Quick and easy banner cards!

I had some scraps left over from Thursday’s High Flying cards project so I made these:

I used my Cricut and SCAL software to cut out the banners and envelopes for this set, I used these sets from Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff on this set:

Up, Up & Away SVG set

Up, Up & Away Papers

Envelope Bonanza SVG and Printable envelope templates. The envelopes took seconds to cut and fold, I made the entire set in about 30 minutes!

To add the little letters to my banner I used my Studio G dollar wood mount alphabet sets. I was just at AC Moore the other day and they had tons of them! I have a bunch, now I just need to make myself use them more and these little banners are perfect for that!

Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

 

High-Flying Birthday Cards!

I never seem to have a premade kid’s birthday party card on hand when I need one (you know, like 30 minutes before said party) so I decided to make up a batch so I will always have some on hand (well, for the next 4 parties anyway!) I used the SVG cutting files from the Up, Up & Away Clip Art Set and the Brand new Up, Up & Away paper pack From Lindsay’s stamp Stuff to make these:

I printed 4 sheets of the Up Up & Away paper at 5″x5″, I love the way the paper looks scaled down! I took 4 sheets of 12×12 cardstock (blue, yellow, green and red) cut them in half and used one if the 6″x12″ pieces of each color for the card bases, then I took a 6″x6″ swatch of each color and arranged them on my 12″x12″ cricut  mat.

then I imported each file from the Up Up & Away Clip art/cutting file kit and broke it apart so I could move the shape to the section of the mat I wanted so it would cut out of the proper color. I saved the scut file for future use (I ALWAYS seem to need kids cards LOL!)

Then all I had to do was load the paper and press cut. I pieced all the parts together with glue and adhered them with foam tape to the prepared card bases. I used decorative edges scissors and paper punches to add a bit of flair to the cards. Here are close ups:

Todays project qualifies for the following challenges: Little Paper shop (die cuts),Patti’s creations (birthday), Stamping Royalty (pattern paper),  Totally Stampalicious (paper piecing) and Wee Memories (pattern paper).

Here is a look at the sets I used today:

When I was making the paper pack yesterday I made this paper but thought the black did not go well with the set but I liked the paper so here you go, enjoy, click on the pic to download.

Now let’s see what the Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff DT is up to today:

Cheryl Gorka DT Coordinator

Shannon Neparko

Margie Visnick

Tracey Allen

Leanne Garner

Tamara Bennett

Cindi Hooks

Micki Harper

Karin Martin

Jennifer Bliss

Rhonda Walker

Diane Bove

Laurel Seabrook

Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

Fancy Princess Craft!

My girls just love the Fancy Nancy books, who wouldn’t love a girl who makes life a little “fancier?” I was thinking of a fun craft to do with my girls and came up with this:

These would be fun to make at a birthday party or playdate! all you need to do is cut the mask, crown and stars ahead of time (I used my Cricut and SCAL software, the star is in the basic shapes menu and the mask is from my Masquerade SVG set and the Crown is from my Ooh La La SVG set) out of metallic poster board or cardstock then put out glue dots and embellishments out and let the girls have fun decorating them!

I used inexpensive embellishments I found at the Dollar Tree and other discount stores: rhinestones, metallic pipe cleaners, feathers, ribbon and faux pearl strands. I recommend also having glue dots on hand for the kids to use so they can wear their creations immediately!

To begin I loaded my 12×24 mat in my cricut, you can get 3 crowns 6 masks and 6 stars from one 12″ 24″ piece of poster board. You can get foil covered board too but you might need to order it online. Dollar stores also have poster board so check there first! You need to cut the board down to fit your mat, arrange the SVG files so they do not waste much paper and cut.

For the crown simply let the kids glue on rhinestone, sequins, trim (or whatever you like!) then wrap it around their head and tape it to fit when everything is dry.

For the wand wrap ribbon around a bamboo skewer and glue the ribbon at each end. Place a blob of hot glue (grownups only please) on one of the die cut stars and stick the pointy skewer end in it and cover it with the other die cut star. Let the kids add sparkles to the star.

The mask is super fun because they can hang it on their wall as a decoration after the party. Glue feathers on the mask from the back and decorate the front as desired. You can add a strap of elastic (get the cloth coated elastic cord made for jewelery making or narrow sewing elastic for this) to each side so the kids can wear the mask. Their hands will need to be free so they can wield the wands you know :)

Have fun with this project! The SVG die cuts I used are available for purchase at Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff, they come with printable templates too so you can still make them even without a cricut.

This project qualifies for the following challenges: AI Factory (die cut), Crafts and Me (glitter), Crafty Purple Frog (sparkle), Gingersnap Creations (haute couture) and  Tiffany Doodles (anything but a card)

Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

Another Christmas card…

Well, I have been on quite the Christmas kick lately huh? I’m sorry if you are tired of seeing these but when I saw the holiday card contest at Lettering Delights I couldn’t resist making one more to enter in the contest, they have $100 up for grabs, how’s that for an incentive? I used clip art from the Peppermint Holiday collection and some double-sided paper from Heidi Grace leftover from last year to make this card and envelope set:

If you want to try your luck at $100 just make a holiday card using any Lettering Delight products and upload it to their website. Good luck!

Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

 

Holiday Sweets!

Oh boy, I can’t wait for holiday parties in the kids classes, cookie swaps and all of the chances to get together and celebrate coming up in the next two months. I made this Holiday Sweets Party kit of printables to make holiday hosting a breeze! Are you ready to party?

You will be ready with this new Holiday Sweets Party Printables set. You can use this for classroom holiday and winter parties, birthday parties and more! You get:

1 sheet of 3 cupcake wrappers PDF

1 sheet of Pennats PDF (2 per sheet, print 2x for noel banner))

1 sheet with the four rosettes and “noel” letters for the pennants (PDF)

1 sheet of drink flags (PDF) 15 flags on one sheet

1 sheet of cupcake toppers (PDF) 12 toppers on one sheet

1 sheet with a party cracker favor box (PDF)

1 printable 5″x7″ invitation (full bleed-5.5″x7.5″ in JPG format for easy addition of text)

Print each sheet as many times as you want to accommodate your guests! It is fun, cute and super easy!Check out the Sweet Holiday Party Printables here, only $4.

Hey party planners, this kit is commercial use, as are all of the Lindsay’s stamp Stuff products available at MyGrafico. please see my terms of use :)

This project qualifies for the following challenges: ABC Christmas & OSSAT (winter), Challenge up Your Life (Blue & Green), Cute Card Thursday & Lexi’s Creations (anything goes), Scrapcreations (Christmas) and Moving Along With the Times (Nice & Bright.)

Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

Check out my prize from BIC!

Flu update-everyone is well and the house has been de-germed! Amidst my cleaning yesterday the UPS guy showed up with this, my awesome prize from Bic Mark-Its for being one of the winners of their pumpkin design contest:

Can you believe the loot! I love their markers (so much cheaper than copics for the same type of ink!) and I have wanted a set of the 36 ultra fine ones for a while but couldn’t find them and wow, they were in the pack too!  I recommend being a friend of their Facebook page because they have contests (like the one I won), giveaways and coupons (as if their prices weren’t good enough LOL!)

WEll, that is my excitement for the week, thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

A Flu and a Freebie…

ack! It’s my turn, after a fast-moving stomach flu went through my kids and hubby it is my turn. I am so glad I made this quick card earlier this week with my new Vintage Christmas Label stamp set…oh, everything in the Lindsay’s stamp Stuff shop at MyGrafico is 40% off today (Thursday) only so check out all of the new goodies I have added!

I used the sketch at 2sketches4you to make this quick and easy card, actually I made 6…well almost, the parts are laying on my craft table waiting to be glued but you get the idea-great design for batch cards. This card also qualifies for the following challenges: ABC (H is for holiday), Anything Challenge and Crafty Cardmakers (emboss it), BeeCrafty, Bunny Zoe, Digistamps4joy, Patti’s Creations, Pile it on, Stamp & Create, Whoopsie Daisy (Christmas), Catch the Bug, Fairytale Challenge, Iris’s Spot (anything goes), Crafty Creations (buttons) and Instyle Stamps (photo insparation).

Here is a look at Vintage Christmas LAbles set-you can cut them with your nesties too or hand cut them as I did, so easy! And don’t forget they are 40% off today only!

I made a freebie to share with you today (better to share the freebie than the flu right?) and it coordinates with the Vintage Christmas labels set, click the pic to download:

Now let’s see what the LSS DT has for us this week:

Cheryl Gorka DT Coordinator

Shannon Neparko

Margie Visnick

Tracey Allen

Leanne Garner

Tamara Bennett

Micki Harper

Karin Martin

Jennifer Bliss

Rhonda Walker

Diane Bove

Laurel Seabrook

Remember the 40% off sale is today only at Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff! Don’t miss out! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

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