Cool Crisp Days Means Thanksgiving is on the Way!

Hi friends! This week I had the pleasure to play with some beautiful new products from our sponsor A.C. Moore and make a Thanksgiving (or Friendsgiving) papercraft project!

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I am a big believer of my projects being pretty and practical so today I am going to show you how to make an easy shaker card invitation and a favor bag that doubles as a place card.

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These are the easiest shaker cards ever!

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These projects feature the new Love Nicole™ line exclusively at A.C. Moore. The products are affordable, high quality and on trend and can be found at your local A.C. Moore store. Don’t worry if you don’t have a store near you, you can use the ideas in this video to come up with projects using the supplies you already own! Watch the video to see how!

Supplies are from the Love Nicole™ line of products exclusively at A.C. Moore unless otherwise noted.

  • Love Nicole™ Die Cut/Embossing Machine
  • Love Nicole™ Stamps/Dies,
  • Love Nicole™ Embossing folders
  • Love Nicole™ Embellishments: Buttons, Clothespins, Shaker kits, Washi tape
  • Love Nicole™ Maple leaf punch
  • Love Nicole™ Autumn Splendor Paper pack

Other Supplies: Zip Dry Glue, Foam Tape, Envelope and Gift Bag Punch Boards (We R Memory Keepers), Double sided Tape, Light blue marker, Brown Archival Ink, Kraft Cardstock, Calligraphy pen (2.0 Elegant Writer)

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Project tips!

  1. Save your scraps! You can die cut or punch embellishments from small paper scraps.
  2. Make paper goods ahead of time for a stress free holiday!
  3. Fill goodie bags with crayons and activity pads for kids or fresh-baked goods for adults! (pre-wrapped candy is a fun & easy option too!)
  4. Stick to one paper pack and a few embellishments/tools to keep crafting simple, coordinated and fun!

I hope you liked today’s project. It was a lot of fun to partner up with A.C. Moore to bring you this fun craft you can share with your friends and family this fall. Happy crafting!

I am SO over winter!

Hi friends! You know what I could go for right now? Some more snow. Just kidding. We do have another 12″-16″ in the forecast tomorrow though. The cold I had has made the rounds and I am still not up to snuff yet. Being sick and cooped up is making me long for springtime and bright colors so I decided for my Papermart project this week to whip up some pastel party favors:

Supplies:

Chalk paint tutorial

Directions:
Paint take out boxes with chalk paint (or use colored boxes also available at Papermart) and let dry. Fold a doily in half and cut out the center. Secure the doily ring around the box with washi tape. Make a washi tape flag by adhering it to half of a paper straw and insert into the side flap of the box.

That  project did put me in a better mood but I tell what, come Monday that groundhog better see his shadow! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

Easy Easter Favor Boxes!

Howdy friends! Yesterday I showed you how to make an Easter Basket out of a cardboard box and today I’ll show you have to make carrot inspired treat box sliders using supplies from Papermart:

I used Macaroon Boxes, Tulle, Satin RibbonRicRac, Baker’s Twine,  Unstrung Merchandise Tags,  Corrugated Paper, and a Glue Gun and Glue Sticks. This was a fun project! You can really adapt it to any theme but I thought carrot colored Easter treats would be handy this time of year.

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They will stand up on their own or you can place them in your snazzy handmade Easter basket!

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Best of all the boxes come neatly stacked in a pack of 25 so you can have them always on hand for upcoming projects and packaging. I love versatile products, don’t you? Thanks so much for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

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A basket from a box? Oh yeah!

Every time I shop at a Sam’s Club I look at the large boxes that stuff comes in. Sometimes the boxes end up in the recycling bin but other times they become a project:

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This Easter basket started out as a Chex Mix box but with a little help from Papermart it became a useful project that was fun to make. Today I’ll show you how.

Supplies: A cardboard box, hot glue gun and glue sticks, twisted paper cord, corrugated paper, foam flowers,  and raffia ribbon. Tomorrow I’ll show you how to make the sweet favor boxes that are in the basket, they are easy too!

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Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

Roller Derby & Wedding Favors!

Hello friends! Last night I took my family to watch a bout of roller derby. I really wanted my kids to see strong female athletes giving their all on the track. The girls of Bangor Roller Derby did not disappoint and they won the match against the Poison Pixies of Dover New Hampshire! It was so much fun to watch and cheer for the home team. Even my son thought it was cool and I really wanted my girls to see that there are other “female” sports other than softball and cheer-leading to be involved in.  Don’t get me wrong, I love that my girls play softball and I have nothing against cheering, my girls have done that as well but roller derby is freaking cool, I wish it was around when I was in my twenties!

OK I know you visit my blog for the crafty goodness and not the sports report so today I am going to share the latest addition to my shop. It is a set of SVG die cutting templates to make boxes and paper bows! Don’t worry there are printable PDF versions too. 😉

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You get a tall box sized to fit 12″x12″ paper, a shorter box sized to fit 8.5″x11″ paper and 2 bows plus labels for the boxes.  6 SVG cutting files in all. When re-sizing in your software be sure to check the “keep proportions” box so the box does not get skewed. The printables are arranged on two 8.5″x11″ sheets. The box can be made larger by cutting the template in half on the alteration line and taping a piece of paper between the two halves. You can make it taller to fit your needs. These boxes would be cute as party favors, wedding table decorations or gift boxes, you can find the kit here.

Puff Box & Paper Bows SVG

Oh and speaking of roller derby, or skating in general you might like this skate card template set as well:

Skate Card SVG

another cool thing about derby is that they skate on quad (old fashioned) low top skakes, i used to work at a roller rink and I still wear my low top speed skates whenever I take the kids out to skate. My kids like the “blades” but hopefully they see the coolness of their mom’s ways…well, maybe not. I hope you are having a great weekend! Til next time happy crafting!

Take Out Box Favors!

Here is a fun quick idea you can make for a wedding OR change up the colors for a birthday party or bridal shower. I used 1 pint Carry Out boxes (50 boxes for $5.59) from Papermart as well as unstrung merchandise tags (I got a box of 1000 months ago and I find so many uses for them!) and don’t forget the ribbons! Have a look at this video to see how easy it is to make a truly custom favor box.

I love how you can get a custom look for pennies! Each box cost less than a quarter to make and you can make a huge batch in an afternoon and have supplies left over for other projects! Check out our sponsor Papermart for all of your packaging needs. Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

Customer Movie Party!

Howdy folks! Hot enough for you? Boy we skipped spring in New England and now we are looking at a heat wave, seems like a great day to stay inside and craft! Then go to the beach, then come home and craft some more!

Do you have a party to throw in the near future? I’ve got you covered with Printable Party Packs and SVG sets so you can make your own stylish favors and decorations. See what Michele from Grumpy Boy Cupcakes made with the Movie Party Kit and the Movie Banner and Candy Wrapper set:

and check out these push-pop cupcakes {Michele, may we PLEASE have the recipe and directions for these!?! pretty please with a cherry on top 🙂 )

Looks like the kids had a blast too! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome party with us Michele! Here are the kits Michele used for her movie party:

Movie Party KitREtro Movie Clips & CuttingMovie Banner & Wrappers!

And here are some other party products you might like!

Fancy Cupcake Box SVGBag Bonanza!Party Lantern SVGBeach Party PrintablesSoccer Party KitBaseball Party SVG & Printables!Pizza Party PrintablesValentine Party Add-onBachelorette Party PrintablesArcade Party Printables

Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

40% off and a freebie!

OK now that I have you attention I want to let you know that EVERYTHING in the Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff shop at Mygrafico is 40% off today only! Be sure to hurry over because the sale is over Midnight tonight (Saturday). Here is a set of party favors I made with my new Vintage Halloween Labels stamp set and my brand new Halloween Favors SVG and printable template set:

Cut these 3 favor boxes with your cricut (or by hand) with the Halloween favors set and decorate them with Vintage Halloween Labels all from Lindsay's stamp stuff

I used test tube shooters (instead of real test tubes, they are food safe, have a stopper and unbreakable plastic BTW they are way cheaper too!) you can get them at a bar/restaurant supply store online.

I think the sets work well together and they are so fun to make. The coffin box cuts as one piece so it saves paper, the scoring can be a bit tricky on the lid so I added a scut2 file with some perforated scoring marks to make it a bit easier for SCAL users. The directions and scoring guides for all of the boxes are on the printable versions of the templates. Refer to them as you build your boxes!

Now for a freebie, it is a scary skull that you can cut inside a tag (even make a stencil) or cut from vinyl to make some erie Halloween wall art, it’s up to you, just have fun! Click on the pic to download.

Here is a peek at the 2 new Halloween sets up in the shop this week, don’t forget that the 40% off sale at Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff is over Saturday at midnight!

Till next time happy crafting!