Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Firm Foam Pads with Shannon West

I've had a few people ask me how to re-ink the new firm foam ink pads.  I haven't had to re-ink mine yet, so I wasn't sure.  I just found this video on the Stampin' Up! YouTube channel, and it shows how to re-ink them.  It also explains what to do if you get a new ink pad, and it seems to have too much ink in it.  I've been having problems with this lately, and didn't know the easy way to fix it.  I hope this video is as helpful to you as it was to me! 
 

 



 
 

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Floral Bedroom Ensemble - July CPC Bonus Project

Here is the Craft Project Central bonus project for July.  Isn't it gorgeous?  The designer is Michelle Wecksler.  You can see more of her beautiful creations on her blog, Figments of my Imagination.
 
A bedroom is a special place for rest and relaxation.  This Floral Bedroom Ensemble adds a romantic touch to your serene space. This ensemble features a decorated frame, a light switch cover, an altered CD doorknob sign and a beautiful card for presenting this set as a gift!  Any one of these projects, individually, would make for a wonderful creative session for yourself or a small class or stamp camp to share with others!
 

If you would like to learn how to make this project, you'll want to subscribe for the month of July AND qualify for the additional bonus project.  With your subscription, you'll get illustrated, step-by-step instructions for 10 wonderful projects for only $10!  To qualify for the bonus projects, you must subscribe to July and then meet one of the bonus project requirements ~~ subscribing to two or more months in a row, putting the CPC badge on their blog or referring a friend and when they subscribe, letting CPC know.



 
 

Monday, July 29, 2013

July CPC Subscription Winner!

I'm so sorry, everyone!  I was so busy with my open house last Saturday that I forgot to draw the winner of this month's free Craft Project Central subscription.  The winner is the lady who commented as Anonymous.  I do have her email, so I'll be emailing her in a few minutes!  Congratulations!



 
 

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Yummy Bread & Jelly Gifts

Here's another adorable Craft Project Central project.  It was designed by Jen Arkfeld, and you can see more of her creations on her blog, Stamped Silly.
 
Summertime means lots of in season garden goodies like, rhubarb, zucchini, green beans and strawberries!  It’s fun to share with these summertime goodies with neighbors, friends and family.  Giving these gifts in pretty packaging makes them almost too good to eat!  This project includes packaging for these goodies as well as recipes wrapped up in a pretty sack, too!
 

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



 
 

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Naturally Summer Garden Gift Set

If you love sunflowers, you'll love the newest Craft Project Central Project.  It's designed by a new CPC designer, Candy Rattray.  You'll definitely want to check out her blog, Sweet Stamper.
 
Summer is here, and this set of projects brings the sunshine of summer gardens and the beauty of nature into a lovely handmade gift complete with coordinating gift bag and card.  Use the mini album for your summer photos or as a perfect gardening journal.
 

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



 
 

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Dry Erase Memo Board

Here's another great Craft Project Central project, and it was designed by Chris Galbraith.  You can see more of her creations on her blog, Creations by Chris.
 
This beautiful picture is really a memo board to help you organize your week. You can write on the glass with a dry erase marker. There is even a corkboard with a notepad at the bottom. Keep it for yourself or give it as gift with the matching card. You will be surprised at how easy this is to create!
 

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



 
 

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Card File Box Set & Win a Free CPC Subscription

Boy, has this been a week!  Our internet, phone, and TV have been down since Wednesday morning!  They finally got out this afternoon to get it fixed.  I didn't realize how much it would mess me up without internet!  lol  Of course, I missed one of the new Craft Project Central projects while our internet was down, but thankfully, the project was MINE!  lol
 
This card file box is great for keeping your cards organized.  The project includes eight cards with envelopes, but more can be put in the box.  There are also four dividers inside to help keep your cards filed by type.  This box would also work great as a recipe file box.  Make one as a gift and one for yourself!  It would make a great class project, too!
 

If you would like to learn how to make this project, you'll want to subscribe for the month of July.  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 July Craft Project Central subscription that I can give away, and one lucky person can win it! Comment on this post beginning today, July 20 through Friday, July 26, and get your name put into the hat.  I'll draw the winner on Saturday, July 27, and I'll announce the winner that day. Please make sure to give me a way to get in contact with you in case you win.  If you don't have a blogger account where I can get your email, please email me to give me your email address.  You can email me by clicking the "Email Me" icon in the right column of this blog.  Good Luck!




 
 

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Birthday Cake Explosion Box Gift Set

Here is another great Craft Project Central project.  This is such a cute birthday set, and it is designed by Amanda Corbet.  You'll definitely want to see her other wonderful creations on her blog, Krafting Kreations.
 
This beautiful gift set will have you all ready to give a fabulous birthday gift! The gift box is an explosion box that has a cute birthday cake in the middle and a pocket in each box side that can hold a gift card or a note. The gift bag is perfect for those slightly larger gifts, and the matching greeting card has you ready for your next birthday party!


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



 
 

Monday, July 15, 2013

Happy Flowers Thank You Card

Happy Monday, everyone!  I have one more card to share with you that was made at my stamp camp last Friday.
 
The card base (8-1/2" x 5-1/2", folded in half) was made with Bermuda Bay card stock.  I stamped the stem from the hostess stamp set, Happy Flowers (p. 202) onto the bottom right corner of a 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of Whisper White card stock with Gumball Green ink.
 
I punched out a small circle with the 1/2" Circle Punch (p. 182) from a scrap piece of Bermuda Bay card stock.  I then covered it all over with Dazzling Details (p. 166), and set it aside to dry completely.  I then stamped the biggest flower stamp from the same stamp set onto a scrap piece of Raspberry Ripple card stock with Raspberry Ripple ink, and the largest flower center stamp onto a scrap of Summer Starfruit card stock with Summer Starfruit ink.  I die-cut both pieces with the smallest and the second smallest dies in the Floral Frames Collection Framelits Dies (p. 187).  The Summer Starfruit flower doesn't fit perfectly into the die, so just center it as best as you can.
 
I then put adhesive onto the back of the Raspberry Ripple flower (on the center only).  I attached it above the stem on the Whisper White layer, and folded the flower petals up to add dimension.  Once the glittery circle was dry, I attached it to the center of the Summer Starfruit piece with a Glue Dot (p. 174).  I then attached them to the center of the Raspberry Ripple flower with three Stampin' Dimensionals (p. 175), and stamped the greeting from the hostess stamp set, Express Yourself (p. 205) onto the left side of the stem with Bermuda Bay ink.  Then, the whole things was attached to a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Raspberry Ripple card stock.
 
I wrapped a 6" piece of Bermuda Bay 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon (p. 173) around the top of the layers, and attached the ribbon ends to the back.  I then tied a 9" piece of the same ribbon into a bow, and attached it to the left side of the attached ribbon with a Glue Dot.  The last step is to attach the whole thing to the Bermuda Bay card base.
 
Stamps:  Happy Flowers and Express Yourself

Ink:  Raspberry Ripple, Summer Starfruit, Bermuda Bay, and Gumball Green Classic pads

Paper:  Bermuda Bay, Raspberry Ripple, Summer Starfruit, and Whisper White card stock

Accessories:  Big Shot, Floral Frames Collection Framelits, Bermuda Bay 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, 1/2" Circle Punch, Dazzling Details, Stampin' Dimensionals, and Glue Dots.




 
 

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Epic Day Gift Ensemble

Isn't this project cute?  It's a Craft Project Central project, and it is designed by Monika Davis.  She has more of her creations on her blog, M.A.D. Stamper.
 
Make this super cool mini album out of one sheet of paper. The size makes it perfect to take it with you in your hand bag to show off your favorite pictures or tuck special notes in. The decorated gift bag is the perfect way to present this sweet little album.  This project makes for a fun Stamp Camp and a great project or gift for kids too!
 

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



 
 

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Wetlands Thinking of You Card

Hello, everyone!  Today's card is another one that will be made at my Fun & Cute Stamp Camp tomorrow night.  I made it with a great new masculine set, Wetlands (p. 69).  The set has three images and three greetings.  I CASEd a card I saw on Pinterest, and it was made by Lyssa Griffin Zwolanek.  I made a few changes, but not many.
 
I changed the greeting layer to Baked Brown Sugar card stock and the banner to Early Espresso card stock  I used ribbon instead of twine and stamped wheat across the middle of the card base in Early Espresso ink.  She only used Soft Suede ink.  I stamped the goose and Greeting in Early Espresso ink, and I sponged Baked Brown Sugar ink onto the goose layer with a sponge dauber.
 
Stamps:  Wetlands

Ink:  Early Espresso and Baked Brown Sugar Classic pads

Paper:  Soft Suede, Baked Brown Sugar, Early Espresso, and Naturals White card stock

Accessories:  Soft Suede 3/8" Taffeta ribbon, 1" Square Punch, Antique Brads, Paper-Piercing Tool, Stampin' Pierce Mat, Sponge Daubers, and Stampin' Dimensionals



 
 

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Summer Garden Party

If you're having a summer party, you'll want to make this Craft Project Central project.  It's designed by Tara Bourgoin.  You can see more of her creations on her blog, Can't Stamp the Rain.
 
Hosting a party can be exciting and nerve-wracking all at once. Décor is a breeze with this simple yet elegant set from beginning to end with the invitation, bunting, centerpieces and guest favors. Delight your friends and family with a classic garden party this summer!
 

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



 
 

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Chalk Talk CPC25 Card

I have another card to share with you that will be made at my Fun & Cute Stamp Camp this Friday.  You can find out more about this camp HERE.  There's a new card sketch over at Craft Project Central for this month, and I used it to make this card.  The sketch is CPC25.  I hope you'll play along with this cute sketch, too.  If you do, you have a chance to WIN a free month subscription to Craft Project Central.  The winner(s) have the choice of which month!
 
My cards for this monthly camp are all supposed to be quick and easy, and this one is definitely that.  Of course, the cards have to be cute, too!  :)  The stamp set I used is the new Chalk Talk stamp set (p. 12), and I used the coordinating Chalk Talk Framelits (p. 187), too.  The Blushing Bride layer was embossed with the Modern Mosaic embossing folder (p. 191).  It's hard to tell in the picture, but the Wisteria Wonder layer was embossed with the Stripes embossing folder (p. 191).  The ribbon used is the new Wisteria Wonder 3/4" Chevron ribbon (p. 173), and the button is from the new Very Vintage Designer buttons (p. 169).  I also put a Blushing Bride candy dot from the new Subtles Candy Dots (p. 171) onto the tags to make them look like they are connected.
 
 
 
Stamps:  Chalk Talk stamp set
 
Ink:  Wisteria Wonder and Coastal Cabana Classic pads
 
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Blushing Bride, Wisteria Wonder, Coastal Cabana, and Very Vanilla card stock
 
Accessories:  Big Shot, Stripes embossing folder, Modern Mosaic embossing folder, Chalk Talk Framelits, 1-1/4" and 1-3/8" Circle punches, Very Vintage Designer buttons, Subtles Candy Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals, and Glue Dots

 
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