Join me for a craft-along! How to make classy cards with Dollar Tree Supplies!

Hi friends! Last week I visited several Dollar Tree stores in my area and bought some craft supplies. The problem with dollar store supplies is that you pick them up on impulse and sine you don’t put a lot of planning into buying them you can easily forget about them. that’s why I decided to play with them right away! Firstly because I wanted to make sure there was nothing wrong with them (the dies cut and the stamps stamp etc.) and secondly I wanted people to be able to find these supplies if the want them. Please keep in mind that you can use stuff you have in your stash already and try these techniques. The more unique the better I say! Another reason I am excited to share this project is because I want crafting to be accessible to as many people as possible so if you can make something pretty with a $1 stamp set it will make the craft available to more people. Granted I will pull inks and other things from my stash (as I am sure most will) so not everything will be from the dollar store. Use what you have (even the kids watercolors and markers!) and let’s have a crafty good time!

I’ll be be chatting live during the premiere of this video at 12 noon Eastern time today over on YouTube so be sure to watch at that time on the watch page if you want to chat with me and fellow crafters! We’ll have an arty party! don’t worry if you can’t make it, a replay will be available too!

Supplies!

Supplies from dollar tree: *You might be able to order some of these things online from dollar tree (affiliate links used) https://shrsl.com/2syl1 but you might need to order in bulk.

Stuff from my stash:

In the video I mentioned the DIY cloud stencil tutorial from Local King Rubber Stamps, it is such an ingenous idea! Lisa is so fun too, you will enjoy her videos. Happy crafting!

Cards that are”Sew” Sweet!

Hi friends! It’s been a while since I made a card huh? The ones I am going to share today can be used for many occasions and the design and techniques are versatile enough that you can change up the focal and background stamps to any theme you like!

That’s what’s great about versatile techniques, you can watch a tutorial and then make it your own. Why should our cards look exactly the same, where’s the fun in that?

I hope you enjoy this real-time chatty video! I’m kicking it “old school” (don’t burn your hands off.)

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You can embellish with real buttons, clothing tags, or labels so don’t fret if you don’t have the button/bobbin die I do. There’s no crying in baseball and no fretting in card making. Happy crafting!

Sparkly & Fluffy Clouds!

Hi friends! Today I have a fun card that is loaded with color and sparkle!

I just love those fluffy clouds! Learn how to make this in today’s video!

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Supplies:

I was thrilled to find that iridescent embossing powder in my stash, I’m pretty sure I bought it 12 years ago at a yard sale for 10 cents so it was nice to put it to use! Have you unearthed any crafting gems crafting through your stash during quarantine? Let me know, old supplies are so fun to revisit. Happy crafting!

A Project to Practice your Ink Blending!

Hi Friends! This birthday card is fun to make with limited supplies! It comes with an interior pocket that holds a bookmark/tag and would also be handy to hold a gift card! This card can be reused too.

Watch the video to see how!

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Directions:

  1. Make an A2 size card and tape it to your workspace. 
  2. Cut a curved line out of a scrap piece of thin paper and cover the bottom half of your card. Cut a circle from a post it note and place in on the paper overlapping the mask.
  3. Use a straight edge of paper as a mask to ink sunbeams protruding from the masked circle in orange ink. Then repeat from the other direction using a different shade of orange or red. Add yellow over it all if desired.
  4. Remove the mask and place the other half of the curvy mask over the sun/sky area and ink the grassy area with shades of green ink.
  5. Stamp the pigs on the hill in black and the roosters towards the bottom. Stamp grass in green and black on the bottom edge and ink around the edges in black.
  6. Remove the tape and add banner to card with foam tape and add enamel dots. 
  7. Use a scrap of paper to make the inside pocket of the card and decorate a tag to go in it. Use the tag for writing so the card can be reused by the recipient!

Feel free to use whatever ink blending tools you like to make this project! The more you practice the better you will get and the more professional your cards will look! Happy crafting!

Pen& Ink with Watercolor Tutorial: Fuchsia Flower

Hi friends!  Earlier this week I was playing with some new fine-liners. They were intended to be used for drawing under alcohol ink markers but I wondered if they would work under watercolor too so I gave them a try.57099028_10213948603534627_7983190502033850368_o (1).jpg

They worked great! I shared the painting on Instagram and asked people if they would like a step by step tutorial on the process and they did so that is what I have for you today!

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Supplies

Not only can you watercolor over the pens but if you have a ho-hum painting that you want to sharpen up you can do the inking on top. Give it a try and see what you like best! Til next time happy crafting!

African Sunset Card!

Hi friends! Today we are going to make a card using the ink blending technique in about 10 minutes.

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Watch the video to see this easy card come together!

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Supplies:

I hope you give this technique a try and til next time happy crafting!

5 Ways to Rainbow! Trendy Card Looks with Supplies you Have!

Hi friends! I love rainbow and color wheel themed projects. There is something so satisfying to see colors all lined up next to their color friends in rainbow order. Maybe it’s because I have a hard time picking a favorite color so I just use them all!

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From candy, to clothing to home decor the rainbow trend is catching on. You might not be ready to redecorate your home but it sure is fun to play with rainbow colors on a card!

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Left to right: Watercoloring with markers and using markers to stamp.

Today I’ll show you 5 ways you can get the look with supplies you already have! Watch the video to see how!

This tutorial is sponsored by Top Flight Stamps! SAVE 10% off your next order with coupon code: thefrugalcrafter10 *USA orders of $50+ ship free!

Supplies from Top Flight Stamps:

Other supplies:

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Left to right: Mini ink pad stamping and rainbow in pad technique.

5 rainbow techniques you can try!

1. Use Acrylic paint to stencil and stamp. Use a Foam cosmetic wedge to apply to stencil or stamp.

2. Use water based markers it ink up a rubber stamp!

3. Use water-based markers or ink pads (pressed or scribbled on a palette) to paint in an image stamped in black.

4. Use a rainbow ink pad!

5. Ink up stamps with mini ink pads: Yellow first in the middle then overlap magenta and turquoise on each side.

I hope this article gave you some ideas on how to incorporate the rainbow trend in your net card. If you enjoyed this tutorial please share it with your crafty friends with one of the handy sharing buttons below! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

Make Distress Oxide Blenders for Cheap or FREE!

Hi friends! I am having a ball with my new Distress Oxide inks! I was afraid (because they contain some pigment ink in them) to use them with my regular ink daubers so I decided to make some new ones for them!

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I have been hanging on to an old glass chess set for years, I kept the tempered glass game board for a cutting surface and polymer clay work-surface but I had yet to find a use for the glass pieces. When I came across the box of glass chess pieces during my Kon-Mari craft-room cleanup I knew that they sparked joy and I would use them so luckily I kept them! See how I turned them into in daubers in this video!

Supplies:

*Note you can also use old plastic bottle caps to make sponge blenders with (You can even hot glue those for instant gratification LOL!) I hope you enjoyed the tutorial on how to make ink blenders. (Amazon affiliate links used:)

One more thing! today only Craftsy has 10 classes for $10.99! Here are a couple of the classes on sale that you might enjoy!

The Art of Painting Horses (Regular price $29.99)

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Pastel Pencil Essentials (Regular price $39.99)1476294156423-titlecard_11108_2888x1638.jpg The Basics of Landscape Photography (Regular price $49.99)

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There are other classes on sale too I discovered, see if anything at Craftsy strikes your fancy, from art to crafts to sewing or cooking they have you covered! Also any purchase you make through my special discount link helps support my channel and keep the free tutorials coming. Thanks for your support and til next time happy crafting!

Stamp School: Inky Backgrounds & Silhouette Stamps!

Hi friends!Today we are going to play with inks and make some fun cards!

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Don’t be shy, try these fun and inky techniques! Jut make sure to put a craft mat, piece of freezer paper or old plastic place-mat on your table to work on. It is a lot of fun! Watch the video to see how!

There are many supplies you can use to create similar works of art so don’t be shy, experiment with what you have! I am using supplies from Gina K Designs where they have free shipping on USA orders over $50 and reasonable international rates.

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Supplies:

Directions:
1. Apply ink to cardstock directly with an inkpad. Apply ink to a craft mat, spray with water and soak up the ink with the cardstock. Flick watered-down ink on the card. Repeat until you like the way it looks and let dry.

2. If desired stencil a design on top with ink.

3. Stamp silhouette images over background panels using black ink. Ink edges of panel in black and adhere to card base.

The cards I made were 4 1/4″x 5 1/2″ (A2) and the small panels were 2 1/2″x3 1/2″ (atc size) and the farm panel was 4″x5 1/4″

*Please note, Affiliate links are used to Gina K Designs and I receive a small commission on the sale without costing you a penny more. It helps keep my videos on YouTube free and I thank you for your support and til next time happy crafting!

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