It’s Finally Here!

Last summer I designed a stamp set for Pink Persimmon and it is finally available to buy! Being mainly a digital designer I get the instant gratification of designing a set one day and listing it that evening but designing physical product is a whole new ball of wax but oh, it sure is sweet pressing that stamp to paper! Here are some ideas using my new Cupcake Party Stamps I designed for Pink Persimmon:

For the full instruction on making this party set please see the March 2012 issue of Scrap & Stamp Arts!

I was also able to use the new Cupcake party stamps along with other fabulous stamps from Pink Persimmon to design a party set for Scrap & Stamp Arts Magazine. It is the Stamp-A-Party article in the March 2012 issue on newsstands now, check it out!

SSA March 2012

It was really fun to design a set I know would be stamped, rather than printed. You can see the stamps below, you simply stamp a cupcake wrapper section four times next to each other and you get a perfectly sized wrapper! You can use whatever color you like and mix and match the patterns if you want. You can also use the wrapper for stamp kissing since you get a sizable swatch of pattern on each stamp. It is such a fun set!

Vintage Cupcake Clear Polymer Stamp Set

Thanks for stopping by and sharing my excitement! Til next time happy crafting!

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Cute Owl Gift Tags

My girls were invited to an Owl themed birthday party yesterday and I made these tags for the gifts:

 

I love to use solid image stamps (stamped images that you do not need to color) for quick tags. I used the Wise Old Owl, Small Banners and Carnival Alpha (small) from Pink Persimmon. I love how the owls stamp in pieces so I could make the wings open up to hold the banners. The birthday girls’ mom liked the stamped owls so much she asked if she could borrow the owl stamp to make thank you cards! And of course I said “yes!” 😀

Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

These are a few of my favorite things….

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens…well, that’s nice and all but my favorite things are of course a little more artsy. I was looking at this card I made in June but had not posted (I had to wait to post it because it was published in the Winter 2011-2012 issue of Rubber Stamp Madness) and I realized that it used some of my favorite things.

Melon Mambo ink and Button Embossing die (Stampin’ Up)

Button Clear Stamps (Pink Persimmon, I also used the Soda Pop Alpha and Holiday Favors sets)

Promarker Blending Sets (Pastel & Muted marker kits)

Ribbon & Stitching (Grossgrain ribbon is from the Dollar Tree)

My Die cut machine (I used the mat from the Fancy Cupcake box SVG set by Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff)

So, what are your favorite crafting supplies? Leave a comment and let me know, I can’t wait to hear! Have a great weekend and til next time happy crafting!

Hello Doily!

Howdy folks! I’ve had the idea for a doily SVG set rattling around in my brain for a while but I held off because I did not want to design a set that would be slow, snaggy and frustrating to cut. I use a Cricut machine and SCAL2 software (no longer available) and the Cricut is fickle when it comes to intricate designs so I know that If I can cut this on a cricut with a month old blade and moderately used mat anyone will have success with it! Here is a cute valentine made with one of the SVG files in my Decorative Doilies set:

Card size: 5"x5", SVG die cuts from Decrotive Doilies set (Lindsay's stamp Stuff), rubber stamps by Pink Persimmon

The fabby rubber stamps I use are by Pink Persimmon and can be found here.

Have I mentioned before that I am not a fan of intricate die cuts? Don’t get me wrong, I love the way they look.  In the past I have purchased Cricut cartridges with beautiful lacy designs only to waste paper, time and blades trying to get them to cut properly. I was not going to release a set that would cause others the same frustration so I tested and tweaked each doily file in this set until they cut clean and fairly quickly. Even then I decided to create a tip sheet so you can start cutting with the optimal conditions. There is also photo tutorials on the tip sheet on how to create perfect custom mats and shaped card bases. You can use that tutorial on any SVG file you already have so it makes your cutting file collection much more versatile! Here is a look at the Decorative Doilies kit:

And a couple more pics:

So, let’s say “No!” to frustrating intricate die cuts and say “Yes!” to fabulous, fun-to-cut doilies! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

Happy New Year!

Here is a clean, simple one layer card that takes all of 10 minutes to make:

Step 1: Make a standard card base from white cardstock.

Step 2: Stamp banners (Pink Persimmon), kewpie doll (Crafty Secrets), Sentiment (My Sentiments Exactly) and Numbers (PSX) on card.

Step 3: Color Kewpie doll and megaphone.

Please be safe while ringing in the new year tonight, here’s to a fabulous 2012! Til next time happy crafting!

Another recycled craft supply!

Have you ever thought about dryer sheets? Beyond providing you with static-free goodness in your laundry they can also be useful in the craft room. Here I used a dryer sheet (used, thank you very much!) to make the cloud in the heavenly Christmas Card. The stamp used in this card is by Pink Persimmon.

Remember yesterday when I showed you the “Jolly” card that was published in the Winter Rubber Stamp Madness Magazine? Well, this one was submitted too but not picked. The call in the magazine was for holiday cards that had song lyrics in them. I thought of this song needed an angel, clouds, gold leaf and musical notes and rich jewel tones. I colored the angel with Promarkers then colored the wings and halo with a gold paint pen (Sharpie) and for the lyrics I printed them out on cardstock, trimmed them into strips and ran the pen around the outside, it’s really easy to edge paper in gold!

Now…on the the dryer sheets!

To make the clouds I used a glue stick to adhere a used dryer sheet to a scrap of white card stock. Then I spritzed it with metallic pearl shimmer spray and ran it through my die cut machine with a Fiskars texture plate (swirly design) then I simply freehand cut a cloud.

Other ideas for dryer sheets in the craftroom:

  1. Used dryer sheets are great to wipe out glitter and embossing powder trays, they attract the static-y bits of stray glitter and powder.
  2. Take a new dryer sheet in your favorite scent and cut it into 1″ squares and place one between layers when you are making a card. The recipient will have a lovely scented card in the mail. Make sure whoever you send the card too is not sensitive to scents 😉
  3. You can layer a used dryer sheet on a card the same way you would use mulberry paper. You can spritz it with spray ink to change its color too!
  4. Die cut layered flowers from used dryer sheets.
  5. Use them in paper piecing whenever you need a sheer fabric such as a wedding veil or curtain.
  6. Place a new dryer sheet in your waste basket for a fresh scent!

You are probably thinking “Great Lindsay, now there’s one more thing I can’t throw away!”  but don’t worry or start hording, the thing about laundry is that there’s always more to do so you can save a used dryer sheet when you need it, no hoarding necessary 😉

Thanks for stopping by and till next time happy crafting!

I’m Jolly!

Hey! I am so excited! I just got my copy of Rubber Stamp Madness (winter edition) in the mail today and I had this card published!

I used papers from my Handmade Holidays kit and a bingo card from my Vintage Christmas Labels set and as a bonus they are on sale for 40% off today {Wednesday the 21st} only along with everything at Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff so you can stock up and make a few more last-minute goodies:

Vintage Christmas LabelsHomemade Holidays Paper PackGingerbread House SVGWee AlbumsPretty Packaging SVGChic Calendar Scrapbook kit

Don’t you just love the cute santa and alphabet stamps I used? I just love combining digital and traditional products. It is the best of both worlds. I keep a stash of  printed bingo cards in craft area so I can stamp on a quick sentiment when I need it (I also like to keep a stash of library cards on hand too like the one in the Teacher’s Helper set, they are so handy!) Also I love printing just what I need for paper. I tend to hoard my favorite sheets of traditional papers for just the perfect project but with digital papers I can simply print another sheet. The rubber stamps I used on the above card are by Pink Persimmon:

Both sets are so versatile! I’ll show you two other cards I made with that set later this week!

Thanks for taking time out of your busy holiday schedule to have a visit and til next time happy crafting!

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