DIY Frame Embossing Templates {video!}

Happy Friday friends! Boy, have I got a fun project for you to try this weekend! Making Your own embossing frames! These are cardboard frames you can cut and use with your embossing folders so you only emboss a section of your card and leave the rest flat for stamping like I did on this card:

DCF 1.0

Check out this video to see how it is done!

Here are some more examples:

DCF 1.0 DCF 1.0

I’m going to keep it short and sweet today, I made up a couple more batches of earrings yesterday and I need to package them up then load up the van with my craft fair stuff. I am feeling the panic I always do before a show “Did I make enough stuff? Will anyone buy it?!?”  But in the end I know I will be fine, even if I sell nothing I’m only out the $15 for the table and I will have lots of new inventory for next time. Wish me luck! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

Enjoy the Journey {and craft something!}

Happy Saturday! Here it is noon-time and I am still in my jammies, I have been crafting all morning with the kids and the household has been very peaceful. I recently re-arranged my craft room and found all sorts of treasures I had forgotten about. there is something about moving stuff around that makes it fresh and new all over again. I made this card today using a SU! set that I bought last year (and only stamped once-oh the shame!) and my I-Top brad maker that I got as a gift last year and forgot about (double the shame) and the paper was actually scraps lying next to my paper trimmer ready for the garbage. You see, the scraps were too small to file away but too pretty to toss so I made this card:

 

I don’t know about you but I love creating a card from scraps that would otherwise be tossed in the recycle bin, it makes me feel so resourceful!

So, as I was saying about the re-arranging of your spaces, here are some reasons to do it from time to time:

  1. You will have different supplies at eye level, it will make them more convenient to use. It will also be inspiring because you won’t be looking at the same old junk…er, I mean treasures everyday.
  2. A reorganized craft room will make you want to create and also because everything looks nice and is so handy you will want to creat more! C’mon, if your craft area is a dumpy corner of a guest bedroom how inspiring is that? Spruce it up girl, you are a crafter, you have the skills!
  3. Stores do this and they call it merchandising, even if they have no new product they move stuff around so it looks new to their customers, think of you craft room as a cute shop where you can get anything you want, how fun!
  4. You deserve this. Fix up your craft area, even if it is just a card table in the corner with some plastic carts shoved underneath. You can always add a table-cloth and a cute tool caddy (cover some soup cans with pretty paper-you don’t need to buy something new) and make it a space you want to be. There is no excuse folks;) If I can make a corner of my unfinished basement a retreat you can work with what you’ve got too!

Thanks for listening to may rant. Maybe you can find a couple spare hours to spruce up your craft area this weekend, if the kids are underfoot set them down with beads and string and they will learn to love your craft area as much as you do! Plus if the kids are busy crafting than mommy can get some crafting time in too. Have a great weekend and til next time happy crafting!