Splitcoaststampers-The Stamper's Community

Issue #342 December 12th 2012
As you put the final touches to all of your holiday preparations, we'll take a short Weekly Inkling vacation next week. We'll be back bright and early on December 26th for our annual Member Company Shop Hop and a stunning project tutorial.

Our wish for each of you is a beautiful holiday season with many memory making moments!

Merry Christmas,
The Splitcoast Crew
Crinkled Ribbon Flower  
How would you describe this tutorial?
Supplies you'll need for this project
 
Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
Q: Nessa asked: " How do you line up and keep in place nesting dies, especially when cutting a frame in the Big Shot?"
A: I use removable Scotch tape to hold my dies in place. If you don't have any of that, you can always use the sticky part of Post-It Notes.
 
Feedback From Past Tutorials
Kathy Ann posted on the Egg Shell tutorial: "A class of 12-14 year girls made pendants for necklaces this past summer. The necklaces were a big hit and were so pretty. We used medium weight chipboard, painted black and bright colors of alcohol inks."

Tutorials You May Have Missed
Stitched Ribbon Flower Create a flower out of ribbon or lace.
Stitched Ribbon Flower tutorial
Stitched Ribbon Flower gallery

You will need Twinkling H2O's for the next tutorial.
 
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Splitcoaststampers
Join us for a fun weekend of stamping challenges, camaraderie and chatter.
 
This Week's Hot Topics
Altering Canvas
What adhesive works
Favorite Tools
Without which tools can you not work?
Color of the Year 2013
Emerald Green
Popular question
Favorite Adhesive
Embellishments
How much would you pay?
 
December 5 to December 11
Use supplies you likely already own and try new techniques.
Paper mosaic.
Sketch challenge.
Try this color combination: Soft Sky, So Saffron, Baja Breeze
Ring-a-Ling.
Use this sketch for your card.
Brown paper packages.
Free for All: Friday
[F4A146] Springtime in December.
Restoration Hardware.
Check out Mayodino's gallery, then upload a creation inspired by your work.
 
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