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Quick and Easy Card

By:  Nancy Dees, Artistic Guide Supplies: card stock (from stash) background paper (from stash) stencil (Red Lead) ink (dollar bin at Michaels) sponge dauber double stick tape Directions: Do you ever find yourself needing a card right now and having no time to make one?  Well, you can make a card in 5 minutes or […]

A Polished Stone Christmas Card

Finished Card Size: 4.25″ x 5.5″ Supplies: Stamps: Santa (Inkadinkado) Joy and Merry Christmas words (Hot Off the Press) Snowflakes (Hot Off the Press and The Angel Company) Papers: Cream cardstock (Staples) Dark Blue cardstock (Bazzill) Designer paper from stash (Unknown) Polished Stone panel Inks: Mustard Seed and Sapphire Distress ink pads (Ranger) Black Versafine ink pad […]

Christmas Card-Polished Stone

Merry Christmas Ornament Card by Cathy Peper, Editor Finished card size:  6.5 by 5 inches Supplies: Stamps: Ornament background, topper, snowflakes and sentiment from Heirloom Ornament Set 2 (StampingScrapping) Paper: White card base (Michaels) Fresh Asparagus card stock (Gina K Designs) Solar White card stock (Neenah) Kromecote Glossy card stock (Marco’s Paper) Very Merry Christmas patterned […]

February Card “to die for”-Cathy’s Take

Unicorn By:  Cathy Peper, Editor Finished card size:  6.5 by 5 inches Supplies: Stamps: Rest Assured, unicorn stamp (Sweet Pea Stamps) “wishes” (Hot off the Press) Paper: White card base (from stash) Aqua Mist card stock (Papertrey Ink) Solar White (Neenah) Patterned paper, Market (My Mind’s Eye) Patterned paper, Lucille (Basic Grey) Ink: Memento Tuxedo […]

Feb Card “to die for”-Debbie’s Take

  The Dancer La Frog By:  Debbie Ebat, Artistic Guide Finished card size:  6 by 6 inches Supplies: Stamps: Digital image called Dancer La Frog (Scrapbook Stamp Society) Paper: Pink (Paper Temptress) Light Purple (Paper Temptress) Dark Purple (Paper Temptress) White  (from stash) Green (from stash) Dies: French Pastry Doily (Cheery Lynn Designs) Lace Corner Deco […]

Stampscapes Retirement Card

Best Wishes By:  Vickie Kertz, Artistic Guide Finished card size:  8.5 by 5.5 inches. This is a retirement card I made for a guy I work with that had been employed there for 45 years.  I debated for a while on this one, but decided that a Stampscapes card would be perfect.  My cards are […]

We’re not done yet-One additional Trail Map

Here is another view of this month’s Trail Map: Stamp Credits:  Stampin’ Up!

February Trail Map-Debbie’s View

     I Love You By:  Debbie Ebat, Artistic Guide    Finished Card Size 5 X 6.5 inches Supplies: Stamps: Love Declaration  (Penny Black) Happy Vallentines Day   (Stamp Oasis) Heart Border   (Hero Arts) Paper: Glossy White (stash) Silver (Stash) White (Stash) Black (Stash) Sweet Cakes  6 X6 Pad (Doodlebug Design) Ink: Memento Black […]

Leadership Swaps

by Nola Burkhard, Artistic Guide Once again I had the honor of being able to attend Stampin’ Up!’s annual Leadership event.  This is the 3rd one in a row that I have been to.  Each time they are held in a different Southern Location of the United States with Orlando, Florida being the city for […]

February 2013 Trail Map: Map Master’s View

BIRD CAGE By Ken Schneider, Map Master Finished card size: 5.50 x 8.00 inches Cat humor. Out of all my cat stamps, I couldn’t find one that would work in the cage. So I had to use a clip art cat. Supplies: Paper: Black glossy C.S. (card stock) Yellow C.S. Poured alcohol inked glossy C.S. […]

February 2013 Trail Map

  Regena’s trail map this month definitely had me thinking about Valentine’s Day.  I think it was the heart, although any embellishment could be placed here.  That’s the beauty of sketches.  See below for what our designers did with this sketch. Ken used clip art and a computer generated sentiment. (Check out our Map Master’s […]

Copic versus Spectrum Noir-A Product Comparison

  by Debbie Ebat, Artistic Guide Supplies: Flower Digi 2  (Scrapbook Stamp Society, artist Karen Sheltrown) Spectrum Noir (Crafters Companion) LV2, PL2, LV1 Copic (.too) V01, V04,V17 Y08,RV04, RV02 YG63, YG67, TG61 Today’s watering hole post is a little different.  I was upset by the latest Copic price increase… I think it was the third […]

Polished Stone-Debbie’s View

    A Gift for You By:  Debbie Ebat,  Artistic Guide Finished card Size:   5 X 6.5 inches Supplies: Stamps: Bella with Flowers (Wild Rose Studio) Paper: Glossy From my Stash Black (Paper Temptress) White (Paper Temptress) Ink: Memento Black (Tsukineko) Pinata color Senorita Magenta (Jacquard) Pinata Chile pepper (Jacquard) Raspberry Adirondack bright (Ranger) […]

Polished Stone-Cathy’s View

Get Outside By:  Cathy Peper, Artistic Guide Finished card size 6  by 6 inches Supplies: Stamps: Large flower (Stamping Sensations) “Get Outside” (Technique Tuesday) Paper: Black card stock (Bazzill) Solar white card stock (Neenah) Kromekote Glossy card stock (Marco’s Paper) Ink: Alcohol inks in watermelon, shell pink, pebble, copper, aqua, cloudy blue, sailboat blue, sandal and […]

Polished Stone-Nancy’s View

Polished Copper By: Nancy Dees, Artistic Guide                                                 Finished card size: 4.25” X 5.5” Supplies: Stamps: Geometric stamp (unknown) Word stamp (Stampin’ Up) Paper: Cream Glossy card stock (Marco’s Paper) Rust & black (from stash) Ink: Graphite Black Brilliance Ink (Tsukineko) Adirondack Alcohol Inks in Rust, Raisin, Butterscotch and Copper Metallic (Ranger) Other: My version of a AI […]

Polished Stone: Vickie’s View

Polished Stone Blossom By:  Vickie Kertz, Artistic Guide Finished Card Size:  5.5 x 4.25″ SUPPLIES Stamps: Heartfelt Creations HC-224-B Stampin’ Up–Silhouette Sentiments Paper: All Paper used is from Paper Temptress Violet Mica Metallic Azalea Mica Metallic Ice Pearl–I used this as my glossy cardstock Ink: Pink Passion (Stampin’ Up!) Eggplant Adirondack Alcohol Ink (Ranger) Wild […]

Happy February

Welcome to February and a new year here at Stamper’s Quest.  This year we will be focusing on techniques and different types of card folds.  We want to welcome two new designers, Vickie Kertz and Nancy Dees.  And although I’ve been around for a while, I am the new editor. This month we highlight the […]

Polished Stone-General Directions

Polished Stone Supplies: Paper: Glossy White Cardstock Ink: Alcohol Inks Metallic Alcohol Inks (Optional) Other: Ink Blending Tool with Felt pads (Ranger) Alcohol Ink Blending Solution (Ranger) (Optional) Directions: Select the colors of alcohol ink you wish to use. Place a few drops of each color on the blending felt. Add metallic alcohol ink if […]