Posted on December 3, 2013 by thefrugalcrafter
Wow, how did it get to be December 3rd already?!? My husband subtly hinted that we need to be getting out Christmas cards out soon. Well, this quick and easy design can be made in a flash with inexpensive supplies from Papermart and it is flat enough not to require extra postage! Watch the video to see how it is done!
I used the Tinsel Wire and Corrugated paper in Lime green. I love how when you buy from Papermart you get a large quantity for little cash, it is perfect for mass producing items such as Christmas cards or making stuff for craft fairs and it is even better for supplying classroom art projects. To save on shipping costs I suggest you plan ahead for other items you might want and if the quantity of an item is too great ask friends if they want to split it with you. That reminds me, I’m running low on the clear bags I display my handmade cards in at craft fairs! I don’t want to run out of those! I hope this project had inspired you to send handmade Christmas cards this year. Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!
Filed under: christmas, quick projects, Stamping | Tagged: cards, Christmas, Christmas cards, handmade cards, how to make a folded christmas tree from half circle, inexpensive supplies, papermart, quick handmade chriastmas card, tinsel ribbon, Tinsel Wire, video tutorial | 12 Comments »
Posted on November 14, 2013 by thefrugalcrafter
Hello Friends! I am in the holiday mood! I have been picking away at my Christmas shopping online and making stuff to sell at the craft fair in December. I was making some paper beads earlier this fall and they were coming out cone shaped and I thought that it would be great to make in green for Christmas Trees! What do you think?
I had some leftover paper strips so I made some more of my Pandora Style Paper Beads too. I love the glassy look I get from the UTEE. Here is a video showing how to make the earrings.
And yes, you can make these to sell with my full permission! I think these lightweight earrings are perfect for children to wear as well as teacher gifts. If you don’t have UTEE you can use clear nail polish or Mod-Podge to glaze them. that way the kids could make these without worrying about burns. I hope this project helps you get into the holiday spirit! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!
Filed under: christmas, craft fair, jewelry | Tagged: Christmas, christmas tree paper beads, Christmas Trees, craft fair ideas, earrings, handmade christmas gift idea, pandora, paper beads, UTEE, xmas | 14 Comments »
Posted on October 24, 2013 by thefrugalcrafter
Don’t you just love it when a sale happens when you actually need stuff? Well EVERYTHING at Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff is 50% off today only! You can snag up my painting tutorials, SVG and printable papercraft templates, digital stamps, papers and party kits! Get some ghoulish goodies for Halloween or stock up for Christmas Crafting. Here are some products you might enjoy:
And for my commercial use customers you can save 50% on my mass use commercial use license (over 1000 items) or the regular commercial use licence (up to 999 items). Please note that 1 licence is required for each set you wish to use commercially, for instance, if you are a rubber stamp company and you want to make rubber stamps from my digital stamp sets you need a licence for each set you want to use. Crafters who are making handmade items for sale do not need to purchase a licence, it is included in my Angel Policy.
Filed under: Lindsay's Stamp Stuff | Tagged: Christmas, commercial use licences, digital stamps, Halloween, Lindsay's Stamp Stuff, painting tutorials, Sale, SVG, templates | 2 Comments »
Posted on October 20, 2013 by thefrugalcrafter
Howdy folks! I know I have been posting a lot of watercolor projects these days so I wanted to post a fun papercraft project today. My sister gave me a pretty 3-D snowflake she made with paper strips, she thought I might like to make some for a craft fair. Not only that but I know you would love them too. Best off all you can get 4 snowflakes from one sheet of double sided paper. I used this paper pack from Oriental Trading Company to make vintage inspired paper snowflakes, watch how:
Easy huh? I suggest you trim all your paper at once, have the glue gun ready, and put on your favorite holiday movie or music and have a snowflake making party! You can also decorate your snowflakes with lace, rhinestones, cinnamon sticks or whatever you like but I thought mine were prim and pretty as is! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!
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Posted on December 14, 2011 by thefrugalcrafter
Wow, Christmas is 11 days away and it really snuck up on me (which is quite odd since I have been working on Christmas projects since June because of magazine deadlines) so I made these cute gift card holders to wrap up my last-minute gift cards for the hard to buy for folks on my list. I used my new Gift Card Holder SVG set on this:
My favorite part is that the cuff of the mitten slides off to reveal the gift card:
Wait, did I say that was my favorite because I think I would love this one the most:
You could substitute movie or theater tickets for the gift card in the wine hanger for a truly personal gift. And I must admit I do enjoy that wine in the pic and it is only $7 a bottle-score!
I like that these gift card holders can be hung on the Christmas tree so they won’t get lost or buried in a pile of presents and they are pretty to look at too. You can whip up a bunch of the ball ornaments and add a little embellishing for a tree full of charming treats:
You can snag this set instantly right here. Well, I have presents to wrap and cards to address so I am gonna scoot, thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!
Filed under: christmas, Lindsay's Stamp Stuff, my templates, quick projects, SCAL software + Cricut, Stamping | Tagged: Christmas, gift card holder templates, quick gift ideas, SVG | 1 Comment »
Posted on December 11, 2011 by thefrugalcrafter
Today I want to share some quick ornaments my kids made for the craft fair last weekend. All you need is clear glass ornaments and acrylic paint.
- Remove the brass hanger from the ornament. Clean the glass ball with rubbing alcohol, squirt a bit inside the ball and swirl it around and let dry upside down so the alcohol can run out.
- Make a drying board by sticking straight pins in a piece of cardboard or foamboard.
- squirt two colors of paint in the ornament, place a folded paper towel over the opening and hold it there with your thumb and shake until you ornament is coated with paint on the inside.
- Place on the board upside down to dry. This will take several days.
- After the ornament is dry you can put the brass hanger back inside.
Filed under: christmas, Crafts 4 Kids, quick projects | Tagged: Christmas, crafts, easy ornaments to make, glass ball orniments, paint | 3 Comments »
Posted on November 30, 2011 by thefrugalcrafter
Howdy folks! I know the holidays are busy so with that in mind I want to have a sale you can use NOW when you really need it! Most of the products I sell at Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff are designed for crafters so they can make beautiful things to give as gifts or even sell. That’s why I am having a sale NOW at the beginning of the month so you can get a great deal and still have time to spend on handmade cards, gifts and packaging and maybe make a craft or two with the kids. So hop on over to save 50% off everything at Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff now through Sunday:
I wanted to share a cute ornament idea made Design Team member Diane Bove using my 3-D High Heel Shoe Template:
Now that is my kind of tree! These would be adorable craft fair items too…infact if I get a minute between now and Saturday I might just whip up a few to have in my craft fair!
I’m gonna keep it short and sweet today! Don’t forget 50% off at Lindsay’s now through Sunday and til next time happy crafting!
Filed under: christmas, Lindsay's Stamp Stuff | Tagged: Christmas, Lindsay's Stamp Stuff, paper shoe, Sale, show ornament, SVG | 4 Comments »
Posted on November 26, 2011 by thefrugalcrafter
I am so into making ornaments this year, maybe because I am going to be in a craft fair in one week and I am desperate to make stuff to sell LOL! Or, prehaps just because it is fun;) Every year I make some sort of photo ornament for my folks and that is just what I thought of when I designed my Exploding box SVG kit:
By punching a hole in the lid and box bottom I was able to run a folded length of seam binding through he hole and make an ornament.
Best of all it only took minutes to make since I cut the SVG file with my Cricut. I decorated it with papers from K&Co (double-sided paper is perfect for this because you see both sides!) and stamps from About Art Accents.
Here is what the exploding box looked like before I decorated it:
You can buy the SVG/printable kit here. Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!
Filed under: about art accents, christmas, Lindsay's Stamp Stuff, SCAL software + Cricut, Stamping | Tagged: asian, Christmas, cricut, exploding box, Lindsay's Stamp Stuff, ornament, scal, SVG | 6 Comments »