Saturday, October 26, 2019

October Challenge #22 & Sept Winner!

Welcome to Crafter's Castle October Challenge #22

This month's sponsor is Little Blue Button Stamps and they are offering a $10 Gift Code to their store for the winner!

As always our challenges are ANYTHING GOES
but we like to throw in an OPTION to challenge you and 
this month's OPTION is Fall/Autumn!
This is an OPTION for fun and not a requirement.

Please review the CHALLENGE RULES (see tab above)

And now it's time to announce September's WINNER of the Passport To School digital kit from Taylormadecards4u

Please contact Janie at
to claim your prize!!!

And here is a badge for you to proudly display

And the fabulous TOP 3 
in numerical order


I hope you proudly display your TOP 3 badge

You will love the inspiration provided by Crafter's Castle Design team and Guest Designers this month!

(In alphabetical order)






Now it's time to inspire us with YOUR creations!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Teabag Dispenser - Directions & Diagram


I designed a teabag dispenser that will perfectly hold the teabag packets from the Small & Precious Cozy Autumn Bundle from VectoriaDesigns.  My video tutorial will show the making of both of them.  To go along with the video I have provided the written directions along with a diagram to help in making the teabag dispenser box.

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Wirtten directions to accompany my video tutorial 

Cut a 12x12 piece of cardstock to 11 1/2" x 10 3/8"

With cardstock on scoring board 11 1/2" across the top
Score at 2 5/8", 5 1/2", 8 1/8", and 11"

Turn clockwise with 10 3/8" across the top and the 1/2" score line at the bottom.
Score at 1/2" full length 
2 7/8" to the second score line
3 3/8" full length
7" full length
7 1/2" to the second score line
9 7/8" full length

Turn 180 degrees with 10 3/8" across the top and the 1/2" score line that was at the bottom is now at the top.
Score at 
2 7/8" to the second score line
7 1/2" to the second score line

Using the diagram, cut and remove the sections as shown.  The solid lines are CUT lines and the dotted lines are score lines to FOLD on.  Fold on all score lines (dotted lines) inward or valley folds, to create the box.

BEFORE adhering box together decorate each of the panels and lids of the box.  Once you have done that you will cut a slit opening for the tea bags to dispense from (see the next directions)

Lay box flat.  The center panel that has the lids attached to it (above and below) is the panel you will cut a slit in.  Measure up 1/4" from the bottom of that panel and cut a single slit from edge to edge of that panel.  Then cut another slit the same way 1/4" above the first slit.  Cut on the edges to remove that 1/4" piece of cardstock.  Next using a 1/2" - 1" circle punch (whatever size you have) to cut a half circle notch in the upper center of the slit opening.

Now you are ready to adhere the box together.  To make it easier cut mitered angles on the edge of each flap.  Next add 1/2" double-sided tape, or other adhesive, to the 1/2" tab on the side of the box and attach to the panel at the other end to create the box.  Fold in end flaps.  Glue the bottom lid and flaps together to seal it.

Optional: Cut one of the left over pieces of cardstock to 2 1/2" x 2 3/4" and glue to the inside bottom of the box to help seal it and make it more stable.

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Sunflower Wall Hanging With Taylormadecards4u "Textured Florals"

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Hello everyone!  I hope you're having a wonderful Fall day.  For today's project I made this beautiful Sunflower wall hanging using "Textured Florals" digital papers from Taylormadecards4u 
You can watch my video on the making of this beautiful wall hanging by CLICKING HERE

The "Textured Florals" digital paper pack comes with SIX gorgeous papers perfect for any, albums, journals, planners, home decor, or whatever you want.
Textured Florals - Paper pack

You can find more wonderful digital papers and "passport" kits at Taylormadecards4u by clicking HERE 
And to see more fabulous projects be sure to check out Taylormadecards4u Blog and see what the rest of the design team has created!  Just CLICK HERE

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Saturday, October 5, 2019

Cute Fall Card with Little Blue Button Stamps

As I have said before, Fall is my favorite time of year.  I love the colors, cool brisk air, and getting to wear cozy clothes.  Getting to make a Fall themed card for my husband just seemed like the perfect thing to do when I saw this "Season Of Love" digital stamp set from Little Blue Button Stamps.
The girl in the picture reminds me of me.....sometimes I wear braids, and love to wear leggings with my short skirts.  So like I said....perfect for a card for my husband :) 
I used my Cricut in the making of this card as well as coloring with my Spectrum Noir markers.  For more details and a better look at my card please watch my video HERE.

Be sure to check out Crafter's Castle Challenge HERE
This month's sponsor is Little Blue Button Stamps and the prize they are offering is a $10 gift code to shop in their digital store.  You can visit Little Blue Button Stamps HERE.

Challenges I've entered....
Make My Monday - #106 Autumn
Crafting Happiness - #16 Orange
Little Red Wagon - #517 Pumpkin Party
Fab 'n' Funky - #451 Autumn Colors
Crafty Gals Corner - #199 Fall Colors
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog - #237 Fall & Sentiment
Die Cut Divas - Fall Colors

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Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Notepad Notebook - Taylormadecards4u

It is Fall/ favorite time of year!  The leaves are changing to a variety of beautiful colors and the weather has cooled off and it's time for cozier clothes.

I was so happy to make a project with a Fall theme and for this project I used the Passport To Fall digital kit from Taylormadecards4u.  It is such a beautiful kit with so many possibilities.  I truly love Love LOVE it!
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For my project I decided to make a notepad notebook that I have been wanting to do a tutorial on for several years but it always seems to get forgotten.  So I'm happy to share it with you now.
Here you can see how beautiful they are, but if you would like to see them inside and out as well as my tutorial, please watch my video by clicking HERE

To see all the beautiful projects the rest of the design team has created, please visit Taylormadecards4u blog HERE.
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I hope you all are enjoying the beautiful Fall weather!

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