Little Stamps can make Big Flowers!

Want to make a big impact with your tiny peg stamps? Today I’ll show you how! Any flower peg stamps can be used for these techniques so raid your stash. Otherwise I’ll link the stamps (and options) I used below. This technique has many options for creating multi blossom flowers, trees and plants so brainstorm other ways to use this idea!

Watch the video to see how easy it is!

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Supplies:

Directions:

  1. Cut a sheet of heavy Kraft cardstock to 7”x10” and fold in half to make card. Save scraps to stamp on sentiment later. Cut 4.25”x5.5” white panel for stamping.
  2. Draw stem and flower shapes lightly with pencil on white cardstock.
  3. Fill in drawn shapes with lots of stamped flowers. Stamp a couple of times each time you ink up so you will get a variety of tones in the flower.
  4. Stamp leaves around flowers.
  5. Draw in stems and ink background if desired.
  6. Stamp and emboss Happy Birthday sentiment, trim and assemble card.

Have a look at your small flower stamps and make some big ones! Happy crafting!

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Pretty Poppies

 

Hi friends! This cheerful card is quick to make and will delight anyone on their birthday!

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Watch the video to see how!

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you’ll get a weekly deal via email plus links to fabulous tutorials by me, Lindsay the Frugal Crafter and other designers.

Supplies:

Directions:

  1. Prepare cardstock. Make a 4 ¼” x 5 ½” top fold card. Cut a red panel to 4 ⅛”x 5 ⅜” and a white panel to 4”x 5 ¼” (for stamping.) Also, Cut grass from green cardstock and clouds from a scrap to use as a stencil.
  2. Using an ink brush and a blue inkpad create a cloudy sky with the sky stencil.
  3. Brush green in the grassy area.
  4. Stamp “Happy Birthday” in black on sky area.
  5. Stamp poppies in shades of red and draw in stems and buds.
  6. Adhere stamped panel to red panel and gue down grass die cut then mount on a card base.

It’s good to have some quick and easy ideas for those days you just want to make a card with no hassle. Happy crafting!

A Wreath Around a Word & Recycling Your Cards!

Hi friends! In this lesson you will learn how to wrap a wreath element around the beginning of a sentiment for decoration and impact!

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I’ll also show you how you can encourage your card recipient to reuse your handmade card with a unique removable inner panel:

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Watch the video to see how!

This video is sponsored by Rubber Stamp Tapestry  Use coupon code: LINDSAY and receive 15% off your retail order of $10 or more of peg stamps, peg stamp sets, and unmounted stamps! Coupon expires a week from this video publication. Continue to receive great deals by becoming a PegStamp VIP here. As a PegStamp VIP you’ll get a weekly deal via email plus links to fabulous tutorials by me, Lindsay the Frugal Crafter and other designers

Supplies:

 

Directions:

  1. Cut a sheet of heavy white cardstock to 5.5” x 8.5” and fold in half to make an A2 card. Trip the leftover card to 3.74”x5” (for stamping) and trim a red card scrap to 5.25”x4” for a matting layer.
  2. Stamp Happy Birthday in an ombre pattern by inking up the middle of the stamp with light pink, the edges in dark pin and the ends in red. Stamp i the middle right of the paper so there will be room for the wreath to the left.
  3. Use the snowglobe stamp to stamp a light green circle around the beginning of the sentiment making sure the opening of the circle is over the words. You can trace something round if you don’t have that stamp.
  4. Use peg stamps to stamp leaves and flowers on the wreath. Try not to stamp over your words.
  5. Adhere stamped panel to a mat and then attach to card with double-sided tape and eyelets.
  6. Stamp the recycling message and icon on a scrap of paper and adhere to the inside of the card with washi tape. *Or you can stamp on a post it note. Stamp “Handmade with love” on the back of the card.

 

Optional techniques!

You can use the snowglobe stamp to create a wreath with a large focal point too. Try stamping a bow, bird or fruit in the gap and building on from that! You can also add a wreath to the end of a sentiment.

So get out the stamp you have, mix and match them and play! Then encourage your loved ones to pass the card on once they have enjoyed it! That’s what I call “Happy crafting!”

The More the Merrier! Stamp a gang!

Hi friends! Do you have stamp sets that have several related characters? Today I’ll show you how to combine them using the masking technique so you can turn a solo stamp into a party!

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I have seen many cute stamps recently that will have a gaggle of characters grouped together like this but with those stamps you only get one option but if you have a set of single characters you can group them however you want giving you more bang for your stamping buck! Watch the video to see how and remember to save any masks you cut for future cards.

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Supplies:

Variations on a theme…

  • Draw or die-cut a Polaroid frame and use this technique to make a “selfie” themed card.
  • Use this technique when you are making a card from a  group of people, such as “Happy retirement from the gang!” or anytime you are going to have a group of people sign a card. People will have fun matching the stamped critter to the person in the office LOL!
  • You can get a more elegant look by using butterfly stamps and coloring the with jewel tones.

Whether you like cute or quirky, elegant or sassy you can get more bang from your stamping buck with this masking technique. Give it a try on your next card and til next time happy crafting!

Hoo-Ray (It’s your Birthday!)

Hi friends! Here is a fun card and gift card holder you can stamp for a friends birthday!

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Watch the video to see how to make it!

This video is sponsored by Rubber Stamp Tapestry!  Use coupon code: LINDSAY and receive 15% off your retail order of $10 or  more of peg stamps, peg stamp sets, and unmounted stamps! Coupon expires a week from this video publication. Continue to receive great deals by becoming a PegStamp VIP here: http://eepurl.com/dqZ2r9 As a PegStamp VIP you’ll get a weekly deal via email plus links to fabulous tutorials by me,
Lindsay the Frugal Crafter and other designers.

Supplies

Card size: A2 (4.25″x5.5″)

I hope you give this fun card a try! Til next time happy crafting!

5 Ways to Use Circle Stamps!

Hi friends! Sometimes it’s fun to see what you can make with a simple supply, in this case, circle stamps!

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Circles are fun shapes. Think bubbles and beach balls, they just scream “playtime!” You can go bright with confetti colored circles or use a soft palette for a gentle friendly pastel card.

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In today’s video I’ll give you 5 ideas and 4 finished cards using circle stamps.

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Supplies:

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Experimenting with your supplies is a great way to learn what they can do and come up with new and unique ideas. Don’t expect everything to be perfect because you will learn just as much if not more from the attempts that are not successful. Give yourself permission to play! Happy crafting!

 

 

Coffee Cards Made with Shaving Cream Marbled Paper!

Hi friends! The other day I showed you how to marble paper with a kit from the Dollar Tree and water. Today I’ll show you how to marbleize paper with shaving cream!

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The benefits to shaving cream marbling is you get a bold color that does not lighten when dry and it dries very quickly! Watch the video to see how!

The products I am using are by Stampin’ Up! If you don’t have a Stampin Up Demonstrator you can order from my friend Wendy Cranford. She also had lots of fun free tutorials on her blog and YouTube channel!  Use the host code to get extra goodies: YRN7G7UW *unless you are placing an order over $150, in that case you will do better ordering on your own as you will get hostess benefits:)

Supplies:

Shaving cream marbling directions: Apply a layer of shaving foam to a shallow tray or plate. Drop in reinker and swirl with a stick. Place cardstock on top and press down. Scrape off excess foam with an old gift card or scrap of cardboard. Let dry or heat set before using.

*Note, shaving foam leaves a waxy residue on the paper so use strong adhesive if gluing things on top of the marbled paper.

 

I think that this technique is best when you want a bold design and you want it now and that is why I personally prefer it to the water marble technique.  I will admit that the water marbelization can look more elegant though:) What do you like best? Will you, or have you tried this technique? Let me know in the comments and if you enjoyed this tutorial please consider sharing it with your friends in social media using one of the hand sharing buttons below! Have a great day and til next time happy crafting!

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