Posted on November 30, 2008 by thefrugalcrafter
Hi Folks. I just got an email from Oriental Trading Co. offering free shipping on ANY size order for 4 days. They have tons of scrapbooking, stamping and general crafting stuff, a lot of beads and kid craft project kits sure to keep the little ones entertained over the holidays.
Here are the details: Order online by 11:59 p.m. CT, December 3, 2008, to get free standard shipping on any purchase, within the contiguous U.S. enter keycode WC97542 during checkout. This offer is not valid on purchases made with any other offers. Additional charges will apply for express shipping methods and items shipped directly from our suppliers.
Happy shopping and crafting too!
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Posted on November 28, 2008 by thefrugalcrafter
It’s that time of the year again! Black Friday the official start to the Christmas season. I’m spending this day crafting with my kids rather that hitting the sales. I took some time this morning to make an element for my Christmas cards. I found a nifty word search maker on line and created a Christmas word search for my handmade Christmas cards. Of course you could make a Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or winter themed search too. After you create the search you can right click on it to save it then print as many as you want. Here is one I made.
Word Search Freebie, Credits: Fonts: Arial, DB Banners 2, DB Dainty Swirls, Celeste, Word Search Maker: http://www.griddler.co.uk
Till next time happy crafting;)
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Posted on November 26, 2008 by thefrugalcrafter
So yesterday I said I would reveal a great craft website I found…well here it is, its called Go Make Something and it’s purpose is to inspire. This weeks challenge was to make something inspired by a map. Here is what I made:
Travel Cigar Box by Lindsay Weirich (top view)
(Front View) Stamps: Inkadinkado, Hero Arts, Paper: Autumn Leaves
I didn’t make the following cards for the challenge but they match my box so here they are. The mica was a gift from my rock hound brother-in-law. I used Staz-On to stamp on it.
Card by Lindsay Weirich, Stamps: Inque boutique
Stamp on the mica with Staz-On, attach with eyelets. Fun!
I’m so glad I found this site. It is full of free printables and the challenges are awesome. I love the idea of a challenge blog but so many just focus on sketches and that’s not really my thing (Don’t get me wrong there is absolutely nothing wrong with sketches!) I think crafters of all mediums will find the Go Make Something website a gift.
I’ll be enjoying my tofurky tomorrow and I wish all of you a safe happy Thanksgiving. Thanks for stopping by and until next time happy crafting!
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Posted on November 25, 2008 by thefrugalcrafter
I made this card for a dear friend’s birthday and I had such fun making it I thought I would share my templates.
Card by Lindsay Weirich, Stamps: Inkadinkado, PSX, Paper: Autumn Leaves
Of course I cut it in SCAL using my Cricut but it is easy enough you cut the base of the card by and too and you will find this bracket card very versatile. I’ve used it for many designs. Here are the templates:
Print and cut version
bracket card scut file
Bracket frame SVG file (you need to have this in order to use the scut file, this is also the bracket frame on the front of the card.)
The cute deer file is available at Denise’s blog.
The butterfly is from a dingbat font and the label is from the cricut cartridge “Home Accents”.
Here is a card I made with the scraps.
Card by Lindsay Weirich 2008. Stamps: Inkadinkado, Punch: Anna Griffin
Now for the deals:
Wal Mart will have the Cricut Expression for $199 on Black Friday.
Jo-Anns will have the Original Cricut for $99 Friday-Sunday and cartridges for $37. The flyer did not say “while supplies last” so if you want something you should be able to get a raincheck.
I am planning a day of crafting with my kids tomorrow (no school) and perhaps I’ll share some of our creations..that is if they are not going to be Christmas gifts (we wouldn’t want to spoil the surprise!) And I found a great website that I want to share with you full of freebies and crafty goodness so stop back tomorrow. Until then happy crafting!
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Posted on November 24, 2008 by thefrugalcrafter
The new issue of Vamp Stamp News and in it is a card I made! Yay! I is the first card I have submitted to that magazine and they used it, I’m thrilled!
December 2008 issue of Vam Stamp News
3-D Christmas Tree Cards by Lindsay Weirich (yay!)
Now take a close look at the cover…see the beautiful Santa card in the corner? Well fellow The Rubber Cafe Design Team Member Lisa Somerville made that one, you go cover girl! I’ll be back later with a free template and card to share, I just couldn’t wait to share my happy mail!
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Posted on November 23, 2008 by thefrugalcrafter
Happy Sunday everybody! It sure is a happy one for me, a scare landed one of my daughters in the hospital for a couple of days but we are all home safe and sound now! Of course she enjoyed her stay there so much she didn’t want to leave! She loved having momma’s undivided attention for 2 days strait! My other two kids loved hanging out with dad, and visiting us the the resort, eh I mean hospital, that they didn’t want us to come home either…Let’s face it they all were spoiled this weekend. Here is a card I made before all of the excitement. I used the freebie file folder for yesterdays post. I simply printed it, cut it out and embellished it.
Paper & Label by Lindsay Weirich, Stamp: All Night Media, Ribbon: Target
I cut the label (funky frame SVG) from the svg pack in cricut with my SCAL software. Remember when using a svg file you need to import it rather than open it. Then I typed “cool yule” in font Impact and cut it from white cardstock. I stamped it using my brush markers then spayed it with my homemade shimmer spray. I also cut the scallop circle with my cricut and the cute reindeer stamp is from All night Media.
Oh yes, and before my scare at the hospital I came across a wonderful website , Digital Image Plus, offering huge daily packs of vintage Christmas postcards! Love that! You can check them out here, be sure to snag them all! I need to go grab the ones I missed!
Take care, stay healthy and happy crafting!
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