What are the best card making sites for ideas?

I’m looking for intermediate to advanced level – using rubber stamps, scrapbook paper, die cuts, punches etc.
I want ideas, as well as how to instructions.



What is the best card stock to use for making scrapbook pages?

I am not real familiar with scrapbook terms, so bare with me. I noticed there are different weights of cardstock paper. Which one should I use for the backside of the background paper, so that the page is not flimsy? I purchased some Die Cuts with a View Card Stock from Joann’s, but it just does not seem thick enough. Then I thought maybe this is how thick the card stock should be I do not want it to be as stiff as board, because I still have to keep in mind this has be able to fit into a page protector. I have noticed if the pages are too stiff it is a pain in the butt to make them slide into the page protector. Can someone recommend some card stock to me and where to get it?

I’ve used DCWV cardstock myself, and it works just fine…it does seem a bit "bendy" but unless you are gluing some very heavy embellishments it holds up. But most scrapbookers will tell you that the best cardstock out there is made by Bazzill…it comes in different textures and sheens, in loads of colors. They even have cardstock with zigzag and scallop borders, and smaller pieces in shapes like flowers and hearts. Definitely a brand to try!

How to make hand stamp jewelry and what supplies are needed?

I’m interested in making hand stamped jewelry for myself. What do I need and where should I buy these supplies?

"hand stamp jewelry" could mean lots of different things, and could be done in lots of different ways!
You’ll probably want to be more specific, or include a link to the kind of things you’re thinking of, to get a good answer.

(You can stamp into or onto polymer clay though and make jewelry…if you’re interested in checking that out and seeing some examples, check out this page at my site:
http://glassattic.com/polymer/stamping.htm )

Diane B.

What is the best way to ship single scrapbook pages 12 x 12?

I want them to make it there with no wrinkles or creases. Is there special boxes you can buy?

Thanks for your help!

Use a photo mailer. They are sturdy cardboard

What do you use to attach photos to scrapbook pages?

I have a pseudo-scrapbook with some already framed spots for photos, but I have no idea how to attach the pictures to the pages. What do I use? Thanks.

You can use double-sided tape, glue stick, a tape runner or glue dots, just make sure whatever you choose is acid and lignin free and photo safe. If it doesn’t specifically say that on the package, don’t use it. If it’s not acid free, it can discolor and eventually destroy your pictures and the pages!