Posts Tagged ‘Scallop Circle Punch’
Yes, yes, yes, I know I say everything is my favorite, but when it comes to the new Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper (SAB – free item – #127540) I’m definitely in love! It’s got great colors, and fabulous patterns. You can see it in my online store right now, or you can check it out here on the Sale-A-Bration freebie flyer (get a selection free with every $50 you order!).
The Soda Pop Tops (see them online – 129388) are too much fun — and easy to use. They’re a nice and pliable metal, so you can squish them flat-ish with your Big Shot. They’ll still cost an extra $0.20 to mail, but they’re SO worth it!
There are three SAB items on this card — see if you can spot them:
- Vintage Verses stamp set (see it - 129636)
- Vine Street Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (see it – 130492)
- Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper (see it – 127540)
And then a couple of fun new products from the Spring Catalog:
- Soda Pop Tops (see them online – 129388)
- Collage Curios stamp set (see it - 129102) – which coordinates with the 1″ Circle Punch (see it – 119868)
Plus I included a smidge of the Silver Glimmer Paper (see it - 124005), which you can order OR get for free when your order or party totals $150 or more. Since Stampin’ Up! is celebrating 25 years this year, they wanted to share a bit of silver with you for their anniversary!
Want to see some other ideas for Sale-A-Bration freebie products? Check out ideas on my blog!
Stamps: Vintage Verses, Collage Curios; Ink: Lucky Limeade, Calypso Coral, Crumb Cake; Paper: Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper, Whisper White, Lucky Limeade, Island Indigo, Calypso Coral, Silver Glimmer Paper; Accessories: Big Shot, Vine Street Embossing Folder, Soda Pop Tops, 1″ Circle Punch
Early in December my daughter decided that she wanted to make Cake Pops to kick off our holiday season. What says Christmas more than a red & white Santa hat? Plus we had red and white candy melts on hand, which is really why we chose these instead of the Christmas trees. Use what you’ve got, right?
Speaking of using what we’ve got, Stampin’ Up! supplies came in handy for bagging and the tags!
- Gusseted Cello Bags (see them online – 127850) were perfect for packing up 4 of these babies
- Merry & Type stamp set (see it online – 122552) made for sweet Christmas tags
- Decorative Label Punch to shape them (see it online – 120907)
- and Rhinestone Jewels (see them online – 119246) because everything needs bling, right?
- Bake a cake and let it cool (from a box — they crumble nicely)
- Crumble the whole cake into a big bowl (little crumbs are best — try rubbing pieces of cake against each other for even crumbs)
- Mix 3/4 of a regular sized frosting can into the cake crumbs. It should be about like playdough
- Roll the cake pop mix into cones and set them in the fridge for a couple hours or the freezer for 15 minutes to firm them up
- Melt white candy melts or almond bark according to directions (these are designed to harden and will hold your cake pop together better than regular chocolate)
- Grab each hat by the top and dip about 1/3 of it into the white candy melts
- Dip your cake pop stick into the melted candy and stick it into the bottom of the cone
- Set up to dry — we drilled a long board and covered it with foil to make a stand, but you can also use cups with weights in the bottom
- Now melt red candy melts and dip the top 2/3 of the hat. Before the candy dries, add a mini marshmallow at the top. Let them dry again.
- To make the bottom edge of the hat thicker, gently work the stick out of the hat, re-dip in the white candy melt, pour on a little food glitter and reinsert the stick
Looking for more Cake Pop ideas? Bakerella is where we got our recipe and the idea for the Santa Pops!
Looking for more Christmas project ideas? Here are a variety on my blog.
Or want to focus on little treats for coworkers, neighbors or friends? Don’t miss these projects with candy from my blog!
Stamps: Merry & Type; Ink: Real Red; Paper: Whisper White, Real Red; Accessories: Decorative Label Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Rhinestone Jewels, Cherry Cobbler Scallop Polka Dot Ribbon;
It’s that time again! Yup, time to sign up for a new Round of my Stamps in the Mail Club! This Round (#25!) we’ll be featuring the FOR THE BIRDS stamp set from the 2012-2013 catalog. Stamps in the Mail Club is the perfect chance to add this set to your collection, AND receive ideas for using it!
Plus during the November/December/January Round, you’ll have a chance to stamp cards all-occasions cards — stamping should be fun, not stress you out. So we won’t focus on Christmas cards during this busy time, because I want you to enjoy your kit (not worry about not getting things done in time!).
So… What is Stamps in the Mail Club?
Delivered right to your doorstep–it’s the stamps, inks and accessories you need to complete these projects. Plus printed directions, exclusive Video Tutorials and pre-cut, pre-embossed card stock, ready-to-stamp! It’s my Stamps in the Mail Club, and you can sign up today! Here are the 4 projects you’ll make with your supplies and your Month 1 (November) Club Kit:
Look at what the Stamps in the Mail Club can do for you!
- Build your stamping supplies: kit includes $30-35 value in Stampin’ Up! product each month for 3 months in a row, and you get to keep all the coordinating stamps, inks, accessories and embellishments to use in other stamping projects
- Easy to follow: Pre-printed directions for all 4 projects in a color handout with photos and step-by-step instructions will be sent with the kit each month and necessary supplies are listed at the top of each project so you know exactly what to have at your fingertips.
- Flexible Kit Contents: build on what you own! Select alternate Stampin’ Up! product each month if you already own a Stampin’ Pad color or accessory item
- No sorting or struggling: materials to create each project arrive pre-packaged separately for each project
- Stampin’ Up! exclusive materials: the best products on the market including heavy-weight Designer Paper and cardstock, timeless images, and perfectly coordinated color scheme
- Learn more each month: the 3-month subscription teaches you how to use what you’ve purchased and presents inspiring ideas on how to make the most of your investment in supplies
Here’s a review from a long-time Stamps in the Mail Club subscriber:
From Jill F: “[Stamps in the Mail Club] is the BEST club I have been involved with. It is so nice to go to my stamp room, pull out the directions and the cello bag and get busy!! Thanks for offering this club.”
You can subscribe to the 3-month Stamps in the Mail Club for just $45 each month! Click here for details on the kit contents for November, as well as details on the Exclusive Video Tutorials for Stamps in the Mail Club Members.
Ready to sign up now? Need more details? Click here and use the big “email Meg” button to request your Paypal Invoice!
I look forward to stamping with you by mail!
How many event invitations come with the message: “bring a dish to pass” or something along those lines? Seems like lots. And they’re great, because everyone brings their favorite recipe, all ready to eat!
This past weekend my family and I attended a Shrimp Boil (yum!) and I took along a fruit salsa recipe that I love. After I made it and looked at it in the bowl though, I couldn’t tell if anyone would know what exactly it was.
So in the 4 minutes my family was putting on shoes to go out the door, I made a quick sign!
Mango Strawberry Salsa
- 1 cup frozen corn (frozen – it thaws on its own)
- 1 cup chopped strawberries
- 1 medium tomato (chopped, then drain)
- 1/2 cup chopped dried mango
- 1/2 cup chopped red onion
- 2 dashes apple cider vinegar
Stamps: Perfectly Preserved; Inks: Lucky Limeade, Summer Starfruit; Paper: Whisper White, Orchard Harvest Designer Series Paper; Accessories: Scallop Circle Punch, Extra Large Oval Punch, wood skewer
Want a quick tip for making scallop circle frames with your punches? It’s really tricky to punch a scallop circle and then try to get a hole in the center. Instead, use this little tip (no trick, just treat!) to make perfect frames, every time.
Frame Supplies from Stampin’ Up!:
- 2 3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch
- 2 1/2″ Circle Punch
- 1 3/4″ Circle Punch
- Stampin’ Dimensionals
- click here to shop online now
Other supplies and directions for the project are on my blog post from yesterday (check them out).
Got a minute? Here’s my Magic Minute Video Tip!
Yesterday my blog post used the clean & simple Googly Ghouls stamp set (see it online) for a fun fall card. Today I’m sharing another project with the same stamp set, only this time I used all the goodies from the Ghoulish Googlies Bundle (see it online) – both the stamp set AND the Designer Kit with the bags, ribbon and tags.
These little waxed paper bags are super fun – and they only come as part of the Designer Kit. This project was shared on stage at Convention this summer by Shannon West, complete with witchy costume for Shannon. I have to say that *I* didn’t wear a costume when I taught this project at Stamp Club in August, but we still got to make Shannon’s fun bags!
Curious about the fun technique used for the background? I can help you with that! It’s Double-Embossing, and uses both dry embossing with the Big Shot and heat embossing with Embossing Powder and your Heat Tool.
Here are the steps for Double-Embossing:
- Press Versamark Ink Pad directly onto the Chevron Embossing Folder (see it online). Use the Big Shot to dry emboss as usual.
- After dry embossing, pour heat embossing powder over surface. Shake off excess and heat emboss as usual.
Curious about the embossing powder I used to get both the black and the sparkle? I mixed Dazzling Diamonds Glitter (see it online) with some Basic Black Embossing Powder (see it online) – about half and half.
Curious about how to punch a hole in the middle of the Scallop Circle so the little mummy can peek through? Stay tuned for a short Video Tutorial that I’ll get posted soon!
Finally, need more Halloween ideas? Here you can find a good selection of projects from my blog.
Yesterday I shared one of the projects that I designed as a Make N Take for our demonstrator meeting. Here’s another project, featuring the Googly Ghouls stamp set (see it online). If you’re going to get this set, the best deal is to get it for 15% off in the Ghoulish Googlies Bundle (see it online) with the Designer Kit.
Want to see where the inspiration came from? I was flipping through the Stampin’ Up! catalog and came across this simple card for the Little Friends stamp set (see it online). I CASE’d the design for my card above.
If you’re not familiar with CASE, it stands for Copy And Share Everything. In the stamping world, it’s flattering to have your ideas copied! And the Stampin’ Up! catalog is a great place to get ideas for designs and colors.
Let me know if you’d like a copy of the new Stampin’ Up! catalog that came out on June 1st – it’s 209 pages of fabulous stamping ideas! I’m happy to send you a free catalog – you just pay $5 for the shipping, and I’ll include a coupon for $5 off your first order. Drop me an email to request a catalog!
Happy Valentine’s Day!!
At my daughter’s school (1st & 2nd graders) they have a Post Office each year. The Post Office is run by the students (they empty post boxes, cancel, sort & deliver the mail). The kids all write to each other, but parents can also send in mail to be delivered to our kids. Since I had some owl parts on my stamping table, I thought I’d send her a quick Owl Note.
Did you see my original post of this project? I made these for a group of moms who wanted my help with making Class Treats for their preschoolers. If you have a group that might like to make class treats in central Illinois, be sure to contact me for details on pricing and dates!
Looking for a cute Valentine treat bag topper for a cellophane bag? Here’s a quick one that uses several of the punches on my Clearance Rack, if you need to add any of these punches to your collection! These cute owls are based on the Small Cello Bag size (see them online), and a handful of M&M’s fits perfectly.
Punches & Dies:
- Top Note Die (for Big Shot) -113463
- Scallop Circle #2 Die (for Big Shot) – 113469
- 5 Petal Flower Punch (clearance rack!)
- Scallop Circle Punch (clearance rack!)
- 1 1/4″ Circle Punch -119861
- 1″ Circle Punch – 119868
- 1/2″ Circle Punch -119869
Like the little “owl be yours” greeting? It’s punched with the 1-1/4″ Circle Punch. The image is part of the Owl Be Yours & You Bee Mine Digital Download (see it online). I just made a full page of them and printed the circles at home so I could punch them out.
Did you see that you can now try out My Digital Studio for free for 30 days? Be sure to check out the details!
Best part of this treat? They’re fairly simple to assemble, whether you’re making 5 or 50!
When was the last time you did a card without color? Sometimes a monochromatic card (“one color”) or a black & white card is a refreshing change of pace. Here’s a card featuring the Fresh Vintage stamp set (available as a Sale-A-Bration reward with a $50 order right now).
The card was started on a Note Card & Envelope base (see them online) (yes, I’m addicted to them — here are a whole bunch of ideas on my blog). I cut 1″ off the front of the notecard, then used the Scallop Edge Border Punch (see it online) at the edge of a piece of Basic Black card stock and stamped the Fresh Vintage flourish on the inside of the note card.
Perfect embellishments for this card — Jewels Pearls in three sizes, and the Scallop Polka Dot Ribbon in Basic Black. Yup, it comes in other colors too, but this was perfect for the B&W look. If you’re trying to match the Scallop Circle size, it’s the 2-3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch. Just add with Dimensionals, and you’re set!