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From Trash to Treasures!

We all know it’s good to recycle, but having a recycling bin in your house is just a reminder to take out the trash. However, those same items – empty bottles, cans, and packaging products – organized in a pretty basket labeled “Re-purpose for Crafting”, are a springboard to creativity. As Earth Day approaches, dig into that “re-purpose” basket. Pull out an empty can, some old catalogs or magazines, and some brown paper and Styrofoam packaging to create a lovely floral bouquet and coordinating note card. In this tutorial, you’ll learn three versions of a Faux Cloisonné technique, and you’ll quickly age and rust that vegetable can from last night’s dinner. After all, the center of “earth” is “art”, so let’s create something beautiful while we protect our planet. Bonus: Many steps in this project are perfect for children. While they may need help with some of the cutting and embossing, most of it is “kid-friendly”. What a great way to help our children learn to appreciate our resources by re-purposing trash and turning garbage into art.

 


 

 

This pretty project comes to you designed by Buffy!

 

To get the instructions for Buffy’s project, just subscribe to February (or one of our 3, 6 or 12 month discounted packages that include February!)!  And if you have a minute, please leave Buffy a comment on her project!

 

 

Have a great crafting day!


Posted on : Feb 11 2017
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Creating Pretty Cards – Sketch Challenge #68!

Each month in addition to the great 3D projects that we have for you, we also host a monthly card challenge – Creating Pretty Cards!!

 

To help you recreate the sketch each month, we’ve also provided 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!!

 

A couple guidelines before we get started and you submit your creations to our challenge!

 

Please Do!:

  • Share cards related to each month’s card challenge using Stampin’ Up! supplies only.
  • Post the card to your blog or other online forum (e.g. Splitcoaststampers).
  • When posting the card to your blog or other online forum consider using as a keyword CPCX, with the X representing the card challenge number. E.g. For this our 68th challenge it would be CPC68.
  • Use the link tool below to link to your card (not just your blog, please).
  • If posting to your blog, please link back to Craft Project Central.
  • Leave comments for those that share their card creations! Thank you!

 

Please Don’t!:

  • Try to advertise with your creations.
  • Use non-Stampin’ Up! supplies, stamp sets, ribbon, accessories, etc. on your creations.

We reserve the right to remove submissions that don’t meet the above criteria, but we don’t want to have to do that, so please do the do’s!

 

For every ten cards submitted, we’ll pick one winner of a free month subscription here on Craft Project Central! The winner(s) will get to select the month of their choice! So if we have 15 submissions this month we’ll randomly pick one winner from all submissions*. If we have 40 submissions we’ll randomly pick four winners from all submissions*, and so on! We really want to give away some free subscriptions, so please do join our challenge!!

 

*If our project designers submit a card for your inspiration this month, they won’t be in the winner random-selection pool, but their cards will count towards the “for every 10 cards submitted winner total”.

 

 

Here is our next Creating Pretty Cards – Card Challenge #68!!

 

 

 


 

 

Creating Pretty Cards – Sketch Challenge #68

 

Both the card sketch and the inspiration card were designed by one of our very talented designers, Monika! We can’t wait to see what you all come up with. So please join us!

 

 

 

We hope that you will be inspired to try your creativity, join our challenge, share your creations today and have the chance to win a free subscription!! Our challenge ends on February 28th but don’t wait, submit your creation(s) today!




Posted on : Feb 10 2017
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Home Sweet Home Wreath & Card!

Did you get the instructions for this Home Sweet Home Wreath & Card project when it was posted last March? If you didn’t and you’d like to, you’ll want to subscribe to March 2016 before it is deleted from the site on March 1st, to make room for March 2017 projects!

 

 

Home Sweet Home Wreath & Card SP

 

 

The start of Spring brings the home-buying season. Are you in need of a house-warming gift for someone in your life? This wreath would make a perfect house-warming gift and the card would make the gift complete. The wreath is made with an embroidery hoop, and the beautiful Botanical Gardens Suite of products. The card coordinates perfectly with the wreath.

 

 

If you already subscribed to March 2016, you’ll want to make sure to download all of the project instructions before March 1st too!


Posted on : Feb 09 2017
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Wildflower Fields Card Ensemble!

Did you get the instructions for this Wildflower Fields Card Ensemble project when it was posted last March? If you didn’t and you’d like to, you’ll want to subscribe to March 2016 before it is deleted from the site on March 1st, to make room for March 2017 projects!

 

 

Wildflower Fields Card Ensemble SP

 

 

Explore using the Wildflower Fields Designer Series Paper and Flowering Fields Stamp Set  while making this lovely set of cards and coordinating portfolio box. This ensemble features six unique card designs. Make it to stock up on your own cards or package them up in the portfolio box to give as a gift to someone special. This would make an excellent hostess gift or class project!

 

If you already subscribed to March 2016, you’ll want to make sure to download all of the project instructions before March 1st too!


Posted on : Feb 07 2017
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All Year Cheer Décor Ensemble!

Cheer up your home all year long with the All Year Cheer Décor Ensemble! Brighten up your mantle, a table or shelf with this classic HOME décor piece that includes interchangeable elements for each month of the year! And why not make two? Keep one for yourself and give the other as a gift with the coordinating card.


 

 

This pretty project comes to you designed by Julie!

 

To get the instructions for Julie’s project, just subscribe to February (or one of our 3, 6 or 12 month discounted packages that include February!)!  And if you have a minute, please leave Julie a comment on her project!

 

 

Have a great crafting day!


Posted on : Feb 06 2017
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St. Patrick’s Day Punch Art Leprechauns!

Did you get the instructions for this St. Patrick’s Day Punch Art Leprechauns project when it was posted last March? If you didn’t and you’d like to, you’ll want to subscribe to March 2016 before it is deleted from the site on March 1st, to make room for March 2017 projects!

 

 

St Patricks Day Punch Art Leprachauns SP

 

 

Leapin’ Leprechauns! Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and share the luck of the Irish with your friends and family with these fun treats and cards. People can’t help but smile when they see these adorable punch art leprechauns and shamrocks. This project includes two treat holders, a bookmark, and two matching cards. They are fun for grown-ups and children alike and would also make a great class or club.

 

If you already subscribed to March 2016, you’ll want to make sure to download all of the project instructions before March 1st too!


Posted on : Feb 05 2017
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Designer Line Up for February!

Welcome to Craft Project Central for February 2017!!

 

What month do people get the least amount of sleep?  February because we’re all up crafting Valentine gifts for our loved ones!  Oh, and because it only has 28 days!

 

We have a great line up of projects to share with you this month!  Most are using new stamp sets and embellishments from the new Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Catalogs!  But don’t forget, if you don’t have those supplies, our projects are easily adapted to using supplies that you do have on hand! 

 

We have two new guest designers this month, Cindy Mitchell-Clark and Tina Rappe!  Make sure and check out their fun projects when they post this month!  Here are Cindy, Tina and the other awesome designers bringing you their creativity this month!

 

 

Cindy Mitchell-Clark – www.cindysstampingcorner.com

 

 

Tina Rappe – www.stampinstudio.com

 

 

Christy-Fulk

Christy Fulk – www.createwithChristy.blogspot.com

 

 

Buffy-Cooper

Buffy Cooper – www.buffycooper.wordpress.com

 

 

Julie Warnick – www.juliew.stampinup.net

 

 

Regina Andari – www.workinouttheinks.blogspot.com

 

You can find out more about each of these talented designers on our The Designers page. Also, don’t forget to check out their blogs to see more of their great creativity!

 

As always, thanks so much for joining us and subscribing here on Craft Project Central!  Thanks too, for the comments that you leave on the designer’s projects! They read them and appreciate your comments on their projects!

 

Also, please don’t forget to join our Creating Pretty Cards Challenge monthly sketch challenge this month!! We really want to keep doing the challenges and continue to give away free subscriptions, so please join the challenge and share your pretty creation(s).

 

Jacque and the Craft Project Central Design Team


Posted on : Feb 04 2017
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Creating Pretty Cards – Sketch Challenge #68!

Each month in addition to the great 3D projects that we have for you, we also host a monthly card challenge – Creating Pretty Cards!!

 

To help you recreate the sketch each month, we’ve also provided 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!!

 

A couple guidelines before we get started and you submit your creations to our challenge!

 

Please Do!:

  • Share cards related to each month’s card challenge using Stampin’ Up! supplies only.
  • Post the card to your blog or other online forum (e.g. Splitcoaststampers).
  • When posting the card to your blog or other online forum consider using as a keyword CPCX, with the X representing the card challenge number. E.g. For this our 68th challenge it would be CPC68.
  • Use the link tool below to link to your card (not just your blog, please).
  • If posting to your blog, please link back to Craft Project Central.
  • Leave comments for those that share their card creations! Thank you!

 

Please Don’t!:

  • Try to advertise with your creations.
  • Use non-Stampin’ Up! supplies, stamp sets, ribbon, accessories, etc. on your creations.

We reserve the right to remove submissions that don’t meet the above criteria, but we don’t want to have to do that, so please do the do’s!

 

For every ten cards submitted, we’ll pick one winner of a free month subscription here on Craft Project Central! The winner(s) will get to select the month of their choice! So if we have 15 submissions this month we’ll randomly pick one winner from all submissions*. If we have 40 submissions we’ll randomly pick four winners from all submissions*, and so on! We really want to give away some free subscriptions, so please do join our challenge!!

 

*If our project designers submit a card for your inspiration this month, they won’t be in the winner random-selection pool, but their cards will count towards the “for every 10 cards submitted winner total”.

 

 

Here is our next Creating Pretty Cards – Card Challenge #68!!

 

 

 


 

 

Creating Pretty Cards – Sketch Challenge #68

 

Both the card sketch and the inspiration card were designed by one of our very talented designers, Monika! We can’t wait to see what you all come up with. So please join us!

 

 

 

We hope that you will be inspired to try your creativity, join our challenge, share your creations today and have the chance to win a free subscription!! Our challenge ends on February 28th but don’t wait, submit your creation(s) today!




Posted on : Feb 03 2017
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Sending Love Valentine / Love Sampler!

In this tutorial, you will be creating a stunning home décor piece that will fit into a 5” x 7” frame.  Using the products from the Sending Love Suite from Stampin’ Up!’s 2017 Occasions Catalog, you will learn how to make each of the sampler squares and then to assemble into the frame.


 

 

 

This pretty project comes to you designed by Cindy!

 

To get the instructions for Cindy’s project, just subscribe to February (or one of our 3, 6 or 12 month discounted packages that include February!)!  And if you have a minute, please leave Cindy a comment on her project!

 

 

Have a great crafting day!


Posted on : Feb 01 2017
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Cottage Greetings Mini Card Box Set – February 2016 Bonus Project!

Did you get the instructions for this Cottage Greetings Mini Card Box Set bonus project when it was posted last February? If you didn’t and you’d like to, you’ll want to subscribe to February 2016 before it is deleted from the site on February 1st, to make room for February 2017 projects!

 

To get the instructions for this bonus project, just subscribe to February 2016, and meet one of the other 2016 bonus project requirements of, 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!

 

Cottage Greetings Mini Card Box Set SP

 

 

The six cards in this set are 3” x 3” cards, and are perfect to attach to any gift. They’re also perfect to leave a little note to those you care about. There is a cute purse-like box to keep them in, too. The cards and box feature the stamp set, Cottage Greetings, the designer series paper stack, Pretty Petals, and the Lots of Labels Framelits Dies. This card set would also make a great gift.

 

If you already subscribed to February 2016, you’ll want to make sure to download all of the project instructions before February 1st too!


Posted on : Jan 30 2017
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