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Vendor Spotlight & GIVEAWAY!: American Crafts Stamping Markers

Reported by Susan Reidy

I’ve amassed quite a large acrylic stamp collection in the last few years. While I’ve found stamp pads that work well, I had yet to find markers that could handle clear stamps without terrible pooling and smearing.

When the chance to review American Crafts Stamp Markers came available, I was more than eager to give them a try. The markers come in 25 colors and are available individually or in sets.
American Crafts sent me the brights pack which includes grape, cricket, aqua, mustard and taffy. They also sent me some paper goodies including Thickers, two clear stamp sets (Sing Along and Courtyard) and patterned paper from some of their newest lines including Margarita, Confetti, Campy Trails, and Peachy Keen.

Each marker has two tips — a brush tip, ideal for covering larger areas, and a medium point for finer details. They are made for coloring directly on stamps, which is a great technique when you want multiple colors on one image. You can also use them to color in images once you’ve stamped them.

Here’s a close up of the brush tip.

And here’s the width of line it can make, with a little pressure. It has a nice give, so you can do some typical brush techniques with it, like starting with a thin line and growing to a thicker line, or dotting it on its side to create flower pedals.

Here’s the medium point, a nice sharp point for detail stamps or for writing.


And here’s the width of line it can make.


One little thing I noticed — it’s easy to tell if the cap isn’t on all the way. If it’s not fully closed, a bit of black shows through, like below. I found this quite handy; I like the visual cue.

Here’s the marker fully closed, no black exposed.


I was eager to try these out on clear stamps, so I opened up one of the American Crafts sets, Sing Along. I love this bike image. Before coloring the stamp with the marker, I used an eraser on the stamp to remove any residues.


The color went on very nicely, as you can see below. There was some pooling of the ink, but it wasn’t too bad. I do recommend coloring one nice even layer. The more you color, the more the ink will pool in certain areas.

Here’s a nice little row of bikes I stamped in different colors. It was super easy to clean off the marker in between colors with a baby wipe. The images aren’t perfect, but clear stamps don’t give super crisp images, no matter what kind of marker/ink you use.

In comparison, I decided to ink up the same stamp using a Stampin’ Up marker. Wow, it totally didn’t work. The ink pooled and beaded on the stamp, as you can see below, no matter how many times I colored over it.

And here’s how that looked when stamped. Totally not acceptable.


I did notice that after coloring in a few stamps, my American Crafts marker started to pill, with little stands of the tip coming off. I simply removed those with my finger. It didn’t seem to effect the marker’s ability to color, but I don’t know what would happen over the long haul if pieces kept coming off the tip.


The markers did equally well stamped on vellum as they did stamped on cardstock. I did allow for some extra drying time.

Here’s my completed layout with some of the yummy American Crafts paper and Thickers. I scraplifted this layout design from Nichol Magouirk at www.TwoPeasinaBucket.com. One bonus of the American Crafts markers is that they coordinate so well with all of the other American Crafts products. I love how my stamped bikes pick up all the colors in the Margarita paper.

Next, I wanted to try the markers on some rubber stamps, specifically solid images. I thought it would be a good opportunity to try out the marker’s blending ability. Below I added my first color to this Stampin’ Up ice cream stamp.


I then added my second color, overlapping slightly so the colors would blend, just like they would on a real ice cream cone. Color did transfer to the tip of my second marker, but I just wrote with it on scrap paper until the true color was restored.

I was very pleased with my blending results, and how the markers performed on rubber stamps. I did notice that the ink stayed wet, even when applying two colors, that I didn’t need to “huff” before stamping.

For the cone, I used the mustard American Crafts marker for the base, and then added a Stampin’ Up brown marker to highlight the lines (I didn’t have an American Crafts brown). The markers still blended well, even though they’re from two different companies.


Another benefit of using markers for stamping is the ability to selectively add color to a stamp. Here was the sentiment stamp that came with this stamp set. For this image, I just wanted to use the word “sweet.”


So I just used an American Crafts marker to ink up the “sweet,” leaving the rest of the stamp uninked.

I stamped it next to my cone.

I was having so much fun making ice cream cones, I couldn’t stop. Here’s three in a row. This time, I used two different marker colors on my sentiment to highlight the sweet. So easy, but such a nice touch for a card.


I used some more American Crafts patterned paper on this card, which matched perfectly with the taffy marker. Yummy!


Next, I wanted to try the markers on a more solid clear stamp. I love the little bird from the Courtyard set. It was tricky to add the marker without getting streaks, but the coverage was much better than other markers I’ve tried on clear stamps. Plus, I think it kind of looks like feathers.


I realize these are probably quail, but the stamp plus the vibrant marker colors immediately had me thinking of the intro to a certain 70s sitcom…”Hello world here’s a song that we’re singing, Come on get happy. A whole lotta lovin’ is what we’ll be bringing, We’ll make you happy.”

Maybe I should send this card to David Cassidy?

Overall, I was very pleased with how these markers performed, especially on clear stamps. I love the versatility that stamp markers provide, and I’m so happy to find some to use on my vast clear stamp collection.

They’re relatively inexpensive, so it wouldn’t take much to amass the whole collection. I think they would be good for newer stampers, who might be overwhelmed by a whole lot of color choices.

Pros:

  • Juicy markers that work well on clear stamps.
  • Two tip sizes make it easy to color in detailed stamps or to selectively color certain areas.
  • Relatively inexpensive compared to other markers designed for use with stamps.
  • Blend well with each other and markers from other companies.

Cons:

  • Some pilling of tip after usage.
  • Limited colors compared to other stamp markers.
  • Not refillable.

GIVEAWAY!
Our friends at American Crafts have provided a prize pack for one of our lucky readers! Just leave a comment on this post answering the following questions to be entered:

Have you tried American Crafts Stamping Markers? What do you think of their coverage on clear stamps? And, did you watch the Partridge Family? It’s okay, you can tell us!

One entry per person, per American Crafts’ article, please. And be sure to check out the articles from Monday… they’ve been edited to add this giveaway info, so get to commenting!Β 

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116 Responses to Vendor Spotlight & GIVEAWAY!: American Crafts Stamping Markers

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    Trina August 9, 2011 at 7:19 am #

    Your review was extremely informative. I haven’t tried these markers, but would love to! Unfortunately, I don’t believe I’ve ever seen an entire episode of The Partridge Family…

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    gssfam August 9, 2011 at 7:42 am #

    I have not tried the AC markers, or any markers for that matter on stamping….but now I am dying to get my hands on some and try that! There is so much freedom in stamping if you do it that way! Hmph….who knew! I do not think I have ever seen an episode of the partridge family!

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    mescartes August 9, 2011 at 7:51 am #

    Nice colors. Love the stamps !

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    Lindy August 9, 2011 at 7:54 am #

    Good review…Thanks!!! I personally have not tried the AC Markers; I really don’t stamp much if at all. πŸ™ I think they covered well for what I can see. And yes I’ve watched the Partridge Family and I think they’d love your card. Love your cards!!!!

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    Carolyn Mustopa August 9, 2011 at 7:54 am #

    Those markers look cool! It’s about time something like that came out. And yes, I was one of those teeny-boppers with a crush on David Cassidy back in the day.

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    lutingobelin August 9, 2011 at 8:05 am #

    I’ve never tried those stamps, but the coverage seems good. It will be great to stamp multicolors images !

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    cgl1539 August 9, 2011 at 8:24 am #

    I havent tried these but I certainly will, they are awesome. And I love the idea of adding multi colors to a stamp. Those ice cream cones were so adorable and I am in love with how the cone part looked. I have seen Partridge Family in rerun a few times.

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    Kelly Massman August 9, 2011 at 8:28 am #

    I haven’t tried the markers but would love to have some! πŸ™‚ and yes I did watch the Partrdige family! Thanks for sharing!

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    Cheryl Leong August 9, 2011 at 8:56 am #

    I haven’t tried AC STAMP MARKER yet.. Hope to try by winning!! I think the coverage is not bad!!! Love the yummy colours

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    betjunroe August 9, 2011 at 9:10 am #

    I have not tried American Craft Stamp Markers but would sure love to win some. You made it look so easy to color the stamps with their markers. Yes, I did watch the Partridge Family and love the singing!

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    Annette August 9, 2011 at 9:14 am #

    No I did not watch the partridge family..I was a Brady bunch watcher… So funny.
    I have tried the American crafts markers..I think they are ok but not my favorite.

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    Rose August 9, 2011 at 9:14 am #

    I’ve never tried the American Crafts markers, having little success with clear stamps and SU markers, but I’d love to try them now that I see the results !!

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    Jamie August 9, 2011 at 9:28 am #

    These look like great markers, thanks for the tutorial!!

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    Patchi August 9, 2011 at 9:47 am #

    I love what you did with the markers! I don’t recall seeing these markers at the stores, but I’ll have to search now. I also don’t recall watching the Partridge Family, so maybe I need to search for that too πŸ˜‰

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    Regina aka Mrs. Ham August 9, 2011 at 10:11 am #

    No, I’ve never tried AC Stamping Marker. I think the coverage was great on clear stamp. Yes, I use to LOVE the Partridge Family. My fave episode was when the skunk sprayed everyone on the bus, and they had to bathe in tomato juice…

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    Jingle August 9, 2011 at 10:52 am #

    I haven’t tried these yet, but it looks like the colors remain vibrant, which is great. I’m concerned about seeing the ‘lines’ from coloring the image, but there are probably ways to avoid it. As for the Partridge family, no, I didn’t watch it – but then again, I wasn’t born until 1979!

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    kim August 9, 2011 at 10:54 am #

    i have never used the american crafts markers. I love to try them. I used to watch the Partridge family all the time had a crush on David Cassidy.

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    Tere August 9, 2011 at 11:07 am #

    Love your review!!
    I haven’t tried AC’s markers, but I’d love to!
    ItΒ΄s amazing the difference between both brands!!
    No, I never saw he Partridge Family… I grew up in MΓ©xico and I donΒ΄t think it was televised there.

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    Mary August 9, 2011 at 11:12 am #

    I am new to stamping and intimidated by stamp pads. I love what your review covered. I could do that.

    Yes, I watched the Partridge Family; I remember when the first episode aired. Come on world hear the song that I am singin! Come on get happy!

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    catnap August 9, 2011 at 11:32 am #

    no. n/a. no. I have tried to use markers on stamps without much luck, so I’m impressed with these, and appreciate a lower price. Guess I’m too old for the PF, but I remember it. Thanks for the interesting review.

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    Callie Callender August 9, 2011 at 11:41 am #

    I have not tried these stamping markers, but have tried others and was not thrilled… would love to try these… while watching partrige family… lol I caught reruns when a child…

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    Vic August 9, 2011 at 12:18 pm #

    I haven’t tried the markers – they look great. I did watch the Partridge Family – every week!

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    Leisa August 9, 2011 at 12:19 pm #

    I haven’t tried any markers on stamps – but after reading your review, want to try! Yes, I watched the Partridge family πŸ™‚

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    Dollie @ Dollie Creates August 9, 2011 at 12:19 pm #

    Your review was awesome! I’ve never used American Crafts Stamping Markers, although I might need to add them to my “to buy” list Sorry, never watched the Partridge Family…

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    Nana Donna August 9, 2011 at 12:22 pm #

    No I don’t have any American Craft markers but after reading this review I might get some at Michaels using my coupon Yes there was a time way back when, when I watched the Partridge Family it was a cute show

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    satu_maarit August 9, 2011 at 12:22 pm #

    No, I haven’t tried AC markers and I think that those markers worked quite well on clear stamps.And no I haven’t seen any Partridge Family episode (because I live in Finland πŸ™‚ ).

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    jjocarlson August 9, 2011 at 12:24 pm #

    Wow thank you for your review. These reviews help so much. I have never used AC Markers. After your review I would luv to try them myself.

    Joyce
    jjocarlson@yahoo.com

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    ShoppingTamii August 9, 2011 at 12:39 pm #

    No, I haven’t tried them yet…they look awesome! And yes, yes I did watch the Patridge Family πŸ˜‰ I also used to read Tiger Beat Magazine LOL! I was a pre-teen/teen in the seventies!

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    Becca August 9, 2011 at 1:05 pm #

    I have not used the AC markers yet. Very inspired to give them a try! I have been wanting to add some demension to my stamping by using different colors in one stamp…perfect reason to get the markers!! And yes, I am of the age to say I did watch the Partridge Family … I had the biggest crush on Keith LOL!

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    Molossus August 9, 2011 at 1:09 pm #

    I have not tried American Crafts Stamping Markers? Their coverage on clear stamps opens up a world of flexibility. And, no, I didn’t watch the Partridge Family? At least not if I could avoid it, lol!

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    aloha37 August 9, 2011 at 1:34 pm #

    David Cassidy had a big place in my heart as well as on my wall in my bedroom growing up! I have not tried there markers, but certainly would like to. I like how well they cover the stamp…love the ice cream cones. So darn cute!!

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    CreatedByWendy August 9, 2011 at 1:41 pm #

    Have you tried American Crafts Stamping Markers?…. nope but I’m always willing to try different products, especially if I win them!

    What do you think of their coverage on clear stamps?…. I like the fact that it didn’t pool. Some markers don’t always work with stamps, especially the clear ones. And sometimes if the marker still says it’s for stamps, it doesn’t always work out that way.

    And, did you watch the Partridge Family? Of course I did, I was a 70’s TV kinda kid.

    Besides, I had a crush on David Cassidy…I think it was his HAIR. It was always soooo…..DREAMY!

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    Anita August 9, 2011 at 1:44 pm #

    Stunning! I would love to see these compared to Tombow markers. I haven’t tried these but would love to have some.

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    McStamper August 9, 2011 at 1:48 pm #

    I would love to try these. Thanks for your great review.

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    DQScrapper August 9, 2011 at 1:51 pm #

    This was a great article. I have never used markers for stamping. I am new to stamping and did not understand about making the stamps different colors. I learned alot. I am going to expand my stamping. I think the markers did very good, I loved the ice cream. Thanks for the education!! Yes – I did watch Partridge Family.

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    Hee Jin Ramsey August 9, 2011 at 1:57 pm #

    Haven’t tried the markers but love American Crafts! Great informative review. Not bad on coverage, bikes looked great on layout.yes, I watched the Partridge family growing up! Does that giveaway my age.. Lol
    heejinramsey@me.com

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    Nitasha August 9, 2011 at 1:57 pm #

    love that row of bikes!!! I have never tried the American Crafts Stamping Markers, but would love to of course! And, no I did not watch the Partridge Family.

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    Shannon August 9, 2011 at 2:04 pm #

    I haven’t tried the American Crafts markers, but have tried others for stamping and they do not qork anywhere near the quality you have demonstrated. I found other brands to pool the ink and be splotchy and spotty when stamping. I would love to try these markers on all of my stamps!

    And yes, I did watch the Partridge Family as a kid….
    “Hello, world, here the song that we’re singing…c’mon get happy!

    A whole lot of lovin’ is what we’ll be bringin’, c’mon get happy!” tee hee! =)

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    Chookarooni August 9, 2011 at 2:06 pm #

    these look like they work very well on clear stamps – would love to try – love the brights
    thanks for opportunity to win!

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    Rebecca August 9, 2011 at 2:06 pm #

    Love the stamp markers–I had not tried them yet, but you definitely convinced me they look great! Of course I watched the Partridge Family!

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    Jill August 9, 2011 at 2:08 pm #

    Well this is the 1st time I have seen the AC stamping markers. I hope that doesnt mean I live under a rock… πŸ™‚ They look like they would be fun to play with! And no… I dont watch the partridge family.

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    Kathy August 9, 2011 at 2:14 pm #

    Love your ice cream cones and sentiment on your card! Bright and vivid colors. I have not tried these markers, but would surely love to do so! I am old….I watched The Partridge Family with my girls when they were teenagers!! Wasn’t my kind of show!

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    Deb August 9, 2011 at 2:16 pm #

    Yes The Partridge was seen every week.
    I have not tried these markers but they look really nice, I would love to try them.
    Thanks for showing them to us.

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    BishopsMommie August 9, 2011 at 2:26 pm #

    awesome color on the ice cream.. I have a few of them and they are okay..I love their products and the colors are great…but the stamps dont cover as well as I would like them. I love your review very detailed and informative.

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    Swr4him August 9, 2011 at 2:29 pm #

    No I have not tried these markers and not even aware they existed before this blogger review. I will try them because I am in love with markers and pens! No have not seem the Partridge Family! Thanks for the review and loved those ice cream
    cones!

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    Anne Temple August 9, 2011 at 2:45 pm #

    I haven’t heard of these stamp markers, but am eager to try them. The main reason I don’t like clear stamps is because of the pooling and blotchy look. Yes, I used to watch The Partridge Family on occasion.

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    Superfan August 9, 2011 at 2:51 pm #

    Thanks for the great review of the American Craft markers, I love the ice cream cone images – yum! I would like to try inking my stamps with these markers, very nice colors! Yes, I have seen the Partridge Family shows (remember “Danny”?)

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    Gail August 9, 2011 at 3:02 pm #

    I have not tried American Craft markers.
    Would love to!
    Yes, I watched the Partridge Family…..faithfully!

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    Karen August 9, 2011 at 3:05 pm #

    Never have tried them but would love to. The projects you did with them look awesome!!!
    Have a happy crafty day!!
    Karen dkolopez@msn.com

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    judy August 9, 2011 at 3:07 pm #

    I would love to try these markers. I
    like the idea of putting the colors
    where you want them and getting the
    multi color effect.

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    Char August 9, 2011 at 3:09 pm #

    I’ve tried many types of markers, but have not tried the AC markers. I would love to try these. I think I’ve seen a few Partridge Family episodes. I’m an older gal, so I’ve seen a lot of older TV episodes in my day. Cute stamps.

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    whitneymaryann August 9, 2011 at 3:10 pm #

    Haven’t used their markers, but have a hefty collection of their 12×12 papers, which have a lot of the marker colors in them. Thanks, again, for an excellent critique–because one could spend a fortune trying to find good markers for multiple purposes. Partridge family — good viewing with my kids.

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    Suzanne August 9, 2011 at 3:37 pm #

    I’ve never used them, but now very intrigued to do so…and no, i’ve never watched the partridge family lol

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    Julie.G August 9, 2011 at 3:46 pm #

    I have not used their markers. I have watched the Partridge family, but not as much as the Brady Bunch…lol.

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    Steven August 9, 2011 at 3:48 pm #

    No I have not tried American Craft markers but I so do want to now after your post. Yes, I am guilty of watching the Partridge Family-loved the bus and wished my family had one-lol Thanks Marilyn

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    rudie2shoes August 9, 2011 at 3:54 pm #

    I’ve never tried this product before but it looks pretty amazing. I’ve never watched the Patridge Family. I was too young & I don’t think it was on tv anymore.

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    Patzee August 9, 2011 at 3:55 pm #

    Great comparison and review. I haven’t used these markers yet, but they’ve just been added to my wish list. Yes, I did watch The Partridge Family back in the day. (I secretly miss them, too.)

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    4Ucards August 9, 2011 at 4:07 pm #

    I couldn’t wait for the Partridge Family to come on. My brothers alway made fun of me for watching this show. Thank you for review, you sold me on American Crafts Stamping markers. I make cards for cilents and love to use more then one color on the sentiments. Hope to start another collection. The “C” markers are too much for my crafting budget.

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    Isha August 9, 2011 at 4:13 pm #

    I just love your product review. Its so helpful for people like me , who just have to order online. Thanks for the giveaway…fingers crossed.

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    Weezie August 9, 2011 at 4:20 pm #

    I have not tried these markers yet but would like to. Yes, I watched the Partridge Family.

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    Diane S. August 9, 2011 at 4:37 pm #

    I have never tried these markers but I would really like to! And yes I watched the Partridge family!!!! And the Brady Bunch too!

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    iCreateforfun August 9, 2011 at 4:37 pm #

    No, I have not tried the markers, but on the clear stamps, the results was super. Yes, I did watch the Partridge Family (tells my age, doesn’t it) I would love to try these markers.

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    Anonymous August 9, 2011 at 4:42 pm #

    WOW…very impressed with the coverage on clear stamps as I have yet to find anything that covers well….I would love a set of these markers, than I might actually use my clear stamps that are collecting dust….and yes I watched the Partridge Family…or was that the Brady Bunch…hmmm…..

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    Anonymous August 9, 2011 at 4:43 pm #

    ooppsss…forgot to put my name on the last post..
    Sheri L from Vancouver, BC

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    Jennifer Reynard August 9, 2011 at 4:43 pm #

    I have yet to try these markers. Looks like they have pretty good coverage. Would love to give them a go on my acrylic images.
    Yes, hate to admit it, I did watch the Partridge family. Yikes!! LOL

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    Barbara Burgess August 9, 2011 at 4:55 pm #

    I have never used American Crafts stamping markers. I have quite a few clear stamps and I have never been able to use any markers with them. I love the idea of being able to use the new markers with the clear stamps as well as rubber. I don’t really need a lot of colors. I wonder how they would blend together if you put one color on top of another…

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    LisaAnn August 9, 2011 at 5:00 pm #

    Looked good on the clear stamps and great on the red rubber!

    Yes, I watched occasionally but liked Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew better lol!

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    meemee48 August 9, 2011 at 5:04 pm #

    I have not used American craft markers, but I bet I am like any other rubber stamper and scrapbooker. If I am going to take the time to hand make or create something, I want the best tools I can afford. When there is a superior product, that is the one I want!

    I was in front of the TV set every week, watching The Partridge Family!

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    Genevieve August 9, 2011 at 5:05 pm #

    Hi… I haven’t tried the AC markers, but I would love to. I do a lot of pen & ink drawing and I like to try different colouring methods.

    I was a teenager when the Partridge Family was first on, so yes, I did watch it. Haven’t watched it since, though. πŸ™‚

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    funkycrafter August 9, 2011 at 5:13 pm #

    i have the same set of markers that you reviewed here. your assessment is about the same as mine. the quality of the clear stamps has a lot to do with the quality of the stamping. they are great on all the rubber stamps i tried, even the dollar specials. i like them for coloring too. and i am old enough that i did watch the partridge family. liked the painted bus.

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    Melody August 9, 2011 at 5:23 pm #

    I have not tried AC markers. I’m looking forward to trying them. I did see two episodes of The Partridge Family. There’s a local channel that shows old tv series.

    melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

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    Amy524 August 9, 2011 at 5:30 pm #

    I love your informative posts and look forward to the! I haven’t tried these markers, but would love to try them! And yes, I did watch The Partridge Family.
    Thanks!

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    Pat August 9, 2011 at 5:57 pm #

    These look to be wonderful! I have not tried them, but certainly would give them a try!

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    Colleen August 9, 2011 at 6:02 pm #

    Okay, this will definitely age me, but yes, I grew up with the Partridge Family…loved David Cassady!! No, I have NOT tried American Crafts stamping markers…the marvy’s do not do so well with acrylic, would love to have a chance to try them though…so thanks for the opportunity to win some!!

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    Anonymous August 9, 2011 at 6:09 pm #

    I haven’t tried these but am eager to do so…..I do like the American Crafts pens for writing on layouts. Molly K Barry at mollykathleenbarry@hotmail.com

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    Sandra August 9, 2011 at 6:38 pm #

    thanks for the review, nice to know!
    Sandra ltb

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    Linh C. August 9, 2011 at 7:07 pm #

    I haven’t heard about these markers before, but I like the concept especially for stamping just parts of a stamp, like what you did with “Sweet”. Your card is really nice!

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    Barb August 9, 2011 at 8:02 pm #

    I have never used American Crafts Stamping Markers, but your review sure makes me want to try. Of course I watched the Partridge Family… It was a “must see” in my generation.

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    PattyO22 August 9, 2011 at 8:04 pm #

    Although I’ve seen commercials, I’ve never seen an entire episode of the Partridge Family. I’ve never used these markers but I’m completely interested after this Craft Critique!!

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    Arlene August 9, 2011 at 8:34 pm #

    Did watch The Partridge Family when I had the chance. Loved your card and the markers, though I have not tried American Crafts Stamping Markers, yet!

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    Sue D August 9, 2011 at 8:37 pm #

    No I have not tried these markers before and yes I did watch the Partridge Family.

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    Lindsey August 9, 2011 at 8:37 pm #

    Thanks for a great review, and how good to know there are markers out there that work on clear stamps! And yes, I’m old enough to have watched the Partridge Family… πŸ˜€

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    Nicole August 9, 2011 at 8:59 pm #

    I have not tried the markers yet. This information was extremely helpful and I will definetely be getting my hands on some of these markers and try them myself. I did watch the Partridge Family back in the day!

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    Marion August 9, 2011 at 9:46 pm #

    WOW! These seem great, I’ll have to try them (or maybe win them!)Veryinformative report.

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    Donna August 9, 2011 at 10:28 pm #

    Have you tried American Crafts Stamping Markers?
    Nope but I’d like to.
    What do you think of their coverage on clear stamps?
    Love coloring in stamps so that different colors are stamped at the same time. Sometimes clear stamps are more difficult to cover. Looks good thoguh if you are careful.
    And, did you watch the Partridge Family? It’s okay, you can tell us!
    Oh yes. I’ve seen the Patridge family and probably sang a few of their songs too.

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    Barbara J August 9, 2011 at 10:46 pm #

    Oh, love the colors. I have tried markers for stamps but not the American Crafts. Great review, I would love to have them.
    My daughters both loved Partridge Family.

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    Sandy August 9, 2011 at 11:03 pm #

    The colors are terrific! I’ll bet you I could get a clear and precise stamp with my Stamps of Life clear stamps and those markers!!! I thought the markers worked very nicely, and I’m adding them to my “to buy” list. I’ve always loved American Crafts, so this is not a surprise to me. I did watch the Partridge Family. I loved it! I am younger than David Cassidy, so I was in !love! with him! I knew all of the songs, too…

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    Karen L August 9, 2011 at 11:41 pm #

    I have not tried American Crafts stamping markers but this review and demonstration was really great! I have had a lot of trouble with markers and clear stamps (I use the Stampin Up markers and they do NOT work, as your sample shows). Will be looking for these markers at my local Michaels Crafts.
    As for the Partridge Family…oh yeah, I was a teen in the 1970’s so you bet I watched them!!

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    SHartl August 10, 2011 at 12:21 am #

    I have not tried these markers but they look like they work really well on acrylic stamps. I have a lot of acrylic stamp sets and haven’t found markers that work well on them so will be looking for these for sure.
    I think I’ve seen a re-run of the Partridge Family on TV, but it might have been a spoof!!

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    Bernie August 10, 2011 at 12:27 am #

    No I haven’t tried American Crafts Stamping Markers. From the your review they seem to coverage quite well and I’d love the chance to try them for myself. I did watch the Partridge Family and even though I was no longer a teen I love it.
    Blessings Bernie

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    ocm August 10, 2011 at 12:43 am #

    I’ve not tried the stamping markers but I love all my other AC markers and am looking forward to trying them!!!

    : )

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    Debra August 10, 2011 at 12:49 am #

    Great information! I wonder how this would work on fabric.

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    Bunnyfreak August 10, 2011 at 12:50 am #

    Thanks for the through review. I haven’t tried these but I have liked all the other American Crafts products I have tried.

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    queencormack August 10, 2011 at 3:38 am #

    yes I did watch the partridge family, but so ashamed
    never tried them but eager to
    cheers for the chance to win

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    lucretia August 10, 2011 at 3:40 am #

    No, I have never tried them. It would be lovely to win them though. Yummy.
    Thanks for the oportunity.
    I actually did watch The Partridge Family…and enjoyed it.

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    sonyaeverding August 10, 2011 at 4:08 am #

    I have never tried the American Crafts Stamping Markers but have put them on my wish list. Thanks for the review. I count on these so much in my purchases. I am a Copic girl, but do love to try new products. I DID watch the Partridge Family Show. Actually I was going to marry Daid Cassidy when I grew up. Well it was a toss up between him or Donny Osmond. hmmmmm well that didn’t work out. LOL

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    paperpapier August 10, 2011 at 5:55 am #

    I have not tried the stamp marker before and this is the first time I heard of such product. Love this bright idea and definitely would love to try it. What is Partridge Family…? Never heard of…

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    Melinda AKA medialady August 10, 2011 at 6:55 am #

    Thanks for the review of these markers. I haven’t had the opportunity to try them yet but I look forward to giving these a try!

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    pennyd August 10, 2011 at 7:54 am #

    I’ve never tried these markers – but would love to! I really like the look you got with them. I am very frustrated with the markers I do have for all the reasons you gave.

    I am sure I have watched every episode of the Partridge Family (she said while cringing). David Cassidy was “dreamy” and I wanted to grow up to look like Susan Dey!

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    Shaaron August 10, 2011 at 9:00 am #

    The Partridge Family was a must watch show for me. These markers seem to be great and I would love to try them on my cards. I think by the review that they will work great for my paper projects.

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    Anonymous August 10, 2011 at 9:10 am #

    Cool markers. I love your ice cream stamps.
    marilyn2222 @ hotmail.com
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    Nedlnut August 10, 2011 at 11:57 am #

    Thanks so much for the informative review. I’ve never tried these markers. I’ve never even seen them at my local store. I would love to try them as I’ve never found any marker that works well on clear stamps. OK, I’ll admit it, I used to watch the Partridge Family!

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    Scrapping Galaxy August 10, 2011 at 12:05 pm #

    I haven’t tried these markers. I have to confess I’ve never tried markers on stamps ever. But you make it look so easy it has me tempted to get a pack and give it a try.

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    La Vikinga August 10, 2011 at 12:36 pm #

    Hi; I have not tried the markers – in fact I was not aware of the fact that other things than a stamp-pad was to be used on stamps!!!

    And I don’t live in the States so I have never heard of the Partridge Family.

    But I do like the cards with the icecreams and the LO with the bicycles! Genial!

    La Vikinga / Sweden

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    Kayla and Samuel August 10, 2011 at 12:41 pm #

    I have never tried these stamping markers before or any stamping markers yet. I am loving the way they look on your stamping projects, well done! I think I viewed the P.F. maybe once or twice is all. Thanks!

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    Caroline August 10, 2011 at 3:39 pm #

    Thanks for a good review! Ive never used these markers but they do look great for stamping and I know I would like them since I stamp so much! I was an avid Partridge Family fan!!

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    dianne August 10, 2011 at 9:14 pm #

    I didn’t see the Partridge family, didn’t even no it was coming on, darn! I have not tried the AC markers, but I want to Now, after your review. enabler….. TFS

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    krafty kitty August 10, 2011 at 10:34 pm #

    OF Course I watched the Partridge Family!! Didn’t everybody. David was our dream guy back then!!! So glad you tried these, I’ve been looking for markers to do clear stamps that weren’t too pricey. Thanks for showing us.

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    Anonymous August 11, 2011 at 6:02 am #

    I have not used these markers, but am very impressed with this info regarding their use on clear stamps. Yes – I watched the Partridge Family – even had a crush on David Cassidy, along with every other teen aged girl!
    Barb

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    connie August 11, 2011 at 8:58 am #

    I have not tried these markers. Thanks for the review. Would love to try them. Yes, I did watch the Partridge Family.

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    Jodee August 11, 2011 at 3:15 pm #

    I haven’t tried these markers but would love to! I could see where they would be a lot of fun to play with!

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    Jessica August 12, 2011 at 6:40 am #

    I have never tried these markers. But they look realy neat.

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    Carolina August 12, 2011 at 7:47 am #

    Would love to try those markers, sound like what I’m looking for. No Partridge family where I lived as a child!

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    SLucy August 12, 2011 at 8:39 pm #

    I have always wanted to try stamping markers but I never knew which ones to choose. I used to watch the partridge family when I was a kid lol
    hypersky5 at hotmail dot com

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    Mrs.Kwitty August 13, 2011 at 2:53 pm #

    Great review! I’ve tried some other markers on the clear stamps and was very unhappy with the results…this makes me happy to know that there is something better out there. Thank you!]
    Smiles, Karen

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    Judy August 14, 2011 at 3:57 pm #

    No, I have not tried the AC markers for stamping – or any other stamping markers. But after reading this Craft Critique article I am eager to try the AC markers on a special stamp I love – a row of small fish and I never knew how to stamp the detail in several colors on it before!