Make Pretty Dimensional Elements with Scraps!

Hi friends! Today I have a quick tip for making page titles and embellishments using stuff you probably already have!

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This is the year title on the scrapbook calender I made my parents for Christmas. All you need is small scraps of craft foam (aka fun foam or foamies) something with texture like a rubber stamps and a heat source like a light bulb or heat tool. You can also use pigment ink like I did for a more dramatic effect. Watch the video to see how!

I hope you are enjoying the last few days of 2018 and til next time happy crafting!

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Circus Dogs & More Moldy-Oldie Fun!

Howdy friends! I spend most of my free time over the last couple of days trying to get my studio under control. The summer is hectic, the kids are home, packages arrive, projects get done but not put away and there there was the rummage sale (ever notice how rummage sounds like rubbish?) where I picked up a garbage bag full of wool felt and various other craft supplies for $2…wow, that is a lot of piled up craft-crap to deal with! So then I sorted, and put away, came up with a great way to store my fabric (the felt is in a plastic tote and nice and flat…until I pull out a piece from the bottom and it is a mess again, clearly the felt situation needs more consideration but that is for another day!)

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When I was cleaning and sorting I cam across another moldy-oldie tool I loved called the colorbox stylus with moldable tips. Wow, this is fun, you heat the tips with a light bulb, press it to a texture such as a stamp (I used the bubble background from Lost Coast Designs) or embossing folder and you have a cute shaped stamp. Don’t worry, you can also do this with cheap kids foam blocks from the dollar store! Why am I gabbing? Just watch the video! We will make this card from start to finish and drag out other oldies but goodies too!

Fun huh? I love the crepe paper and stenciling too, it is great when we can mix and match old with new and come up with a look that is all out own dontcha think?

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You can find the Circus Dogs stamp set from Lost Coast Designs here. So, what old tool or supply have you used lately? Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

Lindsay in HD! {let’s make stamps!}

**** 7/18/11 FYI I was at Target today and they have sets of 18 foam blocks in the dollar spot. They have one pack with different shapes and one package that are all square. I know some of you were having a hard time finding the blocks to use in this tutorial. The Dollar Store often have them too đŸ™‚ ***

Howdy all! I celebrated my 35th birthday on Sunday and my husband got me an HD video camera so I could shoot my crafty videos in style. The best part is that it has a better microphone so I no longer sound like I have a lisp in my videos. đŸ™‚ Here is my first attempt with the new camera:

So, can you notice a difference? Did the video take longer to load? I am really curious as I had to buy new software to edit my video since it shoots in MP4 and my old ULEAD Video Studio Pro did not support the file but good news, Corel (my fave editing software company) purchased Video Studio Pro and the new version works beautifully with the MP4 files and it is similar enough to my old software so the learning curve isn’t too bad…just goes to show you can’t go wrong with Corel! Here is a close up of the card shown in the video:

Wath the video to see how I made the blue and rust stamps using an embossing folder and a foam baby block from the dollar store!

Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

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