Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Treat Jars for Class!

I'm so excited that we'll be making this cute little treat jar this Friday and Saturday at stamp class!  

The little jars are from the wedding favor section at the craft store (with my 50% off coupon). - It made them an easy choice to use for a fun class project.

The little Pom Pom is made with our new Candlelight Christmas designer fabric. And I learned how to make it from my stampin' buddy Nancy Ferb!  After making one, I thought it was a perfect fit on top of the little jar lid.

Then I made a coordinating tag with the coordinating Candlelight Christmas Designer Papers - so cool that it all goes together!!

I can't wait to share this fun project with all my stamp class friends!
Thanks for stopping by,

Julie B

Monday, October 29, 2012

Christmas Frame & Coordinating Card

Make a framed tree with a banner to mark the year for your home-for-the-holidays, or for a one-of-a-kind gift!  The card perfectly compliments the frame if you’re giving it as a gift, or make a bunch and send them out as your card this year!

I love, love, love this cute project!  It was made by Terry Blais, and you too can get the details on her tutorial over at Craft Project Central!

Thanks for stopping by,

Julie B  

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Perfectly Preserved Fun Fold

This is a card I made just for a fun thank you! I used the same layout for a Halloween card last month, but I also had been wanting to use the Perfectly Preserved set - so I came up with this card.

This is how the card opens - and I love the layout!  The Indigo Island piece is a 2-3/4" x 4-1/4" piece (nice cuz you get 8 of them from a full piece of card stock).  The Sahara Sand piece is the usual 4-1/4" x 11". It's folded at 5-1/2" and 2-3/4".  With the top flap folded up, and the Island Indigo piece overlapped onto the fold, it creates this fun layout.

The new little scallop circle was punched out of the Island Indigo piece before it was embossed - and I Love how it works as a little 'staying-closed holder' for the card. It fits right back into where it was punched out of, and it keeps the card closed!

And I so... wasn't going to get that jar set - 'not my style.' Well, I did! And it has quickly grown on me after seeing just a few samples from others - and I'm Lovin' it!! There are so many pieces to the set, and with the Framelits that coordinate, plus buying it in a bundle set - "Must-Have!!"

Thanks for stopping by,

Julie B


Grocery List/Coupon Organizer

Being organized is a good thing!  Did you know it can also save you time and money?  Yes, when grocery shopping, if you take a grocery list along with you, you are or likely to stay on track and on budget.  And, it doesn’t hurt to be stylish while doing so!  This project helps you do all of that.  The folder contains a notepad and pockets for your coupons and grocery list.  You’ll also make some cute butterfly paper clips and a matching pen!  Makes a quick and easy class or club project as well!

This pretty project was made by Niki Toll, and you can get the details on her tutorial over at Craft Project Central.

Thanks for stopping by,

Julie B 

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

My Halloween Tree!

I was inspired by the Stampin' Success demonstrator magazine to decorate my Halloween tree.  In the last issue I got, they had a Halloween tree that was made from tree branches, spray painted black. And since I already had my black wrapped wire tree - I figured I could make one like it! (And no spray painting twigs:) ) 

But I did use the magazine ideas for the ornaments! I'm just loving the Designer Rosette die - and anything you can make with it! So I added a Googly Ghouls witch to this rosette! 

And here's a little Googly Ghouls bat with some circle layers (love the splash of Silver Glimmer paper in between!).

And because I wanted fill the tree with some other things besides all ornaments, I added some of the Striped Ribbon to a few of the ranches here and there.

These pumpkins were made super fast with the wide oval punch. I punched five of them, and folded each in half. Then I glued them together, punched a hole in the top and tied some Linen Thread for the bow and hanger - super quick and easy!

There's still time to make some quick and fun Halloween projects! - Just Do It! :)

Thanks for stopping by,

Julie B

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Fall Candle Holder & Dinner Party Ensemble

This project has everything you need for a special dinner occasion!  From the invitation to the centerpiece!  The only thing left to your imagination and ingenuity is the menu.  Of particular note is the beautiful candle holder, which features Comfort Cafe designer fabric.  Your guests are sure to be impressed with your craftiness upon seeing this beautiful ensemble!

This pretty set was made by Regina Andari, and you can get the details for her tutorial over at Craft Project Central!

Thanks for stopping by,

Julie B


Sunday, October 21, 2012

Fall Accordian File Folder Card Set

Celebrate Fall by making this Autumn-inspired card set!  The beautiful Fall colors also make for a great set of masculine cards!  The set includes eight cards, eight stamped envelopes, and a coordinating card holder.  This project is a great gift and also makes a great Fall Card class!

This pretty project was made by Christy Fulk, and you can get the details on her tutorial over at Craft Project Central!

Thanks for stopping by,

Julie B  

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Fall Basket & Card

Fall is here and apples are everywhere!  Make this weaved basket for those yummy apple treats everyone loves this time of year!  Perfect for a small party treat or a fun class project!

This cute little project was made by Monika Davis, and you can get the details on her tutorial over at Craft Project Central.

Thanks for stopping by,

Julie B

Monday, October 15, 2012

Autumn Accents Candle & Frame Set

Rich colorful leaves (using the Faux Fossil technique) with a touch of shimmer make this candle wrap with matching mat and chipboard frame the perfect addition to your autumn home decor.  The set also makes a lovely hostess gift or class project during the Fall season!

This strikingly beautiful set was made by Lynn Weiss and you can get the details for her tutorial over at Craft Project Central.

Thanks for stopping by,

Julie B

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Googly Ghouls Class!

These are the projects we made in the Googly Ghouls class I had a few weeks ago!  Most of the projects were planned around the Ghoulish Googlies Designer Kit and the Googly Ghouls stamp set.

I prepped a lot of things in advance to make the class go a little quicker and smoother!  I pre-cut the letters and the Framelits Label Collection pieces for this cool banner.

Everyone embossed a bunch of their glassine bags with the Spider web folder and put together the clothespin tags for the tops.  They are all ready to fill with treats!

These Ghost Luminaries were probably the easiest and my most favorite project! The tops were rounded off using a circle die template. Then we added some scrap punched pieces for their eyes. - And the battery-operated tea lights are so cool when lit up inside them!

These little BOO picks were made with the Designer Rosette die, and the back-sides of some of the tags included in the Ghoulish Googlies Designer kit.  I love adding them to a pot of beans - you could so do this with any kind of themed picks!  Also they're cool just to put into a potted plant!

And because I had a bunch of frames that I bought a long time ago on clearance (you know, one of those "This is a great buy and I'll think of a great project one day!").  So we used the frame with the Toxic Frameable download.  SOO easy - printed them out and stuck them in a frame!  The subway art print is so on trend right now too!

So if you're looking for a quick Halloween project - I hope one of these will inspire you to make something fun before Halloween gets here!

Thanks for stopping by,

Julie B

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Fall Happiness Decor Set

These Fall decor items are sure to bring you happiness when you display them in your home or give them as a gift!  The FALL Picks are not only festive, but also very versatile.  You can display them in a pot of beans, ready to put anywhere.  Or, add them to a potted plant for a cute accent!  Project also includes instructions for a matching Fall luminary and pretty greeting card!

This project was made by me!! And if you're interested in the tutorial for it, you can go over to Craft Project Central.

Thanks for stopping by,

Julie B

Thursday, October 11, 2012

A Toxic Treacherous Treat and a Tutorial!

When I got the must-have Oval Accent Bigz die, I had so many ideas for it.  Then it got set aside, and neglected... until the other day!  I came across it, and realized all the plans I had for it - so I busted it out!

Because the Oval Accent is a large enough piece, I knew it could make a great fold-over treat. And with Halloween coming up soon, I decided to use the Toxic Treats and Howlstooth and Scaringbone paper to decorate it!

And here's a quick tutorial on how it came together! 

After die-cutting the Oval Accent, lay it on the Simply Scored so that the little right-angle corners are lined up with 1-1/4" and 4-1/4" (when they are, you'll know that the piece is lined up evenly on the board). Then score just at 2-1/4" and 3-1/4".

Then run the piece through the Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder, and fold on the score lines you made.  Use Glue Dots to place Pumpkin Spice Kisses (my favorite!) in the 1" center.

Close the top edges and punch a hole through it.  Use a small scrap of ribbon to tie it together.

I glued a 5/8"-wide piece of Howlstooth and Scaringbone paper, about 4" long, cut 'fishtail' on the ends.  

Then I stamped the the Toxic Treats image onto Crumb Cake.  I sponged the center with Pumpkin Pie ink, and die cut it with the Framelits Label Collection.  Then I cut it just below the cat!  And finally I used Dimensionals to stick that on!

It's definitely one of those treats you could make a bunch of because they come together so quickly!

Hope you're making some fun Halloween treats too!

Thanks for stopping by,

Julie B

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Little Critter Cards

Share your love of paper crafting with children with these adorable Little Critter Cards!  You can make them for the little ones in your life or, even better, make them with the little ones!  Each of the Little Critter Cards are easy to make with little or no help from an adult.  The child who receives one of these cards will certainly smile, and the sense of satisfaction from making one, will stay with the child for a long time to come!  What a fun kids’ class these cards would make too!  Project includes instructions for making  a penguin, mouse, lady bug, dinosaur, and not shown, an owl, monkey, bee, and dog!

These little cuties were made by Carrie Rhoades, and you can get the details on her tutorial for them over at Craft Project Central

Thanks for stopping by,

Julie B

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Wacky Wishes Thank You!

I needed a couple thank you cards today so I made these!  I was inspired by a similar card I saw on Stampin' Connection (I love to use other people's ideas, and just change up a few things!).

I love to layer an embossed piece onto the same color background piece! And the Chevron Folder - so on trend!! And, of course, it helps to use my favorite color card stock choice - Crumb Cake!  It all makes me happy :)

Then I added lots of splashes of Primrose Petals. I love it's softness with the Crumb Cake. And the Thank You comes from our hostess set, Wacky Wishes - throws a bit of whimsy to it all!

Thanks for stopping by,

Julie B

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Witch's Cauldron Treat Box & Note Card

Halloween is such a fun time of year to decorate and give candy to friends and co-workers.  Why not make your treats something special, and of course spooky this year?  Replace the "Trick or Treat" label with a guest name and you have a place holder/party favor!  And if you don’t celebrate Halloween, you can still use the instructions and template included to make favors for other occasions!

This super cute project was made by Rae Harper, and you can get the details on her tutorial over at Craft Project Central!

Thanks for stopping by,

Julie B 

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Googly Ghouls Halloween Ensemble

Whether you decide to make one, two, or all three of these cute little projects, they are sure to be a hit this Halloween!  This Halloween Ensemble includes an easy-fold gift box, a darling triangle treat bag, and a coordinating card! 

This project was made by Laurie Zoellmer, and you can get the details on her tutorial over at Craft Project Central.

Thanks for stopping by,

Julie B

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Cool Coffin with Mummy!

Here's the fun little project we'll be making at stamp class this Friday!  I Love it!  I found the idea for the coffin from a few demonstrators on Stampin' Connection that have been passing the idea around.  Not sure of the originator, but I think it may have come from Selene Kempton.  Then I had seen some ideas for mummy candy bars on Pinterest.

So I thought why not combine these two cute ideas for one cool project?!  

I especially like how the mummy peeks out of the top of the coffin pocket with his cool googly eyes!

I hope you'll be joining us this Friday, or Saturday, so you can make one of these little guys!

Thanks for stopping by,

Julie B

Monday, October 1, 2012

Witch's Cottage Luminary & Card

Are you looking for a fun and whimsical Halloween decoration for your holiday display?  Or maybe you just want to give someone a special Halloween gift?  This Witch’s Cottage Luminary is quite spooky when you have a flickering battery-powered candle inside!  It looks like the witch could step out at any time and go for a ride on her broomstick!  The matching card makes this a great gift set!

This awesome Halloween project was made by Amanda Corbett.  It's the first of the ten tutorials for the month of October over at Craft Project Central

Thanks for stopping by,

Julie B