A SCAL coupon and Freebie!

I’m feeling badly about neglecting my Cricut and SCAL friends this week. If you don’t know what SCAL is I’ll explain, it is software that lets you cut the fonts on your computer as well as SVG files with your cricut machine. Here is a coupon to save 10% on SCAL: 4113027 hurry it is only valid til Monday the 2nd!

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Download this pattern for free at the end of this post ;)

I made this fun layered flower SVG last night and thought I’d share. I cut the svg pattern from several different sheets of K&Co pattern paper then traced the flowers on a padded mailer (I save them whenever I  get something shipped to me) and cut out the padded shapes 1/4″ smaller all around then I layered them and sewed them together with my sewing machine. The layers of bubble wrap stitched inside give it a quilted look.  Then I used embroidery floss to stitch a button for the center to anchor it. wouldnt these be darling in Christmas colors for tree ornaments or hung in a girls bedroom or as a whimsical tag on a gift? Here I used the pattern on a scrapbook page.

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Digital stamp: Lindsay's Stamp Stuff, Green watercolor paper (LSS freebie yesterday) Pattern paper: K&co, Cardstock: SU!

The green watercolor paper was from yesterdays freebie, I adjusted the color so I would have green paper and the sentiment is from the Doodle Flowers Digital stamp Set, I adjusted the color to white and layered it over the paper before printing. Be sure to use the png file for the sentiment so you will have a transparent background. I also made a couple more cards with the Doodle Flowers stamp set:

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Digital Stamps: Lindsay's Stamp stuff, Markers: Bic Markits and Spica glitter pens

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Here is a side view so you can see the dimension and glitter pen shimmer.

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Simple card: print out the ladybugs stamp as big as you want the card to be, color, cut pieces apart and mount to an oval shaped card.

Remember that these stamps are on sale until midnight Saturday in the Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff Shophandmade shop where you get a free stamp with every $5 you spend and also they are on sale at my MyGrafico shop.

As promised the free patterns!

Here is an SVG file to use with your Cricut and SCAL software.

Here is a printable (PDF) version.

Remember you can save 10% until Monday on Sure Cuts A Lot (SCAL) software with this coupon code: 4113027 I’ve had mine for over a year and haven’t bought a cartridge since…however I did seem to “need” and Expression after getting SCAL LOL!

Have a happy, safe Halloween and a wonderful weekend. Oh and another thing, I’ll be part of the Caardvarks holiday blog hop starting Sunday so be sure to check back, lots of Christmas ideas will be floating around! Til next time happy crafting!

Digital Stamping on Clay! A Freebie and a Sale!

I’m feeling like an evil genius right now because I figured out how to use my digital stamps on polymer clay, here is an amulet I made with the new Doodle Flowers Digital Stamp Set at Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff:

Digital Stamp: Lindsay's Stamp Stuff, Inks: Adirondack, Markers: Bic-Markits, Idea: Lynn Kruke

Digital Stamp: Lindsay's stamp Stuff, Clay: Sculpey, Ink: Ranger, Markers: Bic-Markits, Other: Cord and beads, Idea: Lynn Kruke

I colored the image with Biuc Markits and painted the background with alcohol ink. The clay was white to begin with.

And the best part is that it is super easy! Here’s how: Print the digital stamp you want to use from your inkjet printer, fill the page up and get as many as you can on the sheet. Photocopy the sheet (if you have a laser printer you don’t need to do a photocopy.) Cut the images apart. Make your clay charms (I rolled out an 1/8″ thick slab of clay and wrapped it around a matchbox for my amulet) then press the photocopied images into the clay. Be sure to press them on well so contact is made, then cook the clay per manufacturers directions. I used plain old Sculpey because I have loads on hand but I recommend using Premo (also by Sculpey/Polyform as it is much more durable). After the clay is baked peel off the paper, I did it while it was still hot, and see your design!

Here are the stamps transferred on the clay after baking.

There are other ways to transfer photocopied images as well. I have a clear Chartpack blending marker that works well but I have it on good authority that vodka will work too! experiment ;) You can use a wood burning tool (or creative hot marks) with a flat transfer tip or a hot iron. The heat works because in a photocopier or laser printer the toner (ink) is burned on to the paper.

look how easy it is to transfer images with a marker! Imagine the possibilities!

Look how easy it is to transfer an image with a marker, imagine the possibilities!

Here I transfered some images to tile and colored them with my bic markits. The markers worked great and didn’t lift my design. If the transfer is too light in spots you can fill in with a fine tip permanebt marker. The small charms are made from polymer clay.

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Digital stamps on ceramic tile and polymer clay.

Here is a look at the whole Doodle Flowers stamp set:

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And now what you have been waiting for, the freebie of course!

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Free Digtial stamp and Card papers in 8.5"x11", 6"x6", 5"x7" and 4.25"x5.5". Click preview to download!

Just a reminder  there is a sale today until the 31st at my Shophandmade store where you recieve a free stamp for every $5 you spend! Think of what your $5 will buy during this sale, everything will be on sale from sets to singles, don’t miss your chance to save!

If you want your stamps and you want them now check out my shop at MyGrafico where you can save 30% on all of my stamp sets until midnight October 31st! Two great places to get some spooky savings!

Now lets see what the fabulous Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff DT has for us this week:

Ceal Pritchett October Guest DT

Tamara

Tracey

Cindy

Leanne

Shannon

Diana

Margie

Lisa

Janet

Melissa Craig

Kim

This week we say goodbye to Katt and Kim (their 6 month DT term has come to an end) we have loved seeing your projects and wish you the best! Thanks for stopping by and till next time happy crafting!

Wild About Woodgrain!

I love the look of woodgrain paper, I’ve seen th trend around for a while but there were no woodgrain pattern papers in the scrapbook shop in my neck of the woods so I made my own:

Card by Lindsay Weirich, Stamps: Pink Persimmion

It is really fun and easy to do! You can get inexpensive woodgrain tools at your local hardware store, they are fun to use on furniture but you can use them on paper too. Here’s how:

Lay out a sheet of heavy paper like cardstock or even a paper shopping bag. Squirt some acrylic paint on top. Pull the woodgrain tool through the paint and watch the magic happen! You need to work quickly when using paper because the paint will absorb and dry and you never know how it will come out until you do it. If you get a paper you love scan it so you can use it again and again. I scanned some of mine and you can download them for free from this post.

The stamps I used on this project are from Pink Persimmon in the Oh Dear set.

Well I’m off to enjoy a stressful day, half way through our remodeling project our flooring installer just quit, the house is in shambles and I have no idea what I am going to do. Oh, well, such is life right? Until next time happy crafting!

Christmas Cuties!

Yes I know that it isn’t even Halloween yet but I thought I’d share a couple Christmas cards that were just published in Just Cards Holidays!

Stamps: House Mouse, Paper: K&Co, Other: Ribbon, slides, buttons

Stamps: House Mouse, Paper: K&co

Stamps: All Night Media, Paper: K&co, charm: Making Memories

I colored these with my trusty Bic Markits and Made the shaped cards with my Cricut, Accent Essentials Cartridge and design Studio software, easy peasy!

Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

A “Mice” Halloween!

A few weeks ago I purchased the Halloween and Christmas clear house mouse stamp sets and all I can say is I love these little cuties!

Rubber Stamps: House Mouse, Studio G, Digital stamps: Lindsays Stamp Stuff

Rubber Stamps: House Mouse, Studio G, Digital stamps: Lindsays Stamp Stuff

I have a nice collection of wood mounted House Mouse stamps and although i love the designs I find it hard to get a perfect impression the first time, The clear HM stamps are perfect every time! Right now they only have the Halloween and Christmas sets available but I hope they offer more clear sets soon.

Digital stamp: Lindsay's stamp Stuff (circle), clear stamp: Studio G (moon and bats)

Digital stamp: Lindsay's stamp Stuff (circle), clear stamp: Studio G (moon and bats)

I love this  pillow box  file, I’ve designed others but this stays closed better than any others I tried. You can get the free cut (cricut DS users) file as well as svg files to cut with your cricut (if you have SCAL software) from this post.

I traced the sentiment with the Spica glitter pens, thanks Shannon!

I traced the sentiment with the Spica glitter pens, thanks Shannon!

I colored this with Bics then went over it with the Spica pens.

I colored this with Bics then went over it with the Spica pens.

My friend Shannon, sent me some Copic Spica glitter pens in the mail and they are so fun! I outlined the “trick or treat” on one card and in this card I colored the whole image (after first coloring it with my bics) I love the shimmer it gives but I think they are best for coloring in smaller areas. She also mailed me some baubles that she got at Crafty Connections.

check out the shimmery goodness ;)

check out the shimmery goodness ;)

The circle elements was from the Halloween freebie I gave out on Monday, you can grab it for free at the Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff shop at MyGrafico, while you are there check out my other freebies and stamp sets for sale ;)

Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

All Around Phrases and Freebies!

Happy Thursday folks! I have a couple of freebies for you this week and two new stamp sets in the Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff shop:

Stamps: Lindsay's Stamp Stuff (All Around Phrases), Die Cuts (freebies, see below) Pattern Paper: American Crafts, DCWV

Stamps: Lindsay's Stamp Stuff (All Around Phrases), Die Cuts (freebies, see below) Pattern Paper: American Crafts, DCWV

This only takes minutes to make: print the stamp, die cut the elements, and place a silk flower and button in the center, easy!

This only takes minutes to make: print the stamp, die cut the elements, and place a silk flower and button in the center, easy!

I used the png file of the rattle from the Babies and bows set in the center of the Congratulations stamp from All Around Phrases, printed it and colored it.

I used the png file of the rattle from the Babies and bows set in the center of the Congratulations stamp from All Around Phrases, printed it and colored it.

I placed my doodle daisy stamp in the center on this one. The pattern paper is a freebie!

I placed my doodle daisy stamp in the center on this one. The pattern paper is a freebie!

These projects were made with the new All Around Phrases digital stamp set. This set is so useful, you can layer them together and put other digi (or even traditional) stamps in the middle, or cut them out and use them as a frame, or even recolor them and make a pattern paper like I did for this weeks freebie.

Click image to download;)

Click image to download;)

The die cut curvy edge box is a freebie too, I made it with my Cricut and Sure Cuts a Lot Software.  To make the box you cut two of the exact same size shape. Here is how to fold it:

Cut two boxes the same size and score and fold like this.

Cut two boxes the same size and score and fold like this.

Here it is folded. Slide the top and bottom of the box together.

Here it is folded. Slide the top and bottom of the box together.

Download the curvy lock box SVG version for SCAL users here.

I also have a version for Cricut users who have Design Studio and Plantain Schoolbook here.

If you want a printable template I found a nice one here, it is very similar;)

And if you missed the fancy envelope svg freebie you can grab it from this post.

Here is a look at the All Around Phrases set:

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I colorized them for the preview, you can read my tutorial on how to recolor the stamps in Paint Shop Pro here. I asked Design Team Member Shannon to write a tutorial on recoloring digistamps is Photoshop elements and you can see her tutorial here.

I have another new stamp set this week and I am looking for a few new Design team members too, you can see the set and read about the DT call on this post. Speaking of Design Teams lets see what the fabulous Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff DT has for us this week:

Ceal Pritchett October Guest DT

Tamara *a fun cupcake wrapper tutorial!

Tracey

Cindy

Leanne

Shannon *check out her Photoshop tutorial!

Katt

Diana

Margie

Lisa

Janet

Melissa Craig *a Mom and Me project!

Kim

Thanks for stopping by and till next time happy crafting!

Easy Paper Marblizing {and OSA challenge #41}

Here is a fun technique! Paper marblizing! All you need is a pan of water and some oil based paint. Look what you can make

Stamps: About Art Accents, Tool: Scor-pal

Stamps: About Art Accents, Tool: Scor-pal

I used the sketch over at Oriental stamp art and Geisha stamps from About Art Accents to make this simple card, it only took a few minutes (that rarely happens folks, LOL!) I also wanted to keep the layout simple so I could show off my hand marblized paper. Here is how to do it:

Fill a tray (you can use a disposable aluminium tray, or dedicate a metal or glass pan for this purpose, you won’t want to cook or eat out of the pan again after this project ;) with water at least an inch deep.

Drip drops of thin oil base paint on to the surface with a skewer or toothpick. I used gold leaf paint but any thin oil pain will work. If your paint is too thick mix it with mineral spirits to thin it to the consistency of cream. Drag a toothpick through the paint to make interesting swirls.

Lay a sheet of paper on the surface of the water making sure the whole paper makes contact, lift the paper out and hang to dry.

variation: I wanted a pink shimmer on my paper too so after I swirled the paint I let the paint dry a bit (3 minutes) on the surface of the water then I sprayed it with some pink glimmer mist before pressing my paper, it is a subtle effect but quite lovely!

Marblilicious!

Marblilicious!

Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

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