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Mini Accordian Album and Tin
Lori Craig will show you how to create a keepsake with a few pieces of cardstock, a tin, and a couple of basic tools.
Supplies you'll need for this project
  • Hinged rectangular tin (3.9" x 2.5")
  • Cardstock
  • Misc. cardstock for layering and decoration
  • Small corner rounder
  • Embellishments
  • Crafter's Tool Kit
  • Ribbon
  • Sticky Strip
  • Adhesive
  • Paper trimmer with scoring blade
  • Images © 1990-2006 Stampin' Up!
    Ask Beate
    Beate Johns answers your technique questions.
    Q: " I recently was introduced to chalks. The way I was shown was by using Versamark but when I got home, it all seemed so complicated and messy. Any tips? " -Sarah
    A: It shouldn't be complicated! Stamp your image with Versamark and then rub chalk over it. I prefer sponge daubers, but you can use a cotton ball or a Q-tip as well. The chalk will mostly stay on where you stamped. There will be some light chalk markes on the paper, but that just gives it a soft look. Don't give up. Play with it. You will get it right!
    Join Us Next Week...
    Have a heat tool, Versamark™, clear embossing powder, and some type of applicator at the ready. . . we're learning a hot new Pearl Ex® technique!
    Noteworthy Links
    This Week's Hot Topics
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    Unique text backgrounds

    Your Comments
    Feedback From Past Tutorials
    Raelene has a hint for the Heated Pearls technique.
    "I just tried it with regular black cardstock and it seems to work fine!"
    From The Archives
    Tutorials You May Have Missed
    With just a candle and some glossy cardstock you're ready to burn your way to a stunning background.
    Soot Stamping
    Weekly Challenges
    Week of June 26 - July 2
    Use supplies you likely already own and try new techniques.
    Weave cardstock and then stamp for an interesting focal point.
    Try this color combo! Tempting Turquoise, Apricot Appeal, Not Quite Navy, Gable Green
    This sketch works well with background images or designer paper and is perfect for small landscapes or florals.
    Incorporate envelopes in your card designs.
    Scrapbooking: Friday 
    [SBTC25] Scrap those silly faces!
    [SBSC50] Have lots of pictures and journaling? This layout's great!
    An eCard to inspire your papercrafts.

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