Happy Birthday to Craft Stamper and 10 great years - and here's to the next 10!

I'm very happy to say I'm in this issue - in the Ideas Gallery. This month, the theme was Matchboxes - and I used one of those giant boxes of household matches to make a little Keepsake Box.

Photograph copyright Craft Stamper magazine for Traplett Publications
Project copyright Susie Jefferson for Blade Rubber Stamps

Above is the page (my project is top right, using a sheet of embossable metal foil). And here it is in glorious closeup.

Copyright Susie Jefferson

I'm using my own Paris plate (designed for Blade Rubber Stamps).

Copyright Susie Jefferson

Staz-On ink is great for stamping onto metal - just allow it to dry for around 5 minutes or so, to prevent smudging.
Copyright Susie Jefferson

I think the pearls work, don't you? Maybe I should have made her a necklace!


  1. All of these are pretty. Yours looks antique, very nice. I hope my friend Rosie will be able to send me a copy of craft stamper this month. I think this one will have lotsto interest me in it.

  2. Love it Susie, have not read mine properly yet but will go have a better look

  3. Anne Huskey-Lockard17 May 2010 at 13:42

    Congrats Susie!

    A couple of years ago I did a matchbox, thinking I might do a few more.......the ONE that I did sits on my desk. I guess my fingers and eyes really need something larger that whatever this tiny size is!
    Love the metal on yours!


  4. Congrats to you Susie! I love your matchbox! I haven't tried stamping on metal, but you've inspired me now! Love it! Suzie

  5. Christine's Beadworks17 May 2010 at 23:44

    It's great Susie. I love embossed metal and the pearls are a great touch!

  6. Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents18 May 2010 at 01:19

    Susie, congrats on having your creation published!! That is quite the adorable matchbox! I so love the added pearls, industrial, yet chic!! Great combination.

    Thanks so much for stopping by and entering my giveaway ~ good luck to you, sweetie!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Angelic Accents

  7. KarenHarveyCox18 May 2010 at 05:39

    Congratulations. What a clever matchbox. I just love your blog.


  8. Susie Jefferson18 May 2010 at 10:10

    Thank you all so much for the kind remarks. I kind of hesitate to put up published stuff, in case people think I'm bragging...

    I'll shove up a couple more in that case. Also, where I've done a long article in an old publication, you'll find them on my Techniques blog (link under the header) if anyone is interested.

  9. Congratulations dear Susie.. I am so proud and happy for you. The little matchbox is just gorgeous...great grief girl, you are so talented. You're such an inspiration, and I can't wait to see more. xxxx CC

  10. Hi Susie...
    I have an award waiting for you over on my blog.
    It was given to me by mamae..and I also wanted to pass it to you. xxxx CC

  11. Congratulations, beautiful

  12. LOVE that La Tour Eiffel plate!


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