Tuesday, August 22, 2017


Stamped coasters are so simple and inexpensive to make! With the holiday season quickly approaching, it's time to think about special people in your life  you want to create a gift for. In fact, these stamped coasters would make great gifts for anyone, any time of year.

This great project was designed by Jari Francis:

A complete tutorial for this and other great projects can be obtained at Craft Project Central

Happy Stamping,

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,