Saturday, August 31, 2013

Teacher’s Pet – August Bonus Project

The last August Craft Project Central is this cute bonus project designed by Heidi King.  You can see more of her creations on her blog, Stampin' King.
 
Want to make a great impression?  Here is the perfect gift for the teacher you love!  This ensemble has a can perfect for you to fill with cookies or candy.  A cute box to load up with goodies and a card to top it off!
 

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



 
 

Friday, August 30, 2013

Butterfly Bundle Promo and Card

 
Another great promotion started at Stampin' Up! yesterday!  Until September 30, the stamp set, Papillon Potpourri, and the Bitty Butterfly Punch have been bundled together.  When you buy the clear-mount (CM) or wood-mount (WM) bundle, you get 15% off the retail price!  I've included links to each bundle in the chart below.
 
Bundle Item
Page in Catalog
Description
Retail Price
15% Savings Price
Amount Saved!
135311
90
183
$30.90
$26.27
$4.63
135312
90
183
$34.90
$29.67 $5.23
 
I made a card for my daughter's birthday earlier this month, and it uses the items in the Butterfly Bundle (above) and the Elegant Butterfly Punch.  I CASEd the card from one I saw on Pinterest.  It was made by Julie Kettlewell.  I only changed the color combo, the ribbon, and put pearls on the flower centers.
 
The other stamp sets I used were Flowering Flourishes (CM) and Label Love (CM).  The flourish was inked up with a Baked Brown Sugar and Pool Party Stampin' Write markers.  Once it was stamped onto Naturals White card stock, I sponged around the image with Baked Brown Sugar ink.  The butterflies were stamped in Island Indigo ink onto Naturals White card stock.  I went over the butterflies with a Blender Pen.  This made the Island Indigo ink bleed so I could color the butterflies in.  I also put adhesive onto the center of the butterflies only, and folded the wings up once attached.  I also sponged the greeting piece with the Baked Brown Sugar ink.  The mat on the greeting was made by punching out a piece of Pool Party card stock with the Artisan Label Punch, cutting it in half, and then attaching it to the greeting piece so the mat shows on the left and right of it.  The Label Love stamp set and Artisan Label Punch can also be purchased as a Label Love Bundle (CM) and save 15%.  The pearls are from Pearl Basic Jewels.  You can purchase all of the above stamp sets in wood-mount, too.
 
 
Stamps:  Papillon Potpourri, Flowering Flourishes, and Label Love

Ink:  Island Indigo and Baked Brown Sugar Classic pads; Pool Party and Baked Brown Sugar Stampin' Write markers

Paper:  Baked Brown Sugar, Pool Party, and Naturals White card stock; This & That Epic Day DSP

Accessories:  Artisan Label Punch, Elegant Butterfly Punch, Bitty Butterfly Punch, Blender Pens, Stamping Sponges, and Stampin' Dimensionals (used on greeting)


 

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Decorated Clipboard & Note Cards

Today's Craft Project Central project is designed by Jen Arkfeld.  You can check some more of her creations on her blog, Stamped Silly.
 
It’s Back-to-School season and it’s time to show those teachers that we really appreciate them.  This decorated clipboard includes a corkboard to pin up important notes, along with an attached clothespin to clip up additional messages.  It’s an all in one message center! Also included are some note cards for the teacher to send home some cute messages on!

 

If you would like to learn how to make this 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.



 
 

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Mosaic Madness Desk Set

Here's another great Craft Project Central project.  This was designed by a new guest designer, Michelle Surette.  You can see more of her creations on her blog, I Stamped That!
 
Don’t you just love the new Wood Mount Cases?? They have so many uses! Here is a great desk set to give to anyone on your holiday or birthday gift list.  All the elements fit nicely in the case and go with a matching gift card.  Makes for a fun class or club project as well!
 

If you would like to learn how to make this 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.



 
 

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Gingham Garden Purse & Card Set

Isn't this a cute card set?  It's another Craft Project Central project, and it was designed by Rosemarie Diehl.  Make sure to check out her blog, Rose's World.
 
This pretty little purse and monogram card set makes the perfect personalized gift for someone special.  The new school year is starting and teachers love having cards on hand.  How about that special co-worker or neighbor!  Make several to have on hand and customize the monogram when ready to give!  Makes a fun class or club project as well!
 

If you would like to learn how to make this 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.



 
 

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Sketched Birthday Card - CPC26

I'm having fun playing with different card sketches!  I used this month's Craft Project Central sketch, CPC26.  If you play along, you could win a free month subscription to Craft Project Central!  Just click on the link above to play along.  Good luck!  Don't forget, if you comment to this post by this Friday, August 23, you could win an August Craft Project Central subscription, too!
 
I embossed the Summer Starfruit layer with the Perfect Polka Dot Impressions folder (p. 191), and then attached it to a Raspberry Ripple card base.  I stamped the cake, cupcake greeting, and hat onto Very Vanilla card stock with Jet Black Stazon ink (p. 165).  I colored them in with Summer Starfruit, Crisp Cantaloupe, Bermuda Bay, Gumball Green, and Raspberry Ripple markers.  I stamped the cupcake greeting again on Raspberry Ripple card stock with Raspberry Ripple ink.
 
The cake Very Vanilla circle was die-cut with the 5th smallest die in the Circles Collection Framelits (p. 186), and the Raspberry Ripple mat was die-cut with the next largest die.  The cupcake greeting Very Vanilla circle was punched out with the 1-1/4" Circle Punch (p. 182), and the Raspberry Ripple cupcake greeting was punched out with the 1-3/4" Scallop Circle Punch (p. 182).  The birthday hat was punched out with the 1-1/4" Circle Punch, and the mat was die-cut with the 3rd smallest die in the Circles Collection Framelits.  The cake and hat circles were attached to the card with SNAIL adhesive (p. 174), and the cupcake greeting scallop circle was attached with Stampin' Dimensionals (p. 175).
 
The designer paper strip is from the Birthday Basics DSP (p. 153).  I punched one of the ends with a corner of the 1" Square Punch (p. 180), and attached it to the bottom right of the card.  I punched out a scallop circle from Bermuda Bay card stock using the 7/8" Scallop Circle Punch (p. 182), and snipped between each scallop to form "flower petals."  I attached an In Color Dahlia (p. 169) embellishment to the center of the "flower" using a Glue Dot (p. 174).  I curved the "petals up, and then attached it to the left side of the DSP strip using a Glue Dot.
 

Stamps:  Sketched Birthday stamp set

Ink:  Raspberry Ripple Classic pad; Jet Black Stazon pad; Summer Starfruit, Crisp Cantaloupe, Bermuda Bay, Gumball Green, and Raspberry Ripple Stampin' Write markers

Paper:  Raspberry Ripple, Summer Starfruit, Bermuda Bay, and Very Vanilla card stock; Birthday Basics DSP

Accessories:  Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Impressions folder, Circles Collection Framelits, 1-1/4" Circle punch, 7/8" Scallop Circle punch, 1-3/4" Scallop Circle punch, 1" Square punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Glue Dots, and Paper Snips



 

Monday, August 19, 2013

Gifts of Kindness Mojo Monday Card

Happy Monday, everyone!  I just got this stamp set, and thought it would be perfect for today's Mojo Monday sketch (MOJO307).  It's a really pretty sketch.  If you have time, you should really play along!  Now, for the instructions on how I made this card!
 
I embossed a piece of Smoky Slate card stock by running if through the Big Shot (p. 184) with the Beautifully Baroque Impressions folder (p. 191)  I cut a 3" square piece of Eastern Elegance DSP (p. 154), and then cut the square in half, corner to corner, to form two triangles.  I attached one piece to the top, left corner of the Smoky Slate piece, and the other piece to the bottom, right corner.  I then cut out three, 1" wide pieces of different DSP from the same pack.  All three were cut at different lengths as shown.  I then inserted one end of each DSP strip into one of the corners of the 1" Square punch (p. 180), and punched out a little triangle to form the strips into little banners.  I sponged the two Coastal Cabana banners with Coastal Cabana ink to make them pop out more.  I then attached them to the Smoky Slate/DSP piece as shown below.  I then attached the whole thing to a Coastal Cabana card base.
 
I stamped the flower image from the Gifts of Kindness stamp set (p. 83) onto a piece of Whisper White card stock with Pistachio Pudding ink.  I did NOT ink the small branch on top of the large flower.  I die-cut the flowers with the fourth largest regular circle die in the Circles Collection Framelits (p. 186).  I then stamped the section with the two bottom flowers onto another piece of Whisper White card stock in Coastal Cabana ink.  I cut the two flowers out freehand with Paper Snips (p. 177).  I put adhesive onto the center backs of the flowers only, and attached them over the Pistachio Pudding flowers on the circle.  I then curved the flower petals up to give them dimension.
 
I die-cut another circle from Coastal Cabana card stock using the third largest regular circle die in the same set of Framelits as the flowers.  I embossed it by running it through the Big Shot with the Square Lattice Impressions folder (p. 191).  I then attached the flower circle to the embossed one.  I attached the whole thing to the bottom, right of the card.  I attached a pearl from the Large Pearl Basic Jewels (p. 171) to the center of the large flower, and attached one of the largest pearls in the Pearls Basic Jewels (p. 171) to the center of the smaller flowers.
 
The "thank you" greeting is also from the Gifts of Kindness set.  The words were actually in one line, but I wanted them in two.  I inked the "thank" word with a Smoky Slate marker, and stamped it onto a piece of Whisper White card stock.  I cleaned the stamp off, making sure it was completely dry when finished.  Using a Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to help with the placement, I inked up the "you" with the same marker, and stamped it under "thank."  I then punched it out with the 3/4" Circle Punch (p. 182).  I punched out the scallop circle with the 1-1/4" Scallop Circle punch (p. 182) from Coastal Cabana card stock.  I then embossed it with the Square Lattice Impressions folder.  I attached the greeting circle onto it, and then attached it to the bottom, left of the flower circle with a Stampin' Dimensional (p. 175).
 
I took a clay flower that I already had made, and inked it up using a Sponge Dauber (p. 164) and Coastal Cabana ink.  I pressed the dauber down onto the flower until I got the look I wanted.  It only inked up the raised parts of the flower.  I made the flower using Simply Pressed Clay (p. 167) and the Buttons & Blossoms Simply Press Clay Molds (p. 167).  I used the smallest flower in the mold.  The clay needs to dry around 24 hours before inking it up.  I then attached it to the bottom, right of the greeting circle using Sticky Strip (p. 175).
 
Stamps:  Gifts of Kindness stamp set

Ink:  Pistachio Pudding and Coastal Cabana Classic pads; Smoky Slate Stampin' Write marker

Paper:  Coastal Cabana, Smoky Slate, and Whisper White card stock; Eastern Elegance DSP

Accessories:  Big Shot, Beautifully Baroque folder, Square Lattice folder, Circles Collection Framelits, 1" Square punch, 3/4" Circle punch, 1-1/4" Scallop Circle punch, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, Large Pearl Basic Jewels, Pearl Basic Jewels, Simply Pressed Clay, Buttons & Blossoms Simply Pressed Clay Molds, Paper Snips, Sponge Daubers, Stamping Sponges, Stampin' Dimensionals, and Sticky Strip.



 

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Organization Gift Set

There's another wonderful Craft Project Central project out today.  This great organizational set was designed by Amanda Corbet.  You can see more of her beautiful projects on her blog, Krafting Kreations.
 
Do you know someone who could use some more organization in their craft space? Or could you use some pretty organization yourself? This set will make your space a little more cheerful while helping you stay organized! You can corral all those wonderful ideas and inspirations on the pretty framed pin board complete with rose push pins. You can keep your notes from running away with the pretty clipboard. All your lovely completed cards will be nicely sorted in the hanging card pockets sorted by category making them easy to find.
 

If you would like to learn how to make this 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.



 
 

Friday, August 16, 2013

Win a Free CPC Subscription and My August CPC Project

It's Friday!  I'm sure everyone is ready for the weekend!  Today, I have a new Craft Project Central project to share with you.  The designer of this project is ME!  The picture didn't turn out very well.  It looks so much better in person.  I've gotten a lot of oohs and ahs when people have seen it.  I also show how to use the Simply Pressed Clay to make the flowers on the banner, and a way color them, too.
 
Welcome your houseguests with this vintage-style topiary welcome banner.  This would look great in any home’s entryway.  Make one as a gift and another one for yourself.  Colors can be customized to match your entryway’s color scheme.  This would also make a great home décor class
 
If you would like to learn how to make this 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.

Great news! I have one free August Craft Project Central subscription that I can give away, and one lucky person can win it! Comment on this post beginning today, August 16 through Thursday, August 22, and get your name put into the hat.  I'll draw the winner on Friday, August 23, 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!




 
 

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Timeless Talk Birthday Card

Happy Wednesday, everyone!  It's been so long since I've been able to post any of my own creations. I've missed posting!  Today, I want to share a card that was made at my camp last week.  This is the first card I've made using the new stamp set, Timeless Talk (p. 19).  I really like this set, and I was glad I finally got make something with it.
 
I stamped the Dictionary background stamp (p. 100) onto Cherry Cobbler card stock with Cherry Cobbler ink.  I attached it to a Midnight Muse card base.  I embossed a strip of Baked Brown Sugar card stock by running it through the Big Shot (p. 184) with the Argyle Impressions folder (p. 191), and attached it to the left side of the Cherry Cobbler layer.
 
I stamped the Victrola stamp from the Timeless Talk set onto a piece of Naturals Ivory with Midnight Muse ink.  I then die-cut the piece using the largest die in the Chalk Talk Framelits dies (p. 187)  I sponged the edges of the tag with Baked Brown Sugar ink.  I then cut about a 4" long piece of 1-1/4" Burlap ribbon (p. 18 in the Holiday catalog) in half lengthwise.  I inserted into the opening in the tag, and folded the ribbon in half.  I put around 2 or 3 Glue Dots (p. 174) in-between the ribbon layers to keep it folded.  I attached the tag onto the center of the card, and angled it to the right.  I then attached the largest button in the Naturals Designer buttons (p.169) onto the top of the tag opening.
 
The last item put on was the greeting.  The speaking balloon (don't know the real word for it, lol) was stamped onto a piece of Baked Brown Sugar card stock in Midnight Muse ink.  The greeting was then stamped into it with Midnight Muse ink, too.  Both stamps are also from the Timeless Talk stamp set.  I then cut it out freehand with Paper Snips (p. 177), and attached it to the card as shown with Stampin' Dimensionals (p. 175).
 
 
Stamps:  Timeless Talk and Dictionary stamp sets

Ink:  Midnight Muse and Cherry Cobbler Classic ink pads

Paper:  Midnight Muse, Cherry Cobbler, Baked Brown Sugar, and Naturals Ivory card stock

Accessories:  Big Shot, Argyle Impressions folder, Chalk Talk Framelits dies, 1-1/4" Burlap ribbon, Naturals Designer buttons, Stamping Sponges, Paper Snips, Glue Dots, and Stampin' Dimensionals



 

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Card Set & Gift Box

I have another Craft Project Central project to share with you.  The designer of this cute butterfly card set is Monika Davis.  You can see more of her creations on her blog, M.A.D. Stamper.
 
Make this beautiful greeting card set with a matching box to hold them. It is the perfect present for anyone. It’s easy to make and can be mass produced without any difficulties. The box can be re-used and filled with note cards or other stationery. Great for a stamp camp, or as a class project.
 

If you would like to learn how to make this 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.



 
 

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Perfect Blend Ensemble

I'm feeling really old today.  My second child, Steph, is turning 20 years old today!  I can't believe I have two daughters in there 20s!  EEEK!  Kidding aside, I'm very proud of Steph, and it's been so much fun watching her grow up!  Love you, Steph!
 
I have another Craft Project Central project to share with you.  This super cute project was designed by Laurie Zoellmer.  Laurie hasn't been able to design for the last several months, and I'm very happy to say that she's back!  You can see her past creations on her blog, Laurie's Stampin' Spot.
 
Here’s the perfect project to make for your coffee-lover friends who love coffee and chocolate!  It would also be a fun class to offer your customers!
 

If you would like to learn how to make this 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.



 
 
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