Saturday, March 30, 2013

Slip Cover Candy Box & Card – March Bonus

Here is the bonus project at Craft Project Central for March.  This gorgeous project was designed by Kim Score, and you can see her other creations on her blog, Paper Punch Addiction.
 
Every once in a while you need a little something to give to a teacher, neighbor, friend or any other special person! Make the little something even more special by making it yourself. Here is a pretty Slip Cover Candy Box and a matching card sure to wow the recipient and let them know you think they’re special! Make several sets and then just fill them with candy when you are ready to give the gift!
 

If you would like to learn how to make this project, you'll want to subscribe for the month of March, and meet one of the bonus project requirements of subscribing to two or more months in a row, putting the Craft Project Central badge on your blog, or referring a friend and when they subscribe, letting CPC know.  With your subscription, you'll get illustrated, step-by-step instructions for 10 wonderful projects (and a bonus project if you meet a requirement) for only $10!  Please leave a comment for Kim to let her know how great her project is, too!




 

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Sale-A-Bration "Become a Demo" Promo Extended!

 
Stampin' Up! just announced that they have extended the Sale-A-Bration "Become a Demo" incentive until March 31!  If you had been wanting to become a Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator during Sale-A-Bration, but time got away from you, you have another chance!
 
If you join my Stampin' Up! family before 11:50 p.m. (MT) this Sunday, March 31 (1:50 a.m. ET, April 1), you will receive an extra 25% more in Stampin' Up! product of your choice in your starter kit.  For only $99, you'll get to pick up to $156.50 in current Stampin' Up! product (usually $125) for your starter kit, and receive $65 worth of business supplies to get you started.
 
This is a great time to join!  The retiring lists come out in May, and the new annual catalog comes out June 1st.  Everyone wants to get their favorite retiring item before they disappear, and get their hands onto the new catalog to buy the brand new stuff!  You'll also get the annual catalog before your customers!  If you would like to learn more, please don't hesitate to contact me by clicking the "Email Me" icon in the right column of this blog.
 
You can also learn more at my "JOIN THE FUN" page on my demo website.  You can also sign-up online by clicking "Join Now" once you're there.  The web page still says you pick out $125 in SU! product, but once you start signing up, it'll say $156.50.  Once you sign-up online, you'll get your demonstrator #, and be able to start your business right away!
 



 

Spring Treats & Place Setting

Do you need to make some Easter containers and place settings before Sunday?  Here are some super cute ones that are over at Craft Project Central.  The designer of these cute projects is Heidi King.  You can see more of her creations on her blog, Stampin' King.
 
Wanting to celebrate the arrival of Spring? Here are some fun treat containers to give as favors as well as a matching ensemble to set your table up, with cute place cards and napkin holders!  
 

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




 

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Everybunny Treat Basket

Happy Wednesday!  I've got another project that will be made at my Hello, Spring Stamp Camp on Thursday to share with you.  I learned how to make this treat basket from Angie Juda.  She always has great projects!
 
I made the smaller version of Angie's baskets.  I used the Sunshine & Sprinkles DSP (p. 28 in Spring Catalog) on the front of the basket.  I stamped the baby chick from the Everybunny stamp set (p. 25 in annual catalog) onto Whisper White card stock in Basic Gray ink.  I colored it in with Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Melon Mambo, & Lucky Limeade Stampin' Write Markers.  I punched the chick out with the 1-3/8" Circle Punch (p. 184), and punched out the scallop circle with the 1-3/4" Scallop Circle Punch (p. 184) from Melon Mambo card stock.  I attached the chick to the scallop circle, and then attached it to the left side of the basket with Stampin' Dimensionals (p. 177). 
 
I stamped the greeting from the Everybunny set onto Whisper White card stock with Marina Mist ink.  I punched it out with the Modern Label Punch (p. 183), and used the punch again to punch out another label from Daffodil Delight card stock.  I cut the Daffodil Delight label in half, and attached a half to each end of the greeting label, making sure some of the yellow label showed on each end.  I attached the left side of the label onto the "chick" circle with SNAIL Adhesive (p. 177), and the other end onto the basket with a Stampin' Dimensional.  I then attached an 8-1/2" x 3/4" Marina Mist strip onto the basket with two Lucky Limeade Designer Printed Brads (p. 174) to make the handle.
 
I filled the basket with Easter grass.  I then put jelly beans into a cello bag, folded the bag in half, taped it shut, and put it into the basket.

 

Stamps:  Everybunny stamp set

Ink:  Basic Gray and Marina Mist Classic ink pads; Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Melon Mambo, and Lucky Limeade Stampin' Write Markers

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

Accessories:  Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Modern Label Punch, 1-3/4" Scallop Circle Punch, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, 2011-2013 In Color Designer Printed Brads, Paper-Piercing Tool, and Stampin' Dimensionals


 

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Easter Bunny Basket, 2013

I do a different Easter Bunny basket every year, and this is this year's.  It will be made at my Hello, Spring Stamp Camp this Thursday.  To find out more about this camp, please go to my Events Calendar.
 
I have people ask me all of the time if Stampin' Up! gives us project ideas, and I always give them a big YES!  This is a prime example of Stampin' Up! giving me a project idea.  You can get the directions for this basket on the Stampin' Up! Blog.
 
I used the medium-sized eyes of the Owl Builder Punch (p. 185) instead of the small ones.  I also didn't snip off the top of the heart nose.  I think the heart-shaped nose is cute!  I also didn't stamp dots on it and heat emboss it.  I sponged all of the edges with Primrose Petals ink instead.  I also added little lines on his feet for his cute little bunny toes.  I used the same designer paper, More Amore Specialty DSP (p. 10 in Spring Catalog).  I love finding a new use for this Valentine's paper!
 
Front

Side
Back

Stamps:  Itty Bitty Banners

Ink:  Primrose Petals and Basic Black Classic ink pads

Paper:  Naturals White card stock and More Amore Specialty DSP

Accessories:  Big Shot die-cutting machine, Petite Purse Bigz L die, Ovals Collection Framelits dies, Bitty Banners Framelits dies, Large Oval Punch, Small Oval Punch, Small Heart Punch, Owl Builder Punch, Pool Party Baker's Twine, Stampin' Dimensionals, Glue Dots, and cotton ball.



 

Monday, March 25, 2013

Lattice Cross Easter Card

Happy Monday, everyone!  With Monday comes the Mojo Monday sketch.  I haven't played along for a few months, but I made time to today!  The sketch is MOJO286.  I also changed  my blog last night from a Winter one to a Spring one.  It looks like winter here in Indiana right now (received around 7" of snow last night), but I wanted my blog to at least look like Spring!  I hope you like it!
 
It's the last Monday of the month, so the sketch gives you the choice of making a circle or square card.  I decided on a square card.  I made this a 4-1/4" square card so that it would fit a medium envelope.  This is also going to be one of the cards made at my Hello, Spring! stamp camp this Thursday, March 28.  To find out more, and to RSVP if you live in the Mooresville, IN area, please go to my EVENTS CALENDAR.
 
The cross was made using the Lattice Bigz Die (p. 193).  I've seen a lot of these the last few years, but this is the first one I've made.  I punched three branches out of Lucky Limeade card stock with the Bird Builder Punch (p. 185).  I intertwined them into the cross, attached them, and then trimmed the stems.  The flowers were made with the flower punch in the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (p. 183).  I put large pearls on the top flowers and medium-sized pearls on the bottom flowers.  The pearls come from the Pearls Basic Jewels Pack (p. 175).  All of the flowers were put on with Glue Dots (p. 177).
 
The So Saffron layer was embossed with the Lacy Brocade folder (p. 36 in Spring Catalog), and then attached to the Calypso Coral card base.  The flag is made from a strip of Tea for Two DSP (p. 3 in Spring Catalog).  The bottom of the "flag" was made by punching it out with the corner of the 1" Square punch (p. 183), and then attached just left of the center of the card.  Both long edges of a Very Vanilla strip were embossed with the cross-stitch folder in the Needlepoint Borders folders (p. 5 in Spring Catalog).  One long edge of a Calypso Coral strip was punched with the Scallop Edge Punch (p. 183), and then the Very Vanilla strip was attached to the top of it.  I stamped the greeting from the Trust God stamp set (p. 136) onto the right side of the Very Vanilla piece using Island Indigo ink.  I then attached the above cross onto the card.
 

Stamps:  Trust God stamp set

Ink:  Island Indigo Classic ink pad

Paper:  Calypso Coral, So Saffron, Lucky Limeade, Pretty in Pink, Island Indigo, and Very Vanilla card stock; Tea for Two DSP

Accessories:  Big Shot die-cutting machine, Lattice Bigz die, Lacy Brocade folder, Needlepoint Border folders, Bird Builder punch, Itty Bitty Shapes punch pack, 1" Square punch, Scallop Edge border punch, Pearls Basic Jewels Pack, and Glue Dots



 

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Patterned Posies Gift Set

I'm in love with these flowers!  This is another Craft Project Central project, and it was designed by Amanda Corbet.  You can see more of her creations on her blog, Krafting Kreations.
 
Are you ready for Spring flowers but there are none in sight? Make your own bright patterned flowers to cheer up your space and decorate for Spring! This bunch of flowers, vase, and card wold also make a lovely gift set for someone special! This project is also a fun class project!
 

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




 

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Daydream Medallions CPC21 Card

Happy Saturday, everyone!  It's Spring by the calendar, but not here in Indiana!  We're getting ready for 6-10 inches of snow tomorrow into Monday.  I so want Spring-like weather!  I made this card using Spring-like colors to pretend like it's Spring outside! lol
 
Today's card was made using Craft Project Central's sketch this month, CPC21.  There's still about a week left of the sketch challenge, and you could win a free subscription to the Craft Project Central projects for March!  You'll need to hurry and make those card, though!
 
 
Stamps:  Daydream Medallions & Loving Thoughts
 
Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Gumball Green, & Soft Suede Classic pads
 
Paper:  Calypso Coral, Naturals White, Daffodil Delight, & Gumball Green card stock
 
Accessories:  Big Shot die-cutting machine, Floral Frames Framelits dies, Honeycomb Impressions folder, Gumball Green 3/8" Stitched Satin ribbon, 1" Square Punch, Tea Lace Paper Doilies, 2011-2013 In Color Designer Printed Brads, & Stampin' Dimensionals

 

 

Friday, March 22, 2013

Last Day of Sale-A-Bration!

I can't believe it's the last day of Sale-A-Bration (SAB) already!  If you still want to get free SAB items, you'll need to place your order before 11:50 p.m. (MT) tonight at my ONLINE STORE.  Here in Indiana, the deadline is 1:50 a.m. (ET).
 
The last two months have just flown by!  I've got two cards to share with you that feature Sycamore Street DSP (SAB).  Looking at both cards, you would think that the designer paper came from two different packs, but they both come from the Sycamore St. DSP.  I used the coordinating Sycamore St Ribbon & Buttons pack (SAB) on both cards, too.
 
The top card also uses the Vine St. Impressions folder (SAB) and Bloomin' Marvelous stamp set (SAB).  I embossed the top two-thirds of the Whisper White card stock with the Vine St. folder.  I then embossed the border near the bottom of the Whisper White card stock with the scallop border folder from the Needlepoint Border Impressions Folders (p. 5 Spring Catalog).  I then attached the piece of DSP to the card stock, lining the bottom edge of it with the embossed border.  I tied a piece of the Pool Party satin ribbon from the button & ribbon pack across the top of the DSP, and attached it all to the Tangerine Tango card stock.
 
I stamped the butterfly stamp from the Bloomin' Marvelous stamp set (SAB) onto Whisper White card stock using Tangerine Tango ink and Pool Party ink, and punched them out with the Bitty Butterfly punch (p. 13 Spring Catalog).  I then punched a butterfly out of Tangerine Tango and Pool Party card stock using the Elegant Butterfly punch (p. 184 in annual catalog).  I attached the center of the smaller, stamped butterflies onto their matching colored larger butterflies.
 
I stamped the greeting from the Bloomin' Marvelous stamp set onto the bottom, left corner of Whisper White card stock with Island Indigo ink, and attached it to a piece of Island Indigo card stock.  I attached the centers of the butterflies to the top and right of the greeting on the Whisper White card stock.  I then attached the whole thing to the right side of the card using Stampin' Dimensionals (p. 177 in annual catalog).  The last step was to attach a Tangerine Tango button from the ribbon & buttons pack using a Glue Dot (p. 177).
 

The second card features the Dress Up Framelits dies (p. 32 Spring Catalog).  I'm having so much fun with these dies!  I had ladies at a scrapbooking retreat I went to last weekend make this card (along with the one above), and they fell in love with it.  Needless to say, I sold a lot of these dies last weekend!

I embossed the top half of Naturals White card stock with the Lacy Brocade Impressions folder (p. 36 Spring Catalog).  I punched out a ribbon strip from Island Indigo card stock using the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch (p. 183 annual catalog), and attached it to the bottom of a piece of Sycamore St. DSP (SAB).  I attached it to the back of the DSP (SAB), making sure half of the ribbon showed on the front side.  I then attached it to the bottom of the Naturals White card stock.  I attached a piece of Island Indigo satin ribbon from the Sycamore St. Ribbon & Button pack (SAB) across the top of the DSP, and then attached it all to the Rich Razzleberry card base.  I die-cut the mannequin from the Dress Up Framelits with Sahara Sand card stock, and die-cut the short-sleeved dress with the Sycamore St. DSP.  I attached the dress to the mannequin.  I attached a strip of four small rhinestones from the Rhinestones Basic Jewels pack (p. 175) across the neck of the mannequin to make the necklace, and then added a medium-sized rhinestone to make it a drop-necklace.  I attached a small piece of the Island Indigo satin ribbon across the dress waist.  I punched out the flower from Summer Starfruit card stock using the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (p. 183), and attached a large rhinestone to the flower center.  Then, I attached it to the right side of the ribbon with a Glue Dot.

I die-cut a piece of Naturals White card stock with the fourth smallest oval die from the Ovals Collection Framelits dies (p. 4 Spring Catalog).  I then die-cut a piece of Island Indigo card stock with the next larger oval die.  I attached the Naturals White oval to the Island Indigo oval, and then attached it to the center of the card.  I stamped the greeting from the Petite Pairs stamp set (p. 134 annual catalog) to the right side of the white oval using Basic Gray ink.  I then attached the dress form to the left-side of the oval.

 
 

 

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Jungle-in-a-Box Gift Set

Aren't these just about the cutiest things ever?  This is the newest project to be unveiled over at Craft Project Central for March.  The designer is Tara Bourgoin.  You can see more of her creations on her blog, Can't Stamp the Rain.
 
Who doesn’t love a Jack-in-the-box? How about a little Jungle-in-a-box? Give this cute little jungle animal pop-up gift and matching card set to a young one (or one young at heart!) for a fun little birthday surprise! This cute project is surprisingly easy and in addition to being a great gift set, makes a fun class project!
 

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

 

 
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