Craft Project Central Projects for April – Project #1

I am excited to be a guest designer for Craft Project Central this month! There are 6 projects plus a bonus project available for subscribers. For details, head over to Craft Project Central.

My project is coming up on April 11 and will be a May Day door hanger with a candy box and paper flower.

The first project that is available now is a set of sun catchers designed by Buffy Cooper from BuffyCooper.com.

Head on over to this month’s Craft Project Central page in order to learn more and to subscribe!

Check back on April 11 for my project and for a chance to win a free month of Craft Project Central projects!

I’m featured on Splitcoast Stampers!

I was so honored and excited to be asked to write a guest post for Splitcoast Stampers. I designed and created a project I’ve been thinking about for a while. It is a mani/pedi gift box. It’s a fun gift for teachers, teenagers, moms, daughters….pretty much any lady in your life. If you want to make this box for a man, or someone that isn’t in to doing their own nails, you could fill the box with mini note cards or candy or a variety of other things.

Check out the tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers here and please let me know if you make this project! I’d love to see what you come up with!

Alternative Card with November 2016 Paper Pumpkin Kit

I needed a few more Christmas cards for some of my customers and downline. I wanted something fancy and that they hadn’t already seen from my classes and displays. I decided to use the last paper pumpkin kit and make an alternative card with it. I like how this turned out! I just used the basic idea of the kit’s card and turned it into a shaker card with a few extra supplies.

Paper Pumpkin Alternative Project November 2016

Let me know if you have any questions on how it was made.

Merry Christmas!!

Supplies

November 2016 Paper Pumpkin Kit
Pool Party
Whisper White
Craft Ink
Glitter
Layering Circles Framelits
Foam Adhesive Strips
Window Sheet
Stapler
Silver 1/8” Ribbon

Easy Wrapped in Warmth Christmas Card

Wrapped in Warmth Christmas Card

Have you mailed out all of your Christmas cards this year? I am still trying to finish up! I spent time this weekend getting some last minute Christmas cards ready to send. I make so many cards, but I am terrible about actually sending them out. I am working hard to try to change that.

Wrapped in Warmth Christmas Card

This is an easy quick Christmas card you can make if you need some extra ones to send. I think it is still so pretty. I trimmed off a few sequins from the gold sequin trim to add a little extra bling to these cards. I used Emerald Envy to stamp the sentiment from the Wrapped in Warmth stamp set. The designer series paper is from the Presents and Pinecones package. The card measures 4×4. I am putting these in normal-sized envelopes. If you use a square envelope, the post office will charge you extra, and that’s just nonsense! These fit great in a normal envelope. I absolutely love the look of square cards, and am glad these don’t really require extra postage if you send them correctly. If you have any questions on how I made this Christmas card, feel free to ask!

I hope you are getting ready for a peaceful and very merry Christmas!!

Supplies Used

Cherry Cobbler Card Stock
Whisper White Card Stock
Presents and Pinecones DSP
Wrapped in Warmth Stamp Set
Emerald Envy Ink
Layering Squares Framelits
Gold Sequin Trim

Demonstrator Christmas party and paper poinsettia wreath

Last weekend I got to go to a local Stampin’ Up! demonstrator Christmas party. We heard some tips from some successful demonstrators, made a couple of projects, then played dirty Santa. We each made a handmade gift that we would be proud to give to our best friend, wrapped it up, and brought it to the party ready to exchange (and ooooo and ahh over). If you are a demonstrator near OKC and want to come to our next get-together, let me know!

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There were so many cute gifts. I made a poinsettia wreath. I started with a 12″ chipboard wreath base from the craft store, then looped a roll of deco mesh over the base. I tied the deco mesh on with pipe cleaners. Next I made several paper poinsettias I made based on this tutorial I found on YouTube. I attached pipe cleaners to each paper poinsettia and attached them to the wreath with the pipe cleaners. It went together fairly quickly once I figured out what I was going to do. Let me know if you have any questions!

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Reindeer Christmas Card

This is a simple reindeer Christmas card we made in one of my classes recently. It’s a simple card, but it is so pretty. It’s even prettier in person.

reindeer Christmas card

reindeer Christmas card

reindeer Christmas card

Click here if you can’t view the video above.

SUPPLIES

MEASUREMENTS

Pool Party cut at 8-1/2 x 5-1/2
Pop of Pink cut at 2 x 5-1/2Pool Party cut at 3-1/2 x 3-1/2
Glimmer Paper cut at 3-1/4 x 3-1/4
Whisper White Card Stock cut at 3×3

Nail File Holder

Nail File Holder by Stamp with Stephanie

This is a finger nail file holder I made to sell at my craft fair. I think it would be a great stocking stuffer for Christmas! I sold out of them at my craft fair and will definitely be making more for my family and friends.

The original idea came from something I saw on pinterest by Kersten Kreis, and her blog post can be found here: http://scraparound.de/6519/inspiration-art-bloghop-ausgefuchst/

Here are a couple of other colors and designs I made.

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And here is a video how-to tutorial.

Click here if you can’t see the video above.

Measurements

Crushed Curry
Cut at 1-3/4 x 11
Score at 7-1/2 and 7-1/2

Presents and Pinecones Designer Series Paper
Cut at 1-5/8 x 2

Whisper White Card Stock
Cut at 3/4 x 2-1/2

 

Product List

Magic Gift Card Holder

I got to go to OnStage local yesterday in Kansas City. I had a blast and learned a lot of new ideas that I am excited to try. We got to see the Occasions and Sale-a-bration catalogs that are coming up in January. There are tons of cute and trendy things coming soon!

Stampin Up Gift Card Holder with Video Tutorial

Like with any Stampin’ Up! Event, there was a lot of swapping going on. I came up with a “magic” gift card holder for my swap project. It was inspired by Brandi Barnard’s Magic card she made earlier this year. The video, supplies and measurements are listed below. Thanks for visiting!

Click here if you can’t see the video above.

Melon Mambo Card Stock
Cut at 2-2/4 x 11
Score at 3-3/8, 6-7/8, 10-3/8

Whisper White Card Stock
Cut at 3-1/4 x 10
Score at 4, 8

Window Sheet
Cut at 3-1/4 x 4

Pop of Pink Designer Series Paper
Cut at 2-3/4 x 3-1/2

Other Supplies: gold glimmer paper, melon mambo ink, staz-on ink, melon mambo 1/8 inch stitched ribbon, big shot, layering squares framelits, hello you thinlits, celebrate today stamp set