WOYWW! A Valentine Freebie!

Is it Wednesday already? It sneaks up on you, same with valentine’s day, one minute it’s Christmas and the next minute I have 3 kids in need of valentines for their classmates. I designed a free printable sheet that will make 4 valentines that are easy enough for the kids to make, I even have a quick video to show you how at the end of this post.

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You can download the freebie here. You could also print the design on plain paper and wrap 4 candy bars with it or just fold it in half if you did not want to use candy (no candy on Valentines day? The horror!) After you print the sheet you just need some adhesive and a bit of ribbon, the  camouflage ribbon I used is from Papermart. OK here is what you have come here to see today on What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday, my lovely desk:

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As you can see I have remnants of the freebie valentines, some knitting themed stamps for a hybrid crochet paper project I have planned for my kids knitting class tonight and some old brittle friendly plastic that I think I have found a use for. The coffee cup warmer does a really nice job of melting it, I cut up an old silicone mat to use as a liner and the silicone muffin cups are also great to malt stuff like UTEE in and non stick. As you can see I am not the type of girl to spend $40 on a melting pot LOL! I am also going to try to melt wax for candle making in it too. If an appliance is going to earn it’s keep on my overcrowded craft table it needs to do more than warm my cuppa joe!

OK now on to the video:

See, that was easy now wasn’t it? What I love is that you can do the same technique with any paper you like!

Patriotic Valentine Freebie!

Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

Calling all procrastinators! A freebie for you!

Let’s see a show of hands…who intended to, but has not made their Christmas cards yet? That many? Wow! Well don’t fear because I have 2 easy card designs that you can copy. Make them today and mail them tomorrow..well, tomorrow is Sunday, OK mail ‘um Monday.  The first card features the likeness of our favorite holiday Grinch:

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I made an SVG die cut and printable sheet for the Grinch eyes, you can download it for free here. All you do is cut a sheet of green cardstock in half and fold (you get 2 cards this way) then glue on the eyes in the center of the card base. Draw on a smile, nose and angry eyebrows and glue a green feather on the forehead if you have one.  Your recipient is sure to get a chuckle when they open this card!

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This next design is more traditional. Again, cut a sheet of red cardstock in half and fold in half to get 2 card bases. Then I used a rotary wavy cutter to cut 1.5″ strips of felt (I used a wave rather than a scallop blade so both sides of the cut would look the same and I would not waste felt…yeah, I know it is only .25 cents a sheet but still, why waste?) If you don’t have felt you can use paper, or cotton balls, whatever! Use a hot glue gun to attach it down the center of your card. Add a strip of black cardstock for a belt and a gold buckle. I used a large square punch to punch my gold paper then cut around it with scissors to make a buckle. I dressed it up with holly die cuts and a red sequin.

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These cards are quick and inexpensive and fun to make with the kids. I hope you give them a try this year! BTW, use thick and tacky glue and not hot glue if the kids are helping! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

Santa S’mores, a Freebie & 50% off!

Well, now that was a fun attention getting title! I wanted to share the “Santa S’mores” I made (and sold out of) at the craft fair last weekend. They are cute, fun and very easy to make because you can download the sheet of 12 s’more labels I made for this project for free here!

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Also I made chocolate covered pretzels, basically dip pretzel rods in chocolate and drizzle on more in other colors. You can get crazy and add sprinkles too..whatever floats your boat:)

You will need: Graham crackers, chocolate bars, marshmallows (I tried to find Christmas marshmallow peeps when I was buying supplies but they were not out yet but ACmoore had Christmas trees and snowmen…that would have been cuter than the shaped marshmallows I used), zip-top sandwich bags, 6″x6″ squares of Christmas scrapbook paper and a stapler.

Here’s how:

  1. Put ingredients in baggie and zip shut.
  2. Fold the scrapbook paper in half, place over the zipper top and staple.
  3. Tape label to SB paper topper.

Easy, peasy and a cute gift for classmates, teachers, scout leaders or the bus driver. Who doesn’t want a s’more?  That’s why they are called s’mores because you always want some-more!

Now that I have lured you here with candy :) I will shamelessly plug the 4 day sale in my shop, 50% off everything at Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff! Crafting templates, digital stamps, painting kits, SVGs, party kits, you name it, if I sell it it’s on sale!

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Here are some kits that might strike your fancy:

Gift Card SVGLearn To Paint: Winter Chickadee
Vintage Wine LablesLearn to Paint: Magnolias

Holiday Bazzar Craft KitExploding Box SVG
Christmas Follies Clips & Cutting3-D Snowflake SVG

Learn to Paint: CrocusGingerbread House SVG
Learn to Paint: Blue Bunting3-D Advent Calendar and Favor Kit
Fun Favors SVGWee Albums

Vintage Christmas LabelsGothic Arch SVG

The sale runt through Sunday so don’t wait! Finish up your Christmas crafting while you save 50% at Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

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Last-Minute Valentines & a FREEBIE!

 Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day, don’t panic! Here are a few last minute cards & favors you can whip up tonight. Here is a teacher’s valentine using the library pocket from the Valentines Galore SVG set:

 

I love the sweet pockets, you could use them for anything. I think they would be sweet holding a journaling tag on a scrapbook layout.

 

My girls have a Brownie meeting tomorrow so I thought they could make these quick cute lollipop cards tonight:

I got this stamp set for $5 when ACmoore was clearencing their stamp department, when I saw them I thought “valentines!” There is no coloring, you just stamp the outline then stamp the layers in differnt colors, cool! You can use any wild animal stamp you have on these cards tho.

 

You can stamp any wild animal on the card. You get 6 cards from one sheet of cardstock. Click on the picture below to download.

 

To download: Click on the picture, it will open a larger picture of this printable, then right click on the big pic and choose "save as"

My son is making the iPod valentines from the Valentines Galore kit, I have prepared all of the supplies he will need to make them in the photo below. This is a very easy project that uses few supplies; to make 24 valentines you only need 3 sheets of cardstock and string. You can cut 8 of the mp3 die cuts from the kit on each 8.5”x11” paper then mix and match the colors when you glue them on. Fast & frugal! The boxes of conversation hearts are 4/$1 at the supermarket or dollar store.

Here is a look at the Valentines Galore SVG and Printable template set, if you need to make some quick valentines tonight it will o the trick!

 Valentines Galore! SVG

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I have 3 dozen cupcakes to bake (and 3 expert cupcake decorators to help!) so I better get going on that! I hope you enjoy the freebie and til next time happy crafting!

 

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