Splitcoaststampers-The Stamper's Community

Issue #393 December 11th 2013
Sewing on Cards  
Splitcoaststampers Team Member Lori Craig shows you how to add interest (and even a little extra security) to your paper crafted layers.
Supplies you'll need for this project
 
Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
Q: Nanarama4 asked: "I have read about a group getting together to make "shoebox" projects. Do the participants each bring a shoebox with the items needed to make a few cards or does the hostess supply it all. I am not sure how it works but it sounds like it might be fun"
A: Shoebox swaps are a lot of fun. You create one sample for a card with step by step instructions. Precut all supplies and bag them for as many swap participants as you are expecting.

At the event set up a station. Everyone makes your card, following the instructions you created and using your supplies. You will create the projects from all the other participants.
 
Feedback From Past Tutorials
Jackie has a comment for the Scalloped Tree tutorial: "I used the "star" scalloped die instead of the scalloped circle one and scored peaks and valleys. It gave it a really cute effect. I did Christmas ones, but did not take pics. I put pipe cleaner red & white striped 'candy canes' on and glued 3/8" beads here and there also."

Tutorials You May Have Missed
Faux Stitching Connect the holes pierced in paper to form a faux stitched look.
Faux Stitching tutorial
Faux Stitching gallery

No special supplies are needed for next week's tutorial.
 
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Magnolia
A new collection is on its way. As always, "Little Moscow Circus Collection" is absolutely adorable.
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This Week's Hot Topics
How do you use it?
Sticky Back Canvas
Alcohol Ink Marker Emergency
Marker on furniture
Very cool technique
Pan Pastel Tracing
Recycling
Altering Rollerball Bottles
Embossing with Folders
Getting even Embossing
 
December 4 to December 10
Use supplies you likely already own and try new techniques.
Hold that card!
Let's get ready to party.
Try this color combination: Pistachio Pudding, Crumb Cake, Crisp Cantaloupe.
Groovy, man.
Script.
Hollanders.
Check out Zacksmeema' gallery, then upload a creation inspired by your work.
 
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