Nifty Gifties & a Freebie!

Howdy folks! Can you believe it is May 2oth already? Wow in a few weeks out kids will be home for summer vacation! Why not make some end of year teacher gifts to show your children’s teachers how much you appreciate them. Here I have made a few containers that my children can fill with home-made goodies, I use the new School Papers, Uptown Houndstooth papers, Envelope bonanza, 3-D Posies, School Rules Stamps and today’s freebie from Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff.

All supplies: Lindsay's Stamp Stuff

I used the sketch from 2sketches4you and the challenge at Gingersnap Creations to use a quote, and the black, white + another color at Magical Crafts. the tins are for the Anything but a Card challenge at One Stitch at a time

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A Super quick card! Simply trim the paper from the school papers collage sheet, wrap with ribbon and adhere it to a 4.25" square card, color the teacher quote stamp, cut with mini scallop scissors and adhere over, die cut 2 flowers from Posies SVG set, curl petals and attach with a brad.

The tins were great fun to make, I bought a new can opener that cuts the can slightly under the lid so there is no sharp edges and then the lid sets right back on as neat as you please. The can opener was the good cook brand and I bought it for $8 at the grocery store. I painted the tins red (use spray paint, the acrylic paint I used will scratch off easily, live and learn:) then wrapped them with strips of paper from the Uptown Houndstooth and School Papers set.

on this can I cut 3 flowers from the 3-d posies set and curled the petals, I put foam tape between the layers for extra dimension.

Tip: To print the papers change your printer setting to 8.5×11 borderless and switch the orientation to landscape, then choose center on page and print at 100%. You will get a borderless sheet of paper and the 11″ strips will more than wrap around the tins and you will have leftover paper for other cards. I printed the paper on cream cardstock and it is designed to use little printer ink πŸ˜‰

A strip of printed twill tape and a few stick pins add a nice touch, I'm keeping this one!

It was fun to round-up found objects to use as handles on the lids. Spools, blocks or other toys work great for this! Before I glued the objects on the lid I Cut circles from the bingo cards in the school rules kit to adhere to the lid for a funky base.

Funky, no?

If you are a little pressed for time here is a quick little gifty, I used the ATC envelope from the Envelope bonanza kit to make a easy gift card holder, who wouldn’t love a gift card to Starbucks or a book store?

Quick, cute and easy, gotta love that!

And now for the freebie!

I have no idea who said this but I think I hear Tom Sellec say it on a public servise announcement once:) Click the pic to download. Enjoy!

Well, aren’t I a windbag today? How about we turn it over to the fantabulous Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff DT, let’s see what they have cooked up for us this week:

Cheryl Gorka DT Coordinator

Shannon Neparko

Margie Visnick

Lisa Jurecek

Tracey Allen

Melissa Craig

Leanne Garner

Tamara Bennett

Cindi Hooks

Rebekah Doak

Karin Martin

Jennifer Bliss

Rhonda Walker

Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

Spooky Stamps! {and freebies;)}

Yep, it’s Thursday. You may have noticed that I have been designing more stamp sets lately, I’ve also been revamping some of my single stamps, adding sentiments and offering these new stamps as png as well as jpg files. You can check out the new designs in the Lindsay Stamp Stuff shop. Here are some projects using the Cute Halloween Set:

Stamps: Lindsay's Stamp Stuff, PP: Basic Grey, Cardstock Georgia Pacific, tools: Scor-Pal, Scor-Bog, Cricut, SCAL software (for die cut box)

Stamps: Lindsay's Stamp Stuff, PP: Basic Grey, Cardstock Georgia Pacific, tools: Scor-Pal, Scor-Bog, Cricut, SCAL software (for die cut box)

I had a blast making this card. I had a 5″x6″ folded card base laying on my craft table and I sprayed it with my homemade shimmer spray (pearl) and while that was drying I printed out the haunted house, broom parking a cute witch stamps from the Cute Halloween Set and colored them with my Bic-Markers and a bit of Prismacolor markers for blending. I cut a circle out of silver shimmer cardstock for the moon and adhered it all together with double-sided tape and foam dots for dimension.

Stamps: Lindsay's Stamp Stuff, Cardstock: GP, Markers: Bic Mark-Its, Prismacolor

Stamps: Lindsay's Stamp Stuff, Cardstock: GP, Markers: Bic Mark-Its, Prismacolor

This weeks freebie is the Halloween Candy Border. You can get the jpg version here and the png version here.

The candy border (bottom of page) is your freebie this week (YUM!) I reduced it in size and pasted it twice to stretch across this 8"x8" page. It is designed to repeate well ;)

The candy border (bottom of page) is your freebie this week (YUM!) I reduced it in size and pasted it twice to stretch across this 8"x8" page. It is designed to repeat well πŸ˜‰

I also have a freebie for my SCAL and Cricut friends. You can download this gable box SVG cutting file here.

This little box is the perfect size to stuff with candy for Trick-or-Treaters and it only takes a half a sheet of 12x12 cardstock and 5 minutes to make!

This little box is the perfect size to stuff with candy for Trick-or-Treaters and it only takes a half a sheet of 12x12 cardstock and 5 minutes to make!

Here is a look at all the stamps in the Cute Halloween Set:

Cute Halloween Set: Lindsay's Stamp Stuff, 9 stamps for only $5!

Cute Halloween Set: Lindsay's Stamp Stuff, 9 stamps for only $5!

Now let’s see what the fabulous Design Team has for us today! Also we welcome Cindi Hooks to the DT, you may remember from her Guest Designer spot a few months ago, she is a fun crafty lady sure to bring us lots of cool designs and inspiration.

Cindy Hooks

Diana Stout

Margie

Lisa

Tamara

Janet

Melissa Craig

Kim

Tracey

Row

Ellen Smith AKA β€œTink” September Guest DT

Thanks for Stopping by and till next time happy crafting!

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