Posted on February 14, 2017 by thefrugalcrafter
Hi friends! I am going to keep it short and sweet tonight with this sweet treat valentines day card!
Honestly I am tuckered out! Today was big storm clean up day, they cancelled school again and try as I might I am not as productive with the kids at home and it looks like we will get another foot of snow tomorrow afternoon! I don’t know where we will put it, we have not had snow like this in a few years and it was spread out, not all at once. We are getting winter all in one week! That is why I love Valentines day, it is a bright spot in the depths of winter halfway through the shortest (yet feels like the longest) month of the year. Yay Valentines day! I realize it is probably a bit late to share this project but you can file it away for next year and be ahead of the game!
- White cardstock
- Colored cardstock or premade card bases (mine were from Micheals)
- Black Waterproof stamping ink (Ranger Archival)
- Stamps: Yummy in my Tummy, Any Occasion (SAB freebie)
- Sweet Treat cups #116802 (*I think these are discontinued but you could put a clear baggie behind the opening for goodies or make this design on a small treat bag. I think the small circle shape shaker from Jillibean soup is close to the same size)
- Watercolors (I am using Jane Davenport Brights and the yellow from Neutrals but use what you have)
- Watercolor brushes, stamping block and adhesive
I also wanted to wish my best friend Kathy (Remember Ask a Crafter) 🙂 a very happy birthday, 29 is a great year my friend! (I should know, I have celebrated it many times LOL!) Have a great night and til next time happy crafting!
FYI: Links to products are to my friend Wendy’ Stampin Up store (or you can order from your demonstrator) or to Simon Say Stamp (affiliate links) for non Stampin Up product:)
Filed under: Crafts 4 Kids, Stamping, valentines day craft | Tagged: any occasion, class room valentines, jillibean soup, sab, saleabration, stampin up, sweet treat cups, valentines craft for kids, yummy in my tummy | 10 Comments »
Posted on January 29, 2017 by thefrugalcrafter
Hi friends! Today in Stamp School I will share several techniques for getting the most out of your stamp pads and reinkers and also show you how to make a bobble head element for your card.
Watch the video for lots of tips and techniques!
This video is sponsored by Wendy Cranford at Luvin Stampin!
***It is Sale-a-Bration time so you can earn a free product with every $50 you spend, use the host code: GQTMCYYQ through Feb. 23rd to receive fun goodies like free card kits with the $50 minimum order, AND… she is also giving 12 FREE printable tutorials each month when you purchase $50 or more from her during the month… YOU MUST use the host code if your order is under $150 to get these benefits:)
I hope you give some of these techniques a try and if you liked this project please consider sharing it by using one of the handy sharing buttons below. Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!
Filed under: Stamping, valentines day craft | Tagged: cardmaking ideas, DIY wobble spring, foxy, reinker techniques, sab, sale-a-bration, stampin up, Stamping, valentines day card | 1 Comment »
Posted on January 25, 2017 by thefrugalcrafter
Hi friends! Today I am going to show you how to make a sweet card with a reinker watercolor background, you can stamp and paint with the same inks so you know everything will match! Plus it is simple. We will also use wire to make an interactive element!
All the instructions are in this real time tutorial. I hope you enjoy it and find the techniques useful in your next card!
This video is sponsored by Wendy Cranford at Luvin Stampin ***It is Stampin Up Sale-a-Bration time so you can earn a free product with every $50 you spend, use the host code: GQTMCYYQ through Feb. 23rd to receive fun goodies like free card kits with the $50 minimum order, AND… she is also giving 12 FREE printable tutorials each month when you purchase $50 or more from her during the month… YOU MUST use the host code if your order is under $150 to get these benefits:)
I really think reinkers are a good investment, not only can you use them to refill a stamp pad 4-6 times (a bottle of reinker costs less than a new stamp pad!) but you can watercolor with them, make spray mists, refill watercolor brush pens as well as dye ribbons and other porous items. Look for supplies that do double duty in your craft room and you will save money, time and space and have a lot more fun creating! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!
Filed under: Stamping, valentines day craft | Tagged: foxy bundle, hexagon embossing folder, reinker ideas, rubber stamping, saleabration, stampin up, valentines day card, watercolor background | 8 Comments »
Posted on September 27, 2016 by thefrugalcrafter
Hi friends! Do you ever get stuck in a rut or need a quick warm-up exercise before you start creating for the day? Or maybe you have the desire to create but you only have a few minutes? Today’s project is prefect for all of these situations ad you even end up with cute tags and cards for your efforts!
Watch the video to see how!
I hope this projects gives you permission to just go ahead and play with your supplies! Have fun and til next time happy crafting!
Filed under: Stamping | Tagged: easy watercolor card, how to draw a frame, stampin up, watercolor card | 9 Comments »
Posted on February 10, 2016 by thefrugalcrafter
Hi friends! Today I am going to show you how to use foil and stamps together to make a lovely card:
Watch the video to see how!
The stamp set I am using is a free Sale-A-Bration stamp set from Stampin Up! If you want to order this or anything else from SU and you don’t have a Demo please contact my friend Wendy Cranford, You pay less if you order through a demonstrator and she is not pushy at all:) She also has free ideas and giveaways on her blog, as well as a stamp club you can join.
Stamps: Botanicals for You Saleabration set (Stampin Up) *Tip, this is a free set when you order $50, to get the free set click special offers at the bottom of your shopping cart and you will see all of the free items you can pick from. Fun! Saleabration runs through 3/31/16
Heat n Stick powder (Stampin Up)
Gold striped notecard
Heat gun *Note, using an iron and parchment paper might work better!
Dye ink in red, orange, yellow and green
How to foil with Heat n Stick powder:
1. Stamp image with Versamark ink.
2. Sprinkle on powder and heat with heat tool.
3. Press foil to melted powder.
4. Reheat and repress foil if needed.
This technique gives you a fun distressed elegant look that I love. I hope you try it! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!
Filed under: Stamping | Tagged: foil, foiling, heat and stick powder, minc, sale-a-bration, saleabration, stampin up | 5 Comments »
Posted on November 25, 2015 by thefrugalcrafter
Hi friends! I am so glad you took a break from the cooking and cleaning and preparing that goes along with Thanksgiving Day in the USA to spend some time with me. I am also thankful for everyone who spends time with me here not matter where you are from:) I had a lovely afternoon crafty shopping with my sister today and now I am relaxing by the fire and looking forward to tomorrows dinner at my parents house with family. Speaking of relaxing, I was so happy yesterday when I had a chance to have fun and create this card:
It was relaxing to make it up on the fly and let the colors go where they may. If you are looking for an artsy way to use your Gelatos or Water-soluble oil pastels give this a try!
Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving and til next time happy crafting!
Filed under: Stamping | Tagged: gelatos, lovely as a tree, prima oil pastels, Sale, stamp school, stampin up | 17 Comments »