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Split Negative Christmas Cards

Christmas Bell By:  Cathy Peper, Editor Finished card size:  5.5 by 5.5 inches Supplies: Stamps: bell (I Brake for Stamps) ivy background (Impression Obsession) Paper: Solar White (Neenah) All Spruced Up (Gina K Designs) Gold Pearlized (Colorbok) Patterned paper-Times and Seasons, This and That, Season’s Greetings (Echo Park) Patterned paper-Traditions (Carta Bella) Ink: Versa mark […]

Baroque Motif

Baroque Motif By:  Vickie Kertz, Artistic Guide This card uses an old Stampin’ Up! set called Baroque Motifs.  It has a large flourish stamp and several flowers that match.  I stamped the flourish with a multicolored stamp pad.  This was an older Kaleidacolor pad, also from Stampin’ Up!, but any  multicolored stamp pad should work.  […]

August Trail Map-Vickie’s View

 Hot Diggity Dog By:  Vickie Kertz, Artistic Guide This is my card for the trail map this month.  All the paper is from my stash and was paper dealing with dogs.  The background paper looks like burlap and has paw prints on it.  The two corners are actually vellum that had dog words on it, […]

Multi-Colored Embossing Powder-Nancy’s View

Embossed Butterfly By: Nancy Dees, Artistic Guide                                                                                                                   Finished Card Size: 5.5 X 10.5 Supplies: Stamps: Butterfly (JudiKins) Phrase (Judikins) Paper: Black & white cardstock (artist’s stash) Black and white background paper (S-E-I,  Black Orchid Pad) Gold metallic (artist’s stash) Ink: Versamark embossing ink (Tsukineko) Krylon gold pen (Krylon) Other: Embossing powders: Black (Stampin’ Up!) […]

Multi-color Embossing-Cathy’s View

Sending Smiles By:  Cathy Peper, Editor Finished card size:  4.25 by 5.5 inches Supplies: Stamps: Flamingo (Stamp Zia) “Sending Smiles” (Pink by Design) Paper: Solar White (Neenah) Sweet Mango (Gina K Designs) Ocean Mist (Gina K Designs) Happy Day patterned paper (Echo Park) Ink: Versamark (Tsukineko) Archival Jet Black (Ranger) Dies: Classic Rectangle small (Spellbinders) Classic […]

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 […]

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 […]

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-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, […]

June blog post

First Birthday By:  Vickie Kertz, Artistic Guide Finished Card Size:  5.5 x 4.25″ Supplies: Stamps: Happy Birthday (Inkadinkado) Alexander (Rubbersoul) Cupcake on front  (Stampin’ Up!) Cupcake on inside (Inky Antics) Paper: White (from my stash) Red (from my stash) Navy Blue (from my stash) Ink: Kaleidacolor -Fiesta Stamp pad (Stampin’ Up!) Memento Paris Blue (Tsukineko) […]

Brayered Background Christmas Card

Peace on Earth By:  Cathy Peper, Editor Finished card size:  5.5 by 4.25 inches Supplies: Stamps: Deer (Non Sequitor) Trees (Flourishes) “Peace on Earth”  (Stamping Scrapping) Paper: Matte coated card stock (Marco’s Paper) All Spruced Up card stock (Gina K Designs) Ink: Brilliance in Pitch Black and Pearlescent Thyme (Tsukineko) Aidrondack in Cool Peri, Denim, […]

June Trail Map-Debbie’s View

  Flower Garden By:  Debbie Ebat, Aristic Guide Finished card size:  Size 6 x 6 inches Supplies: Stamps: Cameo 4 by Morgan Fitzsimons (Scrapbook Stamp Society) Like a flower garden (Hero Arts) Paper: Pink (Paper Temptress) White (Paper Temptress) Pretty in Pink 6 inch paper pack (Glitz) Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko) Copic Markers (.too): R37, […]

Brayered Background-Nancy’s View

Summer Sunset By: Nancy Dees, Artistic Guide Finished card size:  5.5 by 4.25 inches Supplies: Stamps: Trees (unknown) Paper: White (Marcos Paper) light blue (Hobby Lobby) Medium blue (Hobby Lobby) Inks: Ruby Red (Stampin’ Up!) Perfect Plum (Stampin’ Up!) Adirondack in Cloudy Blue and Cool Peri (Ranger) VersaFine Black (Tsukineko) Other: rubber brayer paper trimmer adhesive […]

Brayered Background-Debbie’s View

  Art Washes Away By:  Debbie Ebat, Artistic Guide Finished card size:  5 X 7 inches Supplies: Stamps: Gingko Leaf (Penny Black) Art Washes Away (Hampton Stamps) Ink: VersaMark  (Tsukineko) Colorbox Chalk Burnt Sienna (Clearsnap) Colorbox Chalk  Wisteria (Clearsnap) Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko) Paper: white glossy (from stash) eggplant (from stash) cream card blank  (David Tutera Core’dinations) […]

Brayered Background-Vickie’s View

Brayer Strips By:  Vickie Kertz, Artistic Guide Finished Card Size:  5.5″ x 4.25″ Supplies: Stamps: Trees and Fence (Serendipity Stamps) Wish (Stampin’ Up!) Paper: White card stock (from my Stash) Cherry Cobbler (Stampin’ Up!) Ink: Cherry Cobbler (Stampin’ Up!) Victorian Velvet Distress (Ranger) Spun Sugar Distress (Ranger) Other: Brayer Directions: Cut  two pieces  of cardstock […]

Birthday Cards using the KISS Technique

The KISS Technique by:  Nancy Dees, Artistic Guide KISS stands for Keep It Simple Stamper and it is a handy approach to save you time and have cards ready to go at the drop of a hat.  You know, like when you forget Uncle Mike’s birthday and find out he is coming for a visit […]

Side Step Christmas Card

Vintage Christmas by:  Cathy Peper, Editor Finished card size:  5.5 by 4.25 inches Supplies: Stamps: Couple, tree, greeting and snowflakes (all Oxford Impressions Paper: Scarlet Jewel (Papertrey Ink) Solar White (Neenah) Patterned Paper, Season’s Greetings (My Mind’s Eye) Ink: Archival Jet Black (Ranger) Versamark (Tsukineko) Other: Labels 10 die (Spellbinders) Ebosser (Craftwell) Enchanted Gold embossing […]

Birthday Boot

This is a card I made for niece’s birthday.  She is going to be 16 and loves country music. The boot stamp is from Great Impressions and the sentiment is from Impression Obsession. The pink layer  on this card was cut with a Spellbinder’s die called A2 Fancy Ribbon Threader.  This is a die set […]

May Trail Map-Vickie’s View

  God’s Blessings By:  Vickie Kertz, Artistic Guide Finished Card Size:  5.50″ x 4.24″ Supplies: Stamps: Recollections by Michaels–I bought this set at Michael’s recently.  I see no real name for it. Paper: Marina Mist (Stampin’ Up!) Bashful Blue (Stampin’ Up!) Not Quite Navy (Stampin’ Up!) Baha Breeze (Stampin’ Up!) Ink: Marina Mist (Stampin’ Up!) […]

May 2013 Trail Map-Map Master’s View

lTime By: Ken Schneider, map master Finished card size:5.50 x 7.00 inches Here’s the sketch: SUPPLIES: STAMPS: Moments (Hero arts) Writing (Stampers Anonymous) PAPER: Black card stock (C.S.) (from stash) White C.S. (from stash) Gold C.S. (from stash) INK: Memento Rich Cocoa (Tsukineko) OTHER: Clock die (Tim Holtz) Triangle die (Sizzix) Clock gears (Spellbinder embossing […]