Posted on October 31, 2013 by thefrugalcrafter
Happy Halloween! It is actually Thursday, I’m a day late with my post for What’s on your work-desk Wednesday (WOYWW for short) and time for another installment of ask a Crafter but well get to that in a bit. First, 2 shots of my desk with various Halloween projects going on:
Above is the start of my son’s Halloween costume and below are 2 custom stencils I made for a friend who has a day-care.
I ironed freezer paper to scrapbook paper and cut Halloween stencils so she can make t-shirts with her charges. Ironing the freezer paper to the scrapbook paper makes a sturdy leak proof stencil…I wish I though of that before I cut the paper stencil for my son’s costume but it turned out all right, I just knew that if it had to be reused it needed to be more sturdy.
I have to thank everyone one who left comments on last weeks Ask a Crafter video and asked Lorraine to be in front of the camera this week, she agreed, you talked her into it! So without further ado, lets get to the craft questions!
If you have a question you can leave it in the comments section. If you wan to see other crafty desks head on over to the Stamping Ground. That’s it, thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!
Filed under: video blog | Tagged: ask a crafter, freezer paper, Halloween, Halloween costume, Halloween projects, t shirt stencil, woyww | 15 Comments »
Posted on October 29, 2013 by thefrugalcrafter
Hello friends! In case anyone is wondering I am happy to report that I finished the parent/student cross country race yesterday. I was really hoping there would be some out of shape parents in the race instead of all of the fit military dads joining in. There were only a few moms in the race, what’s up with that? I didn’t overdo it, I jogged/speed-walked with another mom and we had a grand time gabbing and catching up as we navigated the course. I figured there was no point overdoing it and being sore for a week…I wasn’t “in it to win it” as they say but it does give you a respect for the kids who run this every day. My daughters ran the race too (and did far better than their old lady) so I think I will have 3 runners in the family next season when they are old enough to join the team. OK, today I have a quick Halloween postcard for you, this can also be adapted to make a 1 layer card or tag. I used stamps from About Art Accents and if you have not entered the prize draw on last Fridays post be sure you do so you have a chance to win some of their stamps!
I filmed 3 videos yesterday and I have to say it was quantity over quality, really I think I was a bit off my game because I was nervous about the race. With that in mind here is the video:
Remember you can use my coupon code: Lindsay10% whenever you shop at About Art Accents, I think you put it in the paypal comment box and they refund the savings. That’s it for me today, I still have to walk the dog (she does not understand that I did a race last night so I am all set with exercise today LOL!) and get ready to film this weeks Ask-a-Crafter episode with Lorraine. I guess I better get cracking! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!
Filed under: about art accents, quick projects, Stamping | Tagged: about art accents, color dusters, Halloween, Masking, postcard, rubber stamping, stamping technique video, vampire | 9 Comments »
Posted on October 28, 2013 by thefrugalcrafter
Hey there, Lindsay here posting a little later than usual today. That’s because I wanted to get a video, 2 actually, done for you today. I wanted to make a card for Halloween with my Vintage Pumpkin Stamps from Pink Persimmon because they are having a great sale, 30% off all of their stamps and a free stamp set (the Specail Delivery stamp set ) with a purchase of $25 or more. You have to use the coupon code: SuperSale2013 to get the savings. They are making room for more stamps and I adore their stuff so I thought I would share! If you shop tell ‘um Lindsay sent ya!
A YouTube viewer asked me if I knew where to buy punchenella and I thought I would do one better and show you how to make it!
It’s easy, all you need is paper drywall tape with holes, Lowes has a 2″x100′ roll for $6, and something to color it with like an inkpad or paint. You can even glitter it like I did here:
And now for the card. I designed this on the fly with the camera rolling (I feel like it needs a disclaimer LOL!) but you might get a new tip or trick to make it worth your while…
Well, I better get moving, I am running in the parent race for my son’s Cross Country team this afternoon, I don’t know what possessed me to agree to this 1.6 miles of torture, I think when the season started and I was so proud of my son for running every day I thought it would be fun (kinda like how snowshoeing sounds like fun when it is summer and when it is winter you think next summer it will be fun to go camping then when the time comes you come to your senses) so if I am not back tomorrow please send a paramedic into the woods after me to haul my sorry butt out, will ya? 😀 I did start training for the race about 2 months ago but I realized about 3 weeks in that a hate running, really hate running so my new plan is to save my strength for the race. I;ll let you know how that turns out. But if you don’t hear from me remember to send the paramedic, OK? Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!
Filed under: Crafty Recipes, pink persimmon, Stamping | Tagged: coupon code, DIY, halloween card, pink persimmon, punchenella, stamping techniques, video | 13 Comments »
Posted on October 27, 2013 by thefrugalcrafter
Howdy folks! Last night we went to the kids school Halloween party. I was the fortune teller again this year and it was so much fun! Afterwards the kids had a couple of friends sleep over, lots of pizza, popcorn, chips and sweets were consumed, movies were watched and the pool table and pinball machine were busy into the night…oh yeah, I have the “cool” house LOL! Since we are in the Halloween spirit I thought I’d share this card I made the other day:
I used some fun techniques in this card. The first technique is what I call eroded stamping because the image looks grungy and deteriorating and the key to the technique is stamping with water, I used the bubble background from Lost Coast Designs. Have a look:
Then I dug out the square stamping gear I had to have but never use and my skeleton stamp from Lost Coast Designs. BTW Lost coast design is part of the Virtual stamp convention going on this weekend at Rubber Stamp Chat, They have 20% off and free shipping, you have to go to Rubber stamp Chat to get the coupon code but don’t wait, The convention lasts through Monday!
It was a fun card to make, I enjoyed using the stamping gear and will try to use it more often now:) Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!
Filed under: lost coast, Stamping | Tagged: coupon code, halloween card, lost coast designs, rectangle stamping gear, skeleton stamp, square stamping gear, stamping gear, stamping gear tutorial, stamping techniques | 10 Comments »
Posted on October 26, 2013 by thefrugalcrafter
I hope you like Halloween because I have a lot of ideas cooking in my crafty brain this week:) Today I am going to show you how to make a reusable treat bag. I used the sturdy tin tie coffee bags from Papermart for the base because they are more sturdy than a lunch sacks and can be re-closed, plus they are nice to have on hand in a couple of months for packing up Christmas treats (always think of other ways to use an item when buying in bulk!) I also used twisted paper cord from Papermart, at $2.69 a 25 yard hank you get plenty of materiel to experiment with. It adds a lot of flair and volume to a design or gift wrap for little $$$.
This project is great for using up your stash. Leftover googlie eyes, paper scraps and other fun bits and bobs can be used to embellish these. I used the same Halloween and spider stamp I used on yesterday’s card to stamp the front panel. Watch the video to see how I made mine!
I think I might fill mine up with candy and leave it on one of my kids friends door steps…let’s hope they don’t read my blog LOL! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!
Filed under: about art accents, Crafts 4 Kids, quick projects | Tagged: goodie bag, Halloween, halloween candy bag, halloween craft, papermart, party favor, treat bag | 12 Comments »
Posted on October 25, 2013 by thefrugalcrafter
Happy Friday folks! Well, the fine folks at About Art Accents/Art Neko was so happy with the amount of comments on last weeks givaway that they have given me more stamps to give out! First thinks first, the winner of last weeks drawing is: Patti! Patti, I will send you an email:) Today I am going to show you how to make a spiderweb background for your stamping or painting projects:
All you need is cardstock or watercolor paper, wax paper (AKA cooking paper, greaseproof paper, paraffin paper depending on where you are from) and ink or watercolor paint. Watch the video to see how:
I love the effect!
You can win the stamps I used on this card plus a few others by leaving a comment. I’ll pick a winner next Friday! If you want to snag some of these Halloween stamps before Halloween you can visit the Art Neko website and use my coupon: Lindsay10% to save 10% on your order. Thanks for stopping by, good luck and til next time happy crafting!
Filed under: about art accents, Stamping | Tagged: about art accents, art neko, blog candy, giveaway, Halloween, rubber stamps, spiderweb, wax paper, wax resist | 98 Comments »