Cupcake Carrier,Customer Spotlight and a Freebie!

Wow, I am glad the weekend is here, did you every have one of those weeks where every day brought a new disaster? Well, I’m glad it is over and I can enjoy the weekend with my family 🙂 One bring spot of the week (yesterday actually) was that I finished up a SVG set, it is a Cupcake Carrier and cupcake parts you can use to make lots of fun stuff. The insert that holds te cupcake is separate (you just slide it in) so you can use it as a regular box or basket too. You can never have too many boxes I always say:

The SVG files will work in both SCAL and MTC. Printable templates included too.

I used one of the cupcakes on an easy-breazy card too:

Tip: Chalk around the edges of die cut shapes to add dimension!

The other bright spot of my week was yesterday when I got and email from Connie Massengale, she sent me photos of two adorable projects using my 3-D Mailbox Template:

Here is what Connie said “I am a scrapbook volunteer-teacher to a group of 12+ ladies at church, and we are having our quarterly 3-day weekend crop next weekend at a nearby lake cabin.  On each gal’s work table I am placing one of these darling mailboxes, filled with chocolates.  The ladies’ ages range from 33-91, and I know all are going to just love your design.”

Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us and have a great time at that 3 day crop…you got room for one more? LOL!


Also I have a little freebie for you, it is a graveyard scene that would be cute as a card overlay, click the picture to download.

Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

Fun Favors and a Freebie!

I have been getting ready for my daughters’ birthday party all week and today I want to share the favor boxes and cupcake wrapper I made. I used the Pretty Favor SVG and the Alice ATC collage sheet sets which are both 30% off thru Friday along with everything else at Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff:

I cut the favor box, banner and cupcake wrapper with my cricut, to see the entire banner please check out yesterdays post.

The favor boxes were cut with my Cricut MAchine and SCAL software (on sale $15 off!) using the SVG file in the Pretty Favor Kit (printable versions are included in the kit too if you don’t have a cricut) and they were so quick to make!

The best thing about these boxes is that they cut quickly. I get two 4"x5"x1.5" boxes from a 12"x12" paper. A bit of hot glue and the box is done!

I simply cut out and assembled the boxes, added fringe or flowers made from crepe paper party streamers and images from the Alice ATC collage sheet kit. This project qualifies for the following challenges: Crafty calendar (blue and flowers-the gift bag in the tip photo),   Our Creative Corner6 (fun with folds-folded, pleated, fringed crepe paper), Paper Take Weekly (inspiration-top photo), Pocket Full of Poises (flowers), Practical Scrappers (buttons), Scrappekammeret and Southern  Girls Challenge (anything goes), Scrappy Frogs (make your own flowers-on the gift bags in the 2nd photo)

When the kids got home from school I let them fill the boxes with candy and favors!

Here is a look at the kits I used:

And now for your freebie, a quick to cut cupcake wrapper, enjoy! Click the preview to download.

Now lets see what the rest of the Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff team has been working on this week:

Cheryl Gorka DT Coordinator

Shannon Neparko

Margie Visnick

Tracey Allen

Melissa Craig

Cindi Hooks

Micki Harper

Karin Martin

Rhonda Walker

Diane Bove

Tracy Vinson

Laurel Seabrook

Be sure to check out the September Sale at Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff to save 30% on everything through Friday!

Til next time happy crafting!

Fun Favors & a Freebie!

I can’t get enough of die-cut boxes! I designed a new set this week called Fun Favors and used them in this set. I’ve had Christmas on the brain lately (maybe due to the warm weather we are having, I must really want to cool off:) so I also made a card with the Warm Winter digistamps from Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff.

I colored the snowman with my prismacolor markers, since so much of it is white it was really quick (you could easily make a batch of these) and the “noel” label is from the pepermint holiday collection at Lettering Delights. I like to print up a sheet of sentiments and cut them apart as I need them, I used scraps leftover from making the boxes to decorate the card.

This set qualifies for the following challenges: Our Creative Corner, Stamp Something (Christmas), Penny’s Paper Crafty(anything goes), TCP (use die cuts) and the sketch from a crafty little place.

Here is a look at my new Fun Favors template set, you can cut them with a cricut and SCAL software or print them out (JPG) and cut them by hand, best of all both versions are re-sizable!

Now here is your freebie, a cute milk carton! Tip: seal one end (of the top) but leave the other unglued so the box can be opened and shut without ripping. Click the pic to download.

Now let’s see what the rest of the DT has for us today:

Cheryl Gorka DT Coordinator

Margie Visnick

Lisa Jurecek

Tracey Allen

Melissa Craig

Tamara Bennett

Cindi Hooks

Karin Martin

Jennifer Bliss

Rhonda Walker

Diane Bove

Tracy Vinson

Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

Shower time!

My niece is getting married next moth and today was her bridal shower, she picked the most unusual color scheme for her wedding but it is truly stunning: Orange, green with grey and black, it did not scream wedding to me at first until I played around with the colors, here is the card I made her:

Dress card die cut: Creative Cuts & More, Stamps: Autumn Leaves, Inkadinkado, Stampin Up, Paper: Bazzill, American Crafts

I found this Dress Window die cut card from Creative Cuts & More stashed away with my white paper scraps and had to use it, I added some stamping and decorated the inside so there would be something pretty to see though the dress cutout:

I think I like decorating the inside of the card as much as I like making my homemade envelopes!

The envelope for this card is a SVG freebie (to cut with your Cricut and SCAL software) I designed and you can grab it here, it is adjustable in SCAL2 (square or rectangle), in scal 1 you are stuck with it being a square envelope, but you can still make it whatever size square you want.

Now, my niece is a very talented crafter, she was over the other day using my Cricut and she told me that she was going to buy thank you cards for the wedding instead of making them (Hats off to any bride who sends thank you notes, homemade or store-bought!) so I decided to letterpress her a set of 10 thank you notes, here you can see the detail of the debossed letterpress design:

Letterpress plates and paper: Lifestyle Crafts

If you remember a few months ago I showed you how I made a letterpress bed to fit in my Big Shot diecutter, if you want directions to make one for less than $10 check out this post, as you can see it works as well as the $149 kit from Lifestyle crafts and you can use their plates in it. Here are the cards and matching envies:

Envelope paper: K&Co, Tool: Scor-pal

Also I while back I showed you how to make envelopes with your Scor-pal, if you missed it you can see the video and grab my cheat sheet here.

These projects qualify for the following challenges: Annabelles Stamps (embossing), Clearly I Stamp (thank you cards), Cowgirls Sunday Stamping Challenge, DigiDoodles (anything goes), Creative craft Challenge (bride),  I Did It (buttons & bows), Totally Gorjuss (congrats) and Wee Memories (stamping.)

Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

Glimmer Mist Tips & Tricks!

Happy Saturday! I got a chance to play with my shipping tag freebie SVG template the other day and made these:

I inked, masked, sprayed and stamped these

I was all excited to use my glimmer mist (OK, my one bottle of glimmer mist and my 8 homemade versions that work just as well!) because Elania from the gingersnap creations group showed us how to unclog our bottles of shimmer spray!

Here is what worker for me: How to unclog bottles of glimmer mist:

  1. pull up on the spray nozzle to remove the spray cap and soak in hot water for 20 minutes.
  2. poke a long straight pin down the exposed tube in the top of the screw-on spray part, this will remove any dried particles.
  3. take the spray caps out of the water and use canned air or an air compressor to spray air through the cap.

That outta do it! In some cases if the air does not work you can soak the spray cap longer. To prevent the mist from clogging again do not shake the bottles violently up and down, instead swirl the bottles in a “bell” type motion, trust me, it works! If you want to be really sure it will not clog you can pop off the cap and rinse the spray cap each time you use it but I’ll take my chances.

I used my cricut and SCAL software to cut some masks from cardstock and acetate to sponge ink over on the tags, they work great with the spray mists too!

If you want my recipe for homemade glimmer mist it is on this post.

These tags are for the gingersnap creations challenge to Case a Ginger and I chose Dan99, for one because I used his bird and wrought iron SVG files to make masks and two because he makes cool artsy tags all the time:)

Now I need to use these tags for something so they don’t end up in my ever-growing stack of UFOs (unfinished objects), I’ll keep you posted;)

Thanks for stopping by, have a great weekend and til next time happy crafting!

Sweet Set {of cards}

As you know my birthday was last week and since my friends and family spoiled me rotten I am in need of many thank you cards so I made a bunch with my new Sweet Treats 2 and Sweet Stuff digital stamps from Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff:

Digital stamps: Lindsay's stamp Stuff: Rubber stamped sentiments from SU!, Inkadinkado, Paper from PSX, Sandylion

The Sweet Treats 2 stamp set is so fun, in addition to the “goodies” included with the kit you can also use digital stamps from the Sweet Stuff set and even rubber stamps to combine with this it is so fun! I recommend using the png versions of the files in the kit and place the cake plates on top of the goodies for best results and yes, you can even layer these in word or Open Office  if you don’t have fancy software;) Here are closer looks at the cards:

These cards qualify for the following challenges:2 Sisters (anything goes), Clearly I stamp (gratitude), Critter Challenge (thank you) and Raise the Bar (baked goodies).

Take a look at all {14!} of the stamps you get in this set:

And now for the freebie, it is a sweet SVG set, a jar you can fill with goodies, how cute would that be on a card or scrapbook page? SVG templates can be cut on with your Cricut using SCAL software. If you don’t have a cricut, no worries, the printable template is included;)

a fun little freebie template for you 🙂 click the pic to download!

Now let’s see what the rest of the Lindsay’s stamp Stuff DT has for us this week:

Cheryl Gorka DT Coordinator

Shannon Neparko

Margie Visnick

Lisa Jurecek

Melissa Craig *a bit late today, please check back:)

Leanne Garner

Tamara Bennett

Cindi Hooks

Micki Harper

Karin Martin

Jennifer Bliss

Rhonda Walker

Diane Bove

Tracy Vinson

Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

Strawberries, Watermelons and a freebie!

Happy Thursday folks! What a week, rain, fog and humidity, I was so hoping to get out and pick strawberries but I guess this card will have to suffice:

Template (envelope bonanza), Digital Stamps (Strawberries & Watermelon) both from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff

I used my new Strawberries and Watermelon set to make this card, I printed the berry basket on Neenah and colored it with Copics. The decorative edge was done with a SU punch (love how it goes around corners, it is seriously one of the only 2 edge punches I own, are you sick of seeing it yet?)  I used My Envelope Bonanza set to cut the petal envelope using SCAL software and my Cricut, Easy Peasy! This card qualifies for the following challenges: ABC, Annebelle Stamps (pink & Green), Bee crafty (pink & girly), Bunny Zoe’s Crafts (girly), Cupcake Craft Challenges (strawberries & cream), Everybody Art Challenge (pink & green) and Little C’s (photo inspiration).

The background paper is from the inch by inch collection at Lettering Delights. It is so summery! Here is a look at the complete Strawberries and Watermelon digital stamp set:

You get 7 highly detailed digital stamps for $5! Perfect for summer!

Now for the freebie, There was a discussion at MyGrafico on where to find the popular shipping tags the Tim Holtz uses and I explained how to make some from manilla folders (incase you did not want to buy a bulk box of 1,000) and I thought, Hey, why not make a SVG file so we can cut them with our Cricuts and SCAL software! In the example I have glued on the hole re-enforcers but I recommend inking and decorating the tag first then gluing on the re-enforcers so it looks neater 😉 Click the picture to download.

Enjoy this handy freebie, it's the perfect project for a scal/cricut newbie 🙂

Now let’s see what the DT has in store for us today:

Cheryl Gorka DT Coordinator

Shannon Neparko

Margie Visnick

Lisa Jurecek

Leanne Garner

Tamara Bennett

Cindi Hooks

Micki Harper

Rebekah Doak

Karin Martin

Rhonda Walker

Diane Bove

Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

Freebies, Freebies Everywhere!

Howdy folks, I hope you are having an excellent weekend. I have a new freebie for you today but first I want to show you two cards I made with thursday’s freebie and mention the Fathers Day sale going on at MyGrafico, Save 25% on everything at Lindsays Stamp Stuff including the new sets I added this week!

Stamps: Lindsay's stamp Stuff, Papers: Lilybimble all available at mygrafico.com

I use the stick dog and cat freebie that coordinated with the People Mix  & Match set for the focal point of the card. The adorable papers are from the Maribelle collection form Lilybimble, a talented new designer at MG. I simply chose to print the papers in my photo software selecting 4 to a page, that shrunk the pattern making it perfect scale for cards.

BTW the cards here qualify for the following challenges: Creative Card Crew (thank you) and Creative Cottage (it takes two: Card and a matching envelope).

Stamps: Lindsay's stamp Stuff, Paper: Autumn Leaves, Font: LD Noodge

Aren’t they fun! I’m not sure if I like using the digital stamps of the SVG designs better, they are both a lot of fun! Now the stamps I used in the cards a free in my shop but I had a customer request for faces with curly hair to match the people in the mix & match set so here they are, click to download:

this coordinates with the people mix & match set from Lindsay's stamp stuff, you get 2 stamps (png & jpg) and SVG cutting files for your Cricut machine!

Speaking of NEW I just released this digital stamp set in the shop Yesterday, it is called Strawberries and Watermelon:

This set is 25% off this weekend along with everything else!

What are you waiting for, get shopping at save 25% off all Digital stamps. papers and SVG templates at Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff. The sale ends Sunday at Midnight so don’t wait!

Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

3-D Flowers and a Freebie!

Happy Thursday folks! This is a fun week here at Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff, we have all of our designers in one big group posting together, what fun! We’ll take a look at their work in a bit but first here is a couple of boxes I made with my Box Bonanza templates and decorated with my new 3-D posies set:

I think I will fill these boxes with tulip bulbs for my mom and sister for mother's day {don't worry, they don't read my blog!}

The set comes with full instruction on making these flowers. These were fun to figure out and design:) I use my Cricut machine and SCAL software to cut out all of the elements here (so quick!) but I also include printable patterns in the kits as well. here are some close up looks:

The purple and pink rosebuds and fringed flowers only use one die cut a peice, so quick and easy. The yellow flower is several die cuts glued together.

This project qualifies for the following challenges: Chrismacardz (they have a wedding challenge and I think these would make lovely wedding favors), Creative Craft challenges (flowers) and also the botanical challenge (GC51) at Gingersnap Creations.

Here is a look at the 3-D Posies and Plant Pics template set:

Now here is your freebie: It is a flat 5 petal slightly funky flower you can use as is or do a little snippin’ and gluin’ and make this:

Here is a SVG and Printable template you can use to make a flat or 3-D flower, click the pic to download:)
Here is a SVG and Printable JPG template you can use to make a flat or 3-D flower, click the pic to download:)

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

Cheryl Gorka DT Coordinator

Margie Visnick

Lisa Jurecek

Erin Bailey

Tracey Allen

Melissa Craig

Leanne Garner

Tamara Bennett

Cindi Hooks

Micki Harper

Rebekah Doak

Karin Martin

Jennifer Bliss

Rhonda Walker

Thanks for stopping by! Happy Mother’s Day to all you moms out there and til next time happy crafting!