Month: April 2016

BONUS Project for April 2016 Craft Project Central

April 30, 2016

What? A bonus project from Craft Project Central?

Yep, Craft Project Central has a bonus project for April, too!

Christy Fulk is helping us bring back birthdays!

You can get this bonus by:

  *posting our blinkie on your blog, or *subscribing to two or more months in a row, or *referring your friends and when they subscribe, let us know!

#imbringingbirthdaysback Fancy Fold Cards & Treat Box SP

Do you want to join Stampin’ Up!’s #imbringingbirthdaysback movement by sending more birthday cards? This project ensemble will help you get started! Included in this tutorial are two, fancy fold birthday cards and one balloon treat box. The projects feature the Balloon Builders Stamp Set and the It’s My Birthday Designer Series Paper Stack. The tutorial also includes four different animal balloons made with the stamp set. This would also make a great #imbringingbirthdaysback class!

Subscribe to all of April’s projects at Craft Project Central for only $10.

The Creating Pretty Cards Monthly Card Challenge ends today, April 30- got anything up your sleeve that you can share with us?


April 2016 Craft Project Central #10

April 27, 2016

Rounding out the line-up for Craft Project Central for April is Michelle Wecksler.

Farmers Market Easel Card Gift Set SP

It’s time for Spring and time for digging in the dirt in the garden! This Farmer’s Market Easel Card Gift Set is a wonderful way to share a gift from the garden with someone special. In this tutorial you will learn to make a wonderful easel card with a drawer that can be decorated in so many different ways for different occasions. The set also includes a stamped muslin bag for storing seeds and a beautiful gift tag for gift giving. You will also learn how to make the images stamped on muslin bags burst with color! This set would be perfect for a stamp camp or as a special gift for Spring!

Visit Craft Project Central to get all of April’s projects for $10!

You can still play along with the Creating Pretty Cards challenge, too!


SU Something for Baby

April 26, 2016

A friend needed a baby card so I made up a quick one…no one knows if it is a boy or girl so yellow was a good choice! I was not sure if the scallops were too girly so I gave her a choice of plain arm and leg openings:) I think the Expressions Natural Elements (Congrats) were a great embellishment in this year’s annual catalog. Don’t forget to pick some up if you missed them as they are retiring!

I used some paper from the Cherry of Top DSP Pack- doesn’t it look like water?

SU Something for Baby Yellow Onesie

This fun onesie was so easy to make!

You just fold a 4 1/4″ x 11″ portrait card in half and punch half of a 1 3/8″ circle on the fold to create a head opening. Here is a sample, however the photo is out of order!


You do the same for the leg holes but place the punch at each bottom corner like this:


To make the body, place a ruler horizontally across the card 1 1/4″ from the top fold (below the head hole) and draw a line lightly with a pencil in 1″ on both sides. From the middle points of each line, draw a line down to the top of each leg hole. Cut along the lines to make it  the shape of a onesie.


To make the trim on the collar and leg holes, punch out a 1 3/8″ circle then punch around the hole you created in the paper with a 1 3/4″  scallop or circle punch.


Place the trim around the head and leg openings and trim off the excess.

*Thanks to Becky Jensen for her tutorial.

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April 2016 Craft Project Central #9

April 24, 2016

Yapha Mason has another fun April submission

for Craft Project Central. 

Star Album SP

This star-shaped scrapbook is as much fun to use as it is to create! It is lovely to display when it is open and easy and easy to store when closed. This version, created with the Sweet Li’l Thing Designer Series Paper makes a wonderful baby scrapbook. If you change the paper it can also be a great scrapbook for Mother’s Day, birthdays, weddings, and many other special occasions. It is perfect for a class or a club project, or just a fun afternoon scrapping with friends.  This project includes instructions for a coordinating card,too.

You can subscribe to April 2016 Craft Project Central HERE.

Play along with the Creating Pretty Cards Monthly Challenge HERE.


Here is what I submitted for the sketch:


SU Grateful Bunch CPC

April 2016 Craft Project Central #8

April 21, 2016

You had me at Quick and Easy…

Cindy Schuster has created a Party ensemble for

April 2016 Craft Project Central this month.

Quick & Easty Party Treat Mini Bags SP

Have a birthday, baby shower or graduation party coming up soon? How about making these quick and easy mini bags for the perfect party treat? With the Gift Bag Punch Board and a little modification of the scoring, you can have 18 or more of these done in no time! You can use any color combination, Designer Series Paper and greeting with these as well!

You can get all Cindy’s instructions plus all the others for April at Craft Project Central for $10.