Thursday, July 31, 2014

Paper Pumpkin Offer

There’s no doubt you’ve heard of Paper Pumpkin. Have you given it a try? Now is the time! Get 50% off* your first two months when you sign up by September 10. Go to and use promo code: HALFOFF2.

After your first two months, keep the creativity coming for just $19.95 US/$24.95 CAN + tax per month (shipping included). Each month a fully designed project kit will arrive at your door with stamps, ink, and paper—everything cut and ready to go.

It’s commitment-free! You can cancel or suspend your membership at any time—really! So, go on, give it a try. What do you have to lose? (Except some boredom.)

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Floral Tote Bag & Card – July Bonus Project!

Posted: 29 Jul 2014 03:00 AM PDT
Need a beautiful way to present a special gift to someone awesome? Use this fun flower decked tote bag to hold your gifts and complete the set with the matching card. The finished tote is 9” long, 3” wide, and 9” deep so it can hold several small gifts or one larger one.

Floral Tote Bag & Card

This pretty project comes to you designed by Amanda!

To get the instructions for Amanda’s project, just subscribe to July and meet one of the bonus project requirements of subscribing to two or more months in a row, putting the Craft Project Central badge on your blog, or referring a friend and when they subscribe, letting us know!  And if you have a minute, please leave Amanda a comment on her project!  Thank you so much for joining us and subscribing to July!  Have a wonderful crafting day!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Hello Star

I used the little star paper from the Maritime DSP and framed a star. I stamped hello using the Four You set and punched a little heart for the o. I love this color combo...Melon Mambo meets Coastal Cabana. Fun for all!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Summer Party Banner & Card

Posted: 26 Jul 2014 03:00 AM PDT
This banner and matching card set is great for any summer party! Perfectly fun and bright it will bring smiles and festivity to any gathering! Use the project instructions and change up the colors for any party theme, birthdays, showers and any holiday!

Summer Party Banner & Card

This fun project comes to you designed by Heidi!

To get the instructions for Heidi’s project, just subscribe to July!   And if you have a minute, please leave Heidi a comment on her project!  Have a fun crafting weekend!!

Sunday, July 27, 2014

HSS Sketch Challenge #190

I have been looking at this sketch for a week or so and kept putting it off. Behold, the deadline is here so it is finally time for me to create. I used the ever so handy Moonlight DS paper stack and a new stamp set called Age Awareness for this card. I think the sketch is ever so fun and this is my take on it. My colors are: Lost Lagoon, Hello Honey and Basic Gray with Whisper White. 

Saturday, July 26, 2014

CCMC313 - Sketch Challenge


A fun sketch. I thought I might make a quick little card for this sketch. I started with my Confetti Celebration DSP and chose colors that coordinated with it. I love, love, love that Stampin' Up! started putting all the matching colors on the back of the package. My card base is Pistachio Pudding and the DSP is 2 pieces fronts and backs on those pieces. I added the cute elephant from Zoo Babies.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Secret Gift Box & Card

Secret Gift Box & Card!

Make this gift box with secret boxes inside to anyone for many different occasions, such as a birthday or a wedding. It can hold embellishments, jewelry, and/or candy. It also looks great on a desk holding office supplies. It is very easy to make and you don’t need a lot of craft supplies. You can leave it simple or add different embellishments to suit your style. Great for a stamp camp, or as a class project.


This pretty project comes to you designed by Monika!

To get the instructions for Monika’s project, just subscribe to July! And if you have a minute, please leave Monika a comment on her project! Have a wonderful crafting day!!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Craft Project Central - Hideaway Cupcake Container & Card!

Posted: 21 Jul 2014 03:56 AM PDT
This little ‘Hideaway’ Cupcake Container is a festive way to wrap a birthday gift for someone special. Or, how about just filling it with some yummy little treats? Whatever you choose to put inside, the recipient will surely be delighted with the container. The quick and clean card, with the coordinating envelope, will be sure to please as well!

Hideaway Cupcake Container & Card

This cute little birthday treat project comes to you designed by Julie!

To get the instructions for Julie’s project, just subscribe to July! And if you have a minute, please leave Julie a comment on her project! Have a wonderful crafting week!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challnege 324 (TSSC324)

I am playing with the Monday Lunchtime Sketch today and yes, I am playing on a Monday! I am usually so far behind, especially with this new job! So, I had to come up to work on my tutorial for the August Craft Project Central and I decided to do this one first! Ooh and I am on a time crunch but sometimes you just have to "play" before work. This is the sketch and this is my take on it for this week.

Supplies Used:

Maritime Designer Series Paper133696

Sea Street Clear-Mount Stamp Set133988

Night Of Navy 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock100867
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock100730

Coastal Cabana 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock131297

Silver Baker's Twine132976

Monday, July 21, 2014

Masculine Cards & Paper Weight

Posted: 19 Jul 2014 03:58 AM PDT
Sometimes you just need a card or two, appropriate for a man and sometimes you need something appropriate to give to a man to use. This set is intended for as gift for a man and was kept simple and non-frilly as a man would like best. In addition, the project includes a matching paper weight!

Manly Man Cards & Paper Weight

This fun project comes to you designed by Judi!
judi Sparks 2

To get the instructions for Judi’s project, just subscribe to July!  And if you have a minute, please leave Judi a comment on her project!  Have a wonderful crafting weekend!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

DIY Cuteness

#DIY book covers using Stampin' Up! Designer Series Papers.
Paint a crate, cover some books, stamp on old vase and Voila! Do it yourself cuteness.
Great for a dorm room or small apartment.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Fry Box - 3D

Happy Birthday Fry Box
• Amazing Birthday Stamp Set

• Pistachio Pudding Cardstock
• Whisper White Cardstock
• All Abloom Designer Series Paper Stack

• Lost Lagoon Classic Stampin’ Pad
• Pistachio Pudding Classic Stampin’ Pad

Stampin’ Up! Accessories
• Gusseted Cellophane Bags
• Pistachio Pudding Thick Baker’s Twine
• Stampin’ Dimensionals
• 1-1/4" Circle Punch
• Big Shot
• Fry Box Bigz L Die 

Friday, July 18, 2014

Personalized Lobster Notecard Gift Set

Posted: 16 Jul 2014 03:00 AM PDT
This boxed set of lobster-themed nautical notecards just screams summertime at the beach. The notecards are easily accessible in their handy box, and can be personalized with almost any name. It includes a matching card for easy gift giving.

Lobster Notecard Gift Set

This great project comes to you designed by Yapha!
Yapha Mason

To get the instructions for Yapha’s project , just subscribe to July! And if you have a minute please leave Yapha a comment on her project! Have a wonderful crafting day.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Organization Gift Set

Posted: 17 Jul 2014 03:00 AM PDT
Did you get the instructions for this Organization Gift Set project when it was posted last August? If you didn’t and you’d like to, you’ll want to subscribe to August 2013 before it is deleted from the site on August 1st, to make room for August 2014 projects!

Do you know someone who could use some more organization in their craft space? Or could you use some pretty organization yourself? This set will make your space a little more cheerful while helping you stay organized! You can corral all those wonderful ideas and inspirations on the pretty framed pin board complete with rose push pins. You can keep your notes from running away with the pretty clipboard. All your lovely completed cards will be nicely sorted in the hanging card pockets sorted by category making them easy to find.
If you already subscribed to August 2013, you’ll want to make sure to download all of the project instructions before August 1st too!

You Make Me Happy Card

You Make Me Happy Card
• Perfect Pennants Stamp Set

• Crumb Cake Cardstock
• Pool Party Cardstock
• Whisper White Cardstock
• Fresh Prints Designer Series Paper Stack
• Tea Lace Paper Doilies

• Pool Party Classic Stampin’ Pad
• Real Red Classic Stampin’ Pad

Stampin’ Up! Accessories
• Silver Bakers Twine
• Hardware Clips Essentials
• Stampin’ Dimensionals
• Envelope Punch Board
• Big Shot
• Banners Framelits Dies

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Mojo Monday Meets Color Collection

Week 2

Well, I have been so busy lately that I have not gotten to play nearly enough and it shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. I finally broke away after dinner tonight to play. I came across both of these sketches and since I have been in such a masculine card mood I figured I should do another and these colors really lend to that mode. The sketch is fun and easy to play with. Put them together and this is what I came up with...

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Topiary Home Decor

Posted: 15 Jul 2014 03:00 AM PDT
Did you get the instructions for this Welcome Topiary Home Decor with Box project when it was posted last August? If you didn’t and you’d like to, you’ll want to subscribe to August 2013 before it is deleted from the site on August 1st, to make room for August 2014 projects!

Welcome your house guests with this vintage-style topiary welcome banner. This would look great in any home’s entryway. Make one as a gift and another one for yourself. Colors can be customized to match your entryway’s color scheme. This would also make a great home d├ęcor class.

Flower Patch Cards and Box

Posted: 14 Jul 2014 03:00 AM PDT
This cute little card box will hold several 3” cards and envelopes! These cards are nice to have on hand and are perfect to tuck into a gift. This project also makes a great gift, class idea or easy project to put together to sell at a craft show.

Flower Patch Cards & Box

This pretty project comes to you designed by Laurie!

To get the instructions for Laurie’s project, just subscribe to July! And if you have a minute, please leave Laurie a comment on her project! Have a wonderful crafting week!

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Perfect Pennants

I am using the new DSP stack called Moonlight and it features many of the newest In Colors. For this card I focused on the Balckberry Bliss and the Hello Honey. Such a striking a pretty contrast. The stamp set is Perfect Pennants. 

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Posted: 10 Jul 2014 03:00 AM PDT
Create a lovely summer tea tray for your front porch. You can easily switch the designer series paper and stamped images in the tray for a fresh look for any season, and the coasters are so simple to make, you’ll want a set for every occasion. Complete the ensemble with a darling Simply Pressed clay box for candy, sugar or flowers.

Summer Tea Tray

This lovely project comes to you designed by Buffy!

To get the instructions for Buffy’s project, just subscribe to July! And if you have a minute, please leave Buffy a comment on her project! Have a wonderful crafting day!

Friday, July 11, 2014

Birthday Card from Pintrest/Stampin' Up!

Love the look of this card. Very striking...Basic Black with what looks like the chalk marker pen coloring the insides of the daisies. Very pretty. Thanks for sharing!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Craft Project Central

Welcome to Craft Project Central!

Welcome to Craft Project Central, your one-stop shop for great projects showcasing Stampin’ Up! products. From stamping to scrapbooking, home decor, jewelry, and more!
Whether you’re a new or seasoned Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, or an avid crafter looking for fun crafting ideas, you’re in the right place! Craft Project Central offers ideas for workshops, classes, clubs and just plain fun crafting!
What makes Craft Project Central different? Each month you subscribe to will give you access to 10 projects with detailed, full-color, step-by-step instructions. Projects are easy to duplicate, are practical, and functional projects that you will have fun making and be able to use yourself or give as gifts! Not every project you get on Craft Project Central with be unique, never-before-seen projects, but what you will be getting are projects adapted to current and popular Stampin’ Up! products with easy to follow instructions. All of this for only $10 for each month that you subscribe!

We’ll also have a bonus project each month. to receive access to the bonus project, just post our blinkie on your blog, or subscribe to two or more months in a row, or refer your friends and when they subscribe, let us know!

New projects will be loaded every two to three days. Once you subscribe check back often for your new projects. Projects once posted will stay on the site for one year.

Feel free to use these projects in your workshops, classes, and clubs!

Happy crafting!!


Sea Street Nautical Party Ensemble!

This Nautical Party Ensemble is perfect for a Boy’s Birthday, 4th of July party or Summer BBQ party. It starts with an invitation to the party, next is an adorable Sail Boat favor, cupcake topper and garland to add extra sparkle, then a Thank You card to tell everyone you enjoyed their company and cannot wait to see them again. Finally, for that special Birthday someone there is a Triple Easel Birthday Card.

Sea Street Nautical Party Ensemble

This fabulous project comes to you designed by Carol!
Carol Lovenstein

To get the instructions for Carol’s project, just subscribe to July! And if you have a minute, please leave Carol a comment on her project! Have a wonderful crafting week!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014


This card uses the Swallowtail stamp. I stamped over Vellum using the Smoky Slate ink. Then I layered it over Pink Pirouette and finally Basic Gray. Very pretty and simply elegant.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Bloom with Hope

Bloom With Hope Altered Can Set!

This Bloom With Hope Altered Can Set is a pretty way to brighten up a room in your home or brighten up someone’s day! This set features an altered can, coordinating votive light, and a matching card for gift giving. Place some bath salts in the altered can and use the set as a gift or to create a spa-like feel in your bathroom!

Bloom With Hope Altered Can Gift Set

This great gift ensemble project comes to you designed by Michelle!
Michelle Wecksler

To get the instructions for Michelle’s project, just subscribe to July! And if you have a minute, please leave Michelle a comment on her project! And if you’re in the US, have a fun and safe 4th of July!

Monday, July 7, 2014

Feels Good

I started this card with a scrap from the Sending Good Thoughts card I showed a couple of days ago. I had a little scrap of the DSP left on my desk and that inspired the rest of the look. I grabbed my Washi tapes and Voila!

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Bootiful Occasions

Kick up yer heels! It has been a great holiday weekend. My grand babies are here visiting from Georgia and we have enjoyed the fireworks all around and just visited a lot of iconic places around Oklahoma City. I just got the Hardwood background stamp and used it for this card. Just a fun boot card and it reminds me that I am wearing my boots this weekend.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Creating Pretty Cards Challenge

Heidi King 037

Both the card sketch and the great inspiration card were designed and made by one of our very talented and long time designers, Heidi! 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, and share your creations today!! Challenge ends on July 31st, but don’t wait, submit your creation(s) today!

Now for my submission. Mine does not go into the drawing for a free month of tutorials but yours does. So, why not play along. A free tutorial is earned for every 10 cards submitted. Yes, you can play more than once!

Craft Project Central Designer Line Up

Designer Line Up for July!!

Happy July!! As always at the beginning of the month, I’m excited to let you know who our designers are for the month! This month we have one new designer joining us, Carol Lovenstein! I was super impressed with her project when I saw it and can’t wait to share it with you! Her project posts on the 7th, so make sure you come back and download it! When you see it, you’ll want to jump in and start creating!! I hope you’ll join me in welcoming her and all the veteran designers to our design team this month!

Carol Lovenstein
Carol Lovenstein –

And, here is the line up of our fabulous designers that will be bringing you great projects this month!
Julie Beltramo –

Laurie Zoellmer –

Yapha Mason –

Monika Davis –



Michelle Wecksler
Michelle Wecksler –


judi Sparks 2

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!

Thanks so much for the comments that you’ve been leaving on the designer’s projects! The designers read them and appreciate your kind words on their efforts to bring you great projects each month! We hope that you’ll be able to join our Creating Pretty Cards Challenge monthly sketch challenge this month!! We really want to keep doing the challenges and give away some free subscriptions, so please join the challenge and share your pretty creation(s).

Here’s to another fun, craft-filled month here on Craft Project Central!
Jacque and the Craft Project Central Design Team