Saturday, August 08, 2015

Gift Bag Punch Board Creations by Christy Fulk

Gift Bag Punch Board Creations! by Christy Fulk

This tutorial teaches three different projects that can be made with the Gift Bag Punch Board, other than the regular gift bag. There’s a bag with a flap lid, a gable box, and a gift box. They are all perfect for packaging treats or little gifts. The projects feature the Tag Talk Stamp Set and the Pretty Petals Designer Series Stack. This would make a great product-based class.  Subscribe to August over at Craft Project Central for full step-by-step instructions!

Thursday, August 06, 2015

Butterfly Framelits Birthday Card

Today's Lesson From The Craft Room:  Sometimes What Brings You Stress Brings You Solace
Airplane travel can make me a bit nuts.  I travel quite a bit for work and getting on and off planes, sitting too close to people I don't know, dealing with delays, turbulence, unhappy passengers and staff can sometimes create a lot of stress.  So I found it incredibly funny to find that stress turned to solace when I found myself on a recent trip to San Francisco staying at an airport hotel!  The hotel looked out over the water and there was a walking path along the water where you could watch the planes landing and taking off.  So there I sat.  Watching the planes and the people coming and going.  The loud roar of the engines.  The miracle of flight as those huge masses of metal lifted gently into the air.  Sometimes what brings you stress can also bring you solace!
Today I am sharing a birthday card I created for Michael's mom.  I die cut watercolor paper and then used a combination of ink with water and a bit of shimmery acrylic paint to add dimension to the butterfly.  I hope you like it!

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Cherry On Top Monogrammed Cards

I love making quick monogrammed cards to give as gifts!  I always keep a few large alphabet sets around so that making these cards just takes a bit of stamping, paper and love!  I used a few different patterns of Cherry On Top designer series paper and added some cotton ribbon for a decorative touch.  Why not try making a monogrammed set for yourself?

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Farmers Market Produce Stand Ensemble by Regina Andari

Farmers Market Produce Stand Ensemble! by Regina Andari

Create an adorable produce stand (card box), complete with decorative awning and banner, to hold a pretty set of greeting cards—at least six cards and envelopes!  This ensemble features the gorgeous Farmers Market Designer Series Paper, and you will learn two fun and decorative paper techniques
that create pretty focal points on some of the cards.  Also included in this tutorial is a Mini Muslin Bag with a stamped and colored image—you won’t believe how easy it is to create!  The Mini Muslin Bag is a great companion to the “produce” stand, especially when filled with an assortment of postage
stamps (and some chocolate, too).  Subscribe to the month of August at Craft Project Central for full step-by-step instructions!

Monday, August 03, 2015

Straw Bale Garden Card

Today's Lesson From The Craft Room:  Trust Your Inner Artist
Sometimes I can rely on my rubber stamps too much.  They become a crutch.  I start to believe that if I don't have the exact right stamp for a card then I am stuck.  So I love when I get a request to make a special card for a special someone.  I was asked to create a thank you card for a couple who love to use straw bales in their garden.  My first thought was, "I don't have a straw bale stamp!"  My next thought was, "Trust your inner artist!"  So I did :)  It may look a bit like a rectangular nest and, if I had it to do over again, I might lighten the color of the straw bale.  But what I love is the trust I gave myself! :)  How can you trust your inner artist?