Splitcoaststampers-The Stamper's Community

Issue #375 August 7th 2013
Bordered Sentiment  
New guest tutorial author Jen Mitchell will show you a great and easy way to highlight your sentiments.
Supplies you'll need for this project
 
Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
Q: Marita asked: "Help please....I have seen die-shaped cards that seem to made without any of the edge missing, so where the die hasbeen placed slightly below the fold line. I am thinking of the Spellbinders grand labels one mainly. What do they do? "
A: I love creating shaped cards and even created a tutorial for them. You can find it here.
 
Feedback From Past Tutorials
Arlene has a suggestion for the Die Cut Stamp tutorial: "I really don't recall but if that won't work for you, take a look at all the precut packs of fun foam for kids. I have used those too. I often will stick together about three layers to get a thicker stamp to work with."

Tutorials You May Have Missed
Matchbook Candy Holder Create a card shaped like a matchbook.
Matchbook Candy Holder tutorial
Matchbook Candy Holder gallery

You will need a canvas, gesso and acrylic paints for next week's tutorial.
 
Stamp-n-Storage
Storage options for your paper punches. Watch our videos for ideas. Package deals available.
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July 31 to August 6
Use supplies you likely already own and try new techniques.
Mix up the sentiments.
Inspired by a song.
Try this color combination: Crushed Curry, Midnight Muse, Primrose Petals.
Even though it's late, we're still going to celebrate.
Doctored up.
National Geographic Art Gallery.
Check out stampcatwg's gallery, then upload a creation inspired by your work.
 
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