Welcome to Craft Project Central for October!!
Here is a sneak peak at the projects that have been loaded so far this month. You will have access to all of these great projects when you subscribe to October! Remember that new projects will be posted every two to three days until the end of the month, so make sure to check back often or subscribe to our email updates!
Fabulous Fall Centerpiece Ensemble!
Welcome autumn into your home with this Fabulous Fall Centerpiece! First you will learn how to create a glimmering pumpkin that is the perfect focal point for your table or mantle. Next you will make two coordinating candles that accent the pumpkin beautifully. A sprinkling of autumn leaves and 3-D acorns add just the right touch to your fall décor. And to top it off, there is a darling card that can be framed, given away or adapted to make name markers for your Thanksgiving table. This ensemble is simple to make and will add something special to your home this season!
“Basket of Wishes” Scraplings!
There are several interpretations of “scraplings”, and in this tutorial a scrapling is a card (or tag or any other creation) that gets its start from a scrap of cardstock or paper . . . or both! Although the cards in this tutorial get their start from full sizes of cardstock and are presented with exact measurements, the intention is that you will feel inspired to create cards and tags of all shapes and sizes from your stash of scraps. When you need to create a quick card but the scraps all seem too small, think outside the box and use them to create a non-standard sized card. The good news is that scraplings should fit any size (mailable) envelope that you have on hand, and the recipient will enjoy the odd size/shape of the card! This tutorial includes instructions for making a pocket holder that has been custom-designed to perfectly hold the set of “scraplings”. Another thing to love about this tutorial is that it features one set of designer paper and (mostly) one stamp set.
Thankful Gift Ensemble!
This project provides a plethora of ways to give thanks for the coming Thanksgiving Holiday, or for anytime you want to just be thankful! In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to quickly transform a Spiral Memo Pad into a Personal Thankful Journal. The Gift Bag Punch Board makes the coordinating Note Card Holder a snap to create, and just the right size to hold a plentiful stack of Note Cards to write all your thoughts and memories on. You’ll also make a simple, but trendy Tagged Mason Jar to hold all your thankful Note Cards. Be sure to include a Project Life Journaling Pen to write on the Note Cards that will fill the Jar. And, of course, the Thinking of You Card is the perfect partner to any or all of these projects for gift giving!
A Birthday Fiesta!
Let’s have a Fiesta! In this tutorial, you will find six cards designed with the Birthday Fiesta Suite of stamps, framelits, Designer Series Paper, and Festive Embossing Folder- one of them is even a Christmas card! They are all tucked in a card box to give as a gift, too. This tutorial would be great for demonstrators to use for a Product Class since it includes two fun fold cards.
Kids’ DIY Christmas!
Children love to give gifts that they’ve made. How many of us have proudly worn a macaroni necklace created by one of our favorite children? This project will show you how to help your child create a gift that is useful and lasting. Best of all, children will learn a little about science and gardening. Fun and cheerful tags using the Here’s to Cheers bundle complete the gifts, and they’re packaged in the 6” x 12” Gusseted Cellophane Bags. Use the leftover bags to create a cute wreath to hang on your front door. Children will be proud that they helped with décor and gift giving this season. This would make a fun class for older elementary or middle school children, or for children and parents.
Boxes of Thoughts!
It’s time to start thinking about decorating for the holidays and here is a great project to help you get a jump start for your Thanksgiving and Christmas Décor. This project will make the fun mantel piece for both as it is double sided. Just turn it around after Thanksgiving is over and you are ready for Christmas!
Merriest Wishes Tags & Gift Box Set!
Gift packaging is something we need throughout the year, especially during the holidays! This gift box is designed to include four individual compartments, just perfect for the Merriest Wishes gift tags. The tutorial also includes four gift tag designs. The tags can be easily customized to your favorite colors, images, or greetings, from the Merriest Wishes/Merry Tags Bundle. Just make four of each design and you will have sixteen beautiful tags to give to that special person this year. Or, you can leave off the divider and fill the Gift Box with candies! The Gift Box containing the candy uses Candy Cane Christmas and Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper.
Paisleys & Posies Card Set & Purse!
Paisleys are all the rage right now, and this card set will be perfect for all paisley-lovers! This set includes two different card designs, and three need to be made of each to fill the cute purse-box that goes with it. This project features the beautiful Petals & Paisleys Suite of products. Make one as a gift, and make another one for yourself. This would also make a great product-based class.
Butterfly Basics Painted Tote Set!
Learn how to get a double dose out of your photopolymer stamps by getting both a background and a detailed image from the same photopolymer stamp! This Painted Tote Set includes a paint-stamped canvas tote, a set of matching tote notepapers and a beautiful tag for gift giving. What a fun project to keep small hands stamping! You can add additional gifts to the totes such as stamps, stamping or scrapbooking treats! These totes make great gifts for the holidays and any special occasion!
Star Album with Coordinating Card & Tag!
This set of projects is a gift set, photo album and home décor piece for the holidays, all in one. The Star Album has seven unique decorated panels and seven spots for photos. The wide variety of stamps, materials and techniques used make it an extra special gift or home décor item. Some of the panels are simple and others have a lot of detail, but they are all finely crafted to pair with your treasured holiday pictures. The coordinating tag and card can be given separately or the whole ensemble can be given as a gift to one special recipient.
October Bonus Project!
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Warmth & Cheer Christmas Ornaments
It’s hard to believe, but it’s time to start making your Christmas projects for this year! This tutorial shows how to make four, festive Christmas ornaments for your Christmas tree. The ornaments feature the Pretty Pines Thinlits, Starlight Thinlits, and the Warmth & Cheer Designer Series Paper Pack. These ornaments would also be perfect for decorating the outside of your Christmas gifts. This would make a great Christmas class, too.
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