Sunday, September 17, 2017

Colorful Seasons Card Set & Gift Box - Craft Project Central

Hello! It's time for another fun project at Craft Project Central.

The Colorful Seasons Card Set & Gift Box tutorial is designed by Monica Davis.



Is your craft room getting full of too many stamp and die sets? Do you find you don’t get enough use out of your products? Here is a card set using the same stamp and die sets, paired with different techniques. The cards can be easily reproduced to make a number of sets. The coordinating box is also very easy to make and can be reused as a small gift bag. This is a fun card set showcasing the beautiful images of Colorful Seasons Stamp Set, the coordinating Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies and the sets versatility.

To get the instructions to Monica's project plus others for the month of September, get your subscription at Craft Project Central.

Have a great day!

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Painted Harvest Wreath: Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

Hello! Welcome to the Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog hop. There are 20 of us from around the world so be sure to follow along to see everyone's projects. You should have just come from Holly's blog.

For our blog hop this month we are featuring the Painted Harvest Bundle. I'm not really sure how we have made it to September and fall things. I feel like it was just spring, I blinked and now here we are in September. Since I still don't want to let summer go, I chose to make a fun green wreath with the bundle. I guess you could say I was inspired by ferns. I feel like the leaves have a fern-ish look to them. Maybe? I don't know, they look like some kind of summer plant.


So I got busy stamping about 20 leaves with Lemon Lime Twist and Old Olive inks. The leaf punch made cutting these out a breeze! Once I was done with the wreath leaves, I used the same leaf stamp to make a flower. I stamped the more solid color stamp with Powder Pink ink and then using my aqua painter and some Berry Burst ink, blended the petals a bit.



I punched the leaf (flower) with the leaf punch, then I cut off the ends and glued them all together with glue dots. The center of the flower is actually the bottom part of the acorn stamp. I stamped that in Berry Burst and added a gold faceted gem to the middle.


Before added the flower to the wreath, I wrapped some Jute twine behind it. The center portion of the card was layered on a piece of the Painted Autumn DSP. I finished off the card with the sentiment, Iridescent sequins and some Gold Mini sequin trim.

I hope you enjoyed today's summery card! :)

Next up is Jessica Winter. Click below to check out her amazing projects!


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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Bike Ride Notecard Set - Craft Project Central

Hello! I am super excited to share the fun project I created for Craft Project Central this month! I fell in love with the cute Bike Ride set and wanted to showcase in a fun way.



Create a fun and whimsical notecard gift set using the Bike Ride Bundle. You will learn how to create four unique notecards using the Bike Ride Stamp Set. You will also learn other ways to use the Striped Treat Bags. This fun set is sure to brighten anyone’s day!


Want to win a free subscription for all of the projects on the site this month??? Head on over to Craft Project Central and leave a comment on my project by September 22 (Feel free to leave comments on the other great projects as well). I will pick a winner from the comments on my project to receive a free subscription. (Only comments from readers on the CPC website will qualify for the free subscription).

To get the instructions to this project plus others for the month of September, get your subscription at Craft Project Central.

Have a great day!

Monday, September 11, 2017

Merry Patterns Holiday Class

Happy Monday! I am still not ready for the fall even though this morning it felt very fall like and I am certainly not ready for Christmas. BUT today I am going to share my Holiday Card Class. It's never to early to get started on your Christmas cards. This class features the Merry Patterns hostess stamp set. This set can be earned for FREE by hosting a $300 workshop. Gather all of your friends for a party so you have this set yourself.


Details: In this class you will make 6 Christmas cards (2 each of 3 designs) using the Merry Patterns hostess set, Be Merry DSP and Coffee Break DSP.

Date: October 5, 2017 7:00
Location: Frenchtown, NJ

Cost: $25

RSVP: September 25, 2017

Contact me to sign up or for more information on hosting your own workshop.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Painted Harvest Home Décor! - Craft Project Central

Hello! It's time for another fun project at Craft Project Central.

The Painted Harvest Home Decor tutorial is designed by Buffy Cooper.



Fall is here, and Stampin’ Up!® has some amazing products to help you create beautiful autumn cards, home décor items, gift packaging and more. In this tutorial, you’ll create a beautiful home décor piece using the Painted Harvest and Gourd Goodness Stamp Sets from the 2017 Stampin’ Up!® Holiday Catalog. You’ll also learn how to create a simple water colored background and discover a new way to use household products with Embossing Paste. This set would make a perfect housewarming or hostess gift, and would be a fun stamp camp project as well.

To get the instructions to Buffy's project plus others for the month of September, get your subscription at Craft Project Central.

Have a great day!

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Back to School Pencil Tags

Hello! It's Tuesday and it's my son's first day of Kindergarten! Where has the time gone?? I feel like it was just yesterday that I was dropping him off to daycare. He has been at the same daycare for the past 5 years and that time has gone by in a flash! His last day at daycare was on Friday and he brought his 2 teachers a little gift. Of course I had to dress up the gift! :) If I had more time, I would have done something a little more elaborate but I thought these pencil tags turned out cute.


Mercedes Weber made little pencil boxes using the Home Sweet Home bundle so I just used her idea with a couple of tweaks and made it a tag instead. How cute!! I found it was best to use the die as a guide to help you glue on all of the cardstock first (Powder Pink, Dazzling Diamond glimmer paper, Sahara Sand and Black). Then once all of your cardstock is stamped (Crushed Curry) and glued you will then run it through the big shot several times.


After you run it through the big shot you will need to cut off the excess cardstock. But since you already had all the cardstock glued your pencil tag is just about complete. I used the Labeler Alphabet to add his teachers name to the tag.


I added the tag to the Striped Treat bags (which held a card and a gift card) with one of the Eclectic Shaped paper clips which had a Basic Black Baker's twine bow. These paper clips are so cute! I really need to use them more.

And now here is my little man ready for his first day!

Have a great day!!


Sunday, September 3, 2017

Creating Pretty Cards – Card Sketch #75! - Craft Project Central

Hello stampers! Today I'm sharing a great sketch for this month's card challenge. This month's sketch is designed by Michelle Wecksler.



Each month in addition to the great 3D projects that Craft Project Central has for you, they also host a monthly card challenge – Creating Pretty Cards!! To help you recreate the sketch each month, they also provide a free Sketch Mini Tutorial! This mini tutorial has information about how the inspiration card (using the sketch) was created, supplies used, and basic measurements!!  For every ten cards submitted, they’ll pick one winner of a free one month subscription! The winner(s) will get to select the month of their choice! Head over to Craft Project Central to learn more and submit your creation!!

I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with this month. I'll be sharing my card soon!

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, September 1, 2017

Coffee Break Gift Ensemble - Craft Project Central

Happy First of September! Where has the time gone?? This year is flying by! But I'll be sharing some fun posts during the month of September. I've been invited back as a guest designer for Craft Project Central so you'll get to see all of the fun tutorials that will be posted this month.

First up is a Coffee Break Gift Ensemble tutorial by Liz Miller.



Some people firmly believe that coffee is life and whether that's you or not, you certainly know someone who feels that way.  With this tutorial, create a gift that evokes a feeling that is about catching up with good friends or just starting your day off right featuring the Coffee Café Stamp Set.  This would make a quick and easy class project or hostess gift!  Make one to gift to a friend or keep it just for yourself.  So, go and grab a cup of coffee (or water if that's your thing), and start creating.

To get the instructions to Liz's project plus others for the month of September, get your subscription at Craft Project Central.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Merry Patterns New Promotion: Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

Hello Welcome to the Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog hop. There are 20 of us from around the world so be sure to follow along to see everyone's projects. You should have just come from Holly's blog. She has a fun project this week!


Today I'm excited to share a brand new promotion starting September 1st! If you've ever thought of hosing your own party, now is the time with Stampin' Up!'s Merry Patterns Host Promotion. If you host a party with $300 in sales by October 31st, you'll earn the FREE Merry Patterns Stamp Set. This is a great time to earn some free goodies and get a good start on your holiday cards. Contact me to get your workshop booked!

Details:
  • Promotion period: September 1–October 31
  • The Merry Patterns Stamp Set is exclusive to the host promotion and will not be available after October 31
  • In order to qualify, the event merchandise total must reach $300 USD/$375 CAD (before shipping and handling)
  • There is no limit to the number of times the Merry Patterns Stamp Set may be earned, but only one set can be redeemed per qualifying order
  • Demonstrator, Customer, Workshop, and online orders qualify
  • Orders must be closed by 11:50 PM (MT) on October 31
  • The Merry Patterns Stamp Set is in addition to Stampin’ Rewards
  • The Merry Patterns Stamp Set may not be exchanged for another stamp set

Let's get on to the samples!



My first card is for the person who loves to fussy cut! When I saw the candles, I knew that I wanted to use different DSP for each candle. I used the Be Merry DSP from the annual catalog. I just stamped the candle on each of the different pieces of DSP and cut them out. I stamped the candle image on a Crumb Cake circle and then glued all of the DSP to the candle. The flames were colored with a white and Daffodil Delight watercolor pencil.


I stamped "season" onto DSP as well and cut that out. I told you this card was for the fussy cutting person! :)  I layered all of these elements onto the red striped piece of DSP and finished off the card with Black rhinestones.


For my next project I decided to use the Mini treat bag framelit to make a gift card holder. I used the green tree DSP piece for the mini treat bag. To decorate the bag, I stamped the super cute sweater reindeer in Chocolate Chip ink onto Crumb Cake. I made him fancy by giving him a red tinsel bow. I added another piece of DSP to the front along with a strip of Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper and the sentiment stamped on Lemon Lime twist cardstock. I also added a few Iridescent sequins.


Inside the treat bag is a piece of white cardstock that I decorated and added a gift card to. Does this Starbucks gift card match perfectly or what?? I stamped "tis the season" in Chocolate Chip ink and then stamped the inside of "season" with Real Red ink. This is the great thing about photopolymer stamps, you can easily see when you are lining them up to stamp inside another image. I added a strip of the red stripe DSP to the bottom of the card. And then I used two hearts from the Corrugated Elements that I glued to the front and back to help pull out the white cardstock from the treat bag.

I hope you enjoyed today's projects. Be sure to contact me to get your workshop on my calendar so you can earn this stamp set for yourself!

Next up is Jessica Winter. Click below to check out the fabulous project she created this week!


  • Here is the link list of the full Artisan Design team for you to browse:






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