advertisers. Without you, we would not exist!  Here’s […]

Holiday Quickie: 2 for 1 Holiday cards

Finished project 4.25″ x 5.5″ Supplies: Stamps: Holiday Silhoutettes  (Inkadinkadoo) Paper: Spring Larch – Petallics  ( The Paper Cut) White – Neena Classic Crest  Solaris White Ink: Aloe Vera Versamagic ink pad (Tsukineko)  Gamma Green Brilliance ink pad (Tsukineko) Directions: Cut an 8.5 x 11 inch sheet of Spring larch in half to form 2 cards. […]

Holiday Quickie: Last Minute Gift Ornament

By: Stephanie Loomis, Editor & Artistic Guide  It’s Christmas Eve and you JUST remembered that you need a gift for the children’s choir director at church before the 6 p.m. service. What to do?  Make this quick ornament from supplies you KNOW you have in your stash and look well prepared. Supplies: Stamps and Ink: […]

Holiday Quickie: Quick die-cut Christmas card

Finished card size: 5.25″ x 7.875″ This is a Christmas card that’s quick and easy, using only three punches and a Cricut sentiment. Supplies: Paper: Black card stock (CS) White card stock (CS) Other: Deer punch (EK Success) Tree punch (EK Success) Snowflake punch (Fiskars) Christmas die cut,  Beyond Birthdays Cricut cartridge (Provo Craft) Cricut machine (Provo […]

Holiday Quickies: Last Minute Holiday Card

Finished Card Size:  5.5″ x 4.25″ When I don’t make my Christmas cards early, I start thinking about a card with minimum layers and no coloring required.  I have always thought that black and white has a particularly elegant look.  The card shown above only takes about 5 minutes to make.  In addition, while it is definitely a […]

Holiday Quickie: Pinecone Ornament

Supplies: Stamps: Pinecone stamp (Stamper’s Anonymous, Tim Holtz Collection) Paper: White cardstock (Papertrey Ink) Patterned Paper “Jovial” (Basic Grey) Other: Ornament (purchased at Hobby Lobby) Metallic 14k gold acrylic paint (Ceramcoat) Foam brush (craft store) Dye Based Markers (Marvy Uchida) Ribbon (Really Reasonable Ribbon) Ultimate Crafter’s Companion (Crafter’s Companion) or box template Directions: Paint the […]

Holiday Quickies: Interchangable Bottle Cap Necklace

Finished size: 1″ x 1″ Supplies: Stamps: Brigid Ashwood’s Phunky Phairies Sheet 2 (Sweet Pea Stamps) Paper: White Card Stock (Neenah) Inks: Momento Ink Pad, Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko) Copic Markers (.Too)      R00      E02      YR00      E25      E18      E33      Y06      Y11      Y00      BG72      BG11      G0000 […]

Holiday Quickie: Dual Purpose Clip Frame

Finished size:  6″ x 13″ Working as a custom framer, I’m always looking for ways to use the many ready-made frames for things other than photos.  Believe it or not, this is a relatively quick project and a great idea for those last minute holiday gifts.  You could make several at a time (even one […]

Holiday Quickie: To All A Good Night Plaque

  Finished Size: Varies Here’s a fun and quick holiday decorating idea.  It not only provides some much needed stamping stress relief from the holiday chaos but it will also add a bit of vintage cheer to your home.  An added benefit to this project is that it uses a recycled plaque for it’s base!  […]

Holiday Quickie: Holiday Bread Wrap

Supplies: Stamps: “Handmade by” (Papertrey Ink) Paper: White cardstock (Papertrey Ink) New Leaf cardstock (Papertrey Ink) Pure Poppy cardstock (Papertrey Ink) Patterned Paper “Glitter Christmas Stack” (Die Cuts with a View) Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko) Other: Circle Punch-two inch (Marvy) Die cut machine Large Circle and Large Scalloped Circle die cuts (Spellbinders) Gem Stones […]

Holiday Quickie: Tea Light

Supplies: Stamps: Holly Leaves (Another Stamp Company) Paper: 1 Sheet White Vellum (Bazzill) Ink: Adirondack Brights Clover Pigment Pad (Ranger) Other: Small Black Memory Box(cover removed)( Dollar Store ) 1 Battery Operated Tea Light Bone Creaser (Ranger ) Paper Cutter Directions: Cut sheet of Vellum to desired size so that it will fit in memory […]

Holiday Quickies: Note Cards

Finished Card Size: 4.25″ x 5.5″   The card pictured above was made primarily from paper from my color scraps, and took about 6 or 7 minutes to make including cutting the paper.  Here’s what you need to make it.  Supplies: Stamps: H5424 Exotic Bloom (Hero Arts) A Happy Hello (Hero Arts) Bird (Memory Box) Paper: […]

Holiday Quickies: Ribbon Angel

Finished card size: 5.5” x 4.25” Supplies: Stamps: Magic of the Season (Paula Best) Paper: Print and Solid Blue Winter Matstack (DCWV) White Cardstock (Unknown) Ink: Deep Lagoon Versafine ink pad (Tsukineko) Other: 2.5” Holiday Ribbon with wire edges Birthstone gems (Darice) Directions: Cut white 5.5” x 8.5” and fold in half. Cut  blue print […]

Holiday Quickies: Mermaid Pin-Up Calendar

 Finished size: 5″ x 7″  Supplies: Stamps: ching-chou kuik’s Lily Dream (Sweet Pea Stamps) Papers: Card Stock, Gold (Unknown) Perhaps, Aurora and Fiona (Basic Grey) Card Stock, White (Neenah) Text Weight Paper, White (Unknown) Inks: Momento Ink Pad, Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko) Chalk Ink Pad, Merlot (ColorBox) Copic Markers: (.Too)     YR00      R00      E02 […]

Holiday Quickie: Wood Block Ornament

Finished Size: 2″x7″ This is a quick holiday ornament that recycles round wood blocks from a children’s game! Supplies: Ink: Distress Inks (Ranger Industries) Other: Round Blocks (from recycled children’s game) Vintage Sheet Music, Book Pages, etc. Ink Blending Tool (Ranger Industries) Letters (can be stickers, stamps, etc.) Flowers – Prima Marketing Ribbon, Beads, Wired […]

Holiday Quickies: Joyfold Christmas

 Finished card size: 5.5″ x 4.25″ Supplies: Stamps:                                                                                                           Angel Stamp (I Love Rubber Stamps) Script stamp (The Angel Company) Sentiment stamps (The Angel Company) Poinsettia stamp (Stampabilities) Papers: Lipstick Red cardstock (The Angel Company) Palo Verde green cardstock (Bazzill) Holly patterned paper (unknown) Inks: Versamark watermark ink pad (Tsukineko) Galaxy Gold Brilliance ink pad (Tsukineko) […]

Holiday Quickies: Perfectly Pearled Candles

      Okay,  I admit there is no stamping on this one either but I couldn’t pass up sharing this technique that I am doing in my decorative candle classes. Supplies: A carved looking candle. The ones in the sample are by Heaventree. This can also be done on shaped candles such as pumpkins […]

December Trail Map: Linda’s View

Finished Card Size:  5.0″ x 7.0″ There is a story behind this card.  I did  three different cards over ten days, all with totally different images.  I wasn’t satisfied with any of them.  I was having trouble finding an image that I thought looked good in an oval this large, and also with sentiments that went well with […]

Holiday Quickies: Believe Angel

Finished size card: 5.5” x 4.25” Supplies: Stamps: Believe set of 2 (Clear Art Stamps) Paper: Glossy Lavender Cardstock (Unknown) Designed  scrapbook paper (Unknown) Scrap of paper previously sprayed with color mists*** Ink: Mediterranean Blue Brilliance ink pad (Tsukineko) Other: Clear Embossing Powder (Ranger) Corkscrew Decorative scissors (Fiskars) Directions: Adhere  both the “Angel” and the […]

December Trail Map: Map Master’s View

Finished card size: 5.25″ x 7.875″  December is a great snow month, so lets make a ski card, using December’s  Trail Map by Regena. Supplies: Stamps: Skier (Viva Las Vegas) Trees (All Night Media) Paper: Snowflake (The Paper studio) Black card stock (CS) White card stock (CS) Blue card stock (CS) Other: Snowflake punch (Fiskers) […]