Check out this freebie!

Looking for a centerpiece to grace you table this Thanksgiving? My Friend Tanvi of Blackleaf Studios made this adorable template to make your own wishing tree, I decorated mine for Christmas but it would be adorable done for Thanksgiving too:

lindsay reshoot bltree3 A Wishing Tree Freebie for the Holidays

You can snag the free SVG/Printable file here and if you like that be sure to check out all of the great SVG cutting file sets available at MyGrafico!

lindsay reshoot bltree4 300x225 A Wishing Tree Freebie for the Holidays

Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

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Hot-Air Hellos

Howdy folks! The next best thing to designing for MyGrafico is checking out the fun products that the other designers create. I saw these cute new Up, Up and Away stamps from Sanqunetti Design and the Olive Patterns set 2 from Blackleaf Studios and knew I needed to make some cards:

It was so easy to make these, I did some digital paper piecing and printed all of the elements for 4 cards on one sheet of paper making it affordable. Also I used BBenvelope from my Envelope bonanza set which allows me to make two 4 1/2 square envelopes from one sheet of 12″x12″ paper, that is great if you have the original 6″x12″ cricut and the printable template is included so you can use that too! I cut mine,2 on a sheet,  with my Cricut Expression and SCAL software.

The great thing about digital paper for cardmakers is that you can scale down the pattern so it looks nicer on the card, I turned the 12″ square paper into 4″ square swatches and arranges 4 on a sheet. To paper piece the clouds and baskets I simply layered the stamp over the paper I wanted to “cut” in Paint Shop Pro, selected the magic wand tool and clicked outside the design so the background was selected, clicked on the paper layer and presed delete. then I merged the tw layers together and added it to my card. I cut out the circles for the balloons and adhered them with foam tape for touchable dimension. You can make this set of cards in minutes!

This set qualifies for the following challenges: Bee Crafty, Crafty Cardmakers (punches-circle on balloons), Dutch Dare (anything goes), Prarie fairy (anything goes w/3-D elements), Lexi’s Creations (paper piecing) and One stitch at a time (pink)

Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

Do me a favor….

And check out these cute favor boxes at MyGrafico. Everything is 20% off this weekend too! If you peek through the Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff Shop you will find some other goodies on sale 50% too!

SVG cutting template by Blackleaf and Lindsay's stamp stuff available at MyGrafico.com

Here I used my Pretty Favor Box SVG (I cut a heart window in it from the basic Shapes menu in SCAL and backed it with acetate) and Favor Boxes and Valentine Cupcake wrappers from Blackleaf. All of these sets are available at MyGrafico and they all include SVG files to cut with your Cricut and SCAL software and printable versions. Take a look at how I converted the cupcake wrapper into a basket:

Cupcake wrapper: Blackleaf, Scallop circle from the font Kutups09

I simply welded a scallop circle to the bottom of this basket (the wrapper was 9″ wide and the scallop circle was about 2.75″ wide) then I folded the “tabs” up and glued the basket together. Note: when cutting the intricate cupcake wrappers use a smooth lightweight cardstock and add a shadow of 0.00, It make intricate files easier to cut. If you don’t have SCAL software here is a coupon for $16 off through 2/15/2010: 2237421

have a wonderful Valentines day, don’t forget the 20% storewide sale at MyGrafico is only on until midnight Sunday, til next time happy crafting!

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