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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 […]

Using Dies to Create a Window Card

Cabin in the Wood By:  Vickie Kertz, Artistic Guide Finished Card Size:  5.50 x 4.25 Supplies: Stamps: Silhouette Grass (Hero Arts) Cabin with Fence (Stampscapes) Thinking of You (Stampin’ Up!) Paper: All the paper came from my stash The cream used for the base, background and main image has a sort of cloud pattern to […]

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 2013 Trail Map

Here is the sketch Regena created for us this month.   Ken made us a wonderful card showcasing a “doggie in the window.”  Watch for a step by step to publish tomorrow. Stamp credits:  PSX. Let’s see what our other designers have done with this sketch. Stamp credits:  Michaels.   Stamp credits:  Farmhouse Paper Company […]

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: […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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) […]

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 Backgrounds-General Directions

Beautiful backgrounds can be achieved with a brayer and ink.  It does, however, take a little practice.  I’ve been fortunate enough to take a class from Michelle Zindorf, in person, and Sandy Hulsart, on line, on the subject of brayering. Michelle is very well known for her stunning cards and detailed tutorials.  Her blog is […]

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 […]