Wednesday, February 10, 2016

CPC Egg-cellent Easter Ensemble


Today's Craft Project Central project is designed by Julie Warnick, and you can see more of her creations on Julie's Blog.

Are the winter blues getting you down? Bring some spring into your home a little early and be ready to celebrate Easter with this Egg-cellent Easter Ensemble! These branches are already in bloom with soft pink paper flowers and tiny green leaves. The embellished egg ornaments add pretty, delicate accents that are perfect for the Easter Season. Make one for your own home and one to give away. The coordinating card and basket make this an ideal gift for someone special.


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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals - February 9 - 15, 2016


New Weekly Deals Came Out Today
These Deals Run February 9 - 15, 2016


Sale: $24.75   •   Price: $33.00
Sale: $3.75   •   Price: $5.00
Sale: $13.50   •   Price: $18.00
Sale: $36.00   •   Price: $48.00
Sale: $2.25   •   Price: $3.00












Monday, February 8, 2016

Flowering Fields Sale-A-Bration Card


This is the first card I've made with the beautiful Sale-A-Bration (SAB) stamp set, Flowering Fields. I love all of the stamps in this set. They are so pretty! The greeting comes from another SAB stamp set, Perfect Pairings.

If you like either one of these stamp sets, you can get them FREE! For every $50 spent on an order (before shipping & tax), you get one SAB item for FREE! After March 31, they will be gone forever!


Instructions:
  1. The card base is a 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" piece of Whisper White Thick Cardstock, folded in half.
  2. Stamp the "Happy Day" stamp from the Perfect Pairings Stamp Set onto the bottom right corner of a 5-1/4" x 4" piece of Lost Lagoon Cardstock using the Basic Black Archival Stampin' Pad.
  3. Attach a 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" piece of Old Olive Cardstock onto the left side of the Lost Lagoon piece, centering it from the top and bottom of the Lost Lagoon piece.
  4. Attach a 2" x 3-3/4" piece of Blackberry Bliss/multi-color flower paper from the Wildflower Fields Designer Series Paper to the left side of the piece, centering it from the left and right of the Old Olive square and centering it from the top and bottom of the Lost Lagoon piece. Attach the whole thing to the center of the Whisper White card base.
  5. Stamp four of the flower stamps from the Flowering Fields Stamp Set across a 4-1/2" x 2-1/4" piece of Whisper White Cardstock, using the Basic Black pad. One of the flower stamps is stamped twice...one at the left end, and one at the right end.
  6. Watercolor the flowers and leaves with a Blender Pen, and the following colors:  Lost Lagoon, Calypso Coral, Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey and Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pads.
  7. Sponge the edges of the stamped flower piece with a Stamping Sponge and the Lost Lagoon pad, and attach the piece to the card using Stampin' Dimensionals. The left side of the stamped flower piece needs to be centered within the Old Olive square.
  8. Tie a bow from a 12" piece of Calypso Coral 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon, and attach it to the top, left corner of the stamped flower piece with two Mini Glue Dots. Trim the ribbon ends at an angle.













Sunday, February 7, 2016

CPC Zoo Babies Love Notes Set


Today's Craft Project Central project is designed by Michelle Wecksler, and you can see more of her creations on her blog, Figments of my Imagination.

It's time to express your love!  These adorable Zoo Babies love note cards are a perfect way to share your love!  Hide them in a lunch bag, briefcase or drawer for your loved one to discover!  A highlight of this set is learning how to create sleek envelopes using a combination of the Simply Scored Board and the Gift Bag Punch Board.  This set includes four love notes, four envelopes, a gift tag, and an adorable gift bag to hold the set of love notes.  This set would be perfect for a stamp camp or as a simple gift!


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Saturday, February 6, 2016

Short & Sweet Saturday - Honeycomb Happiness


I'm starting something new today. Saturdays on my blog are now called Short & Sweet Saturdays! Each Saturday, I'll share a quick & easy card, along with instructions on how to make it. If you ever need a card quick, these will be the cards to make! 

Today's card features the Sale-A-Bration stamp set, Honeycomb Happiness. You can get this stamp set free with a $50 order (before shipping & tax). Orders must be placed by March 31, 2016.


Instructions:
  1. Fold a 4-1/4" x 11" piece of Blushing Bride Cardstock in half to form the card base.
  2. With the card base still folded, punch all four corners with the Project Life Corner Punch.
  3. Attach a 2" x 5-1/2" piece of ice cream cone paper from the Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper (DSP) to the left side of the card (just to the right of the rounded corners on the left-side of the card).
  4. Stamp the ice cream stamp from the Honeycomb Happiness Stamp Set onto a scrap piece of Whisper White Cardstock using the Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad.
  5. Color the cone with the Soft Suede marker from the Neutrals Collection Stampin' Write Markers, and color the bottom of the ice cream with the Mint Macaron marker from the 2015-2017 In Color Stampin' Write Markers. Punch the ice cream cone out with the 2" Circle Punch.
  6. Punch a scallop circle out of a scrap piece of Mint Macaron Cardstock with the 2-3/8 Scallop Circle Punch. Attach the ice cream cone circle to the scallop circle, and attach it to the bottom right of the DSP strip on the card using four Stampin' Dimensionals.
  7. Attach a Mint Macaron honeycomb from the Honeycomb Embellishments to the ice cream on the cone (the honeycomb's already have adhesive on them...just remove the paper-backing).
  8. Stamp the "You're So Sweet" stamp onto the top right, top corner of the card base using the Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad.



Friday, February 5, 2016

Party Wishes Pop-Up Card


I had a little too much fun making today's card! I've been wanting to make a pop-up card with the the Party Pop-Up Thinlits Dies, and I finally got to do it. I thought this month's Creating Pretty Cards Sketch #56 (CPC56) would be perfect for this card, and I was right! I really love how it turned out.

If you play along and make a card using this sketch, you could win a free month Craft Project Central subscription. CLICK HERE to find out how you can win!


Outside  of the Card Instructions:
  1. The card base is a 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" piece of Mint Macaron Cardstock, folded in half.
  2. The designer series paper (DSP) layer is a 1" x 5-1/2" piece of Basic Black/Multi-colored confetti paper from the It's My Party DSP Stack. It is attached directly to the left-side of the card base, right along the fold.
  3. The ribbon on the card base is a 7" piece of Melon Mambo 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon. It is wrapped around the front of the card, right up against the edge of the DSP, and the ribbon ends are attached to the back of the card front.
  4. The "Happy Birthday" stamp from the Party Wishes Stamp Set is stamped on the bottom right corner of the card using the Tuxedo Black Memento Pad.
  5. The birthday cake stamp is inked with the Melon Mambo marker from the Brights Collection Stampin' Write Markers and the Sahara Sand marker from the Neutrals Collection Stampin' Write Markers, and then stamped onto a scrap piece of Whisper White Cardstock.The "A Party Without Cake..." stamp is stamped onto the center of the cake with the Memento Pad. The cake is then cut out with Paper Snips.
  6. The tag is made with a 2" x 3-1/2" piece of Whisper White Cardstock. One of the 2" sides is punched with the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch.
  7. The cake piece is then laid onto the tag where it needs to go (without attaching). Then the top of the cake is traced lightly with a pencil, and then the cake is taken off. The six-candle stamp is inked with the Mint Macaron marker from the 2015-2017 In Color Stampin' Write Markers and the Crushed Curry marker from the Regals Collection Stampin' Write Markers, and then stamped onto the top, center of the pencil line. Then, the pencil line needs to be erased.
  8. The cake is then attached to the tag, underneath the candles, using three Stampin' Dimensionals. Then, the tag is attached to the left-side of the card.
  9. The knot is made with a 4" piece of the same ribbon as before. This ribbon is tied into a single knot, and then attached to the top of the tag with a Mini Glue Dot.
  10. The balloon stamp is stamped onto a scrap piece of  Whisper White Cardstock using the Crushed Curry Classic Stampin' Pad. The balloons are punched out with the balloon punch from the Party Punch Pack.
  11. The balloons are laid down where they need to go, and then the balloon strings are drawn on with Basic Black marker from the Neutrals Collection Stampin' Write Markers. Then, the balloon on the tag is attached with a Mini Glue Dot, and the other two balloons are attached with Stampin' Dimensionals.

Inside of the Card Instructions:
  1. The inside layer of the card is a 8-1/4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White Cardstock folded in half.
  2. The "Happy Birthday" die from the Party Pop-Up Thinlits Dies is put onto the center of the piece, with the arrows in the die lined up with the fold in the cardstock. The piece is then ran through the Big Shot using the following layers (beginning from the bottom) - Magnetic Platform, standard cutting pad, cardstock, wax paper (at least as big as the die), the die, and then another standard cutting pad.
  3. The die-cut is then colored in with the Sahara Sand, Melon Mambo, and Crushed Curry markers used before. Tip:  I put a scrap piece of paper under the die-cut part of the cardstock to keep from coloring the rest of the Whisper White layer. After coloring, refold the die-cut fold up into a "mountain" fold (keep the fold in the rest of the layer as a "valley fold".
  4. Attach the Whisper White layer to the inside of the card, making sure the fold of the layer is lined up with the fold in the Mint Macaron card base. Tip:  Make sure to put adhesive completely around the die-cut opening of the Whisper White cardstock, along with the outside edges of the piece. This will keep the piece in place when the card is opened up with the pop-up.
  5. Six balloons are then stamped with the balloon stamp onto a scrap piece of Whisper White Cardstock - Two with the Melon Mambo Classic Stampin' Pad, two with the Crushed Curry Classic Stampin' Pad, and two with the Mint Macaron Classic Stampin' Pad. Then, they are punched out with the same balloon punch as before.
  6. The balloons are laid down where they need to go. The balloon string stamp is stamped under each balloon with the Tuxedo Black Memento Pad. Make sure to lift the balloon up before stamping the string. After stamping the six strings, attach each balloon to them with a Mini Glue Dot.



Thursday, February 4, 2016

CPC Bunny in the Carrot Patch


Today's Craft Project Central project is designed by Sue Plote, and you can see more of her creations on her blog, This Pink Rooster.

You’re invited…to join bunny…in the carrot patch!  These projects feature the Friends & Flowers Stamp Set and the coordinating Festive Flower Builder Punch to create the star of the show…the adorable bunny.  And what does the bunny love the most?  Carrots, of course!  Bright and fun Pumpkin Pie and Cucumber Crush Cardstock are scored and folded to create 3-D carrots…in two sizes!  Larger carrots are strung on Linen Thread to create a garland of carrots…and the smaller carrot perfectly adorns a Tiny Treat Box.  The bunny faced card is designed to serve for Easter greetings…or an invitation…and a colorful place card rounds out the project line up.


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