Thursday, August 17, 2017


You may throw away or recycle cereal, macaroni, or cracker boxes, but you can turn them into beautiful gift boxes for that next special occasion. See how to use Designer Series Paper and other stamping supplies to turn these plain boxes into gift wrap that is almost as impressive as the gift you are giving. You will learn how to wrap two different size boxes in your favorite patterned paper.

This project was designed by Christine Miller:

Get the tutorials for this and other great projects at Craft Project Central.

Friday, August 11, 2017

TIME FOR A COFFEE BREAK - My Craft Project Central Design for August

I am so fortunate to have been asked again to be a Designer for Craft Project Central this month. Since I've fallen in love with Stampin' Up!'s new Coffee Cafe ensemble, here's my project.

Do you know someone you don't get to see very often because they're so busy? With all the hustle-bustle going on in the world today, this Coffee Break set is the perfect gift to take to that person, and sit down with them for a chat. The k-cup holder is a cinch to put together - it could even stand on its own. But adding the other little coffee gift along with that matching card is sure to please and relax even the busiest friend. So, it's time to enjoy - it's "Time for a Coffee Break".

I had so much fun putting this project together:

This is a gift all by itself and so easy to make. I love how the K-cups are nestled in this box:

Here's the carrier box for the Frappucino bottles:

There's an insert to separate the bottles to keep them from banging against each other:

The card is a cinch to make. I made it simple on purpose so as not to detract from the fancy k-cup box and carrier:

You can get the tutorials to make this project by subscribing to the month of August over at Craft Project Central. 

And here's the best news! They're letting me give away a free subscription to Craft Project Central for the month of August! To qualify for the drawing, just make a comment here on my blog and on the Craft Project Central post of my project. 

Happy Stamping,


Monday, August 7, 2017

CRAFT PROJECT CENTRAL - Naturally Eclectic Card Box Set

Here's another great project from the designers this month at Craft Project Central. This card box set was designed by Beth McCullough:

When you need a gift in a hurry, you’ll be able to whip up these cards using the gorgeous Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper. Who wouldn’t love a set of four handmade cards and envelopes in a cute box made with the Envelope Punch Board?!  Make up several sets and you’ll always have a gift handy for a special occasion.

Stay tuned for my project "Time for a Coffee Break" on August 12.

Happy stamping,

Thursday, August 3, 2017

CRAFT PROJECT CENTRAL - Creating Pretty Cards

Today's project for Craft Project Central is this card sketch created by Christy Fulk.

Each month in addition to the great 3D projects that Craft Project Central has for you, they also host a monthly card challenge – Creating Pretty Cards!! To help you recreate the sketch each month, they also provide a free Sketch Mini Tutorial! This mini tutorial has information about how the inspiration card (using the sketch) was created, supplies used, and basic measurements!!  For every ten cards submitted, they’ll pick one winner of a free one month subscription! The winner(s) will get to select the month of their choice! Head over to Craft Project Central to learn more and submit your creation!!

What a great sketch Christy!