Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Twitterpated Portfolio & Card Set – August Bonus Project

This is the August Bonus Project over at Craft Project Central. Bonus projects can be obtained by subscribing to two or more months in a row, by putting the Craft Project Central badge on their blog, or by referring a friend and when they subscribe, letting CPC know. This gorgeous card set was designed by Kris McIntosh.

This pretty portfolio filled with cards, envelopes, and separate sentiments is a great gift. The card sentiments (for various occasions) are kept in a little drawer inside the portfolio and can be quickly added to a card when you need one. Instructions include variations on how the little drawer can be used if you choose to put the sentiments on the cards as you make them and don’t need the drawer for the sentiments. This project makes a great teacher gift and is a fun class, club or camp project!


If you would like to learn how to make this great project, you'll want to subscribe for the month of August.  With your subscription, you'll get illustrated, step-by-step instructions for 10 wonderful projects for only $10!  You can find out how to gain access to THIS bonus project over at Craft Project Central.  Please leave a comment for Kris to let her know how great her project is, too!








Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Dear Friend Card

I made this card a while back, and just realized I never posted it.  I used the Ronald McDonald House Charities, Moving Forward stamp set (p. 209).  This set is so cute!  I inked up the stamp with the markers listed below, and stamped it a little below the center of the Whisper White card stock.  I then die-cut the bottom edge of the piece with the Large Scallop Edgelit (p. 190).  I paper-pierced the scallops with the Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack (p 181) as a finishing touch.
 
I stamped three flowers from the Itty Bitty Bits set (p. 100) in Tempting Turquoise ink on a scrap of Whisper White card stock, and punched them out with the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (p. 183).  I attached them to each scallop with Glue Dots (p. 177).
 
I ran the Daffodil Delight layer through the Big Shot (p. 186) using the Stripes Impressions Folder (p. 189).  I used the Large Scallop Edgelit again on one of the long sides of the Summer Smooches DSP (p. 165).  It's hard to tell in the picture, but I used the Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack on this scallop edge, too.  I attached the bike layer underneath the DSP, angling it as shown below.  I then attached it all to the Daffodil Delight layer.  I also threaded a Round Designer Ribbon Slide (p. 31 in the Holiday Catalog) onto a piece of Real Red 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon (p. 173), wrapped it over the DSP, and attached the edges onto the back of the Daffodil Delight Layer.  Then I attached the whole thing to the Real Red card base.
 
Stamps:  Moving Forward and Itty Bitty Bits sets

Ink:  Tempting Turquoise Classic ink pad; Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Island Indigo, Daffodil Delight, & Tangerine Tango Stampin' Write Markers

Paper:  Real Red, Daffodil Delight, and Whisper White card stock; Summer Smooches DSP

Accessories:  Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Stripes Impressions Folder, Large Scallop Edgelit die, Itty Bitty Punches Pack, Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack, Paper Piercing Tool, Stampin' Pierce Mat, Real Red 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Round Designer Ribbon Slide, and Glue Dots








Monday, August 27, 2012

Fancy Box & Card

Here's another cut Craft Project Central project.  The designer is Kim Score.
 
This unique and beautiful box is sure to impress! The sizeable box will hold lots of little treats or small gifts. Change up the papers for any occasion or add a handle to the sides to make a special basket! The accompanying card coordinates purrrrfectly!!
 

If you would like to learn how to make this great project, you'll want to subscribe for the month of August.  With your subscription, you'll get illustrated, step-by-step instructions for 10 wonderful projects for only $10!  You can find out how to gain access to a bonus eleventh project over at Craft Project Central.  Please leave a comment for Kim to let her know how great her project is, too!








Friday, August 24, 2012

“Mummy in the Window” Treat Box & Card

Happy Friday, everyone!  I'm sure you're like me and ready for the weekend!  I'm hoping to have some of my own projects to share with you again very soon, but today I've got a super Craft Project Central project to share with you.  This adorable project was designed by Regina Andari.  I can't wait to print off Regina's instructions so I can make one myself!
 
It’s just the end of August, but we all know how quickly the holidays seem to creep up on us! Here at Craft Project Central, we’d like to help you get a jump start on your holiday project making fun! This project is perfect for those times when you want to give a sweet treat that’s wrapped in the colors of the Fall season, and also celebrates the fun of Halloween. Best of all, this is a relatively quick project to make, so you’ll definitely want to make more than one!
 

If you would like to learn how to make this great project, you'll want to subscribe for the month of August.  With your subscription, you'll get illustrated, step-by-step instructions for 10 wonderful projects for only $10!  You can find out how to gain access to a bonus eleventh project over at Craft Project Central.  Please leave a comment for Regina to let her know how great her project is, too!








Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Evergreen Christmas Card

Today's card is one that I made for a swap I was in.  It's a quick and easy card to make.  The tree is from the Evergreen stamp set (p. 18) in the Holiday Mini.  The greeting is from the Greetings of the Season stamp set (p. 8), also in the Holiday Catalog.  The last two Holiday Catalog items are the Festival of Prints DSP pack (p. 20) and the Lacy Brocade Impressions Folder (p. 6).
 
I embossed the top third of the card with the Lacy Brocade Folder.  I then added the Festival of Prints DSP strip to the center, right under the dry embossed section.  I stamped the greeting onto the bottom of the card with VersaMark ink (p. 159) and then heat embossed it with Pewter Emboss Powder (p. 159).
 
After I stamped the tree and the star, I stamped the "tree-shaped words" on top of the tree, lining it up with my Stamp-a-ma-jig (p. 7) in VersaMark ink.  I then heat embossed it with the Pewter EP, too.  The border on the bottom of the Always Artichoke layer was made with the Finishing Touches Edgelits dies (p. 190).  After attaching the tree layer to the Always Artichoke layer, I wrapped a strip of Cherry Cobbler 1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbon (p. 172) across the front of it and attached the ribbon ends to the back.  I then took another strip of the ribbon, and tied it onto the first ribbon strip into a single knot.  I then attached it all to the card.
 
 
Stamps:  Evergreen & Greetings of the Season sets

Ink:  Always Artichoke & Cherry Cobbler Classic ink pads; VersaMark ink pad

Paper:  Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke, & Naturals White card stock; Festival of Prints DSP pack

Accessories:  Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Lacy Brocade Impressions Folder, Finishing Touches Edgelits, Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy, Pewter Emboss Powder, & Cherry Cobbler 1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbon








Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Embossed Vellum Gift Bag & Matching Card

I've got another Craft Project Central Project to show you.  These ladies are so talented.  Doesn't the vellum bag look elegant!  I love the card, too.  The beautiful project was designed by Laurie Zoellmer.

Every once in a while, you just need a little gift bag to give a gift in, whether it be a teacher, co-worker, neighbor, or friend. Make someone feel extra special by giving them a gift in this beautiful-handmade gift bag! The coordinating tag and gift card add an extra special touch and the elegant bag made from embossed vellum is sure to impress. This project is also great for a quick and easy class or club project!



If you would like to learn how to make this great project, you'll want to subscribe for the month of August.  With your subscription, you'll get illustrated, step-by-step instructions for 10 wonderful projects for only $10!  You can find out how to gain access to a bonus eleventh project over at Craft Project Central.  Please leave a comment for Laurie to let her know how great her project is, too!








Monday, August 20, 2012

CPC Winner and Mojo Monday Christmas Card

Happy Monday, everyone!  I have two things to share with you today.  First off, I have drawn the winner of the free Craft Project Central August subscription.  The winner is Terry Duncan!  I'll be emailing you here in a little bit!  Congratulations!

Secondly, I've made a card using today's MojoMonday Sketch, MOJO 255.  I really like this sketch.  I had a lot of fun using the Scentsational Season stamp set (p. 16) and the Holiday Collection Framelits (p. 16) in the Holiday Mini.  I am really enjoying using the stamp sets that have coordinating Framelits.  They are so much fun to work with!  I really love that the stamp sets with matching Framelits in the Holiday catalog can be bought together as a bundle and that they are marked 15% off!  The other Holiday Catalog items I used are the Peppermint Sticks Scented Emboss Powder (p. 16) and the Festival of Prints DSP Stack (p. 20).  I put the emboss powder onto the candy cane.  I first stamped the candy cane with Cherry Cobbler Classic ink.  I then stamped the candy cane again on top of the first one with VersaMark ink lining it up with the Stamp-a-ma-jig (p. 7 in annual catty).  Then, I put the emboss powder on it, tapped off the excess powder, and heated it with the Heat Tool (p. 159).  I also popped the candy cane and the gingerbread man up with Stampin' Dimensionals (p. 177)

The greeting is a exclusive hostess set called Wacky Wishes (p. 204).  This set also has greetings for Halloween, Valentine's Day, and Easter.  It also has a birthday and thank you stamp.  If you would like to get this set, you can only do so by hosting a workshop.  I would love to do a workshop for you and your friends.  Just CONTACT ME if you're interested.


Stamps:  Scentsational Season and Wacky Wishes

Ink:  Cherry Cobbler and Soft Suede Classic ink pads; Cherry Cobbler, Lucky Limeade, Island Indigo, and Daffodil Delight Stampin' Write markers; VersaMark ink pad

Paper:  Early Espresso, Lucky Limeade, & Very Vanilla card stock; Festival of Prints DSP Pack

Accessories:  Big Shot Die-Cutting machine, Holiday Collection Framelits, Labels Collection Framelits, Petals-a-Plenty Impressions Folder, Peppermint Sticks Scented Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Chocolate Chip 1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, & Mini Glue Dots








Saturday, August 18, 2012

Clipboard & Stationery Set

I love the vintage look to this project.  Aren't those flowers gorgeous!  This Craft Project Central project was designed by Heidi King.

It’s back to school time! Here is a perfect gift ensemble for the kids’ teachers! The ensemble includes a clipboard, matching pencil box and a set of cards! Make several sets and give them as gifts to not only the teachers, but co-workers, friends, etc. and be sure to keep a set for yourself!


If you would like to learn how to make this great project, you'll want to subscribe for the month of August.  With your subscription, you'll get illustrated, step-by-step instructions for 10 wonderful projects for only $10!  You can find out how to gain access to a bonus eleventh project over at Craft Project Central.  Please leave a comment for Heidi to let her know how great her project is, too!

Don't Forget!  I have one free August subscription that I can give away, and one lucky person can win it!  Comment on any or all posts dated August 12 - 19th and get your name put into the hat.  You'll get your name put into the hat for each comment you make (a limit of one comment per post).  So, keep coming back to my blog for the next few days and comment.  The more comments, the better your chances at winning!  I'll draw the winner on Monday, August 20th and announce the winner that day.  Good Luck!
 








Thursday, August 16, 2012

My First Perfectly Preserved Card

There are SO many WONDERFUL things in the Holiday Catalog!  The Perfectly Preserved stamp set (p. 29) and matching Cannery Set Framelits (p. 29) are so much fun!  I love being able to stamp the images, and cut them out with the dies!  So easy!  I also love the colors in the Orchard Harvest DSP (p. 29).  They are really gorgeous together.  I also REALLY like the new Woodgrain Impressions Folder (p. 33).  I'm going to be using this folder a lot!  I actually have the "debossed" side showing on this card.  You can get two looks with one folder!  I also like how rustic looking the Natural 7/8" Cotton Ribbon (p. 20).  It goes so perfect with this card.

The greeting also comes from the Perfectly Preserved set, and it was cut out with the Bitty Banners Framelits (p. 191 in the annual catty).  It's hard to tell in the picture, but I popped the banner and the canning jar up with Stampin' Dimensionals (p. 177).


Stamps:  Perfectly Preserved set

Ink:  Raspberry Ripple, Lucky Limeade, Early Espresso, Island Indigo, & More Mustard Classic ink pads

Paper:  Early Espresso, More Mustard, Raspberry Ripple, Lucky Limeade, & Very Vanilla card stock; Orchard Harvest DSP

Accessories:  Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Cannery Set Framelits, Bitty Banners Framelits, Woodgrain Impressions Folder, Natural 7/8" Cotton Ribbon, & Stampin' Dimensionals


Don't Forget!  I have one free August subscription that I can give away, and one lucky person can win it!  Comment on any or all posts dated August 12 - 19th and get your name put into the hat.  You'll get your name put into the hat for each comment you make (a limit of one comment per post).  So, keep coming back to my blog for the next few days and comment.  The more comments, the better your chances at winning!  I'll draw the winner on Monday, August 20th and announce the winner that day.  Good Luck!
 








Wednesday, August 15, 2012

World Spectacular Friendship Set

Isn't this set wonderful?  I really love the colors in the paper and the projects themselves.  This set was designed by Julie Beltramo.

This spectacular set of projects would be a perfect and uplifting gift for a special friend! The covered notepad and pen set is not only a cheerful gift, but a useful one as well! The slider gift box can be filled with a special treat and the matching card completes the set!


If you would like to learn how to make this great project, you'll want to subscribe for the month of August.  With your subscription, you'll get illustrated, step-by-step instructions for 10 wonderful projects for only $10!  You can find out how to gain access to a bonus eleventh project over at Craft Project Central.  Please leave a comment for Julie to let her know how great her project is, too!

Don't Forget!  I have one free August subscription that I can give away, and one lucky person can win it!  Comment on any or all posts dated August 12 - 19th and get your name put into the hat.  You'll get your name put into the hat for each comment you make (a limit of one comment per post).  So, keep coming back to my blog for the next few days and comment.  The more comments, the better your chances at winning!  I'll draw the winner on Monday, August 20th and announce the winner that day.  Good Luck!
 








Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Floral Birthday Card

I hope you're having a great week so far!  Today's card is one of those cards that's quick and easy to make, and also looks pretty at the same time.  I love those kind of cards, don't you?

The flower was stamped in Daffodil Delight with the big flower in the Betsy's Blossoms stamp set (p. 72) and then punched out with the Blossom Punch (p. 185).  The Baja Breeze center is another flower in the stamp set, and it was punched out with the 1" Circle Punch (p. 184).  The Rich Razzleberry center is the same flower that was used for the Baja Breeze flower, but the center of that flower was punched out with the 1/2" Circle Punch (p. 184).  I also punched out a Rich Razzleberry flower with the Blossom Punch for the bottom layer of the flower.  I only put adhesive on the center of the Daffodil Delight flower before putting it onto the Rich Razzleberry flower.

I also embossed the top part of the Whisper White layers with the new Lacy Brocade Impressions Folder from the Holiday Catalog (p. 6).  I die-cut the bottom edge of the middle Rich Razzleberry layer with the Finishing Touches Edgelits dies (p. 190) and put a strip of Floral District DSP (p. 163) on top.  I stamped the greeting in Rich Razzleberry ink to the bottom, center of the Whisper White layer with the Perfectly Penned stamp set (p. 132).  I've been wanting to get this greeting set for awhile now, and finally got it last week.  I can't believe I waited so long to get it.  I love it!

I attached the DSP layer to the Whisper White layer, and then wrapped a piece of Rich Razzleberry 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon (p. 173) to the top of the DSP layer, and tied it into a bow.  I then attached the flower, putting ahesive on each of the Rich Razzleberry petals.  Then, I bent the petals of the Daffodil Delight flower up to give it dimension.


Stamps:  Betsy's Blossoms and Perfectly Penned sets

Ink:  Rich Razzleberry, Daffodil Delight, and Baja Breeze Classic ink pads

Paper:  Rich Razzleberry and Whisper White card stock; Floral District DSP

Accessories:  Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Finishing Touches Edgelits, Lacy Brocade Impressions Folder, Rich Razzleberry 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Blossom Punch, 1" Circle Punch, & 1/2" Circle Punch.

Don't Forget!  I have one free August subscription that I can give away, and one lucky person can win it!  Comment on any or all posts dated August 12 - 19th and get your name put into the hat.  You'll get your name put into the hat for each comment you make (a limit of one comment per post).  So, keep coming back to my blog for the next few days and comment.  The more comments, the better your chances at winning!  I'll draw the winner on Monday, August 20th and announce the winner that day.  Good Luck!
 








Monday, August 13, 2012

Mojo Monday Christmas Card

Happy Monday, everyone!  I haven't been able to participate in the MojoMonday sketch for quite awhile, and I finally had time today.  This card was made using the sketch that came out today, MOJO 254.

Almost everything I used on this card came from the 2012 Holiday Catalog.  I used the Watercolor Winter stamp set (p. 14) and the Greetings of the Season (p. 8).  I really like both of these sets.  I really like poinsettias and holly berries, and the Watercolor Winter set has both!  I also used the new Lacy Brocade Impressions Folder (p. 6) on the new Early Espresso Core'dinations card stock.  This card stock is sandable card stock.  After embossing it, I sanded it with the new Stampin' Sanding System (p. 6) and wiped the sanded debris off of it with the Core'dinations Dust Buddy (p. 6).  The Dust Buddy works great!  It picked up every single piece of sanded debris.  None of it was left behind!

I also used the new Cherry Cobbler 3-1/2" Scalloped Tulle Ribbon (p. 4) and a Round Designer Ribbon Slide (p. 31).  After threading the tulle through the ribbon slide, I attached each end of the tulle to the back of the Early Espresso piece.  The designer paper I used is also new, and it's called Festival of Prints DSP Pack (p. 20).

I used three items from the big annual catalog.  The poinsettia is popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals (p. 177), and the leaves were made with the Blossom Petals Builder Punch (p. 185).  The three brads on the bottom, left corner are 3/16" Metallic Brads (p. 174).  I used the Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack (p. 181) to get the brads in a straight line.  I poked the holes using the new Paper-Piercing Tool (p. 181) and the Stampin' Pierce Mat (p. 181), and then I inserted the brads.


Stamps:  Watercolor Winter & Greetings of the Season sets

Ink:  Cherry Cobbler and Early Espresso Classic ink pads; Lucky Limeade, Cherry Cobbler, and More Mustard Stampin' Write markers

Paper:  Cherry Cobbler, Lucky Limeade, and Very Vanilla card stock; Early Espresso Core'dinations card stock; Festival of Prints DSP pack

Accessories:  Big Shot die-cutting machine, Lacy Brocade Impressions folder, Round Designer ribbon slides, Stampin' Sanding System, Core'dinations Dust Buddy, Blossom Petals builder punch, 1-3/8" Square punch, 3/16" Metallic brads, Paper-Piercing Tool, Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack, Paper-Piercing Tool, Stampin' Pierce Mat, Paper Snips, & Stampin' Dimensionals


Great news!  I have one free August subscription that I can give away, and one lucky person can win it!  Comment on any or all posts dated August 12 - 19th and get your name put into the hat.  You'll get your name put into the hat for each comment you make (a limit of one comment per post).  So, keep coming back to my blog for the next week and comment.  The more comments, the better your chances at winning!  I'll draw the winner on Monday, August 20th and announce the winner that day.  Good Luck!
 








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