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Issue #354 March 13th 2013
Purse Papers  
Maureen Plut from the Verve Design team will show you how to create purse papers, a fun way to have pretty note cards ready.
Supplies you'll need for this project
  • Cardstock
  • Patterned paper
  • Paper trimmer
  • Adhesive
  • Card Creator 5” x 7”  Die Templates  
    Perfect layers, mats and accents. See how
    5" x7" Card Creator dies from Spellbinders allow you to focus on beautiful card making, not on measuring or fussy cutting.
     
    Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
    Q: Sue asked: "When using matching die and stamp sets, what are some techniques for getting proper alignment of the stamp and diecut? What do you do first, stamp or cut?"
    A: It depends on if the stamps are clear or rubber stamps. If they are clear stamps, I cut the die cut first, then line up the stamp over the die cut.

    If the stamps are rubber stamps, a lot of matching dies have a guide you can use. I then stamp the image first, use the guide to create markings, then line up the die over the markings and cut. If you don't have a template and the stamps are made out of rubber, I would use a Stamp-a-majig to line up the image.

    Cut the cardstock with the die, then line up the image with the Stamp-a-ma-jig™. Here is a tutorial for the Stamp-a-ma-jig
     
    Feedback From Past Tutorials
    Maxine has a suggestion for the Crochet Heart tutorial: "To give a little more 'point' to the heart, make 4 dc, 1 treble crochet, 4 dc. This gives a wee bit more shape to the heart."

    Tutorials You May Have Missed
    Card Purse Slip a few cards and envelopes into this purse for a quick and personal gift.
    Card Purse tutorial
    Card Purse gallery

    Air drying clay is needed for next week's tutorial.
     
    Fiskars
    The only system that can die-cut and letterpress in just one pass.
    www.fiskars.com/fuse
    Studio Calico
    Instant inspiration at your doorstep with fresh, beautiful card and project life kits from Studio Calico.
    Stamp Scrap Art Tour
    Shopping, demonstrations and door prizes at our rubber stamp convention this weekend.
     
    This Week's Hot Topics
    Frustrating
    Getting good impressions with a large stamp
    Acrylic Blocks
    Which ones are your favorite?
    Clear Stamps
    Do yours stick to paper?
    Cutting Stamp Sentiments
    Do you do that?
    Card Size
    Which is your favorite?
     
    March 6 to March 12
    Use supplies you likely already own and try new techniques.
    Light to dark.
    Sketch challenge.
    Try this color combination: Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, Daffodil Delight
    Strong sweet Zuzu.
    Use this sketch for your card.
    Poke a hole in it.
    Free for All: Friday
    [F4A159] It's all fun and games, UNTIL...
    MIX-Ability Mixed Media
    [MIX6] Playing with newspaper and gesso.
    A View on Cities.
    Check out stamp300's gallery, then upload a creation inspired by your work.
     
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