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Archive for July, 2011

The Search is Over

The search is over, and we are happy to welcome five new members to our team.  We have quite a crew. These folks will bring such a wide range of creative styles to the team of Artistic Guides. We are excited to bring you their projects in the coming months.  Please say hello to: Lisa […]

Thoughts on Masculine Cards

Thoughts on Masculine Cards By Marion Davis, Artistic Guide   Before we begin I will apologize for bending the rules a tad in my photos. First of all, there’s a lot of them, and I haven’t included stamp credits since they came out of my “masculine” stash.  Secondly, not all the cards even have a […]

July 2011 Trail Map: Map Master’s View

Road Trip Finished card size: 5.25″ x 7.875″ When I saw the triangles on the sketch, I immediately thought of “road signs”.  So this month let’s do a road trip. Supplies: Paper: Wavy paper (The Paper Studio) Black card stock (C.S.) Orange Paper (Scrap bin) Other: Jalopy die cut (Tim Holtz) Old Map Die Cut […]

July 2011 Trail Map

  Join us this month on the Side Trail to see the lovely cards created by our talented Artistic Guides.  This month’s map is unusual, and can be turned so many ways to provide lots of innovative ways to make a card.  Thanks again, Regena!  Stamp Credits:  Hot off the Press and Crafty Secrets Ken […]

Happy Anniversary, Stamper’s Quest

July 2011 marks the third anniversary of our on-line magazine, Stamper’s Quest.  I thought it was fitting to do an anniversary card to honor all the designers, past and present, guest designers, advertisers, and friends, who have contributed to the success of this venture.  We also want to honor all our readers, without whom there […]

Kid’s Cards: Nancy’s View

Finished Card Size: 5.5” x 4.75” Supplies: Stamps: Little Woman (Stamp Oasis) Happy Birthday (Unknown) Papers: Scrap stash Summer Dream Matstock (DCWV) Glossy card stock base card (Unknown) Inks: Black Pigment Ink (ColorBox) Mint Pigment Ink (ColorBox) Other: Clear embossing powder Heat Gun Copic, glitter, soufflé and gelly roll pens Corner punch (EK Success) Foam […]

Kid’s Cards: Linda’s View

Finished Card Size: 5,5″ x 5,5″ Supplies: Stamps: Peek-a-boo digital stamp (Karen’s Doodles) Paper: Classic Crest Solar White (Neenah) Patterned Card Stock from Nana’s Kids Premium Stack (DCWV) Black Glossy Paper (scrap from stash) Other: Copic Alcohol Markers (.too corp.) Paper Flowers (Prima Marketing, Inc.) Die Cutting Machine (Cuttlebug) Scalloped Oval Die (Nestabilities) Computer, printer […]

Kid’s Cards: Lorraine’s View

  Supplies: Stamps: Leap for Life Stamp Set (Unity Stamp Co.) Tiny dragonflies (Penny Black) Worm (Magenta) Inks: Distress inks (Ranger) – Faded Jeans, Tumbled Glass, Victorian Velvet, Weathered Wood Color Box chalk inks (Clearsnap) – Deep green, Creamy brown, Tangerine Brilliance Chocolate Pearlescent (Tsukineko) Versafine Onyx black (Tsukineko) Palette Paints (Art Quest) Paper: Dune […]

Kid’s Cards: Marion’s View

Birthday Bunny Spinner Finished card size: 5.5” 4.25” I have seen many spinner cards done and I must voice an opinion here. The image you use on the mechanism can make or break this card. I love this stamp and when the rabbit tumbles it always gets a giggle from kids and adults alike. I […]

Kid’s Cards: Cathy’s View

Hula Dog Happy Birthday Finished card size:  5.5″ x 4.25″ Supplies: Stamps: “Happy Birthday” (Papertrey Ink) Paper: Blue, dark pink and yellow card stock (Bazzill) Patterned Paper, Summer Days Collection  (Echo Park) Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko) Other: Cricket Machine (Provo Craft) Cricket Cartridge, Paisley (Provo Craft) Die cutting machine (Grand Calibur, Spellbinders) Scalloped Circle die […]