The Craft Closet

Stuffed Mushrooms Recipe Page

I designed and created this recipe page for Craft Project Central:

Stuffed Mushrooms Recipe Page

Don’t you just love this stamp set???  It’s so cute that I just bought it without even knowing what I would use it for.  Thank goodness, I have a recipe that matches this stamp set!!!  And I’m glad that I got to use one of my favorite techniques…glitter window.  It’s a very easy way to add lots of bling to your project.  For details on how you can make this project too, along with many other fabulous projects,  visit


Faux Tin Ceiling Tile Card & Technique Page

Here’s another technique page to add to your collection:

Faux Tin Ceiling Tile Card & Technique

This project was designed and created by Zeva from for Craft Project central.  For details on how you can get this project for yourself, visit

Love Letters Purse and Cards

This elegant project was designed and created by Jacque for Craft Project Central.  It’s a great project featuring some of the new products from the 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog, like the new and lovely Crochet Trim and Love Letters Designer Series Paper.

Love Letters Purse and CardsTo check out Jacque’s blog, go to  To get more details on how you can create this project for yourself, go to

Orange Creamsicle Cake Recipe Page

If you love “refreshing” desserts, this cake is for you!!!  This is perfect for a hot summer day.  I designed and created this recipe page for Craft Project Central.

Orange Creamsicle Cake Recipe Page

For details on how you can make this page for yourself, visit

Because I’ve gotten quite a few requests, here’s the recipe.  Enjoy!!!

Orange Creamsicle Cake
1 box white cake mix  1 box orange Jell-O
1 cup cold milk (skim is okay) 1 box vanilla instant pudding
1 tsp orange extract  1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tub Cool Whip
Mix and bake cake as directed on the box.  Then, set aside to cool.
Mix Jell-O with 1 cup hot water.  Then, add 1/2 cup cold water.  Set
aside to cool.  Once cake is cooled, pierce cake with lots of holes and
then pour Jell-O mixture over pierced cake.
Mix cold milk and vanilla instant pudding together.
Add extracts and tub of Cool Whip.
Then, mix all together and spread onto cake.
Refrigerate cake to set before serving.

“Tote-Tally Tess” Tote

This totally chic project was designed and created by Jane for Craft Project Central.

"Tote-Tally Tess" Tote

Isn’t Tess so totally fab???  For more of Jane’s creations, visit her blog at  To get details on how you can make this project, too, visit

Elements of Style Thank You Card

For our Pacific Stampers’ Group Meeting Swap, I used the Elements of Style and Tiny Tags Stamp Sets to design and create my swap card.

PS Group Meeting Swap Card


Stamps: Elements of Style and Tiny Tags

Ink: Soft Suede, Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink, Old Olive and Certainly Celery

Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Certainly Celery, Soft Suede, Regal Rose

Accessories: Scallop Trim Border Punch, Certainly Celery 5/8″ Satin Ribbon, Blender Pen, Sponge Dauber, Jewelry Tag Medium Punch, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, 2-Way Glue Pen, SNAIL Adhesive, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals

To create the soft look of the flowers, I colored in the darker parts of the flowers by dipping the Blender Pen directly onto the Regal Rose Classic Stampin’ Pad.  I used the same technique to color the darker and lighter parts of the leaves as well.  I daubed Pretty in Pink ink onto the flowers.  Then, I applied Dazzling Diamonds Glitter to the flowers.

Red Velvet Cupcake Recipe Page

Below is a recipe page that I designed and created for Craft Project Central.  Not only the does the page look good, but the recipe itself is delicious!!!

Red Velvet Cupcakes Recipe Page

For more details on making this project, please visit

Baby Shower Thank You Card

I was totally surprised a couple weekends ago with a baby shower hosted by my sister and brother-in-law.  I didn’t expect it, of course, being that I had had all my baby showers when I had my daughter 9 years ago.  But it was a blessing to see my friends and family together and a blessing to become well stocked with baby boy goodies from now until eternity!!!

To express my appreciation, I made these thank you cards to send to everyone.

Baby Shower Thank You

I really wanted to use the monkey from the Fox & Friends set, but it’s temporarily misplaced.  I’m sure he’ll make his appearance soon.

Stamps: Fox & Friends, Thank You Kindly

Ink: Chocolate Chip

Card Stock: So Saffron, Whisper White, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue

Accessories: Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Big Shot Die Cutting Machine, Scallop Circle Punch, 1-1/4″ Circle Punch, 1-3/8″ Circle Punch, 1/16″ Circle Punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals, SNAIL Adhesive

Build-A-Bear Workshop Activity Kit

Here’s a cute kit, designed and created by Zeva:

Build A Bear Workshop Activity Set

This is perfect to keep a child busy playing with this adorable set.  To see some of Zeva’s other cool projects, check out her website at  For more details on this project, go to!

Stampage Group Meeting Swap

Here is a card I designed and created for my upline’s group meeting:

Watercolor Trio Swap Card

You may not be able to really see the square lattice embossing that I used as the 2nd layer of the card nor are you able to see the glitter.  At first I wasn’t too into the square lattice design, but, after using it, I realized it is rather nice, and you actually get two different embossed designs to choose from.  I also really love this stamp set.  I didn’t think it was really my style, but it has a very elegant and classic design.

Stamp: Watercolor Trio

Ink: Old Olive, Ruby Red and So Saffron

Card stock: Old Olive, Ruby Red, So Saffron, Very Vanilla

Accessories: Big Shot Die Cutting Machine, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, 5/8″ Old Olive Satin Ribbon, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL Adhesive