Splitcoaststampers-The Stamper's Community

Issue #365 May 29th 2013
Color Blocking with Cardstock  
Beate will show you to turn your paper scraps into a beautiful background.
Supplies you'll need for this project
Action Card Templates  
Wow your family and friends with cards that move, swivel, and slide using Action Card Templates from Green Sneakers.
Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
Q: Amber asked: "About your die cut stamps, where do you get the acrylic blocks to mount the die cuts onto? It appears to be the standard blocks from a Joann's or the like, but those can be so expensive! Is that indeed what you use? If so, how do you afford them all?! I'd absolutely love to try this project out, but I'm definitely more on the side of frugal crafting,"
A: There are a lot of places you can purchase acrylic blocks. If you don't adhere your foam stamps to them permanently, you don't need that many. I favor Stampin' Up! acrylic blocks, but they are a bit pricey.

You can check Michaels. They always have $1 stamps and sometimes have $1 acrylic blocks there as well. Also check the tutorial again. Someone posted a trick (in the comment section) on how to turn the foam into cling stamps.
Feedback From Past Tutorials
Kristine has a suggestion for the lever card tutorial :" I found that I'm not so good at measuring a little down and a little over and making a cut. Next time I will lightly pencil in my cuts. "

Tutorials You May Have Missed
Bargello Technique Use a technique borrowed from needlepoint to create an interesting background with thin strips of paper.
Bargello Technique tutorial
Bargello Technique gallery

No special supplies are needed for next week's tutorial.
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Storage options for your paper punches. Watch our videos for ideas. Package deals available.
Join us for an weekend of challenges & chatter during Virtual Stamp Weekend.
This Week's Hot Topics
Make it sticky
Adhesive backed cardstock
Product Talk
Embossing Paste
What did you use them on?
Washi Tape
Let's discuss
Virtual Stamp Weekend
A weekend of challenges and chatter - join us!
May 22 to May 28
Use supplies you likely already own and try new techniques.
String it up.
Get trendy.
Try this color combination: Lucky Limeade, Island Indigo, Pool Party.
Tickle a Teapotter.
Use this sketch for your card.
Garden theme.
Check out justcrazy's gallery, then upload a creation inspired by your work.
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