Splitcoaststampers-The Stamper's Community

Issue #012 July 5th 2006
Mini Accordion Album & 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
    Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
    Q: Sarah asked: "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?"
    A: t 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!
    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!"

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    [SBTC25] Scrap those silly faces!
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