The Stampers’ Sampler (Part 2)

As I mentioned in my Dec. 22nd post, Sherry Pakulski and I were happy to have our Heart Locket template cards published in the Winter 2016 issue of The Stampers’ Sampler! (To see our first three cards, click here.)

Here are the other two cards that appeared in this magazine:

Mother's Heart

In “Key to Mother’s Heart” (pg. 44) I combined antique flea market photos with Stampin’ Up! card stock, ink, Designer Series Paper, Vanilla Satin Ribbon, key trinket and stamps from the retired Fresh Vintage and You’re a Gem sets.

Key to Mother's Heart

This card and my Bird Challenge card, “Beribboned Birdcage,” (pg. 79) were spotlighted in A Closer Look:

Beribboned Birdcage

I used Stampin’ Up! Tip Top Taupe ink and card stock, Blackberry Bliss and Rose Red card stock and Seam Binding Ribbon and the vine stamp from the Thoughts & Prayers set.

Sherry and I are truly honored when our artwork is published in the Stampington & Co. art stamping magazines. Answering the Challenges is enjoyable and improves our skills as we strive to produce our best work for submission!



Working With The Stampers’ Sampler Templates

Earn Your Wings

Working with a template or shaped pattern when papercrafting can be a fun way to expand your creativity in new directions that you might not normally try. The Stampers’ Sampler magazine, published quarterly, provides a new template in each issue as a challenge for paper artists to use as a starting point and it’s always fun to see what people dream up.

Some of the past templates have included¬† a bird, a teacup, a purse, a butterfly and the angel pattern shown in the picture above, which was published in the Fall 2014 issue of The Stampers’ Sampler.


For my angel, I used the heart and watercolor background stamps from the “Work of Art” set by Stampin’ Up! The angel’s face was from a retired set, “Days Gone By.” I constructed the wings from embossed card stock weight vellum and her gown is covered in mulberry paper.

If you’d like to try stamping with templates, go to and scroll to the bottom of the page. Click on the link for Tempting Templates and choose one that appeals to you. Have fun creating!

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