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Stamp a quilt pattern.

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Contents

On the Cover You Brighten My Day 114 Birthday Quilt 59 Bright Floral Thank You 117

Editor’s Note .............7 Technique Design Challenges................8

Sentiment Stamp Design Challenges.....77

Color Design Challenges................40

Stamp On It Challenges................90

Occasion Design Challenges................52

Stamp With It Challenges................116

Pattern Design Challenges................59

Color Combination Challenges................128

A key to easy-reference icons found throughout this issue:

Use every image in a stamp set

ONLINE: Find projects, sketches, and bonus material online. FRESH FACE: Made by a designer never published before in Paper Crafts.

PROJECT LEVELS: = SIMPLE: Typically five steps or less with easy technique(s). = MODERATE: May be over five steps with moderate technique(s). = AMBITIOUS: Most likely five steps or more with ambitious technique(s). Forever & Ever

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Technique Designs DESIGNER TIP

Challenge: Stamp an image

in place of a letter

Keeping to the card theme, look for creative icons to replace a letter within the sentiment to make it the star of the show.

Sending Love Your Way

Birthday Candle

Designer: Heather Campbell

Designer: Betsy Veldman

1 Make card from cardstock. 2 Trim patterned paper; adhere. 3 Die-cut notebook from cardstock. Stamp sentiment, envelope, and “Lve”. 4 Stamp letters and grid pattern on cardstock, trim, and adhere to panel. 5 Stamp envelope and stripes on cardstock, trim, and adhere. 6 Adhere panel and affix tape.

1 Make card from cardstock. 2 Stamp confetti, balloons, and strings on cardstock; trim and adhere. 3 Die-cut birthday from cardstock. Cut out “I” and adhere. 4 Stamp candle, flame, and happy. 5 Trim patterned paper; adhere. Adhere cardstock strip.

Finished size: 4¼" x 5½"

Finished size: 4¼" x 5½"

SUPPLIES: Clear stamps: (Quinn’s ABCs set; sentiment, envelope from You’ve Got Mail set) Lawn Fawn; (grid pattern from Texture Tiles: Be Cool set) Avery Elle; (stripes from Basic Borders set) Mama Elephant Dye ink: (Pure Poppy, True Black, Spring Rain) Papertrey Ink Cardstock: (kraft, white) Avery Elle Patterned paper: (blue notebook from Mayberry 6x6 pad) American Crafts Sticker: (polka dot tape) Bella Blvd Die: (3x4 Notebook Paper) My Favorite Things

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SUPPLIES: Clear stamps: (assorted from Birthday Style set; happy from Big Birthday Wishes set) Papertrey Ink Dye ink: (Pure Poppy, Aqua Mist, Summer Sunrise, Soft Stone, Hawaiian Shores) Papertrey Ink Cardstock: (Hawaiian Shores, Aqua Mist, Pure Poppy, white) Papertrey Ink Patterned paper: (Bingo Cards/Summer Stripe from I Heart Summer collection) Simple Stories Die: (Wonderful Words: Birthday) Papertrey Ink


Technique Designs

Challenge: Embellish a

stamped image

Purrrfect Day

Miss You Kite

Designer: Teri Anderson

Designer: Teri Anderson

1 Make card from cardstock. 2 Cover card with patterned paper and round corners. 3 Stamp cats on cardstock. Cut out, paper-piece tongues, and adhere to card. 4 Stamp sentiment and fish. 5 Tie twine bow. Adhere bow and pearls.

1 Make card from cardstock. 2 Cover card front with cardstock. Stamp miss you. 3 Cut cardstock strips; adhere. 4 Die-cut kite sections and bows from cardstock. Stamp coordinating images. 5 Assemble kite. Adhere floss to end and adhere to card. 6 Adhere bows, rhinestones, and pearls.

Finished size: 4¼" x 5½"

Finished size: 4¼" x 5½"

SUPPLIES: Clear stamps: (cat, sentiment, fish from Nine Lives set) Paper Smooches Dye ink: (Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko Cardstock: (white) Georgia-Pacific; (red) Bazzill Basics Paper; (orange) Patterned paper: (gingham from Happy Day 6x6 pad) My Mind’s Eye Accents: (pearls) Queen & Co. Fibers: (red/white twine) The Twinery Tool: (corner rounder punch) Marvy Uchida

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SUPPLIES: Clear stamps: (assorted from Kites2Fly set) The Stamps of Life; (miss you from Heyday Sentiments set) Studio Calico/Hero Arts Dye ink: (Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko; (orange, yellow) Marvy Uchida; (Old Olive) Stampin’ Up! Cardstock: (blue, orange, yellow, green) Bazzill Basics Paper; (white, kraft) Neenah Paper Accents: (orange, yellow rhinestones; orange, green pearls) Queen & Co. Fibers: (white floss) DMC Dies: (assorted from Kite set) The Stamps of Life


Color Designs

Challenge: Use five different

ink colors

Hexagon Congratulations

A Little Note Hello

Designer: Piali Biswas

Designer: Anabelle O’Malley

1 Make card from cardstock. 2 Cut patterned paper; adhere. 3 Stamp hexagons on patterned paper, trim panel, and adhere with foam tape. 4 Stamp congratulations on cardstock, trim, and coat with dimensional glaze. Let dry and adhere with foam tape. 5 Adhere dots.

1 Make card from cardstock. 2 Cut patterned paper panel, adhere, and stitch edges. 3 Stamp roses on cardstock, trim, and adhere rhinestones. Adhere two to card. 4 Layer doilies, cut in half, and adhere to card. 5 Cut banner from patterned paper; adhere. 6 Affix journaling spot sticker to cardstock, trim, and stamp hello. Adhere to card. 7 Adhere remaining roses. Affix butterfly and border stickers.

Finished size: 5½" x 4¼"

Finished size: 5" x 4" SUPPLIES: Clear stamps: (hexagon from Oh Snap set, congratulations from Heyday Sentiments set) Studio Calico/Hero Arts Dye ink: (Tide Pool, Wet Cement, Butter Bar, Pale Tomato, Royal Red) Hero Arts; (Tuxedo Black, Lilac Posies) Tsukineko Cardstock: (black) Papertrey Ink Patterned paper: (Encircled from Classic Calico Vol. 2 collection) Studio Calico Finish: (dimensional glaze) Ranger Industries Accents: (assorted dots) My Mind’s Eye

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SUPPLIES: Rubber stamp: (hello from Love set) Allison Kreft/Webster’s Pages Clear stamp: (flower from Mother’s Day Bouquet set) Wplus9 Design Studio Dye ink: (Navy) Hero Arts Chalk ink: (Ladybug, Vintage Pink, Pastel Green, Pastel Peach) Ingvild Bolme/Prima Collection: (patterned paper from 6x6 pad; butterfly, border, journaling spot stickers from Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm collection) American Crafts Cardstock: (Vintage Cream) Papertrey Ink Accents: (assorted rhinestones) Kaisercraft, Queen & Co.; (doilies) Wilton


Occasion Designs

Challenge: Stamp a food image

on a card for him

Super Sized Birthday

You Had Me at Bacon

Designer: Angie Hagist

Designer: Cheiron Brandon

1 Make card from cardstock. 2 Stamp super sized, have a, and birthday on card. 3 Stamp fry boxes on cardstock and patterned paper. Color, trim, and paper-piece; adhere to card.

1 Make card from cardstock. Ink and blend edges. 2 Stamp pig and sentiment on card.

Finished size: 3½" x 5"

Finished size: 5½" x 3½"

SUPPLIES: Clear stamps: (birthday from Birthday Sampler set; have a from Spring Fling set; super sized, fry box from Think Fast set) Paper Smooches Dye ink: (Kettle) Clearsnap Cardstock: (Baby Blue Medium, white) Bazzill Basics Paper Patterned paper: (red stripe from Yearbook 6x6 pad) Studio Calico Color medium: (red, yellow markers) Copic

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SUPPLIES: Clear stamps: (pig, sentiment from Sizzle On set) Kelly Purkey/ Simon Says Stamp Dye ink: (Pale Tomato, black) Hero Arts; (Pumice Stone) Tim Holtz/Ranger Industries Cardstock: (white) Hero Arts Tool: (water brush) Ranger Industries


Pattern Designs

Challenge: Stamp a quilt pattern

Good Tidings Circles Quilt

Birthday Quilt

Designer: Angeline Yong Jeet Leen

Designer: Heather Campbell

1 Make card from cardstock. 2 Stamp sentiment on cardstock; trim panel. 3 Stamp quilt pattern and stitches on panel; adhere.

1 Make card from cardstock. 2 Stamp hexagons and sentiment; trim panel, round corner, and adhere. 3 Tie on ribbon.

Finished size: 4" x 5"

Finished size: 4Ÿ" x 5½"

SUPPLIES: Clear stamps: (quilt pattern, stitches from Quilt Prints set; sentiment from Iconic Christmas set) Wplus9 Design Studio Pigment ink: (Rocket Red, Onyx Black) Tsukineko Cardstock: (kraft) Wplus9 Design Studio; (Cherry Splash) Bazzill Basics Paper

SUPPLIES: Clear stamps: (assorted from Happy Hexagons set) Papertrey Ink; (sentiment from Strictly Sentiments #1 set) Wplus9 Design Studio Dye ink: (Lavender Moon, Summer Sunrise, Aqua Mist, Simply Chartreuse, Berry Sorbet, black) Papertrey Ink Cardstock: (kraft, white) Avery Elle Fibers: (orange stitched ribbon) Papertrey Ink Tool: (corner rounder punch) We R Memory Keepers

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Sentiment Stamp Designs

DESIGNER TIP When combining sentiment stamps, look for a variety of fonts and sizes that coordinate together—a sans serif font with a cursive or designed serif font always look nice together.

Embroidery Hoop Christmas

Hello Sweet Love

Designer: Emily Branch

Designer: Laura Williams

1 Make card from cardstock. Border-punch bottom of card front and adhere patterned paper strip to inside. 2 Stamp hoop, twig, and sentiments. 3 Affix letter sticker and adhere pearls. Adhere tree with foam tape.

1 Make card from cardstock. 2 Stamp word bubble, arrow, and words on cardstock. Trim, round corners, and adhere. 3 Adhere rhinestones.

Finished size: 4¼" square

Finished size: 4¼" x 5½"

SUPPLIES: Clear stamps: (assorted from Stitched Sentiments set; wishing from Think Big Favorites #10 set) Papertrey Ink; (happy Christmas from Jingle All the Way set) Ali Edwards/Technique Tuesday Dye ink: (Rhubarb Stalk, Lady Bug, Bamboo Leaves, Pear Tart, Rich Cocoa, Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko Collection: (patterned paper, tree sticker from Holiday Traditions collection) SEI Cardstock: (Vintage Cream) Papertrey Ink Accents: (red, green pearls) Queen & Co. Sticker: (letter) Echo Park Paper Tool: (border punch) Fiskars

SUPPLIES: Clear stamps: (assorted from Oh Yeah set) Avery Elle Dye ink: (Archival Black) Close To My Heart; (Lilac Posies) Tsukineko Cardstock: (Prussian Blue, Brilliant White) Discount Cardstock Accents: (rhinestones) Want2Scrap Tool: (corner rounder punch)

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Stamp On It

Challenge: Stamp on canvas DESIGNER TIP When stamping on canvas, use an ink designed to work on fabric to minimize bleeding of the image.

Sock Monkey Smile

Get Well Soon Birdie

Designer: Lori Tecler

Designer: Lynn M. Mangan

1 Make card from cardstock. 2 Mat patterned paper square with cardstock; adhere to card. 3 Stamp smile on cardstock rectangle; adhere to card. 4 Stamp sock monkey on canvas; color with markers. 5 Fussy-cut monkey and affix to card. 6 Die-cut pennant from cardstock; adhere to card. 7 Tie twine on button and adhere to card.

1 Make card from cardstock. 2 Stamp sentiment on card. 3 Stamp bird and woodgrain on canvas; fussycut bird. 4 Ink edges of woodgrain rectangle and tie on twine. 5 Adhere canvas pieces to card with foam tape. 6 Adhere pearls.

Finished size: 4¼" x 5½"

Finished size: 4¼" x 5½" SUPPLIES: Clear stamps: (sock monkey from Sock it to Me set; smile from Kick Some Grass set) The Cat’s Pajamas Dye ink: (Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko Pigment ink: (Satin Red) Tsukineko Cardstock: (Real Red, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla) Stampin’ Up!; (kraft) Papertrey Ink Patterned paper: (red chevron from Fact 6x6 pad) BasicGrey Color medium: (brown, red markers) Copic Accent: (button) My Favorite Things Fibers: (tan/white twine) Timeless Twine Die: (pennant from Fishtail Flag Layers set) My Favorite Things Other: (adhesive-backed canvas) Ranger Industries

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SUPPLIES: Clear stamps: (sentiment, bird, woodgrain from Happy as a Lark set) The Craft’s Meow Dye ink: (Riding Hood Red, Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake) Stampin’ Up! Cardstock: (Oatmeal) Wplus9 Design Studio Accents: (tan, brown, cream pearls) Hero Arts Fibers: (natural jute twine) Papertrey Ink Other: (adhesive-backed canvas) Ranger Industries


Stamp On It

Challenge: Stamp on vellum

DESIGNER TIP Make sure you stamp each color of the leaves on a separate sheet of vellum. The blue goes on one sheet, the green on another. Then adhere them on top of each other.

Thank You Leaves

Flowers for You

Designer: Bethany Stellpflug

Designer: Karin Åkesdotter

1 Make card from cardstock. 2 Stamp leaves and thank you on separate vellum rectangles. 3 Adhere stamped panels to card. 4 Adhere cardstock strips to card. 5 Trim top corner.

1 Make card from specialty paper. 2 Adhere patterned paper rectangle to card. 3 Stamp bouquet on vellum rectangle; emboss. 4 Color flowers with marker. 5 Die-cut rectangle and oval from specialty paper to create frame. 6 Adhere stamped vellum behind frame. 7 Adhere frame to card with foam tape.

Finished size: 4¼" x 5½"

Finished size: 3" x 4"

SUPPLIES: All supplies from Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted. Clear stamps: (leaf, thank you from Masculine Motifs set) Dye ink: (Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko; (Blueberry Sky, Limeade Ice) Cardstock: (Blueberry Sky, white) Vellum

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SUPPLIES: Clear stamp: (bouquet from Standing Tall set) AnnaBelle Stamps Watermark ink: Tsukineko Embossing powder: (Seafoam White) Ranger Industries Patterned paper: (Garbo from Circa 1934 collection) Cosmo Cricket Specialty paper: (watercolor) Canson Vellum; Color medium: (pink marker) Copic Dies: (oval, rectangle) Spellbinders


Stamp With It

Challenge: Stamp with a glue pad

Sweet Glitter Congratulations

Wish Big Whale

Designer: Heather Campbell

Designer: Heather Campbell

1 Make card from cardstock. 2 Stamp leaves, berries, and flowers on cardstock rectangle. 3 Stamp congratulations on panel. 4 Stamp hexagon borders on panel with adhesive ink; apply glitter. 5 Adhere panel to card.

1 Make card from cardstock; adhere patterned paper. 2 Die-cut notebook edge from cardstock rectangle. 3

Finished size: 4¼" x 5½"

Stamp whale, party hat, pompom, and wish big on die cut panel. 4 Stamp whale on scrap cardstock, fussy-cut, and adhere over whale with repositionable adhesive to create mask. Stamp waves. 5 Remove mask. Stamp whale with adhesive ink; apply glitter. 6 Stamp party hat on patterned paper and pompom on cardstock. Fussycut and adhere to panel. 7 Tie twine around panel and attach staple. 8 Adhere panel to card with foam tape. Finished size: 4¼" x 5½"

SUPPLIES: Clear stamps: (leaves, berries from Reflections set; small flower, large flower from Bold Blooms set) Paper Smooches; (congratulations from Oh Happy Day set; hexagon border from All Squared Up set) Avery Elle Dye ink: (Limeade Ice, True Black) Papertrey Ink Pigment ink: (Fuchsia, Pink Lemonade) Impress Rubber Stamps Specialty ink: (adhesive) Tsukineko Cardstock: (Limeade Ice, white) Papertrey Ink Accent: (glitter) Stewart Superior Corp.

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SUPPLIES: Clear stamps: (whale from Briny Blue set; wish big from Birthday Sampler set; hat, pompom from Party Posse set; waves from Surf & Turf set) Paper Smooches Dye ink: (True Black, Spring Rain) Papertrey Ink Specialty ink: (adhesive) Tsukineko Cardstock: (white) Avery Elle Patterned paper: (blue text, multicolored stripe from Mayberry 6x6 pad) American Crafts Accents: (staple) Tim Holtz/Advantus; (glitter) Martha Stewart Crafts Fibers: (blue/white twine) The Twinery Die: (Notebook Edge) My Favorite Things


Color Combinations

Colors: Simply Chartreuse, Terra Cotta

Tile, Enchanted Evening from Papertrey Ink

DESIGNER TIP When using colors, think gallon, pint, ounce. Large amounts of one color, smaller of the next, and a touch of the third color.

Just Rosie

Tribal Just a Note

Designer: Kimberly Crawford

Designer: Kim Kesti

1 Make card from cardstock. 2 Adhere patterned paper rectangles to card. 3 Stamp rose, leaves, sentiment, and dots on cardstock rectangle. 4 Stamp rose on cardstock, fussy-cut, and adhere to stamped panel with foam tape. 5 Adhere panel to card with foam tape. 6 Adhere rhinestones.

1 Make card from cardstock. 2 Stamp borders on cardstock rectangle; mat with cardstock. Adhere to card with foam tape. 3 Stamp sentiment on card.

Finished size: 4" x 5¼"

Finished size: 5½" x 4¼"

SUPPLIES: All supplies from Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted. Clear stamps: (sentiment from All Squared Up set) Avery Elle; (leaves, rose, dot from Rosie Posie set) Dye ink: (Terracotta Tile, Enchanted Evening, Simply Chartreuse) Cardstock: (Enchanted Evening, white) Patterned paper: (Enchanted Evening Polka Dot; Simply Chartreuse Stripe) Accents: (rhinestones) Hero Arts

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SUPPLIES: Clear stamps: (dotted, triangle, dotted square borders from Tribalation set) Paper Smooches; (sentiment from To the Point set) Avery Elle Dye ink: (Terracotta Tile, Enchanted Evening, Simply Chartreuse) Papertrey Ink Cardstock: (Terracotta Tile, Enchanted Evening) Papertrey Ink; (kraft) Bazzill Basics Paper


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