A Freebie! 50% Off Sale & a Quick Tip Video!

How’s that for a headline? It is true, I am having a 50% off sale now through Saturday at Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff. I have some cool new kits to check out as well as a free die cutting file so you can make this swing card! On this card I also used the Pretty Posies Digital Stamp Set on sale for $2!

If you want to see this interactive card in action then check out the video, there are some tips there too including how to use a regular paper punch to make seamless borders. I own very few punches but I still make them earn their keep!

Here is what the card looks like closed:

And all the way flat:

It is such a simple design but it holds a fun surprise for the recipient! The Free SVG kit also contains a printable file, I shared that back on this post along with a video on how to make it by hand with a paper cutter.

That’s all for today! Remember to visit Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff to snag your freebie and to save 50% on everything else! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

Try something new: a gatefold easel card! {video tutorial}

Happy Monday folks! I saw a really pretty card on a blog the other day (I’m so sorry I cannot find the card I saw, I went hunting for it again, so if you recently posted a pretty gatefold easel card on your blog leave me a link so I can check it out!)  I couldn’t get the lovely card off my mind so I decided to try to make one and came up with this. I used Lily digistamp from my Pretty Posies Digital stamp set for the center panel. By the way, Everything at Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff is 36% off through Wednesday! It’s my birthday sale! Anywhoo…on to the card:

 

Here it is closed:

 

Remove the band and open the flaps:

 

And pop up the easel, fun huh?

 

Do you know what else? It is really easy to make too, check out my video:

Here is the cutting, scoring template:

 

I tried to find out who originally came up with this idea and saw many more lovely cards (not the one that first inspired me tho!) so if you know who came up with this idea please leave a comment so I can credit them:) Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

PS don’t forget to check out the Birthday sale at Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff, 36% off everything in the shop…can you guess how old I am turning LOL?!?

Get Out Your Watercolors!

Let’s Paint! I love watercolors, the splashy vibrant color and the immediacy of creation is what hooks me every time. Unlike oils or acrylics they are always ready to go when I am! This painting is done in watercolor but I applied the paint in different ways: painting, spraying, stenciling and spattering. I love the texture and interest these different methods give the piece.

Cyclamen Watercolor Painting Copyright 2012 Lindsay Weirich

I really believe that anyone can paint, you just need to give it a go! If you don’t think you can draw well enough you can print out a digital stamp (there are lots of great ones that would be perfect for watercoloring in my Fancy Flowers set) and transfer it to your painting surface with graphite paper. I almost always draw it on a scrap first and then trace it so I know I have the drawing again if I mess up or if I want the pattern to use in a class. I mixed watercolor in a spray bottle with water to use with my stencils and I also sponged on some thicker watercolor. Normally I do not use white watercolor but in this case I did to mimic the velvety soft petals in the flowers and for the polka-dot stencil. As a final touch I added some stamping. No rules, just paint! Just remember, it’s only a piece of paper!

Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

50% off at Lindsay’s, a freebie and new Christmas products!

Howdy folks, I know it is a bit too early to start thinking about Christmas…well, unless, that is, you are selling at craft fairs and in that case you need cute packaging ASAP! And today is the perfect time to grab your needed supplies because it is 50% off today at Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff! I was asked by a crafty customer to come up with some printables for her to sell her movie gift kits at craft fairs so I came up with the Holiday Bazzar set. How cute would it be to wrap a few bags of microwaved popcorn, soda bottles and candies and package them in one of those large plastic popcorn boxes from the dollar store, you could throw in a DVD too for a super cute and inexpensive gift!

If you wanted to really spread some holiday cheer you could leave the baskets on a friends doorstep with a note saying “You’ve Been Elfed!”, the 5″x7″ notes in the kit would be perfect for that! You can also used the cards for invitations to a cookie swap and recipe cards!

If you want a cute gag gift for the folks in the office how about some reindeer poop? I found this funny poem online that you can print and slip in the bag:

I woke up with such a scare when I heard Santa call…
“Now dash away, dash away, dash away all!”
I ran to the lawn, and in the snowy white drifts,
those nasty reindeer had left “little gifts”.

I got an old shovel and started to scoop
Neat little piles of “reindeer poop.”
but to throw them away seemed such a waste,
So I saved them, thinking you might like a taste!

As I finished my task, which took quite a while,
Old Santa passed by and he sheepishly smiled.
And I heard him exclaim as he rose to the sky~~~
“Well, they’re not potty trained, but at least they can fly!”

 

For the kids you might like to send them to school with “Snowman Soup” for their teacher and classmates! I found a poem for this too:

Snowman Soup
Was told you’ve been real good this year.
Always glad to hear it!
With freezing weather drawing near,
You’ll need to warm the spirit.
here’s a little Snowman Soup
Complete with stirring stick.
Add hot water, sip it slow.
It’s sure to do the trick!

Isn’t that cute! Both of the poems I found at The Organized Home.com.

Here is a look at the new printable kit and some other Christmas products you might enjoy, remember they are 50% off today only and two of the below products are freebies!

Holiday Bazzar Craft KitChristmas Follies Clips & CuttingPretty Packaging SVGFun Favors SVGWinter Wear SVG freebieNifty Gifties SVGGingerbread House SVGHoliday Sweets Party PrintablesVintage Christmas LabelsWee AlbumsHomemade Holidays Paper PackChic Calendar Scrapbook kitBox Bonanza!Envelope Bonanza!Recipe Cards & Folio SVG3-D Advent Calendar and Favor KitChristmas Cookies Freebie

It’s been a while since I had a freebie so here are 2 sheets of tags you can use for your holiday gifts and packaging:

click the preview to download;)

While you are on the topic of holidays Halloween is right around the corner. Check out these spooky sets also 50% off today:

Halloween Odds 'n Ends Digital Stamp FreebieMasquerade Mask SVGHalloween Favors SVGVintage Halloween LabelsStampunk SVG TemplatesBold Black & White PapersHalloween Doodles StampsClassic Fall Clips & Cutting

Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

Spooky Stair-Step card and 30% Off Today!

Happy Labor Day folks! I am recovering from taking my kids to the fair yesterday, they had a blast and as much as I really don’t like the fair I managed to have a good time too. Plus I had my yearly indulgence of “King & Queen” french fries…there is something about a fair that makes it OK to eat horrifying garbage ;) Darn, though those are the best fries LOL! Since it is a holiday in the states I want to celebrate by offering you 30% off everything at Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff. I designed a new digistamp set called Halloween doodles and here is a card I made with it today:

This is a stair step card and it is very easy. I remembered that I bought a DCWV Halloween mat stack last year and all of the papers were 6.5″x4.5″ and made of very sturdy patterned cardstock. I think for making cards these smaller pads are the way to go because the patterns are scaled smaller which tends to look nicer than the large-scale prints on a card. Also you have less waste afterward. Normally I just used scraps leftover for scrapbooking to make cards with because I hate to cut into a 12×12 sheet of paper just for a card so with the mat stacks there is no waste (and no guilt!) I even trimmed the border strip and the sentiment from paper in the stack and saved the scraps for another card…thrifty! I colored the digistamp image with my trusty Promarkers.

As you can see from the side-view of the card it is 3-D. The nice thing about this is that it will fold flat for mailing. Here is how I made the card:

  1. Cut a piece of cardstock 6.5″ wide (because my matstack background was 6.5″ wide, you can adjust the width to fit the size you want to make) by 11″ long.
  2. Score the card at 2.5″, 5″, 6.5″, 8″, 9″.5 and accordion fold on the score lines. Compare that to the above photo.
  3. Adhere your backing paper to the second fold panel as shown.Embellish the other fronts of the folded panel as desired.

Notice that my background panel sticks up over the folded panel, if you paper is too lightweight just back it with cardstock. It is very easy to make and adds a punch to the design!

 

This card qualifies for the following challenges: Crafting When We Can, One Stitch At A TimeClearly Inspired, Stampin For The Weekend  and the color inspiration from Sketchy Colors.

Have a safe Labor Day, Remember 30% off everything at LSS til midnight! Til next time happy crafting!

I’m “batty” & 40% off!

Silence…my kids are back to school today, time for a second cup of coffee and some peace and quiet, ahhhhh. Rather than have another back to school project for you today I thought I’d fast forward a bit and show you a Halloween card I made with my new digital stamp set Halloween Doodles, that set is 40% off along with EVERYTHING at Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff today {August 31st} only!

 

I had a nice time making this card. I like to listen to audio books while I craft and I was listing to a very creepy one (Cujo by Stephen King) while I was making this. First I colored the bat with 4 shades of purple promarkers then I masked the bat and moon and colored the sky with inkpads.

TIP: When you wan to mask a digistamp simply stick a post-it note over the image (you will be able to see through it enough) and trace the outline, then cut out the shape and stick it over the image you want to mask, easy!

I punched a 1.5″ circle (of post-it note) to mask the moon and dabbed away with several shades of blue ink pad over the masked bat and moon. then I used a foam dauber to swirl in some clouds. Finally I finished it off with white colored pencil to give the clouds more shape and the moon more definition.

 So, if you liked that be sure to grab the Halloween Doodles set or anything else that strikes your fancy at Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff for 40% off today! Here are some products you might enjoy:

 Halloween Doodles StampsApple For Teacher SVGGothic Arch SVGBold Black & White PapersPretty Packaging SVGBoo Banner FreebieTeacher's Helper SVGHalloween Favors SVGVintage Halloween LabelsSteampunk Stamps

Today’s project qualifies for the following challenges:  Creative Card Crew, Digital Tuesday, Partytime Tuesdays, Passion For Promarkers Challenge, Tuesday Throwdown, Daisy Doodles Creative Challenge, Haunted Design House Macabre Mondays, Hooked on Crafts, Make it Monday, Stamps R Us, Aly’s Sunday Challenge, Corrosive Challenges and One Stitch At A Time

Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff Design Team Projects & new STAMPS!

It  has been a treat to open my email this week, so many gorgeous projects from my design team, have a look and you will see what I mean. The ladies really outdid themselves this week using products from Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff. Two of the sets used are freebies too!  But first I want to show you a brand new set of digital Stamps called Halloween doodles:

It’s been a while since I designed some new stamps, it was fun to get the old sketchpad out!

Design Team Projects!

First up is Tracey with a gorgeous tag made with Sewing Bits SVG, Sew Much Fun stamps and the Shipping tag freebie:

Here is a cheerful card by Cindi using the Fancy Flower set:

I love the funny card from Micki using the Crafty Tools and Puns set…do you feel lucky punk?

I-have-a-gun

Karin’s card this week uses a freebie you can snag on this post that coordinated with the Coffee Talk digistamp set:

Make sure you stop by Karin’s blog because the made the most beautiful party favors, check out this 3-D cake!

Jennifer made a sweet tag using the chickadee digital stamp:

Diane has been busy with the card crafting, she has two cards to share today! This one used the Sewing Bits SVG on this card:

And I LOVE the punch of graphic goodness of this card using Mod Summer Papers and this eye chart freebie also by Diane:

Here is a look at the Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff sets the designer’s used today:

Sewing Bits SVGSew Much Fun StampsShipping Tag SVG FreebieFancy Flowers Digital StampsCrafty Tools & Puns StampsCoffee Talk Digital Stamp SetCake Box Favors SVGChickadee Digital StampMod Summer Papers

You can find out more about the projects featured here today by visiting the designers blogs (you might as well make a pot of coffee, relax and plan to spend some time because these girls have brilliant projects all throughout their sites, just to warn you). thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

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