Friday, June 25, 2010

Magazine Sampling

Do you have a favorite "go to" rubber stamp related magazine for tips or inspiration? Whether you are a faithful subscriber or not, there are a number of online sources where you can access free tips and projects ideas. It is an excellent way to "sample" before you commit or in this case, subscribe. Here are a few.

Craft Stamper
This is currently one of my favorite magazines. Published in Great Britain, Craft Stamper magazine covers a wide variety of stamping projects. I purchase copies at my local Barnes and Noble. The magazine's website has a couple of excellent resources for novice stampers. A glossary here provides descriptions of stamping terms, products, and techniques. An article here titled "Get Started with Stamping" has helpful information on what to buy and how-to instructions on creating your first stamp images.

Paper Crafts
Under the Downloads heading on the Paper Crafts website here you will find several card patterns and sentiments you can download and print out. There is even an embroidery stitch guide. Paper Crafts publish several special issues throughout the year highlighting card and gift projects. You can access a list and purchase them here.

Rubber Stamp Madness

Rubber Stamp Madness magazine has been around for ages and focuses exclusively on rubber stamping. Their website features a comprehensive list of stamping tips here for all levels of stampers.

CardMaker
As the name suggests, CardMaker magazine specifically features cards. Currently under the newsletter heading on the website's menu bar here, you will find a tutorial on dry embossing. CardMaker magazine is one of the few magazines to offer a digital subscription which not only allows you instant access to the current issue, but also access to the past two years of issues. You can view a sample issue here.

Love to hear of any magazine related resources you all know of. Please leave your suggestions under comments.

4 comments:

LorraineB said...

VSN (Vamp Stamp News) is also a great stamping publication. Lots of info, tutorials, and photos to get ideas from. I love it.

Cathy said...

Thanks for the resources.

Beau's Mom said...

There are fewer and fewer card magazines anymore and more quilt magazines. My first subscription to RUBBER STAMPER magazine was only half fulfilled when they stopped printing and that was the best of the best.

gobarb26 said...

How about the online magazine, Through The Craft Room Door. Very reasonably priced and some great photos, tutorials and freebies! It is also called TTCRD. http://craftrmdoor.ning.com