Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Stamped Candy Bag and Snowman Hat Box favors

Happy Holidays to my fellow crafters and stampers!

Today's project is quick, simple, and can be used for so many, many occasions--it's a must keep project in your craft bag.

I'm using my friend Connie Stewart's tutorial on YouTube to illustrate how easy this crafty stampin project is to make. 

Cellophane bags (coursage bags)
Decorative Paper
White/Ivory paper
Coordinating plain paper
Framelet to coordinate with stamp
Goodies to fill the bag
The instructions Connie gives are very easy to follow. 

Gift Tag

Good Wednesday afternoon crafters and stampers!

Do you have your shopping list ready for all the gifts you need to purchase this weekend?

Let's make a gift tag to accompany that gift and match the golden peace card we made earlier.

Time to complete after supplies gathered: 3 minutes per tag.
Peace Stamp
Gold Embossing Powder
Desert Sand Paper (scraps/ 2”x3” pieces)
Versamark Ink Pad
Heat Gun
  1. Cut the desert sand paper to 2 x 3 inches, just the size of the stamp picture. 
  2.  Press the stamp into the Versamark ink, then onto the paper. 
  3. Sprinkle with gold embossing powder and dry with the heat gun.   
     Either place in an envelope or punch a hole in the top to tie with a beautiful ribbon and you have a gift tag your gift will be proud to wear!
Happy shopping and gift wrapping!!

Golden, Peaceful Christmas Card

Tis the Season!!!!

    The Thanksgiving holiday is almost over so it's time to think about getting those Christmas cards written and sent before December 25 arrives! 

   This year I decided to make my Christmas cards using one stamp with embossing powder.  This project is very simple to make and fairly quick to complete.   


Peace Stamp
Gold Embossing Powder
Desert Cross Paper (8.5 x 11)
Desert Sand Paper (8.5 x 11)
Versamark Ink Pad
Heat Gun
Corner Punch


Fold the Sandy Cross card stock in half and to make the 4.25 x 5.5 folder. Cut the Sandy Shore card stock ½ inch smaller than the folder (this allows the Sandy Cross paper to be the border).  Use the corner punch on the Sandy Shore paper to round each corner. If you don’t have the corner punch, either leave the corners square or round the corners with scissors. Cut Stamp the Peace stamp onto the Versamark ink pad and then onto the Sandy Shore paper.  Sprinkle with gold embossing powder and dry with heat gun.       
Fast and easy, yet a beautiful card that your friends will love to receive. 

Happy Stamping and Merry Christmas!



Hi crafters and stampers!

Welcome to my blog on crafty ideas using our rubber stamps.

If you're like me, you have a few (ok -several, ok ok-- lots and lots!!) of rubber stamps in your collection.  Wouldn't you like to use the stamps in different ways than how they were shown in the guide?

I'll be posting some of my creations to help you think of different ways to use those stamps.  I know you are experienced stampers and crafters, yet my ideas are simple, my techniques are simple. I have very simple instructions because I can't follow difficult details myself. 

Maybe once in awhile I'll throw in a twist to keep things interesting, like my favorite chocolate covered candy recipe or a spiced nut recipe!

And, speaking of candy, I think we'll start this party with a candy wrapper.


Candy bar (I used a Hershey bar)
Any seasonal stamp, less than 2” x 2” (to fit on top of your candy bar)
Die framelet that works with the stamp
Decorative paper
Plain paper that coordinates with the decorative paper
White or ivory paper
Roller tape

For the wrapper:
Measure the candy bar, allowing ½ inch extra to overlap on the back side.   Cut the decorative paper using this measurement.  Wrap the paper around the candy bar, securing on the back side with roller tape.
For the embellishment:
Using ink that coordinates with the paper, press the stamp onto the ink pad and then onto the white or ivory paper.  If you wish, you can use different patterns or different colors to create more interest.  Once your design has been stamped, cut the paper using the die framelet.  Cut a coordinating framelet in the next larger size from the plain coordinating paper. Secure the stamped design cutout to the larger cutout with roller tape, and set aside.  Attached a piece of ribbon around the candy bar, securing with roller tape.  Once the ribbon is in place, attach the stamped design to the ribbon using roller tape.        
That’s it!  You’re ready to give sweets to your sweetie!  These make a quick gift and a fun favor or surprise treat for a coworker. You can make these as fancy or as plain as you like. Add rhinestones and other embellishments to really perk up, or tailor to a specific theme for any fun or official function.
          To get into the Christmas spirit and encourage myself to get the Christmas cards sent on time this year, I'll post the Christmas card I'm working on.

Thanks for stopping by!