Thursday, October 30, 2014


Christmas is fast approaching and there are always those last minute cards you forget to send or gifts you need to give and you’re out of time! Oh no! Well this Christmas Survival Kit includes five cards with envelopes, four gift bags, 10 gift tags, and 8 gift card holders as well as space to put other necessities all tucked away in this beautiful gift shaped box. Just lift off the lid and one side falls down to show the beautiful row of drawers and two back pockets. Make this for yourself or someone special to save a little headache around Christmas. Or change up the patterns and colors to make a gift set ready for any holiday!  
You will definitely want to see all of the goodness that's under the lid of this project--the October Bonus Project--designed by Amanda.  Qualifying for the bonus tutorial is easy . . . just subscribe to two or more months in a row, put the Craft Project Central badge on your blog, or refer a friend to the site.  When your friend subscribes, just let us know!

Monday, October 27, 2014


I took the really easy route with today's MISM project and chose two papers from MME's Sunshine paper pad to decorate the front of my card.  The majority of products that I normally use are from Stampin' Up!, but I have to admit a weakness for MME papers.  Ahhhh   Other decorative elements on this card include sequins, HotFix crystals, die-cut sentiment from an MFT die, and that delicious gold satin ribbon, which is a Stampin' Up! product.  I think I'll slip this card in the mail to my grandmother, and I'll bet that sewing machine will look like one that she has or has had.  ;-)


It’s time to create something fun for your autumn home décor!  This wreath screams fall with its warm colors, feathers and touches of raffia. The great thing about this design is that you can easily use other Designer Series Paper for summer, spring or winter!  It’s a versatile design.  
How pretty is that?!?!  Did you click on the photo to open a larger view?  The designer of the wreath, Jen Arkfeld, did a great job, and her tutorial can be found at Craft Project Central.

Saturday, October 25, 2014


Stampin' Up!'s Wondrous Wreath bundle is such a great collection of products!  The fact that the stamps are clear makes it easy add the colorful layers to complete the wreath, but the alignment tabs (on the stamps and the dies) make them even easier to stamp and cut.  The ink colors that I chose for my wreath are Hello Honey, Cajun Craze, and Elegant Eggplant.   This card also features the following Stampin' Up! products:

Card Stock:  Hello Honey, Cajun Craze
Ink:  Hello Honey, Cajun Craze, Elegant Eggplant, Early Espresso
Stamp Sets:  Wondrous Wreath, Itty Bitty Banners
Sizzix:  Wonderful Wreath, Bitty Banners, Woodgrain EF
Punch:  1/4" Circle
Accessories:  Stampin' Dimensionals, Champagne Glimmer paper, Typeset DSP

Learn more about this great bundle in the video below
 and/or order it HERE:

Friday, October 24, 2014


This banner & candle would be wonderful Fall décor for your home. The banner is made with coaster board, and the matching candle is stamped, along with other embellishments. Make one set to keep as your own, and make another set to give as a gift. This would also make a great Fall-themed class. 

If you've been visiting my blog for a while now, then you know that I'm a fan of Christy Fulk's colorful creations, and this is yet another from her.  The tutorial for the candle and banner can be found at Craft Project Central.  Have you subscribed yet? Whether you're a Stampin' Up! demonstrator or a stamper who loves Stampin' Up! products, you will thoroughly enjoy the many tutorials at Craft Project Central!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014


Each month, there's a new sketch challenge at Craft Project Central, and this is the card that I created for Creating Pretty Cards - Sketch Challenge #40:
I used the Rock 'n Roll technique for the main stamped leaf by first inking the stamp with Hello Honey ink and then inking the edges with Cajun Craze ink.  This image was cut with the 2-1/2" Circle punch and the edges sponged with Early Espresso ink.  Stampin' Up! products featured on my card include:
Card Stock:  Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso
Ink:  Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, Hello Honey, Old Olive
Stamp Set:  For all Things
Sizzix:  Woodgrain EF, Autumn Accents
Punch:  2-1/2" Circle
Accessories:  Linen thread, rhinestone jewel, Stamping Sponge, Early Espresso seam binding, Stampin' Dimensionals
Wouldn't you like to create a card using this month's sketch? 

Did you know that for every ten cards submitted for the Sketch Challenge, Craft Project Central will choose one winner who will receive a FREE one-month subscription to the site?  That would be a fun prize!  You can find a tutorial for the sketch and upload your card HERE.


Fall is here – with beautifully colored falling leaves, scarecrows, pumpkins and family gatherings.  Create simple and adorable favor boxes for your fall parties and dinners, a beautiful centerpiece, and a card to send to family and friends using fun fall colors and the Color Me Autumn suite.
Surely, you noticed those adorable Curvy Keepsake boxes, but did you notice the amazing flowers on the centerpiece?  This ensemble was the brain child of Buffy Cooper, and her tutorial for each item is available at Craft Project Central.

Monday, October 20, 2014


Today's MISM project is a cake box that I cut with the Cricut Explore, and the 3D image is from the Tags, Bags, Boxes & More cartridge.  This box is a very generous size, and opens from the bottom.  Although it closes somewhat securely, I opted to wrap the ribbon from the bottom to the top and can slide the ribbon off when I'm ready to fill the box.  Stampin' Up! products featured on this project include:
Stamp Set:  Endless Wishes
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Ink:  Pear Pizzazz, Island Indigo, Encore silver metallic 
Punch:  Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack (star)
Accessories:  Frosted Sequins, Silver satin ribbon, Glimmer paper, Window Sheet
With my October 11th blog post (HERE), I offered a one-month FREE subscription to Craft Project Central. The one and only easy requirement to get your name in the drawing was to leave a comment HERE, and I promised to announce the winner today.  I appreciate each of the kind comments and the time taken to get entered in the drawing.  And the winner is:
Jane McAulay
who wrote, "I love all of these but especially the little triangle treat box. That would be perfect for the grandchildren’s classes."  Jane, if you'll email me at randari at hotmail dot com, we'll get your subscription started.

Saturday, October 18, 2014


Now is the season of refection and thankfulness.  This advent is a perfect way to remind us of our blessings.  Add treats for little ones and each day add a slip of paper with what you are thankful for.  Thanksgiving Day is the perfect time to read them and reflect!
This clever project was designed by Heidi King, and her tutorial can be found at Craft Project Central.

Thursday, October 16, 2014


Make these sweet baby shower decoration pieces for a sweet friend who is expecting.  This set contains a shaker card, sweet baby carriage treat box, bookmark, and a wand/straw decoration.  You will be the talk of the party!  These pieces can be mass-produced easily, and the greeting card can serve as the invitation and/or baby announcement.
Isn't this an adorable project?  It was designed by Monika Davis, and her complete tutorial can be found at Craft Project Central.