a free valentine craft for you!

I am ga-ga for valentines, especially ones with a vintage flair and if they can hold candy all the better! Today I put together an easy tutorial {with freebies} so you can make a cute hanging heart pocket too:

You can read, print or save my PDF tutorial here. The papers and circle text stamp are freebies and the typewriter stamp is from the Steampunk Style digital stamp set:

Steampunk Stamps

There is so much you can do with the Steampunk kit, I love it for masculine birthday cards too! Here is the freebie kit, BTW the PDF tutorial is in the kit too:) Click the pic to download it πŸ™‚

Freebie: Vintage Sheet Music

Now let’s see what the rest of the Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff DT has created for us today, also we must bid a fond farewell to Laurel Seabrook, we have enjoyed her stunning creations every week for the past 6 months and we will miss you!

Cheryl Gorka DT Coordinator

Shannon Neparko

Margie Visnick

Tracey Allen

Leanne Garner

Cindi Hooks

Micki Harper

Karin Martin

Jennifer Bliss

Rhonda Walker

Diane Bove

Laurel Seabrook

One more thing, today’s project qualifies for the following challenges: bunnyzoescrafts (love is in the air), craftycardmakers (red+die cut), OSAAT, Paper Players, wagsnwhiskersrubberstamps,Β  (Valentines), paper-craftingjourney , stamp something (Let’s get Digital), TSG clear stamps (color challenge) and woodware usa (hearts).

Thanks for stopping by and til next time Happy Crafting!

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A Sparkly Heart Freebie!

Hello friends πŸ˜‰ I heard an awful rumor that Christmas is next week! Tell me it’s not so! LOL!Β  I’m wrapping up my shopping and homemade gifts this week, one of my most popular gifts is my scrapbook calendars. Here is a page from this years using my Colored Calendar Page Toppers and paper from the Winter Printables kit from Lindsay’s stamp Stuff:

All Elements: Lindsay's Stamp Stuff

Can you see I am on a red and aqua kick these days. To see the January page and learn how to make a calendar check out last Thursdays post, you can also read about the awesome sale I have happening in my stores πŸ˜‰Β  As you can see I am gearing up for another holiday, Valentines day! These pics were taken last Valentine’s Day, doesn’t my hubby look handsome;) Here is a little freebie for you, I used both of these elements on the above page:

Oh la la! a sparkly flourish and valentine for you! Click the picture to download πŸ˜‰

Now let’s see what the talented Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff DT has been up to:

Janet Rossi

Shannon Neparko

Margie Visnick

Lisa Jurecek

Erin Bailey

Tracey Allen

Melissa Craig

Tamara Bennett

Cindi Hooks

Micki Harper December Guest DT

Thanks for taking a little time away from your busy holiday schedule to visit with me today, Till next time Happy Crafting!

Oh la la! A Fancy Tea Party! {and freebies!)

If you are a parent of a 5 year old girl you know all about Fancy Nancy. My friend Kathy and I (she also had 5 year old twin girls) decided to take our kids out Christmas shopping and to dinner the other night. We ate at Denny’s (does it get any fancier?) and when we asked one of Kathy’s daughters if she wanted breakfast or dinner she said “I’ll have Brunch, it’s Fancier!” And so was born the inspiration of todays project using the Winter Printables kit and the template from the 3-D advent calendar from Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff:

Stamps, papers, templates: Lindsay's Stamp Stuff

I used the Cricut and SCAL software to cut my paper boxes form inexpensive white cardstock (GP from Sams club, 250 sheets for $7) then I trimmed the pattern paper from the kit with deco edge scissors to decorate the boxes. To make a two layer cake I just made 6 small boxes (use the template that comes in the kit with 2 boxes on one sheet) and 6 large boxes (use the template that has the instructions typed on it, you can crop the template before printing it so it will fill a whole sheet of cardstock and make a bigger box), I simply arranged them in a hexagon and stacked them. Easy Peasy!

This cake is made from favor boxes from the 3-D advent calendar, the papers and cupcake wrappers are from the Winter Printables kit all available in the Lindsay's Stamp Stuff Shop!

The cupcake wrappers come in the Winter Printables kit and they are so simple, just print, trim and tape and you have the cutest cupcakes on the block!

The green paper is from the Winter Printables kit, the stamp and template are included in today's freebie!

For the invitation I cut the base out of pink cardstock and traced the front on to my green pattern paper from the Winter Printables kit, trimmed and glued to the front of the card. I used the free digital stamp from todays freebie kit to make the tea-bag tag. I changed the color to white and used my paint bucket tool to fill in the background with red before printing and trimming. I wanted the tag to look like a Salada tea tag because when I was 5 (til I graduated high school) I had tea (OK more like milk, sugar and a little tea) with Mom every morning and that was what we drank. now that I’m a mom I have my tea in the afternoon when my kids come home and If they want some I let them (but I made it a decaf) and it is nice πŸ˜‰ And I still drink Salada.

Here is a look at the new Winter Printables set:

All this crafty goodness for only $4!

…and here is your freebie:

Click to download this weeks freebie!

Now let’s see what the talented LSS Senior Design Team has been working on this week. We also have a new guest Designer too this month, please welcome Micki Harper to the team!

Micki Harper December Guest DT

Janet Rossi

Shannon Neparko

Margie Visnick

Lisa Jurecek

Erin Bailey

Tracey Allen

Melissa Craig

Tamara Bennett

Cindi Hooks

Cheryl Gorka *a bonus project!

Thanks for stopping by and til next time have a “fancy” day and happy crafting!

Recoloring digital stamps and a freebie! {or two!}

Happy October everyone! Hard to believe that September is gone already! A new month bring us a new guest designer at Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff but first, have you ever wanted to print your digital stamps in different colors? Heck yeah! I’ll show you an easy way to go from black to bright, it’s like having a million new inkpads πŸ˜‰

Here is an example of the recolored digital stamps. See below to learn how.

Here is an example of the recolored digital stamps. See below to learn how.

All of the new stamp sets at Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff offer png files as well as jpg files, they give you more versitility and the transparet background allows you to layer images. Let’s learn how to recolor our stamps:

Stamps and paper: Lindsays Stamp Stuff. The Sentiment and the background paper are today's Freebie! See download links below ;)

Stamps and paper: Lindsays Stamp Stuff. The Sentiment and the background paper are today's Freebie! See download links below πŸ˜‰

In the above example the stamp has been changed from black to yellow, the pattern paper was made from recolored stamps as well.

In these examples I added color to colored stamps with my bic Mark its:

After Printing my recolored stamps I added another layer of color with solvent based markers.

After Printing my recolored stamps I added another layer of color with solvent based markers.

Quick and easy, that's my type of card! Stamps&paper: Lindsay's Stamp Stuff

Quick and easy, that's my type of card! Stamps&paper: Lindsay's Stamp Stuff

you can make these cards in a minute since there is no elaborate coloring involved, nice!

you can make these cards in a minute since there is no elaborate coloring involved, nice!

here is how to recolor a stamp:

Step one: Open your graphic editing software. I’m using Paint Shop Pro Photo software but Photoshop elements is quite similar. Open the file you wish to recolor. A png file is best but this will work on a jpg file too (I tried it to make sure;)

Click on the Adjust tab and choose Hue/saturation/lightness.

Click adjust and pich Hue/sturation/lightness. If you are not using PSP look for works like hue, color, channel mixer or red/green blue. you will find there are many ways to adjust the color of your stamp in any of the craphic/photo software you use.

Click adjust and pick Hue/saturation/lightness. If you are not using PSP look for works like hue, color, channel mixer or red/green/blue. you will find there are many ways to adjust the color of your stamp in any of the graphic/photo software you use.

Click the default button and you will see two preview boxes that look the same. Click colorize, then play with the sliders to get the color you want (top slider), the brightness aka saturation (Left slider), and the lightness (right slider). Note if you are using a jpg file you will need to keep the lightness towards light because the fader will effect the background too making it black or grey, with a png file you don’t need to worry as the background is clear.

Here is what it looks like is PSP. You may have faders like I do or you my have boxes where you type how much red, green and blue you want. Just play around until you get the color you want;)

Here is what it looks like is PSP. You may have faders like I do or you my have boxes where you type how much red, green and blue you want. Just play around until you get the color you want;)

I layered the colored leaf stamps over one another (see, because it is a png I can overlap them and you see the colors beneath) to make this free card background paper for you. I even put a “created by” spot on the back for you to sign your name because DT Tracey gave me heck for not signing my cards πŸ˜‰

Here is a freebie for you, print and cut the paper in half and you have 2 card bases ready to go! It is easy on the ink cartridges too!

Here is a freebie for you, print and cut the paper in half and you have 2 card bases ready to go! It is easy on the ink cartridges too!

Download the free card base paper here

Click below to download this Lindsay's Stamp Stuff Free digital stamp!

Click below to download this Lindsay's Stamp Stuff Free digital stamp!

Download the free “So Grateful” stamp here for a png version, and here for a jpg version.

Here is a peek at the Leaf prints stamp set. I included a printable sheet too (not shown) with the sentiments inside the frame as shown in my card samples because I know not everyone has (or wants) fancy software, sometimes ya just want to print and color!

Lindsaysstampstuff_LP_preview

Now lets see what the fabulous Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff DT has cooked up for us this week. I want to welcome Ceal Pritchett as out October Guest DT, I want to thank Ellen Smith for giving us a bonus project this week and big hugs to Shannon Neparko who designed the way cool stamp preview and who has been helping me tirelessly zipping up stamp set files (this chick knows her stuff) and I’m happy to report she is joining the team Full time!

Ceal Pritchett October Guest DT

Shannon *Welcome to the team!

Cindy

Katt

Diana

Margie

Lisa

Janet

Melissa Craig

Kim

Tracey

Ellen Smith AKA β€œTink” September Guest DT Bonus Project!

Now that you are all inspired I want to remind you that we are sponsoting Insparational Card Sketches again (see yesterdays post for my take on the sketch) this week where you can win some Lindsay’s Stamps! Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

Mahalo {Thanks} to you!

I must say when I started this blog just about a year ago I didn’t think anyone would bother to read it…boy was I wrong! Thank you for all of you your visits and kind comments;) They make my day! As a thanks I thought I would share a pack of 9 origami papers I made that you can print and use as much as you like. Here I printed the pink paper on plain old copy paper in the general printing mode and used a Hawaiian shirt origami pattern to make this shirt based on the sketch over at 2sketches4you, what do you think?

Hawaiin Paper: Lindsay Weirich Freebie, see downlod link above, Blue Clouds: DCWV, Bitty Letter Stamps: Studio G

Hawaiian Paper: Lindsay Weirich Freebie, see download link above, Blue Clouds: DCWV, Bitty Letter Stamps: Studio G

Here is the paper pack you can download for free πŸ˜‰

Here is a freebie for you! Download link above.

Here is a freebie for you! Download link above.

Thanks so much for stopping by, I love to hear what you think of the papers so if you have a minute leave a comment, I appreciate them all. Til next time happy crafting!

Freebie for the kids (and kids at heart:)

Happy Sunday everyone, sorry I didn’t have time to post over the past 2 days, my kids got out of school for the summer on Friday and yesterday I spent a lovely afternoon with my high school classmates for our 15th class reunion. What fun! I was nice to see (despite my classes reputation for being slackers and partiers) that we all turned out OK!

Today I made a little card kit. I was drawing with my children this morning and I sketched a couple “party animals” and I thought hmmm, that would be cute on a kids card, then I thought, hmmm why not make a card that a kid could color:

Party Animal Card Kit Freebie: Lindsays Stamp Stuff

Party Animal Card Kit Freebie: Lindsays Stamp Stuff

Just print and cut the sheet in half and you have two cards already embellished, let junior color in the animals and you’re done! There is even a “handmade by” on the back so your little one can proudly write their name when they are finished. Now you will never be caught short handed when a child’s birthday rolls around!

Download the ready to color card kit here.

If you just want the stamps you can download the elephant digital stamp here and the party chicken digital stamp here. *Note, I literally drew these on a scrap of paper with a ball point pen this morning, these are nothing fancy but if you can use them enjoy πŸ˜‰

While I have your ear I woulds also like to ask for your help. My Friend Terry over at Creative Cuts and More has a customer with a sick child. She has a brain tumor that is inoperable but there is hope with chemotherapy. They are selling handmade cards to help with the financial strains on the family. If you have any extra handmade cards that you could send to her shop for them to sell, all money will go the the family to help with hospital bills I would appreciate it. You can mail any handmade cards to:

Creative Cuts & More
10940 South Parker Road #435
Parker, CO 80134

Thank you so much! Also Creative cuts and more is looking for some guest designers. If you can rock a die cut you should apply and I have to say that Terry is a dream to work for! Interested? Click here for details.

That’s all for today, thanks for stopping by, enjoy the freebies and till next time happy crafting!

Card Kit Freebie!

I am a hybrid crafting kinda girl. I love the flexibility of digital but I still love to get my hands dirty with traditional supplies. When I make cards I usually just use scraps leftover from other projects. I love digital paper but I wouldn’t want to print out a full sheet just for a card, ink is expensive you know. So I designed some printable card kits. each kit has enough paper and embellishments for 3 cards. Just print, trim and glue it to a pre-folded card, add a stamp and you’re done.Β  I made this kit in a school theme for my lovely blog readers just in time to make end-of-the-school-year teacher cards. All of the pattern paper and elements came from one printed sheet. Take a look:

these 3 cards were made with the freebie cardkit printed once, the middle card uses the freebie digital stamp (Lindsay's Stamp Stuff) other rubber stamps are by Inque Boutique.

these 3 cards were made with the freebie cardkit printed once, the middle card uses the freebie digital stamp (Lindsay's Stamp Stuff) other rubber stamps are by Inque Boutique.

Here is a closer look at the digital stamp. I colored it with colored pencils and blended it with a pointy Q-Tip and goo-gone:)

Here is a closer look at the digital stamp. I colored it with colored pencils and blended it with a pointy Q-Tip and goo-gone:)

Here is the card kit sheet:

Lindsay's Stamp Stuff Card Kit Freebie (download links below)

Lindsay's Stamp Stuff Card Kit Freebie (download links below)

Here is a digital stamp I made to coordinate with this kit but if digi-stamping isn’t your cup of tea you can use a stamp from your stash.

Lindsay's Stamp Stuff Digital Stamp Freebie (download link below)

Lindsay's Stamp Stuff Digital Stamp Freebie (download link below)

Download the printable card kit here

Download the digistamp here.

here is a preview of the other card kits available at Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff:

Lindsay's Stamp Stuff Card Kit: Elegant Black and Cream

Lindsay's Stamp Stuff Card Kit: Elegant Black and Cream

Lindsay's Stamp Stuff Card Kit: Birthday

Lindsay's Stamp Stuff Card Kit: Birthday

Here is the same Elegant kit but without the color. You can print this on white or whatever color of cardstock you like and save on ink!

Here is the same Elegant kit but without the color. You can print this on white or whatever color of cardstock you like and save on ink!

Since this id the first time I am offering the kits I’d love your feedback, let me know what you think πŸ˜‰ The kits will be $2 each and you can print them as many times as you like!

Have a great Memporail Day, thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

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