Splitcoaststampers-The Stamper's Community

Issue #177 September 23rd 2009
Pillow Box Bucket  
Stretch your crafting budget by using your pillow box die to make an adorable project. Lynn Put will show you how.
Supplies you'll need for this project
  • Three Pillow Box die cuts
  • Strip of cardstock
  • Scissors
  • Strong adhesive
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    Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
    Q: Can I use my punches on felt? What about Nestabilities? Do I need to put some backing on the felt? Is there a thread about this?
    A: I don't think that punches will work with felt. It would probably get stuck in the punch, but I haven't tried it yet. Felt and Nestabilities seem to work and you can definitely use Big Shot dies. You can find a thread about die cutting felt in the forum here.
     
    Feedback From Past Tutorials
    Patience has a suggestion for Glass Etching Resist:"For a class last year, we ran the "mac tac" adhesive paper through the Big Shot with the Join in the Cheer decorative strip die. We then placed it onto a candle holder (round) and etched it."

    Tutorials You May Have Missed
    Paper Piecing Use patterned paper to add color and patterns to line images.
    Paper Piecing tutorial
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    No special supplies are needed.


    Addicted To Rubber Stamps

    Autumn Holiday Sale
    The first autumn winds have brought with it a reminder that the busiest season for rubber stamping is almost here. Thanksgiving and Halloween holidays are just around the corner, and it’s time to plan, plan, plan! To kick-start some creative ideas and get you thinking about your Autumn holiday projects, we are having a huge pre-Thanksgiving and Halloween sale.

    Check out our sales this week on card and envelope sets, paper and cardstock, inks, Halloween- and Thanksgiving-themed items. Our website is practically loaded right now with the trendiest craft supplies in these themes. 2009 has been a great year for new designs in stamping supplies, and as the largest rubber stamp store in the world, we can show you more selection than anywhere else.
     
    CardMaker's Sketch Book
    Support your fellow SCS members who have designs in this NEW book!
    Verve Stamps
    Save $15 on our new release bundle and 15% off select sets through September 30.
    Scor-Pal
    The new METRIC Scor-Pal is here...a lot more grooves.
    Unity Stamp Company
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    This Week's Hot Topics
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    September 16 to October 22
    Use supplies you likely already own and try new techniques.
    Five layer buttons.
    Try this sketch.
    Try this color combo: Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry, Basic Black
    Add doodles and buttons to a page.
    Use this sketch for your card.
    Fill in the blank.
    Numbers.
    Sketch Challenge: Friday
    [SBSC206] Use this sketch for your scrapbook page.
    Be inspired by LAMA.
    Check out tankgrl's gallery, then upload a creation inspired by Heather's work.
     
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