Sunday, October 30, 2011

Halloween Treat Bags

I usually don't do much halloween but this little girl from the stamp set Greeting Card Kids (#119887, wood or #120633, clear) is just too cute! The "bag" is made with the Fancy Favor die (#115965).

I colored her with the Stampin' Write Markers, using 2 different shades of one color or using a light hand to color in the area and then go back over with the same color to add darker shading.

Here she is again as a tag on a 1" x8" Cellophane Bag (#124134). I used the 2-1/2" Circle punch (#120906) to punch out the image of the little girl and the large scallop is from the Scallop Circle #2 die (#113469).

Happy Stampin'-


Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Playing with Cookie Stamps

Finally made some cookies and used the new Stampin' Up! Cookie Stamps (#125152). They come with two recipes and I made the sugar cookie one (the other is shortbread). The stamps works great. I have some other cookie stamps that are a clay and often have troubles with them sticking to the dough but no problems with these rubbery stamps! Even though you roll the cookie dough balls in sugar, I dipped the stamp in sugar just to make sure it didn't stick at all.

I tinted the dough to make it orange but didn't use quite enough and it is a lovely shade of peach.

When I do these again I will make the balls a bit smaller as these turned out huge! Otherwise very happy with the results.

Another neat idea that I may try is using the cookie stamps with chocolate and fondant as shown in the photo below that I did not make. This photo is from a video on Stampin' Up! about the Cookie Stamps.

Happy Stampin' (and bakin')-


Sunday, October 23, 2011

Petite Pocket Needle Case

I was playing around with the packing paper that comes in a Stampin' Up! box and decided to cut out a Petite Pocket with it. If you don't have any of this packing material a brown paper bag would work well.

See the cute little scallops under the flap? those are from the edge of the Dotted Scallop Ribbon border punch.

For the needles I cut a piece of wool felt and used sticky strip to adhere at the top only.

Supplies used:

113439 - Big Shot die cutting machine

123131 - Petite Pocket die

122530, wood or 122532, clear - Established Elegance stamp set

119275 - Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch

119864 - Round Tab punch

104199 - Linen Thread

Card Stock - Not Quite Navy and Soft Suede

Classic Ink - Not Quite Navy, Soft Suede, and Crumb Cake

Happy Stampin'-


Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Beau Chateau Mannequin Pin Cushion

Made this adorable Mannequin pin cushion the other day with the Beau Chateau Designer Fabric (#122336). "She" stands about 15-1/2" tall and would also work great for displaying jewelry on.

The fabric flower has a brad from the Antique Brads (#117273).

You can find the pattern for this project at .

Happy Sewing-


Saturday, October 15, 2011

Advertisement in Woman's Day Magazine

Hitting the stands this week if a holiday supplement from Woman's Day Magazine that contains this beautiful ad from Stampin' Up!

Supplies used to creat the stocking:

113439 - Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine

124098 - Holiday Stocking die

120175 - Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder

123832, wood or 123834, clear - Dear Santa stamp set

1241041 - Early Espresso quilted satin ribbon

Happy Stampin'-


Saturday, October 8, 2011

Sounding Joy Tree Topper

I saw this tree topper idea in a magazine and thought I would try making one. I really love how it turned out.
I didn't take many pictures while I was making this but will share what I did do.

First I cut a piece of cardboard with the Circles #2 die (the largest on on there, #114526). Then I cut 2"x3" pieces of the First Edition Specialty paper (I used 26, #121878) and rolled them into a cone shape and stapled the botton to hold them. With a hot glue gun I started adding them around the cardboard circle on the outer edge and then added another layer on top of that in just a little from the outside layer. You can see how I staggered them with the top layer filling in the gaps left in the bottom layer.

You can see that I covered the cardboard circle with a piece of First Edition paper, pierced a hole through the center of the cardboard to add a wire loop. I hot glued the wire on the other side that would be covered with the embellishment.

Using the Tea Stain vintage ink spot from the Distressing Essentials Kit (118762), I rubbed it over the paper cones and the star in the center to give them an aged apperance.

To create the center medallion I used a piece of Silver Glimmer paper (1-1/2" x 12") and scored it every 1/2" using the Simply Scored Scoring Tool (122334). Adhered the two ends together to create a medallion. For the star I used The Sounding Joy (121967 or 121979) stamp set and stamped the star shaped words with Crumb Cake on Very Vanilla card stock then stamped the "Let Earth Receive Her King" with VersaMark ink and Pewter Emboss Powder (124114). I cut the image out following the star shape of the words then hot glued it to the center.

It doesn't show in the photo, but I did spray the whole thing with Champagne Mist shimmer paint (116806) mixed with rubbing alcohol.

Happy Stampin-


Monday, October 3, 2011

Cookie Stamps

Create beautiful, hand-stamped cookies for the holidays with Stampin' Up!'s new Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps (#125152 - $16.95). Just make your favorite shortbread cookie recipe and stamp away! Includes solid wood handle with three interchangeable stamp images, two recipes, and tips for use.
There are also coordinating products perfect for showcasing your stamped cookies for holiday gift giving.
For more details look here .

Happy Stampin' -


Saturday, October 1, 2011

Painting with Dazzling Details

Add a little color and sparkle to your images by painting with Dazzling Details (124117).
All you need is the Dazzling Details, an ink refill, and a paint brush. I used a small paint palette to mix a little Dazzling Details with a couple of drops of ink (depends on how dark you want it, start with one and add as needed). Mix with a paint brush and then paint on your image. Just that simple!

Here is how the card looked before:

and here is how it looks after:

I am so happy with how it turned out. Hope you liked this idea.

Happy Stampin'-