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June 2015

CPC Patriotic Masculine Gift Set

Patriotic Gift Set SP

Make this patriotic and masculine gift set, containing a thank you card, a picture frame and a mini scrap album. It is the perfect gift for a soldier,a vet, or perhaps someone who has a loved one in the  military. Honor them with a hand-made gift for risking their lives for our freedom. Learn different techniques, like stenciling and heat embossing. Learn how to add a distressed look to your project. Make handmade 3-D stars and add dimensions with sponging and die-cutting. Great for a stamp camp, or as a class project.

This handsome project was designed by Monika Davis..  Head over to Craft Project Central and subscribe to get all the details on this project.

Sprinkle of Life and the Banner Triple

How's that for a catchy title?  It really should be the Banner Double since I only used 2 banners on today's sample.

Sprinkles of Life banner

This card was heavily influenced by my friend Linda.  I did change some things but her card  got me started.  So yesterday, the Tree Builder punch was used to make clouds and today leaves, that adorable apple and those cute little flowers.  

     Sprinkles of life banner side

The banner tails were cut using the new Banner Triple punch.  I will admit that I never thought I needed a punch to cut out banner tails, after all we have come up with all kinds of hacks and how tos to do this.  However, when I used the Banner Triple punch for the first time and saw how easy, how even and quick it was to make my banner tails I was sold!  Using this punch just makes it so much easier and that is a good thing.

Sprinkles of Life banner in

I may have gotten a little carried away with these little flowers.  I think they are so cute and love it  with just a dot of  Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details in the center.

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Sprinkles of Life and Silver Linings

Did you know that Stampin' Up! supports Ronald McDonald House Charities?  Stampin' Up! donates  time and money to support Ronald McDonald House Charities. Every year Stampin' Up! creates a stamp set and a portion of the sale of that set goes to Ronald McDonald House Charities.  This year the set is Sprinkles of Life and I think I can safely say it is going to generate a lot of money for the charity.  The set is adorable!  

Sprinkles of Life silver lining


Sometimes when things are tough it is hard to see the silver lining.  Remember that it is there and it might even be a silver glittery lining!

Sprinkles of Life silver side

This set has 22 pieces and since it is photopolymer it is very easy to line up.  What makes this set even better is that there is a coordinating punch called the Tree Builder.  This punch is the best!  In this sample I used it to punch the cloud out and the silver lining.  In future samples I will be sharing, you will see more of what the punch can do.

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What is amazing to me, is that I only used the Sprinkles of Life stamp set! In fact in the 4 samples I made it was the only stamp set I used.  It is great to have wonderful images and words all in one set AND that it supports a fantastic cause too!

CPC Fry Box Packaging Trio

Here's another great project from Craft Project Central!

Fry Box Gift Packaging Trio SP

If you’re in need of some new packaging ideas, then these projects are for you! There are three different gift packaging ideas in this tutorial, and all three are made with the Fry Box Bigz L Die. The new Bohemian Designer Series Paper is also used. This would make a great product-based class, too.

This fun and useful tutorial was designed by Christy Fulk.  Head on over to Craft Project Central and subscribe to the month of June!


You've Got This Bohemian Borders

Are you getting tired of seeing the You've Got This stamp set?  I hope not since I have another sample to share with you today.



You've Got This  Bohemian Borders

I embossed the flower from You've Got This in black embossing powder on the Bohemian Designer Series Paper (DSP) and then did a little fussy cutting.  I love the way it turned out.  


You've Got This Bohemian Borders closeup

I also used the Bohemian Borders set to add a fun little border at the bottom.  I wanted to introduce the Definitely Dijon color so I could use the yummy 1" Dotted Lace Trim.  The trim is so soft and easy to work with.

You've Got This Bohemian Borders square


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I am going to try and move onto another stamp set but I cannot make any promises. If you would like your own You've Got This stamp set or any of the other products I used, please go to my online store.  

You've Got This  Bohemian Borders

CPC Wedding Gift Card and Scrapbook

I am so excited to share with you the project I designed for Craft Project Central.  

Wedding Gift Card & Scrapbook SP

June and the rest of the Summer is a very popular time for weddings.  This project will have you ready for all those wonderful events.  You will make a gift card holder that also has pages available for the happy couple to include some pictures and memories of their special day.  You will also make a pretty box to hold your gift.  This would also make a lovely gift for any special occasion when you want to give more than a gift card.

Would you like to win a free month of Craft Project Central?  Guess what, I have one to give away!  Here's what you have to do, head over to Craft Project Central  and leave a comment on my project. On June 11 will randomly pick a winner from those who leave a comment.  Super easy!

You can also head over to Craft Project Central and subscribe!  At $10 a month it is a great deal.


You've Got This in Watermelon Wonder

I am patiently (not really) waiting for my first order from the new 2015-16 Stampin'Up! catalog to arrive.  I know that it has shipped and with some luck it will be here by the end of the week.  Come on little brown truck!   In the mean time I have some lovely products from the catalog pre-order that demonstrator were able to do.  Yes, being a demonstrator definitely has its perks.

You've Got This WatermelonWonder 1

As I mentioned in this post I loooove this set.  Here I did a little coloring with an Aqua Painter and the Watermelon Wonder ink refill.  I colored on Shimmery White card stock which is a little sparkly and can stand up to a little water.  

You've Got This Watermelon Wonder 3

I used the new 2016-17 In Color Watermelon Wonder.   This is probably the easiest of the new In Colors to start with, at least for me.  It is such a pretty color and is quickly becoming one of my favorites.

You've Got This Watermelon Wonder 2

Don't you love the little striped paper?  This is the new Envelope Paper which comes in the 2015-17  In Colors and Neutrals.  It is a lighter weight than card stock and perfect for making envelopes or use as an accent.

You'veGot This Watermelon Wonder 4


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Be sure to stop by tomorrow.  I am giving away a 1 month subscription to Craft Project Central!  It is easy to enter and you may be the lucky winner!  All the details in tomorrow's post.

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CPC Stars, Sparklers & Fun for the 4th


Hello June! This month I am excited to be a designer at  Craft Project Central.   If you are new to Craft Project Central let me tell you a little about it.   

Craft Project Central offers ideas for workshops, classes, clubs and just plain fun crafting!  What makes Craft Project Central different from other tutorial sites? Each month you subscribe to Craft Project Central will give you access to 10 projects with detailed, full-color, step-by-step instructions. Projects are easy to duplicate, are practical, and functional projects that you will have fun making and be able to use yourself or give as gifts! Not every project you get on Craft Project Central with be unique, never-before-seen projects, but what you will get are projects adapted to current and popular Stampin’ Up! products with easy to follow instructions.  All of this for only $10 for each month that you subscribe! 

Craft Project Central also has a bonus project each month.  To receive access to the bonus project, just post CPC's blinkie on your blog, or subscribe to two or more months in a row, or refer your friends and when they subscribe, let CPC know!

New projects will be loaded every two to three days.  Once you subscribe check back often for your new projects.  Projects once posted will stay on the site for one year.

Feel free to use these projects in your workshops, classes, and clubs!

 Pretty cool huh?  Ready to see the first project and tutorial for June 2015?  Here you go!

Stars Sparklers SP 

Show your spirit for America this 4th of July with this fun décor! You’ll learn how to make the quick and fun banner garland – that you can hang in just about any spot, across a mirror or maybe across a framed picture or mantel? Then add the fabulous jar full of Stars and Sparklers!! The stars are an easy way to add some 3-D, and the Sparklers are a quick, super pop of fun to this display! And, of course, the card adds the perfect finishing touch to give this ensemble as a gift to someone special!

To get the instructions for this pretty project designed by Julie Beltramo just head over to Craft Project Central and subscribe to June.