A Halloween Hanging…

…WALL hanging that is! Here is a cute little decoration I stamped for Halloween. I tried my hand at scene stamping (creating a picture using lots of different stamps on one layer of paper) and I rather like how it turned out.

 

Now, I could not leave the piece as one layer (it just goes against my “More is Better!” nature) so I mounted it on embossed metallic cardstock. Then added some die cut/embossed bats (that I coated with metallic rub ons) with foam tape. I punched a couple of holes at the top for a hanging ribbon, so easy!

BTW I love the cute Halloween trick-or-treater stamps, they are the new cling mount rubber from Hampton Arts (Studio G line) from the dollar bin at AC Moore and when I bought them they rang up at 50 cents a set, no kidding! I was happy to buy them for a dollar so I was extra thrilled 😉

Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy haunting…oh, I mean crafting!

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Sweet & Simple!

I had the idea to make the simple cards after seeing the sketch over at 2sketches4you. I gor the stamp from the dollar bin at JoAnns the other day (it’s one of the Studio G dollar stamps) and I thought of the cute button bits stamps from PTI (I want them but do not have them) and thought that this cherry stamp would be great to use in this fashion. I used a black marker to ink the stem and leaves and stamped that onto my punched circles then stamped the leaves again on a patterned green scrap and paper pieced it. Then I glued on the buttons, easy peasy!

Stamps: Crafty Secrets (hello sweetie) Studio G (cherries), cardstock: GP

For the card bases I cut a 11″x8.5″ white cardstock the long way to make 2-5.5″x4.25″ top fold cards. I used a cuttlebug folder (that a got with a set of dies for $2 at Big Lots in June) to emboss the front of the card, stamped “Hello Sweetie” on the front, tied on a ribbon and viola! It was done!

I wanted cool black and white envelopes for the cards but did not want to use up 2 sheets of this delicious paper to do it so I thought about it and trimmed the 12″x12″ sheet in half and using my scor-pal made the envelopes. I scored the envelope at 3.5″ and 9.25″ (you have to slide the paper down because there is no 1/4″ mark there) then I turned the paper and lined it up between the 3″ and 9″ and scored on the first triangle, then flipped the paper and scored the other side at the first triangle so it is symmetrical. Then I trimmed the rectangles on the top and bottom panels and glued up the bottom flap. It is great to get 2 envelopes form one sheet of paper! BTW if you want an envelope to cut in your cricut out of a 6″x12″ paper use the bb_envie file from my Envelope Bonanza SVG set 🙂 {{Shameless plug}}

This qualifies for the following challenges: 2sketches4you, All Sorts (paper piecing), Alphabet Challenge (punches), Aly’s Sunday (get dotty), Bee-Crafty (ribbons & Bows), I did It (anything goes), One Stitch at a time (punches), Sentimental Sundays (ribbon) and Stamptacular Sundays (buttons & bows)

Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

More “Scrap-pile” Cards!

I recently found a blog that have a challenge every week called “Scrap pile Saturday” and  was all over that. Whenever I can I dip in to my paper scraps to build a card (I have to cut into a full sheet of paper) and I have quite a stash of scraps. This weeks challenge was to use 3 pattern paper scraps to make a card:

Everything I used here was from the scrap bin! The House Mouse stamps were colored in at my Mom's house when I fist got my Copics on Paper Co. Paper, I was going to toss them but I just love the mice! I'm glad I kept them cuz these are pretty cute I think:)

This card also qualifies for the House Mouse Monday challenge which is Easter! I do love those cute little mice, My mom has a great collection so I often stamp out a bunch when I visit, I have many too which my kids stamp and color more than I do! I sent this card to my mom:

Stamps: House Mouse (of course) and the sentiments are from Studio G (those lovely dollar sets!) paper is MME and DCWV

My Sister prefers the House Mouse bunnies so this one I sent to her:

Even the card bases are from the scrap pile, they were half sheets of cardstock (DCWV premium glitter stack) that were left over from some die cut projects I did last week!

Well, this was fun, I did both cards in 20 minutes (A house cleaning break LOL) and since it was all scraps the cards were free to make! If you like the envelop in the first picture it is available in printable or SVG (a file to cut with your Cricut if you have SCAL software, use coupon 8774959 to save 10% on SCAL) in the Envelope Bonanza template pack:

7 svg templates and 8 printable templates for only $4!

Thanks for stopping by, til next time happy crafting!

New Stamp Designs {and of course a freebie!}

Happy Thursday everyone! I’m feeling the busy July wind down and I am so ready for a lazy August. I had some time to design a few new stamps for the Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff shop, here are two of them:

Digital Stamps: Lindsay's Stamp Stuff, Pattern Paper: K& Co, Rubber Stamps: Thanks (SU!) Sweet: Studio G, punch: fiskars

Digital Stamps: Lindsay's Stamp Stuff, Pattern Paper: K& Co, Rubber Stamps: Thanks (SU!) Sweet: Studio G, punch: Fiskars (border) Martha Stewart (bird), Die cut: SCAL/Cricut

Irises are one of my favorite flowers so naturally I needed  an Iris digistamp!

And, well, you can never have too many cupcakes and at least this one is calorie free! Don’t forget you get a free stamp for every $5 you spend in the shop! (I’ll ask you what you want for the freebie when I email you your order;)

Speaking of free, one of my wonderful design team members has a brand new Lindsay’s stamp to give away and it is out of this world! Check out their blogs to see there fabulous work and to find the hidden freebie! Also a huge thanks to Erin Bailey our Guest DT this month!

Erin Bailey July Guest DT

Melissa Bove

Margie

Melissa Craig

Lisa

Tamara

Row

Leanne

Janet

Olena

Kim

Tracey

Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

How’s Everything in Your Bowl?

It’s not just for hair styling anymore…Hair gel was used to make the water in this card and my homemade dew drops are the bubbles. This is a cute, fun, quick card you can send to anyone you want to catch up with. The fishbowl card is from Creative Cuts and More.

Die Cut Card: Accucut/creativecutsandmore.com

Die Cut Card: Accucut/creativecutsandmore.com

How to make it: Put a tablespoon of hair gel (clear, I get it at the dollar store) in a Ziploc baggie. Add a drop of blue re-inker or watercolor and beads, glitter, dew drops or whatever. Remember a little goes a long way! For extra protection fold the zippered end over and secure it with tape. Trim a piece of cardstock 1/8 inch smaller than the card front and stamp your scene and attach it to the inside of the card, tape it to the baggie. Then I stamped “How’s everything in your bowl?” on the inside of the card.

Stamp Credits: Fish: Stampin up, Crab: Rubber Soul, Plant: Heidi Grace, Sentiment: Studio G * on the fish and sentiment I used a black marker to ink only the portain of the stamp I wanted.

This was so fun to make, I hope you try a hair gel card! For more inspiration check out this tutorial (It’s where I learned this technique!) Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

PS. I also want to thak Kim Ross for designing the fantastic watermark I used on the photo, you rock Kim!

Feeling Lucky?

You have until tonight at Midnight to Sign up for Creative Cuts and More Blog Hop Blog Candy! You need to sign up on Monday’s post to be eligible. If you missed the hop you can start at the beginning at the Die-Cut Diva blog and see all of the projects the CC&M designers have been working on and sign up to win different prizes at each blog but you’ve gotta do it tonight to win!

A lot of stamps on one small card!

A lot of stamps on one small card!

Keeping with the “lucky” theme here is a quick St. Patrick’s Day card. I used a free vintage image from Vintage Image Craft, Kraft Cardstock from Stampin Up!,  Corner flourish stamps from Magenta, Dollar stamps from Studio G, a frame stamp from Rubber Stampede, shamrock stamps from Inkadinkado and a die cut label from Creative Cuts & More. The cool thing is that all of this stuff was already laying on the craft table leftover from other projects! Love that!

I’ll pick a winner of the blog candy tomorrow good luck and happy crafting!

Hippity, Hoppity, Blog Candy’s on it’s Way!

Could a flocked bunny on a card be any cuter? Well, Maybe if it were eating a cupcake, but that just might be too cute to stand! I’ve had a box of flocking in my craft room for about a month and I just couldn’t make myself use it although I desperately wanted to. What held me back was the thought of using glue to hold my flock then waiting for the glue to dry, ugh. I need my instant crafting gratification! Then I saw that Creative Cuts & More has many of their die cut shape available in Killer Red Tape (including this adorable bunny) Yay! It is so easy to use the sticky die cut adhesive to attach flock, glitter, micro-beads or foil! Oh happy day!

2flocked-bunnys

Supplies used: Bazzil Basics Black paper, Small Antique Label, Small Rabbit die cut in Tacky Tape, Queen&Co die cut felt, Doodlebug flock in white, Pink smooth cardstock, Piercing bug (EK Success) for faux Stitching, White Gel Pen, Prismacolor Colored Pencils, Acrylic Paint (Delta) and hole punches for edging the card and Dollar Stamps by Studio G (I got them on sale for 60 cents at AC Moore!)

Tip: Buy a value pack of clear rhinestones then color them with a Sharpie or Mark it to match your project as I did here:

flocked-bunny

Flocking is easy! Simply peal the backing off of the adhesive shape and press it on to your cardstock. Rub over the die cut with your fingernail or a bone folder and peel off the other backer. Sprinkle with flock (you may need to do this a couple of times to get it really coated) dump the excess flock back in the jar and roll over the design with a CLEAN brayer or just press the flock into the tape with your fingers to be sure it stays put. It is so cool, you can’t help but touch it!

So you probably want to try this for yourself huh? Well you can! Tomorrow all of the designers from Creative Cuts and more are having a blog hop, we will be unveiling (no pun intended) the new wedding products from the shop and you can leave a comment to win different prizes from each of the designers! I’ll have a flocking kit up for grabs but all of the designers will have a different prize so you will have to check them all out! It all starts tomorrow!

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your Sunday and as always happy crafting!

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