Wednesday, September 30, 2015

"Magic of the Season" Accordion Scrapbook Box!

Introducing a fun and festive accordion scrapbook for the holiday season. It’s quick and easy to assemble, takes just a few supplies, and it makes the perfect gift for moms, grandmas, teachers, friends, coworkers and more. Follow the tutorial and you’ll be adding photos in no time! And remember, this great accordion scrapbook can be adapted to any season or occasion!
This super cute project was made by Michelle Suit, and it's the bonus project for the month of September over at Craft Project CentralBonus 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 you subscribe, and letting us know.
Thanks for stopping by,

Julie B

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Bat Pillow Box for Class this Week!

This fun little Bat Pillow Box is the project we'll be making at stamp classes this week! Our new Square Pillow Box Thinlits Dies make this project super easy! His wings are all sparkly with our new Black Glimmer Paper - Love this, without the mess of the typical glitter! A few circle punches for his eyes, and a Chalk Marker line for his mouth - and tahdah!!

Plus, I have a secret way to show you how to close the top and bottom of the Pillow Box for a stay-tight fit! - And, of course, there will be special treats to put inside!!

Hope to see you at class this week!


Julie B

Monday, September 28, 2015

Halloween Mixed Media Gift Set!

Deck your haunted halls with this canvas that mixes Stampin’ Up! Products with other media to make this lovely ghoulish canvas. Give this has a spooky gift with the matching card. This would make a hauntingly fabulous class project or hostess gift! And remember, if you don’t celebrate Halloween, this project can be adapted to an any occasion gift set!

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

Thanks for stopping by,


Julie B

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Men Need Cards Too!

This nautical themed project includes five cards, five note cards, and five mini cards. All cards come with matching envelopes, and are contained in a coordinating box. The cards are blank, but this set includes assorted messages that can easily be attached to a card as needed. This set is a great gift for husbands, brothers, and sons that enjoy writing letters, but have difficulty finding cards without butterflies, flowers, and pastel chevrons.

This cool project was made by Boni Montano, and you can get her tutorial when you subscribe to the month of September over at Craft Project Central.

Thanks for stopping by,


Julie B

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Howl-o-ween Fun!

It’s time for some old fashioned Howl-o-ween Fun!  This project features the Howl-o-ween Treat Stamp Set and the coordinating Boo to You Framelits Dies.  Also highlighted is the Happy Haunting Designer Series Paper…and bit of sparkle from Silver and Black Glimmer Paper!  The project set includes a sweet 3 -1/2” x 5” note card and lined envelope…perfect to send out a few spooky words to a friend or loved one!  There’s also a wand for your little one to wave in casting a spell on a friend or foe…and there’s also two games to keep everyone busy.  First up…there’s Trick or Treat Tic-Tac-Toe!  What will you choose?  The crossbones X or the skull O?  Either way it’ll be hauntingly good fun...and fun that you can take with you using the game packaging made featuring the Envelope Punch Board!  Finally, who doesn’t remember the ball-in-the-hole game?  Super easy to make, there’s nothing ghostly about these little games…they’re just good old fashioned fun! And remember, if you don’t celebrate Halloween, this project can be adapted to an any occasion fun set!

This awesome project was made by Sue Plote, and you can get her tutorial when you subscribe to the month of September over at Craft Project Central.

Thanks fro stopping by,


Julie B

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Happy Birthday for a Challenge!


I made this card for two reasons - one, for the Sketch Challenge over at Craft Project Central; and two, for a special birthday this week! Shhh! It's for my daughter! I'm not sure that she looks at my blog much anymore. She's a busy career girl now ;) So hopefully, she will be surprised when I give it to her!

I like it a lot better in person. - I used the colors Sahara Sand, Pink Pirouette and Always Artichoke, with some touches of Silver! I'm glad I still have my Color Coaches from Stampin' Up! - I do still rely on them now and then!

I kinda swayed a bit from the Sketch 0ver at Craft Project Central's Creating Pretty Cards, but here's what I was working from:


It's not too late if you want to join the Sketch Challenge! Click HERE to go check it out!! 

Thanks for stopping by,


Julie B

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Halloween Lantern GIft Set!

Decorate for Halloween with this adorably spooky lantern complete with bats and spider webs. Gift this lovely lantern as a gift with the coordinating card and gift box perfect for packing up a sweet spooky treat! This would make a great class project or hostess gift!  And remember, if you don’t celebrate Halloween, this project can be adapted to an any occasion gift set!

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

Thanks for stopping by,


Julie B

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Halloween Matchbox Treat Holders!

These Matchbox Treat Holders are made using the Envelope Punch Board and go together in a snap!  Make several of them to give out at Halloween to your special “trick or treaters”!  Or you can change up the design for any occasion – these boxes will also hold a gift card with still enough room for a little treat or small gift.

This cute project idea was made by Laurie Zoellmer, and you can get her tutorial when you subscribe to the month of September over at Craft Project Central.

Thanks for stopping by,


Julie B 

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Howl-o-ween Treats Ensemble!


Get ready for Halloween this year with this array of treats! You’ll make the Trick or Treat Bag plus all the treats that can fit inside - the Candy Bar Pocket, Candy Corn Box, Pumpkin Lollipop Treat and the Nugget Sleeve. Not only will you learn how to make all the treats, but also you’ll learn a lot of new “Tricks” showing the versatility of your Ornate Tag Topper Punch. And the quick 3” x 3” Love Note tops off the ensemble!

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

Thanks for stopping by,


Julie B

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Using Negative Space for Fabulous Fall Flowers!


When is a negative a positive? When you use the negative space of a die cut to make a fabulous card! In this project we will make four cards that each use negative space in a different way, as well a great box to hold them. We will combine the Leaflets Framelits with some great fall colors as we welcome autumn. This project would make a lovely gift as well as a class or club project.

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

Thanks for stopping by,


Julie B



Monday, September 7, 2015

Wings and Things Gift Bow Bigz Set!


Have you ever wondered if there was more you could do with the Gift Bow Bigz L Die and the Big Shot than just make bows?  Well the answer is a resounding YES!  In this Wings and Things Tutorial you will learn a few creative ways to put the Gift Bow Bigz L die to use.  Yes, you can make a bow with it.  But how about feathers for a whimsical chicken home d├ęcor wall hanging!  Or a matching chicken eye mask to play dress up with!  Bring your creativity to this Wings and Things Gift Bow Bigz Set and let’s have some fun!

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

Thanks for stopping by,


Julie B

Friday, September 4, 2015

Assorted Cards with Stitches & Piercing!


Paper-piercing is one of the easiest ways to add design and texture to projects, and this tutorial will demonstrate an array of designs created with Stampin’ Up!’s Eclectic and Updated Essentials Paper-Piercing Templates to finish an assortment of greeting cards with stitches and piercing.  Do you know what to do when you pierce a hole where you don’t want one?  There’s a fix for that in this tutorial!  You will also create a box to hold the six cards and envelopes, and there’s even a gift box in this tutorial to hold all six paper-piercing templates!  Any part of this project would be great for a workshop demonstration or stamp camp.

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

Thanks for stopping by,


Julie B

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Clutch Style Tote for Class!


This is the super fun Clutch Style Tote Bag we're going to be making for stamp classes this week! It's a really easy design for the tote, and adding the Clutch Style handles just gives it that added detail!

And I'm so excited that it's September 1st! New Holiday Catalog!! SO I had to jump right into a Halloween design for the Tote!

Plus we'll be making other Fall cards for class too - hope you'll be joining us!


Thanks for stopping by,


Julie B

Long Fall Basket Decor & Card!


It’s time to decorate for Fall! This project includes a cute long basket full of pumpkins, and decorated with sunflowers and leaves. It would look great on any end table or bookshelf. Make one as a gift, and make another one for yourself. There’s also a coordinating card that would finish off the gift perfectly. The long basket is made with the Berry Basket Bigz L Die, and the pumpkins are made with the Gift Bow Bigz L Die. The Vintage Leaves Stamp Set and Farmer’s Market Designer Series Paper are also featured.

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

Thanks for stopping by,


Julie Beltramo