Fun Weekend Stamping!

Hi friends! Today I have a sweet card that is easy to make! Watch the video and follow along, then send the card to someone you love!

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Supplies:

Directions:

  1. Make an A2 cardbase from craft and cut a 4”x5 1/4” panel from cream cardstock.
  2. Ink up the large tree stamp skipping areas with brown ink and stamp on the cream panel. You want to miss areas of the stamp so you have more sports to stamp leaves.
  3. Stamp leaves on the tree using yellow, orange, red and green ink.
  4. Cut a curve from scrap paper and place it over the top of the card so you have a hill shape at the bottom. Spatter the ink colors you used for leaves on the card so it looks like a grassy hill with fallen leaves on it.
  5. Use a green marker to draw some sprigs of grass. A brown marker can be used to fill in any branches of the tree.
  6. Attach a squirrel brand and sentiment banner to card and mount to card base.

Have a great Saturday and til next time happy crafting!

Little Stamps can make Big Flowers!

Want to make a big impact with your tiny peg stamps? Today I’ll show you how! Any flower peg stamps can be used for these techniques so raid your stash. Otherwise I’ll link the stamps (and options) I used below. This technique has many options for creating multi blossom flowers, trees and plants so brainstorm other ways to use this idea!

Watch the video to see how easy it is!

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Supplies:

Directions:

  1. Cut a sheet of heavy Kraft cardstock to 7”x10” and fold in half to make card. Save scraps to stamp on sentiment later. Cut 4.25”x5.5” white panel for stamping.
  2. Draw stem and flower shapes lightly with pencil on white cardstock.
  3. Fill in drawn shapes with lots of stamped flowers. Stamp a couple of times each time you ink up so you will get a variety of tones in the flower.
  4. Stamp leaves around flowers.
  5. Draw in stems and ink background if desired.
  6. Stamp and emboss Happy Birthday sentiment, trim and assemble card.

Have a look at your small flower stamps and make some big ones! Happy crafting!

Easy Brush Lettering Tricks (anyone can do!)

Hi friends! Today I have some tips to make your handwriting pretty enough for the front of the card!

Best of all you don’t need to have a huge collection of sentiment stamps to make a thoughtful card. Watch the video to see how!

This video is sponsored by Rubber Stamp Tapestry. Use coupon code: LINDSAY and receive 15% off your retail order of $10 or more of peg stamps, peg stamp sets, and unmounted stamps! Coupon expires a week from this video publication. Continue to receive great deals by becoming a PegStamp VIP here. As a PegStamp VIP you’ll get a weekly deal via email plus links to fabulous tutorials by me, Lindsay the Frugal Crafter and other designers.

Supplies:

Directions:

  1. Working directly on your card (or a separate panel as we did for the embossed card) lay a stip of masking tape wher you want your sentiment to be.
  2. Stamp your images overlapping the tape.
  3. While the tape is still on lay a strip of ⅛” score tape right next to each edge of the masking tape but don’t peel off the backing.
  4. At this point on the dark cardstock you want to remove the masking tape and score tape backing and sprinkle on gold embossing tinsel and heat set.
  5. Remove the masking tape and print, or write your sentiment as neat as you can using big letters with a fine tip pen. Then use a brush tip pen to go over the letterns pressing on the down strokes. Use a bright dye based marker on white cardstock and a metallic on dark cardstock.
  6. On the white card add accents wto the lettering with a Quickie glue pen. Remove the backing on the score tape and sprinkle with red glitter.
  7. If you worked on a separate panel mount it to a card base.

You can change up the stamps, inks and glitter colors to suit your style! Give it a try and til next time happy crafting!

Use that Washi Tape! Gnome Matter What!

Hi friends! This project will have you using up that stash of washi tape in no time! As a bonus this card won’t get crushed in the mail.

Watch the video for the full tutorial:

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Supplies:

Directions

  1. Make an A2 card from white and cut a 3 ¼ x4 ½ from the scrap. Cut a heart window from the rectangle and use that to determine the placement on the foam layer. 
  2. From craft foam cut a 3 ¾ x 5” rectangle, then cut out the heart window so it will line up with the smaller white layer. 
  3. Stamp the gnome, mushrooms, leaf and grass to make a border at the bottom of the white rectangle. Stamp the snail at the top of the heart. Add a gnome brad if desired.
  4. Place the layers on the cardbase and mark the opening of the window. Place washi tape down to cover the window area.
  5. Use double sided tape to assemble the layers. Tip, apply the tape to the paper layer and not the foam as it will adhere better and not gum up the tape runner.
  6. Stamp sentiment on white and adhere using wet glue on the corners over the bottom of the heart window.

I love using washi tape as a background and I;ll be sharing another washi tape background trick next week so be sure to check back. Happy crafting!

Pretty Poppies

 

Hi friends! This cheerful card is quick to make and will delight anyone on their birthday!

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Watch the video to see how!

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you’ll get a weekly deal via email plus links to fabulous tutorials by me, Lindsay the Frugal Crafter and other designers.

Supplies:

Directions:

  1. Prepare cardstock. Make a 4 ¼” x 5 ½” top fold card. Cut a red panel to 4 ⅛”x 5 ⅜” and a white panel to 4”x 5 ¼” (for stamping.) Also, Cut grass from green cardstock and clouds from a scrap to use as a stencil.
  2. Using an ink brush and a blue inkpad create a cloudy sky with the sky stencil.
  3. Brush green in the grassy area.
  4. Stamp “Happy Birthday” in black on sky area.
  5. Stamp poppies in shades of red and draw in stems and buds.
  6. Adhere stamped panel to red panel and gue down grass die cut then mount on a card base.

It’s good to have some quick and easy ideas for those days you just want to make a card with no hassle. Happy crafting!

Father’s Day DNA Card!

Hi friends! Today I have a “punny” card that you can make for your dad this father’s day!

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Here is the inside:

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This card is easy to make and you probably have these simple supplies on hand.

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you’ll get a weekly deal via email plus links to fabulous tutorials by me, Lindsay the Frugal Crafter and other designers.

Supplies:

Note: This card fits a #10 business envelope.

Directions:

  1. Make a 4 ¼” x 8 ½” card from cream cardstock. Cut a kraft panel to 4 ⅛” x 8 ⅜” and another cream panel to 4”x 8 ¼”.
  2. Draw a straight line down the middle of the cream panel and two wavy lines to make a DNA strand. Stamp circles along the lines to create the “gene”. Draw lines from the center line to the outside dots to complete the element.
  3. Using mini alphabet stamps or a computer and printer spell “Dad, thanks for the good genes” and cut them out, ink the edges and adhere to card. Stamp unmounted sentiment at the bottom.
  4. Stamp happy fathers day inside the card and decorate with stamped circles.

I hope you make this card for your dad this Father’s day or help a child make one for their dad. Happy crafting!

PS Father’s Day is June 16th this year:)

A Wreath Around a Word & Recycling Your Cards!

Hi friends! In this lesson you will learn how to wrap a wreath element around the beginning of a sentiment for decoration and impact!

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I’ll also show you how you can encourage your card recipient to reuse your handmade card with a unique removable inner panel:

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Watch the video to see how!

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Supplies:

 

Directions:

  1. Cut a sheet of heavy white cardstock to 5.5” x 8.5” and fold in half to make an A2 card. Trip the leftover card to 3.74”x5” (for stamping) and trim a red card scrap to 5.25”x4” for a matting layer.
  2. Stamp Happy Birthday in an ombre pattern by inking up the middle of the stamp with light pink, the edges in dark pin and the ends in red. Stamp i the middle right of the paper so there will be room for the wreath to the left.
  3. Use the snowglobe stamp to stamp a light green circle around the beginning of the sentiment making sure the opening of the circle is over the words. You can trace something round if you don’t have that stamp.
  4. Use peg stamps to stamp leaves and flowers on the wreath. Try not to stamp over your words.
  5. Adhere stamped panel to a mat and then attach to card with double-sided tape and eyelets.
  6. Stamp the recycling message and icon on a scrap of paper and adhere to the inside of the card with washi tape. *Or you can stamp on a post it note. Stamp “Handmade with love” on the back of the card.

 

Optional techniques!

You can use the snowglobe stamp to create a wreath with a large focal point too. Try stamping a bow, bird or fruit in the gap and building on from that! You can also add a wreath to the end of a sentiment.

So get out the stamp you have, mix and match them and play! Then encourage your loved ones to pass the card on once they have enjoyed it! That’s what I call “Happy crafting!”

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