Stamp School! Embellishing with scraps of mesh and tulle!

Hi friends! I think the title of this post perfectly explains why my craft room is full to bursting, I mean, why toss a scrap of pretty metallic deco mesh if it can be used on  card, right?

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I love that it adds texture and sparkle without bulk and weight and since it is a leftover from a project you would otherwise throw away it’s free! That’s my story and I’m sticking to it! This tip really comes in handy when you are planing around a theme like an under the sea birthday party (Jellyfish pull-style piniata project coming in a week or two!) because you can use the same materials to creat decorations, party favors and invitations to not only create a cohesive look but also save money on supplies and have fewer leftovers when you are done. I always say the supplies you use are the best bargains!

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Supplies:
Clear Bags (I find 6″x9″ to be the most versatile for mailing and craft fair packaging)
Deco Mesh in pink, turquoise and lime green (we will be using more of this in the future!)
Stamps of your choise (mine are from hero arts) SeahorseAnchorGoldfish
Dye ink pads
White cardstock
Kraft paper (or a brown bag)
Sequins if desired

This idea is not limited to birthday parties. Are you using deco mesh, tulle or burlap to make a Christmas wreath? Why not use your scraps to embellish your cards, gift tags and wrappings. Thinking dual purpose when you purchase will help you get the most bang for your buck and keep your craft room from looking like a museum of unused craft supplies. Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

BTW there will be a live painting tutorial tomorrow at 12:30m ET! See you there!

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Let’s Have a Backyard Campout!

Nothing says summer like tenting out in the backyard. If you are hosting a camping themed birthday or just want a fun way to invite someone “uptacamp” check out these fun interactive invitations now available at Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff:

The kit also comes with a sheet of 5 water bottle wraps (you can print the campers name on them so they know what drink is theirs!) and a sheet of 4 treat bag toppers that would be super cute to package up a s’mores kit to go! Since it’s digital you can print as many as you need and use it over and over again…not bad for $3 eh?

I made the envelopes out of free maps I grabbed at the local tourist brochure rack, I got 5 from one map! The step by step instructions are also included in the kit!

I recommend printing the invites on plain cardstock. The folding of the tent flaps can crack the surface of photo paper:

Weather you are a mom looking for a fun birthday party theme or a scout leader getting the kids ready for camp the Campout Printable Party Kit is the perfect fit! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy camping…er, I mean happy crafting!

Backyard Campout Party Kit!

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