Let’s Make a Tri Shutter Card! Stamp School {Easy Limited Supply Project!}

Hi friends! Tonight I have a fun interactive card to share with you:

trishutterblog

It is easy to make, all you need is a sheet of white cardstock, stamps and some patterned paper scraps. Watch the video to see how.

Video!

Today I am using stamps from our sponsor ArtNeko!   *Save 10% off your next order of any size or get free shipping on orders over $50 (whichever discount is greater you get!) just by mentioning thefrugalcrafter!

Supplies:
white cardstock
patterned paper
Framed Flowers stamp set
Happy Birthday stamps
Paper trimmer
Scoring Board/envelopee maker
Markers (alcohol based)
Stamping ink (Memento)

Here is the rough diagram/template if you want it:

6x9_tri_shutter_card_diagram

Directions:
1. Trim cardstock to 6″x9″ (save the rest for stamping) and score it at the 3″ and 6″ mark, then score 1″ from the tip and the bottom at 1 1/2″ and 7 1/2″. Cut a slit 1″ from the top and bottom edges of the cardstock (in between the short score marks) Fold on the score marks like I did in the video.
2. Stamp the framed flowers on the remaining pieces of cardstock and color with markers.
3. Trim pattern paper to cover the card base and adhere the stamped images and sentiment.
4. Make an envelope with leftover pattern paper if desired.

I hope you enjoyed this card idea. It is a nice one that will wow your friends and it is really pretty quick and easy to Make. Feel free to share this idea on Pinterest or Facebook (handy sharing buttons below this post) if you think your crafty friends might like it. Sharing is caring! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

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Roller Derby & Wedding Favors!

Hello friends! Last night I took my family to watch a bout of roller derby. I really wanted my kids to see strong female athletes giving their all on the track. The girls of Bangor Roller Derby did not disappoint and they won the match against the Poison Pixies of Dover New Hampshire! It was so much fun to watch and cheer for the home team. Even my son thought it was cool and I really wanted my girls to see that there are other “female” sports other than softball and cheer-leading to be involved in.  Don’t get me wrong, I love that my girls play softball and I have nothing against cheering, my girls have done that as well but roller derby is freaking cool, I wish it was around when I was in my twenties!

OK I know you visit my blog for the crafty goodness and not the sports report so today I am going to share the latest addition to my shop. It is a set of SVG die cutting templates to make boxes and paper bows! Don’t worry there are printable PDF versions too. 😉

DCF 1.0

You get a tall box sized to fit 12″x12″ paper, a shorter box sized to fit 8.5″x11″ paper and 2 bows plus labels for the boxes.  6 SVG cutting files in all. When re-sizing in your software be sure to check the “keep proportions” box so the box does not get skewed. The printables are arranged on two 8.5″x11″ sheets. The box can be made larger by cutting the template in half on the alteration line and taping a piece of paper between the two halves. You can make it taller to fit your needs. These boxes would be cute as party favors, wedding table decorations or gift boxes, you can find the kit here.

Puff Box & Paper Bows SVG

Oh and speaking of roller derby, or skating in general you might like this skate card template set as well:

Skate Card SVG

another cool thing about derby is that they skate on quad (old fashioned) low top skakes, i used to work at a roller rink and I still wear my low top speed skates whenever I take the kids out to skate. My kids like the “blades” but hopefully they see the coolness of their mom’s ways…well, maybe not. I hope you are having a great weekend! Til next time happy crafting!

Need some quick Easter favors?

Howdy folks, just a quick post today to share a new template I created. It is a cute bunny shaped basket that can be crafted in minutes. The Bunny Basket kit comes with an SVG cutting file and a printable template. I think it would be fun to print off the bunny templates on white paper and let the kids decorate and cut them out. It is really that easy!

And of course our bunny has a “cotton tail” it would be cute to use a white pom-pom in place of the tail cutout, don’t you think?

You can grab the kit here at Lindsay’s stamp Stuff and be done way before Easter rolled around, ain’t it great to be early for a change 😀

Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

Handmade Valentines for Kids and Teachers!

Howdy folks! I wanted to share a new SVG/Printable set I designed last week called Valentines Galore! There are many templates in this kit to satisfy all of your kid’s classmates, teachers and whoever you want to make a valentine for.

I love the 3-D heart purse, it is so easy because it cuts as one piece out of a standard sheet of cardstock. It is also quick to print and cut if you do not have a die cut machine 😀

I think this library pocket would be cute filled with pencils for a teacher or even as a journaling pocket on a scrapbook page! Also I included a pencil topper so if you don’t want to give out candy you can still give something sweet!

The conversation heart box covers are awesome! These are inspired by an iPod valentine I saw in the magazine Family Fun. I thought how about a calculator and a cell phone too! The really cool thing is you can cut several of these designs out of a few different colors of cardstock and mix & match the buttons and dials. These designs will import in SCAL the exact size of a box of convo-hearts (sweethearts brand) so there is no need to resize anything;) There is no wasted paper and the kids can use white glue to glue the pieces straight to a box of convo-hearts! Easy, inexpensive and the kids can do it themselves. You can le them write their own “texts” in the window and you can still use the to/from spot on the back of the convo heart box.

I also included a plain box in case you wanted to used the covers but fill with your own goodies or even a mini coloring book and crayons!

I hope this gives you some fun ideas to use this valentine’s day! Here is a look at the Valentine’s Galore kit:

Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

New Sewing SVGs & $1 Retirement Sale!

It’s that time of year again…time for a change in routine, the kids are getting out of school for the summer break, the days are longer and we are all ready for some serious relaxing! It is also time for the MyGrafico semi-annual retirement sale! I have lots of oldies but goodies going away to make room for all of the new kits up my sleeve…speaking of new kits here is one I just finished called Sewing Bits & Bobs:

You get 10 SVG files to cut on your Electronic die cutter (I use a Cricut and SCAL2 software but please note that SCAL3 will not work with Cricut Machines…also note that MyGrafico is giving away a copy of SCAL3 and a Silhouette SD-a far superior die cutter and I will be buying one when my Cricut kicks the bucket 🙂 -on their facebook page, it is an awesome prize and I love to see one of my blog friends win it!) Also I wanted to mention that the button die cuts match the Cute as a Button clear stamp set from Pink Persimmon, they are so fun to cut and stamp!

The bobbins can be used as decorations on your cards and scrapbooks but they ca also be used to store and organize your thread and ribbon, don’tcha love multitasking 😀

Here is a hang-card. I used it to make a button card but you can also use this to package and display hand-made earrings. I sell lots of my hand-made earrings at several shops and these little cards add a professional touch!

Dress-forms are very chic and you get 3 to choose from!

This project qualifies for the following challenges: Clear It Out!, Crazy Amigo Challenge, Going Grey With Scrap-Creations, Hooked on Crafts , House of Gilli, Make it Monday, There’s Magic in the Air, Top Tip Tuesday, and Paper Sundaes

Now on to the retirement sale!

All of these products have been reduced to $1 today through Saturday, after that they are gone! Get them while you can and save $$$!

Organic LivingWinter Wear StampsShaped Cards vol. 1Thinking of EweVintage Alice PrintablesVintage Alice ATCCarousel HorseShabby Houndstooth PapersLove Grows Here Digital Stamp SetWarm Winter Digital Stamp SetLeaf Prints Digital Stamp SetSketchy Leaves Digital Stamp SetCreepy Crow Digital Stamp SetCute Halloween Digital Stamp Set

Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

Mother’s Day Photo Display

Happy Friday folks! I seem to be mostly over the illness that knocked me down yesterday and here is a Photo display I made with the Gothic Arch SVG templates from Lindsay’s stamp Stuff:

It was so easy. Using Sure Cuts a Lot software and my Cricut machine I welded some of the arches that came in the kit to make the base and die cut the borders, frame and legs out of contrasting paper, added a photo and some of my homemade buttons and viola! A mother day card and gift all in one!

Here is a look at the Gothic Arch Template kit:

Gothic Arch SVG

Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

Sometimes you just gotta get inky…

It is so true! There is nothing like good old rubber stamps, ink-pads and pattern paper to make a girl happy! I pulled out my trusty stamps from About Art Accents {my go-to stamps when I want strong design that needs no coloring} and some pretty paper from Hanko Designs {it is actually origami paper printed with pearlized ink that I did not want to waste with my poor origami skills LOL!} and my new letterpress plates from lifestyle crafts and made this set:

 

The only technology I used on this card was my Cricut and scal software to cut the cardholder box using an SVG file from the Recipe Folio set from Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff. I was able to cut a folio big enough to hold six 5.5″x4.25″ cards and envelopes (5.75″x4.5″) on a 12″x12″ paper with room left on the sheet for a few tags too! You can make envelopes for the cards with the Envelope Bonanza set too to fit the box. The flourish on the front of the box was cut from the Storybook cricut cart.

To do the background on the white cards I used one of the wedding letterpress plate sets. See my post here on how to make your own letterpress and how to use it in your die cut machine. I used a rubber brayer and dye ink (SU! certainly celery) to ink my plate before cranking it through my Big shot. Note: You will need to use a thick soft printmaking paper for this to work, it will not work on regular cardstock because you will be denting {debossing} the paper. It will remain flat on the back unlike embossing.

To get the two-tone coloring on my stamped images I first inked up the Japanese Floral stamps from About Art Accents with Certainly Celery ink then rocked the edges in Old Olive ink before stamping, it is a great technique for stamps with a lot of solid area. It’s a time saver too!

For the green panels on the thank you cards I used the bamboo and thankyou plates from the kit and ran them through the machine without ink, then I used the same brayer and green ink to brayer over the design, notice how the ink does not go into the debossed design.

Gift card sets make great gifts and it is a nice way to try out some new supplies. After all, sometimes you just gotta get inky, right?

 

This set qualifies for the  Craftycardmakers challenges (card and gift set-this is a gift set of cards, it also qualifies for their card and fancy envelopes challenge)

Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

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