Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Creating Pretty Cards Sketch Challenge #19




Here's another card I created for the Creating Pretty Cards Sketch Challenge over at Craft Project Central. You have two more days to get your entry in for a chance to win a free month subscription to CPC! I also made this card for a Spring Catalog swap with some of my demonstrator friends. Julie has posted our swaps on her blog if you'd like to take a look

Recipe:
Stamp Sets: Collage Curios, Caio, Baby!
Card Stock and Ink: Island Indigo, Summer Starfruit, Tangerine Tango, Sycamore Street (SAB)
Accessories: Canvas Creations (#1), Sycamore Street Ribbon (SAB), Paper Doilies, Creped Filter Paper, Soda Pop Tops, Vintage Trinkets, Basic Pearls, Crystal Effects, Square Lattice Impressions Embossing Folder, Dazzling Details (just a touch over the pearl)
Punches: 7/8" Scallop Circle (it punches through canvas) (SAB), 1-1/4" Scallop Circle (Creped Filter Paper), 1" Circle

Monday, January 28, 2013

Journal and Candle Gift Set


Designed by Niki for Craft Project Central.
Turn any plain composition book or journal into a special keepsake you will love or love to give as a gift!  This project incorporates beautiful designer fabric and gives your journal a wonderful soft texture that will make you love holding it in your hand.  And don’t worry, if you don’t sew, this is a no-sew fabric project that is easy enough for anyone to do! Just subscribe to Craft Project Central this month to get the tutorial for this and nine other projects - just $10. 

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Tea for Two Gift Set

Created by Julie for Craft Project Central.
This pretty Tea for Two gift set is sure to make a good friend smile!  The wall decor piece can be hung or set in a frame holder.  The simple treat cone can be filled with any kind of yummy treat, and the Oh, Hello card will be sure to set the tone for it all!  This fun set makes a great class project too. Just subscribe to Craft Project Central in January for the tutorial to this and nine more projects for only $10.

Monday, January 21, 2013

January Stamp Club Projects

This is the cute Valentine ensemble we are making at Stamp Club this month. It's all about the Big Shot this time! I cased the cute sucker wrapper from one of my favorite stampers, Erica Cerwin.
Supplies: Happy Heart Single Stamp, Scallop Envelope Bigz Die, Primrose Petals Card Stock, Whisper White Cardstock, More Amore Specialty Designer Series Paper, Paper Doilies, Pool Party 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon, Primrose Petals 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon
The little card is made using the Versamark Resist technique. Just stamp the xoxo in Versamark and color over it using a sponge dauber in Pool Party.  No embossing needed.

Supplies: My Little Valentine Stamp Set, Ciao, Baby! Stamp Set, Petite Pocket Bigz XL Die, Island Indigo Baker's Twine, Pool Party Card Stock, Primrose Petals Card Stock, Whisper White Card Stock, More Amore Specialty Designer Series Paper, Sponge Dauber, Pool Party Classic Stampin' Pad, Whisper White Craft Pad, Owl Builder (little heart), Basic Rhinestones, Petite Curly Label Punch (Sale-A-Bration).  
Supplies: Ciao Baby! Stamp Set, Petal Cone Bigz L Die, Petite Curly Label Punch, Canvas Sheet, Real Red Card Stock, Whisper White Card Stock, Whisper White Baker's Twine, Designer Builder Brads, Vintage Trinkets.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Burlap Valentine Decor

Created by Carrie for Craft Project Central.
I love the look of burlap in home decor.  Here are two fun Valentine projects that will bring the shabby chick look of burlap to your home.  Each pennant on the "sweet love" banner is burlap with designer paper stitched on top.  Accents of glittered hearts, dyed ribbon and paper flowers finish off the banner.  The framed Amore art piece really pops with rolled paper roses.  These two coordinating decor pieces would really show someone how special they are to you or would be a great addition to your own decor this Valentine’s Day!  Just subscribe to Craft Project Central for January for the complete tutorial.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Valentine's Box of Chocolates and Heart Cards

Created by Heidi for Craft Project Central.
Love is in the air and with this great boxThere is a surprise in every corner.  Stuffed with chocolates, binder clips Valentine’s and anything else you can imagine!  This is a great project to set out on your desk or give it to that special someone! I love the heart shaped cards! How did she do that? Just subscribe to Craft Project Central this month for the tutorial to this and nine other projects for just $10

Valentine Heart Box and Card

Created by Christy for Craft Project Central.
Show your Valentine how much he (or she) means to you by making this elegant heart box and coordinating card.  The box is perfect for packaging candy or a small gift (measures 4-1/4" x 3" x 1-1/2").  The card and heart box go together perfectly!  This would also make a great project for a Valentine class! Just subscribe to Craft Project Central for January to get the step by step tutorial.

More Amore Valentine Ensemble

Created by Regina for Craft Project Central.
For a co-worker, friend, neighbor, or someone extra special, this Valentine ensemble is sure to please.  The heart-shaped pocket, filled with a cute little bookmark, and perhaps a gift card, make a great treat to hand-deliver or it can be left in a place to be discovered by the recipient.  Either way, it will brighten someone’s day!  Don’t forget to sign the over sized greeting card, which coordinates perfectly with the ensemble! Just subscribe to Craft Project Central for January for the full color instructions to this and 9 more projects for just $10.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Serene Silhouette Portfolio and Cards

Created by Kris for Craft Project Central.
Make this pretty little portfolio and four coordinating cards!  Each card comes in a different color but you can make each card design with one color if you choose.  Stamp the envelopes to match and keep the set for yourself or give it away as a gift.  Better yet, make several sets and be sure to keep one for yourself!  This project makes a fun class, camp or club project too! Subscribe to Craft Project Central for January to get this and nine more project tutorials for $10.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Scrapbook Tin & Card

Created by Amanda for Craft Project Central
This special scrapbook tin and card are the perfect way to keep photos of those you love and cherish.  The tin takes up only a small amount of space, but can hold a lot of special memories.  There are eight double sided pages inside as well as eight note cards in the pocket of each page.  This is so cute! Add a photo and a note about the photo and keep it all in this special little tin. Just subscribe to Craft Project Central for January to get the full color PDF instructions for the inside pages.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Bird Cage Box and Card

Created by Monika for Craft Project Central.
Start the new year with inspiration from Craft Project Central.  Make this delicate bird cage box and matching card; perfect for so many occasions.  The box opens up on top, giving you access to put small presents or treats inside.  It’s a pretty little box to keep on a shelf and use as a decoration until it’s needed for that special gift!  Great as a favor for small parties, showers or as a fun class project! Just subscribe to Craft Project Central for January 2013 to get this and nine more projects for $10/month. Subscribe only to the months you choose.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Creating Pretty Cards Sketch Challenge #19



New Year's Resolution: Make More Cards!  I'd love to see you play along with the Creating Pretty Cards Sketch Challenge #19 over at Craft Project Central. I'm 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 toward the "for every 10 cards submitted winner total".  Check out all the great projects for the New Year at Craft Project Central. 

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Love is in the Air Blog Hop


 HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Welcome to the Love is in the Air Blog Hop. We hope you will be inspired by our creations using Stampin' Up! products and accessories. I'm stop #3 and there are 7 stops in all. We are a group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators who became friends through stamping from Oklahoma, Utah, Nevada, and Idaho. I've featured several new items from the Stampin' Up! Spring Catalog. Enjoy the hop!

Primrose Petals and Pool Party coordinate sweetly with More Amore Specialty Designer Series Paper featured in the Spring Catalog.  The new Collage Curios stamp set adorns the Soda Pop Top.

The Petal Cone Die is embellished with Creped Filter Paper (NEW) from the Spring Catalog. I randomly colored the petals using an Aqua Painter swiped on the side of a Primrose Petals Classic Stampin' Pad.  The petals were cut out with the Fun Flowers Bigz Die and I layered two petals each. They are attached with a brad in the center. A Basic Pearl is glued to the top of the brad.

The petal cone is embossed with the Lots of Love Letterpress Plate which is currently on sale in the Clearance Rack for $1.59.  Soda Pop Tops adorn both projects and they coordinate with the 1/2" and 1" Circle Punches. They are available in the Spring Catalog (16 for $3.59).
The Sending You Love card is my creation for January's Creating Pretty Cards Sketch Challenge over at Craft Project Central. Please come back and check out my next post where I'll have a mini tutorial for you to download with instructions and a supply list for this card.

Did you know you can flatten the Soda Pop Tops with your Big Shot? Flip the top two tabs over on the Multipurpose Platform. Lay down one standard cutting pad. Place the Soda Pop Tops flat side down. Cover with the other standard cutting pad and run through the Big Shot. Thanks for hopping!  

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