Splitcoaststampers-The Stamper's Community

Issue #685 August 28th 2019
Smackdown Technique  
Splitcoaststampers Community Manager Lydia Fiedler will show you how to create a sense of motion using simple, repetitive stamping.
Supplies you'll need for this project
Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
Q: Mamie wants to know: "What's the weight of the paper to make envelopes?"
A: I think most patterned paper sheets are about the right weight for envelopes. Standard letter envelopes seem to be around 24# text weight paper (regular printer paper is usually 20# to 22#, just for reference). While I was verifying my answer, I found this "Paper Weights Demystified" chart which is very helpful for comparing the weights of different types of paper (text, bond, cover, etc.). I'm definitely bookmarking that!
Feedback From Past Tutorials
Liz has an idea for the Fishing Vest tutorial: "Thank you for this fun project, and your helpful tutorial! It would be great to make in a camouflage pattern (or blaze orange) for a hunter, either patterned paper or ink it! And change up what goes in the pockets!"
Editor's note: You can find the Camouflage Background tutorial HERE!

Tutorials You May Have Missed
Pop-Up Stage Create a pop-up card with a stage inside.
Pop-Up Stage tutorial
Pop-Up Stage gallery

No special supplies are needed for next week's tutorial.
As many have heard, Clearsnap will soon close for business. Please accept our gratitude for each and every project that has ever been created with our product. Seeing your beautiful creations has brought much joy to the Clearsnap family through the years. Thank you for your patronage, and we wish you all of the best in your crafty endeavors.
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August 21 to August 27
Use supplies you likely already own and try new techniques.
Recessed panel card.
Show some heart.
Try this color combination: Gorgeous Grape, Lovely Lipstick, Coastal Cabana.
Dipsy Doodle.
Let's go sailing.
Check out Judy's gallery, then upload a creation inspired by her work.
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