Thursday, June 30, 2016

CPC Cutie Pie Creations


Today's Craft Project Central project is the bonus project for June, and it's designed by ME.

If you want to use your Cutie Pie Thinlits Dies for more than just cake pieces, this tutorial is for you. This tutorial includes three different ways to use the dies. The projects are a triangle treat box, mini treat basket, and a hanging basket. These projects feature the new Swirly Bird Bundle, Thoughtful Banners Bundle, and the Playful Palette Designer Series Paper Stack. These projects would make a great product-based class.


If you would like to see and learn how to make this bonus project, you'll want to subscribe for the month of June AND qualify for the bonus project. Bonus projects can be obtained by subscribing to two or more months in a row, putting the Craft Project Central badge on your blog, or by referring a friend and when they subscribe, letting CPC know. With your subscription, and qualifying for the bonus project, you'll get illustrated, step-by-step instructions for 11 wonderful projects for only $10!












Tuesday, June 28, 2016

CPC Flower Card Set With Vertical Greetings


Today's Craft Project Central project is designed by the wonderful designer, Regina Andari!

With this tutorial, create a colorful set of greeting cards that feature the same design with assorted colors and sentiments.  That same lovely design is carried over to the envelopes, which will give the recipient a glimpse of the beauty that is waiting inside.  You will love how quickly this set can be made, including the decorative box!  This project would be perfect for a product-based stamp class.


If you would like to see the complete project, and learn how to make it, you'll want to subscribe for the month of June. 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, June 27, 2016

Bunch of Blossoms Floral Thank You Card


I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. We celebrated our oldest daughter's birthday a couple days early yesterday. I can't believe our baby is going to be 25 years old tomorrow! I can't believe how fast the years have flown by! It seems like yesterday I was holding her in my arms after she was born. :)

The card above is a copy of the birthday card I made her. She loves purple, so I made hers with different shades of purple, instead of pinks. Actually, I wasn't sure which background I would like better with the purple flower, so I stamped the background twice...once with purple flowers and once with pink flowers. I decided on the purple flowers background, but I didn't want to throw the pretty pink one away. So, I made the thank you card above.

Her birthday card is below. The supply list at the end of this post and the card instructions below are for the card above. The supply list and instructions for the birthday card below are the same EXCEPT for:
  1. I used the Number of Years Stamp Set for the greeting
  2. The purple flowers use the Sweet Sugarplum Classic Stampin' Pad (flower base) and the Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin' Pad (darker detail of flower).
  3. The card base is Rich Razzleberry Cardstock and the mat is Sweet Sugarplum Cardstock.
  4. The ribbon is the Sweet Sugarplum 3/8" Ruched Ribbon.



Card Instructions:
  1. Fold a 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" piece of Flirty Flamingo Cardstock in half to form the card base.
  2. Cut a 5-1/8" x 3-7/8" piece of Whisper White Cardstock. Stamp three larger flowers around the piece. The largest base petal stamp from the Bunch of Blossoms Stamp Set needs to be stamped four times for each flower, forming a "plus" sign. The stamp needs to be inked up with the Flirty Flamingo Classic Stampin' Pad, stamped onto a scrap piece of paper, and then stamped onto the Whisper White Cardstock. Then, stamp the largest detail petal stamp on top of each petal using the Flirty Flamingo ink pad (without stamping onto scrap paper). See pictures for placement.
  3. Stamp three smaller flowers around the piece. The smallest base petal stamp from the set needs to be stamped five times for each flower, forming a 5-petal flower. The stamp needs to be inked up with the Peekaboo Peach Classic Stampin' Pad, stamped onto a scrap piece of paper, and then stamped onto the Whisper White Cardstock. Then, stamp the smallest detail petal stamp on top of each petal using the Peekaboo Peach ink pad (without stamping onto scrap paper). See pictures for placement.
  4. Stamp larger leaves onto the flowers where they can fit, and smaller leaves where they can fit. They are stamped with two stamps like the flower petals. The base leaf stamp (both sizes) needs to be inked up with the Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin' Pad, stamped onto a scrap piece of paper, and then stamped onto the Whisper White Cardstock. Then, stamp the detail leaf stamp (both sizes) directly on top of the leaves with the Pear Pizzazz ink pad (without stamping onto scrap paper). See pictures for placement.
  5. Stamp the largest flower center stamp onto the center of all of the flowers using the Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad.
  6. Stamp the six-dotted stamp randomly around the piece using the Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad.
  7. Attach the stamped piece to a 5-1/4" x 4" piece of Peekaboo Peach Cardstock.
  8. Attach a 1" x 3-7/8" piece of Pear Pizzazz Cardstock on the left side of the stamped layer.
  9. Wrap a 6" piece of Sweet Sugarplum 3/8" Ruched Ribbon around the middle of the Pear Pizzazz piece, attaching the ribbon ends to the back of the stamped piece. Attach the whole thing to the card base.
  10. Stamp the largest flower petals the same as in Step 2 eight times onto a 11" x 1-1/2" piece of Whisper White Cardstock. Stamp the smallest flower petals the same as in Step 3 eight times onto an 8-1/2" x 1-1/4" piece of Whisper White Cardstock. Punch out each petal with the Blossom Builder Punch.
  11. Punch out 2 circles using the 1" Circle Punch. Put SNAIL Adhesive on the back, bottom of each of the eight large petals. Attach four of the petals onto one of the circles, forming a "plus" sign. Attach the other four large petals on top of the first four, placing each one in-between the first ones. This will make both layers offset from each other. Attach the eight small petals onto the other circle the same way as the large petals.
  12. Put adhesive onto the back of the circle with the small petals, and attach it to the top of the set of large petals, making sure to offset the petals.
  13. Stamp three large leaves onto a 3" x 1-1/2" piece of Whisper White Cardstock the same as in Step 4. Cut each leaf out freehand with Paper Snips. Attach the leaves to the flower, attaching the bottom of the leaves to the back of the flower (see pictures for placement).
  14. Punch a short end of a 4" x 1" piece of Whisper White Cardstock with the Banner Triple Punch. With the punched end on the right, stamp the "thank you..." stamp onto the right side of the banner using the Early Espresso ink pad. Attach the banner to the card. The left side of the banner should be just over the ribbon.
  15. Attach the flower to the end of the banner, and over the ribbon, using Tear & Tape Adhesive. Attach a large pearl from the Metal Rimmed Pearls to the center of the flower.

Inside of Card:
  1. Cut a 5-1/4" x 4" piece of Whisper White Cardstock. Stamp a smaller flower with the Peekaboo Peach ink pad on the bottom, left corner of the piece. Refer to Step 3 above.
  2. Stamp two small leaves around the flower. Refer to Step 4 above.
  3. Attach the piece to the inside of the card.













Saturday, June 25, 2016

Short & Sweet Saturday - Floral Phrases


I'm so glad to be able to share a Short & Sweet Saturday card with you today! I love being back on schedule! This week's card makes a beautiful wedding card, and it only takes a few minutes to make. A perfect card for the busy wedding season!

All of my Short & Sweet Saturday (S&SS) cards are quick and easy to make, so they're perfect if you need to make a card last minute. I always include complete instructions on how to make my Short & Sweet cards, too.

This week's S&SS card features the new Floral Phrases Stamp Set, Detailed Floral Thinlits, Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper (DSP), and Floral Boutique Designer Washi Tape. The Floral Phrases Stamp Set and Detailed Floral Thinlits can be bought together as a bundle at 10% off!


Outside of  the Card Instructions:
  1. Fold one 4-1/4" x 11" piece of Thick Whisper White Cardstock in half to form the card base.
  2. Lay the small detailed floral die from the Detailed Floral Thinlits Dies upside down onto the bottom of the card base front. Lay the border die underneath, lining it up along the bottom of the detailed die. See the video I shared yesterday to see how this is done.
  3. Stamp the "Congratulations" stamp from the Floral Phrases Stamp Set above the die-cut section using the Night of Navy Classic Stampin' Pad.
  4. Attach the Night of Navy detail tape from the Floral Boutique Designer Washi Tape across the card, above the greeting. Trim the edges so they line-up with the card base's side edges. Attach the Night of Navy striped tape across the top of the first washi tape the same way.
  5. Stamp the flower stamp above the washi tape using the Night of Navy ink pad.

Inside of the Card Instructions:
  1. Attach a 4-1/4" x 2" piece of Night of Navy mini floral paper from the Floral Boutique DSP to the bottom of the inside of the card.
  2. Attach a piece of Night of Navy dashed washi tape across the inside of the card, just above the DSP.
  3. Stamp the "May your love..." stamp onto the center of the Whisper White card base still showing using the Night of Navy ink pad.













CPC Butterfly Card Set & Shaker Box


Today's Craft Project Central project is designed by Monika Davis.

Make this beautiful butterfly greeting card set with elegant designs. Learn how to work with your dies and stamps making the most out of them:  such as inlaid die-cutting and making your own stamped background. You will also learn to add a shaker window to the box holding your cards. This is a technique you’ll want to know to jazz up any craft project.  Great for a stamp camp, or as a class project


If you would like to see the complete project, and learn how to make it, you'll want to subscribe for the month of June. 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, June 24, 2016

Detailed Floral Thinlits Dies Video

Tomorrow's Short & Sweet Saturday card features the wonderful new Floral Phrases Stamp Set/Detailed Floral Thinlits Bundle. I SOOOO LOVE these dies (and the stamp set)! So many possibilities!

I wanted to show you this great Stampin' Up! video that shows some of the different ways you can use the dies in this bundle. It will help you when making the Short & Sweet Saturday card I'll be sharing with you tomorrow.



Thursday, June 23, 2016

Blooms & Wishes For You Card


I'm in love with this new stamp set, Blooms & Wishes. This is the first card I've made with this stamp set, and it turned out pretty good, if I say so myself. All I did was stamp and add some pearls. That's it! This stamp set doesn't need anything special done with it to make a card look fabulous!


Card Instructions:
  1. Fold a 4-1/4" x 11" piece of Rich Razzleberry Cardstock in half to form the card base.
  2. Stamp the flowers and leaves on the bottom, right corner of a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White Cardstock (see picture for placement). The large five-petal flower and smallest flower stamps from the Blooms & Wishes Stamp Set were stamped with the Flirty Flamingo Classic Stampin' Pad. The large four-petal flower stamp was stamped with the Sweet Sugarplum Classic Stampin' Pad.  The daisy stamp was stamped with the Peekaboo Peach Classic Stampin' Pad. The second, smallest flower stamp was stamped with the Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin' Pad. The flower centers and greeting stamps were stamped with the Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad. The leaves and branch stamps were stamped with the Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin' Pad.
  3. Attach the stamped layer to the card base.
  4. Add a large pearl from the Pearl Basic Jewels to the centers of the large Flirty Flamingo flower, Sweet Sugarplum flower, and the two Rich Razzleberry flowers. Add a medium-sized pearl to the centers of the two small Flirty Flamingo flowers.














Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Confetti Celebration Time to Party Card


I'm so sorry that I haven't been able to post my own projects for awhile. I can't believe how busy June has been! Right now, I'm all caught up, so I should be able to post more often, again. :)

Today's card features the new Confetti Celebration Stamp Set and the colorful Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper (DSP). The colors in the DSP are so bright and cheery! I love it!


Card Instructions:
  1. Fold an 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" piece of Tempting Turquoise Cardstock in half to form the card base.
  2. Cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Melon Mambo Cardstock. Attach a 3-7/8" x 3-3-7/8" piece of multi-color striped paper from the Festive Birthday DSP onto the bottom of the Melon Mambo Cardstock. The Melon Mambo border around the DSP should be the same on the bottom and sides of it.
  3. Stamp the light string stamp from the Confetti Celebration Stamp Set onto a 3-7/8" x 1-1/2" piece of Whisper White Cardstock. Stamp it twice in Melon Mambo, and twice in Tempting Turquoise. Stamp the smallest star stamp randomly around the string of lights. See pictures for placement. Attach the piece to the top of the Melon Mambo piece. The Melon Mambo border around the stamped piece should be the same on the top and sides of it. It's okay if the stamped piece and DSP overlap.
  4. Cut two 6" and one 4" pieces of Melon Mambo 1/8" Striped Ribbon. Wrap one of the 6" pieces around the card where the stamped piece and DSP meet. Have the left side of the ribbon start at the bottom of the stamped piece, and the right side end on the top of the DSP. Attach the ribbon ends to the back of the Melon Mambo piece. Wrap the other 6" piece around the card. Have the left side start at the top of the DSP, and the right side end on the bottom of the stamped piece. Attach the ribbon ends to the back of the Melon Mambo piece. The ribbon pieces should intersect in the middle.
  5. Tie the 4" piece of ribbon onto the center of the ribbon (where they intersect), using a single knot. Trim the ribbon ends at an angle.
  6. Get the "Time to Party" stamp. Ink the "TIME" with a Melon Mambo marker, the "to" banner with a Crushed Curry marker, and the "PARTY" with a Tempting Turquoise marker. Stamp it onto the lower part of a 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" piece of Whisper White Cardstock. With the greeting near the bottom of the die, die-cut the greeting out with the 4th largest die from the Layering Squares Framelits Dies.
  7. Die-cut a scallop square from a 2-3/4" x 2-3/4" piece of Crushed Curry Cardstock, using the 3rd largest scallop die. Attach the greeting square to the center of the scallop square, and attach this to the center of the DSP layer on the card.
  8. Stamp the "Yay" star stamp onto a scrap of Whisper White Cardstock using the Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin' Pad. Punch it out with the Medium Star Punch. Attach it to the top, right corner of the greeting square with a Stampin' Dimensional.













Tuesday, June 21, 2016

CPC Painter's Palette Art Magnet Set


Today's Craft Project Central project is designed by Michelle Wecksler.

Turn your refrigerator into an art gallery!  In this project you will learn how to take a stamped image and turn it into a magnet for your refrigerator.  You will create three blank art easel magnets and learn how to temporarily attach and replace the art that gets framed in each of the magnets.  You will also construct a tiny envelope to store your blank art "canvases" and your completed works of art!  The entire set of easel magnets, "canvases" and Velcro attachment pieces are stored in a custom box perfect for gift giving!  This is a wonderful gift for a child as they will have a ton of fun creating their art masterpieces for framing on the refrigerator!


If you would like to see the complete project, and learn how to make it, you'll want to subscribe for the month of June. 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, June 18, 2016

CPC Poppin' Paradise Ensemble


Today's Craft Project Central project is designed by a new guest designer, Sara Levin.

It’s time for summer!  With summer comes loads of reasons to be in touch and to celebrate the season.  These designs scream fun!  In this tutorial you’ll learn how to use Pop of Paradise Stamp Set, Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Paper and Swirly Scribbles Thinlits to create three of the box cards and a summery box that’s perfect as a party favor or a gift box for a special something or someone.


If you would like to see the complete project, and learn how to make it, you'll want to subscribe for the month of June. 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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