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Saturday, May 29, 2010

Sweet Scoops Mini Note Cards and Tote at CPC

Check out this cute tote with mini note cards designed by Sonya.  Visit Craft Project Central to learn how to get the instructions to make this project.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Softball Thank You Card with a Pop

The regular softball season is over and as a special thanks to the coaches and team manager, I created this thank you card for one of my daughters' teams.  The card has pictures of the 12 players on the pop-up 3D ball as well as the team picture when they won the championship on the left side, and a place to hold a gift card on the right side when opened.  The girls also signed the card.  I intentionally blurred the players faces since I didn't want to have to ask for permission.

The tricky part was trying to decide how to close the card without having it bulge out too much.  Originally, I thought the two softball brads and string would hold it down  -- it didn't.  I finally added the elastic cord and that held it down better as shown in the photo.

I also hand stitched the softball laces with red embroidery floss.

And lastly, the ball with the pictures is removable.  The red circle is held in place with Velcros to allow them to remove the pop-up and put on their desk or wherever.  I also typed the girls' name in a circle on the Real Red card stock (blurred it for privacy).  I made a total of three. For this card, the dimensions when closed is 6-1/2" x 6-1/2". I have three more to make for my other daughter's team -- these will be 6" x 6".  Thanks for looking!
Stampin' Up! Supplies (unless otherwise noted):
  • Stamps: Sporting, Family Phrases
  • Paper: Real Red, Yoyo Yellow, Brilliant Blue, Whisper White
  • Ink: Brilliant Blue, Versamark
  • Accessories: Word Window Punch, Big Shot Machine, Extended Cutting Mats, Pop-Up 3D Ball, Sticky Strip, Paper Piercing Tool and Mat, Gold Elastic Cord (retired)
  • Other (non-SU):  Softball brads, Sizzix Alphabet (sorry, forgot the name), Red Embroidery Floss

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

We have a guest designer, Debbie Naylor, at Craft Project Central. Debbie created this mini accordian album for us! The album opens to reveal beautifully decorated pages and has accordion pockets ready for you to put in pictures, journaling, and other memorabilia. Makes a great gift!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Father's Day Project at CPC

Just in time for Father's Day.  Michelle designed this great Father's Day card and gift card holder for Craft Project Central.  It's very unique.

Sign up at CPC to get instructions on how to make this and to see the inside of the toolbox.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Last Wednesday, I was invited to a Foster City Mothers' Club event. It was a great event and I was very happy to show the moms how to create a quick and simple 6"x6" scrapbook page with the latest Sweet Scoops clear-mount stamp set (available in the Summer Mini Catalog on page 10).

Stampin' Up! supplies used:
  • Stamps: Sweet Scoops (120078), Celebrate Everything (114942), Clear Mount Block A (118487), Block C (118486)
  • Paper: Pixie Pink (105121), Chocolate Chip (102128), Whisper White (100730
  • Ink: Pixie Pink (105212), Creamy Caramel (103220)
  • Accessories: 1-3/8" Circle Punch (104401), Scallop Circle Punch (109043), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)
If scrapbooking is not what you want, you can fold this 6"x6" page in half and you now have a 6" x 3" card.

To help promote my business, I also created this flyer/business card information using My Digital Studio (118108).

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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Recipes at Craft Project Central - Bonus Project

Need more recipes to add to your collection?  Here's a great apple-peach cobbler recipe page, designed by Shelby, for Craft Project Central (CPC). Yummy!

And if you need to a place to hold all of your recipes, Shelby also created this bonus project, Island Oasis 6"x6" Recipe Page Holder, for CPC.

May Bonus Project

As a reminder, there are three simple ways to get a monthly bonus project.
  1. Refer your friends to Craft Project Central and when they sign up you will get the bonus project!
  2. Put our badge/blinkie on your blog and you’ll receive the bonus project for each month that you are subscribed!
  3. Sign up for two (or more) months in a row and receive the bonus projects for each month! 
In addition, we’ll be holding drawings monthly for great Stampin’ Up! product prizes. Each time you do one of the above, your name will be entered into the monthly drawing!

Easel Card

After seeing all the great easel cards on various stamping sites/blogs, I decided to try it out.  There's a great tutorial on Splitcoaststampers (easel card). 

I also finally used my mini sewing machine that I've had for 2 years.  Here's a list of the Stampin' Up! supplies:
  • Stamp: Inspired by Nature (111656), Great Friend (113792), Teeny Tiny Wishes (115370)
  • Paper: Whisper White (100730), Rich Razzleberry (115316), Old Olive (100702), Cottage Wall Designer Series Paper (115671)
  • Ink: Rich Razzleberry (115658), Old Olive (102277)
  • Accessories: Big Shot Die-Cut Machine (113439), Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die (118138), Modern Label Punch (116630), Word Window Punch (105090), Scallop Trim Border (118402), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)
  • Other: Sewing machine, white thread

Monday, May 17, 2010

Magnetic Build-A-Bear Workshop Dress Me Up Activity Kit

This is my May project for Craft Project Central.  It's an activity kit that will provide great entertainment for your little ones.  The tin contains magnetic bears, clothes and accessories.  A matching canvas bag can hold your dress me up activity kit along with snacks, crayons, and more. (For the bear on the canvas bag, I tried to find material at the fabric stores to match the SU Pawsitively Prints Designers Series Paper -- that was a challenge -- I think I came close).  All of this is made with the Big Shot machine and Build-A-Bear Workshop (BABW) dies.  Love the Big Shot!  I think I'll have more projects coming up with the BABW items.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Island Oasis Memo Board - Project 4 at CPC

It's always great to see all the different projects at Craft Project Central.  The latest project will help you keep organized.  Jane designed this beautiful memo/chalk board.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Two New Projects at Craft Project Central

Two more great projects now loaded up at Craft Project Central.  Here is a the Emerging Colors technique page, created by Naoko.

Next, we have the Fireman Pop-Up Gift Card Holder and Punch Art Page created by Brenda.

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to check out the other great projects at Craft Project Central.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

May Craft Central Project - Tropical Party Stationery Set

Here is a great stationery set designed by Jacque for Craft Project Central.  The designer series paper and stamp set come from the new Summer Mini Catalog.

Tropical Stationery Set by Jacque

More samples to come from the new mini catalog. Stay tune...