Kids Craft on a Budget

You have one The Crafters Workshop Stencil
Ronda Palazzari Designs 12 x 12 ~ Texturized,
no other “scrappy supplies”, $25 and
a project to create. WHAT do you do?

With no LSS to shop at,
and no other “crafty store” I headed to Walmart,
Looking for supplies for a “KIDS CRAFT” .

This is what I came home with.

Kids Kraft by Lynne Forsythe

I began by removing sheets of Kraft paper
from a 8.5.x 11 paper pad.
Using 4 different acrylic paints, a spouncer,
and my Ronda Palazzari Designs 12 x 12 ~ Texturized
template, I let the fun begin.

il_570xN.569209479_dl26I LOVE this template, there are 8 different images
to choose from which is AWESOME!

Kids Kraft by Lynne Forsythe

I applied the acrylic paint through the
template choosing a different image for each color.

Kids Kraft by Lynne Forsythe

When the paint had dried, I measured out the cards
(Doesn’t every girl have a tape measure on their key chain!)
6.75” x 9.5”, cut to size and folded in half.

NOTE: I make my cards slightly smaller than the standard greeting card
so they fit easily into the envelop, because I don’t know
how to make flat cards!

Kids Kraft by Lynne Forsythe

I created a flower patterns and cut out burlap flowers.
I then created 2 different size leaves patterns
which I cut from a piece of patterned paper.
I then cut 3.5” circles from additional
sheets of patterned paper, which I in turn cut into a spiral,
keeping the spiral thin so the flowers wouldn’t be
too thick!

Kids Kraft by Lynne Forsythe

I crumpled up the burlap flower. I stapled the ends of the various leaves
and I rolled up the spiral into a flower,

Then I compiled the cards using the various embellies I had purchased.
Here they are….

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Your kids can put their cards together as a gift or
send a note to a friend or a family member!

I hope you enjoyed my “Kids Craft”!!

I think I will put all my “goodies” into a box and send them to my niece for
her to create with over the summer! Can’t wait to see what she makes!!!

THANKS for poppin’ by!!

Lynne Forsythe
The Crafters Workshop Design Team Member

Cherish Card by Karen Jiles

Hi there,

Karen here, sharing a card that I created using my TCW stencils. I absolutely love creating my own backgrounds for my layouts and cards, especially in instances when I do not have coordinated patterned papers and embellishments on hand. What I enjoy most though is using my stencils to create great fun and excitement. In the card below, I was able to enhance the overall design with the use of my Coffee Splotch and Texturized stencils.

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I began the process covering an 8 ½ x 11 piece of white cardstock with gelatos that I randomly applied washi tape and gesso to. Tip: Using a complete sheet of cardstock for this project allows you to create more patterned paper to work with for other projects, and it enables you to create more cards.

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Next, I laid the Coffee Splotch stencil on my “gelato’d” cardstock and used a cosmetic sponge to apply white paint to the cardstock.After letting the paint dry, I cut my cardstock down to a layered size for my card.

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I then laid the Texturized stencil on a coordinated piece of green cardstock and used a cosmetic sponge to apply white paint to the edges. This created an additional stenciled layer to compliment the card.

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Lastly, I adhered my stenciled layers together to finish building my card.

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Cherish Card by Karen Jiles Supplies Stencils: The Crafter’s Workshop (TCW458s) Coffee Splotch, (TCW437s) Texturized; Cardstock: Copic, Stampin Up; Flowers, Clear Bulb: Prima; Charm: Making Memories; Gelatos: Faber Castell; Adhesive: Xyron; Tool: Craft-Dee-BowZ; Other: Gesso, white paint, cheesecloth

The Crafters Workshop Die Cuts…..

Hello Artists-

I wanted to show you TCW Dies… I am LOVING these little gems. I hope to inspire some fun playtime with how to make a quick fun Birthday Card using TCW dies. This is Really Quick and easy.

Plus it is my Birthday today and what better way to celebrate?!!!! :D

Dies I used are Solace 4×6 TCW1011 and Today TCW1034

 Step 1

Cut out a card blank in white paper. Then apply Pan Pastels with application in a diagonal across the page. I used an orange, pink, pale green and dark green. Be sure to round the corners of the card.

  Step 2

Use TCW1011 and cut a die out of gray paper.

Step 3

Attach the die cut gray paper to the top of the Pan Pastel sheet with 3D tape.

Step 4

Make a banner tag out of orange card stock. Stamp  STAMPOTIQUE Stamps “Happy Birthday” with Black ink and edge with Prima’s Dark Bark Chalk Edger. Add to the front of the card with 3D tape.

Step 5

Cut out TCW Today TCW1034 in white card stock. Glue to the top of the banner tag. Then add an embellishment to the upper right corner. I used Prima’s Wood Embellishments from the Cartographer collection.

Thank you so much for stopping in. My wish for you today is to be creative even if it is only in your minds eye.

Much Love.


The Crafters Workshop Design Team.

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Two tone ombre effect

Hi Beck Beattie here again to share with you today a sweet card.  Stencils make it so easy to get some fun effects, and today I’m going to show you how to achieve that with a two toned ombre effect.

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To create this card you are going to need the following items:

products usedFollow the illustrated steps to create base for the card using the TCW381 Quatrefoil template:


Once you have your background created, cut your desired size card base out of it.

Next we will have a litte fun with the TCW454 Specimen template directly onto the background of the card


On and additional piece of cardstock create the butterflies

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Assemble the card with the created elements adding your stamped sentiment in black.  Here is another pic of the card:


Thanks for stopping by today and I can’t wait to be inspiring you shortly again!

Happy Creating!

xxxBeck Beattie

The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member

Mother´s Day card

Hello there, Sanna here again. Today I´d like to share a card with you that I made for Mother´s Day. I recently made a layout using the 6×6 “Retrobursts” stencil and mixed together white molding paste with a blue spray ink. After finishing my page I had plenty of paste left over, so I wiped the residue (using the same “Retrobursts” stencil) onto a piece of white cardstock – don´t want to waste good paste :).

I then had that piece lying on my desk and it immediately came handy for this card.


See those blueish “flowers” on the card – I fussy cut them from the piece of cardstock I had wiped the residue paste on :). Then added some doodling, color splatters and embellishments and my Mother´s Day card was done.


Have fun creating!

See you soon,
xoxo, Sanna
The Crafter´s Workshop Design Team Member

Used products:
Patterned papers: Amy Tangerine; Pens: Staedtler, Copic, Stencil: Retrobursts 6×6; Enamel Dots: My Mind´s Eye; Chipboard: Wycinanka; Spray Inks: Tattered Angels.