New FREE Cricut software and SVG freebies too!

OK, the biggest deal in crafting is happening now, the CHA Winter show. I heard-tell of some new software that Cricut is releasing to work with all Cricut models-even the Imagine-and it is 100% free and online. I do not know when it will be officially released but I bet this week. I found my info on the Cricut Facebook Page, I “liked” it so I will catch any news on the new program, gotta love free!

As you know I am a Sure Cuts a Lot girl! I love SCAL and being able to design my own die cuts as well as cut my computer fonts. I’ve told you many times that I love using the fonts and doodlebats from Lettering Delights, and I’ve also told you that they design many of Cricut’s cartridges. Well now they are in the SVG business and they have like 40 SVG sets for sale! Cool huh? and many are 40% off right now so check out all their new SVG designs!

They also have a free Monster love bundle up for grabs, download it now while it is free!

Don’t forget you can cut these cool SVGs in Sure Cuts a Lot (SCAL) software that is also on sale right now! These will work with Make the Cut software too BTW :)

All these sets are 40% off!

I’m gonna play with some of theses new SVGs today-inbetween helping DS with his pinewood derby car-it’s sure to get the creative juices flowing! Till next time happy crafting!

Easy Envelopes {and other fun stuff!}

I took my kids to see The Princess and the Frog this week, I have to say it was a wonderful movie, even my 7-year-old son liked it. That influenced my project this week, I used the Pretty Princess Digital stamp set, Pretty Favors SVG and Birthday Cupcakes Stamps & Templates:

Everything you need for a birthday party! Pretty stamps, favor bags and cupcake wrappers all easy and quick!

I used the blank cupcake wrapper template in the Birthday Cupcakes set and took the png version of the crown stamp from the Pretty Princess set and layered the crown on the wrapper before printing. The purple wrapper was cut with my Cricut and SCAL software using the SVG file included in the kit. The Birthday Cupcake set with the SVG template is on sale for $2.25 right now at Lindsay’s stamp stuff!

SVG cutting templates make quick work of favors and decorations!

My friend (and fellow DT) Micki sent me some wonderful cardstock to play with, I printed all of the stamps for this project on Neenah solar white smooth and WOW! that stuff felt like silk to the touch, blending with my Bics, Copics and prismas was a breeze!

I love how bright my colors look on the Neenah cardstock!

I have decided to make an envelope for each card  make when I make it (not 5 minutes before I rush out the door to go to a birthday party) and I figured out a very easy way to make one with my cricut using either SCAL or Design Studio. all you need to do is take 2 rounded rectangles (make sure you check “weld” on each shape you use) and overlay them like this:

An easy way to make an envelope in DS or SCAL!

On the envelope I made here I did that but also I welded a label shape to the flap to fancy it up a bit:)

Stamps/Template: Lindsay's stamp stuff, Markers: Copic/Prismacolor, Paper: DCWV, Punch SU!

I know it is easy to do but You can download my envelopes if you like. They are sized to make a 5.5″x5.5″ envelope but you can simply drag them to the size you need.

Download a scut file to cut with your cricut and any version of scal here. *note this is a plain flap envelope, you can shorten the vertical  flap and weld on a scallop or fancy shape if you wish.

Download a cut file if you have a Cricut and Design Studio and the George cartridge. There are 3 envelopes in this file, each on separate layers, The first layer only used George, the other two also use accent essentials, there is a fancy flap one like the envelope pictured and a scallop flap one. these make 5.5″ square envelopes but you can adjust them as needed:)

And now for the freebie. I know many of you like to make ATCs (artist trading cards) so how about a stamp to use on the back. You can print out a sheet of these on cardstock and stamp and decorate the flip-side, how fun! Click the picture to download:)

Enjoy this fun freebie! Click picture to download. Persona use only, font licensed from http://www.letteringdelights.com.

Let me know what you think of this. If you like it I may make a full set of funky ATC backs!

Now lets see what the rest of the Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff DT has for us today, We have a new Guest Designer and a new Full Time designer, how exciting!

Rebekah Doak

Margie Visnick

Lisa Jurecek

Erin Bailey

Tracey Allen

Melissa Craig

Leanne Garner

Tamara Bennett

Cindi Hooks

Micki Harper

Tracy Vinson *March Guest DT

Thanks for stopping by, til next time happy crafting!

8 Birthday Cards and a Freebie!

Isn’t it funny when you need to get something done for a deadline you struggle but when you have a free day you can knock out 6 cards in an hour? That is how it is for me anyway :) I never seem to have enough birthday cards so I decided to make a set of 8 using my new Recipe card and Folio SVG cutting file with my All Around Phrases, Sweet Stuff and Love Grows here digital stamp sets:

Stamps, Template: Lindsay's Stamp Stuff

All of my stamp sets work well with each other, I think the most versatile is the All Around Phrases digital stamp set because you can pop any other digi stamp (use the png version) in the center and you have an easy to trim element, plus anything in a circle is just cuter :) This card features this weeks sketch from 2s4u, when you need a quick card nothing is easier than using a sketch:

Stamp: Lindsay's stamp Stuff, Paper: K&co, Sketch: 2sketches4you

Here are more of the cards in the set:

Stamps: Lindsay's stamp Stuff, Paper: K&Co

Stamps/Bingo card: Lindsay's Stamp Stuff, Paper: K&co

How about a freebie? I am trying to better organize my scrap space so I have another ribbon organizer for you. Last weekend I gave you the ribbon bobbins, here is a ribbon/fiber card to cut with your Cricut and Sure Cuts a Lot (SCAL) software. If you have a cricut you should have SCAL, it has been around for almost 2 years and has great customer support AND I have a coupon code to save 10% on SCAL: 9388463 it is good til the 18th. If you have SCAL 2 and havent updated recently the new update (SCAL 2.006) is great, you can break apart a design to arrange it on you mat, auto fill, and convert simple clip art into cutting files FUN! The update is free if you have scal 2:)

Here are the fiber cards loaded up with ribbons and fibers, pretty!

Download the Ribbon/Fiber Card SVG here. This make any size card you want!

Download a version that will cut with Design Studio if you have the George Cartridge here. This makes the larger card.

Here is a look at how I cut the cards in SCAL. SCAL lets me re-size the cards however I like for large or small ribbons. I think if I cut more big ones I'll use chipboard for strength.

Now lets see what the Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff Senior DT has been up to this week, the have a new Guest Designer this month too, take a look:

Cindy Coutts *January Guest DT

Janet Rossi

Shannon Neparko

Margie Visnick

Lisa Jurecek

Erin Bailey

Tracey Allen

Diana Stout

Melissa Craig

Leanne Garner

Cindi Hooks

Micki Harper

Jennifer Bliss *visiting us from the Monday crew!

Reserve a day for creative play in your craft space, who knows you might end up making 8 cards in an hour! All of the stamps and templates used in today’s project can be found in the Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff shop, Remember for ever $5 you spend there you get a free single stamp OR at my shop at MyGrafico where you get your stamps INSTANTLY (but no free stamp, sorry.) Another reminder today is the last day to enter the recycling challenge, make a card using ANY digistamp and something recycled, leave me a link to it and I will toss you name in a hat for a chance to win a free set!

Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

Now I'll have a birthday card ready whenever I need one!

Quick cards and freebies!

Tomorrow is December first so I thought we should make some quick cards that are easy to mass produce for Christmas. Everything in the Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff shop at Shophandmade is 10% off until Dec 2nd AND you get a free stamp for ever $5 you spend before dicount! I challenged the Lindsay’s stamp Stuff Junior DT to creat some 10 minutes or less cards using my digital stamps, here are mine:

Stamps, Templates: Lindsay's stamp Stuff, PP: K&co

Stamps, Template: Lindsay's stamp Stuff

This cocoa packet is one of my favorites, I designed the template last Christmas time and it was perfect for giving Starbucks gift cards;) It works well for a cocoa packet too, an inexpensive gift for a teacher or bus driver. Get the templates here:

Here is a printable version.

Here is a version for Cricut DS users with the George Cartridge.

Here is an SVG version for Cricut users with SCAL software.

*Today is the last day you can save 10% on SCAL software with the coupon code: 9794821, it is the perfect Christmas gift for any Cricut owner ;)

all Elements: Lindsay's stamp Stuff

On this card I used the free gingerbread clip art (see freebie pack below) and the scalloped rectangle from the embossed mats set (I adjusted the color to green) and typed “Happy Holidays” over it and printed it out as one image on a piece of cardstock that was my card base. I punched 2 holes and threaded a shot piece of ribbon through and viola: a card in 3 minutes!

Stamps/elements: Lindsay's stamp Stuff

I just did this card this morning, I printed one of the card base sheets from the new Winter Printables kit and cut it in half (you get two cards for one sheet) and folded it. I used the Gingerbread svg file from the freebie pack (I cut it with my cricut and scal software) and glued that on my card over one of the tags from the 3-D Advent Calendar set, then I cut a slit on the fold of my card for my ribbon and added that and finally I added the happy holidays tag also from the Winter Printables set. I added a punched tab at the top and over it an element from the Christmas Cupcakes set. As you can see all of the stamp set from Lindsay’s stamp stuff coordinate beautifully together ;)

Here is a look at the brand new Winter Printable kit:

New Winter Printable kit, only $4 from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff!

Here is your freebie for today ;)

2 stamps, 2 clip arts and 2 svg cutting files, enjoy!

Ready for some more quick cards? Check out what my awesome  DT has in store for you today:

Kristen Hamlin

Joy Stagg

Karin Martin

Jennifer Bliss

Cheryl Gorka

Anette “Nettie” Robins

Cassandra Cushman

Remember: everything at the Lindsay’s stamp Stuff shop at Shophandmade is 10% off til Wednesday and you get a free stamp for ever $5 you spend! Til next time Happy Crafting!

A Festive Christmas {and a freebie!}

When I saw the sketch challenge over on the Pink Persimmon blog I just had to play along:

Christmas Card and Gift box set: Stamps: Pink Persimmion, Bingo Cards: Lindsay's stamp Stuff, Paper: American Crafts

I made this card and box set using the Cute as a Button set from Pink Persimmon (the sketch had a scallop border and the buttons were perfect for that!) I also used new Christmas paper from American Crafts, I like that the paper is sturdy enough to make a die cut box with and it has some glitter and varnish on it too, I’m sot sure if it shows in the photo or not but it is lovely. I also used some of my new Christmas bingo cards form my Christmas Potpourri set. I used my Cricut and SCAL software to cut the scalloped mat out of mirror gold paper I got at Wal-Mart, I also designed the box in SCAL and DS and you can download that template below. Here is a close up of the card:

Fon an inexpensive embellihment strig beads on a stick pin and slip it through a ribbon!

And now for the freebies ;)

Click to download this pretty image ;)

Click here to download the vintage design.

Here are the download links for the gift box available in both printable formats and cutting files for Cricut if you have Design Studio or SCAL software.

Download the Gift Box .cut file if you have  Cricut Design Studio and the Plantain Schoolbook cartridge.

Download the Gift Box SVG file if you have a cricut and SCAL software.

Here is a printable Gift Box template.

Thanks for stopping by and till next time happy crafting!

Spooktackular Stamps and Freebies!

Man, I love Thursdays! I get to see all of the awesome projects the Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff Design Team has created for the week and I get to do my favorite thing: Share some freebies! (And it really makes my day when someone Leaves a comment or buys something from my digital stamp store too!) I have been playing with my brand new stamp set called “Creepy Crows“, take a look:

Stamps, Envelope Templates: Lindsay's Stamp Stuff, Markers: Bic Mark its, Prismacolor, Chartpak

Stamps, Envelope Templates: Lindsay's Stamp Stuff, Markers: Bic Mark its, Prismacolor, Chartpak

When DT member Tracey asked me to make a crow stamp for an ATC swap she was in I said “sure, I’ll make one to go in a Halloween I was working on…” one stamp turned into seven and I gave it a kit of its own, its called Creepy Crow and it was done with a dip pen and bottle of ink so it has a bit of an old gothic feel to it. This is my favorite stamp in the set, it is a journaling spot and it is big, it is available as a png and jpg as are all of the stamps in the set for ultimate versatility!

Stamp: Lindsay's Stamp stuff, PP: Karen Foster, DCWV, Ribbon: Wal-Mart

Stamp: Lindsay's Stamp stuff, PP: Karen Foster, DCWV, Ribbon: Wal-Mart

Here is the set:

Creept Crow digital stamp set: Lindsay's Stamp Stuff

Creept Crow digital stamp set: Lindsay's Stamp Stuff

And here are the freebies:

Download the ATC envelope templates and cutting files and this digital stamp below.

Download the ATC envelope templates and cutting files and this digital stamp below.

Download the October 31st Circle digital stamp here for JPG and here for PNG.

Download a printable template (pdf) here (print this on cardstock for a template then you should be able to get two envelopes from an 8 1/2″x11″ sheet of paper.

Download a cut file for use with a cricut, the George cartridge and Design Studio here.

Download an SVG file to use with your cricut if you have SCAL software. Check the keep proportions box and set the width to 7″. With SCAL you can make this envelope any size you like, have fun!

Now lets see what the rest of the Lindsay’s Stamp stuff DT has been up to:

Diana Stout

Katt

Leanne

Margie

Lisa

Tamara

Janet

Melissa Craig

Kim

Tracey

Row

Ellen Smith AKA “Tink” September Guest DT

Thanks for Stopping by and till next time happy crafting!

Catch a Wave (and some freebies too!)

Wow, we finally have sun up in the northeast!!! I am totally in a beachy mood right now as you can see by my latest card:

Stamp: Lindsay's stamp Stuff, cutting files (They are freebies! download below!)

Stamp: Lindsay's stamp Stuff, cutting files (They are freebies! download below!)

I was inspired by the gals over at Caardvarks to make a window card. I filled a zip-to baggie with hair gel and taped it to back of my window. on the inside there is a gradient blue panel that I made with a kaliedacolor ink pad, brayer and homemade shimmer spray. Here you can see the card closed and open:

Does anyone else have Beach Boys songs stuck in their head?

Does anyone else have Beach Boys songs stuck in their head?

Here you can see the inside of the card, I sealed the baggie with my "Hot Marks" tool and I'm hoping for the best :)

Here you can see the inside of the card, I sealed the baggie with my "Hot Marks" tool and I'm hoping for the best :)

I have had the fortune to try out a Wacom pen tablet. My friend Micki lent me her tablet and I can’t stop playing with the darn thing (hey Micki, do you think you could explain to my husband why I haven’t had time to do any laundry this week LOL!) The digital stamp on this card I made by drawing it right on the tablet, what fun! To see more of my designs click here.

I colored the digistamp with Bic Markits, I wish I cut out the inside of the pail's handle though.

I colored the digistamp with Bic Markits, I wish I cut out the inside of the pail's handle though.

I know it is one of my first attempts with the tablet, I am used to drawing by hand and scanning it into the computer, what do you think? I also drew the sun in inkscape and made a svg file that you can cut with your cricut if you have Sure Cuts A Lot software. I have a scut file for the card base too and I did not forget my cricut peeps who only have the free trial of DS you can make this card with Design Studio using the George cartridge (I think there is a sun die cut on the George card as well that you can use in place of my sun svg.)

Freebie download links:

NEW* here is a printable version of the card and sun template!!!

Here is the SVG of the funky sun for scal/cricut users.

Here is the scut for the card base for scal/cricut users.

Here is the cut file for Design Studio/cricut users with the george cartridge.

Here is the beach scene digital stamp for anyone with a printer ;)

Thanks so much for stopping by! I’d love to hear any comments on the files or tips for using a wacom tablet, or if you just want to say “hello”! Till next time happy crafting!

It’s the Easter Beagle Charle Brown!

We dyed our Easter eggs yesterday, we started off with 16, I think there is 9 in the fridge right now. The dog benefited from 4 dropped eggs on the floor and the girls enjoyed 3 that were accidentally dropped on the table and well, Jackson will not eat an egg unless is it made from chocolate or some other confection. But we had fun! Oh how I love to see the little bowl of bright egg dye! I was playing with the cricut yesterday and figured out how to make a nifty Easter Egg and Business card holder. Check them out:

Die cuts: by me download them for free below!, Stamps: Stampin Up!, Studio G, Paper: DCWV

Die cuts: by me download them for free below!, Stamps: Stampin Up!, Studio G, Paper: DCWV

Here is the business card holder with my cards inside.

Here is the business card holder with my cards inside.

Here is the egg holder with the eggs inside.

Here is the egg holder with the eggs inside.

I used DCWV cardstock for this but I think for the egg holder I would recommend a more rugged cardstock like Stampin Up! if you have any on hand. I used my new sale-a-bration stamps on the boxes and the little bunny is from a cheap Studio G dollar set. Sometimes you have a stamp that that several images that you would like to stamp separately like I  did with the “Yummy” set. I double mounted the stamp to make it more versatile, see:

I cut apart the two designs on the rubber as well as the sticker before mounting them on opposite sides of the wood block. It is easy to line it up because I have the sticker opposite the rubber, KWIM?

I cut apart the two designs on the rubber as well as the sticker before mounting them on opposite sides of the wood block. It is easy to line it up because I have the sticker opposite the rubber, KWIM?

Here are the download links for the boxes. There are Design Studio Files that you can use with George or Plantain Schoolbook, and SVG files for SCAL users and yes they are baby bug compatible!

Egg holder .cut file for DS users with George and one to use with Plantain Schoolbook or an SVG version for SCAL.

Business Card holder for DS users with George, or Plantain Schoolbook or a SVG version for use with SCAL.

No Cricut? No Problem! Here is a printable version. when you print it set the width to 12″ in the printer dialog box and it will be to scale, it will chop off a bit on the end but you can easily add a little length with a ruler, instructions are printed on the sheet.

Just a reminder SCAL software is on sale for 10% off with this coupon code:  until the 12th!

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

Happy Monday Freebie Time!

I hope you had a great weekend. It’s been a few days since I’ve given away a free file so here is a cut little heart Carton that you can cut with your Cricut if You have Design Studio or Sure Cuts a Lot. The original template was designed by Kate Pullen from the About.com stamping forum. You can see her design as well as get a printable version and folding instructions here. With her permission I have made the file available for Cricut users (thanks Kate!) See download links below.

Heart Carton Treat Boxes

Heart Carton Treat Boxes

Front of large box

Front of large box

The sides of the box are flat like a sour cream packet.

The sides of the box are flat like a sour cream packet.

This one is my favorite!

This one is my favorite!

A bow secures it from the top so it can be opened and closed without damage.

A bow secures it from the top so it can be opened and closed without damage.

Wouldn't these make lovely wedding favors?

Wouldn't these make lovely wedding favors?

download links:

A .cut file to be used with Design Studio and the George Cartridge.

An SVG version to use with SCAL software.

All the stamps I used in this are from The Rubber Cafe. I used Mystique glitter embossing powder by Judikins on the hearts after stamping them with a purple rainbow pigment ink pad (versacolor) although the shine looks way better IRL! I made the dark plum boxes with the Design studio (this will work with the original cricut too and the free trial of design studio) and the lavender ones with SCAL. The nice thing about scal is that it is easy to re-size the boxes, with DS you have to re-size every little shape (unless there is some group re-size feature I don’t know about in which case please fill me in!)

Have fun with this, they are very easy to make, perfect for school valentines!

Exciting News!!! I have been invited to join the Creative Cuts and More Design Team on a permanent basis!!! I am so excited, I love their die cuts, I’ll be sharing many projects I’ve made with them in February so stay tuned.

Thanks for stopping by and until next time happy crafting!

Free Adjustable Pillowbox Template!

Hi all! A blog reader asked if I could help her make a pillow-box that she could cut with her Cricut and the Plantin Schoolbook cartridge. (Thanks Pam!) Here is what I came up with:

The Rubber Cafe

Pillow boxes by Lindsay Weirich 2009. Supplies: SCAL/Cricut, Stamps: The Rubber Cafe

The Rubber Cafe

A sweet little tag. Stamps: The Rubber Cafe

I lengthend the svg file to make a larger box

Adjustable pillow box: I lengthend the svg file to make a larger box

I really liked it so I made an SVG version for SCAL users and a printable version as well. They are all adjustable but the svg and printable versions are probably the easiest to adjust. The little boxes can be cut on the 6″x12″ cricut and the larger one can be done by hand or on the expression.

Download the files here:

Pillowbox for Cricut Design Studio Users (plantain Schoolbook) here

SVG Pillowbox for SCAL users here

Printable version for everyone else here!

I also used Accent Essentials (it came with my Expression as well as Plantain Schoolbook and man, I love that little cart! I keep it down in the art room with my little bug) to cut the swirls and scallop tags. The stamp is from The Rubber Cafe, you know I saw the stamp in my DT stuff this month and thought “eh” I wasn’t crazy about it but now that I’ve used it I really think it is sweet, plus it’s the perfect size for a tag! I never would have picked it but I am glad to have it. It’s cute don’t you think.

Enjoy, thanks for stopping by and  happy crafting!

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