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Scrapbook Ideas - Using Clear Stamps

When creating a scrapbook page most crafters will want some form of title on their scrapbook page layout that explains what the page is all about. You may decide to use an actual word that describes the day in question such as birthday, wedding, anniversary or you may choose to have a phrase that describes the emotion such as happy, sad, fun and so on.The best way to get perfect placement of titles on your scrapbook pages is to use clear stamps. Choose a design of letters that you like and place them on the actual scrapbook page as you would like them to appear when actually stamped. Once you have decided on what looks best place your clear stamp block over the letter. Clear stamps have a sticky backing so they will stick directly to the block.You then need to apply ink to the stamp and stamp onto your scrapbook page. You could then go on to emboss the wording if you wish.Stamping is great for all your scrapbook ideas, you can use words, images, your own designs and parts of stamps to embellish your page and ...


Artistic Creativity - Thomas Kinkade's Intuitive Wisdom - Do Your Paintings Speak To You?

Artistic Creativity Helps You Transform Today Into A Radiant MasterpieceDid you know that Thomas Kinkade, the "Painter of Light", wrote when paintings speak? After learning this inspirational artist had passed from this life, I remembered his book that I had picked up, "The Art of Creative Living, Making Every Day A Radiant Masterpiece". This morning, I took this book down and began to read it again. I want to share with you some of the thoughts from the chapter, "When Paintings Speak".It surprised me to learn that at times, even Thomas Kinkade experienced some of the same doubt and frustration as I do. I expect that you share these thoughts from time to time, also.Thomas Kinkade Shares His Thoughts."Too often, those aspiring to greater creative productivity feel stymied, distracted, or even a little bored as they walk into the office or workspace to face the day's demands. I know most of the typical responses and feelings...because at one time or another I've felt them myself:* "I'd rather be out in the suns...


A Beginners Guide To Card Making Terms

Understanding basic terms when card making or scrapbooking is half the battle.Armed with this knowledge you are well on your way to creating wonderful cards and scrapbook page layoutsAcetate - Acetate is a plastic film that has many applications. You can stamp onto it using rubber stamps, use it for making shaker cards, and use it to make an image or embellishment appear to hang independently. You can also paint Acetate with glass paints and glitter glues.Acid Free - Anything that is acid free is perfect for card making and scrap booking as it will not deteriorate or discolour. Acid free is simply a product that is manufactured free of acid.Adhesive - Adhesive is something that is used to stick one material to another. Common craft adhesives include glue dots, glue sticks, double sided tape and photo stickers.Bone Folder - A bone folder is used for scoring and folding paper and card. It is a flat piece of plastic or bone which is pointed at one end and round at the other.Brads - Brads are available in a wide...


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