Christmas is just around the corner and soon you will be thinking about packaging and about how you can add a nice touch to your gifts... well, here are some ideas to dress up your gift giving! You can pick from a small gift bag, a gift card envelope, or some fancy holiday tags! How about making all of the above along with a greeting card, and a cute box for those sweet tags? This gift set is the perfect holiday present!
Saturday, November 18, 2017
Sunday, November 12, 2017
These pocket creations can be made all winter long. Fill the snowman with chocolate for Christmas and Hanukkah or add a gift card and a pair of sunglasses for some spring break fun. Hang the angel on your country Christmas tree or add a heart and a sentiment to turn it into a Cupid gift tag for Valentine’s Day. Add a gift card or cash to the pocket inside the card for Christmas or any winter birthday. Showing the multiple ways this bundle can be used makes it a great product-based class, as well learning a new technique.
Monday, November 6, 2017
It’s time to get your Christmas decorating done, and this tutorial has three Christmas decorations that would make a good addition to your collection. They would make great handmade gifts, too. There’s a Bethlehem lighted scene, a Christmas tree ornament, and a Christmas luminary. The projects would also make a great Christmas Décor class.
The tutorial for this awesome project, which was designed by Christy Fulk, can be found at Craft Project Central.
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
With Christmas just around the corner, you may need a few extra cards or tags laying around! This tutorial featuring classic Christmas colors from the Be Merry Designer Series Paper and the Carols of Christmas and Labels to Love Stamp Sets! In addition, this handy decorated box will hold five cards that are lightly embellished, coordinating envelopes and tags. This makes a super cute gift to be used for Christmas or you can always change up the sentiment to create a thank you gift box for a totally different look. Also, makes for a great class idea for Demonstrators.
The tutorial for this project, which was designed by Liz, can be found at Craft Project Central.
Saturday, October 28, 2017
The swap theme for my class this month was Craft Project Central's Creating Pretty Cards - Card Challenge #76. Did you know that you, too, can participate in the challenge? For every 10 cards that are created and uploaded HERE, a winner will be drawn to receive a FREE one-month subscription to Craft Project Central. This is what Sketch #76 (a gate fold card) looks like:
And these are the awesome cards that my stampin' friends and I created (first picture shows the front of the card, and the inside of the card is shown directly below):
If you'd like to participate in this month's Creating Pretty Cards - Card Challenge #76, you still have a few days to do so!
Are you ready for the Fall season? No matter where you live, with this project you can bring some Fall (or Thanksgiving) feel into your home. Dress up your table with pretty paper leaves. Make a paper pumpkin, a slip-on silverware cozy/name holder, a greeting card… and decorate a candle. This is the perfect project for the season with the gorgeous colors.
The tutorial for this gorgeous October Bonus project, which was designed by Monika Davis, can be found at Craft Project Central. Bonus projects can be obtained by subscribing to the 3-month, 6-month, or 12-month subscription packages that include the month for the Bonus projects for which you'd like the tutorial.
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
As the building of the mountain house got closer to completion, I started thinking that we needed something to display the year that the process (purchase of land) began. I had quite a variety of ideas, but the best one came when my parents brought a really heavy (possibly cement) jug that had once been in my grandmother's basement. I ❤️ this jug!!!! It's quite large, and I just knew it would be the perfect base.
Since I was coming to "the farm" (that's what I call the mountain house) last night, I used my Cricut Explore yesterday to cut the design from brown vinyl so I could apply it to the jug. The look is so pleasing to me!!!! I mean, really . . . it's truly perfect! The cotton stems were purchased from Hobby Lobby and Magnolia Market. Huge thanks to my son, Chad, for taking a quality picture for me.
Monday, October 23, 2017
Visions of sugarplums dancing in your head? Create charming ornaments featuring three of the most well-known characters from the Christmas classic "The Nutcracker". Hang them in your own tree or give them as a present with the matching gift box. The foil snowflake, sentiment and embellishments are sure to make a wow package presentation. The cute, quick matching card pulls the set together for a complete and elegant handmade present this holiday season.
Saturday, October 21, 2017
It's 3:00 a.m., and I have just finished a Halloween decoration that I want to share with you! Check it out:
Details about this décor project (frame size is a whopping 24" x 30") can be found at my new blog, Décor Creations with Regina. If you like what you see, go ahead and click the "Follow by Email" link in the right sidebar. I also invite you once again to visit, like, and follow my new Facebook page HERE.
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
What quilter wouldn't love this receiving this Quilter's Christmas Sampler to adorn their sewing room wall at Christmas?! This 12" x 12" sampler looks as if it's made of fabric and will delight any person who loves to sew. Quilters, stampers, and crafters of all kinds have a lot in common - an appreciation of handmade projects made with love and patience. This sampler is no exception. Make one for your favorite friend who quilts/sews and "warm" their heart!
Thursday, October 12, 2017
Paper crafters often have friends and family who need a last-minute card for a birthday, and, of course, they usually ask for one when you have the least amount of time to make it. Then there are those times when you remember a co-worker’s birthday as you’re running out the door and don’t have time to make a card. In this tutorial, you’ll make a box to hold birthday supplies, and we’ll use the Birthday Delivery Bundle – complete with the Birthday Delivery Photopolymer Stamp Set, Birthday Friends Framelits Dies, and Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper – to create coordinating cards, gift card envelopes, tags, and gift bags. This box is very easy to put together, so you may want to use an extra pack of the Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper to make a set for a gift.
The tutorial for this party-ready ensemble, designed by Buffy Cooper, can be found at Craft Project Central.
Saturday, October 7, 2017
A bottle of wine is a lovely gift to have on hand for a housewarming gesture, a bring along to a party for the host, or a birthday/holiday treat for just about anyone! A special hand crafted wine tag or stamped card shows thought went into your practical gift of a bottle of wine!
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Are you ready for a new sketch challenge? I had the pleasure of designing this month's sketch for Creating Pretty Cards - Card Challenge #76 at Craft Project Central this month, and I chose a fun fold (Gate Fold) that looks like this:
Below is the card that I made, and you can see the FREE tutorial for it HERE:
My card features the Oh So Eclectic stamp set and coordinating dies. I hope that you will create a card for the sketch challenge! You can upload your card and see others that have been created for the challenge HERE. Remember . . . for every 10 cards that are uploaded for the challenge, one lucky participant will receive a FREE one-month subscription to Craft Project Central. If there are 20 cards uploaded for the challenge, there will be two winners, and so on.
I recently had an idea that I wanted to try, but it wasn't something that I could do (on my own) from start to finish because it involved sewing. I shared the idea with my mother and, being her sweet, sweet, sweet self, she purchased the perfect fabric for my pillow project. I had given her a long list of suggested pillow sizes and, not much later, she handed me a little stack of what looked like plain fabric bags--closed on three sides, open on one side. I loved having a variety of sizes to work with, so I got busy! From Chalk Couture, I chose the Farm House Chalk Transfer which has lots of fun images. After playing around with which images fit the fabric, I chose to work with the following colors of Chalkology Paste: White, Brownie, Charcoal, and Red. This past Sunday, I stuffed the pillows, and my mother sewed up the unfinished side. All that was needed was a decorative holder, which I purchased yesterday. I love that it coordinates nicely with the Charcoal color on all of the pillows:
In case you're wondering, I chose to not mix fabric medium with my paste since these pillows are on the smaller side and the stuffing can't be removed for washing. I'll just have to spot-clean them, although I hope they just won't get dirty. ;-)
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Sunday, October 1, 2017
Need some Autumn cards? Need a Fall-themed, handmade gift idea? If the answer for either of these questions is yes, this project is for you! This project includes a box with a flap lid that holds six cards with six envelopes. It also includes three Autumn card designs…birthday, thank you, and friend. Make two of each to fill the box. This would also make a great card class!
If this card set doesn't set the mood for Fall, I don't know what will! The tutorial for this project, which was designed by Christy Fulk, can be found at Craft Project Central.
Friday, September 29, 2017
I was scrolling through project photos today and came across this one that I don't remember sharing on my blog:
The photo itself is quite poor, but I fell in love with the card and envelope all over again. I like the assorted textures on the card, and I also like the color combo . . . Powder Pink, Lemon Lime Twist, Soft Suede and, of course, Whisper White.
Friday, September 22, 2017
Remember that fantastic "Vintage Truck" transfer from Chalk Couture that I've been raving about? Well, mine finally arrived yesterday, and today I created this huge (24" x 30" frame) design just in time for Fall.
Working on this design was quite fun and much easier than I thought it would be, mainly because the image transfer was quite smartly designed, taking into consideration the color layers that the user might prefer. The Chalkology Paste colors that I used were: White, Charcoal, Pumpkin, Orange, Mocha, Caribbean, and Thai Teal. As predicted, the Vintage Truck transfer has already sold out, but I'll be glad to let you know when Chalk Couture replenishes the stock.
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Thursday, September 21, 2017
The swap theme for my class this month was Halloween, and I think everyone did a fantastic job! Here they are:
Debbie used a fun pop-up fold that was one of our August class projects. This is the festive front of her card:
And this is the inside:
I don't have any current Stampin' Up! Halloween designer paper or stamp sets, and I had to think really hard about how to create something Halloweenish. This is what I came up with:
I used the tiny bat image from Glamper Greetings, created a cat (looking out the die-cut window with a piece of Tangerine Tango Foil Frenzy paper behind him) with the Fox Builder punch, Fringe Scissors were used to cut the nighttime grass, and the "spooky tree" was a die-cut from the Bouquet Bunch Framelits.
I was so pleased with how creative the swaps were this month, and I'm already looking forward to next month's swaps!
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
I've had the Fall Leaves transfer from Chalk Couture for a while, and I paired it with the brand new (available next month) Thanksgiving Place Setting transfer to create this Fall wreath.
The surface for my wreath is a 12x12 canvas:
The paste colors that I used were Tiffany, Pumpkin, Mustard, Brownie, Mocha, Brick, and Evergreen.
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I am so excited about a brand new Chalk Transfer from Chalk Couture . . . it's appropriately named "Vintage Truck" (order yours HERE) and it looks like this:
This image transfer is so awesome!!!! As a matter of fact, when I ordered one for myself, I actually placed a second order for one more of these transfers just in case something happens to the first one. My orders haven't arrived yet, but one of my uplines had these "work in progress" photos to share:
I invite you to visit (and like/follow) my Facebook page, Decor Creations with Regina. I have shared some videos there that show how to "transfer" the awesome images onto a chalkboard (or other) surface of your choice. Where can you apply the transfers? Chalkboards, walls, canvas, wood, metal, doors, glass, jars, etc. Don't forget to order a few jars of Chalkology Paste!!!!
SEPTEMBER PROMOTION: When you purchase 5 Chalk Transfers, you will receive a FREE Angled Squeegee!
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Stampin' Up!'s Paper Pumpkin promotion will be ending soon so, if you've thought about trying the fun project kits, now is a great time to do so!
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Sunday, September 3, 2017
The Chalk Transfer of the month at Chalk Couture is Ghosts and Ghouls (HERE), and it's just in time to begin working on Halloween projects. As I was studying all of the fun images, it occurred to me that the spooky hand could hold a pumpkin! With four jars of Chalkology Paste (Orange, White, Brownie, and Emerald), I designed this mini chalkboard stand in about 10 minutes. It actually wouldn't have taken that long if I had been a smart cookie and had wipes and stirrers handy before I started.
Would you like to create this project, too? If so, then you will like my special offer! I will send a mini chalkboard stand (like the one that I used for my project) to the first five (5) people who purchase from me the Ghosts and Ghouls Chalk Transfer (or another one of your choice valued at $17.99+) and two (or more) jars of Chalkology Paste! Thank you in advance for shopping with me at https://regina.chalkcouture.com.
And . . . while your shopping at my Chalk Couture site, you may want to take advantage of the September promotion. With the purchase of five (5) Chalk Transfers (any size/price), Chalk Couture will include a FREE angled squeegee!
I don't remember if I've mentioned it before, but Chalk Couture is a new company that opened for business in October 2016, but their official launch was July 2017. I love the kickstarter video, which you can see HERE. There are so many gorgeous design ideas in that video! Their chalkboards are, indeed, a quality that you aren't likely to find anywhere else and the framed chalkboards are simply stunning! Having said that, one of the things that I love about the products is that the Chalk Transfers and Chalkology Paste can be used on a variety of surfaces . . . walls, mirrors, glass, canvas, fabric, wood, etc.--even inexpensive chalkboards that aren't even actual chalkboards!
If I can answer any questions or offer any assistance, feel free to email me at randari at Hotmail dot com.
Friday, September 1, 2017
Fall and Winter are my favorite seasons, and I'm even more excited for the changing seasons after seeing the brand new image transfers from Chalk Couture! Check them out HERE. The first one that I ordered is Baby It's Cold Outside:
I cannot wait to create projects with those adorable mittens and snowflakes! There are so many from which to choose, and won't they be perfect sprinkled with glitter!?!?
New Chalkology Paste colors have been recently added, and you can see all of the gorgeous colors available below:
Sunday, August 27, 2017
The project that I designed for Craft Project Central this month is featured today, and it is the August Bonus project! DID YOU KNOW? The bonus project can be obtained by subscribing to any of the three, six, or 12-month subscription packages that include the month that the bonus project is posted. Following is the introduction that I wrote for my project:
Create a pocket full of pretty cards that feature fun Watercolor Pencil techniques. One of the techniques featured in this tutorial demonstrates how to use one pencil to get the shading and coloring of two or three colors, but your favorite might be the “Cheater’s Reflection” technique. It is so easy and lends such a nice focal point for any card! Besides the fun pencil techniques, you’ll also learn how to make your own coordinating dimensional embellishments! If you decide to make this lovely ensemble to give to someone special, you’ll appreciate that there’s a tutorial for a pretty and simple pocket holder for the four cards.
On September 2, I will give a FREE one-month Craft Project Central subscription to a lucky winner! If you would like to get your name in the drawing for the FREE subscription, just click THIS LINK and leave a comment on my project. The winning name will be drawn on September 2nd and announced on my blog. Be sure to visit my blog again on the 13th to see if you're the winner.
Friday, August 25, 2017
One of the best things in my starter kit when I joined Chalk Couture was the Aiden chalkboard frame, and my plan was to decorate its chalkboard surface for Christmas. Unfortunately, the transfers that I used (Small Christmas Tree and Retro Ornaments) are no longer available, BUT . . . brand new transfers (including holiday designs) are coming on September 1.
It took a while for me to work up the courage to work on this project (the size is 9" x 12") but, as I am learning, working with the Chalk Couture chalk paste is so very easy--and quick! Best of all, if mistakes are made or if I change my mind, a cloth and a little water will wash the paste away. I love that!
Have you taken a look at the Chalk Couture products?
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
After years of teaching Kindergarten, my sister will be teaching 1st grade this year. I suppose that doesn't seem like much of a change but, to the teacher and the classroom, it is a change. Normally, I would make a card for my sister to wish her a fantastic school year, but I was in the mood to play with Chalk Couture's transfers and paste and created this fun sign:
I recently won the You've Got This transfer from Chalk Couture and, at the time, I couldn't think of an occasion when I might use it, but it turned out to be perfect for this project. What was even more perfect were the fun fish, bubble, and seaweed images from Under the Sea. A school of fish is just what a teacher needs, right? It's hard to tell from the photo, but I sprinkled glitter on the bubbles before the paste dried, and they're so sparkly in real life. Speaking of paste, the colors featured on this sign are White, School Bus Yellow, Orchid, Thai Teal, Royal, and Evergreen.
If you haven't checked out the awesome and fun Chalk Couture products, please visit my web site. If I can answer any questions for you, just let me know.
Stamped coasters are so simple and inexpensive to make! With the holiday season quickly approaching, it’s time to think about special people in your life you want to create a gift for. In fact, these stamped coasters would make great gifts for anyone, any time of year!
Monday, August 21, 2017
I'm sure I've mentioned before that I love to open the mailbox and find a greeting card. It doesn't happen too often but, when it does, I can hardly wait to get in the house to open the envelope. It happened recently that I received a totally adorable card from my friend, Laura Lipe. Laura and I met around 13 years ago at a North Carolina Stampin' Up! demo gathering and have been friends ever since. She was a mentor when my Stampin' Up! upline resigned shortly after I became a demo, but she quickly became a treasured friend. Laura is a very creative soul, and I have been waiting to share the card that she designed for the eclipse. Feast your eyes upon it:
In true Laura fashion, she had a special design for the inside:
It's a great design, isn't it? And, of course, a keepsake! Thank you again, Laura! Your creativity always dazzles me!