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Good-bye from the Trail

Hello friends! With great sadness, I write this article. Our new manager/editor, Cathy Peper, sadly had to step down from managing Stamper’s Quest.  At this time, due to my schedule and health, I am unable to keep the magazine going. Publishing a monthly magazine is a lot of work!  There are deadlines, planning, editing, publishing […]

Masked Thank You Card

Finished card size: 4.25″ x 5.5″ Continuing with one of our monthly techniques of a few months ago, the masking technique, I thought I would show you something a little different.  This method can create fun and stunning backgrounds on your cards.  Come join me in the studio as we can get started! Supplies: Stamps: […]

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 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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Side Step Card-Cathy’s View

Choose Happiness Mermaid Card By:  Cathy Peper, Artistic Guide Finished card size:  5.5 inches by 4.25 inches Supplies: Stamps: mermaid (Sweet Pea) fish (Stamping Sensations) Seahorses (Viva Las Vegastamps) Paper: Blueberry Sky card stock (Papertrey Ink) Uncharted Waters Patterned Paper (Glitz) Solar White (Neenah) Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko) Archival Jet Black (Ranger) Copic Markers […]

April Card to Die For-Cathy’s View

Simply Irresistable By:  Cathy Peper, Editor Finished card size:  4.25 by 5.5 inches Supplies: Stamps: Dress form stand and sentiment (Stamping Scrapping) Paper: Solar White (Neenah) Enchanted Evening (Papertrey Ink) Patterned paper-Lost and Found 3:  Oliver (My Mind’s Eye) Ink: Archival Jet Black (Ranger) Blue Moon Powder Puff (Quick Quotes) Dies: Dress Form (Spellbinders) Jumbo […]

April 2013 Trail Map

Here is the map for April, showcasing a popular banner motif.  Let’s see what our artists did with this sketch. stamp credits:  Seaside Stampin’ Ink Ken will have a full tutorial on his card tomorrow. stamp credits:  Stampin’ Up! stamp credits:  Stampin’ Up! stamp credits: Hampton Arts and Hero Arts Debbie will also be providing […]

Triple Easel Table Display

Finished Size: 4-1/4″ x 11″ x 4-1/4″ Meet one of my beautiful granddaughters, Chistine, better known as Chrissy.  Chrissy is my model for today’s Outfitter Project.  I adore this photo I took of her last fall when we were all together for a picnic. Isn’t she beautiful? (Yes, that’s just me being biased! She IS my […]

I Have you In my Heart

 Finished card size 5 x 6.5″ Supplies: Stamps: “Your are in my heart” (McMahon Five Designs) “What Cancer cannot do” (DRS Stamps) Papers: White from my stash Maroon from my stash Inks: Black Memento ink pad (Tsukineko) Faded Jeans Distress Ink (Ranger) Victorian Velvet Distress Ink (Ranger) Peeled Paint Distress Ink (Ranger)     Copic Markers (.t00 Corp) B14, B16 […]

Changes in Card Making

Changes in Card Making – A Perspective by Marion Davis OK. You are about to know how old I am. My first foray into the stamping world was because I wanted to make the place cards for the tables at my son’s Bar Mitzvah. He is now 37. Over the years we have seen many […]

Ringing in 2013

A lot of things are changing here at Stamper’s Quest for 2013. 2012 was not a particularly good year for us here on the trail. Our editor became gravely ill and production of the magazine was affected for most of the year.  Sadly Linda made the decision to step down the beginning of December as […]

December 2012 Trail Map: Map Master’s View

STITCHIN’ Finished card size: 5″ x 7″ A sewing card, using the sketch from Regena. I know, I know, I’m not a dress designer, but you get the idea!  Supplies: Stamps: Flourish (Stampabilities) Papers: (C.S.) Black card stock  White C.S. Silver C.S. Gold C.S. Green C.S. Inks: Black Stazon ink pad (Tsukineko) Silver Color-it ink […]

Holiday Quickies: New Year Button

Happy New Year Supplies: Stamps: Drink-(Firecracker Designs by Pamela) Candy Cane (Impression Obsession) Swirl (Basic Grey) Paper: Solar White (Neenah) Eclipse Black (The Paper Temptress) Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Ladybug (Tsukineko) Colorbox (Moss Green) Dies: Playful Alphabet (Spellbinders) Other: Button Grand Calibur (Spellbinders) Gesso (Liquitex) Zig Glue Pen (EK Success) Multi Medium Gloss (Claudine […]

Holiday Quickies: Merry Christmas Card

 Finished size: 6 x6  inches Supplies: Stamps: Christmas cling set  (Recollections) Papers: Gold metallic  from my stash red paper from my stash 6×6″ Bright Christmas Pad (Recollections) Inks: Versamark (Tsuineko) Other: Dies: Merry Christmas (Cheery Lynn Designs)       Swedish Spring Oval Frame (Cheery Lynn Designs) Grand Calibur (Spellbinder) Ultra fine mirror gold embossing powder (Stamp […]

Holiday Quickie: Leaping Deer

Finished card 5.5” x 4.25”   Supplies: Stamps: Big Merry Christmas (Memory Box) Inks: Versamark (Tsukineko) Papers: Ocean Blue medium and dark (Colormates by Worldwin) White Neena Classic Crest Solar White Deer cut from Ice Gold (Curious Iridescent available at The Paper Cut) Other: Silver pearl embossing powder (EP) (Ranger) Leaping Deer Die (Memory Box) Heat […]

Holiday Quickie: Poinsettia Card

Finished size 5 x 6.5 inches Supplies: Stamps: Bright with Promise  (Stampabilities) Paper: White from my stash red from my stash Ink: Aged Mahogany Distress Ink (Ranger) Other: Layered Poinsettia (Spellbinders) French Pastry Doily  (Cheery Lynn) Petite Ovals, Large (Spellbinders) Holiday Magic M-Bossablilities (Spellbinders) Pearls (Recollections) Glue dots double stick tape Grand Calibur (Spellbinders) Christmas Ribbon Directions: […]

Holiday Quickies: When You Stop Believing…

Finished size: 4.25 x 5.5” Supplies: Stamps: Stop Believing Text (Ditto by Hampton Arts) Santa (Inkadinkado) Clear Snowflake (Inkadinkado) Paper: 8 ½ x 11” White Cardstock Inks Coal Black, Cardinal and Pine Ancient Page Permanent dye ink (Clearsnap) Red, pale pink and green Tombow markers (or your choice of markers) Other: Detailed Black Embossing Powder […]