Splitcoaststampers-The Stamper's Community

Issue #178 September 30th 2009
Celebrate World Card Making Day

This Saturday, October 3, is World Card Making Day and we’re celebrating in a BIG way. Join us at 10:00 am EST for challenges and prizes hosted by our Member Companies. For more information, check this thread.

- The SCS Crew
Acrylic Smash  
This artsy background is easy (and fun) to recreate with just a few supplies and our tutorial.
Supplies you'll need for this project
  • Acetate
  • White cardstock
  • Acrylic paint
  • StazOn™ ink
    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
    Pull-Out Scrapbook Make this cute little book to show off your photos.
    Pull-Out Scrapbook tutorial
    Pull-Out Scrapbook gallery

    Get ready to make a list (and check it twice). You'll need a spiral notebook and pretty paper, too.
    Letterpress effects & beautiful projects are fast & inexpensive with Impressabilities.
    Gina K. Designs
    New StampTV kit, stamp sets, and card stock, buttons & ribbon companions all on October 1st.
    Stamping Bella
    Cool new images, including Jackson & Spencer, with a fabulous free shipping policy.
    Crafty Secrets
    Celebrate WCMD with 4 fabulous new kits, beautiful samples & a Splitcoast challenge.
    Addicted to Rubber Stamps
    Start your winter card making today. Visit us this week & save up to 20% on card-making supplies.
    This Week's Hot Topics
    Fill them up
    Frappuccino bottle fillers
    Nutcracker gift ideas
    Need help organizing?
    Felted cardstock
    Direct to paper
    Out of salt? No problem.
    Turn your salt shaker into a picture holder
    Bad punch-outs
    Sharpen your punches
    September 9 to September 15
    Use supplies you likely already own and try new techniques.
    Emboss your foil
    Try this color combo: pink, green, blue
    Try this color combo: Pretty in Pink, Going Gray, Sage Shadow
    Round the corners of your photographs.
    Use this sketch for your card.
    Progression of photos.
    Step out of your box.
    Limited Supplies: Friday
    [LSC239] Can't you hear me? S.O.S.
    Sketch Challenge: Friday
    [SBSC207] Use this sketch for your scrapbook page.
    Be inspired by The Pajama Squad..
    Check out NancyRuth's gallery, then upload a creation inspired by Nancy's work.
    Splitcoast Sponsors
    My Creative Classroom  - Join Kim Teasdale to learn a gorgeous watercolor technique with Tombow Markers.
    JessicaLynnOriginal  - Make your own sale. 20% off your order Coupon Code: 909

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