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!

Bring on the Coffee!

Today I thought I would use images from one of my favorite sets (the first set I created actually) Coffee Talk:

Digital Stamp and Templates: Lindsay's stamp stuff, Markers: Copic

I printed the coffee cups a few times on white cardstock and colored them with my Copics, I wanted them to look like postage stamps so I trimmed around the block with stamp-edge scissors and pierced around the elements. Cool, no?

I colored the stamps with copics on GP cardstock.

The rubber stamps in the background are from the pages seals set (company out of business, sorry) from Inque boutique

I like ATCs but honestly, I rarely make them but I had some leftovers so what is a girl to do? I was able to make both of the envelopes out of a single 12×12 sheet of paper (with the leftover scrap on the ATC) and the neat thing is both envelopes were cut from the same SVG file from the Envelope Bonanza kit, I cut them on my Cricut using SCAL software:

Both the printable and SVG templates can be resized!

Here is a look at the SVG and Printable templates you get in the Envelope Bonanza kit:

you get 7 svg templates and 8 300dpi printable templates for $4!

And now for your Thursday freebie: a printable sheet of 4 coffee themed papers and a coffee talk mesh svg file you can cut with your Cricut machine if you have SCAL software. Click the picture to download :)

A little giftie! Free paper and an SVG, enjoy!

Now let’s see what the LSS senior DT has for us today:

Tracy Vinson *March Guest DT

Shannon Neparko

Margie Visnick

Lisa Jurecek

Erin Bailey

Tracey Allen

Melissa Craig

Leanne Garner

Tamara Bennett

Cindi Hooks

Micki Harper

Rebekah Doak

Cheryl Gorka *bonus project!

Thanks for stopping by and til 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!

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