Posts Tagged ‘Small Cello Bags’
Poppin’ Pastels is an OLD technique – and very simple:
- Stamp in Versamark ink
- Swirl a Sponge Dauber in a Stampin’ Pastel color
- Pounce onto the stamped image.
It always used to bother me that the edges of the stamped image ended up a little bit wishy washy. I’m embarrassed to say that when I pulled out my Stampin Pastels (see them online) for this project, they were still sealed! I used to use them all the time, but somehow my new set had at least 2 birthdays before getting opened. (eek!)
But with this NEW twist on Poppin’ Pastels, I think I’m going to be seeing my Pastels much more regularly again. By adding the Rock N Roll technique, I made the edges of the image well-defined and the finished image looks much cleaner. The Tea Shoppe stamp set (see it online) has the perfect stamp for this combo technique, too!
- Use a bold image stamp (not great for line art)
- Ink the stamp first with Versamark, then rock the darker ink around the edges to keep your Versamark pad clean.
- Remember to pounce (not wipe) with your Sponge Dauber to keep the ink from smearing.
- If you don’t get enough color on your image, try mooshing (yes, a technical term) the Dauber more in the Stampin’ Pastel.
A couple other things about this card from my April session of Stamp Club with Meg:
- Yes, that’s a tea bag! The piece of Twitterpated Designer Paper makes a little pocket to hold the bag in place. Use Sticky Strip at the two ends to hold it tight.
- I love the Paper Doily Sizzlit (see it online). It helps to have a few tips on making it work easily.
- It’s easier to stamp on the back side of the Mini Vintage Tags (see them online). I used Staz-On ink here to keep the image from smearing.
Happy Stamping (and tea drinking)!
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!
I hope you have a wonderful day, and the chance to celebrate with your loved ones. Here’s my Thanksgiving Day gift to you!
I sometimes enjoy my turkey with a little chocolate on the side
Happy Thanksgiving, and Happy Stamping!
Need a quick pick-me-up treat for a school event or a coworker gift? These are a snap to make: I’ll share 2 versions. First, the favor uses the Two Tags Die for the Big Shot (see it online) to create a sweet shaped treat wrap. Second, if you don’t have a Big Shot handy, go ahead and add it to your Wish List, then just use a simple Oval Punch to make these favors.
Version #1: Two Tags Die
- Cut two of the wide tags from a piece of Big Top Birthday Designer Series Paper (see it online).
- Attach the two tags at the bottom with Sticky Strip.
- Add your treat to a Small Cello Bag (see it online), fold over the top of the bag and secure bag with SNAIL adhesive.
- Bring the two tags up to the top and tie with Real Red Satin Ribbon at the top. Add a Rhinestone Brad in the pre-punched hole.
- Stamp the cute bear (I love him!) from the Tagtastic hostess stamp set (see it online) in Real Red and punch him out with the Decorative Label Punch (see it online). Attach with Stampin’ Dimensionals
And here is Version #2: Well Worn
Instead of the Two Tags Die, just fold 3 x 8″ piece of Designer Series Paper (Well Worn shown here — see it online). Pinching the tops together, use the Large Oval Punch to punch through both sides at the same time. Secure with ribbon.
All I did was use a Stampin’ Up! Medium Cello Bag, fill it with a few Lifesavers candies, then wrap it with a strip of the Sunny Garden DSP. This is a terrific way to use up those narrow scraps of gorgeous DSP that you just had to save.
I finished the gift off with a Two Tags Die bookmark, folded in half and decorated with a Beautiful Wings Embosslit butterfly.
Recently I shared a project that I’ve been demonstrating at Home Parties, using the Watercolor Wonder Crayons. I was surprised that more stampers hadn’t seen this watercoloring tool already! The WWC are definitely a favorite of mine.
To spread my love around, I thought a Video Tutorial might be in order.
So here it is, my Stamping 101 Watercolor Wonder Crayons with Aqua Painters! You can find step-by-step written instructions here on my blog.
Here is the Supply List for this project. All supplies are available for order online through your Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator — I’m happy to help you with an order if you don’t have a demonstrator! (click below to view online):
- Sweet Summer stamp set (see it online) *Sale-A-Bration free gift, until March 31st! (learn more about Sale-A-Bration)
- You’re A Gem stamp set (see it online)
- Watercolor Wonder Crayons, Subtles Collection (see it online)
- Aqua Painter (see it online)
- Designer Label Punch (see it online)
- Watercolor Paper (see it online)
- Staz-On Black Ink (see it online)
- Springtime Vintage Designer Series Paper (see it online)
- Small Cello Bag (see it online)
- Baja Breeze Seam Binding (see it online)
- Smooch Moonlight Pearlized Accent Ink (see it online)
Have fun with this project– it’s perfect for wedding favors, shower favors, holiday office treats, you name it!
Check out some of my other recent Video Tutorials!
(and if you were looking for my Video Tutorial on the cupcake project… hang in there, for just a little bit longer!)
When I demonstrate Stampin’ Up! at home parties (aka ‘workshops’), I often like to share two projects. One of the projects is usually a card, and one of the projects always includes chocolate. Because stamping is fun, but stamping with CHOCOLATE is better!
In fact, you can check out a variety of the ‘candy projects’ that I’ve shared in the past.
Here’s one of my recent favorites, using the Sweet Summer stamp set (see it online). Sweet Summer is one of the free Sale-A-Bration choices available only until March 31st, so don’t wait too long! (learn more about Sale-A-Bration).
I used my favorite coloring tool for this project: Watercolor Wonder Crayons! The set I used here was the Subtles Collection (see it online) and my watercolor tool was an Aqua Painter (see it online).
- Punch with the Designer Label Punch (see it online) from a piece of Watercolor Paper (see it online)
- Stamp with the Sweet Summer stamp set in Staz-On Black Ink (see it online). Staz-On is the best choice for watercolor as it will not run when brushed with water
- Add greeting from the You’re A Gem stamp set (see it online)
- Use Aqua Painters and Watercolor Wonder Crayons (Subtles Collection) to color the design
- Attach to a piece of Springtime Vintage Designer Series Paper (see it online) with Stampin’ Dimensionals
- Add chocolate to a Small Cello Bag (see it online) and fold over. Tie with a length of Baja Breeze Seam Binding (see it online)
- Dab a tiny bit of Smooch Moonlight Pearlized Accent Ink (see it online) to the bee wings and flower center. Remember that a little bit goes a long way with this fabulous glitz.
- Share with friend!
This quick holiday treat takes very little material and very little time to create because the Stampin’ Up! punches are the perfect complement to the images in the Tags Til Christmas stamp set. Plus the Tags Til Christmas bundle is part of the ABCs of Handmade Holidays special going on right now!
These little ornaments are simple:
- Stamp the ornament image from Tags Til Christmas in Cherry Cobbler ink and punch using the Ornament Punch.
- Punch a set of matching ornaments from the Jolly Holiday Designer Series Paper (part of the Contempo Christmas ABC Bundle!)
- Attach one stamped ornament and one Designer Paper ornament to the front and back of each wrapped peppermint patty
- Slide all 3 ornaments into a Medium Cello Bag and tie with a length of Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Tape
- Ink the pine bough image from the Tags Til Christmas stamp set with Always Artichoke and Early Espresso Stampin’ Write Markers, then punch with the matching Decorative Label Punch
- Layer with a Designer Series Paper punched decorative label piece and attach to cello bag with a Stampin’ Dimensional
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Need a fun idea for a quick party favor? For a back-to-school lunch treat? For a Teacher Appreciation project? Here’s a quick one that your kids can help assemble these cute gifts using the Stampin’ Up! Petal Card Punch.
Just follow the directions for assembling the little treat containers (they hold the ‘mini’ size candies, about 1″ square). Then pair two of the treats and put them in a Small Cello Bag ().
The tag for this little project comes from the Perfect Punches stamp set and was punched out with the matching Curly Label Punch.
**TIP** To make the tag hand correctly on the ribbon, I actually tied the ribbon first, then added the tag to the ribbon end. This way you can arrange the tag exactly where you want it.
Stamps: Perfect Punches (117022 Wood Mount or 120516 Clear Mount), Upsy Daisy (111710)
Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Pear Pizazz
Paper: Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight
Accessories: Petal Card Extra-Large Double Punch (119273), 1/16″ Circle Punch (101227), Curly Label Punch (119851), 1/2″ Circle Small Punch (119869), Pear Pizazz Poly-Twill Ribbon, Brights Brads
These are all projects that are perfect for creating with your Stampin’ Up! supplies! But when you need to make 10 or 200 of something, you don’t necessarily want to pick the most complicated, 50 step, specialty supply project.
That’s where this cute project comes in! These little kisses packets are perfect for all occasions, and they take very little time to prepare, and only a few basic supplies.
If you need help planning a finished project, let me know–I’m happy to help you with ideas and a shopping list.
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Stamps: Happy Moments (Sale-A-Bration free gift–wood mount 118664) Inks: Basic Black (101179) Paper: Whisper White (100730), Pretty in Pink (100459) Accessories: Small Cello Bags (103104), Pretty in Pink Satin Ribbon (117289), Hemp Twine (100982), Blender Pens (102845), Stampin’ Pastels (105542), 1-3/4″ Circle Punch (112004), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)