Month: December 2017

Craft Project Central December Project #4


December 17, 2017 

I love how the sunflower can be any color with the Painted Harvest Stamp Set!

Here is a a Craft Project Central project created by Joanne Mulligan


Painted Harvest Dry Erase Board!  

If you’re always trying to get organized this dry erase board just might be the answer!  This project features the versatile Painted Harvest Stamp Set and includes a little ribbon to keep the marker within easy reach.  The tutorial also includes a matching birthday card with a stamped envelope making this project a perfect gift for someone special.  The insert can be customized to your home colors or with the changing seasons, making this not only an organizational tool, but cute home décor.  This project is perfect for any level crafter and would make an excellent product based class.

Head over to Craft Project Central to see all of December’s projects!

Sale-a-Bration Sneak Peek- Epic Celebrations

December 15, 2017

A card swap I participate in picked Sale-a-Bration freebies for the focus this month.
I was super excited to get out my new toys and play.
One stamp set that caught my eye was Epic Celebrations- a great stamp to use for teens:)

I thought the color block design really showed off the images with some fun bright colors! The guitar image is stamped on a piece of 1-7/8″ x 5″ Bermuda Bay cardstock and the headphones and the sneakers images are stamped on Lemon Lime Twist and Berry Burst cardstock,  both cut to  1-7/8″ x 2-1/2″.  *Keep these measurements on hand;) I set the color block pattern on a 4″ x 5-1/4″ Whisper White cardstock on a black card base.  I used a 1-1/4″ circle punch for the sentiment and bordered it with a 1-1/2″ black circle. A little color decorates the inside.

I used my Number of Years stamp set with the Large Numbers Framelits, too.

Sale-a-bration begins on January 3 and for every $50 you spend, you get to choose from a number of fun new stamps, embellishments, and more. This year, you even get to pick an exclusive stamp set or a set of thinlits for a $100 purchase. 

Thanks for buzzing by, friends…

Craft Project Central December Project #3

December 12, 2017

It’s my turn to share at Craft Project Central

Climbing Orchid Ensemble!  

Using the Climbing Orchid Bundle and the Color Theory Designer Series Paper, you will be making three cards with versatile sentiments like thinking of you, hello, and Enjoy today to be used for sympathy, birthday, wedding, or keeping in touch. You will box up your ensemble in a decorated acetate card box. The layout of the cards allows for an economical use of the Designer Series Paper and a replicable design to make more cards with other stamp sets.


Don’t forget to play along with the Creating Pretty Cards Challenge # 78.

You could win a free month’s tutorial of your choice!


SU Merry Cafe Candle with Gift Card

December 8, 2017

I made up some little Christmas gifts this weekend using the SU Merry Cafe stamp set and the Coffee Cup Framelits. I was inspired by Christine Miller’s holder that I tweaked a teensy bit putting together.

Start with a 2-3/4″ x 11″ piece of cardstock.  On the 11″ side, score at 1/2″, 3-1/4″, 3-3/4″, and 6-1/2″. On the 1/2″ section, place Tear & Tape. In the next section, die cut or punch a circle to fit whatever size candle etc. you want to place in the holder.

Next, on a 2-1/2″ x 9-1/4″ piece of cardstock, score at 1/2″ on the 2-1/2″ side. On the 9-1/4″ side, score at 1/2″, 3-1/4″, 6″ and 8-3/4″.  Snip each of the 1/2″ sections on the long side into angles as shown below. Place Tear & Tape on the two 1/2″ x 2″ sections on each end and the middle section.

Flip over the cardstock and place Tear & Tape on the other two sections as shown below.

On the piece of cardstock with the circle cut out, place a 2-1/2″ x 3-3/4″ piece of Coffee Break DSP. Fold up and adhere the 1/2″ section with the Tear & Tape to the DSP covered panel as shown below.

Adhere the other piece of cardstock to the cardstock above as shown below.

Here is another pic that shows it adhered on the bottom. Remove the other pieces of Tear & Tape from the other flaps and slip into the sides of the bottom.

Next, attach the last two flaps behind the tall side of the box as shown below.

Adhere three 2-1/2″ x 1-3/4″ pieces of Coffee Break DSP to the sides of the box as shown below.

Stamp the sentiment for the gift card tag and adhere to the gift card. I used a 2-1/2″ circle punch for the Real Red, a 2-1/4″ circle punch for the Early Espresso, and a 2″ circle punch for the Whisper White circle.

I used some Garden Green patterned paper from the Be Merry DSP for the coffee cup tag. I adhered the DSP to a white cup base to make it sturdier. I placed the candle holder into a cello bag and closed with some burlap twine.

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Craft Project Central December Project # 2


December 7, 2017

Next up for Craft Project Central is …

  Buffy Cooper

You’ve Been Tagged! 

How many times have you needed a gift tag or a bookmark or a quick embellishment for a card? Here’s your answer! With this tutorial, you’ll use the Oh So Eclectic Bundle and Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper to create a box full of tags – twelve, to be exact. You can add the tags to a gift box or bag, a card, a bottle of your favorite libation, or even use a tag as bookmark for those people who still read “real” books. 

This would make a fun stamp camp or product-based class.