New Blog Location!

Hi everyone! Thanks so much for following my blog here for a few years. I decided to move my blog to it’s own url, so I would love it if you would follow me at my new location: Dinglefoot’s Crafty Blog. See you over there! 🙂

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Make Your Own Handmade Daisies

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It can be tiresome sorting through jars and packages of flowers, only to find that you don’t have any that are the perfect color for your project. Why not make your own? It’s not as hard as it looks. You will always need some sort of flower die cuts for the petals, and then something for the center, and perhaps a few leaves. The flower I’m showing you this week has 3 plain daisy shaped die cuts for the petals, and then 4 spiky sun shapes for the middle — you could also substitute a smaller flower for the center. Ready to do this? You’ll be amazed how easy it is!

Father’s Day Vintage Car Handmade Greeting Card

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Father’s Day is coming up quickly, so here’s a fun idea for a card.  I am making some of the die cuts available if you’re interested: Antique Car Die Cut. The car is 2″ tall and the letters are 1 1/2″.

Besides the fun die cuts, I used a dark brown card, striped patterned paper, 3 strips of brown patterned cardstock, 3 gold 1/4″ star brads, and a large postage stamp die cut. This card went together quite fast and easily. Hope you enjoy it. Thanks for stopping by!

 

How To Make A Tiny Fork Bow

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If you tie a little bow by hand, it can only get to a certain size, and then it’s just too hard to manage. The bow on top is one that I hand tied, and it measures 1.5″. Now that’s not large by any means, but what if you need a REALLY tiny bow? Then you need a fork :). I’m not joking. Grab a fork and some ribbon, and follow along as we make a teensy, tiny, little bow that is just perfect for die cuts, and anything that needs a dainty touch!

New Year’s Giveaway!

In just a few days (next Tuesday to be exact), Dinglefoot’s Scrapbooking will be a part of a fun & exciting giveaway! No purchase is necessary to join, but the prizes are delightful and sure to bring a smile to the start of your New Year :). You can see the various prizes that will be given away here: Simply Made Greetings & Aul About You New Year’s Giveaway

Enter here beginning  Tuesday, December 31st: New Year’s Giveaway

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Simple Snowman Handmade Gift Tag

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This  snowman idea caught my attention on Pinterest this week as I was browsing :). Every snowman I’ve ever seen has been stacked upright before, so the idea of a snowman looking up is just so cute! What a fun idea for Christmas gift tags or any winter time gift. I know we have three birthdays in our family, two are right before Christmas and one soon after, so this is a fun and different gift tag to make the outside of the gift special too!

I stamped and embossed my own background onto the tag, then cut my snowman body out at 2″, 1.75″, and 1.5″ circles. The carrot nose, branch arms and scarf were cut freehand and the tiny pieces were glued using the Tombow Glue Pen. Join me in the video for complete instructions.

Emboss Resist Technique for Cards, Tags, & Scrapbook Pages

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This is a fun technique that makes a great background for cards, tags, and scrapbooks. You can use just about any stamp or color of ink you have for the technique. I used Ranger Distress Inks, Inkadinkado’s Utopiary Stamps (the big tree), and Tim Holtz Urban Tapestry Stamp Set (background splotches). The most important of all is Clear Embossing Ink and Clear Embossing Powder. Other miscellaneous items that I used were a heat tool, a foam ink blending tool, and then to finish this project as a card, I used a birthday stamp to make a tag, 2 leaves, and a piece of twine for the bow.

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Once Upon A Time Wedding Scrapbook Page

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A lot of people start scrapbooking when there’s a major life event such as a wedding or a birth. This is a simple wedding scrapbook page that anyone can make. I did use my Cricut to cut the shaped photo mat and the “Once Upon a Time”, but you can use a square photo mat or any other letters such as chipboard or stickers to personalize your scrapbook page with names and dates.

I used a doily, lace, and adhesive pearls on this layout, and also used Old Paper Distress Ink to age the doily and Iridescent Gold Glimmer Mist so the “Once Upon A Time” wouldn’t be as white. Thanks for stopping by!

Le Romantique Rose Scrapbook Page

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Here’s a simple scrapbook page that I made from cream cardstock, lace, a rose rub-on, and 3 designs of Graphic 45’s Papers –

Celebration (for the “ribbon” under the title)

My Beloved (the brown paper)

Enamored Embrace (pearl strings).

The rose rub-on was placed on a piece of cream cardstock that I aged with Old Paper Distress Ink and then sprayed with Tattered Angels Gold Glimmer Mist. The back can be used for a journal mat or another smaller picture.

The paper sizes from back to front are:

Cream background – 12″ x 12″

My Beloved (brown layer) – 11.5″ x 11.5″

Cream layer – 10″ x 10″

Enamored Embrace – 9.75″ x 9.75″

Photo Mat – 4.5″ x 6.5″

Rub-on/Journal Mat – 3.5″ x 5″

Ribbon – 12″ long

Title Letters – Cricut Storybook 1.5″

Thanks for stopping by!

10 Minute Family Scrapbook Page

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This is a very simple scrapbook page, and to me, the hardest part is picking out the papers I want to use. For this page, I used a white piece of cardstock as a solid base to attach my other papers. Then I used 3 coordinating papers (paper pads or paper collections are great for this because the papers already go together), 3 flowers, a tag and another piece of white cardstock for the photo mats and letters. If you’re having trouble deciding on what colors of papers to use, a silly rule I use is to squint at my pics and pic out the colors that stand out. It sounds weird, but it works :).

The letters I cut with Cricut Storybook at 2″, but of course you can use stickers or chipboard to accomplish the same thing. The tag was a sticker, and I cut a 3″ tag from Cricut Accent Essentials at 3″, put the sticker on it and added ribbon and a heart brad at the top. For glue, I just used double-sided Scor-tape and a permanent glue stick.

Thanks for stopping by!