Fabulous, Quick & Easy Lattice Braid Card!

Hi friends! Today I have a card technique that looks complicated but is really easy! Your friends will think you spent hours or used fancy tools to make the lattice braid on the edge (I won’t tell if you don’t!)

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Watch this video to learn how to make the card PLUS I’ll share tips and tricks for combining stamping and marker coloring:)

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Supplies from Rubber Stamp Tapestry:

Other Supplies:

Directions for lattice fold (you can do this on any size card, you just need and even number of flaps to fold over)

1. Score and fold card in half.

2. Mark a guide line 1″ parallel to the fold on the card.

3. Make marks every 1/4″ along the fold with a pencil.

4. Use a 45 triangle to draw a line from the mark on the fold to the guide line you drew.

5. Cut along the slits to the line you drew. Cut away the triangle at the top and bottom.

6. Open the card and fold the next to the bottom flap down. Repeat with ever other flap. As long as you have an even number of flaps it should work out but if you cut an odd number you can trim off the top:)

7. Fold the card back and decorate as desired!

The lattice step will take less than 10 minutes. The total card will take around 30 minutes to stamp, color and assemble. Try the lattice fold technique on any card you want to add a decorative touch to. Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

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Cute Little Berry Boxes & Sandwich Board Cards!

I hope you are enjoying summer. I am! I wanted to have some little berry boxes to use in projects but it was hard to find ones that were not stained by berries (and I didn’t want plastic ones) so I made my own:

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To make them sturdy I used a sheet of kraft cardstock and a sheet of printed cardstock to make the box!

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I have been loving the trend of chalkboard art (not that I’ve mastered it) so I wanted to try stamping some. I made this card that looks like a sandwich board that would be on display on a sidewalk in front of a cafe:

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You can get my printable templates & SVG cutting files here. I designed the printables to be printed right on your good cardstock so you don’t have to trace. You get two cards on one sheet of cardstock (2 different sizes) a box and tags. The project makes up in minutes perfect for summer crafting!

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Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

Sarah Paris Style Swap!

The cool thing about being a designer is that you get to meet other awesomely talented designers! When I asked my fellow designers at MyGrafico if anyone would like to do a “Style Swap” Sally from Sarah Paris Style was the first to say “yes!” so I get to play with some of her products and she is using mine to make some fun projects. Here are the first projects I made using her “Celebrate the Season” papers available at MyGrafico:

Paper: Sarah Paris Style, Template: Lindsay's stamp Stuff, Rubber stamps: Studio G, Ribbon: American Crafts, JoAnns

How pretty are those papers? I love that they are festive but they don’t commit to any holiday in particular, they would work as well for Christmas as they would for Hanukkah or Kwanzaa {she is one smart cookie to make such versatile papers} These boxes are holding the homemade fudge I will be gifting this year. I used the clipping mask from my 3-D calendar kit to trim the paper (on the computer) before printing it as not to waste ink then all I did was cut, fold and glue. I found a Carnation Old fashioned Fudge kit at the supermarket for $6 and It made enough fudge to fill all 6 of the boxes. I comes with an 8″x8″ pan and if you cut it like this it is perfect:

If you make the fudge in a square pan and cut it like this it fits the boxes perfectly!

Better yet I didn’t even have to make the fudge, hubby did, talk about easy;)

Now be sure to hop over the Sarah Paris Style blog, she will be posting a project made with Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff goodies sometime today and if you want to grab this gorgeous paper you can visit her shop at MyGrafico {it’s where all the cool kids hang out!} I’ll have another project using her cool products tomorrow too, until then happy crafting!

More Spooky Treats!

love this time of year! It is so easy to come up with fun ideas to craft with the kids. My copy of Scrapbooks Etc. came in the mail yesterday and my 7 year old was peeking at the cover and saw a cute bat Halloween treat box and asked if we could make one. I said “sure” and remembered that I had made a fry box file to cut with my cricut that would work like a charm to make these:

Fry box Favors! Download the templates below ;)

Fry box Favors! Download the templates below 😉

Aren’t they fun? I have an svg file so you can cut the fry box, pumpking mouth and bat wings with your Cricut using scal software. You can do the other shapes with scal too, just look under the shapes menu and if you don’t have a cricut I have a printable template for you. You can also use punches to decorate! I used double stick tape for the sided of the box and handle but the rest can be adhered with a glue stick.

When doing this project with your kids be sure to cut out all of the pieces before hand and have a pair of scissors, glue stick, googlie eyes and markers for each person.

Download the fry box svg file here to cut on your cricut. You can get 2 from a 12×12 sheet of cardstock.

Download the bat wing svg here.

Download the pumpkin mouth SVG here.

Download a printable PDF file of the above here.

Thanks for stopping by, have a great weekend and til next time happy crafting!

You Grow Girl!

My little sister is PREGNANT!!! YAY! I wanted to wait until she was a little further along before I mentioned anything so she could tell everyone (Mom already took care of that LOL!) She got to hear the baby’s heartbeat today I’m so excited for her! Here is a card I sent her last week:

Die Cuts, Stamps: PRovocraft, Punch: Fiskars, Paper: Basic Grey (Oh Baby! Girl)

Die Cuts, Stamps: Provocraft, Punch: Fiskars, Paper: Basic Grey (Oh Baby! Girl)

I cut the pregnant lady with my cricut and the New Arrival Cart, i used Sure Cuts a Lot (SCAL) and the font Angelina for the title. Pattern Paper is by Basic Grey…speaking of Basic Grey I just got the new Marrakesh line of paper in the mail from the Rubber Cafe, OMG it is Gorgeous!!! I also got a bunch of new TRC Stamps, I can’t wait to play with them. I’ll have new samples up in a few days. The Border punch I used on this card is also from the Rubber cafe, it is by Fiskars and it embosses and punches, very slick!

If you arrived here as part of the Creative cuts and More Blog Hop scroll down to Monday’s post where you can see all the new CC&M wedding samples and sign up to win a flocking kit!

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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