Monday, May 30, 2016

It's an Art Party!


You’ll color the world of your little (or big!) special someone with this quick and easy art party project.   Featuring the Over the Rainbow Stamp Set, lots of squares and a rainbow of colors, this project includes everything you’ll need for a party of six including invitations with envelopes, envelope wraps and name tags; gift bags with tags; drinking straw decorations; cupcake picks and a banner!  If you love to cut and stamp…this project is for you!  So…grab your trimmer and inks…and before you know it you’ll be hosting a bright and fun art themed party…and with a lot less work than you might think!
This project was made by Sue Plote, and it's the Bonus project for the month of May. Bonus projects can be obtained by subscribing to two or more months in a row, putting the Craft Project Central badge on your blog, or by referring a friend and when they subscribe, letting us know.
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Julie B  

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Butterfly Pizza Box Card Set!

This card box set has a mini “pizza” box to hold the cards in, and the box is decorated with a pretty butterfly belly band. The box holds a total of six, 4” x 4” cards and coordinating envelopes. This tutorial includes the instructions on how to make the mini “pizza” box, three different card designs (two are made of each), and the envelopes for the 4” x 4” cards. The set features the Garden in Bloom Stamp Set and English Garden Designer Series Paper. This would make a great card class, too.

This fun project was made by Christy Fulk, and you can get her tutorial when you subscribe to the month of May over at Craft Project Central.

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Julie B

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Circle Card Thinlit Mini Album Ensemble!

Explore using the Circle Card Thinlit die in a new way and be mesmerized watching this mini album flip open as you pull the page and enjoy each new photo and surprise. This sweet little mini album is the perfect place to share photos from a short trip or as a brag book! This album holds up to 16 photos and even includes pockets to keep memorabilia such as tickets or trinkets with your memories! Give this as a gift with the coordinating box and card. This would make a wonderful class project or hostess gift!

This super cute project was made by Amanda Corbet and you can get her tutorial when you subscribe to the month of May over at Craft Project Central.

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Julie B

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Sweet Sunburst Cards & Gift Set!

Summer is approaching and what a way to surprise someone with a special gift! In this tutorial you’ll learn how to make a fun and fabulous Portfolio Case to hold four fantastic cards! Using the Sunburst Thinlits Die and the Sunburst Sayings Stamp Set, you’ll make these perfectly pieced cards – fun and addicting to make! And of course, while making or sending cards, everyone deserves a little treat! So you’ll also learn how to make a cute and quick wrap for the coordinating Tag a Bag Gift Box.

This project was made by ME!! And you can get the tutorial when you subscribe to the month of May over at Craft Project Central.

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Julie B 

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Card Candy Flip Book!

Create a flip book, complete with elements that flip and open, with card candy that the recipient can remove and use to decorate note and greeting cards.  One of the “flip” elements is a glassine bag that holds twine and jewels to further decorate the cards.  The flip book includes a pocket to hold an instructional note for the recipient, and there’s another pocket to hold additional embellishments, punched or die-cut shapes, stamped sentiments, etc.  This tutorial includes eight assorted card candy decorative layers, including the one on the front of the flip book, which can be lifted from the book and adhered to a card.  This is a fabulous project to make for another stamper/card-maker, and it would also be a great stamp camp project.

This pretty project was made by Regina Andari and you can get her tutorial when you subscribe to the month of May over at Craft Project Central.

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Julie B

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Diamond Anniversary Party Ensemble!

This is the season for weddings, birthdays, graduations, and more. And there’s no better way to celebrate a milestone than with a party! In this tutorial you’ll make a fun banner and treat bag and a beautiful card using exclusive Stampin’ Up! framelits and thinlits. I’ll show you how to customize your glimmer paper, treat bags, and designer series paper as well for a unique look that will please the party-goers. This project is designed for an anniversary, but it’s easily customizable for any occasion by simply changing the designer series paper and the sentiments on the banner and card.

This pretty project was made by Buffy Cooper and you can get her tutorial when you subscribe to the month of May over at Craft Project Central.

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Julie B

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Not Your Ordinary Box of Cards!

Check out this “zigzag” card set! This tutorial includes four cards, custom envelopes and beautiful box to hold them. Each card uses the same template design for the inside but they are all so different and one is even a shaker card. If you have the Envelope Punch Board, then making the envelopes and matching box is easy. If you don’t have the Envelope Punch Board…get one from your favorite Demonstrator because there’s so much that you can do with it! This foursome includes a Sneak Peek from the new Catalog with In Colors, stamp set and the new product to make shaker cards. Love it!

This fun project was made by Carole Ann Patterson and you can get her tutorial when you subscribe to the month of May over Craft Project Central.

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Julie B

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Stepper Box & Card Gift Set!

This delightful box is called either a Stepper Box or a Fantasy Box. No matter what you call it, though, it is a fun way to package a variety of small items, including jewelry, chocolates, or other small trinkets. This project features the lovely Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper and includes a matching card. It can be used for many different occasions including birthdays, Mother’s Day, and more. Once you learn how to make this box, you’ll want to make it for every occasion simply by changing the Designer Series Paper! Great for clubs, classes, or crafting with a friend.

This super cute project was made by Yapha Mason, and you can get her tutorial when you subscribe to the month of May over at Craft Project Central.

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Julie B

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Watercolor Wash Mini Book & Bookmark Set!

Are you addicted to mini books?  Do you use your mini books as art journals, small scrapbooks, places to write your dreams and fears?  With all of these reasons to keep mini books around, now is the perfect time to learn how to make them with some simple supplies.  No special bookbinding techniques necessary!  In this tutorial you will learn how to bind a book using adhesive, paper and ribbon.  The possibilities are endless for changing up this mini book!  You can change the color scheme, change the size, or change how many pages you include.  This set also includes a matching bookmark.  What a great set to give as a gift to anyone who could use a place to capture thoughts, memories, or drawings!

This fun project was made by Michelle Wecksler and you can get her tutorial when you subscribe to the month of May over at Craft Project Central.

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Julie B

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Teacher Appreciation Gift Ensemble!

As the school year is coming to an end, this Teacher Appreciation Gift Ensemble is sure to be a hit!  Everyone knows how hard teachers work right?  So they should be spoiled, and what a better way than to make them something special!  This gift ensemble highlights the Botanical Gardens Product suite and includes a Desk Scratch Pad Holder, Small Legal Pad with Matching Pen, Giant Clothespin, and a Frame!  I know all my daughter’s teachers in the past have loved receiving handmade items that have been made with just them in mind.  So much more personal than a store bought gift!

This pretty project was made by Liz Miller and you can get her tutorial when you subscribe to the month of May over at Craft Project Central.

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Julie B