Sunday, September 30, 2012

Treasure Chest Gift Box & Card

This treasure of a project was designed by Amanda for Craft Project Central. 

This tutorial is September's Bonus Project on Craft Project Central. To get the instructions for Amanda’s bonus project, just subscribe to September 2012 and then meet one of the bonus project requirements of subscribing to two or more months in a row, putting the Craft Project Central badge on your blog, or referring a friend who subscribes.  

Do you have some precious treasure that you would like to give to someone?  What better way to keep it safe than in this Treasure Chest Gift Box?!  The Treasure Chest would also make a wonderful decoration or card holder at a buccaneer’s pirate party or a pretty princesses’ party!  The gift box is 5" tall and 8" wide and is just waiting to be filled with treasures!

Spooky Treat Set & Card

This spooky project was designed by Heidi for Craft Project Central.
Get a jump start on your Halloween projects!  These cute containers can hold great treats for your kids, co-workers, teachers, and friends.  And if you don’t celebrate Halloween or make Halloween treats, you can still use the templates to make goodies for other occasions or holidays like Frog Day! Just subscribe to September 2012 at Craft Project Central for the full color instructions.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Tea Bag Gift Box & Pop-Up Card

This Workshop WOW Project was Created by Laurie for Craft Project Central
This lovely ensemble makes the perfect gift or project for an upcoming class or workshop!  The tea bag box holds several tea bags, and the coordinating card is sure to "wow" them when they open it and see the pop-up tea cup! Just sign up at Craft Project Central this month for the full color instructions.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Holiday Catalog Cover Ornament & Supply List

Do you ever wonder how Stampin' Up! comes up with all of these beautiful ideas? Well, you can download a supply list of all of  the supplies used to make the beautiful samples in the Holiday Catalog here:  Or check here, for a PDF version of the catalogs and a link to the PDF of the Stampin' Supplies for the Annual Catalog.

I created this cover ornament with the help of a wonderful video tutorial by Linda Heller.  Some of the supplies that I used were a little bit different from the Stampin' Up! list, so I am posting my supply list below:

Ornament Keepsakes Stamp Set (20 big ornaments in Old Olive, 20 small ornaments in Cherry Cobbler)
Bells and Boughs Stamp Set (back)
Holiday Ornaments Framelits Dies
Very Vanilla Card Stock 12" x 12"
Designer Rosette Bigz XL Die
Big Shot Die Cutting Machine
Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper
Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad
Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin' Pad
Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad
Old Olive Stampin' Write Marker
Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Write Marker
Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter
Two Way Glue Pen
Hot Glue Gun
Silicone Craft Mat
Linen Thread (Six 12" pieces)
Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons (1)
Large Pearl Basic Jewel (1)
Bone Folder
Cherry Cobbler 3-1/2" Scalloped Tulle Ribbon (Five 6" pieces)
1-3/8" Circle Punch (1)
2-1/2" Circle Punch (1)

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Flat-Fold Box & Hoop La La Note Cards

This cute Hoop La La set was created for Craft Project Central by Regina.
Here's another September project from my friends at Craft Project Central.   If you'd like the detailed instructions for this and 9 more projects just subscribe HERE.  Small gift/treat boxes are nice to have on hand, and they’re even better when they can be folded and stored flat until ready to use.  This project ensemble includes a flat-fold box, a decorative floral adornment, and four note cards, complete with coordinating envelopes!  And using the cute Hoop La La stamp set, it makes a great gift for those that love cross stitch!  This project is a quick, easy, and fun class project and also makes a great craft fair project to make and sell! 

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Blog Candy Winner Announced!!

Announcement Created With My Digital Studio 2
Congratulations Gayle B! You were the winner of the September 2012 Subscription to Craft Project Central!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Blog Candy Giveaway!

What is Blog Candy? 
Definition: A prize or goodie given away as a token of appreciation or thank you for visiting one's blog. 
Today I'd like to give away a prize to one lucky winner. Enter using the Rafflecopter box below for a chance to win a FREE Subscription for September to Craft Project Central. You'll get access to 10 projects with detailed, full-color, step-by-step instructions. Projects are easy to duplicate, are practical, and functional projects that you will have fun making and be able to use yourself or give as gifts! Not every project you get on Craft Project Central with be unique, never-before-seen projects, but what you will be getting are projects adapted to current and popular Stampin’ Up! products with easy to follow instructions. New projects are posted every 2-3 days, so check them out to see what you could be crafting. 

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Stampin' Up! Thanksgiving Table Setting

This beautiful project was created for Craft Project Central by Tara.
Here's another great project I'd like to share with you from my friends at Craft Project Central.  With autumn fast approaching, it’s time to turn our thoughts to sweaters, crispy leaves, and Thanksgiving dinners (October 8th for our Canadian friends).  This project will help you get set for your family get together by providing the instructions for a warm and inviting holiday table setting, including a centerpiece, place cards, favors for your guests, a ‘grateful’ box for your guests to write what they are grateful for, and so much more!  Just add the food, the family and friends, and you’re ready to go. If you'd like the full color instructions for these beautiful table setting pieces just subscribe to Craft Project Central for September.

Monday, September 17, 2012

CPC's Monster Munchies Clamshell Box & Card

Featuring: Monster Munchies Clamshell Box & Card

This festive project was designed for Craft Project Central by Kim Score.  This cute little vampire owl sits atop a clamshell box full of Halloween treats.  The finished box is 4" x 4", which will hold a lot of monster munchies or perhaps some other "bootiful" gifts.  A simple and fun gift for kids and adults alike!  Also a great project for your classes, clubs and camps!  If you'd like the detailed instructions for this and 9 more September projects just subscribe HERE.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

CPC's Elegant Greeting Card Set & Gift Tote

Featuring: Elegant Greeting Card Set & Gift Tote. This beautiful project was created for Craft Project Central this week by Monika. If you'd like the detailed instructions for this and 9 more projects just subscribe HERE. This set is the perfect gift for a dear friend, a teacher, or co-worker.  In addition to being very pretty, the card set and tote are fun and easy to make.  Make several sets to have on hand so you always have a special homemade gift for a special occasion!  Makes a great class or club project too!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Howl-o-ween Printer's Tray Promotion

How cute is this? This FREE project kit offer has been extended through September 15th when you join Stampin' Up! For $99, choose up to $125 worth of brand-new products from the annual or holiday catalogs, for your completely customizable Starter Kit. The FREE Howl-o-ween project kit is valued up to $60.  It includes the Toxic Treats Stamp Set, printer's tray and all the goodies you need to make this awesome project.  Join the fun here:

Monday, September 10, 2012

Featuring: Toxic Treats Halloween Home Decor

Featuring: Toxic Treats Decor Gift Set. This adorable framed art and pumpkin tote were created by Julie for Craft Project Central this week! If you'd like the detailed instructions for this and 9 more projects just subscribe HERE. It seems like Halloween Home Decor just gets more and more popular each year!  So why not make some of your own?  This framed art is a fun and easy way to make a great piece of Halloween Decor that is sure to delight!  Add a great pumpkin tote with a candy treat – and you’re on your way to being ready for Halloween.  Make this fun project as a gift, and make sure to make more than one and keep one for yourself!  Makes for a fun class or club project too!

Featured Project: French Foliage Any Occasion Cards & Portfolio

This stunning project was created by Leena of for Craft Project Central.  To celebrate fall, she shares this beautiful card portfolio.  Inside the richly decorated folio there are four cards with coordinating envelopes as well as a selection of self-adhesive sentiments.  When an occasion arises, a sentiment is chosen and adhered to the card.  The card design is suitable for just about anyone, making this a very versatile ensemble.  Great for gift giving and as a fall class project! To get the full color instructions for this project and 9 more, just SUBSCRIBE to Craft Project Central for September.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Googly Ghouls Sketch Challenge and Swap

Googly eyes add the cutest touch! Especially to the Googly Ghouls stamp set, which is made especially for googly eye embellishments. You can purchase the Ghoulish Googlies Bundle on page 27 of the Holiday Catalog and save 15% on the stamp set and Googlies Designer Printed Kit.  I created this spooky card based on the Creating Pretty Cards Sketch Challenge #15 and for a swap. I can't wait to share my swaps with you when I get them back!
Paper: River Rock, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, First Edition Specialty Designer Series Paper, Very Vanilla
Stamps: Googly Ghouls
Ink:  Soft Suede
Accessories: Argyle Embossing Folder, Delicate Doilies Sizzlits L Die, Linen Thread, Sponge Dauber to ink edges with Soft Suede
Punches:  1-1/4" Scallop Circle (NEW!), 1-3/8" Circle Punch, Boho Blossoms Punch, Decorative Label Punch

Fun Idea! Are you on Instagram? Take a pic of your sketch challenge and use the hashtag #cpc15 and share your creation on Instagram. You can follow my everyday pictures here:

Thursday, September 6, 2012

My Digital Studio FREE for Teachers

It's back to school time, and Stampin' Up! has discs of the original version of the My Digital Studio software for teachers or other school staff in the area for free.

My Digital Studio is a great solution for teachers! 
  • Create bulletin board décor
  • Make certificates and awards for student achievement
  • Make birthday cards for students
  • Create parent flyers or newsletters
  • Create a photobook of a special class activity, or an overview of the whole year
  • And more
Schools are eligible for this donation unless they have already exceeded the amount of donations allowed from Stampin' Up!  Donations will be met on a  first come first serve basis while supplies last.  Stampin' Up! will follow-up with the schools to see how they are using the software and may contact them for stories about the usage. This offer is only available in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico.

If you are interested and teach or volunteer in the Edmond Public School District, please contact me or your Stampin' Up! demonstrator for a Donation Request Form. I would love to answer any questions and give you a brief overview of some of the ways you can use it. Check out tons of samples at You can also try MDS2 FREE for 30 days:

Here's a scrapbook page I made with the Storytime Collection DVD which describes my journey to becoming a Bone Marrow Donor:

Featured Project: Fabric Flowers

Grab your circle dies and some designer fabric and follow this tutorial to make three pretty and unique flowers - all made with circles! Circles cut easily with Big Shot dies, made beautiful with Stampin' Up!'s Designer Fabrics!  This project was designed by Carrie Stamps from for Craft Project Central this month. Subscribe to Craft Project Central for the tutorial:

Want to know what I've been up to this summer? I was featured in a post called Designer Doings. You can read about me here:

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Toxic Framable Digital Designer Template

I couldn't wait to make this home decor piece with Stampin' Up's My Digital Studio. It's featured on page 25 of the Holiday Catalog for $3.95 and you get 34 digital stamps which you can customize with colors to match your home. I printed it on to an 8-1/2" x 11" piece of Shimmery White card stock.  Literally, just printed out the Template!  I'm going to add glitter to the cobweb and frame it as soon as I find something spooky to go with it. I finally upgraded to MDS2 because there's a new option of adding a Watermark as a color which I can't wait to try out. But, the template works with the original MDS too.  Here's an introduction to MDS2:

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Featured Project: Monogram Card Set

Have you seen September's project's on Craft Project Central? Everyone will love getting a note from you when you write it on one of your own monogrammed cards.  This elegant monogram card set comes with a see-through card box with a pretty flower belly band, six monogrammed cards, and six monogrammed envelopes. It was designed by Christy from If you would like the instructions you can subscribe to Craft Project Central and receive 10 projects PDF's for $10 per month. 

Why do I promote Craft Project Central?  The projects are easy to duplicate, are practical, and functional projects that you will have fun making and be able to use yourself or give as gifts! Not every project you get on Craft Project Central with be unique, never-before-seen projects, but what you will be getting are projects adapted to current and popular Stampin’ Up! products with easy to follow instructions.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Creating Pretty Cards Challenge #15

I'd love to see you play along with the Creating Pretty Cards Sketch Challenge #15 over at Craft Project Central. I am the sketch designer this month and this is my contribution. You can download a free tutorial for the inspiration card HERE which includes a list of all of the supplies that I used to make this card.

For every ten cards submitted, CPC will pick one winner of a free month subscription to Craft Project Central.  The winner(s) will get to select the month of their choice. If the project designers submit a card for your inspiration this month, they won’t be in the winner random-selection pool, but their cards will count towards the "for every 10 cards submitted winner total".  Check out all the great projects this month at

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