Sunday, October 16, 2016

Getting Creative With DSP!

My creation for this month's tour is a cute Christmas home decor project using scrap wood I found.

This month, Stampin' Up! has a great special on selected Designer Series Paper patterns, buy 3 get 1 free!
I chose three patterns from the Presents & Pinecones (141986) collection.

After selecting the paper, I measured the size of my wood blocks and cut the DSP a little bigger than the block.  I glued the paper on the block using Golden Soft Gel medium and left it dry.  Once it was dry, I used a utility knife to cut off the overhang and then with a sanding block, I sanded the edges smooth.

Using the Stars Framelits, I cut 4 stars from the Delightful Dijon with stars pattern.  I cut 4 strips of Shimmery White and used the Banner Punch to notch them.  I cut the N - O - E - L out of the pattern that looks like a knit sweater and assembled them as shown using SNAIL.  I attached a strip of gold sequins using glue dots.  The finished  size of each block is about 3 1/2" X 6".

I hope you enjoyed my project. Now on to Tracie Evans Langley

Melissa Bolinger: 

Anne Matasci:

Pam Staples:

Monday, October 10, 2016

Just Decorate It

The theme this month is "Just Decorate It!"  and this is what I chose to decorate!

I received a collection of frames some time ago and was saving them for the perfect project.  I think I found it!

For this project, I used paper from the Blooms and Bliss DSP collection along with the Jar of Love Stamp set and Everyday Jars framelit.

The colors used in this project are:  Island Indigo, Mint Macaron, Delightful Dijon, Crumb Cake and Early Espresso.

Thank you for stopping by.  Feel free to leave me a comment!

Please continue on to the next blog.
Happy Creating!


Saturday, October 8, 2016

Only 3 days Left!

Happy Saturday!

In case you weren't aware, Stampin' Up!s monthly craft kit (Paper Pumpkin) is being offered as a BOGO but only until Monday, October 10th.

You pay $19.95 plus your state's sale tax for the first month (October) and get November's kit FREE!

To give you an idea of what is in the latest kit, watch my Facebook video! Paper Pumpkin BOGO

Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Keep it Pink

In keeping with the pink theme, I created this cute little test tube holder using more of the Blooms and Bliss Designer Series Paper that is currently being offered by Stampin' Up! as a buy 3 get 1 free special.

I used one of the test tubes from the September Paper Pumpkin kit.  These test tubes can hold little strips of paper with words of encouragement, little treats, etc.

Thanks for stopping by!


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Monday, October 3, 2016

Ultimate Pink Blog Hop

Welcome to Artfully Created Designs!

My name is Connie and I love many crafts.  For the past 8 years, I have focused on papercrafting. You can see many of my creations at

My latest creation was for the Ultimate Pink Blog Hop.  This is the first of a yearly event involving Stampin' Up! demonstrators from all over the world. You can view more by going here.

The frame size is 8" x 8" and I used a design from the Blooms and Bliss Designer Series Paper collection. 

I hope you come back to see more of my creations.


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