Happy Father’s Day! {A cute card I copied!}

Hi friends! I was looking for a cute card for father’s day for my husband and I happened upon this cute valentines card by Stephanie Chumbley¬†and I thought it would be perfect for a father’s day card. Here is the one I made:

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I used basic cardstock I had on hand to make this card. You can see the Stephanie’s card and read how she made hers on the Cards by Stephanie blog. I use this free lawnmower SVG file to cut the mower with my electronic die cutter (Using SCAL2 I broke apart the shapes and cut them from red, black and white) and I used a grass die cut I had on hand to cut the grass from green cardstock. For the clouds I punched a scalloped oval from a scrap of cardstock and used a color duster to ink over it starting at the top and working down, a sponge would work as well. ūüôā

I am a very practical gift giver and I remembered hearing my hubby complain about how messy and annoying the new “safety” gas cans are so when I saw a review of the SureCan (no, I am not sponsored by them LOL!) on This Old House (or possibly some other home improvement show on TV) I thought he might like it. Of course, it is kinda like getting my husband a chore for Fathers day so if I end up with a vacuum cleaner for my birthday we will know why LOL…I wouldn’t mind a steam mop though truth be told! Have a wonderful day and happy crafting!

A Freebie for Easter! {let’s make cards!}

Hi friends! I love looking through stacks of vintage postcards at antique shops. People used to send cards all the time, especially on holidays such as Easter. Today I have a free template (printable PDF and SVG cutting files) for you to create four cute cards that won’t cost a lot to make or send!

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We will also be using washi tape and baker’s twine, two of my favorite supplies, from our sponsor Papermart. Watch the video to see how it’s done:

Supplies:

  • White Cardstock
  • Baker’s Twine
  • Washi Tape
  • Stamps and Ink
  • Sponges or color dusters
  • Embossing folder (I used a Damask pattern from Darice)
  • Foam Tape
  • Scissors
  • Free Template
  • Also a craft knife or die cutter for cutting the templates.

Directions:

  1.  Die cut the SVG template on a full sheet of white cardstock OR print the PDF template. If hand cutting I recommend using a craft knife to cut out the windows on the cards and then cutting the scalloped frame with scissors. You will have 4 scalloped papers with windows.
  2. Emboss the papers with an embossing folder if desired. You can also stamp a sentiment on the paper if you want to keep it flat (unembossed.)
  3. Center the window on a card base and trace the window with a light-colored pencil.
  4. Apply washi tape over the traced image.
  5. Apply foam tape to the back of the window.
  6. Wrap the panel with baker’s twine and adhere to card base.
  7. Stamp an Easter sentiment on a label die cut (not included) and adhere over twine with foam tape.

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Thanks so much for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

 

For Dad’s and DIYers!

I practically¬†grew up in a pile of sawdust. I had my own nail apron and hammer and I would pound endlessly on scraps of wood my dad left around in the shop. I was a¬†proficient¬†step-stool maker by the age of 4! My dad was a¬†contractor¬†and then later he opened a hardware store/lumber¬†yard which he still works at, open to close, every day except Christmas and¬†Thanksgiving. (Talk about hard to buy for!) Today’s card is for all the DIY dads out there and with Father’s day coming up you might want to make one! It came together in minutes using my new Tool Apron SVG and Printable Pocket card kit.

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It is great to give as is or tuck a gift card into.  It also would make a great scrapbook page element as you can use the pockets in the apron to hold extra photos or journaling and the tools are fun scrapbook page elements.   Have a great weekend and til next time happy crafting!

Another Quick & Easy Classroom Valentine!

Your child can craft up this batch of Valentine ‘staches in about an hour, all you need is a bag of lollipops, 2 sheets of black cardstock, a pen that will show up on dark paper and a 1/8″ hole punch. To make it super simple I cut the mustaches with my electronic die cutter using the SVG files in my Photo Props Template set. I¬†could¬†get 9¬†mustaches¬†from one sheet of 8.5″x11″ cardstock. There is a printable sheet of all of the mustaches in this kit as well so you can print it on regular paper, tape it to black cardstock and hand cut them as well. ¬†Easy Peasy!

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My daughter wrote to and from on the back of the mustache cutouts then she used an 1/8″ hole punch to punch a hole in the middle and pushed the lollipop stick through. It held the pops in place really well but just to make sure that no “stache” and pop were¬†separated¬†I place a drop of hot glue on the stick.

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Here is a look at the Photo Prop Template set I used, it is very versatile and only $3!

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Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

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Let’s Go To The Hop! {& 50% OFF at MyGrafico!)

Howdy folks! Just a quick note that everything at Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff and MyGrafico is 50% off until midnight tonight! Here is a new kit I added this week perfect for any 50s themed retro party or sock hop:

You get a card, favor bag as well as the show clip art for other projects. It’s fun and easy to make! You can cut the templates by hand using the printable version or cut the SVG files with your electronic die cutter! Here are some other kits you might enjoy:

Crafty Creature SVGLearn To Paint Chinese LanternsPhoto Booth Props!Midnight Dinner PartyTom Turkey CraftGhosted! SVGHalloween Doodles StampsClassic Fall Clips & CuttingSoccer Party KitHalloween Favors SVG

Don’t wait, the sale is over at midnight! Happy crafting!

Feeling Guilty?

Our local library decided to banish overdue book fines, I for one am glad having found the occasional 6 month overdue book under a bed and then doing the mental calculation wondering if it would be cheaper to pay the fine or buy them a new book LOL! So when the librarian¬†asked me if I could¬†make a “guilt jar” I jumped at the chance. You see, this way guilty parties (ahem…like me) could drop in a few bucks to cover our indiscretions and the library still gets the funds it needs for postage. I used a funny disuse guy face from the Slap Happy kit from Letting delights and if you like it I have a 50% off coupon on any purchase over $5: IamBack and I hear they have some new freebies there too!

 

I wrote a little poem to go on the jar because¬†I was afraid nobody would be familiar with the “Guilt Jar” concept. You have my permission to copy it ūüôā If you post a project with it on your blog a link back would be awesome!

 

The pencil background stamp is one I had coveted for years and I snagged it from Lost Coast Designs at the Heirloom Stamp Show in June. It comes in two sizes and This is the large one. I used my Mega Mount to stamp it on fadeless art paper, a curved stamp block will give you a better impression with detailed photo stamps like this. If you don’t have a curved stamp mount try a warped die cutting plate!

That’s all for today, the house has been neglected long enough, it is time for some extreme cleaning…yes I am having people over this weekend…how did you guess? ūüėÄ Til next time happy crafting!

40% Off Today Only & a Creature Craft!

Howdy folks! Just wanted to kick things off by letting you know that you can save 40% on everything at Lindsay’ Stamp Stuff today (Thursday) until midnight! I am hosting my monthly craft class at the library tonight and we are making mix & match monster bookmarks. I designed an 8.5″x11″ SVG file with a bunch of creature bodies and heads on it and cut it out of several colors of cardstock. I arranged the SVG die cuts so I could get a variety of monsters with little paper waste. Then I mixed and matched the heads and bodies and glued them together! I ran some pieces through an embossing folder and rubbed them with ink, drew on faces and added yarn hair and googly eyes. I think the kids will enjoy the creative possibilities in this kit-not all shapes are shown here! You can check out my Crafty Creature Kit here.

I had a fabulous time and this craft is easy enough to do with a classroom full of kids (or in my case a library full!) The kit is on sale for $1.20 today and, yes, there is a printable sheet included in the kit for you to use if you don’t have a die cutter. Don’t wait, the sale is today only at Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff at MyGrafico! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

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