Easy Tracing in SCAL2!

Howdy folks, just a quick post tonight to share the decorations I made with with my cricut and SCAL software for my Sons Cub Scout Banquet this week. The photos are not great but you can get the idea, I found all of the boy scout logos on this website and it stated they were free to use if you are using them for cub scout functions.

these were easy to make in scal 2!

Turning the logo clipart to cutting files was so easy, I save the badges I wanted from the website, opened scal, clicked the trace button and selected the file and viola, I had a cutting file! The only one I had to alter was the arrow of light because the design was hollow so I filled it in with the paintbucket tool in PSP then traced it, still easy:)

I have a coupon for $16 off SCAL through feb 16th: 2237421

Well, my laptop is about out of juice, til next time happy crafting!

50% off and a freebie!

Happy Thursday folks! I thought with Valentines Day this weekend I should have a sale on my Valentine products, but since many of you already have my valentine sets and templates I decided to put all of my holiday and winter sets on sale too:

You will save 50% off Halloween, Christmas, Valentines Day, even Mardi Gras! The sale prices are good in both my shophandmade shop (where you get a free $1 stamp for every $5 you spend) and they are on sale in the Lindsay’s stamp stuff MyGrafico shop too where you receive your stamps instantly!

Stamps from the Doodle Flowers set: Lindsay's Stamp Stuff

Today I thought I would play with my Doodle Flowers stamp set and my Cricut. The fry box is today’s freebie, there are little notches in the back so you can see where to score. To make the front puff out you need to score the bottom of the box on a curve. I simply lined an oval template up between each edge and used a bone folder to score mine, easy peasy! The tag was made with the Storybook cricut cartridge and all of the cardstock I used was actually file folders by Smead, when I saw the pretty colors at Sam’s Club the other day I couldn’t resist and they cut beautifully in the cricut!

Download the Fry Box svg here to cut with your Cricut Machine if you have SCAL software. If you don’t have SCAL software here is a coupon for $16 off through 2/15/2010: 2237421 *that is the best coupon I’ve seen!

Here is a printable PDF template for the fry box if you don’t have a cricut :)

Quick tips:

I knew I was going to cut these digital stamped images out so I colored them very sloppy and quickly, coloring outside the lines makes a design you will trim closely look more polished!

Instead of carefully cutting around the ladybugs antenna I cut them off entirely and drew them on with a pen.

Now lets see what the Senior Design team had for you today, also don’t forget to check out the Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff shop to see the new set’s I’ve added :)

Rebekah Doak *February Guest DT

Janet Rossi

Margie Visnick

Lisa Jurecek

Erin Bailey

Melissa Craig

Leanne Garner

Tamara Bennett

Cindi Hooks

Micki Harper

Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

Customer Spotlight: Linda Martin

I thought it would be fun to see what some of my customers are making with my digital stamps. I occasionally come across cards and crafts made with my products and it is so heartwarming to see your creations. The other day I was browsing the gallery at MyGrafico and I saw some projects that truly knocked my socks off:

This is a 3-D applique embroidery design by Linda Martin made with my Layered Lily digital stamp.

Here is a look at the design on a pillow:

What a lovely pillow!

The Layered Waterlily digital stamp can be found here. Not only does she embroider fabric but cards as well, Linda made these fab cards with the Love Grows here set:

This card was made from the Love grows here set!

I love the stitching, so vintage and homespun:)

Linda Martin is a clever crafter, when I asked her what inspires her crafts she said:

“What inspires me as an artist? Me inspired, I always think that is a funny concept. My sister says I must have a file cabinet in my head and just pull whatever I need when I need it. My DIL BethAnne says God sticks the ideas in my head every night, when I say my prayers and go to sleep. I say I am just a bit on the crazy side. I had one design educator tell me a was an over achiever– but, I really think it’s– that when I see something in my head I need to get it out before I forget how I saw it. Must be that age thing. LOL Mostly, I think,  I have always had a gift to look at something and see it another form beyond the surface. A really badly painted room into a beautifully painted one, that sort of thing. Your 3D paper design into a 3D fabric one. Also, living on a 13 acre cay in the middle of sea creates the need for learning to use and adapt what you have on hand.”

Well, Linda, I’m glad you see the world the way you do and you bring more beauty into it. You can buy her embroidery designs at www.sewazdesigns.com. *Just a note, you may recognize some of Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff and other MyGrafico designers graphics for sale in her shop. All art sold with the commercial licence can be converted AS-IS for digital embroidery, but must be altered if used in a commercial purpose for other formats.

Thanks for sharing your art with is Linda, and thanks for stopping by, til next time happy crafting:)

Fancy Favors!

In a few months the wedding season will be in full swing. My niece is getting married this year and when she asked if I could come up with some cute favor bags I jumped at the chance! She inspired my Pretty Favor SVG set, they are pretty and elegant and cut very quickly on the Cricut machine and they will cut perfectly on the “Baby Bug” (the 6″x12″ cricut) or you can cut several at a time on the Expression. You will need a computer program such as SCAL to cut these with your Cricut, here is a coupon for $16 off if you do not have it yet: 2237421. Of course you can resize them as you like but the ones in the example here are about 4″ wide x 5″ high and 1 3/4″ deep, perfect for holding mints or candy!

Quick and easy favor boxes from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff!

The stamps on the boxes are from the Fancy Flowers digital stamp set, you get 9 high quality digital stamps in png and jpg format. I watercolored the stamps, that made the boxes quick to make! To watercolor a digital stamp simply print it in a color close to what you will paint it so if the printer ink smears you will not notice. I used Colorific metallic watercolors that were a dollar at a job lots store!

You can use your favorite border punch on the top edge of this box before assembling for a lovely touch!

This is the design that my niece picked, she has a diffrent color scheme though, I’ll share a pic when her’s are done :)

The cut-in handle on this box eliminates the need for ribbons! So quick and easy!

For extra flair you can cut a window in any of these boxes and back it with acetate for a peek-a-boo treat box!

You can't go wrong with scallops!

Here is a peek at the kits I used:

This set has SVG cutting templates & printable for $3!

9 digital stamps for $5

Now lets see what wonderful projects the Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff DT had for us today, there is sure to be some clever last-minute Valentine’s Day ideas for you :)

Kristen Hamlin

Karin Martin

Jennifer Bliss

Cheryl Gorka

Anette “Nettie” Robins

Cassandra Cushman

Tanya Johnson

Just a reminder when you shop at the Lindsay’s stamp Stuff shop at MyGrafico you get your designs instantly, if you purchase from my Shophandmade shop you get a free single stamp for every $5 you spend but you have to wait for me to email your stuff. Also it is customer appreciation month at MyGrafico so if you have purchased from MG in the past you can claim your coupon to save, click here for details. Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting:)

Valentine SVG freebies!

OK it is crunhtime! Valentines day is next weekend so lets get crafting! Here are some of the popular projects I made last year with instructions and templates. Mose have printable as well as cricut files. Just click the pictures to find the instructions and download the files:) BTW if you don’t have scal software but want it you can save 10 % with the code: 41901114 before feb 28th 2010 and cut these files and all of your computer fons with your cricut, fun!

a quick and easy valentine hanging pocket, no cricut required!

Make a take out box of fortune cookies for your sweetie, it is easy!

These were inspired by Sherry Brickeys famous template, and you cut them with the cricut, these are advanced;)

heart carton

Thanks to About.coms Kate Rullen for giving me permission to convert this to a cricut file!

You can see these in the February 2010 Pack-O-Fun magazine, woot!

Here is a free sheet of kewpies to use on your valentine crafts!

More Vintage printables!

Here is a card to cut with your cricut!

Now here are some SVG files I have for Sale at Lindsay’s stamp Stuff:

4 favor boxes for $3, and they cut nice and quick, baby bug compatible;)

4 valentine classroom favors, mix and match elements for unlimited designs!

And My Best-Selling SVG design, the 3-D mailbox template!

this is fun to make with your cricut! Printable template enclosed too for only $3!

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you try some of these crafts this weekend, they are so much fun to make! The above crafts were from last years blog posts so do scroll down for more freebies and projects and let me know what you think of them. Have a great weekend and till next time happy crafting!

Where for art thou, Mojo?

I’m wondering where my crafty mojo went this week? Luckily over the weekend I made this set with stamps from the Love Grows here set, paper from the Shabby Houndstooth paper pack and my brand spanking new Prismacolor Markers I bought from Blick Art Materials on sale!

Pretty and quick! Perfect for last minute cards and gifts!

The tag and pocket are a SVG file I designed and you can download it here free! Downlad the SCallop tri-fold card SVG here. Download the scallop tag svg here.You can use it on a scrapbook page to hold hidden journaling or as a cute tag pocket like I did here:

I am loving my new prismacolors! Stamps/template: Lindsay's stamp stuff

I had a scrap of the pink houndstooth paper so I made a simple card with the cherries from Love Grows Here, I used my Cricut and scal software to cut the scallop mat (you can save 10% on scal software until 2/28 with this coupon: 4190114)

Actually I colored the card with just my Bic Markits because my Prismacolors were not here yet, not bad for inexpensive markers!

I have a new kit in the shop this week, it is a layered digital stamp in png and jpg format and a box template on sale for $1.99:

Now lets see what the Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff DT has been up to this week! That will kick-start my crafty mojo! With a new month we have a new Guest DT Rebekah Doak, she has not one but two lovely LSS projects on her blog so be sure to scroll down, I am looking forward to a month of inspiring projects from her!

Rebekah Doak *February Guest DT

Margie Visnick

Lisa Jurecek

Tracey Allen

Melissa Craig

Leanne Garner

Tamara Bennett

Cindi Hooks

Micki Harper

Erin Bailey

Janet Rossi

Cheryl Gorka *from the Monday crew with a tutorial on embossing a digital stamp!

Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

Zen Panda

The challenge over at Oriental Stamp Art this week was to use the sketch and Asian stamps to make a valentine. Here is mine, I call it Zen Panda aka Peace, Love and Happiness:

Stamps: Panda (inkadinkado) All others (About Art Accents)

The background and conversation hearts are from About Art Accents. The funny panda is  a clear dollar stamp by inkadinkado I picked up in the dollar bin at Jo-Anns last week, I couldn’t resist :)

Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

Riding along on a carousel…

Don’t you just love Merry-go-Rounds? when I first designed this Carousel Horse digital stamp I had a clean horse and that’s it but I am a stamper from way back and I love the collage look rubber stamps so I thought “hey, why not make a funky collage style digital stamp?” So I did and it is available in the Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff Shop:

Stamp/pattern paper: Lindsay's stamp Stuff, Markers: Prismacolor, Bic Mark-its

The houndstooth borders were cut with my Cricut (using SCAL software, save 10% with the code: 4190114) and my Shabby Houndstooth papers. I also printed it smaller and cut it out with postage stamp edge scissors for a bookmark, yep I also love postoids (cute faux postage stamps):

The carousel stamp set and the Shabby houndstooth paper pack are both on sale at MyGrafico and available instantly!

Here is a look a the Carousel Horse mini set. I know everyone does not like collage style stamps so I also have a clean version of the horse and frame included:

On sale for 1.99

Now lets see what the fabulous Junior DT has been up to this week:

Kristen Hamlin

Karin Martin

Jennifer Bliss

Cheryl Gorka

Anette “Nettie” Robins

Cassandra Cushman

Tanya Johnson

*February is customer Appreciation month at MyGrafico, the more you have spent in the past the more you save this month! Please see this page for full details. Thanks for stopping by and till next time Happy Crafting!

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