Sunday, September 17, 2017

CPC Colorful Seasons Card Set & Gift Box


Today's Craft Project Central project is designed by Monika Davis.

Is your craft room getting full of too many stamp and die sets? Do you find you don’t get enough use out of your products? Here is a card set using the same stamp and die sets, paired with different techniques. The cards can be easily reproduced to make a number of sets. The coordinating box is also very easy to make and can be reused as a small gift bag. This is a fun card set showcasing the beautiful images of Colorful Seasons Stamp Set, the coordinating Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies and the sets versatility.


If you would like to learn how to make this project, you'll want to subscribe for the month of September. With your subscription, you'll get illustrated, step-by-step instructions for five wonderful projects for only $10! You can find out how to gain access to a bonus sixth project over at Craft Project Central.



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Saturday, September 16, 2017

Short & Sweet Saturday - Winter Wonder Meets Cheers to the Year

Welcome to this week's Short & Sweet Saturday Card! It's time to start planning your Christmas cards, so I'm sharing a Christmas one to help you out.


It's so hard to get a good picture of shiny/glittery cards. This one is so much prettier in person! It doesn't take too long to make, either! It's hard to tell, but I de-bossed the snowflake with the Winter Wonder Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. This card shows off a few metallic colors...Champagne, Gold, and Silver.

My inspiration for this card was from one I found on Pinterest. The pin only takes you to a picture of the actual card, and you can see it HERE.


Dimensions:
  • Thick Whisper White:  8-1/2" x 5-1/2" (card base)
  • Whisper White:  4" x 5-1/4' (base layer), 2" x 2" (greeting circle), and 5" x 3/4" (banner)
  • Champagne Foil Sheets:  4" x 3" (snowflake de-bossed layer)
  • Gold Glimmer Paper:  2-1/4" x 2-1/4" (scallop circe)
  • Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP):  4" x 2" (gold/silver snowflakes paper)
  • Silver 3/8" Metallic Edge Ribbon:  6"
  • Foil Snowflakes:  1/2 gold snowflake
  • Year of Cheer Specialty Washi Tape:  Gold - 6" & Silver - 6"
Instructions:
  1. Attach the narrow, gold washi tape from the Year of Cheer Specialty Washi Tape across the top edge of the Whisper White base layer piece. Attach the narrow, silver washi tape across the bottom edge of the piece. Attach the DSP piece across the bottom of the piece, right up against the bottom, silver washi tape.
  2. De-boss the Champagne Foil Sheet by running piece through the Big Shot with the Winter Wonder Textured Impressions Folder. How to put it in the folder:  With the Stampin' Up! logo facing down,
    put the foil sheet inside the folder, foil side facing up. The top two-thirds of the snowflake should be over the foil sheet (refer to picture on the right). Attach the foil sheet across the top of the Whisper White base layer, right up against the top, gold washi tape.
  3. Wrap the Silver 3/8" Metallic-Edge Ribbon across the card where the foil sheet and DSP meet, and attach the ribbon ends to the back of the base layer using Fast Fuse Adhesive. Fold the Thick Whisper White piece in half to form the card base (fold on the left). Attach the de-bossed snowflake/DSP piece to the card base.
  4. Stamp the large snowflake stamp in the Cheers to the Year Stamp Set onto the Whisper White square piece using the Smoky Slate Classic Stampin' Pad. Brush the Embossing Buddy across the snowflake. Stamp the "Joy" stamp onto the center of the snowflake using the VersaMark Pad. Pour Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder over the word, and tap off the excess powder. Melt the powder until shiny using the Heat Tool (heat embossing technique). Die-cut the snowflake out with the #3 circle die (with the smallest circle die being #1) from the Layering Circles Framelits Dies. Die-cut the Gold Glimmer Paper with the #4 scallop circle die (with the smallest scallop circle being #1). Attach the snowflake circle to the center of the gold glimmer scallop circle using Fast Fuse Adhesive.
  5. Punch both ends of the Whisper White banner piece with the Banner Triple Punch. The piece is narrower than the center guide in the punch, so make sure to center the piece in-between the sides of the center guide. Attach the snowflake/scallop circle piece to the center of the banner.
  6. Cut a gold snowflake from the Foil Snowflakes in half. Attach the bottom of the scallop circle to the top of the half snowflake (straight edge of snowflake on top). The straight edge of the snowflake should be just under the banner. Attach the whole thing to the center of the de-bossed snowflake using Stampin' Dimensionals.

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog Product Spotlight Blog Hop - Pick a Pumpkin Bundle

Welcome to Day 5 (last day) of the 2017 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog Product Spotlight Blog Hop. Today, we're all featuring the wonderful Pick a Pumpkin Bundle.


I fell in love with this bundle the moment I saw it! As I've said before, I love Fall projects, and there are so many that can be made with this bundle! Of course, it's perfect for cards, but it's also perfect for scrapbook pages, home decor items, gift bags, boxes, and so much more!


 I wanted a little glimmer on my card, so I also used the Year of Cheer Specialty Washi Tape and the Copper Foil Sheets. I absolutely love this washi tape! The mixture of metallic colors is marvelous! It includes all of the foil sheet colors Stampin' Up! offers...Champagne, Copper, Gold, & Silver!


Dimensions:
  • Pool Party:  5-1/2" x 8-1/2" (card base)
  • Sahara Sand:  5-1/4" x 4" (embossed layer)
  • Very Vanilla:  5-1/4 x 1-1/2" (greeting layer), 4-1/4" x 2-1/4" (pumpkins)
  • Old Olive:  2" x 2" (leaves)
  • Soft Suede:  3" x 2-1/2" (cattail-like branches & vine)
  • Copper Foil Sheets:  2-1/4" x 2-1/4" (largest pumpkin)
  • Pool Party 3/8" Shimmer Ribbon:  7"
  • Year of Cheer Specialty Washi Tape:  7" (multi-metallic designed tape)

Instructions:
  1. Fold the Pool Party card base piece in half (fold on top) to make the card base. Emboss the Sahara Sand piece by running it through the Big Shot with the Layering Leaves 3D Dynamic Textrued Impressions Embossing Folder.
  2. Stamp the "gather together..." stamp from the Painted Harvest Stamp Set onto the bottom, right corner of the Very Vanilla greeting piece using the Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad. Attach the piece across the bottom of the embossed layer.
  3. Wrap the Pool Party Shimmer Ribbon around the Sahara Sand piece, just above the Very Vanilla piece, attaching the ribbon ends to the back of the cardstock using SNAIL Adhesive. Attach the Year of Cheer Washi Tape across the top of the Very Vanilla piece, just below the ribbon. Attach the tape ends to the back of the cardstock. Attach the piece to the card base.
  4. Stamp the rounded-leaves branch stamp from the Pick a Pumpkin Stamp Set onto the Old Olive piece two times, using the Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad. Stamp the cattail-like branch stamp onto the Soft Suede piece two times, using the Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad. Die-cut all four branches out with their coordinating dies from the Patterned Pumpkin Thinlits Dies. Die-cut a vine out of what's left of the Soft Suede piece using the smallest vine die. Die-cut a pumpkin out of the Copper Foil Sheets using the largest pumpkin die.
  5. Ink the tall, pumpkin stamp with the Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin' Pad. Remove the ink from the pumpkin stem using a Blender Pen. Add ink to the stem using the Soft Suede marker from the Neutrals Collection Stampin' Write Markers, and stamp it onto the last Very Vanilla piece. Stamp the fat, short pumpkin stamp the same way. Stamp the designed-pumpkin stamp the same way, but use the Pool Party Classic Stampin' Pad instead of the Pumpkin Pie ink pad. Die-cut the pumpkins out with their coordinating dies.
  6. Attach an Old Olive branch and a Soft Suede branch to the back of the left side of the tall pumpkin. Attach the last two branches to the back of the right side of the fat, short pumpkin. Attach the vine piece to the back of the bottom, right side of the Pool Party Pumpkin.
  7. Attach the large, copper pumpkin to the center of the card (just above the ribbon) using the Fine-Tip Glue Pen. Attach the tall pumpkin/stems to the left side of the card using SNAIL Adhesive. Attach the fat, short pumpkin/stems to the right side of the card using SNAIL. Attach the Pool Party pumpkin/vine to the right side of the tall pumpkin using Stampin' Dimensionals.


Now, it's time to hop on over to the next one in the blog hop, Deena Pavinato.


If you're going through the blog hop the other direction, you'll want to go to Valérie Perlin's Blog.


If you live in the United States, you can purchase Stampin' Up! products from me!


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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog Product Spotlight Blog Hop - Treat Tubes

Welcome to Day 4 of the 2017 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog Product Spotlight Blog Hop! Today, we're all featuring Treat Tubes.


I've been hoping Stampin' Up! would offer test tubes, so I was very excited when the Treat Tubes came out in this year's Holiday Catalog! I decided to insert my treat tube into a little carrier/box.


Yep, I know...I used the Vintage Crochet Trim again! I promise, this wasn't planned. I actually made this a few weeks ago, and I haven't had the time to post it until now. Don't forget...you can get the Vintage Crochet Trim free from me with a qualifying online order this month. Click on the September Host Code picture below to find out how!


I'm in the process of making a video teaching how to make this. I'll post it as soon as I get it done. In the meantime, here are the dimensions needed to make it:

Dimensions:
  • Pumpkin Pie:  9-3/4" x 4-3/4" (carrier/box)
  • With a 9-3/4" side along the top of the Simply Scored Scoring Tool, score the piece at 4-1/2", 5-3/4", 8", and 9-1/4"
  • With a 4-3/4" side along the top, score the piece at 1/2", 1-3/4", 3", and 4-1/4"
  • Spooky Night Designer Series Paper:  (1) 1" x 4-1/4" (back piece) and (3) 1" x 2" (bottom sides)
  • Very Vanilla:  scraps (greeting label)
  • Cajun Craze:  scraps (greeting mat)
  • Vintage Crochet Trim:  6"
  • Black Rhinestone Jewels - 2 large rhinestones

You can find the supplies list below.


Side View

Now, it's time to hop on over to the next one in the blog hop, Teresa Snyder-Granberry (a friend of mine 😊).


If you're going through the blog hop the other direction, you'll want to go to Sara Rayner's Blog.


If you live in the United States, you can purchase Stampin' Up! products from me!


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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog Product Spotlight Blog Hop - Cat Punch

Welcome to another day of the 2017 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog Product Spotlight Blog Hop! Today, we're all featuring the super cute Cat Punch.


I'm more of a dog person myself, but I have to admit, I do like this Cat Punch! I used it for a Halloween project, but it can easily be used for ANY kind of project. I love how it works with the Hearth & Home Thinlits Dies. The cat is the perfect size for that window!


I used the Spooky Cat Stamp Set that goes along with the Cat Punch. They can be purchased together as a bundle, too. Purchasing it as a bundle, instead of individually, saves you 10%!

I also used the Vintage Crochet Trim again! I can't believe how this is beginning to be one of my go-to items! I knew I'd like it, but not this much! It looks great on the two Christmas cards I made, but it also looks great on this cute Halloween card. Don't forget...you can get the Vintage Crochet Trim free from me with a qualifying online order this month. Click on the September Host Code picture below to find out how!


Dimensions:
  • Pumpkin Pie:  8-1/2" x 5-1/2" (card base)
  • Basic Black:  (3) 4" x 5-1/4" (inside & outside base layers and window)
  • Basic Gray:  2-1/2" x 2-1/2" (cat)
  • Very Vanilla:  (2) 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" (embossed layer and inside of card) and 2-1/2 x 2" (pumpkin & greeting)
  • Spooky Night Designer Series Paper (DSP):  4" x 2" (Pumpkin Pie-designed paper) and 3" x 3" (moon & tree paper)
  • Vintage Crochet Trim:  6"

Instructions:
  1. Fold the Pumpkin Pie card base piece in half (fold on the left). Emboss one of the large, Very Vanilla pieces by running it through the Big Shot with the Brick Wall Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. Attach the Pumpkin Pie-designed paper piece from the Spooky Night DSP across the bottom of the embossed piece. Wrap the Vintage Crochet Trim around the top of the DSP, attaching the crochet trim ends to the back of the embossed piece. Attach it to the center of one of the Basic Black pieces, and then attach it to the center of the card base.
  2. Die-cut the window and window sill out from one of the Basic Black pieces using both dies in the Hearth & Home Thinlits Dies. Put SNAIL Adhesive around all four sides of the underside of the window. Attach the moon & tree paper piece from the Spooky Night DSP to the back of the window (moon & tree side facing up).Trim off the edges of the DSP that are hanging over th window edges. Attach the window sill across the bottom of the window.
  3. Stamp the "Happy Halloween" stamp from the Spooky Cat Stamp Set onto the small Very Vanilla piece using the Tuxedo Black Memento Pad. Ink the fat pumpkin stamp from the Pick a Pumpkin Stamp Set with the Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin' Pad. Remove the ink from the pumpkin stem using a Blender Pen. Put ink onto the pumpkin stem using the Soft Suede marker from the Neutrals Collection Stampin' Write Markers. Stamp the pumpkin onto the same Very Vanilla piece. Stamp the smiling/pointy-teeth pumpkin stamp from the Pick a Pumpkin set onto  the center of the pumpkin using the Memento Pad. Punch the greeting out with the Classic Label Punch, and attach it to the bottom, right corner of the card. Put one small black rhinestone from the Black Rhinestone Jewels  onto each end of the label. Die-cut the pumpkin out with it's coordinating die from the Patterned Pumpkins Thinlits Dies, and attach it to the right side of the window sill.
  4. Punch the cat out of the Basic Gray piece using the Cat Punch. Stamp the cat face stamp from the Spooky Cat set onto the cat using the Memento Pad. Attach five, small black rhinestones from the Black Rhinestone Jewels around the cat's neck. Attach the cat to the left side of the window sill. Attach the whole window to the card using Stampin' Dimensionals (see picture for placement). 
  5. Inside of the card:  Stamp the beakers stamp from the Spooky Cat set onto the bottom, right corner of the last, large Very Vanilla piece using the Memento Pad. Stamp the smallest, "potion" stamp inside the left beaker, using the Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad. Stamp the largest "potion" stamp inside the center beaker, using the Pumpkin Pie ink pad. Stamp the medium-sized "potion" stamp inside the right beaker, using the Cajun Craze Classic Stampin' Pad. Stamp the "Eat at your own risk" stamp next to the beakers using the Memento Pad. Attach the piece to the last Basic Black piece, and then attach it inside the card.
Inside of Card

Now, it's time to hop on over to the next one in the blog hop, Christina Walker's Blog.

If you're going through the blog hop the other direction, you'll want to go to Anna Smith's Blog.

If you live in the United States, you can purchase Stampin' Up! products from me!


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CPC Bike Ride Notecard Set


Today's cute Craft Project Central project is designed by Jen Sootkoos.

Create a fun and whimsical notecard gift set using the Bike Ride Bundle. You will learn how to create four unique notecards using the Bike Ride Stamp Set. You will also learn other ways to use the Striped Treat Bags. This fun set is sure to brighten anyone’s day!


If you would like to learn how to make this project, you'll want to subscribe for the month of September. With your subscription, you'll get illustrated, step-by-step instructions for five wonderful projects for only $10! You can find out how to gain access to a bonus sixth project over at Craft Project Central.



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Monday, September 11, 2017

Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog Product Spotlight Blog Hop - Vintage Crochet Trim

Welcome to Day Two of the Holiday Catalog Product Spotlight Blog Hop! Today, we're all featuring the beautiful Vintage Crochet Trim.


The Vintage Crochet Trim is so beautiful! It puts the perfect final touch on any project! On my card today, I used it as a frame around my greeting oval. It's so easy to do, too! I think it makes the card look extra special!


I also used the super special, Merry Patterns Stamp Set. It's the host set that Stampin' Up! hosts get with a qualifying order during September & October...that's in addition to the regular Stampin' Rewards hosts normally earn. To find out more about this wonderful deal, and find out the ways you can earn it, click on the "Merry Patterns" picture at the bottom of this post. 


The Vintage Crochet Trim isn't bulky at all, so I was even able to use it on the inside of my card, too! It makes it look like the candles are on a crocheted tablecloth!


Dimensions:
  • Cherry Cobbler:  5-1/2" x 8-1/2" (card base) & scraps
  • Basic Black:  2-1/8" x 4" (DSP mat)
  • Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper (DSP):  2" x 4"
  • Whisper White:  (2) 5-1/4" x 4" (embossed layer & inside layer), 4" x 3" (oval), & 2-1/4" x 3" (reindeer)
  • Vintage Crochet Trim:  10" (oval frame) & 7" (inside border)

Instructions:
  1. Emboss one of the largest Whisper White pieces by running it through the Big Shot with the Quilt Top Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. Attach the DSP piece along the center of the Basic Black piece. Attach it on the left side of the embossed piece, putting it about 5/8" away from the left edge of the embossed piece.
  2. Fold the Cherry Cobbler piece in half to form the card base (fold on the top). Attach the embossed piece to the center of the card base.
  3. Die-cut an oval out of the Whisper White oval piece using the largest oval die in the Stitched Shapes Framelits. Stamp the "tis the season" stamp from the Merry Patterns Stamp Set onto the center of the oval, using the Tuxedo Black Memento Pad. Stamp the "season" stamp inside the stamped "season" outline using the Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad. Stamp the "to be jolly" stamp underneath "season", on the right, using the Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin' Pad.
  4. Turn the oval over, and put Fast Fuse Adhesive all around the edge of the oval. Make sure it's on the very edge of the oval. Attach the 10" piece of Vintage Crochet Trim around the oval. The straight edge of the crochet trim should be lined up along the "stitched" part of the oval. Trim the excess trim off. Then, attach it to the top, left of the card. Punch the "bow" in the Holly Berry Builder Punch out of a scrap piece of Cherry Cobbler Cardstock. Attach the bow to the top, center of the oval. Then, attach a small faceted gem from the Gold Faceted Gems to the middle of the bow.
  5. Stamp the reindeer outline stamp onto the smallest Whisper White piece using the Memento Pad. Stamp the patterned reindeer stamp inside the outline using the Cherry Cobbler ink pad. Fussy-cut the reindeer out, and attach it to the bottom, right corner of the card using Mini Stampin' Dimensionals.
  6. (Inside of the card) Stamp the candles outline stamp onto the bottom, left corner of the last piece of Whisper White using the Memento Pad. Make sure to leave a little space below the candles for the crochet trim. Stamp the partial, patterned candles stamp into the candles outline, starting with the first candle, using the Old Olive ink pad. Stamp the rest of the candle outlines using the full, patterned candles stamp and the Cherry Cobbler ink pad. Stamp the flames stamp into the flame outlines using the Crushed Curry Classic Stampin' Pad. Stamp the "Merry Christmas" stamp above the candles using the Memento Pad.
  7. Wrap the 7" piece of Vintage Crochet Trim across the bottom of the Whisper White piece, attaching the trim ends to the back of the cardstock. Attach the piece to the inside of the card base. OPTIONAL:  Roll a Mini Glue Dot to form a glue dot "strip". Attach it to the underside of the crochet trim, in the middle. This is only needed if the trim isn't staying in place.

Now, it's time to hop on over to the next one in the blog hop, Jenn Van Wart's Blog.

If you're going through the blog hop the other direction, you'll want to go to Sara Rayner's Blog.


I used the Vintage Crochet Trim and this stamp set on my Short & Sweet Saturday's card, too. As you can see, I'm having fun with both products!

If you live in the United States, you can purchase Stampin' Up! products from me!


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