Posts Tagged ‘Homemade’
Do you have a favorite Christmas Cookie recipe at your house? Our favorite is Pepparkokkar cookies. They’re a Swedish gingerbread that doesn’t taste much like gingerbread, more cardamom and cloves. But yum, they’re great! Plus it’s fun to think about my great great great… grandmothers making these long ago. They’re hard to roll, so when we were growing up, my dad always had the job of rolling out the dough for our family cookie-baking days. All around, lots of fun memories.
Why not share your fun cookies with friends or family this season? And even better, you can dress them up in their holiday best with a hand-stamped tag and box to go along. The Homemade single stamp (see it online) is perfect for this job.
You can dress it up with an extra layer or two. Here’s what I used:
- Homemade Stamp
- 2-3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch (see it online)
- 1-3/4″ Circle Punch (see it online)
- Dazzling Details Glitter Glue (see it online)
- Cherry Cobbler/White Baker’s Twine (see it online)
The box I used is from the Kraft Gift Boxes (see them online). They’re a terrific size, and fun to decorate. Be sure to check out the ideas I’ve posted on my blog for these little boxes.
***TOOL TIP:*** And even better, the Homemade stamp is a super-flexible one. I know it doesn’t look it, with that greeting in the center, but you can use this stamp WITHOUT the center. Yes! I know, it’s pretty cool. I have a Video Tutorial about how to do this, from last summer.
I’m off to Salt Lake City! Yesterday I mentioned making some new Faster Fleece Flowers as swaps for the Stampin’ Up! Convention. Today I’m showing a few of the fun things I have planned for the LovenStampfuls Demonstrators attending Convention with me!
I didn’t want to show these too early, since I didn’t want to ruin the surprise for our demonstrator group. But since nearly everyone will be traveling today, I didn’t think they’d be cruising my blog and I think the coast is clear!
For the Flower Power Party tomorrow evening, I’m going to give each demonstrator a Swap Bag that matches the theme… Peace, Hope, Love… along with a matching Bag Tag.
At Convention each year we get a fabulous bag from Stampin’ Up! (can’t wait to see this year’s–we get it at Registration on Wednesday!). But since all several thousand of us have the same bag, it’s nice to have something different as a tag.
For the tag this year I started with a piece of cardboard, then covered with Designer Series Paper (the Island Oasis paper from the Summer Mini Catalog) using the Tombow Multiadhesive (love that stuff!). Then I put the tagboard and paper through my Big Shot Die Cut Machine with the Top Note Die.
The Extra Large Scallop Circle has an image from the Homemade single stamp in Pacific Point ink (did you see my Rock N Roll Tip for the Homemade stamp last week?). And the letters are stamped in my NEW Broadsheet Alphabet stamp set — LOVE that baby, especially with the clear mount format!
Tie off with a Pewter Jumbo Eyelet and a piece of Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon, and you’re all set!
I also made a photo frame gift for my LovenStampfuls group — using these little flat glass frames from a Swedish discount store (get it?).
The Tempting Turquoise card stock inside the frame was stamped in Pacific Point ink with the Baroque Motifs stamp set (one of my all-time favorites).
And did you know that you can get blank Decor Elements sheets? You CAN!! So I used my Beautiful Butterflies Big Shot Die to cut a small butterfly from the White Decor Element Sheet. I stamped a little bit on the corner with Baroque Motifs and a Tempting Turquoise Craft Pad. The Craft Ink sticks great to the vinyl sheet. And of course I needed that ‘one more thing,’ so I added a Jewels Basic Rhinestone to the corner.
Looking forward to seeing many of my demonstrator friends at Convention this year!