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July 2012

Last Chance for Reason to Smile

Today is the last day to order the Reason To Smile stamp set.   This stamp set has 7 stamps and it is only $5 when you place a $50 order. 

Reason to Smile rich razz

If the layout looks familiar it is because I seem to use it a lot.  

Reason to Smile rich razz closeup

Stamps: Reason To Smile, Just Believe
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Daffodil Delight, Lucky :imeade, Basic Black
Paper: Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Polka Dot Parade DSP, International Bazaar DSP
Punches: 2-1/2" Circle
Big Shot: Perfect polka Dot Folder, Perfect Pennants
Extras: Dazzling Diamonds glitter

If you would like to order your own Reason to Smile stamp set go to my online store.  Remember the stamp set is only available until  July 31st ,11;50 pm (MT)  and then like the month of July it will be gone!


CPC “International Bazaar” Cards & Folder – July Bonus Project!

I’m just loving the new Stampin’ Up! catalog and all of the great new stamp sets and accessories in it!  This packet of cards made using new stamps and accessories is fun to make and easy to assemble!  The folder holds four cards and envelopes and makes a great gift or class project!  You’ll need to make more then one set though, as you’ll want one for yourself!

International Bazaar Cards & Folder

This fun project comes to you designed by Laurie!  To get the instructions for Laurie’s project, just subscribe to July and meet one of the bonus project requirements of subscribing to two or more months in a row, putting the Craft Project Central badge on your blog, or referring a friend and when they subscribe, letting us know.

Cheers! It's Happy Hour!

Happy Hour stamp set that is!  Is it too early for a blue Martini?  Surely it is Happy Hour somewhere in the world!  It has been a bit of a struggle stamping around here and I am not sure why.  I am just hoping it ends soon!  Maybe a cocktail or 2 might help.

Happy Hour Blue MartiniIf I told you how long it took me to make this very simple card I think you would definitely suggest I drank a blue martini instead of stamping one!  

Happy Hour Blue Martini close

I filled in the drink with Crystal Effects and decided to glitz it up with some Dazzling Diamonds glitter.  I also wanted a little red pimento for the olive so my red Sharpie to the rescue!  

Stamps: Happy Hour
Ink: Marina Mist, Real Red and Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Crumb Cake
Paper: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Polka Dot Parade DSP
Big Shot: Perfect Pennants, Holiday Ornaments Framelit, Perfect Polka Dot folder
Punches: 1-3/4" circle punch
Extras:  Crystal Effects, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, rhinestones, red Sharpie

You have less than a week to order the Reason to Smile set.  Go here  for all the details, a sample of this fun set and then go here to purchase it!


CPC Rag Tutu & Birthday Card!

Do you know a little girl that likes to dress up or has a birthday coming up?  Here is a cute little tutu that you can make along with a coordinating tutu birthday card!  Change the fabric colors and designs and you have a cute little tutu for other events and holidays too! 

Rag Tutu & Birthday Card

This cute little project comes to you designed by Heidi!  To get the instructions for Heidi’s project, just subscribe to July!  

Sorry  I have been a little quiet the past few days.  It has been a bit of struggle getting anything made.  Don't ya hate it when that happens?   I will be posting again later today something I actually made!  I know, what a concept!  See ya again soon!


CPC Serene Silhouettes Masculine Card Set

I am excited to share with you the project I designed for Craft Project Central.   Yes, I actually made a manly card set!   

Cpc my july 2012 project 001 a

The tutorial includes instructions for the 3 cards and the box!  To receive the instructions for this project and 9 others projects all you need to do is subscribe to Craft Project Central for the month of July.  The cost for 10 projects is only $10!  It is a seriously great deal.  Lots of inspiration for a little price.  Head on over to Craft Project Central and subscribe!

CPC Savvy with 6″ x 6″ Sheets!

Ever wonder what you can do with those 6" x 6" pieces of Designer Series Paper that you have?  Well, this plethora of small projects will give you a great way to use up those 6" x 6" pieces in a fun and easy way, and you’ll be ready for lots of gift-giving! With eight sheets you can make them all – a Candy Bar Pocket, a Tall and Thin Milk Carton, a Gate Fold Card, an Open Top Box, a Tied Up Carousel of Treats, a Double Pocket Pouch, and a Cute Cone

Savvy With 6 x 6 Designer Paper

This fun and very useful project comes to you designed by Julie!  To get the instructions for Julie’s project, just subscribe to July!

Trying Something New

This is going to be a quick post!  It is thundering and lightening like crazy this morning!   I decided to try my hand at using ink refills and water color paper to see if I could make some cool and simple backgrounds.  Today's sample was my first attempt and well it kinda looks like a  card that would be going to a "Dead" concert.  Know what I mean or am I dating myself too much?  

Papillion Potpourri tye die

This was not the background I was going for but its kind of interesting.  I used Daffodil Delight, Tangeringe Tango, and Tempting Turquoise.  Kinda wild huh?

Papillion Potpourri tye diedife

It is sounding worse outside so I am going to sign off now.  Have a groovy day and let me know if you need to order some  fun new stamps or tools!

CPC Storybook Friends Cards & Candy Box!

Cards and Chocolate, what could be better?  This fun gift box with four greeting cards and envelopes also includes a special chocolate treat in a separate compartment!  This project makes a great and inexpensive gift for those that like to send out cards and also like chocolate.  The tutorial includes measurements for three different box sizes, including A2 size cards with six nuggets, note cards with five nuggets, and 3" x 3" gift cards with three nuggets!

Storybook Friends Cards & Candy Box

This great gift project comes to you designed by Kim!  To get the instructions for Kim’s project, just subscribe to July!

Live in the Sunshine and Gumball Green

Today is the day when the annual flight of the SU! demonstrator begins to Convention.  This year I will not be among those winging their way to the Salt Palace.   I will try not to whine too much since it was a choice I made.  I make these decisions and then later wonder what was I thinking?   Instead I will try and console myself with stamping (what a concept!?!) and organizing.  

Live in the Sunshine flower

Stamps: Pursuit of Happiness
Ink: White Craft Ink, Gumball Green
Paper: Gumball Green, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Summer Smooches DSP, Polka Dot Parade DSP, In Color Patterns Stack
Punches: Blossom Petals Builder, 1 1/4"  Scallop Circle (sneak peek coming in the Holiday catalog), 1" Circle punch, 3/4" circle punch
Big Shot: Perfect Polka Dot folder, Tasteful Trim die, Delicate Designs folder 
Extras: White Embossing Powder, Brights Buttons, Brights Brads 

Live in the Sunshine flowerside

In this picture you can see that the front panel is cut shorter and the DSP is actually on the inside of the card.  The card measures 4-1/4" x 9-3/4" (not including the white "trim").   

Be sure to let me know if you need a Holiday catalog!  It is full of really creative new stamps and tools!   I did a pre-order and that is what I iwll be playing with this week to console myself! 






CPC Happy Hour Gift Card & Tag Set!

This project makes the perfect gift for a teacher, friend, or co-worker!  It’s also a wonderful project to make for yourself so you’ve got coordinating mini card enclosures, wine tags, and gift tags for those last minute occasions!  Pop on a wine tag and head on over to a new neighbors house, or slip a little note card into a bouquet of flowers.  When you’ve used them all, you’ll have the sturdy box to hold your next round!  This project is also a fun class, club or camp project!

Gift Cards & Tags Set

This fun and project comes to you designed by Tara! To get the instructions for Tara’s project, just subscribe to July!