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Archive for January, 2011

Organization that Works! – Part I **RRR**

By: Linda Selymes, Artistic Guide This series of articles will not be about techniques for making cards, but it certainly is about Reduce–Recycle–and Reuse.  Hopefully, it will also help you have more time to create, and be able to find the supplies to make your projects. For a long time I had a well designed […]

January 2011 Trail Map: Marion’s View

Happy New Year everyone! May the New Year bring you Health, Peace, and Prosperity. I hope you enjoy what I did with the map this month. For some strange reason it just kept evolving and came out nothing like I planned. Supplies: Stamps:  All Wrapped Up set (Flourishes) Papers: White (Neena Classic Crest) Mostly Mauve, […]

January 2011 Trail Map:Linda’s View *RRR*

By:  Linda Selymes, Artistic Guide Finished Size:  5.5″ x 4.25″ Stamp Credits:  Make An Impression Artist’s Note:  This is a really good sketch to use up scraps of paper.  You only need a card blank, or a half sheet of 8.5″ x 11″ card stock, some scraps of card stock, one stamp, a few punches, […]

Think Spring!

Easy, Elegant Cards – Think Spring Last summer I did a craft morning at a summer camp with 20 to 24, 9-11 year old kids.   The project I did was stamping on black paper with white ink and using chalk to color the design.  The kids loved it.  I brought standard card size white paper (4.25” […]

January 2011 Trail Map: Map Master’s view

Finished card size: 5.25″ x 7.875″ Let’s start the first sketch of the new year with a little “Girl” humor. Again we are using Regena’s sketches. Supplies: Stamps: Girl (Loralie Designs) Papers: Black card stock (CS) White card stock (CS) Light pink card stock (CS) Other: One and Twenty dollar bills Change Copic Markers (Too […]

January 2011 Trail Map

Squares, triangles and more make up our first Trail Map of the 2011 year.  This sketch will create interesting cards for any occasion. January 2011 Trail Map by Regena Enjoy our team’s interpretation of this sketch! By: Ken Schneider, Map Master Stamp Credits: Loralie Designs (Tune in tomorrow for Ken’s how-to!) Stamp Credits: Inkadinkado Stamp […]

Pocket Journal

I made a decision that in 2011 I need to make more time for creativity. The last couple of years just have not been kind to my creative muse.  To help me in my endeavor, I signed up to participate in a year-long swap on the Latest Trends in Mixed Media Art Yahoo group.  This swap looks like […]

Sympathy Cards: Lorraine’s View

Finished card: 5.5″ x 4.25″ For sympathy cards, I prefer to keep them simple and not cluttered. This how I designed mine. Supplies: Stamps: With Deepeset Sympathy (Stamp A Mania) Papers: Clove, Oat, and Dune cardstock (Paper Cut) Inks: Brilliance Pearlescent Chocolate ink (Tsukineko) Other: Double loop punch (Martha Stewart) Design Lines gold peel-offs (Blue Hills […]

Sympathy Cards: Linda’s View

  Finished Card Size: 5.50″ x 4.25″ Supplies: Stamps: E1703 – Silhouette Fern (Hero Arts) H5424 – Exotic Bloom (Hero Arts) L015  – With Sympathy (Stampendous) Paper: Watercolor paper cut to 3.75″ x 5.0″ (Canson) Black card stock cut to 3.875″ x 5.125″ (Bazzill) Half Sheet (8.5″ x 5.5″) violet card stock (Bazzill) Ink: Adirondack […]

Sympathy Cards: Cathy’s View

Lavender Sympathy Finished card size: 5.5” x 4.25” First, I want to say that this card was inspired by cards created by Joanna Wardle in the Oct 2010 issue of Craft Stamper.  I thought the clean and simple style would be ideal for a sympathy card. Supplies: Stamps: “With Sympathy” (Papertrey Ink) Branch (Rubbernecker Stamps) Paper: […]

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

By:  Linda Selymes, Artistic Guide (Instructions for this card in Archives, September 2010) It’s a brand new year and we here at Stamper’s Quest are excited!  We’re excited about the great responses we got from you on our 2010 emphasis, “Back to the Basics.”  And we’re also excited about the direction we’re headed for 2011. Following […]

Sympathy Cards: Nancy’s View

Finished Card Size: 4.25” x 5.5” Supplies: Stamps: Magenta Yvonne Albritton Designs Papers: Pink and dark green Perle (Paper Zone) Green print Summer Dream Matstack (DCWV) Green card stock (Unknown) White scrap card stock Inks: Ivy Brilliance ink pad (Tsukineko) Olympic Green Versafine ink pad (Tsukineko) Yellow and Blue Decorating Chalks (unknown) Copic pens greens […]

Sympathy Cards: Chris’ View

 Finished card size: 4.25″ x 5.50″ Supplies: Stamps: Trees (Another Stamp Company) Words (Rubbadubbado) Paper: Light Grey Card Stock (Bazzill) Dark Grey Card Stock (Bazzill) Black Card Stock (Bazzill) Ink: Nick Bantock Series: Charcoal Grey (Ranger) Black pigment pen (Ranger) Other: Paper Cutter Scissors Designer Dries Clear Adhesive (Art Institute) Directions: Cut light grey card […]