Monday, November 22, 2010

Candy Treat how tos

Sorry these are delayed.  I had an opportunity come my way, and I had to take yesterday to prepare some projects for it.  I'll share more as it develops.  It's a crafting thing too!  :D  I'm so excited!

Scarecrow Skittles Wrappers
The base is the Two Tags die, SU's BigZ Die # 115954 $21.95
Die cut 2 of the scallop tag.
Score 1/2" from bottom end on each.
Overlap bottom scored sections, attach together with Sticky Strip.
Secure Skittles package with Sticky Strip to inside of one tag.
Staple tags together at top.
Diecut leaves using Leaves #2 Die   #113459  $15.95
Attach 2 to front of tag with glue dots.

Scarecrow
1 - scallop circle 1 3/4" Crumb Cake
1 - Jumbo Oval punch - Stamp a section of More Mustard CS with a crackle BG stamp  using Crumb Cake - punch oval from that - cut in half or a little less than half.  I trimmed them again, after I had them cut in half.
1 Modern Label punch shape - punch from same scrap of More Mustard CS
Draw smile with Chocolate Chip or Early Espresso marker.
Cut triangle scrap from Pumpkin Pie.  Attach above smile. 
Attach wiggle eyes with Mono Multi Glue.
Attach 1/2 oval to top of head.  Layer Modern label hat brim over that.
Center between leaves attach with Sticky Strip.
I also tied a bit of fiber yarn around the base before I attached the scarecrow head.

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Reindeer Treat
The base is the Two Tags die, SU's BigZ Die # 115954 $21.95
Die cut 1 of the larger tag.
Fold Flap up.
Attach a 1" x 2.75" strip of designer paper to the front.
Attach a 1 3/4" Scallop Circle to tag so the top end tucks under with the flap.
Attach a Real Red 1 3/8" circle. 
Punch one owl.  Trim off the feet.
Punch one snowflake from Chocolate chip CS.  Cut into 3 sections. 
Attach one section behind head for antlers.
Draw smile with Chocolate Chip or Early Espresso marker.
My smiles are all a little lop sided.  They must have been sneaking egg nog, or it was because I did these at 2 am one night.  :)
For the shiny nose I embossed a scrap if Real Red with Clear embossing powder.
Punch out a 1/2" circle from this.
Attach wiggle eyes with Mono Multi Glue.
Attach to tag with Sticky Strip.
Inside to attach any candy treat, use a 1" section of sticky strip
on inside, back of tag.

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Peppermint Patty Treats
I used Chocolate Gold Coins inside of these.

Punch 6 1 3/4" Scallop Circle from Black CS.
Punch 6 1 3/4" Scallop Circles from blue dsp or CS.
Stamp a face on white for a snowman that will fit inside the 1 1/4" circle punch. 
It can even be part of a larger image like A Cute Christmas. 
I used the retired Cold Play set. 
For the treat on the left I stamped 2 circles to create a body. 
For the treat on the right I punched 2 snowflakes.

Slide them into the treat bag (I bought these from Clear Bags).
Tie the top off.  I punched out a phrase from the retied Cold Play set,
with the Modern label punch and added a snowflake.

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Butterfly Lip Gloss

Die 2 of the largest butterflies from the Beautiful Butterflies SU's Bigz Die  #114507 $21.95  -It is just half a body, so fold your papers in half first.
One of pastel cardstock and one of vellum.
Open the the vellum flat and emboss with the Elegant Lines Embossing Folder  #119277  $7.95
Layer these together, attach together at fold with Sticky Strip, fold in half with front facing out.  
Punch a hole through all 4 layers with the Crop A Dile, about 1/4" from fold.
Thread an 8" ribbon through the holes.
Open flat.  Attach lip gloss with Sticky Strip over fold.  Tie ribbon around this.

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Snowman Hats
It's full of marshmallows for snowman poop.  You could put anything small inside here.  Even a gift of jewelry!

I cut the tubes that the Decor elements come in into 3" lengths.
Die cut a circle with the Circle Bigz Clear Die  #114533  $19.95 from Black CS.
Punch a 2.5" circle from a post it.  Center it on the die cut circle. 
Cut snips in all around the post it to create flaps.

Attach Sticky Strip around one end of tube.  Set tube on circle (without post it)
Attach flaps by pressing upward onto Sticky Strop tape.
This creates your tube bottom.

Wrap 2 sided or Sticky Strip tape around top and bottom edge of tube.
Take black tissue paper 12" x 9"  Fold in half so it measure 6 " x 9".
Wrap around tube so it overlaps bottom edge by 1/4" to 1/2". 
Attach end with tape after wrapping all the way around the tube.
Carefully tuck tissue down into tube.

Die cut 2 more circles with Circle Bigz Clear Die  #114533  $19.95
Glue together.  Attach to bottom of tube with Mono Multi glue. 
Center tube over the circles and pressed down firmly. 
This will be the brim of the hat.

Tie a 16" piece of 5/8" Real Red grosgrain ribbon around tube.
Attach snowflakes with glue dots.
Fill a Cello Bags 50 ct. #103104 $3.95 with 1/2 cup of small marshmallows.

Twist tie shut.  I folded the bag over 1/3 the tall way so it slid into the tube easier.

The tag is a Real Red Decorative Label punch, a Garden Green Jumbo Oval punch, and the words are cut into a 1" strip, then punched out with the Decorative Label punch.
Glue together hang from twist tie that holds the bag of marshmallows closed.

That's it for now.

Happy stamping!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Snowman Soup from an Envelope

This Snowman Soup guy is cased from Tami White who did a 3x3 pocket with a gift card last year.  I never got around to making them for Christmas last year,  so I'm trying for this year.  This is made with one of our regular card envelopes.  I also made one with a 5.5" Square envelope.  It is large enough to hold cocoa and treats for 2 people.


Back view and contents.


Head:
Seal regular card envelope shut.
Trim to 5” long Attach loose flaps at top edge with snail.
Turn tall way. Fold up bottom corners at 1.5” from each side of bottom edge. Attach with snail or Mono Multi glue.

Hat:
Apply Sticky Strip to both front and back of open end of envelope.
Cut hat band 1.25” x 11” or 12” Either length of paper works, the 12” has some to overlap.
Score hat band at 4 and 9.5”
Remove tape cover from back side.
Attach hat band to back of bag with ends overlapping on the front. Line up 1/16” above edge of envelope.
Cut a piece 3.5” x 4” for hat body.
Attach 3.5” x 4’ on front of envelope. Overlap envelope edge ¼”.
Fold flaps over front and press down firmly.
Punch holes at top, outside corners (just below the hat body). for ribbon to hang it with. Tie knot in each end of 18” of Black Grosgrain ribbon on front side of hat.
Tie 15” fabric or ribbon around hat body. Trim ends.
Face:
Attach 2 ¾” circles for eyes. Attach with snail or Mono Multi glue.
Draw squiggles with white gel pen.
Cut a carrot nose. Attach with a dimensional.
Free hand draw a mouth. Using a dauber sponge to the circle cheeks with Blushing Bride or Pretty in Pink.
Draw in eyebrows.

Holly:
Punch 2 large oval punches. Freehand cut to holly shape. Punch 3 ½” Circles from red cardstock. I embossed my red cardstock with one layer of Clear Embossing Powder.
Attach over ends on hat brim to hide where they meet. Use a dimensional to attach one berry to give them depth.


Cut out poems and attach to back of hat body with snail or Mono Multi glue.

Fill with:
hot chocolate packet
candy cane
Small Ziploc bag of 8-12 marshmallows and 3 chocolate kisses


Snowman poems I found.

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When the weather outside is frightful,
Snowman Soup can be delightful.
May it warm your spirit and your soul.
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

When you feel a chill or are saying "brrrr,"
Use the candy cane stick to stir.
Add hot water and sip it slow.
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

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When it's so cold that you holler and whoop,
It's time to bring out the Snowman Soup!

Pour the packet in a mug. Add the marshmallows too.
And throw in these kisses that are special just for you.

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Was told that you've been good this year - Always glad to hear it!
With freezing weather drawing near, You'll need to warm the spirit.

So here's a little Snowman Soup, Complete with stirring stick.
Just add hot water, sip it slow. It's sure to do the trick!
 
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Happy Stamping!

Big Shot Snowflake Tealight


You'll need 2 die cut snow flakes.  Make sure you have good plates or those little ovals don't cut through.  :) 
A tea light candle.  You could use one of the battery lights also.  I covered the outside of the metal cup the candle sits in with Sticky Strip then rolled it in the Chunky Glitter.  Very festive!  
A long arm brad (like in the hodge podge kits).  I used this to fasten the 2 snowflakes together. 
Apply a Dimensional to the center of the top snowflake and stick the candle to this.  You can bend also the snowflake "arms" up and down for the tealight to stand up on the table.

For the candle I cased my friend Tanya Boser.  She did this last Christmas for tealight gifts.  Start at step 13 to see how to do the candles.


Matchbook Lip Gloss Holder


Fisrt you need to find the small pots of lip gloss.  Mine fits in a 1 1/4" Circle punch.  If yours is smaller or larger you'll need to use the appropiate punch for the opening.

Cut cardstock or DSP 3" x 8 1/2"
Score at 1", 5", and 5 1/2"  Fold on the score lines.
Die cut 2 of the Flower Fold die*
*I used the 2nd smallest blossom. 
If your lip gloss pot is larger, you may want to use a larger flower.

Emboss flowers in Polka Dot Embossing Folder. 
Punch out center with punch that fits the lip gloss.

Fold up at 1" score line and staple this flap to the back at the center point.
Punch opening in center of front flap of matchbook, or as close as you can get it.
Glue one flower on each side of opening. 

If you use DSP you may want to line the inside with cardstock to strengthen the back.
Close matchbook and set lip gloss pot in opening. 
Use Dimensionals or glue dots to hold lip gloss in place.

Using an 18" piece of ribbon tie a bow around bottom fold.  Trim ends. 


Your party project or favor is now complete.
Happy Stamping!

Glass Slipper How tos

I taped the pattern to the window sheet and cut and score all the lines before removing the pattern.  The bummer about acetate products is you can see the tape.  I used sticky Strip tape.  Nothing else held as well.

 The bling is added with Sticky Strip and Chunky Glitter around the shoe edges.  The buckle is 2 layers of Silver EP embossed, then punched with the Modern Label punch.  I used the Crop A Dile to punch a hole  for a Filigree brad held on by an Ice Rhinestone.

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the Evil Step-Sister's shoe.  Not quite as pretty!
Made using Pink Pirouette cardstock.  So much easier to work with!  When you crease cardstock, it stays creased!
I used Mono Multi Glue and SU's Pink Glitter to add the bling on this shoe. 
The flower was created using the largest shape of the Boho Blossoms Punch.  I used 5 layers.  Wet the cardstock after it is punched out.  Scrunch and let sit to dry.  Glue together with Mono Multi .  After I had glue between all the layers I held the whole flower together for about 1 minute.  Then set it aside to dry completely.  In the center of the flower is a half pearl sitting on part of a dimensional.   I attached the flower to the shoe with a couple of glue dots.  Apply tiny amounts of Mono Multi Glue to the tips of the flower petals then dust with glitter.


 
I found the shoe pattern at this blog.  Her picture link no longer works, but if you right click and save this picture, then paste it into a document.  You can make it any size you want.  I enlarged it to fit a 8.5" x 11 sheet.  Score on all dotted lines.  Cut on all straight lines. 



Happy Stamping!

Patch Of Pumpkins


 This mini pumpkin is filled with a bag of Decorative Label Punches.

 To make the pumpkin you'll need:
2 scallop circles - I used the 2 3/8" Scallop punch.
One leaf - This is from the Big Shot Leaves #2 Die
A 1.5" scrap of Old Olive Grosgrain ribbon and Sticky Strip tape

Emboss the 2 scallops in the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder.  Emboss the leaf in the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder.  The 2 folders fit in the Big Shot at one time.
Score 1/2" from one edge to create a flap to fold in for the bottom.  Apply Sticky Strip as shown in the photo.  Lay one circle over the other to create the pumpkin body.  Make sure to align the scallop edges so they line up at the top too.



Attach punch shapes in bag to inside of pumpkin using strip of sticky strip.  A mini candy bar can also fit inside, just score at 3/4"-1" on each pumpkin.   

Lay Old Olive ribbon stem over Sticky Strip before pinching top together,  it will stick up between the pumpkin layers.  See photo.  

Attach leaf to front with a glue dot.  I also added a retired SU button that I tied with Linen Thread and attached with another glue dot.  So quick and easy.  You can make these with any size Scallop circle.  The larger the circle the wider your base needs to be so they don't fall over. 

Happy Stamping!



Tool Tip: Extender for punching small pieces

Handy tool tip: Using a post it as an extender.
I used the Designer Label punch to punch out a head at the neckline. I used
a post it to hold the punch shape.  Slid it into the punch and got this cool head shape.

The BOO is created with Lovely Letters Alphabet.  I used the 1" Circle Punch for these.  I thought it would look girly, but the vines just help the spooky look. 
 I sponged the edges of the bat with White Craft Ink. 
 A Tangerine Tango Top Note sponged aroud the edges with Black, and a 2.5" Circle Punch moon from Daffodil Delight make a great base for this bookmark.  I cut 2 slits in the Top Note,  3" down from the top edge, 1/2" apart by 11/2" long using my 12" Fiskars cutter.  I hand cut the mouth with fangs.  Not the easiest thing to cut out, but then I wasn't making 100!  I've got a cute Halloween hand out!

Happy Stamping!

Card Corner Bookmark

This is a great card for a teacher or anyone who loves to read. 
It is one of those many layer cards,  but easy to make. 
I used the level 2 Apple Blossom set to make this card.  I saw this collage card online, but I cannot find it again, to post who inspired me.  Thank you for sharing.  I didn't know what to do with this set once I got it!  :)



The bookmark is made with the retired Big Shot Petal Card Die.
Easy to cut, fold, and stamp!

Bookmark
1 petal Card Die cut
1 4.5" square of Whisper White - Cut CS square on diagonal.
Emboss 1 of the triangles.
1 Tab punch
Attach brad to tab punch before attaching to folded petal card base.
1.75" Marina Mist Scallop Circle
1 3/8" Early Espresso Circle
1.25" Circle Whisper White - stamp image on this before attaching

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If you don't have this die you can still make a corner book mark.
Cut a 5" square of CS - Score from corner to corner on the diagonal and cut out one triangle section.  Remove section marked with an X.  See photo below.  Fold over 2 opposite flaps and glue down to create a triangle corner box to slide over page.


Cut 1 6.5" square of Whisper White
Cut CS square on diagonal, then emboss 1 of the triangles.
Lay Whisper White on Certainly Celery Triangle.  lining up tips. 
DO NOT GLUE DOWN YET!  Cut tip off of both. 
For some reason it fits on the page better. 
Center and attach Whisper White CS on Certainly Celery Triangle.

To decorate I used:
1.75" Certainly Celery Scallop Circle
1 3/8" Early Espresso Circle
1.25" Circle Whisper White - stamp image on this before attaching

Card Sketch
Early Espresso base layer  8.5" x 5.5" scored and folded at 4.25"
Certainly Celery 4" 5.25"
Whisper White with stamped images 3.75" x 5"

Center Image
Marina Mist 2.5" x 3.5"
Certainly Celery 2.25" 3.25"
Whisper White with stamped phrase 2" x 3"

Circle with flower image 1 3/8" punch
small flower first punched with 3/4" punch then trimmed


Happy Stamping!