Splitcoaststampers-The Stamper's Community

Issue #176 September 16th 2009
It's video you want?
We got 'em, and they're great. Beate and our tutorial authors have been working to add video to current and previous step by step tutorials. Check it out. Leave us a comment. We'd love to know what you think.

- The SCS Crew
Felted Cardstock  
Use those leftover party napkins to create gorgeous background paper. Returning tutorial author Lydia Fiedler will show you how.
Supplies you'll need for this project
  • Paper Napkin
  • Plastic Wrap
  • Iron
  • Newspaper Print Paper Pack
  • Cardstock
  • Stamps
  • Embellishments
    Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
    Q: Adrienne asked: "I bought an unmounted stamp and an acrylic block. How do I mount the stamp on the block?"
    A: Does your unmounted stamp have a sticky foam on the back of it already? If it does, just peel the paper backing off and apply the stamp to your clear block and stamp. If not, you can either buy a sheet of EZ-Mount foam and add it to the back of your stamps, or add double stick tape to the back of your rubber before placing it on your block. Check this thread in our forum. It's full of more options to make unmounted stamps stick.
    Feedback From Past Tutorials
    Nancy has a suggestion for the Backpack box tutorial: "LOVE THESE! I just made 4 for my PTA Board officers... we're having our back-to-school organizing meeting tomorrow. Wanted to let everyone know that the little pocket will hold a Ghirardelli chocolate square perfectly, and I fit 4 Lindt truffles in the main pocket."

    Tutorials You May Have Missed
    Mini Photo Book Create an small album that's perfect for gift giving.
    Mini Photo Book tutorial
    Mini Photo Book gallery

    We will show you a way to rock your Big Shot Pillow Box die.
    Seasonal Wreaths, Cottage Home, Falling Leaves and Fight Like a Girl are new.
    Build a storefront & sell your handmade paper creations at eWillow.com marketplace.
    GCS ArtStamps
    New website. Inkling subscribers use code: inkling11 at checkout to receive 15% off your order.
    Sugar Nellie Stamps
    New from the House of Sugar: beautiful Christmas and Manga images.
    Addicted to Rubber Stamps
    Visit today for the best prices and the world's largest selection of rubber stamps.
    This Week's Hot Topics
    Gift ideas
    Gift ideas for male bus driver
    Cute Project
    3D Pumpkin Binder Clip
    September 9 to October 15
    Use supplies you likely already own and try new techniques.
    Try your hand at faux enamel.
    Make a wedding card.
    Try this color combo: Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Soft Suede
    Nature's Fall palette.
    Use this sketch for your card.
    Road Trip.
    Revved up in red.
    Sketch Challenge: Friday 
    [SBSC205] Use this sketch for your scrapbook page.
    Be inspired by CWD Kids.
    Check out Steubner's gallery, then upload a creation inspired by Shannan's work.
    Splitcoast Sponsors
    My Creative Classroom  - Julie Ebersole returns to MCC. Enroll in her Simply Great Card Design class today.
    JessicaLynnOriginal  - Fifteen new stamps including Brentwood Owls and dog breeds.

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