October 6, 2017
My favorite Christmas cards are ones with a nativity that remind of us of the birth of Jesus. This beautiful SU bundle called Night in Bethlehem conveys just that sentiment. Mary and Joseph traveling to find a place while shepherds see the sign in the sky announcing the coming savior.
Simple and detailed thinlits create a gorgeous background with the blessed couple stamped and die cut. They are popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals. A beautiful Silver Foil star is also popped up in the sky. The inside show a wonderful sentiment and a shepherd gazing at the star announcing the birth of our Savior.
Getting ready to celebrate my daughter’s wedding weekend…pics to follow soon!
October 3, 2017
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 provide a free Sketch Mini Tutorial with information about how the inspiration card was created using the sketch, the supplies used, and the basic measurements!! And, that’s not all…
For every ten cards submitted, CPC will randomly pick a winner(s) who will get to select a complete tutorial from a month of their choice! Head over to Craft Project Central to learn more and submit your creation!!
Here is the sketch for:
Creating Pretty Cards – Card Sketch #76!
Designed by Regina Andari
Here is Regina’s card using the sketch:
October 1, 2017
The Craft Project Central October Issue has opened!
Craft Project Central is your one-stop shop for great projects showcasing Stampin’ Up! products -from stamping to scrapbooking, home decor, jewelry, and more! Whether you’re a new or seasoned Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, or an avid crafter looking for fun crafting ideas, Craft Project Central offers ideas for workshops, classes, clubs and just plain fun crafting!What makes Craft Project Central different? Each month you subscribe to will give you access to great projects with detailed, full-color, step-by-step instructions. Projects are easy to duplicate, are practical, and functional projects that you will have fun making and be able to use yourself or give as gifts!
We also have a fun bonus project each month. To receive access to the bonus projects subscribe to one of our 3, 6, or 12 month discounted packages!
The first designer up is Christy Fulk.
Pick a Pumpkin Card Box Set!
Do you need some Autumn cards or a fall-themed, handmade gift idea? If you answered yes, this project is for you! This project includes a box with a flap lid that holds six cards with six envelopes. It also includes three Autumn card designs…birthday, thank you, and friend. Make two of each to fill the box. This would also make a great card class!
September 27, 2017
Doesn’t this card remind you of a scene from Dicken’s A Christmas Carol?
Or my favorite rendition of the Dicken’s classic…The Muppet Christmas Carol!!
A few months ago my friend, Julie Ross, sent me a card using the Sweetheart Textured Impressions Embossing Folder as a cobblestone ground base for the Bike Ride stamp set. I thought it was genius! I decided to use it as a cobblestone walkway to create a Christmas scene with the SU Brightly Lit Stamp Set above. Paired with the Softly Falling TIEF, the Brightly Lit Bundle creates a beautiful nostalgic Dickens kind of Christmas Scene. The middle lamp light and the banner are popped up giving the card even more texture and dimension:)
Here is Julie’s fun card using the SU Bike Ride Bundle:
September 22, 2017
I was intrigued with the SU Seasonal Lantern when I first saw it in the Holiday Catalog. I just got it and had so much fun putting together a fall themed card great for Thanksgiving time that will be here before we know it!
I am sharing it with the crew over at The Paper Players for
LeAnne’s Harvest Theme Challenge # 362.
I used the gorgeous Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper to create a cool fall feeling to the card but the splash of Lemon Lime Twist really brightens up the card. I love to design a card around the colors palette in the paper- makes designing so much easier. I played around with adding in some copper and gold foil but in the end, I went with just cardstock. I cut the Very Vanilla embossed panel to be 3″ x 5-1/2″ with a border of Early Espresso that is 3-1/4″ x 5-1/2″. I think the embossed panel is a great background for the lantern to sit upon, don’t you?
I can’t wait to make some Christmas lanterns…