A Festive Halloween (or Fall) Banner!

Howdy folks!  Lindsay here with another quick and easy Halloween project. If you were looking for my WOYWW and Ask a Crafter post it will be up later tonight or tomorrow. Luckily I have more Halloween ideas than I know what to do with LOL!

I used burlap ribbon, baker’s twine, mini clothespins and ribbon from Papermart for this project. Also I used cardstock and alphabet stamps and my trusty glue gun. If you don’t have time to whip one of these up before tomorrow simply change the stamping to “Happy Thanksgiving” or “Happy Fall” and you are all set! Happy crafting!

Tutorial: Easy Paper Beads!

Here is a quick fun project you can do with your kids on a rainy day!

 

You can use old magazines, newspapers, books or scrapbooking paper, it is a great way to use up your long scraps! Here is a quick video to show you how:

Here is a photo tutorial for those of you who do not like videos:

 

How easy is that! It is a great weekend project with little mess you can do up to camp or just sitting around the coffee table. Gotta love easy!

Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

DIY Painted Brads Video Tutorial!

How’d you like some fancy brads?

 

Neat huh? I got some brass brads from Staples Office Supply (they come in two sizes) and I painted them with colored nail polish, then stamped on with my new Salon Express fingernail stamping kit I bought at Rite-Aid this week (it’s with the “as seen on TV” stuff), it’s really fun and easy, check it out:

Here is the card I made in the video. I used the shaped card that came in my new SVG set Chevron Chic from Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff, BTW everything is 40% off through Friday so snag them while they are on sale!

 

And here the brads close up:

 

Thanks for stopping by! Don’t forget the 40% off sale at Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff goes through Friday! Til next time happy crafting!

Need some quick Easter favors?

Howdy folks, just a quick post today to share a new template I created. It is a cute bunny shaped basket that can be crafted in minutes. The Bunny Basket kit comes with an SVG cutting file and a printable template. I think it would be fun to print off the bunny templates on white paper and let the kids decorate and cut them out. It is really that easy!

And of course our bunny has a “cotton tail” it would be cute to use a white pom-pom in place of the tail cutout, don’t you think?

You can grab the kit here at Lindsay’s stamp Stuff and be done way before Easter rolled around, ain’t it great to be early for a change :D

Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

A Thanksgiving Craft for Kids!

We have had such lovely warm weather this week, in the 60s in November in Maine, crazy! {but I’ll take it!} Yesterday the kids and I were playing outside when I noticed lots of fallen pinecones on the ground. We started gathering them up and before we knew it we had a large basketful! I love nature crafts and I knew I’d think of something to do with them and today I made this using my new Tom Turkey Craft kit:

I’d been thinking of something that would be an inexpensive craft to do with my daughter’s class and this fits the bill nicely, all you need is a pinecone and glue! I cut the SVG templates with SCAL software out of colored cardstock and glued the parts down between the needles in the pinecone. The “feet” glued to the bottom of the pinecone keeps it from rolling over. Wouldn’t this be cute as a place card on your Thanksgiving table? You can find the kit here.

Remember everything is 40% off through Friday at Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff! Till next time happy crafting!

Boo! You’ve Been Ghosted!

I felt like a ninja tonight driving the getaway car as my kids dropped these cute goodies off at two houses in the neighborhood. We got ghosted last night (and I have a pretty good idea who did it) so I couldn’t resist designing a little set so I could do some “Ghosting” of my own. You too can spread Halloween cheer in your neighborhood with my new Ghosted SVG & Printable template set:

It only took a few minutes to die cut these boxes with the SVG templates in the kit but there are printable templates too you can print directly on your cardstock. After assembling the doorhanger boxes with hot glue I printed the sheet with the sign and ghosted poem on them and cut them out. You can roll up the cards and put them in the box or, since it was raining, put them all in a plastic shopping bag and hang that on your neighbor’s door. Then all you have to do is ring the bell and RUN! I dropped these off to two houses with children so I made a treat box for each kid. I also think this would be cute if you cut them out in miniature and hung it on a wine bottle for Christmas gift giving. So many possibilities!  My phone was ringing when I got home so I don’t think it is too much of a secret who the “ghosts” are but it sure was fun while the mystery lasted! As a special treat for you I have put this Ghosted set on sale for $2.50 for a limited time,  Happy Haunting!

I am entering this project in the following challenges: Stamp Insanity, Crafting for all Seasons, Divas by Design, Freshly Brewed, I Brake For Challenges, Inky Impressions, Stampavie and More, Whimsical Wednesdays, Paper Take Weekly, and Creative Stamp Friends.

Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

Easy Easter Centerpieces!

Want to spruce up your Easter table with a recycle craft you can make with your kids? Check out this easy centerpiece made with ordinary craft supplies and recycled materials:

Check out my Video to see how easy it is to make!

The Chick and egg image I used is  free from Vintage Image craft and can be found here.

This project qualifies for the following challenges: Creative Stamp Friends, House Mouse Challenge, Lexi’s Creations, Make it Monday with Kraft Outlet, Stamp-N-Doodle, Crafty Pad, Creative Inspirations, Kenny K Krafty Girlz, Paper Sundaes, Sparkles Forum.

Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

A Quick Gift Idea!

First let me say our girl scout leader does not have a computer so I am safe posting this :)

This is a desk calendar for my girls Daisy Scout leader, I used a 6″x12″ oak frame as the base, cut pattern paper (K&Co have wonderful Girl and Boy scout licenced papers!) to fit the frame and used my cuttlebug flower petal dies and embossing folders (got the whole kit on sale at Big Lots for $2 last spring!) to make daisy petals, inked them and glued them down. You know you could also cut the petals with the Cricut and just place them in whatever EB folder you like. I glued a tear away calendar pad from skybluepink.com over the petals then I used my Cricut machine and Sure Cuts a Lot software to make the “Daisy Girl Scout” title and mat.  If you are looking for the perfect gift for a Cricut user get them SCAL2 for Christmas, it will let you cut all of your computer fonts with your Cricut machine, it’s easy too and it is still on sale for $59 {reg. $75} and that is less than the price of  one Cricut cartridge!

The font I used is called LD This and That from Lettering Delights, it cuts like a dream and I love the funky mix of letters in this one. I have a 40% off your entire purchase coupon Lettering delights too: GiveThanks and it is good through Thursday so don’t wait!

I will later (if my computer and the new software we have installed cooperates) print a photo of the daisy troop and add it to the frame but if you have no picture you can also add a pad of post it notes to the frame, that would be handy!

This project qualifies for the following challenges: Alphabet challenge , Lots To do (e=embossing),  Bunny Zoe (anything for Christmas-not a card-does a gift count?), CRAFT challenge (create a gift), Charisma cards (for the girls), Craft Your Days Away (texture), For Fun, Hodgepodge shop, Inktegrity ,totallystampalicious, (anything goes), funwithshapesandmore, Make it crafty (anything but a card),  Inspired Crafters (3-D project with die cuts), Papertake weekly, artfulinkables (die cuts)

Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

Hey Girlfriend!

ser⋅en⋅dip⋅i⋅ty: (noun) an aptitude for making desirable discoveries by accident.

That explains this project. I was lucky enough to get published agin last month in Vamp Stamp News, I was extra lucky to be the winner of 10 back issues of VSN and I was even more lucky to pick the April 2000 issue that had load of goodies in including the template I used for this project. I also had the “Girlfriend” pad of collage papers and stamps from Crafty Secrets that I thought would be perfect to use being October and Breast Cancer awareness month.

A girlfriend gift! Paper: K&Co, Collage stuff: Crafty Secrets

A girlfriend gift! Paper: K&Co, Collage stuff: Crafty Secrets, Template: Nancie Waterman from Vamp Stamp News April 2000

As you open the book the flaps fold out to reveal more surprises ;)

As you open the book the flaps fold out to reveal more surprises ;)

I love the funny collage clips in this pad from Crafty Secrets!

I love the funny collage clips in this pad from Crafty Secrets!

"I got your back" A great reminder to do your monthly breast self exams girls! If you notice the first photo you see the ribbon loop, that is so you can hang the card up, maybe in your powder room so you wont forget to do your exam EVERY MONTH! It saves lives ladies ;)

"I got your back" A great reminder to do your monthly breast self exams girls! If you notice in the first photo you see the ribbon loop, that is so you can hang the card up, maybe in your powder room so you wont forget to do your exam EVERY MONTH! It saves lives ladies ;)

I love the caption with the old ladies.

I love the caption "It takes a long time to grow and old friend" with the old ladies.

Here is the card closed, it is very dainty, I added a ribbon rose and a strip of scalloped paper and thats it.

Here is the card closed, it is very dainty, I added a ribbon rose and a strip of scalloped paper and thats it.

This was pretty quick to make. I made a version of the template so I could cut it with my Cricut and SCAL software. The little scallop frame was from the free font Kutups. I cut the template from a sheet of double-sided K&Co pattern paper and clipped bits from the collage pad and adhered them to the layers. I stamped the pin-up lady, phrase and awareness ribbon on a cream panel and adhered. This template would make an excellent gift card or ATC holder. Mine was 3 3/4″x2 3/4″ but you could eek out a slightly bigger version (3″x4″) if you stretched the template to the full width of the paper. If you would like a copy of the template (and 3 other fabulous envelope templates) you can order the April 2000 back issue of Vamp Stamp News here. While you are at it why not subscribe?  It is $3 (or less) an issue if you do, I consider myself an advanced stamper and I always find inspiration in the pages of VSN but even if you are just starting out I’m sure you would enjoy it too.

Thanks for stopping by and till next time happy crafting!

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