Thursday, February 28, 2013

Winner of the February Craft Project Central Subscription

And the Winner Is...

Roberta Broussard!

Roberta, I can't find an email for you, so please contact me.  You can email me by clicking the "Email Me" icon in the right column of this blog.  Congratulations!
 
The bonus project over at Craft Project Central is supposed to come out today, but it hasn't yet.  I'm guessing there are some technical difficulties.  I'll post this great project that Kim Score made as soon as it does!

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Flowering Flourishes Card

Happy Wednesday!  I have had this stamp set for a couple months, and this is the first card I've made with it.  It's called Flowering Flourishes (p. 121).  It has three flourish stamps, and I used the largest one in the set.  I inked up the leaves on the stamp with an Old Olive marker, the flower centers with a Raspberry Ripple marker, and the flower petals with a Pretty in Pink marker.  I huffed on it to remoisten the stamp, and stamped it onto Naturals White card stock.  By the way, I got the color combo from the Raspberry Ripple card in the Color Coach (p. 151).  Actually, it's part of the In Color 2012-2014 Cards set.  I stamped the greeting from the Friendly Phrases stamp set (p. 137) in Early Espresso ink.

I die-cut the stamped piece with the third largest die in the Labels Collection Framelits Dies (p. 191).  I then die-cut a piece of Raspberry Ripple card stock with the second largest die in the Labels set, and embossed it with the Square Lattice Impressions Folder (p. 189).

I embossed a piece of Old Olive card stock with the Framed Tulips Impressions Folder (p. 189).  I then attached the Raspberry Ripple label to the center of the Old Olive piece.  I wrapped a piece of Victoria 5/8" Crochet Trim (p. 173) around the piece, and attached the ends to the back of the Old Olive card stock.  I then attached the stamped label to the middle of the Raspberry Ripple label, and over the crochet trim.  Then, I attached the whole thing to the Raspberry Ripple card base.

I took another piece of crochet trim, and tied it into a bow.  I attached it to the right side of the label with a Glue Dot (p. 177), making sure the bow was lined up with the other piece of ribbon already on the card.  The last step was to put pearls from the Pearl Basic Jewels pack (p. 175) onto the flower centers and the three circles on the right of the flourish.

Last Day! I have one free February Craft Project Central subscription that I can give away, and one lucky person can win it! Comment on any or all posts dated, February 21 through Wednesday, February 27, 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).  The more comments, the better your chances at winning!  I'll draw the winner tomorrow, Thursday, February 28, and I'll announce the winner that day. Good Luck!

 

Stamps:  Flowering Flourishes and Friendly Phrases

Ink:  Early Espresso Classic ink pad; Old Olive, Pretty in Pink, and Raspberry Ripple Stampin' Write markers

Paper:  Raspberry Ripple, Old Olive, and Naturals White card stock

Accessories:  Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Framed Tulips Impressions folder, Square Lattice Impressions folder, Labels Collection Frameliets dies, Victoria 5/8" crochet trim, Pearl Basic Jewels, and Glue Dots

 

 

 


Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Card Gift Box Set

Here's the last regular February project over at Craft Project Central.  The designer of this card set is Heidi King, and you can see her other creations on her blog, Stampin' King.

This pretty box and matching set of cards is perfect for Spring! With beautiful bright colors this would make a great Mother’s Day or teacher appreciation gift! This project is also a great class or club project!

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If you would like to learn how to make this project, you'll want to subscribe for the month of February.  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!

 

 

Monday, February 25, 2013

Altered Birdhouse & Card

I totally forgot to post this over the weekend.  Half of the weekend was busy, and the other half, I was under the weather.  I don't know how it is in your neck of the woods, but the weather keeps changing here in Indiana.  My ears, head, and sinuses don't know what to do!  I'm what you call a human barometer!  lol
 
Isn't this birdhouse and card BEAUTIFUL!  I'm just crazy about them both, and can't wait to make them myself!  This is another February Craft Project Central project.  The designer of this gorgeous project is Monika Davis.  You can see more of her creation at her blog, M.A.D. Stamper.
 
Are you ready for Spring? With all the snow some spots are getting, you love making this pretty project indoors to help you get ready for the warmer weather! This beautiful altered birdhouse would be a lovely decor piece in any house. Use it to decorated your desk, use it as a special pencil holder, or just give it away as a lovely gift. Great for a stamp camp or as a class project too!
 

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If you would like to learn how to make this project, you'll want to subscribe for the month of February.  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 Monika to let her know how great her project is, too!

 

 

Friday, February 22, 2013

Creating Pretty Cards Sketch #20 Card

This is going to be one of the cards made at my Sale-A-Bration Stamp Camp next week.  To find out more about this camp, please go to my EVENTS CALENDAR.
 
I used this month's Creating Pretty Cards sketch, CPC20, at Craft Project Central.  I hope you'll go to the CPC20 link, and play along, too.  YOU COULD WIN A FREE FEBRUARY CRAFT PROJECT CENTRAL SUBSCRIPTION IF YOU DO PLAY ALONG!  I also have a free subscription to give away, and you can find out how by reading the paragraph above the picture.  The monthly sketches are designed by Kris Kilkenny.   Check out her blog, Paper Fairy.
 
I cut three different strips from Print Poetry DSP Stack (p. 16), and clipped out a triangle from one end on each using the 1" Square Punch (p. 183).  I then attached them to the right side of a piece of Primrose Petals card stock, and then attached it all to the Crumb Cake card base.  I stamped the smallest stamp in the Madison Avenue stamp set (SAB Brochure) onto scrap piece of Gumball Green, Raspberry Ripple, and Summer Starfruit (one each color) in the same color ink as the card stock.  I punched them out with the small scallop circle punch in the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (p. 183).  I attached them to the top of each DSP flag with a Glue Dot (p. 177) as shown below.  I then attached a small rhinestone from the Rhinestone Basic Jewels pack (p. 175) to the center of each one.
 
I then die-cut a piece of Very Vanilla card stock with the third smallest die in the Labels Collection Framelits dies (p. 191).  I then stamped the stem stamp from the Madison Ave. set onto the bottom, center of the label with Gumball Green ink.  I then stamped the other two on each side with the same ink, making them a little shorter than the middle one.  I then stamped the four-petal flower stamp once in each of the following colors:  Raspberry Ripple, Midnight Muse, and Primrose Petals.  I then attached the piece on top of the DSP flags, and just below the small flowers.  I then attached an In Color Dahlia (p. 175) to the center of each on using Glue Dots.
 
The last step was stamping the greeting from the A Word for You stamp set (p. 141) in Midnight Muse ink.

Don't Forget! I have one free February Craft Project Central subscription that I can give away, and one lucky person can win it! Comment on any or all posts dated, February 21 through Wednesday, February 27, 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 Thursday, February 28, and I'll announce the winner that day. Good Luck!



Stamps:  Madison Avenue and A Word for You stamp sets

Ink:  Gumball Green, Raspberry Ripple, Midnight Muse, Primrose Petals, and Summer Starfruit Classic ink pads

Paper:  Crumb Cake, Primrose Petals, and Very Vanilla card stock, Print Poetry DSP Pack

Accessories:  Big Shot die-cutting machine, Labels Collection Framelits dies, 1" Square Punch, In Color Dahlias, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, and Glue Dots

 

 

 


Thursday, February 21, 2013

My CPC Project and a Chance to Win a Free CPC Subscription

Today's Craft Project Central project is designed by ME!  There's a chance to get the instructions for my project along with the other great February projects FREE!  Please read the last paragraph in this post to find out more!
 
This dresser drawer box would look so nice on any desk, and inside are two card sets! Once the cards are gone, the dresser can be used to store pens, notepads, postage stamps, paper clips, and any other little things you want to store inside. This would be a wonderful gift to make for any friend or family member. It’s also a great project for a class!
 

If you would like to learn how to make this project, you'll want to subscribe for the month of February.  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.

Great news! I have one free February Craft Project Central subscription that I can give away, and one lucky person can win it! Comment on any or all posts dated today, February 21 through Wednesday, February 27, 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 Thursday, February 28, and I'll announce the winner that day. Good Luck!


 

 

 


Wednesday, February 20, 2013

My First "Dress Up" Card

Happy Wednesday!  I finally got to play with my Dress Up Framelit dies (p. 32 in Spring Catalog).  I had SO MUCH FUN making this card.  It's like playing with paper dolls again! :)
 
I actually made the dress form and built the card around it.  I die-cut the manikin out from Early Espresso card stock.  The dress was die-cut from Tea for Two DSP (p. 3 in Spring Catalog).  I've seen others make an apron for the dress with the Blossom Petals Builder Punch (p. 185), and I just had to do it myself!  I punched the largest petal in the punch out of Very Vanilla card stock, and then embossed it with the Lacy Brocade Impressions Folder (p. 36 in Spring Catalog).  I cut the tip off of the petal, and attached it to the skirt of the dress.  I then wrapped a piece of Victoria 5/8" Crochet Trim (p. 173) around the waist, and attached the ribbon ends to the back of the dress to make the apron strap.  I attached the dress to the manikin, and then cut off a 5-pearl strip from the Pearl Basic Jewels pack (p. 175), and attached it to the neck for a pearl necklace...just like Mrs. Cleaver on Leave it to Beaver. lol
 
I attached a Tea Lace Paper Doily (p. 5 in Spring Catalog) to the bottom of the So Saffron card base.  Then, I embossed the Lucky Limeade card stock with the Lacy Brocade folder and attached it to a piece of Early Espresso card stock.  I then wrapped a piece of Calypso Coral 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon (p. 172) around the bottom of the piece, and attached the ribbon ends to the back.  I then attached it to the top of the card.
 
I attached the dress form to the left of the card using Stampin' Dimensionals (p. 177).  Then, I tied another piece of the Calypso Coral ribbon into a bow, and attached it the right side of the ribbon using a Glue Dot (p. 177).  The greeting is from the Wonderful Mother stamp set (p. 26).  I stamped it onto a scrap piece of Very Vanilla card stock in Early Espresso ink, and punched it out with the Large Oval Punch (p. 184).  I then punched out a scallop oval with the Scallop Oval Punch (p. 184) from Calypso Coral card stock.  I attached the greeting oval to the scallop oval, and attached it to the bottom, right corner of the card.
 

Stamps:  Wonderful Mother stamp set

Ink:  Early Espresso Classic ink pad

Paper:  So Saffron, Early Espresso, Lucky Limeade, Calypso Coral, and Very Vanilla card stock; Tea for Two DSP

Accessories:  Big Shot die-cutting machine, Dress Up Framelits dies, Lacy Brocade Impressions folder, Scallop Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Blossom Petals Builder Punch, Victoria Crochet Trim, Calypso Coral 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon, Tea Lace Paper Doilies, Pearl Basic Jewels, Stampin' Dimensionals, & Glue Dots

 

 

 


Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Dry Erase Board Gift Set

Make this Dry Erase Board with the coordinating pen and cup for a sweet project for a friend, or maybe even make one for yourself! It’s a simple project, with some great ‘up-cycling’ ideas using your Stampin’ Up! supplies. And just think of how many ways you can change up the board to fit your needs – a grocery list, kids’ chores… the possibilities are endless!
 
This fun and functional project comes to you designed by Julie Beltramo.  Her blog is Just Julie B's Stampin' Space.
 

If you would like to learn how to make this project, you'll want to subscribe for the month of February.  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!

 

 

Sunday, February 17, 2013

All Dressed Up Gift Ensemble

Here is another great project over at Craft Project Central.  The designer of this beautiful project is Kris McIntosh.   I played with my Dress Up stuff for the first time yesterday, and really had fun with it.  I just love what Kris has done with it.  To see more of Kris' creations, please visit her blog, Stamping With Kris.
 
What little girl doesn’t love chocolate and writing notes to her friends? Even grown up girls like those things! This pretty All Dressed Up Gift Ensemble includes a gift bag, chocolate slider, covered notepad and matching card! Make the gift set for the special girls in your life and don’t forget to make a set for yourself!
 

If you would like to learn how to make this project, you'll want to subscribe for the month of February.  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 Kris to let her know how great her project is, too!

 

 

Friday, February 15, 2013

My Husband's Valentine's Card

I hope you had a nice Valentine's Day.  My husband and I actually got to go out and eat...just the two of us!  It was really nice.  The card I'm sharing today is the one that I made him.  I saw a sketch on SCS, and used it for this card.  It's SC421.
 
I embossed the Chocolate Chip strip with the new Honeycomb Impressions Folder (p. 6 in Spring Catalog), and attached it to a strip of Cherry Cobbler card stock.  I stamped the striped flag from the Hearts A Flutter stamp set (p. 11 in Spring Catalog) with Not Quite Navy ink onto Very Vanilla card stock, and die-cut it out with the flag die from the Hearts A Flutter Framelits dies (p. 11 in Spring Catalog). 
 
I wanted the Cherry Cobbler flag to be longer than the die, so I cut a strip that was a little narrower than the opening in the center of the die (just under an 1").  I inserted the end I didn't want cut through the opening in the die from the bottom to the top.  I made sure the other end of the strip I wanted cut stayed under the bottom of the die where the blade was.  Once I got the card stock straight, and the bottom of the die on top of the card stock end I wanted cut, I ran it though the Big Shot.  I then embossed the Cherry Cobbler flag with the Argyle Impressions Folder (p. 189).
 
I attached both of the flags onto the Chocolate Chip strip.  I then tied a piece of Natural 7/16" Trim Ribbon (p. 20 in Spring Catalog). around the top of the flags, and attached it all to the left side of the Crumb Cake card base.
 
I embossed a piece of More Mustard card stock with the Argyle folder, and attached it to a piece of Not Quite Navy card stock.  I then attached it to the right side of the card as shown below.  I stamped the chevron heart (More Mustard ink) and the multi-heart heart (Not Quite Navy ink) onto a piece of Very Vanilla card stock, and die-cut them out with the small heart Framelit die.  I stamped the scallop heart onto a piece of Cherry Cobbler card stock in Cherry Cobbler ink, and die-cut it with the scallop heart Framelit die.  I attached the More Mustard heart to the center of the large Cherry Cobbler heart, and attached it to the right side of the More Mustard strip.  I then attached the Not Quite Navy heart to the bottom left of the other hearts with a Stampin' Dimensional (p. 177).
 
I stamped the Valentine stamp from the That's the Ticket stamp set (p. 27 in Spring Catalog) onto Very Vanilla card stock with Cherry Cobbler ink, and punched it out with the Duo Ticket Builder Punch (p. 182).  I attached it to the card, as shown, with two Stampin' Dimensionals.  I then attached three clear heart buttons from the Bitty Buttons pack (p. 176) to the bottom right of the card with Glue Dots (p. 177).
 
 
Stamps:  Hearts A Flutter and That's the Ticket stamp sets

Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Not Quite Navy, and More Mustard Classic ink pads

Paper:  Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Chocolate Chip, Not Quite Navy, More Mustard, and Very Vanilla card stock

Accessories:  Big Shot die-cutting machine, Honeycomb Impressions Folder, Argyle Impressions Folder, Hearts A Flutter Framelits dies, Ticket Duo Builder Punch, Natural 7/16" Trim Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, and Glue Dots

 

 

 


Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Mixed Media Canvas Gift

Here is another great Craft Project Central for February.  The designer of this gorgeous project is Regina Andari.  You can see more of creations on her blog, Workin' Out the Inks.
 
Experience the fun of mixed media art with this project, which includes a 5" x 7" canvas board, a decorative gift box, and a coordinating card! You’ll enjoy creating this ensemble so much that you might have trouble parting with it, so go ahead and plan to make two (or more!!)!
 

If you would like to learn how to make this project, you'll want to subscribe for the month of February.  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!

 

 

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

My First Rain or Shine Card

Here's another card that was made at my Fun & Cute stamp camp last week.  I CASEd this card from Shauna Cundick.  I changed the colors up a bit, used a different scallop border, and added the bow, but that's it.  It's a super easy card to make.
 
The Melon Mambo layer is embossed with the new Cloudy Day Impressions Folder (p. 28 in Spring Catalog).  I then die-cut one of the long edges of the Lucky Limeade strip with one of the Finishing Touches Edgelits dies (p. 190), and put a strip of Sunshine and Sprinkles DSP (p. 28 in Spring Catalog) on top.  I attached that to the embossed Melon Mambo piece, and attached it all to the Whisper White card front.
 
I stamped the umbrella from the Rain or Shine stamp set (p. 30 in Spring Mini) onto the top, right corner of a piece of Whisper White card stock with Marina Mist ink.  I then stamped the umbrella handle under the umbrella in Lucky Limeade ink, and the greeting from the set in Melon Mambo ink to the left.  I attached it to a piece of Daffodil Delight card stock, and then attached the whole thing to the right, center of the card.  I tied a piece of Marina Mist 3/8" Striped Organdy Ribbon (p. 30 in Spring Catalog) into a bow, and attached it to the top, left corner of the umbrella piece with a Glue Dot (p. 177).
 

Stamps:  Rain or Shine stamp set

Ink:  Melon Mambo, Marina Mist, and Lucky Limeade Classic ink pads

Paper:  Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Lucky Limeade, and Daffodil Delight card stock; Sunshine & Sprinkles DSP

Accessories:  Big Shot die-cutting machine, Finishing Touches Edgelits, Cloudy Day Impressions Folder, Marina Mist 3/8" Striped Organdy Ribbon, and Glue Dots

 

 

 

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