Make Your Own: Baker’s Twine!

Hello folks! I spent a good part of the afternoon making beautiful bakers twine with plain cotton thread (#10 crochet cotton) and my ProMarkers. Check it out, it looks like the real deal, no?

I found a great video tutorial from UKmaryanne on you tube and she showed how to turn ordinary crochet cotton string (you can get a big honkin’ ball of it for about $3 at the craft store) into lovely striped twine, now why didn’t I think, of that!?!  Here is her video:

I decided that I needed to use my new twine straight away so I made up a few “kid’s cards” using some of my new PinkPersimmon stamps:

I just LOVE this twine!

Check out the orange flag and button, I heated up fun-foam and stamped it to make 3-D squishy embellishments.

Here is a closer look at the button:

Well, that was my fun for the day. Thanks to UKmaryanne for sharing her totally awesome baker’s twine idea, I do hop you’ll try it, it is such fun and s quick to make and it looks just like the real thing for a fraction of the cost!

Today’s projects qualify for the following challenges: A Spoonful Of Sugar, Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge , Top Tip Tuesday, Bunny Zoe’s Crafts (bright cards for boys), Incy Wincy Designs, KB Cute Monday, Stamp with Fun , Aly’s Sunday Challenge, Card Cupids (pastels-pink and green cards), Pile It On , Fussy and Fancy, Paper Cutz, Art Impressions Stamps Challenge  and Aud Sentiments Challenge

Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

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Easy Easter Centerpieces!

Want to spruce up your Easter table with a recycle craft you can make with your kids? Check out this easy centerpiece made with ordinary craft supplies and recycled materials:

Check out my Video to see how easy it is to make!

The Chick and egg image I used is  free from Vintage Image craft and can be found here.

This project qualifies for the following challenges: Creative Stamp Friends, House Mouse Challenge, Lexi’s Creations, Make it Monday with Kraft Outlet, Stamp-N-Doodle, Crafty Pad, Creative Inspirations, Kenny K Krafty Girlz, Paper Sundaes, Sparkles Forum.

Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

LSS Weekly Wrap Up {yay!}

Happy Sunday folks! What better way to wind down the weekend then by seeing what the Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff design team has been up to. First up is Micki with a beautiful Vintage Alice card:

Easter-Card-Alice-Style

Karin used her favorite flower image from the set Fancy Flowers from Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff today, isn’t it sweet!

My sweet friend Jennifer, who has had awful internet problems all week, made this lovely card with the flourished peacock stamp for us today. What a trooper Jennifer!

Rhondacouldn’t decide on one card to make this week so she made 3! She used Fancy Flowers found HERE, Steampunk Style  HERE, Sweet Stuff found  HERE, and Around Phrases found  HERE

And last but not least, Diane with a very artsy arch using the new Gothic Arch SVG set and Bold Black and White PApers:

Such fabulous inspiration this week! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

Summer Lovin’-Had me a Blast…

Wow, I just realized that summer vacation is just 2 months away! Wow, where did the year go!?! Last summer was awesome weather-wise, we went swimming almost every day and I actually (gasp) had a tan! I’m hoping for another warm sunny summer again this year and while I was on this train of thought I came up with the new Summer Fun SVG & Printable template set!

I love the 3-D flowers, I think I might make some out of felt and put them on hair clips 🙂

Last weekend I bought bubbles for my kids and I snapped a few pics of them playing outside with them…oh yes, I feel a scrapbook page coming on!

You get this whole set of Printable and SVG crafting Templates including:

  • 3-D Paper Beach Pail Favor
  • 3-D Hibiscus Flower
  • Flip Flop Card and Single left and right flip-flops
  • Beach Ball Card and plain Beach Ball die cut
  • Beach Pail Card
  • Bubble bottle and Bubble wand paper piecing die cut.
  • Happy Sunshine with sunglasses layered die cut.
The SVG files have been tested in Sure Cuts a Lot (SCAL), Make the Cut (MTC), and Fairycut software and will work with your Cricut TM and other compatible die cutters with the above software.

You get the entire Summer Fun set for $5!

Thanks for Stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

Customer Spotlight and 40% off Today Only!

Surprise! It’s a spring Sale at Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff, save 40% off everything today only:

Now on with the show! I got an email from a lovely customer this week who made some beautiful centerpieces for her students based on my Blue and Gold Cub Scout centerpieces. Crafty teacher Elaine Porter used SVG die cuts from the Bowling Fun Clip Art and SVG set on her fabulous creations.

Here is what Elaine Porter said about these stunning centerpieces:

“These were the table decorations for the end-of-the-year banquet for The Colony High School Cougar Alley Kats Bowling Team and Club.  The Colony is a small city, pop. 30,000, just north of Dallas.  We bowl at Lakes Lanes, our local bowling center, here in town.  I’m the AP Spanish teacher at TCHS.  I’ve been there 25 years!  My how time flies!”

“I used a baggie filled with birdseed inside the paper box to weigh it down and then used floral foam and scrap paper on top of that.  The kids on the team came over during their Spring Break vacation (that’s dedication!) to help make the paper rosettes.  They were very proud of their work!  And I used your .svg files that I bought on the MyGrafico site for the shoes and bowling balls.
Thanks for the idea and the tools to make it happen!  You’re the best!”

“My motto is: If something I create makes someone else smile, then it was worth the time and effort to do it! 🙂

My kids on the bowling team were so proud of the table decorations they made that they took home most of them! We’ll definitely do this again because not only was it fun to do, but the kids learned that anyone can be creative if you just take the time to be adventurous and try something new!”

Thanks so much Elaine for sharing your creative project with us today! What lucky students you have 🙂

Here is a look at the Bowling Fun kit and matching papers:

Bowling FunBowling fun Papers

Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

Quick Cricut Crafts {for kids!}

Try saying that 3 times fast LOL! Well, it is finally feeling like Spring around here and that means the kids want to be on their bikes everyday. The bikes they love, the helmets….not so much. So in an effort to make my daughters a little more thrilled with them I let them decorate their own:

This was so easy 😛 and they did most of the work themselves. I let them use my gypsy (it’s handheld and has a screen so of course they use it better than I do) and they picked the designs they wanted.  Then I cut the shapes from self adhesive vinyl. You can purchase colored vinyl online but I use scraps from a local sign and banner shop. They give me the scraps that are too small to put in their machines {yay free!} and these smaller sizes are perfect for my cricut. I have purchased vinyl (the chalkboard vinyl and glow in the dark is so cool!) from oh my crafts and EAD designs and their brands are really nice too.  Anyway if you are cutting vinyl on your cricut you need to set the depth at 2 or 3 and pressure at low (or 2) because you want to cut through the vinyl but not the backing paper. After it is cut pull of the waste (area around the decals) then you can let the kids stick their decals where they like. On the swirly flourish I first pressed contact paper on the decal while it was on the backer sheet and picked it up then with it still on the contact paper I pressed it on the helmet making sure it adhered in the grooves. Tat decal was the only ones the kids couldn’t peel and stick because it would have ripped. Instead of contact paper you can use transfer tape that comes with craft-store purchased vinyl. You can decorate all kinds of stuff with vinyl like rubber boots, sports equipment, toys, you name it plus it is waterproof! To remove it simply heat it with a hair dryer and peel it off.

Another fun craft you can do with the kids and your cricut is to die cut paper piecing patterns and let them make cards for birthdays. Here I used the Once Upon a Princess cart (I caved when it went on sale for $17 at oh my crafts) and die cut the castle and frog out of pretty colors to match (close enough) the wrapping paper we chose for a birthday Saturday. To make any shape into a card using a gypsy simply take the base layer of the design copy and paste it so you have 2, make sure both shapes are welded, mirror the one on the left and line them up side by side and let them overlap enough so they will be connected when you cut it out, that is where you will fold your shaped card. You kids will have fun gluing on the rest of the design as mine did. So easy!

Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

LSS Weekly Wrap-up {finally!}

What a week, I can’t believe it is Sunday already. We spent the morning at the girl scout cookie booth and then had company in the afternoon. I have been looking forward to sharing the Lindsay’s stamp Stuff design team projects all week (two use free digis!) so without further ado here they are:

First up is Margie with a fashionable scrapbook page using the Sew Much Fun Kit:

Now here’s Tracey with a black and white beauty using the bold black and white papers kit:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And check out Micki’s Cool tile transfer using the strawberries and watermelon set:

Here is Karin with a Funky Flower card using this freebie that coordinates with the Doodle Flowers stamp set:

And Rhonda’s card also uses a freebie, check out her coffee inspired card that coordinates with the Coffee talk kit:

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That was some great inspiration, what an awesome team! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

 

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