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Manual Die Cut Machines and Dies

Die Cuts and Stamping By Marion Davis, Artistic Guide Let me state up front that I still adore stamping. However, when I made the decision to try selling my cards, as discussed in my last blog, I had to take a long hard look at the die cuts available. Die cuts have evolved in the […]

Masculine Birthday Cards

Finished card size: 5.5″ x 4.25″ Supplies: Stamps: Bike (Hot off the Press) Happy Birthday (Papertrey Ink) Paper: Aqua Mist card stock (Papertrey Ink) Solar White card stock (Neenah) Patterned paper Fine and Dandy Boy (My Mine’s Eye) Heated Pearls technique piece (from stash) Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento ink pad (Tsukinkeo) Other: Classic Rectangle Large and […]

Daisy Swirl 3-D Flowers

 Finished card size:  5″ x 6.5″ Supplies: Stamps: Daisy Patch Swirls (Heartfelt Creations) Paper: White scraps yellow scraps Designer paper scraps Ink: Black Memento ink pad (Tsukineko) Iced Spruce Distress ink pad (Ranger) Dies: Daisy Patch die cuts  (Heartfelt Creations) Lace Corner Deco E  (Cheery Lynn Designs) Labels Twenty Five (Spellbinders) Paper blossoms craft molding mat […]

Primarily Primary by Nola Burkhard

Today, stampers, I have several photos to share with you about how I made my Wanted card. It uses the basic Primary colors of Red, Blue and Yellow but I went with a look in a darker version of all those colors. Finished card size: 5.5″ x 4.25″ Supplies: Stamps: Wanted Western and Vintage Vogue (Stampin’ […]

July 2012 Trail Map: Debbie’s View

  Finished card size: 5″ x 6.5″ Supplies: Stamps: Spring Rose Medallions (Just Rite Stamps) Paper: Scraps from my stash Ink: Black Memento ink pad (Tsukineko) Victorian Velvet Distress ink pad (Ranger) Other: Nested oval medallion labels, JustRite CustomDies (Spellbinders) Border die (Joy Crafts) Victorian Poulur metal accents (Colorbok) Pink ribbon (Paper Temptress) Cuttlebug embossing folder (Provo Crafts) […]

July 2012 Trail Map: Map Master’s View

 WORLD Finished size: 5″ x 7″ Here’s a mushy card, following Regena’s July Trail Map. Supplies: Stamps: World (Inkadinkadoo) Paper:  (C.S. = cardstock) Black card stock (C.S.) White card stock (C.S.) Any patterned paper Ink: Black pigment (Color box) Other: World die by Tim Holtz (Sizzix) Die Cutting machine (I use a Big Shot by Sizzix) […]

July 2012 Trail Map

Summer is in full swing and we have a sizzling new Trail Map to feature for your creative starting point.  Check out our fantastic Artistic Guides’ interpretations of this month’s map. So many different ideas and views from one map! Who would know you could come up with so many different looks!  Enjoy this month’s […]

New Dies and Embossing Tools

New Dies and Embossing Tools by: Nancy Thaut, Artistic Guide It seems like daily something new is seen online, in stores and at stamp and card making conferences, conventions and workshops.  Much of it is very confusing on how to use the tools you find and what you really need to have to be successful. […]

Passionate Purple: Cathy’s View

Purple Fairy Finished card size:  4.25″ x 5.5″ Supplies: Stamps: Wisteria (fairy) (Sweet Pea Stamps) sentiment and frame (Stamping Scrapping) Paper: Simply Chartreuse card stock (Papertrey Ink) Solar White card stock (Neenah) Patterned Paper (K & Company) Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento ink pad  (Tsukineko) Other: Labels 11 die (Spellbinders) Grand Calibur (Spellbinders) Ribbon (Really Reasonable […]

Passionate Purple: Peggie’s View

Finished card:  5.5″ x 5.5″ Supplies: Stamps: Fucshia  from the Celebrating You Collection (Nina B) Paper: 5.5″ square textured purple card stock(Bazzil) 5.25″ square textured dark purple card stock (Bazzill) 5″ square patterned paper (Basic Grey) 5 – 5″ x approx. .5″ strips of patterned paper (stash) 4″ x 3.25″ black sparkly card stock (stash) […]

Passionate Purple: Nancy’s View

Passionate Purple Mermaid Finished Card Size: 4.25” x 5.5”   Supplies: Stamps: Chinese symbol [Local King Rubber Stamp] Forever Valentine by Ching Chou Kuiks [Sweet Pea Stamps] Happy Birthday [Sweet Impressions] Papers: Scrap and Stash papers [unknown] Inks: Purple Hydrangea Versa Magic [Tsukineko] Pearlescent Purple Brilliance [Tsukineko] Other: Purple Floral Embellishment [Recollections] Exotic Butterfly small […]

Passionate Purple

    Our designers have some deliciously passionate purple projects for your this month. Surprisingly many of them said they don’t design much with purple, but have decided to use it more in the future! How about you? Do you use purple a lot in your projects?       Wikipedia says this about the […]

Passionate Purple Resist- Marion Project July 2012

Passionate Purple Resist Finished card: 7″ x 5”   Supplies: Stamps:  Weeping Willow (Fred Mullet) Sentiment  (DeNami Designs) Inks:  Versamark (Tsukineko) Seedless Preserves  Distress ink pad  (Ranger) Sweet Plum and Lilac Posies Memento dye ink pads (Tsukineko)  Paper: White cardstock (unknown) Other: Sponge daubers Large (Tsukineko), or Blending Tool with Foam (Ranger) Heat tool Eclipse tape, Post […]

Passionate Purple: Nola’s View

I love the color Purple, always have–all shades of it! Finished Size: 5.5″ x 4.25″ Supplies: Stamps: (all by Stampin’ Up!) Mixed Bunch Creative Elements Papaya Collage Inks: (all by Stampin’ Up!) Rich Razzelberry Daffodil Delight Wistera Wonder Summer Sun Paper:  (all by Stampin’ Up!) Perfect Plum Rich Razzelberry Whisper White Pattern paper Floral District […]

Passionate Purple: Marie’s View

Finished Card:  4.25 in. x 5.5 in. Hello everyone! Marie here and I want to share my card with you today.  The theme is “Passionate Purple.”  I have always loved purple but I must confess that it is a color that I have sadly ignored.  After creating this tutorial, I realized how much I really love […]

Passionate Purple: Debbie’s View

Finished card size: 5 x 6.5″ Supplies: Stamps: Let Peace Saying (Hero Arts) Pastoral Flower (Penny Black) Paper: Light purple from my stash Medium purple (Paper Temptress) Dark Purple  (Paper Temptress) Ink: Versa Mark Dazzle (Tsukineko) African Violet Oh Domino Chalky die Ink A country Welcome Other: Moon Glow Venus Violet/Blue Embossing Powder (Lindy’s Stamp Gang) Vaudeville […]