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May 2012

In Color Butterflies

 I have been having fun working with the new In Colors and they are definitely growing on me.   This is another color sampler card which means I used all the new In Colors on this card.  

In Color Butterflys

Check out the new ribbon?  Love it!  It is easy to work with and I love the rows of stitching.  I will definitely be offering a product share of these ribbons.  

Here's what I used to make the card:

Stamps: Just Believe
Ink: Summer Starfruit, Raspberry Ripple
Paper: Summer Starfruit, Raspberry Ripple, Gumball Green, Primrose Petals, Midnight Muse
Big Shot: Beautiful Butterflies, Perfect Polka Dot TIEF
Extras: Gumball Green 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon, Basic Rhinestones 

Even though I have been sharing a few sneak peeks lately  don't forget to get your order in for the Retiring Stamps and the Retiring Accesories.  I hate to see you miss out on something on the lists.  

In Colors and Betsy's Blossoms

I took a quick break from the Craft room re-organization to stamp with the new In Colors for 2012-2014 and a new set called Betsy's Blossoms.  I like to make a card that uses all the new In Colors, kind of a color sampler card.  I plan to make more of these to tuck in with the new catalogs I am sending out.  I am also including a little In Color card stock sampler so you can see what the colors really look like. 

Midnight Muse betsey's blossom

Primrose Petals, Summer Starfruit, Midnight Muse, Raspberry Ripple, Gumball Green

Here's what else I used:
Stamps: Betsy's Blossom and Words Play
Ink: see list above
Paper: Very Vanilla, Midnight Muse, Comfort Cafe DSP(Love this one!)
Big Shot: Oval Accent Bigs Clear die
Punches: Itty Bitty Shape Punch Pack
Extras: Basic Rhinestones

I also have the winner of the May tutorials from Craft Project Central! I had the name picker draw a name and the winner is....Kathy!  Congratulations and I will send you an email to get the information to get you all set up.  Thank you everyone who left me a comment or sent me an email.  I appreciate it!  I just wish I had more so that everyone could have won!



It Has Got To Be Done

Happy Mother's Day!  I know I am late but everyday should be Mother's Day, right?  It was a busy, fun and productive  weekend.   Which leads me to my mission today.  I have been asking, asking and asking if the closet doors in my stamp room could easily be removed or not. Guess what?  They can be and they are off!  Today I am going to spend the day cleaning and organizing my stamp room.  I love doing this even though it usually results in me not being able to find anything for a few weeks.  I have accepted that for at least right now my room will never be one of those dreamy beautiful crafting spaces but by the end of the day I hope it will be a little better organizied and dare I say tidier.  

Remember to leave me a comment or send me an email to have a chance at winning the May tutorials from Craft Project Central.  Check this post for all the details.  We will be picking a winner tonight.  I plan to be back tomorrow with something new to share made in my re-organized craft room!

CPC Gift Card Bouquet & Fun-Fold Card!

I am so glad you stopped by!  I am excited to share with you the project I designed for Craft Project Central this month.

Gift Card Bouquet & Card

I have been thinking about another way to give a gift of gift cards and this is what I came up with.  Here is the official description of the project.  Do you like to give gift cards but want a fun new way to package and give them?  Here’s something new to try!  How about a gift card bouquet and a matching fun-fold card too!?!  After opening the gift card, your recipient can put the pretty bouquet on their desk to remind them of your gift and brighten up their day!  This is a great project for a teacher, co-worker, or anyone you want to give a little something special to!  This project is a fun class or camp project too!

If you want to make this project all you need to do is go to Craft Project Central and subscribe to the month of May.  In addition to the tutorial for this project you will also receive 9 more!  It is a great deal!  

I am also giving away a subscription to the Craft Project Central tutorials for the month of May!  All you have to do is leave me a comment here on the blog and tell me what your favorite Stampin' Up! stamp set is that is on the Stampin' Up  Retirement list.   If you want, you can also email me your entry just make sure you have Craft Project Central Giveaway in the subject line.  We will do a drawing Monday night at 8 pm (PST) so be sure to enter or you definitely won't win!

Have a wonderfully creative day! 

Snow Burst TIEF Flowers

I have a quick little thing to share with you today. The  project I planned to show you just is not as cute as I thought it would be or would like it to be so I am just going to show you a part of it while I work on the rest of it.  

Starburst flowers

Aren't these little flowers cute?  Want to know how I made them?  

Snowburst folder

I punched the flower out of a  piece of Whisper White card stock that was embossed using the Snow Burst TIEF.  The flower punch is from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch pack.  The Snow Burst TIEF is on the Retiring Accesories list so if you want to make these little embossed flowers be sure to order the embossing folder soon.  Remember the Retiring Accesories are available only while supplies last.  

Check back tomorrow and I will share with you this month's project I designed for Craft Project Central.  I will also be doing a little giveaway for a free month of tutorials from Craft Project Central so come on by!



CPC Graduation Banner & Centerpiece Set!

Do you have a special someone graduating this year?  If so, here are a couple projects that can help you get ready for the big celebration!  The project includes a "Congrats" Banner and a Graduation Cap centerpiece.  Customize the project to the specific school colors for a special project sure to make your grad feel special!


This great project to help you celebrate the grad comes to you designed by Christy!  To get the instructions for Christy’s project, just subscribe to May! 

White on White Lattice and Vintage Wallpaper

Today is an exciting day!  My pre-order from the new catalog will be arriving as well as my catalogs!  EEK!  I have already looked at the catalog online but there is nothing like holding it in your own hands.  I am anxious to see the new In Colors and the new stamp pads.  I have heard nothing but good things about the new pads so I cannot want to try it for myself.  I will give you my feedback too!  It is funny that I am so looking forward to the new In Colors but my card today is white on white...go figure!

White on white lattice vintage wallpaper

Stamps: Bring on the Cake
Ink: Basic Black
Paper: Whisper White
Punches: Boho Blossoms, Decorative Label
Big Shot: Vintage Wallpaper TIEF, Lattice die
Extras: Basic Pearls

Only 5 more hours to go until the Big Brown truck comes, hope he is not late!  Let me know if you need a new catalog.  I am going to stamp and hope for the time to pass quickly!  

K-Cup Caddy & Card!

If you’re like me, you have an easy time finding projects perfect for women, but a hard time finding projects perfect for men!  Well here is one that is perfect for both!  This cute little K-Cup Caddy holds six K-Cups perfect for gifting for Father’s Day,  for end-of-the-school year teacher gifts, for your co-workers, boss, etc.!  This project is also a fun class project!

KCup Caddy & Card

This fun and functional project comes to you designed by one of the new guest designers this month, Leena!  To get the instructions for Leena’s project, just subscribe to May!  And if you get a chance, please leave Leena a comment!  Enjoy the rest of your weekend!!

Berry Blossom DSP and Daisies #2, More of My Favorite (Retiring) Things

Happy National Scrapbooking Day!  Hope you have set aside some time in your day to get your hands inky.  I am planning to get some crafting time in later today if all goes according to plan.  First off I have to uncover my craft table!  I have been pulling out stuff and not putting anything back and my stamping surface has been getting smaller and smaller.  It is crazy but it happens all the time.  Does this happen to you?

Today's card uses more of my favorite things that are retiring.  You know  how much I love the Daisies #2 Big Shot die and here it is with another of my favorite retiring DSP, Berry Blossoms.

Berry Blossoms Daisies

Here is what the card looks like partially open

Berry blossoms daisies open

I wanted to show you this so you can see that the card base is a little shorter in the front.  It measures 5 1/2" x 7 1/2".   Just something a little different.  Don't you just love the  Berry Blossoms DSP?  It's so cheery and bright and you gotta love the micro polka dot pattern.  
Here's what I used:

Stamps: Pursuit of Happiness (I know I use this a LOT!  I promise to but lots of new sentiments-see how I sacrifice for you! )
Ink: Early Espresso
Paper: Early Espresso, Whisper White, Berry Blossoms DSP
Big Shot: Daisies #2, Top Note, Beautiful Wings
Punches: Bird Builder punch
Extras:  5/8" Neutral Brads , Rhinestones

Have a wonderful day and be sure to check out the Retiring Stamps and Retiring Accesories lists! When you place a $50 online order with me this month or placed one with me last month I will send you the new catalog, wait for it...FREE!  If you need help placing the order just email  or call me and I will help you, so don't worry!  




CPC Embossed Card Box & Designer Fabric Cards!

These pretty greeting cards are made using Stampin’ Up! Designer Fabric and Adhesive Sheets!  They show beautifully through this clear plastic card box that has been embossed using the Big Shot and an Embossing Folder.  This tutorial includes instructions for making the cards, embossing the box, and making coordinating envelopes!  The perfect ensemble to gift to a friend, teacher, co-worker, etc. and also a great idea for a fun class!

Acrylic Box & Fabric Cards

This fun, and quick-and-easy project comes to you designed by Laurie!  To get the instructions for Laurie’s project, just subscribe to Craft Project Central for the month of May.

Be sure to check out all the items on the both the Stamps and the Accesories Retiring lists.  Go here or click on the icon on the right hand side of the blog.  Remember the items on the Retiring Accesories list are only available while supplies last so hurry and check out the list and place your order before they are gone!