Tuesday, August 30, 2011

final two projects in August...on CPC!

Can you believe that the end of August is tomorrow?! Summer just flew by in a flash and I'm sure you can all agree with me on that! My "baby" girl starts Kindergarten next Thursday and I'm a little bit in denial with it all.

I have two final projects to share with you for this month on Craft Project Central. I had such a wonderful time being a guest designer again for the month of August. It's so fun to "be around" other inspiring crafters! If you want to subscribe to the month of August (or any month over the last year) for only $10 per month, head on over right now!

This first project is super cute for that "princess" in your family! This beautiful Princess Party Ensemble would be any little girl's dream! This project includes instructions and templates for invitations, favors, drink wraps, decorated cupcake holder, crown, tiara, wand, and party banner! This sweet project is designed and created by Sandra at Stamper on the Shore.

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The last project for this month is this beautiful Vintage Paper Bag Album designed and created by Kristyne at Big Scrapping Deal. Vintage is really all the rage right now! This pretty little vintage album is perfect to put your photos in or give to a friend! This project would also make a great scrapbooking class.

Friday, August 26, 2011

more projects on CPC...and a winner!

Please forgive me for being a little behind in posting this month's Craft Project Central projects. Not sure where this last week went, but it all went by in a blur! Here are three more projects for you to enjoy and if you would like to get the complete step-by-step directions to these three projects, plus 9 more, head on over to subscribe for only $10!

And a big THANK YOU to everyone who took the time to enter my giveaway for a FREE August subscription! Are you waiting on pins & needles to see who won? The winner is revealed at the bottom of this post! *wink*

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Array of Sunshine Box & Note Cards

As a special thank you, Craft Project Central has TWO bonus projects for us this month!! The first bonus project just so happens to be mine!! *wink* The second bonus project was created by Laurie at Laurie's Stampin' Spot. Wouldn't this cute little gift box with coordinating cards make a wonderful gift?! And once all the cards are used, it is the perfect holder for post-it notes! This would also be a great project for a class or for stamp club!

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Teacher's Desk with Notepad & Candy

It's back to school time!! And how adorable is this next project? It is a school teacher's desk with mini post it notes on the top! It even comes with a handy little pencil to jot down notes. And, when you pull out the drawers...guess what's inside? Chocolate! You could also change up the theme and give it to your co-worker, filling the drawers with tiny office supplies like rubberbands, paperclips, push pins, etc. This project was designed and created by Chris at Creations by Chris.

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Surprise Pull-Out Baby Card & Gift Box

Check out this fun baby gift box for a sweet precious one! If you don't need a gift for a baby, just change up the colors and theme, and you'll have the perfect gift holder for a birthday, anniversary, or even Christmas gift! This quick and easy gift box would also make a great stamp club project! This super sweet project was created by Naoko at Stampage.

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And now it's time to announce the winner for my giveaway!

Using random.org, comment #16 is our winner!
Katie's Nesting Spot said...

Now following your inspiring stamping blog too...besides BEB and "stalking" you on FB :)

Thank you again to everyone who entered to win! Next month, I will be giving away a free month for September at Craft Project Central because I will be guest designing again! Yippeee!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

My own creation on CPC...Teacher Survival Kit & BLOG CANDY!

It's time!! I finally get to share the project I created for Craft Project Central this month! I really wanted to come up with something that my daughter could give to her new teacher on her first day of Kindergarten to help kick off the year on a positive note and I came up with this "Teacher Survival Kit" box. The matching card is a great addition in helping your child’s teacher feel encouraged as they begin a new year. As a former teacher, I would have loved a little something like this to make me feel special on my first day! This little box would also be fun to fill with other little goodies, like different kinds of candy…making it the perfect sweet treat! The detailed step-by-step tutorial includes directions for creating the box, lid (created out of a window sheet), and inserts used as "dividers" for all the little goodies. It also includes a description/meaning behind each little item included in this "teacher's survival kit".

My creation is this month's BONUS project on Craft Project Central. All you need to do is subscribe to August (only $10 a month for 10 tutorials!) and meet one of the other bonus project requirements of either "subscribing to two or more months in a row, putting our badge/blinkie on your blog, or referring a friend and letting us know when they subscribe!"

And, guess what?

I'm giving away a FREE AUGUST SUBSCRIPTION to Craft Project Central to one lucky winner! All you need to do is leave a comment for each of the following three chances to win:

1) Leave a comment on this post before Thursday, August 25th sharing your favorite "back to school" tip, moment, tradition, excitement, etc.

2) You will get one extra entry, if you find another post that inspires you on this blog and leave a comment there. No need to come back to this post to tell me that you did that. I'll keep track.

3) Want ONE MORE chance to win? "Follow" my blog by adding your name to the left hand column under "Members" and click on "Join this Site". If you are already a follower, just leave me a comment. If you're new and just began following, leave me a comment, too. I will add wither one as an extra entry!

A random winner will be announced next Friday, August 26th!

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P.S. I was sooooo sad to see one of my most favorite stamp sets Tart & Tangy retire in June, but Stampin' Up! didn't disappoint in the new catalog as they brought in a new possible favorite called Fruit & Flowers! This set includes the cutest little apple with a heart in the center as you see above in the picture of the project I created. What's even better? They have matching Designer Series Paper for this stamp set called Berry Blossoms!! How fun is that?! And, why not stock up on some of your favorite paper by taking part in this month's promotion...buy 3 packs of paper, get 1 free!!

Fruit & Flowers

Berry Blossoms

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Creating Pretty Cards #2

As many of you may know already, I have had the honor and privilege of being a guest designer for Craft Project Central for both June and August (I'm sharing my project tomorrow!). Last month Craft Project Central began a monthly card sketch challenge. Each week, CPC designers pick their top two favorites and at the end of the month a random winner is chosen from the eight "favorites". The winner will receive a $50 Stampin' Up! shopping spree!! Um, hello?! Who wouldn't love a shopping spree?

This past Saturday I woke up ready to create! I headed to the Craft Project Central blog to check out this month's sketch...

And then came up with this card...

I wanted to use my new Jack of All Trades stamp set!
Isn't this set so cute?

Stamp Set:
Jack of All Trades, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Bold Brights DSP (Rich Razzleberry polka dots)

Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Early Espresso

Accessories: 5/8" Rich Razzleberry Grosgrain ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds glitter (rim of witch hat), Vanilla Shimmer Spray (for a little extra *sparkle*)

Tools: Top Note Die (with Big Shot), Paper Snips

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Four Section Treat Box & Card...on CPC!

Check out this amazing four-compartment treat box on Craft Project Central created by Kim at Paper Punch Addiction.

Can't you just picture filling this with a variety of candies or goodies? You can use the complete instructions and change the colors for so many different holidays...birthdays, Valentine's Day, Easter, and so much more! The accompanying card (so adorable!) is the perfect extra special touch!

Subscribe to August on Craft Project Central and receive this tutorial and 9 others all for only $10!!

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Sunday, August 14, 2011

Beach Scene Magnet Board...on CPC!

Yay! I have another Craft Project Central project to share with you today! This beach scene magnet board is designed and created by Anjii at Coffeee Table Crafter. Doesn't this look like something that would be perfect for an office or dorm room? This magnet board is the perfect place to put all of those summer memories!! I've taken a peek at the instructions and it was fun to see the details in how each of the layers were made. And, I don't know if you can notice in the picture, but the border is made from ribbon! Too fun!!

Find all of the details on how to make this magnet board, as well as 9 other complete tutorials when you subscribe to August at Craft Project Central!

Anxious to take a look at my project for this month? It's coming soon! And, with the sharing my project comes BLOG CANDY!!

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Thursday, August 11, 2011

I finally made cards!

Surprise, surprise...I actually made some cards! Tuesday night was my first 3 for $6 card night since June! I took a break this summer from my monthly card nights knowing that it was going to be super busy for our family. However, I still kept on the calendar the card nights that I have been doing at my mother-in-law's house with her and her friends every other month. It was a great turn out and I saw many new faces! I hope to start up my monthly card nights at my home again in September.

I just love the new Petite Pennants Builder Punch!

Now I don't have to hand cut out all those triangles to make cute banners like these...

Stamp Set: Happy Everything (retired)

Paper: Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Whisper White, Bold Brights DSP

Ink: Real Red, Tempting Turquoise

Accessories: Dimensionals, White Gel Pen

Tools: Petite Pennants Builder punch, Punch Pack (flower)

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I recently purchased a pack of the Berry Blossoms Designer Series Paper and love it! It uses a lot of the new in-colors...Coral Calypso, Wisteria Wonder, & Lucky Limeade. Right now Stampin' Up! is having a promotion during the month of August...buy 3 packs of DSP and get 1 free! Read all about it and take a look at some of the designs HERE!

Stamp Set: Fruit & Flowers (matches the Berry Blossoms DSP), On Your Birthday (one of my most favorite sets for birthday sentiments!!)

Paper: Whisper White, Early Espresso, Berry Blossoms DSP

Ink: markers - Early Espresso, Lucky Limeade, Wisteria Wonder, Coral Calypso

Accessories: Coral Calypso 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon (love this new ribbon!!)

Tools: N/A

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When using a dark colored card base, add a piece of 4" x 5-1/4" Whisper White card stock to the inside for a place to write your handwritten message. As you can "kind of" see I added a flower image on the bottom right on the inside to go with the flow of the card.

Stamp Set: Pocket Silhouettes, Delightful Dozen (Get Well Soon sentiment)

Paper: Soft Suede, So Saffron, Regal Rose

Ink: Soft Suede, So Saffron, Regal Rose

Accessories: Dimensionals, Pearl Accents

Tools: Eyelet Border punch, 1/2" Circle punch, Punch Pack (mini circle), Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die, Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

And in conclusion ~ how adorable is this card that my 5 1/2-year old daughter made for her great grandma who just had surgery. She found my "reject" of the flowered stamping in the recycling and went to work on re-creating the card I had made (above). She sure does love to craft with her momma...and I am so proud of her! (Before you think she's a punching genius, I did punch out the eyelet border for her!)

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Grill Recipe Box...on CPC!

Isn't this cute little grill AMAZING? And, yes it's all made out of PAPER!! What a fun project (and what talent to be able to create this!) It gets even better - when you open the lid it's a recipe box! Inside are recipe dividers and cards for a bunch of yummy recipes to cook on the grill. What a great gift for the barbecue master in your household...or for someone that you know who loves to grill!

This fun project is designed by Amanda Corbet at Krafting Kreations. To get the step by step directions just subscribe to August at Craft Project Central! You will get 10 tutorials for only $10!

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Sunday, August 7, 2011

Morning Cup Tea Bag & Gift Card Holder...on CPC!

I have another fabulous project to share with you from Craft Project Central. This adorable Morning Cup Tea Bag & Gift Card Holder is designed by the lovely Laurie Zoellmer at Laurie's Stampin' Spot.

This project is perfect for that coffee and/or tea-loving person in your life! Add a couple of tea bags and a gift card to your favorite coffee (or tea) spot and it makes the perfect gift for a friend, co-worker, teacher, etc! Inside the holder you’ll find compartments for the tea bags and a gift card! I have a long list of people who would love this little gift! It would also make a great club or class project.

Head on over to Craft Project Central and subscribe to the month of August to get the detailed, step-by-step tutorial (and pictures of what it looks like inside) to not only this project, but NINE more! All for only $10 per month you subscribe to!

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Thursday, August 4, 2011

August promotion - stock up on Designer Series paper!

It's time to stock up on all of your favorite packs of Designer Series Paper! During the month of August, you can purchase 3 packs of paper and get the 4th one free ($10.95 value!)** There are 12 sheets per package, 2 each of 6 double-sided designs. Designer Series Paper is perfect for scrapbooking, card making, and for covering chipboard...as well as for making many other paper creations!!

**Please note: Specialty Designer Series Paper & Hostess Designer Series Paper do not qualify for this promotion.

Click HERE to download a PDF promotional flyer listing the names of each eligible pack of Designer Series Paper.

Here are a few of my favorites...

Nursery Nest

Big Top Birthday

Frightful Sight

Berry Blossoms

Just Add Cake
Domestic GoddessOrder online at my website heidiboos.stampinup.net or contact me and I can do the ordering for you! Let me know if you have any questions by leaving a comment or send me an e-mail to heidilynneboos@hotmail.com.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Quilled Aster Flowers & Get Well Card...on CPC!

I have another beautifully designed project to share with you today from Craft Project Central. This project is designed by Julie at Inkredible Stamping.

These flowers were made with Stampin' Up!'s gorgeous Designer Series Paper! Quilling is so much fun...and these flowers are a great product of this rolling paper technique. They are also a great way to cheer up a sick friend and they will last a lot longer than real flowers! Paired with the whimsical "get well" card, they’re sure to make someone smile!

To join Craft Project Central during the month of August (or any month for the past year for that matter!) head on over and subscribe!! Just click on the month(s) that you are interested in subscribing to. Each subscription only cost $10! You will get detailed, full-colored, step-by-step instructions for 10 amazing projects...only $1 per project!

I have 8 more projects to share this month (and one of them is mine!), as well as a bonus project!

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Projects you may have missed:

Gift Card Holder & Box

Monday, August 1, 2011

Creative Elements Gift Card Holder & Box...on CPC!

I'm so excited to announce that I get the honor and privilege of being a guest designer (again!) for Craft Project Central during the month of August. My project will come later in the month, but I have TEN other projects I will be showcasing as "project candy" every few days all designed by ten different designers.

The first project was designed by Sharon Burkert at As The Ink Dries.

Gift cards are so popular! Here’s another pretty way to package your gift cards to make them extra special! This project is also a quick and easy club or class project as well as a great item to sell at craft fairs!

Head on over to Craft Project Central to subscribe to the month of August. You will receive complete picture tutorials and step by step directions for 10 projects.
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