Thursday, July 17, 2008

Card and Tip for today!

Manly Retro Coffee Shop Card

The stamps on this card are our Coffee Shop - 475G, Retro Antennae Design - N68B, and Retro Star - N71C. What I did first was cut a piece of white card stock square. I stamped the retro designs on the background with black and green dye ink. Then on another sheet of yellow card stock, I stamped the coffee shop with black dye ink. I cut the edges of this with a dull cutter blade and then taped this to a piece of green card stock, which I also cut with a dull blade. I taped the ribbon to the card and then taped the coffee shop on top of that.


If your double stick tape doesn't want to hold the ribbon, you can always melt it with a standard hair straightener. Just hold the heated up iron on your card for about 10 seconds, or less if it's super hot. It will melt your ribbon on to your card, straight! Just be sure to designate a hair straightener for crafts as you probably don't want melted tape in your hair! :)

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Summer Contest

Our first contest will be Summer themed. We're looking for cards, scrapbook pages, crafts, basically anything you can stamp on, with a theme of summer...luaus, barbeques, family picnics, road trips, pool parties, and anything else you can imagine that conjures up a fun escape from the heat.
~ The craft must feature at least one or more of our stamps.
~ All submissions must be emailed to us by August 31st for a September 6th posting.
~ Email submissions to

~ There will be a first, second and third place winner and each of these submissions will be posted on our blog on September 6th.
~ First Place-Macho Grab bag of 30 unmounted rubber stamps with a retail value of $85-$90.
~ Second Place-Medium Grab bag of 15 unmounted stamps with a retail value of $45-$50.
~ Third Place-Little Grab bag of 10 unmounted stamps with a retail value of $35-$40.

We have tons of summer themed rubber stamps such as our barbeque grill and utensils; tikis, palm trees, bathing beauties and hula girls; suns and clouds; hot dogs, hamburgers and ice cream cones; circus scenes, posters and concessions; surfers; flowers; cars, trailers and roadside googie signs and lots more to give you inspiration.
Plus, right now we're offering a little Summer themed grab bag to help you get started on your Summertime crafting adventures. These can be purchased on our home page at

Happy Stamping!

Welcome to our Blog!

Hi there! Welcome to the new Sideshow Stamps blog. For those who aren't familiar with us, Sideshow Stamps is a rubber art stamp company that creates fun, quirky and beautiful art stamps with themes ranging from retro to creepy, swank to surreal, pop art to art nouveau. For our customers and those familiar with our stamps, this will be a place to keep up with what's going on in the world of Sideshow Stamps.
At the moment we are waiting for a shipment of brand new designs, including stuff like this:

We'll also have more creepy stamps for those who want an early start on Halloween cards, as well as a bunny, sparrow, pinata, nautical star and more! We will also be back in stock on lots of stuff for those who have been waiting for some of the retro owls, teardrop trailer, elephant, birthday cake, disco ball, etc.
We will also be using our blog to keep you updated on specials, sales, contests, etc. Right now we are still offering our special shipping deal...$1 shipping on orders subtotaling between $30 to $50.
We also have an incentive plan for anyone who posts a card on their blog or group forum using only Sideshow Stamps, with a clickable link to our site. If you do this, we will send you a free grab bag with 10 unmounted stamps. Just let us know...
Thanks for visiting and be sure to check back often for updates, upcoming contests and more surprises!

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