I have to share another Stampington & Company magazine--I love Stampers' Sampler. I have a very small collection of rubber stamps. To be really honest I am not a very good stamper at all. I tend to buy them, but when I bring them home or get them in the mail--all of a sudden I don't know what to do with them. I just look at that plastic devoid of any color, and I freeze up! I do use the smaller ones a bit in my collage stuff, and those I can work with pretty easily. However, you can get loads of ideas from Stampers' Sampler! The only problem is (as always)--money. To create some of the gorgeous cards you need a variety of inks and stamps and papers, etc., and I tend to spend my money (what I have and haven't yet earned!!) on either books or needlework supplies. But I still occasionally pick up this magazine.
This issue had a really fun idea. You can make tiny booklets out of bottlecaps! This would be such a fun thing to do for your artsy friends! You can find bottlecaps all over the place, and then it is just a matter of either splurging for the hole punch (same size as bottlecap), or cutting the pages yourself. I have loads of pretty papers and ephemera and you can put all sorts of little surprises inside. I may just have to try this one out!