A Kid’s Craft, a Freebie & a 40% Off Sale!

I was going to aim this craft to all of the teachers and moms out there but after I made it I have to say it was a ton of fun and I urge everyone to try it! I am teaching a craft program at the local library next week and I thought it would be fun to do Chinese New Year. I planned on the kids decorating “lucky money” envelopes, coloring dragon masks {for the preschoolers} and for the big kids we could make dragon puppets:

Wow, it was so fun to make the samples. The lucky money envelopes are freebies. I used the SVG in the kit to cut my envelopes from red paper but there is a printable version too if you do not have a die-cut machine. Also There is a full color printable with a Chinese dragon (2012 is the year of the dragon) on the back if you just want to print them and not have to decorate. BTW {shameless plug} Everything at Lindsay’s stamp Stuff is 40% off now through Sunday so after you snag that freebie be sure to have a look around at all of the new products I have added this month!

When I went looking for inspiration on making a dragon puppet I did an internet search and came across a cute template on the Martha Stewart website, well, there was no need to reinvent the wheel there!

Did you know you can cut PDF files with SCAL?

Oh yeah! I saved the PDF dragon template and imported into scal2 (click file-import-then pick the pdf file you want) and with a little tweaking (there is a rogue node on the dragon’s head, just drag it over to the node next to it and click union to make it one shape) I had a great file to cut! Note: I enlarged it and moved it around on my mat to make best use of space. I’d love to share the SVG but I don’t know if that would be cool with Martha.  :D You can check out her template and instructions here.

I love how the body is jointed so it wiggles and moves when you hold the sticks. I made a few changes in my puppet: I added crepe paper party streamers, they fly wonderfully when you are using the puppet and the pleated crepe paper adds more bulk without weight. I used skinny sticks because I had no chopsticks and I added glitter, sequins would be nice too I think;)

Here is a look at the  Lucky Money Envelopes Freebie:

In the preview you see the color version of the money envelope, for my project with the kids I am cutting them from red paper and they can stamp Chinese characters with gold pigment ink. The stamps I used are from About Art Accents. I heat embossed mine, I think I will let the kids try that too as long as I have an adult to man the heat gun :)

And be sure to snag lots of goodies at Lindsay’s stamp Stuff for 40% off! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

LSS Design Team Wrap Up!

Hello and happy Tuesday! The design team at Lindsay’s stamp Stuff has been busy lately making delightful cards and projects for you, let’s have a look shall we?

Up first we have Tracey with two cute projects:

A beautiful Journal and a lovely gift box using the Pretty primitive digital stamp set! The gift box also uses the Doodle flowers set and there are lots of great photos of the other sides of the box on her blog.

Karin is rockin’ the papers this week with this one using the Mod Summer Paper kit:

And another card using the bold black and white papers:

Jennifer puts her spin on the build-a-blossom kit with this awesome journal page:

And she also found time to make this richly colored chickadee card:

Cassandra has a lovely, cool, layered, steampunky,…well you just need to see it card using the Stempunk Style kit:

And last but not least Diane has two cute teacher classroom ideas, first is a reward chart using Bold Black & White papers and the SVG files from the Cupcake Carrier set:

And check out this cute banner made for her daughter’s classroom made with the Movie party banner kit, I think Diane get’s an A+ on these projects!

Here is a look at the Lindsay’ s Stamp Stuff  products the designers used today:

Doodle Flowers Digital Stamp SetPretty Primative Digital Stamp SetMod Summer PapersBuild A Blossom SVGBold Black & White PapersChickadee Digital StampSteampunk StampsCupcake Carrier SVGMovie Banner & Wrappers!

You can see more photos of the design team’s projects on their personal blogs (ans see all the other crafty stuff they have been up too!) I think all of their projects are so inspiring! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

Back to School in Style!

Newsflash: Everything at Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff is 40% off til Midnight Sunday!

I know…It’s only August but before you know it the kids will be getting on the school bus for their first day of school. I used the SVG die cuts in the Apple For Teacher kit to make some cute back to school goodies:

I love the gift bags, you can fill them with goodies for teacher or supplies for kids, I think it would be really sweet to make a bag like this for a pre-schooler who want’s to go to school with the “big kids” but is too young so they can play school anytime they like.

It is still summer and I’m making sure my kids stay on track with their reading. That’s why I designed this bookmark with a slot cut into it so my beginning readers can isolate one line as they read, now that they are starting on chapter books it is easy to lose their place and this really helps. Teachers can make these up and laminate them so they will hold up through the school year and still be see-through.

These sweet apple clips can be used as bookmarks too if you like! Also you get a plain paper clip and a plain apple SVG die cut so you have more versatility!

But that’s not all, I know not everyone has a die cut machine so I included full color printables in this kit, just print, cut and glue! As always you also get outline black and white templates too ;) Here is a look at the Apple For Teacher kit:

Apple For Teacher SVG

You might also like Teacher’s Helper SVG set too:

Teacher's Helper SVG

I hope I inspired you to create a little back to school treat this year!

Don’t forget the 40% off sale on at LSS through Midnight Sunday! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

Clever Customers: Mod Paperie!

There is a talented crafter I think you should meet: Thienly Azim the writer of the Mod Paperie blog. Her die cut crafts are stunning, take a peek at these projects and you will see what I mean! Check out these cute shoes (don’t ou want to wear them!) the used the High-Heel Shoes SVG from Lindsay’s stamp Stuff on it:

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And look at her cute diaper favor using the Sweet Baby SVG set:

And her latest project used the Party lantern SVG set from Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff and some cute clip art svg die cuts from Lettering Delights for embellishments.

Here is a look at the SVG sets she used from Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff:

Sweet Baby SVGParty Lantern SVG3-D High-Heel SVG

Thanks so much Thienly for sharing your amazing projects with us today! Til next time happy crafting!

25% off all weekend!

I hope you are having a nice weekend (A long one for must of us in the States) and to celebrate everything at Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff is 25% off Saturday and Sunday!

I have a brand new set in the shop too: Bag Bonanza! You get 7 SVG and printable templates, look at what you can make:

Now let’s see a few of the Design Team Creations from this week! Here is Karin’s lovely heartfelt sympathy card using the Birds and Branches digital stamp set:

Next up is cute chic card from Rhonda, love the clean and fresh look using the bicycle image from the Posh ‘n Trendy digistamp set:

Diane has a fun Summer card using {what else?} the Summer Fun SVG set:

Now here is Cassandra with her pretty coffee themed tag using the Coffee Talk digistamp set:

Thanks for sharing part of your weekend with me! Remember the 25% off sale is going on until Sunday at midnight at Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff. Happy crafting!

Make Your Own: Memory Match!

Remember playing the game “Memory” when you were a kid? My kids love that game (and beat me every time we play…they say the mind is the first thing to go!) so when the parent-teacher group at my kid’s school asked me if I could make some large memory match cards to use at the spring fair I couldn’t resist! I grabbed some bright cheerful cardstock and used die cuts from Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff to make these:

The cards are 5″ square and will be laminated and adhered to a large board. Then they are making felt curtains to hang over each card so kids can lift the curtains rather than flipping the card. I can’t wait to see the big game board in action at the Spring Fair on Saturday, I’ll try to remember to snap a pic;)

You could make a special memory match game for any theme using die cuts, clip art and even photos! I embossed some of the shaped to add some fun textures. That would be great for babies and toddlers to play with!

I hope I got you brainstorming! Here are the SVG/clip art sets I used on this project:

Build A Blossom SVGSummer Fun SVGA Lttle Lovin' Clips & CuttingUp, Up & AwayBowling FunCupcake Carrier SVG

This project qualifies for the following challenges:

Crafts and Me, House That Stamps Built, Penny’s Paper-Crafty, Truly Scrumptious, Top Tip Tuesday, Tuesday Throwdown, DDH Challenges, and Kenny K Krafty Girlz

Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

Be the “Light” of the party!

When I came up with my new Party Lantern set I knew that I was going to have fun with it. The thing I love about it is that it’s quick to make and so fun and there is very little waste. I can cut 2 lanterns from one sheet of 12×12 cardstock using my Cricut machine and SCAL software:

 

But then I can take the leftovers and make invitations, cupcake toppers and place cards!

So, do you want to know how to make these? Well it is so simple, you get all the directions and scoring guides on the printable templates in the kit and you can cut the templates out with your die-cut machine too. Here are some step by step photos to help you out:

Gather Your Supplies-You Will Need:

Here are the kits I used on this set. I die cut the lantern templates with my Cricut and SCAL software but you can use MTC or fairy cut if you prefer. There is a plain lantern in there too so if you want to put your own custom shape in it you can (like maybe a monogram letter or a heart or whatever.)

Party Lantern SVG

I printed the diamond pattern from this kit, I was able to fill the windows on 3 lanterns with the paper I printed on one 8.5″x11″ sheet of vellum. I get plain white vellum in a 50 sheet pack at JoAnns (The Paper Co. brand) for about $10.

Up, Up & Away Papers

And for fun I cut a cupcake wrapper from this free set, YAY, freeeeee!

Cupcake SVG Freebie

This set qualifies for the following challenges: ABC Challenge –  U is for Underneath(we see the underside of the lanterns in the tutorial), Crafty Creations, Digistamps 4 Joy , Penny’s Paper-Crafty andSisterhood of Crafters  - Let it Shine (the lanterns shine al right;)

 

BTW, how do you like the blue backdrop? I just repainted my kitchen yesterday a fabulous bright blue…I’m thinking that’s a good enough reason to have a party, don’t you?

Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

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