Splitcoaststampers-The Stamper's Community

Issue #001 April 20th 2006
Welcome to the first-ever Splitcoast newsletter! Each week we'll bring you the announcement of our newest technique or project tutorial, a preview of tutorials upcoming, and the latest links and resources from around the community, all designed to help you release your inner stampin' diva.

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- The SCS Crew
Faux Rimmed Tags  
Sometimes we paper crafters need more than what a little package of embellishments offers, right? Well, after checking out this week's Faux Rimmed Tags tutorial by Lisa Strahl, you'll be able to make your own tags in whatever sizes and quantities you need! Try this project, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!
Supplies you'll need for this project
  • Outline Style Stamp
  • StazOn® Ink
  • Vellum
  • Brushed Metallic Cardstock
  • Two Sizes Circle or Square Punches
  • Coloring Medium (markers, crayons, chalks)
  • Glue Dots
  • 2-Way Glue Pen
  • Scratch Paper
    Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
    Q: Deloris Carroll asked: "I have found a card on the site I really like using the rock-n-roll technique. Would you show it?"
    A: This is a really easy and fun technique to add depth to your image. Ink up your solid image. Now before stamping, roll the edges of that stamp in another darker ink. Then stamp. We will have a tutorial for this technique in the future. We just do not have a date for it yet. Here is a link to one of my projects done with this technique:
    Feedback From Past Tutorials
    Carolyn Phillips had this great tip for Spinner Cards: "I learned this last week that a punch that I bought from SU!® will cut the time required to make this card in half. The word slot punch-just punch it twice across the card and your slit for the penny roller is made!!!"

    Tutorials You May Have Missed
    Faux Postage Print out our template, make a mask out of a window sheet and start producing remarkable faux postage cards.
    Faux Postage tutorial
    Faux Postage gallery

    We won't tell you the topic of next week's tutorial, but one hint: you're gonna want to have your Word Window tool punch handy. See you then!
    This Week's Hot Topics
    Have you ever wondered what adhesive works best for tins?
    Tin Adhesive
    Did you get any of the new Stampin' Up!® Monogram letters yet? Check out this discussion about how to mount the negative image:
    April 13 to April 20
    Use supplies you likely already own and try new techniques.
    Technique: Monday
    Poppin' Pastels is an easy and great technique that uses chalks and VersaMark™.
    Color: Tuesday
    Create a project with the colors Pixie Pink, Certainly Celery and Always Artichoke.
    Card Sketch: Wednesday
    The sketch this week is good for using background stamps, designer papers, single images and small scraps for layers.
    Ways To Use It: Thursday
    Get out your twill and find different ways to use it on your projects.
    Limited Supply: Friday
    Use junk mail to create a stamping project.
    Scrapbook Sketch: Friday
    This weeks scrapbook sketch has no rules attached. Check out the layout that is usable for all sizes.
    Inspiration: Saturday
    Find inspiration from a children's book cover.
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