Hi friends! Finally after a week of tech problems we will have our live chat and craft-along today at 2pm eastern time. If you want to chat with me and other crafty friends live from 2pm-4pm ET today be sure to watch this on the YouTube watch page.
You can also watch the live premiere (on or after 2pm today) or replay in the player below:
Other: Brown stamping ink, markers, post it notes, basic stamping tools, clear embossing powder, embossing ink
Here are photos of the finished cards and tags for your inspiration!
I just love projects like this and I hope you do too! I look forward to seeing you today in the live chat on YouTube if you can make it but don’t worry if you can’t, you can always watch the video later and ask questions or say hello in the comment’s below. If you like projects like this please chare it with a friend or by using one of the sharing buttons below and til next time happy crafting!
Howdy friends! Today I have a cute set of cards using a couple new stamp set from Rubber Stamp Tapestry to share!
Watch how easy it is to make them in today’s video!
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1. Fold cardstock in half and die cut large scalloped heart to make card. Make sure to let the top of the heart hang over the fold so you get a connected card. Die cut another smaller scalloped heart from white cardstock and plain harts from patterned paper.
2. Stamp garden sentiments and peg stamps on white scalloped heart. Add brad if desired.
3. Apply washi tape to plain heart mat. and layer up elements and adhere to card base.
4. Use a fork to make a tiny bow and glue to card. Decorate inside of card with washi tape and leftover hearts.
Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!
Hi friends! It is beautiful, sunny unseasonably warn September day in Maine and I have a cold. I have been lounging on the couch trying with no luck to sleep so I can get this illness over with. I feel so lazy, at least I got to be creative yesterday and make these tags:
They were a lot of fun to make and easy to batch out. Watch the video to see how!
Recreate this project using the themes you like and the products you have but if you need a large quantity of really useful tags be sure to visit our sponsor Papermart! They have lots of other goodies too! Now it’s time for me to brew another pot of tea and try to steam away my head cold! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!
Hi friends! despite the fact that I woke up to snow falling this morning I have been feeling a bit springy today. Before you know it baby shower season will be in full swing. I have an idea for a quick and easy thank you card that can be made in batches and would be a thoughtful gift for a baby shower host to give to the soon-to-be mom:
I always thought it was important to send thank you cards after a shower. But with a new baby things get busy. If a shower host, who has all the names and addresses of the guests because she invited them, made this set of cards for the new mom and included addresses for all the guests it would be so appreciated. Bonus points if you keep notes on all the gifts received;) You could even enclose a book of beautiful postage stamps and a pretty pen! (Of course I might just be an old fart and maybe people don’t do thank-yous anymore but you know what, it would make someones day to know they were appreciated and an email just does not show the same amount of care as a handwritten note.) That’s just my opinion, I welcome yours in the comments below:) Watch this video to see how easy it is:
Hi friends! You know what I could go for right now? Some more snow. Just kidding. We do have another 12″-16″ in the forecast tomorrow though. The cold I had has made the rounds and I am still not up to snuff yet. Being sick and cooped up is making me long for springtime and bright colors so I decided for my Papermart project this week to whip up some pastel party favors:
Paint take out boxes with chalk paint (or use colored boxes also available at Papermart) and let dry. Fold a doily in half and cut out the center. Secure the doily ring around the box with washi tape. Make a washi tape flag by adhering it to half of a paper straw and insert into the side flap of the box.
That project did put me in a better mood but I tell what, come Monday that groundhog better see his shadow! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!
Hi friends! Wanna know a secret? I have always loved wrapping presents. I am kind of afraid to admit this because I fear that all my friends will drop off their gifts to be wrapped. The trouble is that this time of year I don’t have as much time to put into the wrappings. Well, that is until now. I came up with some cute and clever ideas using inexpensive supplies from Papermart! You probably have some of these things around your house too so I urge you to try some of these ideas today!
The first tip I can offer for quick holiday wrapping is to make a dedicated space. You don’t have to keep it up all year but during the holidays it is a must. It can be a card table in the corner of your basement with a supply of scissors, tags, pens and tape. You can place a clean tall trash can next to the table to hold rolls of wrapping paper. If you have a guest room you might put a small piece of plywood on the bed (smooth, thin Masonite won’t snag your bedding) so you have a large work space you can sit and wrap at. It is more comfy than trying to wrap gifts sprawled across the floor and since it is more enjoyable you are more likely to wrap for longer and get more done! Today we are going to use kraft paper as the base of our wrapping and you can see my big tip for storing that for ease of use in today’s video:
What do you think? Easy, inexpensive and super festive! Here is a list of the supplies I used:
I hope you try some plain kraft paper for gift wrapping, it even comes in white. There are so many other options for embellishing it and you can make it for any occasion. You can try stencils and stamps, you can wrap it with party streamers, the sky’s the limit! There are so many options! I hope you enjoyed today’s ideas and that it inspires you to get creative with your gift wrapping. Also, If I know you in real life I DO NOT want you dropping off gifts on my doorstep to be wrapped but you are more than welcome to use my gift warp area and supplies! If you liked this idea and want to share it there are handy buttons below to share this on Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter as well as other fine places. I do appreciate each and every share! Thanks so much for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!
Hi Friends! Every year I make a lot of Christmas cards and I have to organize my supplies or the cards will never get done. This year I used divided bento style containers from EasyLunchboxes to organize my supplies for assembly line card crafting.
I like my Christmas card stuff to be portable so I can craft with the family upstairs or take my supplies with me to a crop and these boxes and tote are perfect for that. See what I mean in today’s video AND learn how to make this cute (and quick) card:
Do you want your very own set of 4 lunch boxes and cooler bag? Well, of course you can buy them directly from EasyLunchboxes they even offer free and reduced shipping though their Amazon store (they are the #1 best-selling lunchbox on Amazon BTW) for US and Canadian residents OR you can win them! To win you need to have a peek here in their shop, then come back here and leave a comment telling me something you like about their products.
That’s it, pretty easy huh? I will select a winner at random December 12th. This giveaway is open to US residents.
I want to thank EasyLunchboxes for sponsoring this giveaway. Their products are sturdy, durable and BPA free so you can feel good about storing your food in them too! They would also make a nice Christmas gift! I want to thank you for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!
Hi friends! Show of hands, how many of you hoard your washi tape? Well, don’t worry, today’s project will not only help you store it but use it too!
My precious (said in best Sméagol voice) washi tapes are showcased in all their beauty and are ready to use at a moments notice. I am using the brand new washi tape from Papermart today, it is only $1.34 for 10 yards so you don’t have to hoard it (OK, buy two rolls of each design and hoard one if you must.) This project is great for me because I also hoard boxes…anyone else? Watch the video and see how it’s done!
You can also use this idea to make divided boxes for other arts and craft supplies like beads, pencils, markers or embellishments. You can make it match your style and personality!
Cover all sides of the box with scrapbook paper. Cut a piece of paper the same width of your box but 3″ longer. Fold up a section to make a divider so your tape can be held snug in the box. Add a label on the top or side of your box so you will always know what is inside!
If you like this idea be sure to pin it for later and share it with your friends (there are handy buttons below for sharing!) Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!
Hi Friends! Today I want to show you a fun papercraft project and give you the chance to win some of the templates I used OR you can pick different ones!
My Friends at GreenSneakers are letting you pick your prize! All you have to do is visit www.greensneakers.com and find 2 templates you would like to win, then come back here and tell me what you would like to win by leaving a comment. How cool is that? Maybe you would like to win a Kreate-a-Lope envelope maker, A2 slider card, or the baker’s box templates I used in today’s tutorial. It is up to you! I will draw a winner at random next Wednesday the 26th. If you feel like shopping you can get 20% off your order with the coupon code Lind20 and don’t worry if you shop and then win, they will let you pick a different prize, that way everyone can take advantage of the sale and the contest! Happy shopping and picking! Now watch the video to see what you can make with some of their awesome templates!
I’m sure you can think of a lot of ways to use these templates! I hope you didn’t freak out too badly when you saw what I did to my stamp but hey, sometimes you have to take drastic measures for your art! I want to thank GreenSneakers for partnering with me to bring you this fun giveaway. I hope it gets your creative juices flowing and maybe inspires you to make a batch of Christmas cards or note card sets for Christmas gifts or craft fair items. The coupon code Lind20 is good though 11/30/14 so don’t delay, they only run this sale once a year! Thanks so much for playing and til next time happy crafting!
Contest and Coupon Details: Contest is open to US residents only. Winner will be selected at random 11/26/14. No purchase necessary. Coupon code Lind20 good through 11/30/14 and 20% off sale is available worldwide. You must log in at www.greensneakers.com to see the discount in your shopping cart, don’t worry, it’s easy. Good luck to all who play!