Saturday, March 31, 2012

April - June Catalog Dates

Saturday, March 31, 2012 (TODAY!!)
End of Sale A Bration
This is your last chance to get in on the FREE gift with a $50 purchase.

Sunday, April 15, 2012
The Retiring Stampin' Up! Stamp Set List is released!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012
The Retiring Stampin' Up! Accessories List is released!
(these items are "while supplies last" and many of them
will sell out on the first day)

Monday, April 30, 2012
Last Day to order from the Occasions Mini Catalog
so if there is something you have been holding off buying,
now is your last chance to get it.

Thursday, May 31, 2012
Last day for the current Stampin' Up! Catalog
(please note that this is one month earlier than stated on the catalog)

Friday, June 1, 2012
First Day of the NEW Stampin' Up! Catalog!!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Fabulous Florets Mini Note Cards Set

Make this lovely Fabulous Florets Mini Note Card set and matching case for anyone who likes to give cards or notes. This set would be a perfect present for Mother’s Day, or even a special teacher's gift. Change the stamps and colors and you can make the set for any occasion.  The box will hold four to eight cards depending on the thickness of the embellishments. It would makes a quick and fun class, club or camp project too!

This pretty project comes to you designed by Monika!
To get the instructions for Monika’s project, just subscribe to March at Craft Project Central! And if you have time, please leave Monika a comment on her project!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Easter Bunny Treat Holders and Card

Here’s a cute little set of Easter Bunny treats for your favorite little somebunnies! Pair the treats up with the coordinating card and you’re good to go. Makes a great gift for the kids, teachers, or anyone else that you want to impress with your craftiness!

This great Easter project comes to you designed by Heidi!
To get the instructions for Heidi’s project, just subscribe to March at Craft Project Central.  And if you have time, please leave Heidi a comment on her project!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Bunny Basket and Pop-Up Card

This adorable punch art bunny looks so cute on both Easter baskets and cards! Use it to decorate this cute little treat basket or to put inside of an Easter pop-up card. Make both for the special little bunnies in your life! This project is also a fun class project!

This adorable Easter project comes to you designed by Chris! Hey... that's ME!!!

To get the instructions for my project, just subscribe to March at Craft Project Central. And if you have time, please leave me a comment on my project! Thanks!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Card Challenge

Did you know that Craft Project Central hosts a card challenge? What is really nice about the Craft Project Central challenge is that it is for the whole month.  Another cool thing is that you can enter as many times as you like AND every week CPC will pick their top two favorites. At the end of the month CPC will choose five random winners from the eight favorites, and the winners will receive a FREE subscription to the month of their choice on Craft Project Central! Sound good? Here is this month's sketch. Take a look at some of the entries for this challenge to inspire you then design a card to fit the challenge. You will have a chance to get the instructions to making ten wonderful projects for free!! Plus you can tell all of your friends you are a winner!!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Mixed Bunch

What is black and white and green all over? This beautiful 12x12 layout using wonderful Stampin' Up products. These pages go together so quickly because this set has a matching punch. I did use retired Stampin' Up Designer paper that I found in the Clearance Rack. If you are in the Memphis area you can come to my scrapbook classes. WE make three 12 x 12 layouts for $22. I provide everything, including some light snacks. I would love to have you! Email me if you would like to be on my mailing list for future dates. We meet about every 4-5 weeks. It is almost time for another class. Don't miss out!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Mixed Bunch Window Box and Cards

Spring is just around the corner so let’s get ready by stamping some bright and cheerful cards.  With this project you’ll make a fun box and three different card designs. Each of the cards has a little twist that makes them different from the standard card! This box and cards set makes a great gift and a fun class!!

This pretty and cheerful project comes to you designed by Sharon.
To get the instructions for Sharon’s project, just subscribe to March at Craft Project Central! And if you have time, please leave Sharon a comment on her project! Have a great day!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Mixed Bunch

I love this set from the occasions mini catalog. The best thing about it that it has a matching punch! Everyday Elegance is a set of 8 printed and die-cut cards, envelopes, and self adhesive tags that can be yours FREE with a $50 purchase. Sale-a-bration is going on until March 31st. If you haven't seen that mini catalog yet you should really check it out and see what else can be yours for FREE!

The centers of the flowers are circles I punched from and extra flower attached with dimensionals. Then I covered them with Crystal Effects to give them a brad look. The flowers are also mounted using dimensionals.

Mixed Bunch  125537
Teeny Tiny Wishes  115370

Baja Breeze  111833
White Craft  101731

Card Stock:
Whisper White  100730
Baja Breeze  111352
Chocolate Chip  102128

Everyday Elegance 127712 (free) or 122377
Early Espresso Grosgrain Ribbon  120931
White Embossing Powder  109132
Heat Tool  100005
Crystal Effects  101055
Dimensionals  104430
SNAIL Adhesive  104332
Stamping Sponge  101610
Boho Blossom Punch  119858
Modern Label Punch  119849
1/2 inch circle Punch  119869
Blossom Punch  125603

Happy stamping!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Prestigious Party Pack

With the awesome new Designer Rosette Big Shot die you can make this cool, but simple banner for a special party! The six-inch rosettes make a big statement on any wall or shelf. In this project you’ll see how you can make the coordinating favor boxes with the same die! Add the quick and easy invitation and you’re ready to party! Change up the colors and letters on your banner and you can make these party pieces for any special event!!

This fun and functional project comes to you designed by Julie!

To get the instructions for Julie’s project, just subscribe to March at Craft Project Central. And if you have time, please leave Julie a comment on her project.  Thank you and hope you have a fabulous weekend and get some time in for crafting fun!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Just Believe

Once I got this one figured out it was easy. I learned that post-it notes are my friend. The planter is
 2-3/4 x 1-1/2 on 1-1/2 x 3 on whisper white card stock. I had to stamp the leaves upside down on the planter which was easy. Getting the flowers inside the planter was the hard part I kept guessing and getting it wrong. I finally took three post-it notes and made an outline of where the planter was going (U shape at the bottom of the card). Once I blocked off the areas I did not want leaves it was easy. I used two shades of green to get depth. I added the flowers for color. The planter is on with dimensionals. I did have to take a green marker and color in the leaves that hang down on the bottom of the planter. The ink wouldn't cover just below the line where the lip and the bottom planter meet. Petite Pairs is perfect for this card because it has words to stamp on the inside.

Just Believe  120453
Petite Pairs  122497

Certainly Celery  105217
Wild Wasabi  1109014
Soft Suede  1115957

Card Stock:
Whisper White  100730
Melon Mambo  115320

Boho Blossom Punch  119858
Pearls  119247
Sponge  101610
Dimensionals  104430
SNAIL Adhesive 104331
Certainly Celery marker  105106

Happy stamping!


Yes, again with the Sunflower stamp! On a previous post I told you how to color this giant sunflower. Then I cut it into four parts. This is what it looks like whole. The trick is to use lots of color. Even the center is shaded. Too much of one color is overpowering and makes it look weird and chunky. The sunflower on the right has a few swipes of green added to the petals to match the card stock. Isn't it a beautiful stamp?

Sunflower 123606
Love and Sympathy122797
Daffodil Delight Classic Pad 119667
Chocolate Chip Classic Pad 100908
Certainly Celery 1051255
Pear Pizzazz119795
Card Stock:
Whisper White 100730
Pumpkin Pie105117
Tangerine Tango111349
Big Shot 113439
Dotted Embossing Folder 117335
1/4 Daffodil Delight Grosgrain Ribbon 120928
Hemp Twine 100982

Daffodil Delight 119677
So Saffron 105114
Pumpkin Pie 105115
Soft Suede 120973
Chocolate Chip 100071
Bashful Blue 105111
Baja Breeze 120965
Stampin' Dimensionals 104430
SNAIL Adhesive 104332
Pear Pizzazz 119801

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Baby Shower Decorations and Cards Ensemble

Stumped about what to do for decorations or cards to create a fabulous baby shower? Look no further! This great project includes instructions for creating a "glowing present" for a table centerpiece, adorable baby block table decorations, a cute favor gift bag, a shower invitation, and a wonderful card for the mom to be to use to thank her guests! It’s so easy to switch up the colors to match any theme. With this tutorial, you’ll be ready for a fabulous baby shower or baby party in no time! Pink or blue, it's up to you!

This fabulous baby ensemble comes to you designed by Amanda!
To get the instructions for Amanda’s project, just subscribe to March at Craft Project Central. And if you have time, please leave Amanda a comment on her project!

Cupcake Ensemble

Cupcakes anyone? How cute is this paper cupcake and matching cupcake stand? And wouldn’t it make an adorable centerpiece for a party? The coordinating card can be used as a birthday party invitation or to wish someone special a Happy Birthday! This project is also a great quick-and-easy class or club project!

This cute project comes to you designed by Holley!

To get the instructions for Holley’s project, just subscribe to March at Craft Project Central! And if you have time, please leave Holley a comment on her project!

Elegant Bird Scrapbook Tin

This altered CD in is a perfect way to preserve photos and special memories, complete with a little inside pocket to hold small mementos. Pair it up with the coordinating card and this is a perfect gift for the bride-to-be, or a great shower or wedding favor! This elegant project comes to you designed by Laurie. Subscribe to the month of March at Craft Project Central so you can get the instructions to this project and nine more wonderful projects as well.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Mouthwatering Purse & Love Notes

My two favorite colors... pink and green! Isn't this project mouthwatering?? This new set is in the occassions mini catalog. Winter is coming to an end and it’s time for something bright and cheery! This Mouthwatering Purse & Love Notes set is just the gift to bring some color and cheer to someone special. Each stamped image is embossed with a scented Stampin’ Emboss Powder, making this ensemble a delight for the senses! Each love note has a matching designer envelope and envelope seal. Put it all in the purse and you have a gift anyone would love! This cheerful project comes to you designed by Carrie. To get the instructions for Carrie’s project, just subscribe to March at Craft Project Central! And if you have time, please leave Carrie a comment on her mouthwatering project!

Exploding Gift Box and Card

Make this lovely exploding box with storage drawers inside that are perfect for storing your embellishments and/or sewing accessories! It’s also a perfect little gift box (fill with sewing accessories for your sewing friends, buttons and other embellishments for your crafty friends, or how about paper clips, push pins, etc. for a teacher gift) that can hold small surprises. In this project you’ll also make two fabric flowers. One to decorate your box and another that can be turned into a pin or used as an embellishment on anything you’d like! Hop on over to Craft Project Central and subscribe to the month of March to get the instructions for making this wonderful box and ten other projects that I will be posting for you to drool over. This lovely project comes to you designed by Monika. Be sure to check out her site and leave her a comment!


After buying this stamp months ago I am finally playing with it. Can I just say WOW? It took a few times playing around with coloring but it is really easy.

I used a Daffodil classic pad and covered the rubber of the entire flower. Then I took a So Saffron marker and made swipes over several of the petals (not coloring in, just long lines of color from the petal bottom to the petal top) . I did this again using a Daffodil marker. Next, I took a Pumpkin Pie marker and did it again but I did a lot less swiping with it. It is just for highlights.  For the center I colored in the outside center with a Soft Suede marker and the inside with a Chocolate Chip marker. I did a lot of huffing on the ink then stamped it on Whisper White. I pressed hard to get the color onto the paper.

 I cut the flower into four sections (2-1/2 x 2-1/2). Then I went around the edge of the stamped flower with a Bashful Blue marker (left) or a Baja Breeze marker (right). The words are stamped in Chocolate Chip. Bashful looks a bit more girly, but Baja made it look more masculine. You know how hard it is to design for men!

Of course I had to texture everything with my Big Shot. The sunflower is mounted on using dimensionals.

Sunflower  123606
On Your Birthday   111664

Daffodil Delight Classic Pad   119667
Chocolate Chip Classic Pad   100908

Card Stock:
Whisper White   100730
Bashful Blue   105120
Baja Breeze   111352

Big Shot   113439
Dotted Embossing Folder   117335

Daffodil Delight   119677
So Saffron   105114
Pumpkin Pie   105115
Soft Suede   120973
Chocolate Chip   100071
Bashful Blue   105111
Baja Breeze   120965
Stampin' Dimensionals   104430
SNAIL Adhesive   104332

Happy stamping!

Simply Sent Create and Keep Cards

Here are the cards I made using the Simply Sent Create and Keep kit. See my previous post for the details including what else I used to make these cards. Don't forget that you can assemble the cards without using any other supplies. They were meant to be simple!

Simply Sent Create and Keep

Have you seen this Simply Sent in the occasions mini yet? It is on page 42. It comes with a box ready to assemble, 10 card bases with envelopes, two sheets of die cut stickers, and  four dividers. I like to jazz things up so I added a few punches, some ribbon, some card stock scraps, brads,  and a stamp set. I put all this together in just a few hours. I did the creating so all you have to do is copy them now. Go for it! You will have a great gift to give away or 10 cards to send to people.

 I will take pictures of each card and post them next. I did a little cutting on some of the stickers to get them to do what I wanted. I needed the stems to be a little longer on a few cards so I took the leftover pieces around the flowers and cut skinny stems that have ends hidden under ribbon, etc. I used all but 2 stickers!

Mixed Bunch   125537

Whisper White (one sheet)   100730
Scraps of Chocolate Chip, Pool Party, and Lucky Limeade

Calypso Coral classic pad   122939
Pool Party classic pad   122938
Lucky Limeade classic pad   122935

Simply Sent Create and Keep 122380
Pool Party Seam Binding   125582
Blossom Punch   125603
Boho Blossom Punch   119858
Printed Designer Brads (In Color)   122940
Standard Office Hole Punch

Other Helpful Supplies:
Red Sticky Strip   104294
Stampin' Dimensionals   104430
SNAIL Adhesive   104332
Glue Dots   103683
Bone Folder   102300
Paper Piercing Tool   116631
Stampin' Mist Stamp Cleaner   102394
Stampin' Scrub   102642

Happy stamping!

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