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!

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