I think I'm addicted to making these short little video tutorials for you all! I hope you love this one as much as I did. This is my GO-TO gift card holder when I'm in a hurry. It never fails to WOW folks. Enjoy!
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Ready to learn to make a fun new focal point for your cards? Let's learn to make this cute punched pinwheel medallion, an adaptation of the faux pinwheel technique I shared here. We'll start with the faux pinwheel--if you already know how to make that, you can skip to the end to see how the punched medallion is made.
You'll need square punches or a paper trimmer to cut 1.5-inch squares, a 2.5-inch circle punch or circle Framelits for die-cutting, and a wet glue such as Tombow Multi or glue sticks. Let's start!
Here it is on a finished card. Way more interesting than just a flat circle! I can't wait to try this on a child's happy birthday card in bright colors, maybe with a party hat in the center. Thank you so much for visiting Song of My Heart today! If you enjoyed this free tutorial and the others in the tutorial library, please leave me a comment or consider shopping in my online store. YOU help keep your favorite bloggers in business when you make a purchase! www.Lyssa.stampinup.net
Learned a new technique last week and wanted to share a quick mini-tutorial with you so you can make these fun 3-dimensional paper stars, too! They are perfect for Christmas decorations and ornaments, Independence Day celebrations on July 4th, or Americana home decor, any time of the year.
Align two points of your five-pointed star along the bottom edge of your Simply Scored, centering it middle point right over one of the tracks. Score straight up from the bottom to the top point of the star.
Note: it doesn't have to be perfectly precise--as long as it's pretty close. It will still work.
Continue around the star until you have lines radiating out to all five points.
Then, just pinch each of the long score lines on the points to form a "mountain" and each of the short score lines to form a "valley." Voila! A sturdy 3-D star that holds its shape very well, yet can be flattened for storage between uses. AND it comes in any color you want to make it!
I recently used these for Americana centerpieces, and combined them with stars from the limited-edition Many Merry Stars Kit. It makes fabulous star-shaped bozes, 26 of them in all. Some are red and green but many are kraft paper and can be used any time of the year. I'll be sharing pictures soon of how I used them for a "Sweet Dreams" baby shower as well. Stars never go out of style, so they make a great investment for your crafting collection.
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Hello, friends! Thanks for joining us today for another of Song of My Heart's fun and free photo tutorials. If there's a stamping technique or card layout you'd like to learn, email your suggestions to me at Lyssa @songofmyheartstampers.com and maybe you'll see it soon!
Today's tutorial is the super simple Baby Wipe as Ink Pad technique. Basically, we're going to create our own temporary, disposable ink pad using baby wipes and ink pad refills. This technique is not new, but scroll through to see my tips and tricks, even if you've tried this one before!
To begin, you'll need baby wipes, stamps and paper, and several colors of ink refill (sometimes referred to as reinkers). You can use any baby wipes you want for this technique, but if you use generic ones, you will want to use more, since they are not usually as thick as the fancier brands.
You'll also want to put down something to protect your surface. And if you really hate getting ink on your hands, you could even grab a rubber or latex glove. This technique doesn't HAVE to be messy, but it can be! Ok, we're all set!
There you have it! A simple and fast technique, yet you'll be hearing "WOW, how did you DO that?" from your friends when they get this card from you. I love techniques that deliver a lot of bang for their buck. This one takes just a few drops of ink, you'll get 10-15 images from one set of wipes, and it's cheap. Just use the clean edge of the wipes to clean up the mess and you're ready to go.
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Welcome to another fun and easy photo tutorial, free from Song of My Heart! Today I'm sharing how to make these super quick stamped DIY candles in about three minutes flat. To make your own, you'll need candles (duh!), plain tissue paper, waxed paper, stamps and ink, a pair of scissors, and a heat gun. If you don't have one of those yet, I reccommend the Heat Tool from Stampin' Up, newly redesigned with all sorts of safety features plus two different heat settings for different applications. And no, a hair dryer won't work! You really do need a heat gun.
I got my short pillar candles inexpensively from the Dollar Tree since they are intended for decorative use only. Some colors of candles might not work for this project, so practice on one before you invest in a large number.
Before we begin, I'll ask you to make certain that you don't let kids attempt this project without adult supervsion, and that you read carefully the safety guidelines I've added at the end of this tutorial. Use of this tutorial and any others on this website constitutes a full release of Song of My Heart from any and all liabilty. All right, glad that's out of the way! Let's get started!
There you have it! I made twenty of these and packaged them up for gifts, in about an hour. It doesn't get much easier than that to make beautiful gifts for teachers, co-workers, friends and relatives this holiday season. You could even make wonderfully personalized wedding favors! The possibilities are really exciting. Just make sure each candle you gift comes with a tag explaining the safety precautions.
I would also be happy to do a special order for you! Let me know how many candles you need and we'll work together on the images, and your candles can be the talk of the town for any special occasion.
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Here's a solution for those of us who love the intricate look of stained glass window-style stamps but don't have the time to individually color a bazillion cards with Blendabilities, like I did for this version. I created my "no-color" card using some simple techniques and products you probably already have in your stamp room.
Cut your card base (I used Lost Lagoon) to the regular size of 8.5x5.5 inches, folded in half, and your background mat (I used Soft Sky) to 4x5.25 inches. Ready? Let's start!
There we have it! Easily capable of mass-production for all your Christmas card needs. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and all the free tutorials in the Song of My Heart Library. Please leave me a comment if you've found inspiration on my blog this week--it keeps me encouraged and posting. If you do not have a local demonstrator supplying you with great products, free catalogs, and plenty of assistance, please consider me yours as I'd be happy to help. Zwolaneks@att.net
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My daughter's Frozen-themed birthday party is coming right up, and instead of buying invitations from the store, we decided to come up with our own, knowing Stampin' Up had plenty of pretty and glimmery papers we could use to recreate a wintery scene. I was strapped for time (like always) so we knew we'd need something quick and easy.
Enjoy this free photo tutorial and complete supply list for a super cute Elsa's gown card that will delight the heart of any little Frozen fan in your house!
And here's the finished project--the kids will love it! I'll have to come up with an Anna version, too.
Check this card out in my TAMS gallery: tams# 1517
Make your own DIY invites! Here's what you'll need:
Sheer white or pale blue organza ribbon, at least one inch wide
Shimmer Spray if desired (20 drops Shimmer Paint to 2 oz. 70% pure rubbing alcohol)
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Yesterday I saw an adorable technique hot off the presses from Kristine John, a dear demo friend of mine from Arizona, and I knew immediately I had to share it with you all and add it to the tutorial library here at Song of My Heart. It is SO easy and SO quick! And I know you'll get tons of good out of it. So let's get started!
isn't that crazy cute? And it seriously took like two minutes flat, right? Thank you so much to Kristine for coming up with this cutie pie AND having it take such easy-peasy measurements.
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Sharing a quick and easy technique with you today in honor of Song of My Heart's 6th Blog Birthday week! If you'd like to try this simple WOW, you'll need a clear block (just about any size will do), Very Vanilla or Whisper White cardstock, and one or more colors of brush-tip markers. I also keep a baby wipe or dampened paper towel close by to clean off my block.
NOTE: be sure you do NOT use Blendabilities or any other brand of alcohol markers for this technique, or you will wind up with permanently colorful clear blocks!
SO EASY, huh? I wasn't kidding about it being a simple WOW! Here's my finished masculine card so you can see what I did with it after I learned the technique:
But wait... there's more! Try this technique with any size clear block and any juicy ink pad:
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