Lindsay in HD! {let’s make stamps!}

**** 7/18/11 FYI I was at Target today and they have sets of 18 foam blocks in the dollar spot. They have one pack with different shapes and one package that are all square. I know some of you were having a hard time finding the blocks to use in this tutorial. The Dollar Store often have them too ๐Ÿ™‚ ***

Howdy all! I celebrated my 35th birthday on Sunday and my husband got me an HD video camera so I could shoot my crafty videos in style. The best part is that it has a better microphone so I no longer sound like I have a lisp in my videos. ๐Ÿ™‚ Here is my first attempt with the new camera:

So, can you notice a difference? Did the video take longer to load? I am really curious as I had to buy new software to edit my video since it shoots in MP4 and my old ULEADย Video Studio Pro did not support the file but good news, Corel (my fave editing software company) purchased Video Studio Pro and the new version works beautifully with the MP4 files and it is similar enough to my old software so the learning curve isn’t too bad…just goes to show you can’t go wrong with Corel! Here is a close up of the card shown in the video:

Wath the video to see how I made the blue and rust stamps using an embossing folder and a foam baby block from the dollar store!

Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!


33 thoughts on “Lindsay in HD! {let’s make stamps!}

  1. Great video Lindsay! I can definitely tell a difference! I love the technique, I had no idea that you could do that with the foam blocks, looks awesome!


  2. Another great tutorial Lindsay! The video looked beautiful and the sound was really improved. (Not that there was anything wrong with the old videos – this was just crisper.) Just saying – – Happy Birthday! Enjoy your new gift! Thanks for the tips!


  3. Your new set up is awesome-lisp is gone-loaded right up–very clear–hope you get the guest host gig, will keep my fingers crossed and I’ll be making a trip to the $ store, great way to use those texture plates that I ignore.


  4. What a great tutorial Lindsay and what a great idea!
    The video is great! now i must look, where i can buy this
    foam block (what a material is it?).

    greetings from germany, die hippe


    1. It is like craft foam but thicker, you can find it in the toy section of the dollar tree and other dollar stores or the baby section of a department store, it might be called “bath blocks” or foam building blocks:)


    1. Hi Louise,

      Any embossing folder should work fine. I suspect that you are not heating up the foam block hot enough or waiting too long before you press the heated foam block on the texture plate. This might seem like a silly question but you have the embossing folder open so you are pressing it on the texture right?

      So try this, use a heat gun to heat the block for 20 seconds, you might just need to put the heat gun closer to the block, then immediatly press it to the texture. Let me know if it does not work.

      Just making sure you have a foam block not a plastic or wood one. It has to be foam;)

      Good luck,



  5. Another great video, Lindsay! I have the Penscore blocks, but will be visiting my dollar store soon! Love your nails, too ๐Ÿ™‚


  6. Wow!! You just never stop amazing me! I can’t wait to get my hands on some foam blocks! Love your card!


  7. First, happy birthday (better late then never right)! Your video is awesome! Did not have any trouble watching it ๐Ÿ™‚ Cannot wait to find some foam to try this technique!


  8. Hi Lindsay, First I want to wish you a belated birthday soooooooooo
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY. I love the card. Foam blocks, what a great idea. I watched the video and it is really good -congratulations! Hope to see more from you.


  9. Thanks for another great video! I didn’t notice that it took any longer to load (in fact, it might have taken less time).

    I’ll have to try this sometime. I really like the button stamp you made.

    Do you find that these foam stamps use a lot of ink? Do they give a good impression? Yours are nice and bright, but I was wondering if you had to ink them extra to get them that way.

    Thanks again!


    1. no, they take about the same amount of ink as a nornal stamp, they are not pourus, the ink sits on top of the foam surface;)


  10. I enjoyed the content AND the new format – especially your now lisp-less voice! I always assumed you had some dental orthodonia and never thought it might be the quality of the video! i appreciate your generosity in sharing your frugal ideas. Good luck – you have my vote!!


  11. Excellent video, Lindsay! The quality of the video is great – hubby did well!! I’ve had the blue foam “bricks” that craft stores sell for this technique but have never used them. I’ve had some requests for a class to create backgrounds – this would be a great one to use. Now I’m off to scour the Dollar Tree stores near me for supplies! Thanks for another great technique video.


  12. A belated “Happy Birthday”, Lindsey. Wow! This has opened up a new world for me and now I have ideas of how to use those embossing plates I have. You asked about the video. We are going online now using a wireless, satelite modem from Verizon which is just too cool. But, sometimes, it takes forever to load a video and keeps loading as you go along. Your video came in clear and never faltered. Great job!


  13. Hi Lindsay!
    Wow, what a great video………..but first of all, I hope you had a wonderful day on your birthday! I will have to look for something similar here in the UK, it looks a real fun technique. Your video came through brilliantly clear and quickly too. Thank you for being so eager to share all your fabulous ideas with us all!
    Best wishes
    Alexis Smith (OSA)


  14. damn Lindsay….. I’m still in awe… bath blocks? from the Dollar Store? AWESOME.

    And love your video. I thought your other video’s were great but this one is so crisp and clear….

    I need to ask you how you set your camcorder up to film your work area ๐Ÿ™‚


    1. Hi Micki,
      I just have it on a tripon and I face the camera down but I am trying something new with my next vid that should be better;) The tripod is KEY!


  15. Hey Lindsay!
    What a great video and it looks so easy to do!! I’ve been wanting to buy a heating tool to use with embossing powder and now I have another great reason to add one to my tool kit! Thanks for sharing, both your cards and all of your wonderful techniques! You’re the best!
    Elaine ๐Ÿ™‚
    p.s. The video quality was awesome and it opened up with one double click! ๐Ÿ™‚


  16. Aw sorry I missed your birthday, hope it was wonderful! What a wonderful gift and we get to enjoy it too. Not that there was anything wrong with the other but this IS better. You never disappoint. You are the Queen of Frugal. Thanks for another great turorial. I love it!
    Blessings Bernie


  17. OMG Lindsay you are such a GENIOUS!!!! Loved this technique and def. want to try it out! Just wondering what type of video camera did you purchase? I got one over the weekend and trying to decided if it’s a keeper or not! I love the video camera but I’m having a hard time getting the videos to you tube! I miss you and hope you and your family are doing great and also that ya’ll have had a wonderful summer! Hugs, Leanne (email me some time and lets catch up!!)


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