A Freebie for Easter! {let’s make cards!}

Hi friends! I love looking through stacks of vintage postcards at antique shops. People used to send cards all the time, especially on holidays such as Easter. Today I have a free template (printable PDF and SVG cutting files) for you to create four cute cards that won’t cost a lot to make or send!

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We will also be using washi tape and baker’s twine, two of my favorite supplies, from our sponsor Papermart. Watch the video to see how it’s done:

Supplies:

  • White Cardstock
  • Baker’s Twine
  • Washi Tape
  • Stamps and Ink
  • Sponges or color dusters
  • Embossing folder (I used a Damask pattern from Darice)
  • Foam Tape
  • Scissors
  • Free Template
  • Also a craft knife or die cutter for cutting the templates.

Directions:

  1. ย Die cut the SVG template on a full sheet of white cardstock OR print the PDF template. If hand cutting I recommend using a craft knife to cut out the windows on the cards and then cutting the scalloped frame with scissors. You will have 4 scalloped papers with windows.
  2. Emboss the papers with an embossing folder if desired. You can also stamp a sentiment on the paper if you want to keep it flat (unembossed.)
  3. Center the window on a card base and trace the window with a light-colored pencil.
  4. Apply washi tape over the traced image.
  5. Apply foam tape to the back of the window.
  6. Wrap the panel with baker’s twine and adhere to card base.
  7. Stamp an Easter sentiment on a label die cut (not included) and adhere over twine with foam tape.

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Thanks so much for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

 

A Freebie that is Cute as a button!

Well, my goodness it has been a while since I gave a away a free template! I had the design itch the other night and came up with this:

Library card: Linbdsay's stamp Stuff, Rubber stamps, Pink Persimmion (buttons), SU! (words),  Technique Tuesday (Stitches), Paper: DCWV, K&Co., Punch: Marths Stewart

Library card: Lindsay's stamp Stuff, Rubber stamps, Pink Persimmon (buttons), SU! (words), Technique Tuesday (Stitches), Paper: DCWV, K&Co., Punch: Martha Stewart

I made the bracket edge card in PSP and save it as a .jpg file then opened up my handy-dandy Sure Cuts a Lot 2 clicked the “trace” button and poof! saved it as an svg! I imported in to the original scal just to be sure it would cut there too and, good news, it does!Here is the scalloped bracket edge card:

Scallop Bracket-Edge card, download links below ;)

Scallop Bracket-Edge card, download links below ๐Ÿ˜‰

I used brand new paper from DCWV (it’s from the Be Mine and the Mod Retro stacks) The Library Card is one of my Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff digital stamps (only a dollar folks!) and the cute buttons are brand new from Pink Persimmon! This next card is a bit simpler, I used the regular bracket edge card template:

Regilar Bracket-Edge card, download link below ;) Makes a great minialbum too!

Regilar Bracket-Edge card, download link below ๐Ÿ˜‰ Makes a great minialbum too!

And this one was the easiest! I simply stamped my image and embossed it with white EP on brown card and trimmed it into a circle, hot glued a flower on a 4 1/2″ card, hot glued my stamped panel then hot glued vintage buttons all around. I also used pink metallic rub ons (remember that shiny paste from back in the day) to give the edges of my card and the embossed circle a bit of shabby bling!

This only took minutes to make!

This only took minutes to make!

Here are the download links:

For a printable template click here. Both scallop and strait edge are on this template.

For the regular bracket-edge card svg template that you can cut with you Cricut if you have SCAL software click here.

For the scalloped bracket edge svg template that you can cut with you Cricut if you have SCAL software click here.

I hope you like this freebie! It is very versatile, in fact, I have used this template to make a mini album that I will share with you in a few days ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thanks for stopping by and till next time happy crafting!

Freebie Thursday!

Yes it’s that day of the week again where you can add to your digital stamp collection with a free stamp from Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff, but wait, there’s a catch you need to find it ๐Ÿ™‚ it is on one of the design team members’ blogs. Here is the stamp you get for free this week, Primitive house:

Digital Stamps: Lindsay's Stamp Stuff, Pattern Paper: Basic Grey, Rubber stamps (little letters) Studio G

Digital Stamps: Lindsay's Stamp Stuff, Pattern Paper: Basic Grey, Rubber stamps (little letters) Studio G

I printed the house on White cardstock and quickly colored it with my Prismacolor pencils and blended it with a dried-up blending pen filled with goo-gone {gotta love recycling!} Then I printed my Doodle Daisy stamp really tiny and colored it, punched it out and mounted it on a heart shaped clip I designed:

one of the clips you can download below

one of the clips you can download below

You can download this set of clips I designed for free!

grab these handy clips for free in both svg and .cut!

grab these handy clips for free in both svg and .cut!

For a Cricut Design studio version using the George Cartridge click here. Each clip is on it’s own layer but on a diffrent spot on the mat so you can cut them all from one peice of paper and it is baby bug compatible ๐Ÿ˜‰ You can cut this with the free trial of Design Studio if you have the baby (6″x12″) cricut.

For a svg version that you can cut with SCAL software click here. All of the clips are in one file, re-size as desired.

For a printable version click on the image above and right click to save the image. You can print this directly on the back of the cardstock or patterned paper then cut out the inside of the clip with a craft knife then cut around the clip with the scissors.

Ready to hunt for that primitive house digital stamp Freebie? Well just check out the fabulous LSS design team, you get to be inspired and get something for free, that sounds like win-win to me!

Leanne

Tamara

Margie

Melissa Craig

Lisa

Row

Katt

Melissa Bove

Janet

Olena

Kim

Tracey

Erin Bailey July Guest DT

Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

My free Cricut cartridges came today!!!

Minutes ago the fed-ex guy dropped off my cricut rebate cartridges that I sent for back in early January. I got My Community and Printing 101, With 3 kids in school I think they will come in quite handy! Since I got something free today I think I should give out a freebie too, pay it forward KWIM? I made this card inspired by this weeks sketch at 2 sketches 4 you and thought you might like the shaped card file so you can make one too if you have a cricut and Sure cuts a lot software:

stamps: Stampin Up!, Paper: MME, cupcake tag: Cricut

stamps: Stampin Up!, Paper: MME, cupcake tag: Cricut

Download the fancy bracket plate SVG here. Download the SCUT file with the bracket plate sizes, welded and ready to cut here. You can use the SVG to shape paper or make journal spots, very versatile, enjoy!

I borrowed my Moms Doodlecharms Cartridge and used it to cut the cupcake tag then backed it with pattern paper but you could do the same thing if you have a circle and cupcake punch.

Thanks for stopping by and until next time happy crafting!

A freebie Fry-Box and Vintage printables too!

I believe in truth in advertising as my title suggests! I made these cute paper fry boxes with my cricut and SCAL software and thought I’d share the file and project with you.

Download the frybox patterns below. The dark green box was made from the printable pattern, it is only a bit smaller than the one I cut with my Expression. Image: Vinatage Image Craft, Stamps: Stampin Up, Rubber Stampede

Download the fry box patterns below. The dark green box was made from the printable pattern, it is only a bit smaller than the one I cut with my Expression. Image: Vintage Image Craft, Stamps: Stampin Up, Rubber Stampede

Wouldn’t these be cute filled with candy on St. Patrick’s day? I stamped the inside and outside of the light green box before assembling and decorating. The boxes only take minutes to make. The images I used came from Vintage image craft. You can download them for free here, thanks Scott and Martin! The images are postcard size in a pdf format. To get them to print smallย  I looked at my printers dialog box (The box that pops up when you click print) and under where it says page handling there is a box where you can choose multiple pages per sheet. I set it so both pages of the pdf file would fit on one sheet of cardstock. I do this a lot with pdf files when I want a smaller image.

You can download my Fry box SVG file here.

Get a printable version here.

Thanks for stopping by and until next time happy crafting!

A Fortunate Valentine!

OK, I saw the CUTEST hybrid freebie the other day on Celeste Rockwood-Jones’ blog and I had to try it! So I downloaded her beautiful project and realized that I was out of magenta ink in my printer, how ironic to be out of pink ink the day before Valentines! But the idea was so cool I had to try it so I grabbed some pattern paper left over from valentines projects and went to work…

Take out box, coupon book, and cookies by Lindsay Weirich 2009

Take out box, coupon book, and cookies by Lindsay Weirich 2009

Of course you can’t have fortune cookies without a Chinese food take out box so I made one of these too. If you have SCAL software you can cut it with your Cricut Machine! It makes a good size box, I’d say between the size of a quart and a pint. I also made a cutting file for the text on the box to that reads ” I’m fortunate that you’re mine.”ย  The stamp I used on this project is by About Art Accents, paper is by Cosmo Cricut, K& Co and Die Cuts With a View.

Grab the circle word SVG label for free here.

The take out box template is from my Box Bonanza Kit from Lindsay’s Stamp stuff:

I think I will make the label file 12×12 and use it for a shaped scrapbook page as well!

***EDIT: If you don’t have a cricut you can get a Chinese food takeout box from a restaurant and use it as a template or there is a nice one (very similar) at Mirkwood Designs. She is awesome, bookmark her site because she has TONS of free templates!

"fortunate" word art by Lindsay Weirich 2009

"fortunate" word art by Lindsay Weirich 2009

I also made a coupon book for my honey (he is banned from reading my blog until after Valentine’s day BTW!) I use a dollar stamp from inkadinkado and stamped it on white cardstock and used a scrap of pattern paper to wrap around it matchbook style then secure the coupons to the cover with a brad. You can make the cupons for stuff like “take out dinner my treat” or “Movie night: Your choice”, or whatever else you can think of…

A matchbook style coupon booklet (cover)

A matchbook style coupon booklet (cover)

...but it's what's inside that counts!

...but it's what's inside that counts!

To make the box:

You will need to score it first. I made registration dots on the bottom of the box and notches on the sides to help with scoring but they will be hidden when it is folded. Of course I used my handy-dandy homemade scoring board to do this! Score each dot to the next to make a rectangle bottom, then score the dots to the closest notch, then score each dot to it’s closet flap like this:

This is the way we score the box...

This is the way we score the box...

After folding I secured the box with eyelets using my Crop-A-Dial Big Bite. Pick it up rather than trying to use it on the table, way easier! You could hot glue it too!

To make the cookies cut circles from pattern paper (I like the double sided paper but plain is good too, or you could stamp some cardstock, or just download the prepared project form Celeste’s blog and use that.) I used thick double sided paper so first I folded a 4 1/2″ circle in half (creasing only in the middle, you may not need to do this step if using thin paper) then I opened it up and folded it perpendicular (with the same pattern facing out) but did not crease, then pulled the points together. I secured the cookie with my paper tagger. Look, see:

That's one smart cookie!

That's one smart cookie!

Note: The paper tagger is very sharp, be careful or you will poke yourself, don’t ask me how I know…

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Then I wrote little love note and fortunes on white cardstock and trimmed them into strips and slipped them in the cookies, Pack the cookies and the coupons in the box and you are good to go!

Fill er' up!

Fill er' up!

Not bad for last minute huh?

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Have a great valentines day, and if you hate valentines day, well, at least you won’t have to see anymore valentines projects on my blog for another 11 months! Thanks for stopping by and until next time happy crafting!

My First Crafty Secrets Challenge and a Freebie too!

I was invited by Darlene to participate in the crafty secrets challenge this week at Split Coast Stampers. I got a slew of these yummy vintage stamps for Christmas and I have been meaning to try the challenge before but this week with the “love” theme I couldn’t resist. Here is what I made.

Heart pocket by Lindsay Weirich 2009

Heart pocket by Lindsay Weirich 2009

I’m sure it will pale in comparison to some of the gorgeous work there but ,oh well, I’m having fun and I like how it came out. Want to make a cute heart pocket too? Well here’s how: Start with a square of paper, I’m using 12×12 since it comes that way and fold it like this:

fold paper in half diagonally

fold paper in half diagonally

open it up and fold it diagonaly (other corners)

open it up and fold it diagonaly (other corners)

now fold it in half like this

now fold it in half like this

now in half the other way

now in half the other way

pull opposite corners together to make a square/diamond

pull opposite corners together to make a square/diamond

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Place the template on top and trace, line ip the point of the heart with the folded paper and the bumps with the open paper.

Place the template on top and trace, line ip the point of the heart with the folded paper and the bumps with the open paper.

cut it out

cut it out

unfold and gather like this

unfold and gather like this

punch a hole through the center layers

punch a hole through the center layers

thread a ribbon through, tie and hang

thread a ribbon through, tie and hang

A hanging heart pocket, that was easy!

A hanging heart pocket, that was easy!

Download the printable template here. It is sized for 8 1/2″ and 12″ paper. There is a folding diagram on it as well. The cool this is that you can recycle this from year to year, just untie the ribbon, fold it up and store it somewhere flat.

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I will make 3 of these and fill them with goodies for my children on Valentines day, I think they will like the “love bugs” stamp too, or maybe a House Mouse stamp, the kids are crazy about House Mouse right now!

No, I did not forget about my SCAL Cricut friends, You can download an adjustable svg file here so you can make these any size you like (although it is just as easy to do it by hand LOL!) Just fold it as shown above.

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

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