Friday, December 30, 2016

My CPC Bonus Project - Heart Quilt Wall Art & Card


Today's Craft Project Central is designed by ME!

If you have a young teenage girl in your life, you’ll want to make this bright and colorful wall art for her bedroom. The wall art looks like a heart quilt square, and features the Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper and Designer Washi Tape. Make one, or make a few to have a quilt grouping on the wall. There’s also a coordinating card to go along with your special handmade gift.


If you would like to see and learn how to make this bonus project, you'll want to subscribe for the month of December 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, December 27, 2016

CPC Uniquely You Journal Cover & Journaling Cards Set


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

What do you get when you put fabric, an iron and metallic embossing powders together?  A uniquely you journal cover that sparkles with personality!  This Uniquely You Journal Cover and Journaling Cards Set includes a one-of-a-kind fabric journal cover and two sets of coordinating journaling cards. In this tutorial you will learn how to use your embossing powders in a creative way to design your own unique decorative fabric.  We will then learn how to turn the fabric into a journal or book cover.


If you would like to see the complete project, and learn how to make it, you'll want to subscribe for the month of December. 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, December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas!


I wish you all a very blessed and Merry Christmas! I hope you all have a wonderful day!

Saturday, December 24, 2016

CPC Pretty Pines Note Card Set


Today's Craft Project Central project is designed by Sara Levin.

Whew!  Hopefully your holiday crafting is done or nearly done.  Now, it’s time to think about what comes next.  Thank you notes and other small gifts for visiting can always come in handy!  This note card set has crisp, clean and simple lines which can be a welcome change from the excesses of the holidays.   Enjoy this set of cards and its cute box for your own use or make several to have on hand to share as you drop by and make visits with friends this winter.


If you would like to see the complete project, and learn how to make it, you'll want to subscribe for the month of December. 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, December 21, 2016

CPC Pop of Pink Gift Treats


Today's Craft Project Central project is designed by Beth McCullough.

You’ll always have a gift ready to go after you make these Pop of Pink Gift Treats.  The Double Pocket Treat Holder is great for giving gift cards, tea bags or candy, and the five Nugget Box is sure to make someone smile


If you would like to see the complete project, and learn how to make it, you'll want to subscribe for the month of December. 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, December 20, 2016

Christmas Joy Christmas Card


Today's card is a special Christmas card that I made my parents this year. I always try to make them an extra special card every year.

It's so hard to see in the pictures, but the pine cones shimmer! I put Gold Wink of Stella on them, and they are so gorgeous in person. I have to say, I think this is my favorite Christmas card that I've made this year.


Dimensions:
  • Cherry Cobbler:  8-1/2" x 5-1/2" (card base)
  • Crumb Cake:  4" x 5-1/4" (embossed base layer)
  • Very Vanilla:  3" x 3-3/4" (window)
  • Whisper White:  2-1/2" x 3" (snow scene)
  • Whisper White:  3-1/2" x 1-1/4" (greeting banner)
  • Always Artichoke:  7-1/4" x 2-1/4" (pine branches)
  • Cherry Cobbler:  2-1/2" x 1-1/2" (berry branches)
  • Very Vanilla 4" x 1-3/4" (stamped pine cones)
  • Early Espresso:  3-1/4" x 1-1/2" (pine cone overlays)
  • Gold Glimmer Paper:  1-3/4" x 1" (bow)
Instructions:
  1. Fold the Cherry Cobbler card base piece in half.
  2. Emboss the Crumb Cake base layer with the Holly Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (TIEF). Sponge the embossed images with Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad and a Sponge Dauber. Sponge some of the embossed images again, but this time use the Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad and a Sponge Dauber. Attach the layer to the front of the card base.
  3. Die-cut a window from the Very Vanilla window piece using the window die from the Hearth & Home Framelits Dies.
  4. Put ink from the Soft Sky Classic Stampin' Pad onto a Sponge Brayer, and run the brayer over the de-bossed side of the Softy Falling TIEF (side without the bumps). Re-ink brayer as needed. Make sure to ink up at least a 3" x 3-1/2" section of the embossing folder. Lay the Whisper White snow scene piece over the inked area, close the folder, and run it through the Big Shot. With the inked side facing up, attach the piece to the back of the window using SNAIL Adhesive, covering up the window openings. Tip:  I put the SNAIL Adhesive on the back of the window.
  5. Attach the window near the top of the card, centering it left and right using SNAIL Adhesive.
  6. Stamp the "Christmas Joy" banner stamp from the Stitched with Cheer Stamp Set onto the Whisper White greeting banner piece using the Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin' Pad. Die-cut the banner out with the curvy, single banner die from the Bunch of Banners Framelits. Attach the banner to the top of the window using SNAIL Adhesive.
  7. Stamp the largest, triangle-design pine cone stamp from the Christmas Pines Stamp Set onto the Very Vanilla stamped pine cones piece three times using the Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad. Then, stamp the largest, diamond-design pine cone stamp on top of each of them using the Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' Pad. Die-cut each pine cone using the largest pine cone Framelit die from the Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies.
  8. Die-cut three pine cones from the Early Espresso piece using the diamond-design detail pine cone die. Attach each detailed die-cut to the top of the stamped pine cones using the Fine-Tip Glue Pen.
  9. Brush the Gold Wink Of Stella Glitter Pen all over the pine cones until they're covered. Let dry. Tip:  Shake the glitter pen before using. Also, store the glitter pen with the brush end pointing up.
  10. Die-cut the medium-sized pine branch die from the Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies four times from the Always Artichoke piece. Die-cut the smallest pine branch die two times from the same piece. Tip:  Use the Precision Base Plate when die-cutting, and use the Die Brush to help get the cardstock out of the die. When running them through the Big Shot, use the following sandwich (beginning from the bottom) - Big Shot Platform with the thin dies adapter, Precision Base Plate, cardstock, die, and Standard Cutting Pad.
  11. Die-cut two berry branches out of the Cherry Cobbler berry branches piece using the berry branches die. Use the Precision Base Plate with this, too.
  12. Die-cut a bow out of the Gold Glimmer piece using the smallest bow die.
  13. Attach the pine branches to the bottom of the window by putting glue from the Fine-Tip Glue Pen onto the back of the top third of the branches. The four larger pine branches are on the bottom (two each side), and the smaller pine branches are on the top (one on each side).
  14. Attach the berry branches to the outer part of the pine branches (one on each side) using the Fine-Tip Glue Pen. See the pictures for placement.
  15. Attach the three pine cones to the center of the pine branch swag using SNAIL Adhesive. Cover the back of the pine cones completely with the adhesive. See the pictures for placement.
  16. Attach the gold bow to the top of the pine cones using Mini Glue Dots. Attach three of the largest Cherry Cobbler circle enamel shapes from the Regals Enamel Shapes to the center of the bow.

I also decorated the inside. I embossed the top, right corner of a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock with the Pine Bough TIEF. Then, I stamped the "The light the shepherds..." stamp and the "Merry Christmas" stamp from the Star of Light Stamp Set below the embossed pine branches using the Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad.







Monday, December 19, 2016

Making Spirits Bright Christmas Card


I hate to have to tell you all this, but I won't be able to do any videos for a little while. My camera is having problems, so I won't be able to do them until I get it replaced. I really hate that this has happened, because I won't be able to do any more Projects of Christmas videos. 😢I will try and share a few cards this week, and I'll include written instructions as usual, though. I'll share today's Christmas card, and one more, and then do non-Christmas cards with new Occasions Catalog sets!

I'll be getting a smartphone soon, and I'll start doing my videos with it. Yes, I don't own a smartphone...just a regular cell phone! 😲 I know I'm not the only one, but I'm one of a very few, I'm sure! 😉 I should have it by the end of the year, and I'll start doing videos on a regular basis in 2017!

Today's card was made a few weeks ago, and just realized that I never posted it. It's a super quick card to make, and it uses non-traditional Christmas colors. It's so shimmery and bright in person!


Dimensions:
  • Sweet Sugarplum:  8-1/2" x 5-1/2" (card base)
  • Whisper White:  4" x 5-1/4" (base layer)
  • Fancy Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP):  4" x 2"
  • Sweet Sugarplum:  3" x 3" (scallop circle)
  • Whisper White:  2-3/4" x 2-3/4" (greeting circle)
  • 3/8" Glitter Ribbon Combo Pack:  6" (Sweet Sugarplum ribbon)
Instructions:
  1. Fold the Sweet Sugarplum card base piece in half.
  2. Stamp the bottom two-thirds of the Whisper White base layer multiple times with the snowflake stamp from the Tin of Tags Stamp Set using the Sweet Sugarplum Classic Stampin' Pad. Make sure to leave some space in-between them. Clean the stamp, and stamp the snowflake again using the Smoky Slake Classic Stampin' Pad. Make sure to stamp the gray snowflakes in-between the Sweet Sugarplum ones. They will overlap.
  3. Attach the snowflake-like dry embossed paper from the Fancy Frost Specialty DSP piece onto the top of the Whisper White base layer. Wrap the ribbon around the bottom of the DSP piece. Half of the ribbon should be over the DSP, and the other half over the stamped layer. Attach the ribbon ends to the back of the base layer using SNAIL Adhesive. Then, attach the whole thing to the front of the card base.
  4. Die-cut a circle from the smaller Whisper White piece using the second largest circle die from the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies (available again in January).
  5. Ink the snowflake stamp with Sweet Sugarplum ink, stamp it onto a scrap piece of paper, and then stamp it onto the center of the circle (stamping off technique). Stamp the "Making Spirits Bright" stamp over the snowflake using the Basic Gray Archival Stampin' Pad.
  6. Die-cut a scallop circle from the smaller Sweet Sugarplum piece using the third largest scallop circle die from the Layering Circles Framelits Dies. Attach the greeting circle to the scallop circle, and then attach it to the right side of the card using Stampin' Dimensionals. It should be placed over the ribbon (see picture).
  7. Get one of each color sequin from the Fancy Frost Sequins. Attach them to the card using Mini Glue Dots (see pictures for placement).







Sunday, December 18, 2016

CPC Recycled Calendar Envelopes & Note Cards


Today's Craft Project Central project is designed by Regina Andari.

Now that the year is coming to a close, you’ll soon be finished with your 2015 calendar.  This tutorial will demonstrate how to create a set of colorful envelopes from the calendar photos.  Instructions are also included for making a set of note cards that feature the same clean and simple design, but you’ll learn how to sort the envelopes so that similar and coordinating colors can be used to stamp the images on the cards.  Lastly, since you may wish to give your finished card set as a gift, this tutorial includes instructions for a gift box.


If you would like to see the complete project, and learn how to make it, you'll want to subscribe for the month of December. 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, December 16, 2016

CPC Letters and Textures & Shapes (Oh, My!)


Today's Craft Project Central project is designed by Buffy Cooper.

Keeping small children entertained during the cold winter months when they can’t go outside can be a challenge. With this tutorial, you’ll use the Stitched Shapes and Large Letters Framelits to create “puzzle letters” that your children can use to make words and play matching games. The Gift Box Punch Board box doubles as a container for the letters and can be another sorting game. Customize the box and tag with your child’s initial, and you have a fun gift for a snowy day.


If you would like to see the complete project, and learn how to make it, you'll want to subscribe for the month of December. 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, December 13, 2016

CPC Flourishing Phrases Cards & Memories Gift Set


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

The Cards and Memories Gift set is a great gift idea to bring for the Hostess of your next New Year’s Eve Party event, what a nice way to start the New Year than with a fresh new set of cards and a photo album to showcase your favorite moments. This is a very easy to reproduce project and great for your next Class or Workshop, you can also make one for a Birthday Gift or any other occasion. The Flourishing Phrases Cards and Memories Gift Set tutorial includes four cards of different occasions and one accordion style photo album all this packed in a beautiful keepsake box. In this tutorial you will learn how to build an easy keepsake box with a magnetic closure, how to make your own tassels and embellishments, how to quickly create a cute photo album and a set of cards.



If you would like to see the complete project, and learn how to make it, you'll want to subscribe for the month of December. 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, December 12, 2016

Christmas Joy Card


Happy Monday! Today, I'm sharing the card I made for this month's Creating Pretty Cards Sketch #66 at Craft Project Central. I used the Stitched with Cheer Stamp Set and the Warmth & Cheer Designer Series Paper (DSP) Stack. It's a little hard to see in the pictures, but I also used the Metallic Enamel Shapes.

Don't forget! Whenever you play along with the Creating Pretty Card Sketch, you could win a FREE month subscription to Craft Project Central! Click Here to find out how!


Card Dimensions:
  • Cherry Cobbler:  8-1/2" x 5-1/2" (card base)
  • Basic Black:  3-3/4" x 5-1/2" (DSP mat)
  • Warmth & Cheer DSP:  3-1/2" x 5-1/2" (Crumb Cake/Basic Black ornament paper)
  • Delightful Dijon:  2-3/4" x 3/4" (star layer)
  • Cherry Cobbler:  2" x 1/2" (heart layer)
  • Crumb Cake:  1-3/4" x 1/2" (stamped sweater layer)
  • Whisper White:  3-1/8" x 5/8" (tree washi tape)
  • Whisper White:  2-7/8" x 1/2" (Cherry Cobbler sweater washi tape layer)
  • Whisper White:  2-3/8" x 3/8" (Garden Green washi tape layer)
  • Whisper White:  3-1/4" x 1" (greeting banner)
  • 5/8" Burlap Ribbon:  4-1/2"
Card Instructions:
  1. Fold the large Cherry Cobbler piece in half to form the card base.
  2. Attach the Crumb Cake/Basic Black ornament paper from the Warmth & Cheer DSP Stack across the center of the Basic Black piece. Then, attach them across the center of the card base front.
  3. Attach the 5/8" Burlap Ribbon onto the bottom part of the DSP layer vertically. It should be centered in-between the left and right edges of the DSP.
  4. Attach the tree washi tape from the Warmth & Cheer Designer Washi Tape across the 3-1/8" x 5/8" piece of Whisper White, wrapping the ends of the tape to the back.
  5. Attach the Cherry Cobbler sweater washi tape across the 2-7/8" x 1/2" piece of Whisper White, wrapping the ends of the tape to the back.
  6. Stamp both star stamps from the Stitched with Cheer Stamp Set across the Delightful Dijon piece using the Delightful Dijon Classic Stampin' Pad.
  7. Attach the Garden Green washi tape across the 2-3/8" x 3/8" piece of Whisper White, wrapping the ends of the tape to the back.
  8. Stamp the heart stamp across the small Cherry Cobbler piece using the Tuxedo Black Memento Pad.
  9. Stamp the diamond-design strip of the sweater strip stamp across the Crumb Cake piece using the Garden Green Classic Stampin' Pad.
  10. Attach all of the layers in Steps 4-9 to the card, over the ribbon, using Stampin' Dimensionals (see pictures for placement). Make sure the ribbon still shows above and below the strips.
  11. Stamp the "Christmas Joy" stamp onto the last piece of Whisper White using the Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin' Pad. Die-cut the banner out using the curved, single banner die from the Bunch of Banners Framelits Dies. Attach it across the top of the ribbon using Stampin' Dimensionals.







Saturday, December 10, 2016

My CPC One Sheet Mini Scrapbook & Gift Bag


Today's Craft Project Central project is designed by ME! I hope you like it!

This little scrapbook is perfect when you have some pictures to share with a loved one, and you want to put them together as an extra special gift. The base of this mini scrapbook is made from one sheet of cardstock, and features the Swirly Bird Bundle. There are 12 pages to put pictures on, with three inner decorated sections. This gift is finished off with a coordinating gift bag that’s made with one sheet of Moroccan Designer Series Paper.


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