Today is Last Day to Purchase VSN Back Issues!

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Reminder: Today (12/30/13) is the VERY LAST DAY that VSN Back Issues will be available in any form (print or pdf). If there are any issues that you still want for your collection, you need to purchase them on the Online Shopping Cart TODAY. All orders placed today will be shipped tomorrow (12/31/13). After that, they are gone. (I won’t be carrying any inventory into 2014!) This is also the last day to purchase the Master Table of Contents or Quick Tips pdfs.

If you plan to order, please note that there are only 0-20 copies of each of the 226 back issues available. The Back Issue Checkoff List shows which issues still have copies available in print. Please check it before placing your order.

Stamped Holiday Ideas Already on Your Bookshelf!

Nancie Waterman's Artwork

(Gingerbread Man: Stamp Clinic)

Looking for ideas for ways to use your stamps for holiday gifts, their wrapping or decorations? You’ve probably already got a bunch of ideas sitting on your bookshelf! Many readers of this blog have a collection of VSN back issues that are full of possibilities and it is still early enough in the season to actually do some of these projects!

Don’t want to have to wade through all 226 issues to find these holiday gems? Not to worry. I’ve got a page on VSN’s website with a Holiday Stamped Gift Ideas Index that will point to the issues you need.

Like the box and tag you see in the picture here? Directions for the box can be found in the Interference Faux Malachite Gift Box blog post and directions for the acrylic tag can be found in the new (free) “Stamped Gift Tags & Gift Wrap” eArticle.

Have fun with your stamps this holiday season!
Nancie, VSN

VSN Weekly Deal – More Stamped Holiday Projects

00Nov VSN Stamped Holiday Projects & Ideas

This week I’ve got another holiday VSN issue pdf with even more Stamped Holiday Projects available for you. This time it is the 00Nov VSN issue. (Last week it was the 00Dec VSN issue.) I am also still looking for artwork submissions for upcoming eArticle Art Challenges, one on “Stamped Gift Tags & Gift Wrap” and the other on “Snow and Ice Ideas For Stamping” (details below.)

This Week’s VSN Weekly Deal:

The newly available pdf version of this classic VSN holiday issue is ON SALE this week for 50% off so you can download it today for just $1.49. (On sale through 11/10/13.)

Nov ’00 VSN (pdf version.) More Stamped Holiday Projects & Ideas
Focus Article:
Want to Use Your Stamps to Make Holiday Decorations or Gifts? The focus article in this issue has lots of ideas for you: Stamped Acrylic Painting, Acrylic Ornaments and Tags, Blinking Art, Jingle Doorknob Hanger, Elegant Paper Gift Boxes, Glittering Acrylic Gift Box, Woodburned Christmas Box, Fiber Embellished Ornaments Created With: Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel, Fiber Paper, Woodburned Gourd, Flannel and “Polished Stone” Paper; Snowman Button Cover, Paper Mache’ Wine Box.

Tips: Shrink Plastic Tips, Dove Blender Tips, Pop Bottle Mailer Secrets, Snowy Ideas, Threading Fibers, Mixing Pearl Ex and Gum Arabic, Direct-to-Paper Tips, Homemade Foam stamps, Gold Leafing Overview, Faux Soot Card, UTEE on Parchment.

Also In This Issue:
Class Tips: Radiant Pearls Techniques.
Product Picks: Joy of Stamping Easy Duz It Stamp Cleaner, Hot Potatoes Velvet Ornament Kit  & Resist Paper Cards, Ranger Vintage Inks for the Holidays.
Catalog Review: Whiskey Creek Stamps.
Store Review: Create-N-Ink.
Convention Reports on hot products and demos.

(Issue Length: 44 pg (including cover), b/w & color)

 

UPCOMING ART CHALLENGES

Stamped Gift Tags & Gift Wrap

Challenge yourself to create stamped gift wrap and/or stamped gift tags. Submit your card using Submission Specs. (Email address for submitting artwork is found inside the file!) At least some major project elements must be stamped! (You MUST follow the specs for your artwork to be considered for publication and to be included in the challenge drawing!)

I will include as many as possible in the Stamped Gift Tags & Gift Wrap eArticle (to be published online on 11/20/13.) Two names will be drawn from among those who submit artwork to win their choice of 8 of VSN’s 226 print issues OR a $20 eGift certificate usable on VSN’s Online Shopping Cart. Deadline: Receipt at VSN no later than 11/5/13.

Snow & Ice Ideas For Stamping

Challenge yourself to create a stamped card or other project that includes the look of SNOW or ICE. It could be a snowy stamped scene, a card that looks like a frosty window or some type of stamped snowflakes. Think about ways to create a cold frosty looking card! Submit your card using Submission Specs. (Email address for submitting artwork is found inside the file!) At least some major project elements must be stamped! (You MUST follow the specs for your artwork to be considered for publication and to be included in the challenge drawing!)

I will include as many as possible in the Snow & Ice Ideas For Stamping eArticle (to be published online on 12/20/13.) Two names will be drawn from among those who submit artwork to win their choice of 8 of VSN’s 226 print issues OR a $20 eGift certificate usable on VSN’s Online Shopping Cart. Deadline: Receipt at VSN no later than 12/5/13.