Party in the USA! {Banner!}

Hi Friends! I love making fun banners for parties. In today’s video I will show you how to make a pennant style banner for 4th of July but feel free to change up to colors for a baby shower, birthday or whatever you want to celebrate.

Video!

Supplies:
Star Garland
Cardstock in Red and Blue
6″ paper doilies
Mini clothes pins (Great for cards too!)
Gold Glitter (99 cents a tube in LOTS of colors!)
Double sided tape, hot glue and star/circle templates

Directions:
1. Cut 3 7″ circled from red cardstock and glue a white doily in the center of each.
2. Cut a 4″ star from blue cardstock and glue on the doily.
3. Cut “USA” from double stick tape and place in the center of stars (or draw the letters with wet glue) and sprinkle with glitter.
4. Attach the decorated circles to a stand of star garland using mini clothespins.

Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

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A Festive Halloween (or Fall) Banner!

Howdy folks!  Lindsay here with another quick and easy Halloween project. If you were looking for my WOYWW and Ask a Crafter post it will be up later tonight or tomorrow. Luckily I have more Halloween ideas than I know what to do with LOL!

I used burlap ribbon, baker’s twine, mini clothespins and ribbon from Papermart for this project. Also I used cardstock and alphabet stamps and my trusty glue gun. If you don’t have time to whip one of these up before tomorrow simply change the stamping to “Happy Thanksgiving” or “Happy Fall” and you are all set! Happy crafting!

Mama said there’d be days like this…

Happy early Monday! For the first time ever I have planned dentist appointments for myself and kids at the same time…I’m really hoping it goes smoothly. Wish me luck and no cavities!  🙂

DCF 1.0

This was a belated birthday card I made, her expression pretty much sums up my feeling today. Sharp pointy tools in my mouth…on a Monday…whee! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

Pretty Party!

I love a good party! I especially love hosting one and my favorite part of getting ready for a party is making the favors and decorations! Why get store-bought when you can make the perfect party decorations with crafting templates from Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff and clear stamps from Pink Persimmon. It is a marriage made in crafty heaven if you ask me 😉

I designed the Fancy Cupcake box template to go with the Singing Birds stamp set. I love how the frame stamp fits perfectly on the mat, placecard and cupcake box. In SCAL2 and SCAL 3 the design will import perfectly to fit the stamps but if you are using other software just make sure the mat is set at 4″ wide (lock proportions) and you will be all set.

Of course you can cut the box whatever size you want like I did for the smaller favor boxes filled with gum balls. I also think these little boxes would be cute as wedding favors!

The boxes can be cut with or without the window. There are printable templates in the kit as well so if you do not have a digital die cutting machine you can print and cut. To cut the large cupcake box you will need to enlarge the pattern 150%. Directions and scoring guides for the templates are on the printable instructions.

This kit also comes with a quick cutting cupcake wrapper (say that 5 times fast!) and a scalloped cupcake topper. You can cut 4 wrapper from a 12″x12″ sheet of paper. Tip: Set up the wrapper templates on your virtual mat then fill in with the smaller topper shapes to save space! I personalized the cupcake topper with letters from the Carnival alphabet stamp set. I also used both the large and small carnival alpha stamps on the place cards:

After I made the fancy cupcake box set  thought about other template sets I had and how they would go with other stamps…I decided that this party needed a banner so I measured the stamps in the Big Banner and Rosette set and then opened my scallop banner die SVG cut from the Pretty Banner SVG set and set the size to 4″widex4.25″high and cut a bunch from pink cardstock. I stamped the large banners inside the die cuts then stamped them again on blue polka dot pattern paper, cut out the centers and layered them on the die cuts. Then I simply stamped the rosettes on scraps of cream (leftover from the cupcake box) and punched them out with my 1.5″ circle punch. I glued the layers together and clipped them to some ribbon with mini clothespins. Easy and quick!

What is a party without a favor bag? I like these scalloped favor bags from the Pretty Favors set because you can cut 2 bags this size from a 12″x12″ sheet of cardstock and they are plenty sturdy too. I used scraps of patterned paper and some pleated party streamers to decorate it.

You can make these party decorations ahead of time and you can save the banner to use again! Here is a look at the Crafting Templates from Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff I used in this project:

 Pretty Banners SVGPretty Favors SVGFancy Cupcake Box SVG

Here is a look at the Pink Persimmon stamps I used :

This project qualifies for the following challenges: Aly’s Sunday Challenge, Scrappy Frogs, Catch The Bug, Ellephantastic, Drunken Stampers, Crafty Ann’s, Fairy Knoll, Inspire Me Fridays, Paper Crafting Journey, Stamp Insanity and Make it Monday

 

Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

Vintage Lovin’, a Sale and a Freebie!

Hello folks! Before I tell you about my project today I want to let you know EVERYTHING in the Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff shop is 30% off through this weekend! Woohoo! Now here is a fun little easel card and envelope I made using Love Grows, On The Line and Posh ‘n Trendy digital stamps from Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff:

Here is a close peek at the bottom of the card:

Easel cards are fun, and so simple to make. For mine I took a 6″x12″ cardstock and scored it a 6″ and 9″, fold valley style at 6″and 9″ and you will see how it make a triangle shape if you look from the side. Now create a 6″x6″ panel of crafty goodness and attach it to the last 3″ that is folded over. In this photo I opened it up and you can see how it is attached, remember you are only adhering the bottom half of the 6×6 panel to the 3″x6″ fold over piece:

When you fold it back up the card stands proudly on display!

And look, when it is time to mail it folds neatly into a square! Cool huh?

Here is a look at the products I used on this card {Remember they are 30% off along with everything else at LSS right now!}

Posh'n Trendy StampsOn The Line StampsLove Grows Here Digital Stamp Set

Now for the freebie, I have a son in scouts and this month it is pinewood derby month so I made a checkerboard flag banner that you can use for Pinewood Derby, Soapbox Derby, a NASCAR party or even a Cars kids birthday party, it’s FUN and FREE! Click the pic to download 🙂

Checkered Flag Freebie

Now Let’s see what the LSS DT has cooked up this week:

Margie Visnick

Tracey Allen

Leanne Garner

Tamara Bennett

Cindi Hooks

Micki Harper

Karin Martin

Jennifer Bliss

Rhonda Walker

Diane Bove

Those gals are so inspiring! Don’t forget about the 30% off sale going on at Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff through the weekend and till next time happy crafting!

BTW this project qualifies for the following challenges: http://basicgreychallenges.blogspot.com/, http://bunnyzoescrafts.blogspot.com/, http://creataliciouschallenges.blogspot.com/, http://doodlepantryblog.blogspot.com/, http://creativecraftworld.blogspot.com/http://freshbreweddesigns.blogspot.com/,  http://sliekjescardschallenge.blogspot.com/, http://copiccreations.wordpress.com/http://www.claudiaandcompany.blogspot.com/, http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.com/http://paperplaytime.blogspot.com/, http://simonsaysstampandshow.blogspot.com/, http://stampingscrappingchallengecentral.blogspot.com/

A Birthday Playdate!

Wow, what a weekend, it was super busy but super fun too! Yesterday we invited two of my girls’ twin friends over for a birthday playdate, their friends just turned 7 and we want to celebrate with a low-key but fun afternoon. I printed off some cupcake wrappers and activities from the Valentine Classroom Party Printable kit and some party hats, water bottle wraps, place cards and a banner from the new Valentine Party Add-on kit:

To add a splash of festive color to the table I covered it in valentine wrapping paper I picked up at Target (love the dollar spot!) this is a perfect solution if you do not have table linens to match and it looks so much nice than the plastic disposable covers-cheaper and more eco-friendly too and it makes clean-up a snap!

I wanted to have a fun little activity for the girls to do while they hung out and chatted so the printable activity sheets from the Valentine Classroom Party Kit was perfect for that, I just printed one sheet for each guest and cut them apart, that gives you 4 activities!I put crayons in a vintage glass flower frog, it adds to the decor and is practical too. I keep an eye out for these whenever I am in an antique shop! If you can’t find a glass frog you can cut a styrofoam ball in half and poke crayons in that.

Here are the cupcakes, they are so quick and fun. You get 3 wrappers and toppers on one printable sheet, they are quick to cut and all you need is a dab of hot glue to attach the topper to a toothpick and glue the wrapper closed. The girls were so cute, they wanted to save their wrappers to take home. It is impossible to keep a cupcake wrapper clean so I printed them a couple of sheets to bring home with them, I guess their American Girl dolls will be having cupcake parties too!

Here is the banner from the add-on kit, and check out the cut party hats also in the kit! The banner only takes 2 sheets of cardstock! I cut between the triangles with mini wavy scissors and hot glued them to a length of ribbon then tacked it to the wall, easy peasy!

To keep the party hats secure on their heads just tape a length of elastic cord (made for beading) to each side of the hat on the inside. I cut the bottom of the hats with scallop scissors to add a bit of flair.

Here is a look at the kits I used:

Valentine Party Add-onValentine Party Printables & SVG

This kit would also be perfect for Valentines parties and baby showers!

Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

Fun-Fair!

Howdy! I love this time of year, the warm days, crisp nights and then weekend full of fun at the local county fairs, late summer at it’s best! I didn’t bring my camera to the fair this year because I took over a hundred photos last year and decided it was high time I scrapbooked them:

I used my new Fun Fair SVG set to cut the tickets (both single and the border strip) with my Cricut and SCAL software (SCAL on sale for $59.95 for a short time!)and my On the Line digital stamps to make the banner.

Here is a close up of the first page, I laid out my photos with shape collage software and added ribbons to the flowers on the bottom of the page. Stamps and Die cuts are from Lindsay's stamp Stuff.

Here is a tip: I used digital paper and printed the paper on the inside triangle of the banner only. I layered my stamp over digital pattern paper from Lettering Delights (all their pattern paper packs are on sale for $1 so stock up now!) then used the “magic wand” tool to remove the inside of the banner so I could see the paper, then I clicked around the banner, an inverted my selection, flattened the layers and hit ctrl+x to cut the paper pieced banner and pasted it as many times as I wanted in a new document. I only printed the paper I needed, no wasted ink or paper and it is easier than trying to print on pattern paper scraps AND I can make it match my layout!

Here is the second page, love to cram in a lot of photos!

This page qualifies for the following challenges: By the Cute and Girly (indian summer), The Craft Garden (Bunting/Banner),  Daisy Doodles , ginger Loft (anything goes), Flourishes (tickets), Lexis Challenge (flower Power), Really Reasonable Ribbon (flowers) and  Tuesday Throwdown (celebrate fall).

Here is a peek at the sets I used:

Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

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