Let’s Make Rainbows and Chat!

Today we have a chatty video! I made this card for my friend Kelly who wrote the book The Rainbow Pants so I thought this card would be perfect. Grab your watercolors and let’s get started!

Supplies:

  • Watercolor paint
  • Clear embossing ink
  • Black pigment ink
  • White and black cardstock
  • 1 sheet of 12″x12″ colorful scrapbook paper (K&Company from one of the 360 sheet pads)
  • Stamp, Happy birthday noteblock from Purple Onion Designs
  • A7 (that means 5″x7″ folks!) envelope templates from Greensneakers

All the instructions (including what not to do) can be found in the video. Have a great night and til next time happy crafting!

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Let’s Pick a Winner & Make a Popcorn Box!

Hi friends! Tonight I have selected, at random, a winner for the GreenSneakers template giveaway…adkwyvern (AKA Angela)!!! Make sure you respond to the email I sent you so you can get your prize! I was inspired to use the GreenSneaker popcorn box template for tonight’s project:

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I think that this would be cute for serving popcorn at a party or for tucking some boxes of candy, and a DVD or cinema tickets in for a custom gift for a movie lover! Watch the video to see how it is done:

I want to thank everyone who played along in this giveaway. Don’t forget the coupon Lind20 is still good for 20% off your order through 11/30/14 so you can grab the goodies you want and save! Thanks to Greensneakers for sponsoring this giveaway and thank you for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

Wanna Win Some Templates from GreenSneakers?

Hi Friends! Today I want to show you a fun papercraft project and give you the chance to win some of the templates I used OR you can pick different ones!

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My Friends at GreenSneakers are letting you pick your prize! All you have to do is visit www.greensneakers.com and find 2 templates you would like to win, then come back here and tell me what you would like to win by leaving a comment. How cool is that? Maybe you would like to win a Kreate-a-Lope envelope maker, A2 slider card, or the baker’s box templates I used in today’s tutorial. It is up to you! I will draw a winner at random next Wednesday the 26th. If you feel like shopping you can get 20% off your order with the coupon code Lind20 and don’t worry if you shop and then win, they will let you pick a different prize, that way everyone can take advantage of the sale and the contest! Happy shopping and picking! Now watch the video to see what you can make with some of their awesome templates!

I’m sure you can think of a lot of ways to use these templates! I hope you didn’t freak out too badly when you saw what I did to my stamp but hey, sometimes you have to take drastic measures for your art! I want to thank GreenSneakers for partnering with me to bring you this fun giveaway. I hope it gets your creative juices flowing and maybe inspires you to make a batch of Christmas cards or note card sets for Christmas gifts or craft fair items. The coupon code Lind20 is good though 11/30/14 so don’t delay, they only run this sale once a year! Thanks so much for playing and til next time happy crafting!

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Contest and Coupon Details: Contest is open to US residents only. Winner will be selected at random 11/26/14. No purchase necessary. Coupon code Lind20 good through 11/30/14 and 20% off sale is available worldwide. You must log in at www.greensneakers.com to see the discount in your shopping cart, don’t worry, it’s easy. Good luck to all who play!

 

 

If you are on my Christmas card list Look away now!

OK,  I’d love you all to think that I am a super organized crafter who makes her cards months in advance and mails them the day after Thanksgiving but I can not tell a lie, these where whipped up with help of my kids and my husband last night at the kitchen table.

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It was a sight to behold, my daughters, my husband and me all making envelopes with the kreate-a-lope (I used up a good portion of old hoarded paper) until I was sure we had a sufficient amount. Then the girls went to bed and hubby cut the swivel cards out, my son cut tinsel strands and I manned the glue gun embellishing like the wind! The envelope and card templates I used are by Green Sneakers and they have free shipping to US customers with code: USfs2 or $10 off everyone outside of the states with code: OV10 on orders of $25 or more! The sale runs through Dec 15th. Tell them Lindsay sent you:) The cards are A2 size (4.25″x5.5″) and here is how they are made:

Seems quick huh? Oddly enough it took longer than I thought it would, we started making envies at 7pm and it was 10 as I glued the last bits of paper strip scraps on crookedly I might add.  That was with my husband working diligently to get cards done. Now all we have to do is sign and mail them (hopefully tomorrow.) I know I will need to do another panic batch or cards because I always seem to need more for friends and neighbors but I will keep them simpler because making 60 of anything takes time even with your husband wrapping tinsel around cards and folding holly leaf die cuts so they have the perfect crease. I love that man of mine! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

Funky chess piece tags and pocket cards!

Howdy Friends!  yesterday was a nice relaxing Saturday. My Husband had a large woodworking project going on in his side (or meager corner) of the basement, my daughters worked on Pearler beads and scrapbooking while watching Once Upon A Time the basement TV and I made bookmarks! All of the stamps used on these tags are from Lost Coast Designs.

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I think having that show on in the background influenced my work, the creepy trees and full moon in the background…it is a little Big-Bad Wolf/Red Riding Hoodish…

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I spent a lot of time on these, they are so addicting! The tags are actually quick to make but man, they are like potato chips, you can’t stop at just one! Just be warned, after this video you might find yourself going on a tag making binge!

I decided that I should make a card to house my tags but these tags are big so I grabbed my new Business Envelope Kreate-a-Lope and made an envelope, then I took a piece of 8″x9″ paper, folded in half to make a card. I used a scrap of the paper leftover from the envie to make the pocket for the tag!

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I love these chess piece stamps from Lost Coast Designs, just when you think you have seen it all in stamping you find a company that has truly unique offerings.

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A couple of people on YouTube asked me what laminator I used to laminate the tags and it was a cheapie I bought for $18 at ABC Distributing and I got that one because the packs of 100 refill sheets are under $5 a set. You have to pay shipping so I bought 3 packs of the refill sheets when I got the laminator. It works great too, I’ve been using it about a year now.

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That’s it for me today! If you have any questions on this project of the supplies I used just leave a comment! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

Easy Envelopes! (with Greensneakers)

Howdy! I was so excited to find a We R Memory Keepers Punch and Envelope board at the stamp show last month only 2 problems, they were sold out and only taking orders and when I want to try it the punch felt sticky and I was less than thrilled with the results. Of course it could have been crappy paper and overuse at trade shows but I was not as over the moon about the product as I thought I would be. After I came home I had a few people on my blog ask me where to buy cheap envelopes and I replied that I either buy the 5″x7″ card/envelope multipacks of 50 when they are on sale for $5 or I simply make my own from leftover “stack” scrapbook paper with my Greensneakers Fold-a-lope templates that I bout at Joann Fabrics years ago. Since you asked here is a quick demo:

I have to admit, I am addicted to cute envelopes and ways to make them, I use my score-pal, my die-cutter and of course templates and if I saw the punch and envelope board at my local big-box craft store I’d be willing to buy it with a 50% off coupon but sometimes the best tools are the simple, inexpensive ones;) Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

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