REDUCED: Craft Stamper Magazine September 2012 Edition


Make It Metal, by Sarah Engels-Greer
Sarah creates highly textured, and surprisingly feminine makes, using metal tape.

Raise Me Up, by Stephanie Wincott
Stephanie shows you how to create an eye-catching raised aperture design that adds depth and impact to your cards.

Sunflower Seeds, by Susan Wherry
Susan uses bird seed to add a fantastically tactile element to pretty sunflower stamps.

Hidden Depths, by Kate Bentley
Create subtle layering on your backgrounds using Kate’s Brilliance Ink resist technique.

Quilted Charm, by Helen Chilton
Combine stitching, stamping and collage to create Helen’s beautiful mixed media quilt-style hanging.

Reader Submission: Last Days of Summer, by Anna Christensen
Reader Anna shares a pretty butterfly card that’s packed with texture.

True Colours, by Laura Cooper for Artful Splodger
Art journal off-the-page to create a stunning canvas awash with vibrant colours.

Pastel Perfection, by Tracey Dutton for Lavinia Stamps
Tracey uses Pan Pastels to create simple yet stunning cards, with a touch of fairy magic.

Shades of Autumn, by Liesbeth Fidder
Create a rich background that has loads of depth, with Liesbeth’s great fabric paper tutorial.

Summer’s Bounty, by Laura Liddell
These pretty stamped bags are ideal for gifting garden seed to family and friends.

The Scent of Provence, by Joanne Allison
Make pretty lavender-filled calico bags to delicately scent your drawers or airing cupboard.

A Roll of The Dice, by Jo Firth-Young
These fun giant dice make a great talking point for your home.

Playing with Patinas, by Trish Latimer
Trish shows you how to make your metal embellishments extraordinary with Vintaj Patinas.


Stamping Contrasts
Four designers create beautiful makes with Chocolate Baroque Lace Fragments stamps.

Stamper of the Year Competition 2012
Round five of our fantastic competition is sponsored by IndigoBlu.

Stamper of the Year First Round Results: PaperArtsy
Meet the winner and runners-up in round one of our competition, sponsored by PaperArtsy.

Double Take: Stencils, by Jaine Drake
This month, Jaine shows us two ways to get more from your stencils.

Free Stamp Makes
Pull-out-and-keep this month’s free stamp designs, featuring a pretty floral spray designed by Chrissie Stokes.

Stamping for… Sympathy, by Hels Sheridan
Hels tackles the sensitive theme of sympathy cards and keepsakes.

Masterclass: Masking Tape, by Jean Franks Beck
You won’t believe what you can do with humble DIY masking tape! Raid the tool box and try Jean’s clever techniques.

Cut & Create
Your FREE template this month is a library card envelope – great for sending a small gift, as a tag envelope or for scrapbooking.