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August 2013

My Paper Pumpkin

Today (August 31) is the very last day to get in on the My Paper Pumpkin special!  You need to subscribe today and you will be able to enjoy  My Paper Pumpkin  for just $10 a month for the first 2 months!  I am also doing a drawing for all of my  My Paper Pumpkin subscribers!    Don't delay because this Pumpkin deal will be over at the stroke of  11:50 PM (MT) August 31, 2013.  Be sure to use the promo code: PUMPKINDEAL!  Stay tuned for the drawing results on Monday!

CPC Teacher’s Pet – August Bonus Project!

Isn't this the cutest back to school gift?  This is the way to make a great impression.  Any teacher will think this is the perfect gift .This ensemble has a can perfect for you to fill with cookies or candy.  A cute box to load up with goodies and a card to top it off!


This super cute school project comes to you designed by Heidi!  How do you get this awesome bonus project?  To get Heidi’s bonus project instructions just subscribe to  Craft Project Central for the month of August and meet one of the following requirements of subscribing to two or more months in a row, putting the CPC badge on your blog or referring a friend and when they subscribe, letting CPC know.  

CPC Decorated Clipboard & Note Cards!

It’s Back-to-School season and it’s time to show those teachers that we really appreciate them.  This decorated clipboard includes a cork board to pin up important notes, along with an attached clothespin to clip up additional messages.  It’s an all in one message center! Also included are some note cards for the teacher to send home some cute messages on!


This great back to school project comes to you designed by Jen!   To get the instructions for Jen’s project, just subscribe to Craft Project Central for the month of August! 

Manly Magnificent Maple

I love this single stamp, Magnificent Maple.  It is a gorgeous detailed image and the first one that came to mind when I found some card parts while I was re-organizing my room .  The card parts I found where originally cut to make  this  card.  

Magnificent Maple Crusehd Curry

This was so fun to make.   It is pretty easy and I have a couple of tips to share with you.

Sharons' Stamping Tip # 1  Are you wondering what DSP I used?  The DSP (Designer Series Paper) is the Neutrals Paper Stack on page 152.   I used a sponge and inked on some Baked Brown Sugar ink to cover up the white on the DSP.   Kinda fun huh?   Just a little sponging makes a big  difference.

Sharon's Stamping Tip # 2  I colored the leaf using a cotton swab inked up in some fall colors(see the list below) and just randomly filled in the image.  It was a  quick way to add some color and achieve the look of a fall leaf.

Magnificent Maple Crushed Curry open

StampsMagnificent Maple (131868), Four You, Gorgeous Grunge
Ink: Early Espresso, Crushed Curry, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Baked Brown Sugar
Paper: Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Neutrals DSP Paper Stack
Extras: Sponges, Colored Rhinestone (retired)

Magnificent Maple Crushed Curry side

So, does this fit the bill of a manly card?  I hope so.  If you need a stamp to help you make some masculine cards then Magnificent Maple may just be the stamp for you.  If you would like to order it or any other stamping supplies head on over to  my online store, I would love to help you  and be your Stampin' Up! demonstrator.. 



CPC Mosaic Madness Desk Set

Don’t you just love the new Wood Mount Cases?? They have so many uses! Here is a great desk set to give to anyone on your holiday or birthday gift list.  All the elements fit nicely in the case and go with a matching gift card.  Makes for a fun class or club project as well!

Mosaic Madness Desk Set

This pretty and useful project was designed by Michelle.  To receive the step by step directions on how to make this project and 9 others go to Craft Project Central and subscribe to the month of August.  

Halloween Hello and the Six-Sided Sampler

I am on a mission to ink up all the stamp sets I purchased from the Annual  and Holiday catalog.  I hate it when I neglect my stamp sets!  They all deserved to be inked and enjoyed.  

Halloween Hello Six Sided Sampler

I felt so smart when I combined the Halloween Hello and the Six-Sided Sampler set.  They work so well together and I love the little background from the Six-Sided Sampler and how it add so much.   I think they were made to be used together.

Halloween Hello Six Sided Sampler close

Stamps: Halloween Hello 131721, Six-Sided Sampler 130956
Ink: Black Stazon, Crushed Curry, VersaMark, Crushed Curry marker
Paper: Whisper White,Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Brights Color Collection DSP Stacks
Punches: Hexagon 130919
Big Shot: Alphabet Press folder 130916
Extras: Orange Stampin' Glitter 132206, Black Embossing powder, Dazzling Diamonds

Halloween Hello Six Sided Sampler sideYou can see that I added a little strip of the Pumpkin Pie DSP to the inside of the card just to add a little something.   This was definitely a fun card to make and now I am thinking about other ways to use these two sets. 

Remember this months Best of Series is all about Halloween.  Definitely fun images for your Halloween cards!

Best of halloween

Best of Halloween Clear-Mount stamp set 134381 $14.95!  Order yours today!.


CPC Gingham Garden Purse and Card set

This pretty little purse and monogram card set makes the perfect personalized gift for someone special.  The new school year is starting and teachers love having cards on hand.  How about that special co-worker or neighbor!  Make several to have on hand and customize the monogram when ready to give!  Makes a fun class or club project as well!

Bow Purse & Card Set

This pretty project was designed by Rosemarie.   When you subscribe to Craft Project Central for the month of August you will receive the step by step directions for this project and 9 others!  It is a super deal and think of all the crafting fun your will have.

It's a Challenge

I keep thinking that I need/want to particpate in more stamping challenges.  There are a lot of them and sometimes it is just the jump start I need when I'm feeling  uninspired or everything I make starts looking the same.  I stumbled upon this one Hand Stamped Sentiments and it was definitely a challenge for me.  The challenge was a color challenge and here's the colors: Crushed Curry, Early Espresso, and Pear Pizzaz.  Crushed Curry is not one of my go to colors but I decided to give it a try and this is what I came up with.

Fabulous florets crushed curry, espresso, pear pizzaz

Stamps:  Fabulous Florets, Six-Sided Sampler
Ink: Early Espresso, Pear Pizzaz
Paper: Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Crushed Curry, Pear Pizzaz
Punches: 1-3/8" circle 
Big Shot: Pretty Print folder
Extras: Early Espresso Taffeta ribbon(retired)

I am pretty  happy with how this turned out and really like how the Early Espresso ink looks stamped on the Crushed Curry card stock.   The firm foam ink pads is what makes it possible to have such complete coverage over the Curshed Curry card stock.

Fabulous Florets curry,espresso,pear,side

You know that since I made this card I have used Crushed Curry a little more.  I am a little less intimidated  by it and can see it will definitely be a great color to use  as we head into the fall.   

Do you participate in any stamping challenges?  If you do let me know your favorites, I would love to find a few more to participate in.

CPC Organization Gift Set

Do you know someone who could use some more organization in their craft space? Or could you use some pretty organization yourself? This set will make your space a little more cheerful while helping you stay organized! You can corral all those wonderful ideas and inspirations on the pretty framed pin board complete with rose push pins. You can keep your notes from running away with the pretty clipboard. All your lovely completed cards will be nicely sorted in the hanging card pockets sorted by category making them easy to find

Organization Gift Set

This great organizational project comes to you designed by Amanda!  If you would like to learn how to make this great project just subscribe to Craft Project Central for the month of August.

CPC Welcome Topiary Home Decor!

Welcome your house guests with this vintage-style topiary welcome banner.  This would look great in any home’s entryway.  Make one as a gift and another one for yourself.  Colors can be customized to match your entryway’s color scheme.  This would also make a great home décor class.

Welcome Home Topiary Gift

This beautiful project comes to you designed by Christy! Go to Craft Project Central and subscribe to the month of August and you will receive  10 tutorials for just $10!  Just think of all the crafting fun you will have!