Monday, July 27, 2015

Faux Etched Glass Butterflies by Buffy Cooper

Faux Etched Glass Butterflies! – Buffy Cooper

Nothing says warm weather like fluttering butterflies, and these delicate and beautiful “faux etched glass” butterflies will live forever. With just a few Stampin’ Up! products and this simple “Faux Glass Etching” technique, you’ll have enough faux glass butterflies for two home d├ęcor projects and an all-occasion card to send to a friend. This would make a fun class or stamp camp project, as well.
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Saturday, July 25, 2015

Birthday in the Barnyard by Sue Plote

Birthday in the Barnyard!  – Sue Plote

This Birthday in the Barnyard party set is perfect for the birthday celebration of your darling little girl.  This set features the Barnyard Babies Stamp Set... with the support of sentiments from the Something to Say and A Dozen Thoughts Stamp Sets.  Also highlighted are Farmers Market Designer Series Paper and Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper Stack…in combination with bright, fun Calypso Coral, Bermuda Bay and Crushed Curry Cardstock.  Gold Metallic Doilies and Gold Embossing provide a lovely bit of sparkle to this ensemble, and baker’s twine provides just the right amount of country feel.  This party set includes a 3-1/2” x 5” party invitation, a barn shaped thank you party favor, a cupcake pick, a milk bottle medallion and a party banner.  And…there’s a bonus!  This set is also incredibly versatile in that, with a small color change it would be a fabulous foundation for the birthday celebration of any handsome little guy.  And there’s more…a simple sentiment switch on a couple of the pieces would easily convert this party set to the perfect background for a baby shower…for a boy or a girl!
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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

House of Cardstock!

What can you do with simple Whisper White Cardstock, a Bone Folder, a cutting blade and some Stampin’ Dimensionals?  The truth is, you can make a whole lot!!!!  Sometimes we begin to believe that we need a ton of supplies and shiny new products to make something special.  My July project for Craft Project Central is here to show you that with the simplest of supplies you can make an incredibly special gift for yourself or a friend!  This House Of Cardstock project will walk you through the steps for making a replica of your home, or the home of a friend or loved one, out of Whisper White Cardstock!  Whata great way to turn your simple supplies into a wonderful gift!!!  The beauty is that the supplies are right there in your own home, just waiting for you to begin!
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Saturday, July 18, 2015

Swallowtail Card Set & Box by Amanda Corbet

Swallowtail Card Set & Box! – Amanda Corbet
Explore different ways to use the large and magnificent Swallowtail stamp in the card box and set of six cards. This project uses six different methods for accenting the beauty of this butterfly each with a unique card design. The coordinating butterfly box is a great way to present these cards as a gift with matching envelopes. This would make a great hostess gift or class project!  Get full step-by-step instructions by heading over to Craft Project Central and subscribing to the month of July!

Friday, July 17, 2015

Perfect Pennants Make A Wish Birthday Card

Today's Lesson From The Craft Room:  Let Clean Up Time Do Your Creating For You!
I had purchased a number of new foam ink pads to replace some old fabric ink pads that I had.  When it came time to unwrap them, I decided it would be smart to just test them out.  So I grabbed a stamp from the Flower Patch stamp set and a piece of Whisper White card stock and I used the stamp to test out each of the ink pads.  I ended up with quite the festive background in an assortment of colors that I would have likely never put together had I not let my clean up time in the craft room do my creating for me!  How can you let clean up time do your creating for you?

Thursday, July 16, 2015

English Garden Card Box by Laurie Zoellmer

English Garden Card Box! by  Laurie Zoellmer

This beautiful card box is easy to assemble and sure to impress!  You can easily change up the colors and papers it to suit anyone!  This box will hold four decorated handmade cards and envelopes.  What a great gift idea for birthdays, hostesses, and teacher gifts or even to sell at Craft Shows! Once you start making these card boxes, you’ll want to make them for everyone on your gift list!  Head on over to Craft Project Central and subscribe to the month of July!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Kissed Background Thank You Card

Today's Lesson From The Craft Room:  Let doubt, anxiety, and worry melt away...into play! - Marney K. Makridakis
Duck, duck, goose.  Telephone.  Hopscotch.  Jacks.  Hide and Seek.  Kick ball.  These are some of the ways I played as a child.  Not to mention the hours spent making up imaginary stories and creating all kinds of crafts!  I realize now that part of why I craft and make art is because it allows me to play (when I send the inner critic away somewhere!).  In play, I find that my doubts, anxiety and worry do melt away.  I focus on what is in front of me and I enjoy exploring.  I am excited about the unknown.  I try new things.  When was the last time you played????
Today I am sharing a card I created while playing.  I made the background by kissing an inked up embossing folder with an inked up stamp!  I guess I could say that kissing is a new form of play :)