The Craft Closet

A Cute Christmas Gift Card Holder

Can you believe that, in less than 3 months, Christmas will be here???  I can’t believe 2010 has flown by that quickly!!!  If you’re a non-procrastinating, get-ready-early-for-Christmas kind of person, you’re gonna love this gift card holder.

Jacque designed and created this gift card holder perfect for the upcoming holidays.  For more of her projects, visit her blog at  For details on to make this project for yourself, go to



This is a project that I designed and created for Craft Project Central, using some square coasters, the Two-Step Owl Extra Large Punch and Play Date Designer Series Paper.  You can get the instructions from, under the “News” tab.  The owl and DSP make a great combination for some creative and fabulous projects, like this one!!!

Play Date Pens/Pencils Holder-Side 1

Play Date Pens/Pencils Holder-Side 2

Scallop Circle Treat Bag Bonus Project

Brenda designed and created this pretty treat bag for Craft Project Central.  This will definitely add some style to any gift!

Scallop Circle Treat Bag

To view more of the talented Brenda’s projects, visit her blog at  To see how you can make this project, too, visit

Sunny Garden Teacher Gift

What’s the best way to show a teacher you appreciate their hard work????  By giving them a handmade gift, of course!!!

Sunny Garden Teacher Gift

Jacque designed and created this decorative clipboard set for Craft Project Central.  You can get the details for this project at  You can also see more of Jacque’s projects at

Birthday Bakery Goodie Set

This is a very adorable gift to give to a special someone for their birthday.

Birthday Bakery Goodie Set

Michelle designed and created this set for Craft Project Central (  To see more of Michelle’s projects, visit her blog at

Elegant Soiree Handbag

You have to just absolutely LOVE the new Elegant Soiree Designer Series Paper in the new catalog!!!  Look at what you can make:

Elegant Soiree Handbag

This project was designed and created by Naoko for Craft Project Central.  You can visit Naoko’s blog at to see more of her works of art.  You can visit or click on the blinkie on my blog to get details on how you can make this project for yourself.

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.

Apple-Peach Cobbler Recipe Page

Here is a recipe page I designed for Craft Project Central:

Apple-Peach Cobbler Recipe Page

Nothing like doing some punch art to get you hungry for cobbler!!!  For details on how to make this recipe page, go to!