Posted on April 26, 2015 by thefrugalcrafter
Hi Friends! I have been asked so many times to review the new KURETAKE Gansai Tambi Water Colours Set so as soon as Hallmark Scrapbook got some in stock I tried them out!
Crafters have been super excited to get their hands on these because of their rich vibrant color palette and ease of use. See what I think of them in this video.
Here is a look at the colors swatched out and you can see how vibrant the mixes are:
I recommend you swatch them out because the colors dry in the pans are misleading:
I really like how this layered flower turned out. To make the layered flower stamped and clear heat embossed 5 flowers (Blossom Beauty from Stampendous) and painted 4 with pink and red and one with yellow and green like I showed in the video. Then I simply cut out the flower parts and layered them. I used hot glue because it adds dimension.
I thought it would be pretty on a mother’s day card. I just got some new stamps from Altenew and ink by Lawn Fawn and I thought it would be fun to try them out too. I will also show you a border technique using stamp wheels and masking tape. I used color dusters but you can use sponges if you want. Watch the video to see how!
Here is a look at the finished card and envelope:
I hope this helped you make your mind up about the KURETAKE Gansai Tambi Water Color paints. I also hope you try layering up some of your flower stamps. If you don’t have stamp wheels but want to try the border techniques just apply the tape first and stamp repeatedly with any stamps you have. Let me know what you link in the comments and til next time happy crafting!
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Posted on April 25, 2015 by thefrugalcrafter
Hi friends! If you left a comment on my 2015 classes page I emailed you yesterday to let you know my watercolor for stampers classes were open for registration. I wanted to make sure that anyone interested could get a spot so if you want to take the class you can sign up on the Heirloom Productions website. Here is a quick video to tell you all about it:
If you have crafty friends in the Northeast please let them know and help me spread the word. This is my first time teaching at this convention and I really want it to be successful! I will be attending the convention all weekend so if you are there shopping and you see me please say “howdy!” Here are previews of the projects we will make in the classes. Each class is $35 and there is no overlap between classes so you can take them both (as long as there is still room!) I will provide the supplies for use in the class but I recommend bringing your own scissors and adhesive for the techniques class.
Tip: if you are buying tickets and signing up for multiple classes be sure to click the back button after clicking on the class you want so you can have everything on one order (they charge a $1 processing fee per order) so you can save a few bucks and that means more money for stamps LOL!
Class size is limited to 24 so please sign up early to be sure you will get a spot! Check out the Heirloom Productions website to register, thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!
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Posted on April 23, 2015 by thefrugalcrafter
Hi friends! I can hardly believe that May 1st is next week! I have been preparing for a craft show on the 2nd and I am not quite ready for it (more on that tomorrow) but I always get there in the end. I have a craft fair superpower, the crafty ninja takes over and it all gets done LOL! Tonight though I am going to share a modern twist on the classic May basket:
I used empty clear pails and other supplies from our sponsor Papermart to make this happen. Watch how easy it is!
I hope you enjoyed the craft fail share at the end. You know how I love to keep it real:)
1. Measure the can you are decorating and cut a rectangle that size out of paper.
2. Decorate the template with crepe paper and ribbon.
3. Roll up the template and insert into the pail and press to the edges.
4. Cut a piece of tissue and insert it in the pail and fill with candy.
5. Wrap pipe cleaners around the handle for a splash of color!
Leave this fun treat on a neighbors doorstep on May 1st! I hope you enjoyed this fun project and til next time happy crafting!
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Posted on April 22, 2015 by thefrugalcrafter
Hi friends! I just realized that with all of the internet content I have posted over the years I have not shared a single cat video! I am definitely not doing my fair share. Also my crafts have been kinda spendy lately so I decided I would remedy both of those issues with today’s video.
National Hairball Awareness Day is this Friday April 24th and it is meant to remind you how proper grooming of your cat can help prevent hairballs which are yucky and stressful for your cats. If my silly video makes you remember to brush your cats then mission accomplished! If you need a brush check out the complete line of deShedding products from FURminator. You will find the perfect one for your pet along with other grooming essentials.
I want to thank the folks at FURminator for sponsoring this video and for caring so much about the animals we love. Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!
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Posted on April 21, 2015 by thefrugalcrafter
Hi Friends! I sat down to craft with these new Pop Up Kitties Stamps and Dies from Stampendous and everything was fine until I added the bobble head and I was paralyzed by the cuteness.
A fluffy bouncy cat face was just too much and it had me smiling from ear to ear and ready to make more cards. And it is really easy too, I’ll share my quick Copic marker coloring trick and also how to add the dimension to this quick and easy card. I hope you give it a try because I think this is the kind of card that can really brighten some’s day.
I used action wobble springs to make the head bobble, they are a really cool product and will fold flat to mail but I have a DIY version tutorial here if you do not care about it being flat. You can find all of the animal stamps that Stampendous offers here. Thanks so much for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!
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Posted on April 20, 2015 by thefrugalcrafter
Hi friends! Today I will show you how to make a Bow-Tie Necklace:
You can even use this technique to make bows to put on barrettes and headbands too! Watch the video to see how.
1. Cut a 7″ and 2″ piece of gold ribbon. Glue the 7″ ribbon into a loop (right side out.)
2. Glue the edges of the short piece to the back. this will be the center for the bow.
3. Flatten and accordion fold the looped ribbon, then place it on the center strip.
4. Glue the strip around the pleated bow.
5. Cut 25″ of black chiffon ribbon and glue to the inside of the bow loops to make a necklace cord.
Thanks to Offray for sponsoring this post and til next time happy crafting!
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