Saturday, June 29, 2013

Father's Day Wallet

Okay, I'll admit it... I made this a few weeks ago. But hopefully the challenges I'm entering will forgive me for that and accept it anyway ;)

Also, don't miss your chance to enter here for my Blog Candy before the 4th!!!

I got the faux suede look by sanding the Soft Suede cardstock all over and then sponging it with Soft Suede ink. I used the Scalloped Envelope die for the inside pocket, but lined it up at the fold, so it wouldn't have the girly scalloped flap. (This is sadly retired, but I'm sure it will show up in the Clearance Rack one day!). Then tucked the sentiment card into it, and also made a pocket on the left for a gift card. The "button" is made with our new Simply Pressed clay and the button mold.

Challenges I used:

The Color Room - Palette
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
Pause Dream Enjoy - Anything Goes

Monsters University!!!

We went to a birthday party today where we saw Monsters University, so I thought I'd make a card to match! Kind of a pop art, clean and simple interpretation of Sully and Mike...

PS Don't forget to enter here for my Blog Candy before the 4th!!!

Challenges I used:

The Crafting Cafe - Here Come the Boys
Cupcake Craft Challenges - CAS with NO flowers
Pause Dream Enjoy - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes

Friday, June 28, 2013

Tape it up!

There's still one more Craft Project Central post coming up, but right now it's time for me to post some cards that are piling up, including this one I did with CPC's Creating Pretty Cards challenge (see sketch below)

And don't forget to enter here for my Blog Candy before the 4th!!!

This is a fun one I did with Stampin' Up's washi tape, the new Tape It stamp set and the Chalk Talk stamp and Framelit bundle...

Other challenges I used are:

The Sisterhood of Crafters - Stars and Stripes
Stampin' Royalty - Stripes

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Birthday Basics Party Pack!

Alright folks, it's MY turn to be featured over at Craft Project Central, and that means BLOG CANDY :D All you have to do is be a follower of my blog and leave a comment on this post. A bonus entry if you "like" my Facebook page here... just make sure you comment there telling me which commenter name you used here so I know it's you ;) The prize of course, is a free subscription to access ALL the fabulous June tutorials you've seen here, at Craft Project Central! I'll do a draw on July 4th. Now, here's my design :)

Do you love hosting parties?  Like to make your own customized decorations, invitations, favors and thank you cards?  Then here is a great project for you!  This project includes a banner with cute clay balloons, mini-cupcake decor, invitations and thank you cards and favors for your goodie bags!!

Challenges I'm entering this for:

Nutcrafters - Show us some Texture (clay and embossing)
The Paper Players - Tic Tac Toe (Birthday, Yellow, Ribbon)
Anything But a Card - Getting Messy (clay)
Just Add Ink - Photo Challenge
Crafts and Me - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
An Inky Situation - Anything Goes
Inky Chicks - Anything Goes

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Magnetic Memo Board Gift Ensemble!

Another awesome project from Craft Project Central, designed by Jen Arkfeld...

This project is a creative way to organize your messages and notes all in one handy location – and it’s cute too! It includes a magnetic memo board, magnets, and a removable notepad.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Spring Gardening Ensemble!

This perfect little summer gift from Craft Project Central is created by Michelle Wecksler...

It’s time to dig in the dirt and enjoy the growth and abundance of Spring!!!!  What better way to express your appreciation than to share this Spring Gardening Ensemble with someone! This ensemble features a decoupage clay pot, a burlap seed packet holder, a small gift card and some adorable heat-embossed ladybug rocks to ornament your garden.  Any one of these projects, individually, would make for a wonderful small class or stamp camp!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Patriotic Wreath & Card

This Craft Project Central goodie is for you Americans, and is designed by Heidi King.

This blossom patriotic wreath is perfect decor for the summer!  Put it on your door or add it to the wall! A great gift for that 4th of July BBQ!  Change up the colors and theme and you have a beautiful wreath and matching card for any occasion any time of the year!  Makes for a fun class project too!

Monday, June 17, 2013

Get Well Ensemble!

I have a bunch of cards needing to be posted, but no time to do it right now, so instead, here's another great idea from Craft Project Central, created by Julie Wadlinger

No one likes getting sick, let alone in the Summer!  Here is a little Get Well Ensemble that includes a tissue box cover, bag of cough drops and a matching get well card to complete the ensemble.  This get well gift is sure to get your sick friend on the way to recovery!  Change up the theme of the project and make pretty tissue box covers to coordinate with every room in your house!

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Mosaic Flip Flop Album

The next Craft Project Central idea is from Christy Fulk...

This is such a fun album to make!  There are eight 6" x 6" pages in this album, along with eight half page flaps.  Everyone will love how the pages "flip flop" when looking through it.  The album features the new  Mosaic Madness stamp set and the new Quatrefancy Specialty Designers Series Paper (DSP).  Also makes for a fun scrapbooking class!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Cupcake Box Gift Set!

Do you need a really bright and fun gift to celebrate someone’s birthday?  Well this set has it all for you!  There are instructions to create this fun pink card, gift bag, and cupcake box set that is sure to make anyone’s day!  Makes for a fun class, club, or camp project as well!

CREATE Wall Hanging & Card!

This Craft Project Central goody is created by Monika Davis... 

Make this beautiful wall hanging for your crafty friends or family, or just to decorate your own craft room or office.  If making for a gift, be sure to make the matching card for an impressive gift ensemble!  This project makes for a fun class, club or camp project as well!!

Gingham Garden Sugar Scrub Gift Set

The next Craft Project Central tutorial comes from Julie Beltramo...

This luxurious Sugar Scrub in a jar is a super easy "two-ingredient recipe" that you can make as a quick summer gift for a friend or neighbor!  After making the scrub and decorating the jar, it’s a perfect fit in the slip-wrapped Kraft Gift Box – simple and so sweet!  (I love the white flower on the belly band! So pretty!!) Then make the coordinating card to go with it all to complete your pretty gift ensemble!

My Dad Printer's Tray and Card

I've been asked to return as a Guest Designer for Craft Project Central again, so look forward to seeing some great projects by other talented ladies being posted here this month! Also keep your eyes peeled for my own project later this month when I'll have a free subscription up for grabs ;) Here's the first one...

Many children believe their Dads are invincible, heroes of amazing strength and wisdom.  This project is designed to showcase Dad through a child’s eyes.  It was designed using a Printer’s Tray with six equal 4" x 6" openings but any divided frame will work.  Another alternative would be to bind the various panels into a mini album instead of displaying them in a frame.  The coordinating card will work for Father’s Day or a birthday by just swapping out the inside sentiment. Created by Leena Girsa.