Last Minute Father’s Day Gift

Here’s a quick, last minute Father’s Day gift idea that costs very little. The inspiration came to me when I saw my coworkers pinning photos and drawings on their walls. I thought that there must be a better way to highlight the rotating gallery of art and photos without putting holes in the original pieces. […]

Tropicool Vibes Toucan Party Banner

Ready for some fun under the Summer sun? A tropical party with Tropicool Vibes is the perfect kick off for the warm weather. This is so simple to make using the new Tropicool Banner die from my Tropicool Vibes collection by Sizzix. I die cut the triangle banner out of a wood textured paper. I […]

Memorial Day Tribute with Instax

Today is a day of remembrance and to honor my father’s military service, I made an Instax Mini Photo Stand with stars and stripes. To create the frame, I used the Photo Frame, Celebrate and the word “Grateful” from the Photo Frame, I Am Phrases set. Since all of the words can be mixed and […]

Tropicool Slider Card – Basic Tutorial

My new Tropicool Vibes Collection is now available in many local retail shops so I created a quick tutorial on how to assemble my Tropicool Slider Card. This is just a basic assembly video so have fun embellishing the card using the toucan, leaves and phrases.     Hope you enjoy this quick and simple […]

Mother’s Day Stamped Foil Card

Happy Mother’s Day! Today I’m sharing a technique tutorial showing how to stamp with glue and then adding gold foil. I’m using my Mother’s Day stamp by Sizzix for this card. Supplies: Mother’s Day stamps by Sizzix Nuvo glue pen by Tonic Gold foil transfer sheet Watercolor paints Watercolor paper Water brush Broad paint brush […]

Using Tintype Photos in Modern Crafts

A long time ago, photographs were very rare and quite prized. Imagine it as being the brand new technology of its era. I never realized this but old tintype photos were very small, about the size of an Instax Mini Photo actually. This gave me the idea to use a tintype photo together with my […]

Earth Day Recycled Record Album Covers

Earth Day is April 22nd. As a crafter, I like to honor the day by creating something using recycled materials. I had several vintage LP record albums sitting around that I had thrifted from a garage sale and since the covers are made from chipboard, I decided to recycle them into a unique mini sculpture […]

Vintage Button Easter Egg – Flashback

I have collected a lot of vintage buttons over the years so I had plenty to choose from when I designed this set of repurposed button Easter Eggs. I started with plastic Easter Eggs as the foundation. I used hot glue to attach various sizes of white buttons allowing the color of the plastic egg […]

St. Patrick’s Day Card

On St. Patrick’s Day, we’re all a little Irish if only as an excuse to wear a little green. Since green is my favorite color, I had a little fun making a card celebrating the Irish in all of us. I designed the words to be printed out two times so you can make two […]

Pot of Gold Treat Box and Card by Pam Bray

Today I have a St. Patrick’s Day themed guest post by the very talented Pam Bray. She shares some unique and clever ways to use my Sizzix dies to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Enjoy her inspiration below. Hi!!! Pam here today…I am taking over the LyndaCreates Blog with a little Pot of Gold Treat Box […]