All About Owls Gift Set for Craft Project Central

It’s all about owls and all about simplicity!  You don’t need a million supplies to make a gift set that you can be proud of!  Learn how to make this adorable owl from Whisper White card stock and then turn him into an embellishment for cards and a card holder.  Take it to the next level by making the same owl from Simply Pressed Clay!  The clay owl will stand up tall in a plant or pencil cup! This set would make a great class and would be a fun way to involve children in your crafting!

All About Owls Gift Set SP

This cute project comes to you designed by Michelle Wecksler. To get the instructions for Michelle’s project, just subscribe to February over at Craft Project Central.  And if you have a minute, please leave Michelle a comment on her project.

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Happy Birthday Box Set – January Bonus Project for Craft Project Central

With this fun Birthday Box Set you will be ready for those birthdays that pop up throughout the year. This gift set features five different fun card designs that double as gift card holders and five small gift bags that are perfect for a gift card or any other small gift. All of this comes with a fun box to keep it all in so it’s ready when you need it! This would be fun class project too!

Happy Birthday Box Set SP

This fabulous project comes to you designed by Amanda Corbet. This is a bonus project!  Bonus projects can be obtained by subscribing to two or more months in a row, putting the Craft Project Central badge on your blog, or by referring a friend and when they subscribe, letting us know. And if you have a minute, please leave Amanda a comment on her project over there.

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Stampin’ Up Weekly Deals & Monthly Specials

Weekly Deals

Prices good January 27 – February 2, 2015. Click on the picture below to take advantage of these great deals!




  • Shop: Earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration product for every $50 you spend (before shipping and taxes) between January 6 and March 31.
  • Host: Host/Hostess Benefits are great during Sale-A-Bration.  If you place an order or host a workshop during Sale-a-bration where the total reaches $250, you will get an additional $25 in Host Dollars/Hostess Cash to spend!
  • Join: It’s a great time to join Stampin’ Up! as a new demonstrator!  New demonstrators can choose one of the following limited-time Sale-A-Bration offers when joining between January 6 and March 31:
    • Option #1: Receive a FREE Simply Created Project Kit from the occasions catalog with your Starter Kit
    • Option #2: Receive 2 FREE Sale-A-Bration items of your choice with your Starter Kit.

Let me know if you have any questions about Sale-A-Bration or joining Stampin’ Up! as a Demonstrator.


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You Brighten My Day

Tammy has a fun and bright set of colors for this week’s challenge over at Nacho Average Challenges.


When I saw that these were the same colors as in the Beach House Washi Tape, I knew that I wanted to use those. I also used one of items you can earn for free during Sale-a-bration —  the You Brighten My Day stamp set.


Stamps: You Brighten My Day
Ink: StazOn Jet Black, Crushed Curry, Pool Party
Paper: Pool Party, Crushed Curry, Whisper White
Other: Beach House Washi Tape, Crystal Effects

I think you can see it in the picture, but I covered the lightbulb with Crystal Effects so that it would look more like glass. It came out pretty cute! The finished card is 4″ x 4″.

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Domed Pedestal with Floral Bouquet & Card for Craft Project Central

A fitting tribute, this flower bouquet is enthroned on a glimmering pedestal and protected under a shiny clear dome. Flowers in Wisteria Wonder, So Saffron, and Blushing Bride are tied around their stems with silky Wisteria Wonder Seam Binding.  My coordinating card is dedicated to my sister, but could also be a fitting tribute to your lovely mother or other special woman in your life.

Domed Pedestal Floral Bouquet & Card SP

This fun project comes to you designed by Bev Adams.  To get the instructions for Bev’s project, just subscribe to January over at Craft Project Central.  And if you have a minute, please leave Bev a comment on her project.

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Gingerbread Party Scrapbook Page

Cindy has a fun and festive sketch for us over at MDS Monday this week. It has room for some great designer series paper and a fun banner.


I had a couple of cute pictures from the Gingerbread House party that one of Eve’s classmates hosts every year. They even bring in snow, a fun treat for these California kids.

Gingerbread Party Scrapbook Page by Yapha

The paper is all from the Candy Cane Lane digital kit. I love the colors in it!

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Wood You Be Mine?

There is a great color challenge over at ColourQ this week. I combined it with Jaydee’s sketch at The Paper Players.

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I had to get the new Wood You Be Mine stamp set to make a Valentine for my woodworking husband. These colors were perfect!

Wood You Be Mine by Yapha

Stamps: Wood You Be Mine
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Strawberry Slush, Coastal Cabana
Paper: Crumb Cake, Strawberry Slush, Coastal Cabana, Whisper White
Other: Burlap Ribbon, 2″ Circle Punch, Circle Framelits, Woodgrain Embossing Folder

This is such an adorable set! I see many more cards coming with it.

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Baby Star Card

There is a fun challenge over at The Friday Mashup this week. The two parts are (1) to make a baby card and (2) to use brown, aqua, and tangerine. (I’m not sure why they are no longer using Stampin’ Up color names…) I combined them both and made a baby card with Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana, and Tangelo Twist.

Baby Star Card by Yapha

Stamps: Something for Baby
Ink: Coastal Cabana, Tangelo Twist, Baked Brown Sugar
Paper: Tangelo Twist, Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana, Whisper White, Irresistibly Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper
Other: Lucky Stars Embossing Folder, Baby’s First Framelits, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack (star), Brayer

The great star paper is from the Sale-a-Bration pack called Irresistibly Yours. It has resist designs on it, so you can put whatever ink you want in the background and they show up. Those stars are just one of six designs that come in the pack. I used my brayer to apply Tangelo Twist ink to the background.

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Stacked with Love Notes & Treat Pouch Gift for Craft Project Central

Get ready for that someone special with this complete gift set! A simple, but sweet Note Card Box is fun and easy to make. It holds nine 3” x 3” cards and envelopes that will be easy to access, and perfect for those quick notes everyone needs to write! The Treat Pouch is the perfect companion that will hold those special goodies you want to share. And the coordinating card is simple, sweet and stunning! And, if that’s not enough… this tutorial will teach you a ribbon trick that you’ll love and use again and again!

Stacked with Love Notes & Treat Pouch Gift SP

This fun project comes to you designed by Julie Beltramo. To get the instructions for Julie’s project, just subscribe to January over at Craft Project Central.  And if you have a minute, please leave Julie a comment on her project.


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Worm Wishes

There is an interesting sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches this week. I combined it with the fun color challenge from Color Throwdown.

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There is a super cute hostess set in the Occasions Catalog. I had to get it right away, and specifically for this adorable little worm with this greeting. There is also a bird, balloon, and cake in the set.

Worm Wishes by Yapha

Stamps: Time to Celebrate
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tempting Turquoise, Pink Pirouette Blendabilities, Melon Mambo Blendabilities, Old Olive Blendabilities
Paper: Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, Brights Designer Series Paper
Other: Circle Framelits, 2-1/2″ Circle Punch, Brights Candy Dots

Have I mentioned how much I enjoy coloring with the Blendabilities? They are great! And now you can earn them as your free Sale-a-Bration items! HOw great is that?

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