Month: January 2017

Craft Project Central Sealed with Love Trio

January 29, 2017

The Bonus Project for Craft Project Central’s January 2017 Issue


Sealed With Love Valentine Trio –January Bonus Project!*   Christy Fulk 

It’s hard to believe, but it’s time to start making your Valentine gift bags and cards! This tutorial features a Miniature Candy Bar Pop-Up Drawer Box, a Skinny Mini Treat Bag, and a Double-Z Valentine Card. The treat box and bag can be made in no time, and the Valentine card is extra special for your special Valentine! The trio features the Sending Love Suite in the Occasions Catalog. This would also make a great Valentine class.

*Bonus projects can be obtained by subscribing to any of the three, six or 12 month subscription packages. 

SU Lift Me Up with Cupcakes and Carousels DSP

January 28, 2017

Have you checked out the Cupcakes and Carousels Designer Series Paper Stack in the new Occasions catalog?


It is so pretty !!!!!!!

This paper not only works beautifully with the Carousel Birthday stamp set but also with the Lift Me Up Stamp Set as you can see with this clean and simple card:


and a little fun on the inside, too!


Did you know the Up and Away Thinlits and the stamps from the Lift Me Up Bundle
also coordinate with the Birthday Carousel stamp set?

Look the smallest cloud with swirlies on it and the hot air balloon basket in the lower right corner of the Lift Me Up stamp set – they can be stamped and die cut to be cupcakes on the ferris wheel in the Birthday Carousel stamp set!

Lift Me Up Stamp Set:



Carousel Birthday Stamp Set:


You can also stamp the ferris wheel and cut out the baskets with the die
from the Up & Away Thinlits
so you can have two kinds of cupcake wrappers-
one from the Birthday Carousel Stamp Set and one from the Lift Me Up Stamp Set.

Up & Away Thinlits:


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Craft Project Central Shaker Card Galore with Gift Box

January 24, 2017

Another Craft Project Central Gift Card Box!


Shaker Card Galore with Gift Box!   Created by  Monika Davis 

Who doesn’t need greeting cards? Make this elegant and fun greeting card set and impress your friends or family members. Add a wow! element and shake things up a little bit! You will make three different shaker cards and learn how easy it is to turn any card into shakers. You should have everything you need already in your craft room. The card set has a coordinating box that could hold the envelopes and maybe a pen too. The box can be refilled later or used for storing paper goods.

SU High Tide

January 23, 2017

The new SU High Tide stamp set will make you feel like an artist when you are finished making a card. It is so EASY to create a scene with the sand, grass, lighthouse, birds, and water! The shadow on the lighthouse really finishes the scene…


In retrospect, I used Basic Gray for the shadow which I think was a good idea but I carried it through on the birds on the land and in the sky but next time, I think I may use black for both of the birds. What do you think?

A little insight into this card…

As we were watching our Steelers go down the drain last night, my mind wandered off to the Freshly Made Sketch Challenge # 271.  So I inconspicuously excused myself to make this card.


I was thinking of how the light could be captured inside the design element in the sketch. Then my search for a sentiment…YOU LIGHT UP MY LIFE…came from the Jar of Love stamp set. There is also one in the Annual catalog’s Hostess Set No Pun Intended.

Look at the neat images you can use to paint your landscape…


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SU Special Reason in Yellow and Blue

January 22, 2017

I just love the new SU Special Reason stamp set, you may remember this card a few posts back:


For more info you can see the card HERE.

I decided to try out some fresh, bright colors on this card. I am happy the stamps transition well with different palettes of color. It really is a great stamp set with versatile framelits, too. Notice the leaf die cuts on the first card are smaller and the leaves on bright card are larger. These leaves can easily work with other stamp and framelits you may already have. Have you ever got a set and just needed another type of leaf? I know I will be using this set a lot on its own and with other sets.


I even added a wooden element to the card when I saw the Natural Elements theme challenge at the Stamp Ink Paper Challenge #82.


Thanks for the inspiration SIP:)

I LOVE the wood with the bright colors and flowers!


What about you? Which one is more your style?

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