Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Interactive Gift Box and Card - May Bonus Project

Here's the Bonus project over at Craft Project Central for May.  This gorgeous, box and card was designed by Amanda Corbet.  You can see more of the beautiful creations on her blog, Krafting Kreations.
 

If you would like to learn how to make this project, you'll want to subscribe for the month of May and meet one of the easy requirements to gain access to this bonus project.  With your subscription, you'll get illustrated, step-by-step instructions for 10 wonderful projects for only $10!  Please leave a comment for Amanda to let her know how great her project is, too!



 
 

Monday, May 27, 2013

Card File Box

Here's another beautiful Craft Project Central project.  It was designed by a new CPC designer, Buffy Cooper.  You'll definitely want to check out her blog, Stamping with Buffy.  Welcome to CPC, Buffy!


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



 
 

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Birthday Gift Box and Card

As you're reading this, I'm beginning the first day of my vacation.  We haven't been on a family vacation for 3 years, now, so we're all ready!  I will be checking emails periodically, but not every day as usual.  So, if you contact me while I'm gone, it may take a little longer than usual to hear back from me.  In the mean time, I've scheduled a few posts for you all to enjoy while I'm gone, and this is the first one.
 
Isn't this gift basket and card gorgeous?  I LOVE the flowers!  This is the Craft Project Central project that came out today, and it was designed by Chris Galbraith.  She has more creation on her blog, Creations by Chris.
 

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



 
 

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Best of Flowers Cards & Tote

Here is another Craft Project Central Project for May.  It's a gorgeous card set, and it's designed by Sharon Burkert.  You can see her other creations on her blog, As the Ink Dries.
 
Have a blooming good time making this cheerful and pretty Best of Flowers card tote and cards!  In this project you will learn how to make an easy hidden message card and a scaled down version of an easel card.  Lot of crafting fun and the set makes a wonderful gift for teachers, co-workers, neighbors, you name it!  Also 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 May.  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 Sharon to let her know how great her project is, too!



 
 

Monday, May 20, 2013

Another Mosaic Madness Sneak Peek Card

This was the first card I made with the new Mosaic Madness stamp set.  I'm really liking my new stuff!  The Whisper White layer was embossed with the Modern Mosaic Impressions folder.  The mosaic stamped images were all punched out with the new Mosaic Punch.  See how the punched images fit perfectly into the embossed layer?  LOVE IT!
 
The Daffodil Delight strip was stamped with one of the border stamps in the Mosaic Madness stamp set in Daffodil Delight ink.  The designer paper is the coordinating new Quatrefancy Specialty DSP.  The greeting is from another new stamp set called Label Love.  It was punched out with its coordinating punch, Artisan Label Punch.  I stamped the same stamp onto a piece of Island Indigo card stock with Island Indigo ink, punched it out with the punch, cut it in half, and attached both pieces to the top and bottom back of the greeting piece.  Then, I attached the greeting to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals.  I also put Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the center of four of the mosaics.
 

Stamps:  Mosaic Madness and Label Love stamp sets

Ink:  Strawberry Slush, Daffodil Delight, Pool Party, Island Indigo, and Pumpkin Pie Classic pads

Paper:  Strawberry Slush, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, and Island Indigo card stock; Quatrefancy Specialty DSP

Accessories:  Big Shot, Modern Mosaic Impressions Folder, Mosaic Punch, Artisan Label Punch, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, and Stampin' Dimensionals



 
 

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Oval Box & Card Set

Here's another beautiful Craft Project Central project for May.  It's designed by Tara Bourgoin.  You can see more of her wonderful creations on her blog, Can't Stap the Rain.
 
Here’s a soft, delicate gift box and matching card for you to make.  Perfect for filling with jewelry, candy, or a small gift, this sturdy, yet elegant gift box is sure to be a hit.  Present it with the matching card and have a coordinating gift for that special person in your life.  This project also makes for a fun class or club project!
 

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



 
 

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Sneak Peek - Simply Sketched

Today's card is one I made a few weeks ago when I got my new toys.  The stamp set is a new hostess-only set called Simply Sketched.  It's got three beautiful image stamps and three greeting stamps.  If you like this stamps set, you'll need to have a workshop!  I would love to do a workshop for you if you live relatively close to me.  You can get it by placing at least a $150 order (before shipping & tax) yourself, or have a catalog party.  You can even have an online order party!  You can do an online or catalog with me as long as you live in the United States.  If you're interested, please contact me by clicking the "Email Me" icon in the right column of this blog.  If you do any of these four things to qualify for hostess benefits, I'll also send you the new 2013-2014 Annual Catalog FREE!
 
Just about everything I used on this card is from the new catalog.  The colors I used are new In Colors, and they'll be around for 2 years.  The card base is made with Crisp Cantaloupe card stock.  The brownish card stock is called Baked Brown Sugar, and the bluish card stock is called Coastal Cabana.  I think they look really good together.  I used the new In Color Pistachio Pudding ink to watercolor the stems of the flowers.  The flowers were watercolored with Crisp Cantaloupe ink, and the "sky" was watercolored with Coastal Cabana ink.  The greeting was stamped in Baked Brown Sugar ink.
 
The Coastal Cabana layer was embossed with the new Modern Mosaic Impressions Folder.  The vanilla button is from the new button pack, Very Vintage Designer Buttons.  See the little flower on the button?  I made it with the new Simply Press Clay and Buttons & Blossoms Simply Pressed Clay Molds.  The clay is white, and I dyed it with my Crisp Cantaloupe ink pad.  I just rubbed a little piece of clay onto the ink pad, and kneaded the ink into it.  I kept kneading more ink into it until the whole piece was dyed.  Then, I pressed the clay into the smallest flower in the mold.  I popped it out of the mold and let it dry over night.  The clay never gets hard, but it does keep it's molded form once it's dry.  Once it was dry, I attached it to the button with Crystal Effects.  I love being able to make my own embellishments and making them the colors I want!
 

Stamps:  Simply Sketched

Ink:  Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Coastal Cabana, and Baked Brown Sugar Classic pads

Paper:  Crisp Cantaloupe, Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana, and Naturals White card stock

Accessories:  Big Shot, Modern Mosaic Impressions folder, Very Vintage Designer buttons, Simply Pressed Clay, Buttons & Blossoms Simply Pressed Clay Molds, Aqua Painters, Stampin' Dimensionals, Glue Dots, & Crystal Effects



 
 

Friday, May 17, 2013

Sneak Peek - Mosaic Madness & More!

It's Friday!  I'm sure you're all ready for the weekend!  I'm ready for next weekend, because we'll be on our way to Gulf Shores/Orange Beach Alabama for a week-long vacation!  We haven't had a family vacation for three years, so we're all ready!
 
Today's card was made using this month's Craft Project Central (CPC) card sketch.  You can see the CPC23 sketch HERE.  Make sure you play along, too...you could win a FREE May CPC subscription!  The designer of this sketch is a new designer at CPC, and her name is Julie Wadlinger.  You'll want to check out her blog, See Julie Stamp.
 
I just went to the CPC site, and saw that Regina Andari and I both used the same new stamp sets!  She even used the same greeting stamp!  Great minds think a like! :)
 
I embossed the Strawberry Slush card base with the new Modern Mosaic Impressions folder.  Isn't it pretty?  The Strawberry Slush color is a new In Color, too!  I REALLY like it!  Actually, I REALLY like all of the new In Colors!
 
The mosaic stamps used are from the new Mosaic Madness stamp set.  I used Daffodil Delight, Strawberry Slush, and Pool Party inks, and stamped them on Whisper White card stock.  I then punched them out with the new Mosaic Punch.  The punch coordinates with the stamp set AND the Impressions folder!  I then attached one of the largest rhinestones from the Rhinestone Basic Jewels Pack (p. 175) to the center of each one.  Each mosaic was attached to the Island Indigo card stock with Stampin' Dimensionals (p. 177).  The strip of designer paper is also new, and it's called Quatrefancy Specialty DSP.  I attached it to the bottom of a piece of Pool Party card stock, and attached the Island Indigo/Mosaic piece above it.
 
The greeting comes from the new stamp set, Really Good Greetings, and was stamped with Daffodil Delight ink onto Whisper White card stock.  I punched the ends with a corner of the 1" Square Punch (p. 183).  I then attached it above the mosaic images.
 
I attached a piece of Daffodil Delight 1/4" Stitched grosgrain ribbon (p. 173) across the middle of the DSP, and then attached one of the buttons from the new button pack, Very Vintage designer buttons on to the left side of the ribbon with a Glue Dot (p. 177).
 

Stamps:  Mosaic Madness and Really Good Greetings

Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Strawberry Slush, and Pool Party Classic pads

Paper:  Strawberry Slush, Pool Party, Island Indigo, and Whisper White card stock; Quatrefancy Specialty DSP

Accessories:  Big Shot, Modern Mosaic Impressions folder, Mosaic Punch, 1' Square Punch, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Daffodil Delight 1/4" Stitched grosgrain ribbon, Very Vintage designer buttons, Stampin' Dimensionals, and Glue Dots


 
 

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Pocket Pouch Satchel & Cards

I'm so in love with this card set!  Isn't it gorgeous!  This is another Craft Project Central project, and it's designed by a new guest designer, Donna.  You can see more of her beautiful creations on her blog, Butternut Sage Designs.
 
Sometimes you want just a little extra pizzazz when it comes to sending out a note card to someone special!  This project is perfect for that need.  This adorable satchel holds four coordinating cards and can be done up in lots of varied themes to appeal to almost anyone, young or old!  And while you’re at it, make several sets to have on hand for gifts!
 

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



 
 

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Mother's Day Card

Happy Wednesday, everyone!  I wanted to show you the card I made for my mom for Mother's Day.  I CASEd it from a card made by Vicki B.  I like her version better, because the greeting is larger, but this was the biggest Mother's Day stamp I had.  I still think it turned out pretty, though!  My mom sure loved it!
 
I first attached a 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of Tea for Two DSP (p. 3 in Spring Catalog) onto a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Very Vanilla card stock.  I then attached it to an Early Espresso card base (a 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" piece folded in half).
 
The greeting came from a soon-to-be retired stamp set, Wonderful Mother (p. 26).  The greeting was stamped onto a piece of Vanilla card stock that was die-cut out with the Top Note Bigz die (p. 193) using Early Espresso ink.  I cut the die-cut piece in half long ways, and cut off the small border around it by cutting along the perforated-type line.  I also die-cut another Top Note piece out of Calypso Coral card stock.  I cut it in half, and then put the Vanilla piece on top of it. I then attached it to the card front.
 
I embossed a 5-1/8" x 1-1/4" piece of Early Espresso card stock with the Lacy Brocade Impressions folder (p. 36 in Spring Catalog).  I die-cut one long side of a 5-1/8" x 3/4" piece of Very Vanilla card stock with the scallop edge die from the Adorning Accents Edgelits dies (p. 190).  I attached it to the back bottom of the embossed Early Espresso strip, making sure the scallops show on the front.  I then attached it onto the card, underneath the Top Note piece.
 
The flowers were made with the Daydream Medallions stamp set (p. 117) and die-cut with the Floral Frames Framelits dies (p. 191).  I stamped the second, smallest stamp from the set two times onto a scrap piece of Calypso Coral card stock in Calypso Coral ink, and stamped the next largest stamp once the same way.  I die-cut all three.  I then cut each piece into a spiral with Paper Snips (p. 180), and rolled them around a thin brush handle,  beginning from the outside going in.  I attached the end of each spiral to the back of each "flower" with a Glue Dot (p. 177).  I attached one of the largest pearls from the Pearl Basic Jewels pack (p. 175) to the center of the largest flower, and a medium-sized pearl to each small flower.
 
I die-cut two branches with the Secret Garden Framelits dies (p. 17 in Spring Catalog) from Lucky Limeade card stock.  I embossed them both with the Square Lattice Impressions folder (p. 189).  After cutting off the little stem on the bottom of one of the branches, I attached it to the left side of the card.  I attached the flowers onto the stem with Glue Dots.  I then cut off three leaves from the second branch, and attached them to the bottom and right sides of the flowers.  I topped it all off by putting a medium-sized pearl onto each Very Vanilla scallop.
 

Stamps:  Wonderful Mother stamp set

Ink:  Early Espresso Classic pad

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

Accessories:  Big Shot, Top Note Bigz die, Lacy Brocade Impressions folder, Square Lattice Impressions folder, Floral Frames Framelits dies, Adorning Accents Edgelits dies, Pearl Basic Jewels, Paper Snips, Glue Dots, & thin brush handle.


 
 

Monday, May 13, 2013

This & That Desk Set

I've been trying to post this since this afternoon!  Ever since my Internet Explorer upgraded to IE 10, I've been having trouble with it.  It seems to be working now, so I better hurry up and get this posted before it acts up again!  lol
 
This is another great Craft Project Central project.  This cute desk set was designed by Heidi King.  Make sure to check out her blog, Stampin' King.
 
With teacher appreciation week and the end of the school year quickly approaching, this desk set would be the perfect coordinating gift!  The projects in this desk set include Note Cards and a pretty Note Card Holder to put them in, a Pencil Holder, Post-it Note Holder, and more!  In addition to teachers, this set makes a great gift for friends, neighbors, co-workers, 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 May.  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!



 
 

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Clutch Purse Card Set

Boy, has this been a busy week!  That's why I haven't been able to post anything the last few days.  I do have something to share with  you, though.  It' s the next Craft Project Central project for May.  It's designed by ME!  I hope you like it!

Everyone needs cards, don’t they?  Well, here’s a card set anyone would love to have!  This card set includes six cards with coordinating envelopes and a pretty little clutch purse to put them in!  The set would make a great teacher gift for the end of the school year, and a fun stamp class, too!
  Make several sets to have on hand for last minute gifts and while you’re at it, 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 May.  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.



 
 
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