Pop-Up Twist Card!

Hi friends! I love to make interactive cards! This card is really good because all you have to do is open it as normal (sometimes I have made cool cards but you need to explain what to do with them like if they have a pull, slide or scratch off element) and “bam!” it’s pop-up action time! In these photos you can see the card opened and closed.

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I think I am going to make a father’s day card for my dad using this template, I think he’ll get a kick out of it…I’ll make it a little less flowery though LOL! Watch the video to see how this goes together and if you need more guidance I’ll have handy links below the video. ūüôā

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

Pretty Paper Flowers

Hi Friends! Today I will show you how to make lifelike flower using crepe paper from our sponsor Papermart.

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I love how fresh and pretty these blooms look on my mantel. They are really easy to make too using crepe paper, floral wire and tacky glue. Watch the video to see how:

For this tutorial you will need:
Crepe paper 
Tacky glue
Floral wire
Wire Cutters
Scissors

Directions:
1. Cut crepe paper as shown in the video. Pay attention to what way the striation in the paper is going with you cut so you can stretch and shape the paper as needed.

2. Cut a 12″ piece of floral wire and fold in half. Secure a tapered strip of crepe paper to the folded end and roll up to make the center.

3. Attach shaped flower petals to the wire under the center.

4. Twist the wire ends together and wrap the wire with a strip of green crepe paper. Glue crepe paper leaves to the stem.

Tip: Vary the shape and size of the petals and leaves to make any flower you want!

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This project will definitely bring a little spring time to your home! These would be great for party decorations too. I just love the way they look on my mantle. Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

 

Pleated Presents!

Hello friends! Today was a snow-day and I spent the morning in my jammies sipping coffee and catching up on episodes of ¬†Once Upon a Time with the kiddos. We did some crafting too and it looks like a glitter bomb went off in my craft room LOL! Then I kicked the kids outside to play in the fresh snow. The best thing about a whopping amount of snow is no mud. I washed my floors when the kids went out to play and they stayed clean, an impossible feat usually this time of year with the dog and the kids and the mud but on a snow day with the woodstove a-crankin’ all that get’s tracked in is pure snow and the stove dries it right up, ahhhhhh.

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I was shopping for birthday presents this week and when I went to wrap them I was reminded of a wrapping technique that I hadn’t done in ages…pleating! This paper folding technique allows you to make areas to tuck cards and tags in. It is simple, unique and elegant. In this video I will show you how to wrap a pleated present and how to make a lovely tissue paper flower using supplies from Papermart.

The tissue paper I used has a really neat crinkly surface that will be fun for other mixed media techniques. I used the French Vanilla Jewelers Tissue Paper. ¬†I think it would be cool for making custom washi tape or faux pattern pieces for sewing themed cards (heck, you might use it to make real patterns on if you were so inclined.) I recommend a high quality gift wrap for this technique so it will have the strength to hold the pleats without tearing, this looks awesome in solid metallic papers too. I also used tulle and large shipping tags on this project. ¬†I’ll have a super fun bonus project using these materials for you tomorrow so I hope you come back then. Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

 

Video Tutorail: Coffee Filter Flowers!

Howdy folks! I love paper flowers, they are as much fin to make as they are to use! Here is a card I made today using a flower made from a coffee filter:

 

Huh, I always seem to craft with bright colors on rainy days…I just realized that LOL! The paper I used is from MME and the stamp is from Purple Onion Designs. Check out this quick video to see how to make the flower from a coffee filter:

Here are the steps written out:

1. Cut a round coffee filter into a spiral. You can cut several at once because they are so thin.

2. Spray with ink or paint with watercolors and let dry.

3. Starting with the outside of edge of the filter, roll the filter up to make a flower fluffing and shaping as you twirl.

 

Hope you give this a try, it’s a cheap frill for your next card, tag or scrapbook page! 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!

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