Archive for July, 2015:
This bright and cheerful watering can is a beautiful décor piece that is guaranteed to add some sunshine into any space. The watering can hangs at a downward angle showering crystal water droplets downward that catch and reflect the sunlight. The watering can also features a bright and beautiful bouquet of flowers. Pair it up with the matching card and this is the perfect gift to give to brighten someone’s day!
To get the instructions for this pretty project designed by Amanda, just head over to Craft Project Central, subscribe to July (or one of their 3, 6 or 12 month discounted packages!), 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 them know!! Have a great stamping day!
Nothing says warm weather like fluttering butterflies, and these delicate and beautiful “faux etched glass” butterflies will live forever. With just a few Stampin’ Up! products and this simple “Faux Glass Etching” technique, you’ll have enough faux glass butterflies for two home décor projects and an all-occasion card to send to a friend. This would make a fun class or stamp camp project, as well.
This Birthday in the Barnyard party set is perfect for the birthday celebration of your darling little girl. This set features the Barnyard Babies Stamp Set… with the support of sentiments from the Something to Say and A Dozen Thoughts Stamp Sets. Also highlighted are Farmers Market Designer Series Paper and Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper Stack…in combination with bright, fun Calypso Coral, Bermuda Bay and Crushed Curry Cardstock. Gold Metallic Doilies and Gold Embossing provide a lovely bit of sparkle to this ensemble, and baker’s twine provides just the right amount of country feel. This party set includes a 3-1/2” x 5” party invitation, a barn shaped thank you party favor, a cupcake pick, a milk bottle medallion and a party banner. And…there’s a bonus! This set is also incredibly versatile in that, with a small color change it would be a fabulous foundation for the birthday celebration of any handsome little guy. And there’s more…a simple sentiment switch on a couple of the pieces would easily convert this party set to the perfect background for a baby shower…for a boy or a girl!
What can you do with simple Whisper White Cardstock, a Bone Folder, a cutting blade and some Stampin’ Dimensionals? The truth is, you can make a whole lot!!!! Sometimes we begin to believe that we need a ton of supplies and shiny new products to make something special. This month’s project is here to show you that with the simplest of supplies you can make an incredibly special gift for yourself or a friend! This House Of Cardstock project will walk you through the steps for making a replica of your home, or the home of a friend or loved one, out of Whisper White Cardstock! What a great way to turn your simple supplies into a wonderful gift!!! The beauty is that the supplies are right there in your own home, just waiting for you to begin!
Explore different ways to use the large and magnificent Swallowtail stamp in the card box and set of six cards. This project uses six different methods for accenting the beauty of this butterfly each with a unique card design. The coordinating butterfly box is a great way to present these cards as a gift with matching envelopes. This would make a great hostess gift or class project!
This beautiful card box is easy to assemble and sure to impress! You can easily change up the colors and papers it to suit anyone! This box will hold four decorated handmade cards and envelopes. What a great gift idea for birthdays, hostesses, and teacher gifts or even to sell at Craft Shows! Once you start making these card boxes, you’ll want to make them for everyone on your gift list!
Nothing says happy more than rainbows, and Stampin’ Up has a new stamp set celebrating just that! This set of six rainbow colored note cards features the new Brights Designer Series Paper Stack and the Over the Rainbow stamp set. The note cards fit perfectly in a modified pizza box and come with a matching oval shaped card. This set would make an excellent gift as well as a class or club project.
Make this feminine greeting card set with a matching caddy that will hold your cards and envelopes. The caddy is easy to make and can be refilled with other stationery items later. It is also a pretty décor item on any desks. Make four greeting cards to go in the caddy, using the same butterfly embellishments and lay-outs, but with different background techniques that will come handy for future craft projects. Great for a stamp camp, or as a class project.
If you need something to organize the cards you give out throughout the year, you need this organizer. This sturdy, accordion-style organizer has file tabs for each month for easy filing of your cards. It has ribbon ties on each side to adjust the depth of the organizer, along with jute ribbon handles on top for easy carrying. This tutorial also includes two cards to get you started on your card collection. The organizer and cards feature the stamp set, Garden in Bloom, and the designer series paper, English Garden.
Washi Tape is an affordable product that we love to have, look at, and hold, but do you use yours? With this tutorial, you’ll use Washi Tape to decorate a generously-sized twist container and a handmade home decor item—mini wooden pallet—that could be used to embellish a gift bag or box or hang on a door knob or hook. The two most exciting things about this tutorial are (1) learning how to add text (a custom sentiment/message) to your tape without using stamps and (2) making a 3D flower with vertical bunches of curly petals! There are a lot of little surprises in this tutorial!