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Double Embossing

Double Embossing By: Nancy Dees Combining techniques can add a whole new dimension to your paper crafts.  We have all grown to appreciate embossing folders. They add texture to paper and can create a totally new look behind your favorite stamp.  Heat embossing can add color, depth and some glitz to stamped images.  But you can […]

Trifold Shutter Christmas Cards

Country Christmas By:  Cathy Peper, Editor Finished card size:  4.25 by 5.5 inches Supplies: Stamps: “Country Christmas”, inside sentiment and moose scene (Mark’s Finest Papers) Paper: Slate gray cardstock (Gina K Designs) Cherry Red cardstock (Gina K Designs) Winterpark Patterned Paper (Echo Park) Solar White (Neenah) Ink: Archival Jet Black (Ranger) Other: paper trimmer (Fiskars) score […]

July card “to die for”

Good Day By:  Cathy Peper, Artistic Guide Finished card size:  5.5 by 4.25 inches Supplies: Stamps: Jar, jar ribbon and strawberries (Lawn Fawn) sentiment (Pink by Design) Paper: Solar white (Neenah) acetate (office supply store) Happy Days Patterned Paper (Echo Park) Ink: Memento in Tuxedo Black and Teal Zeal (Tsukineko) StazOn Jet Black (Tsukineko) Other: […]

July 2013 trail map-Vickie’s View

Apples with Distress Markers By:  Vickie Kertz, Artistic Guide I made this card for a guy at work that was leaving.  Everyone said that one of hobbies was gardening and this was the closest I could come.  The design came from the trail map for July.  The main image is a Stampin’ Up stamp from […]

July 2013 Trail Map-Debbie’s View

  Hand in Hand By:  Debbie Ebat, Artistic guide Finished card size 5 X 7 inches Supplies: Stamps: Hand in Hand Forever by Lynne Stansbery (Squigglefly) Paper: White card stock (from stash) 6 X 6 pad Fairy Rhymes (Prima) Bitty Scrap pad (Provo Crafts) Other: Copics RV55, E00, E21, E30 (.too) Metallic Brush (Pentel) Clear […]

July Trail Map-Map Maker’s View

Rare Bird By: Ken Schneider, map master.         Finished card size: 5.50 x 7.00   Let’s make a bird card with a handmade background, using this month’s sketch. SUPPLIES: STAMPS: Large Dove (Stampabilities) PAPER: Black card stock (c.s.) White c.s. Pink c.s. Alcohol inked c.s. INK: Markers in blue, red and dark blue […]

July 2013 Trail Map

Here is the sketch Regena created for us this month:   First up, we have the Map Master’s card.  Watch for a step by step to publish tomorrow.   stamp credits:  Stampabilities     stamp credits:  Squigglefly stamp credits:  Stampin’ Up!   stamp credits:  unknown stamp credits:  Hero Arts, Stampendous and Inkadinkado Regena was kind […]

Pinterest Inspired

Sending Happy Thoughts by:  Vickie Kertz, Artistic Guide Hi all, this is Vickie.  I love to explore Pinterest when I have time and I saw this cute idea there.  All the paper listed in this post comes from Paper Temptress.  The base of this card is Treasure  Craft.  The layer where the circle is cut is Cappuccino […]

Tri-Fold Shutter Card-General Directions

The Tri-Fold Shutter card is a card that looks impressive, but isn’t that hard to make once you’ve done one or two.  My favorite tutorial for this technique is found on the Operation Write Home page:  tri fold shutter tutorial.  They not only give detailed instructions on how to score, cut and fold the card, […]

Trifold Shutter Card-Vickie’s View

Everything that makes you Happy By:  Vickie Kertz, Artistic Guide Finished card size:  4.25 by 5.5 inches Supplies: Stamps: Great Day(Penny Black) Everything that makes you Happy (Printworks Collection) Poppy Collage (Memory Box) Paper: Peach and Cream (from my Stash) Designer Paper (Stampin Up)–this was an old pack I had–It is double sided Ink: Distress […]

Trifold Shutter Card-Cathy’s View

Sewing Notions By:  Cathy Peper, Editor Finished card size:  4.25 by 5.5 inches Supplies: Stamps: sewing notions, “Moments” sentiment on front and girl with pattern (I Brake for Stamps) inside sentiment (Pink by Design) Paper: Simply Chartreuse (Papertrey Ink) Blueberry Sky (Papertrey Ink) Summer Fresh collection (Simple Stories) The Station collection (My Mind’s Eye) Ink: Black […]

Welcome to July 2013

This is an ATC I made for a swap.  I think we almost all like chocolate.  I used a stencil and spray ink for the background, a collage image for the focal point and a stamped sentiment.  Stamp is from Oxford Impressions. I hope you are all enjoying your summer.  We are very pleased to […]

Trifold Shutter Card-Nancy’s View

  Flowers and Vines By:  Nancy Dees, Artistic Guide Supplies: Stamps: vine (Stampcraft) phrase (Serendipity Stamps Papers: cardstock (from my stash, 12×12”) printed papers & round stickers (Susan Wright for K & Company) Ink: Memento Bamboo Leaves (Tsukineko) Other: Swiss Dot Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug) Adhesive (Score Tape) Ribbon (my stash) Directions: Cut the cardstock to […]

Trifold Shutter Card-Debbie’s View

  Doing What You Love By:  Debbie Ebat, Artistic Guide card size 6 X 12 inches Supplies: Stamps: Butterfly set (by Hero arts and Sizzix) Saying (Eclectic Omnibus) Paper: Yellow (Bazzill)  cut to 6 X12 Red (Bazzill) coral (stash) white (stash) Bitty scrap pad (Provo Craft) Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento Ink (Tsukineko) Copic (.too): Flower Rv21, […]