Tuesday, December 30, 2014

DIY Ruler Growth Chart

I'm back!!!! It's been a while since I've done a post on a project. But now that the holidays are over it's time to share all those Christmas presents that I spent all of December working on. My brother-in-law and his wife had a beautiful baby boy this past July. Since I don't get to spend a bunch of time with the new mom due to work schedules and such I really didn't know what to give her for Christmas. So I went stalking through her Pinterest boards and came across a pin of a giant ruler growth chart. It was so absolutely awesome and adorable! So I knew I had to make one for them.

The funny part was, I showed my husband and he asked "why would you want that?". Then I had to explain to him the purpose of a growth chart. I thought everyone knew what a growth chart was. Although my parents just marked it on a corner of the wall in the house. But this one is better because you can take it off the wall and move it with you without having to re-do the marks!

I started of by searching Pinterest and then Googled DIY Ruler Growth Chart and came across this tutorial at Wilder Do's. After getting lost on their blog oohing and ahhing over various projects I called it a day. It's such a huge relief to know what you're going to make. So I followed the tutorial and laid out the marks and numbers on a 1 x 8 that was 7 feet tall. I started off with the 6" mark and worked my way up.  

For the number templates I simply cut out some Times New Roman numbers that were 3" tall and cut out some stencils from card stock. I used the card stock stencils to trace the numbers onto the board. Then I used my wood burning tool with a chisel tip to outline everything. After much trial and error I found out that my soldering iron gets much hotter than the wood burning tool and that worked better and faster for filling in the lines and numbers. I know... I could have just painted on the lines and the numbers, but I really liked the color and texture that the wood burning added.


After everything was burned in I coated it with three coats of Minwax Polyshades in Pecan with a satin finish. I was running out of time so the fact that it was stain and polyurethane all in one step made it the go to product.  


Then it was just a matter of letting it cure completely and wrap it up. I even wrapped up the hanging hardware with it, so there is no excuse for not getting it hung up. 

Thank you April from Wilker Do's for showing me how to make this awesome project! I will definitely be pinning and building some of the other projects you've shared! 

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Monday, December 29, 2014

Floral Purse Card Set

This beautiful purse has a set of six cards with envelopes inside. There are two card designs, and they are both made with the Beautiful Bunch stamp set, Moonlight Designer Series Paper Stack, and Fun Frames Textured Impressions Embossing Folders to coordinate with the purse. The purse is made with Coaster Board, and there are two pockets inside to hold three of each card design and envelopes. This would make a wonderful gift and a great card class.



This beautiful gift set was designed by Christy! If you have a chance, please head on over to Craft Project Central and leave Christy a comment on her project!

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Saturday, December 27, 2014

Elegant Greeting Card Set and Box


Nothing makes a better present than a set of hand-made greeting cards. Make this elegant card set showcasing four different lay-outs, using the same stamp sets and same colors. Learn how to make your own striped paper using a stencil. The cards come in an envelope style box with its own decorative band. Great for a stamp camp, or as a class project.


This absolutely stunning project was designed by Monkia! If you have a chance, please head on over to Craft Project Central and leave Monika a comment on her project! 

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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Spiral Flowers and Polka Dots


This project uses an embroidery hoop to make a fun and easy work of art for your home. The coordinating card has a matching envelope with a unique twist on your “average” envelope. This trendy piece of art will put a smile on anybody’s face. It is so easy to make you will want to make two so you can keep one for yourself!


This lovely project was designed by Boni! If you have a chance, please head on over to Craft Project Central and leave Boni a comment on her project! 

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Sunday, December 21, 2014

Ornament Tree


What if you had a tree base that you could decorate all year round? This project features a unique and beautiful handmade sculpted tree. In this tutorial you will learn how to create an armature using upcycled cardboard. You will also learn how to color your Simply Pressed Clay to create realistic color for your tree. The set also includes instructions for four different types of mini ornaments you can decorate your tree with. You might even choose to make customized ornaments for holidays throughout the year and change the look of your tree with the changing seasons. Of course there are also instructions for a coordinating gift card so that you can gift these trees to friends and family for the holiday season. You might even choose to spend an afternoon or evening making ornaments with them! 


This stunning project was designed by Michelle! If you have a chance, please head on over to Craft Project Central and leave Michelle a comment on her project!

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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Toteally Terrific Golden Card Trio Gift Set


Who doesn’t love a fashionable tote? Just in time for the new year, this project features an elegant tote and three sophisticated cards, all featuring gold accents & embellishments. Think Watercolor Wonder Washi Tape, Gold Foil sheets, Gold Glimmer papers, Gold Brushed cardstock, Gold Fancy Foil Designer Vellum, gold heat embossing, Gold Glitter, and Baked Brown Sugar Classic Stampin’ Pad for a faux gold look. This tutorial will show you step-by-step how to coordinate all these wonderful products together for an amazing, perfectly finished look. This project is easy to assemble but looks like you spent hours on it. It’s a perfect New Year’s gift for that stylish and chic friend on your list!


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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Monogrammed Note Cards Gift Set

This festive set of note cards makes a wonderful gift for teachers, college students, and anyone else who might enjoy sending a personalized note. The handsome display case holds six single-sided note cards plus six folded note cards, for a total of twelve cards in three different designs. Wrapped in cellophane and finished with a tag, the completed project is ready for gift giving. This monogrammed gift pack is great for a stamp camp, a class, or making a gift for a friend.


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Saturday, December 13, 2014

Gold and Silver New Year Party Ensemble!


You will be ready to celebrate the New Year in style with this classic Gold and Silver New Year Party Ensemble! This fun and festive set features a banner, party hat, party blowers and a card/invitation! The banner will look fabulous hanging in your home anywhere you want to add some sparkle! You can create the decorative bottom edges of the banner pieces using the Labels Collection Framelits. The party hat can either be worn or used as a focal point in a centerpiece. And don’t forget party blowers! You can make them yourself to coordinate beautifully with your party d├ęcor. They are simple to put together and make any event a celebration! For the finishing touch, the matching card is perfect for invitations for your friends and family to come and ring in the New Year!  


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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Snow Day Party Ensemble


Unless you live near the equator – or Florida – you’re going to have snow in the winter.  It’s inevitable, so you might as well enjoy it and have a party!  Here are some fun – and “out of the box” – ways to use the Gift Box Punch Board and All Is Calm suite from the 2014 Stampin’ Up! Holiday catalog to make party favor boxes and a basket of snow party refreshments.  Add a fun invitation and a sparkly snow banner using the Build a Banner Simply Created Kit, and you’ll have the best party ever.  If you live in an area that doesn’t get much snow, or your party is in the spring or summer, it’s easy to switch it to a “no snow” or beach party just by changing the designer series paper and colors.


This wonderful winter project was designed by Buffy! If you have a chance please head on over to Craft Project Central and leave Buffy a comment on her project! 

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Sunday, December 7, 2014

Under the Tree Window Box and Money Holder


Fill this festive Window Treat Box with your favorite goodies for the perfect gift!  These boxes are easy to make, but sure to impress – and the window in the front adds just the right touch!  The coordinating money holder makes this ensemble the perfect gift for anyone on your list!


This wonderful project was designed by Laurie! If you have a chance, please head on over to Craft Project Central and leave Laurie a comment on her project! 

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Thursday, December 4, 2014

All is Calm Desk Accessories Gift Set


Get ready for the New Year by organizing your desk in fashion!! This compact and practical Calendar Easel sits atop a secret pull out drawer to store your note cards. Plus it folds flat if you needed to stow it away. The coordinating Pen Cup is an easy up-cycling project that is super fun to make! And when you buy the tutorial, you’ll see the super sweet and simple card that will make this the perfect gift set to give!


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Monday, December 1, 2014

Monthly Memories Album


Let’s face it . . . not every stamper is a scrapbooker, but we all have dates, events, activities, milestones, etc. that we’d like to record and remember. This Monthly Memories Album, which can stand on its own, is comprised of pockets—one for each month—with at least one card in each pocket to record (with journaling and/or photos) special events. Of course, photos and mementos can be included or attached to the front (and/or back) of each pocket. The whole family can be involved recording a memory about something special for each month! The handy gift bag features a really neat way to make sure the card doesn’t get lost or separated from the gift and, of course, there’s a gift box for the album! This is an especially perfect gift for a New Year’s party hostess, or host your own party and give this ensemble to each of your guests!


This beautiful set was designed by Regina! If you have a chance head on over to Craft Project Central and eave Regina a comment on her project! 

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Sunday, November 30, 2014

Gift Bow Christmas Creations!


It’s time to create all of those cute Christmas projects you need to make! Be sure to add these three projects to your list! All three are made using the Gift Bow Bigz L Die. The cute snowman makes a great decoration for any room, the angel ornament is perfect for any tree, and everyone would love to get a treat in this cute Santa box. These projects can be made quickly, so you can make them for all of your friends and family. Don’t forget to make one for yourself, too! This would also make a great Christmas, product-based class.  (I’m going to be making the angel ornaments with my nieces’ 5th grade class!)


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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Snowflake Flip Cards and Mini Album

Are you ready for some snow? Or at least a few snowflakes? This set explores using the Snowflake Flip Card Thinlits set to make four cards that double as gift card holders, a box to hold those lovely cards and a mini album. This would make a wonderful gift for someone special or a fabulous winter class project!


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Monday, November 24, 2014

Seasonal Printer's Tray

This Christmas Printers Tray and matching card would make a unique gift, that will be used year-after-year for someone special on your list. The colors – Lost Lagoon, Soft Sky, Smoky Slake and Pear Pizazz – go together to capture the image of a silent, snowy night.
This gorgeous project was designed by Sharon! If you have a chance, please head on over to Craft Project Central and leave Sharon a comment on her project! 

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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Triangle Shaped Lantern and Greeting Card


Make this triangle shaped lantern and learn how easy it is to make your own template. Switch out the vellum for cardstock and turn it into a gift box for teachers, friends, and neighbors or fill it with some treats as a party favor. Either way, it would also look great as a party or holiday table decoration. You can also make it in different sizes. Learn how to make your own heat embossed design, using a mask. Great for class projects, stamp clubs and or camps.


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Monday, November 17, 2014

A Wreath for Every Season


Inside this lovely box are six different card designs using the Wonderful Wreath stamps and Framelits. Get a glimpse of the endless possibilities of this truly wonderful wreath set. This makes a wonderful gift or class project and it’s all wrapped up ready to give to someone special!


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Sunday, November 16, 2014

Christmas Tree in an Exploding Box Gift Set

This gift set is perfect for a hostess, friend or co-worker.  The box is easy and quick to make with Gift Box Punch Board.  The lucky recipients will burst with excitement when they open the "exploding" box and find the beautiful free-standing Christmas tree ornament inside!  The tree can be removed from the box and used as a decoration for their desk or kept as a keepsake ornament to treasure for years to come.  The accompanying card makes the Gift Box feel even more like a gift!


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