I really do own other stamp sets from the new 2016 Holiday Catalog but I just can't seem to stop playing with this one, lol! I think we will just designate this week Cookie Cutter Week and finish out this week with the Cookie Cutter Halloween and Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp sets. Then I'll give them a rest for just a bit. This is one more project that I featured at my Cookie Cutter Halloween Class this past weekend. As much as I love the little Halloween images in this set, I'm so glad there is a fall option as well. This little scarecrow was the perfect addition to my cute little Pumpkin Spice Latte gift package:
If you are not familiar with the Starbucks Lattes they are a substantially larger package than the regular Via packages. I created the little gift pouch using some leftover 12 x 12 Rich Razzleberry Textured Card Stock that I had been hoarding. (I really miss Stampin' Up's 12 x 12 textured Card stock...I hope they are reading this today!)
The pouch is super simple and quick to make. The 12 x 12 CS is cut at 2 3/4" x 12" and scored at 4 1/4" and 4 1/2". The top of the back panel was created by attaching a piece of 2 3/4" x 6" Designer Series Paper to the top half of my card stock and then inserting that end from the outside of the Lots of Labels Framelits Die to the inside, aligning the top of the die with the top of my card stock. I ran it through my Big Shot just enough to cut through the top only creating the scalloped edge. The bottom front panel is 2 3/4" x 4 1/4". Of course we had to make a card to go with it!
The card is a combination of Rich Razzleberry Card Stock, the new Petals & Paisleys Specialty Designer Series Paper and our new Copper Foil Sheets. Can I just say these Copper Foil Sheets are beautiful and the new Cable Knit Dynamic Texture Impressions Embossing Folder....stunning. My scarecrow was heat embossed with our new Copper Embossing Powder and colored with Aqua Painters.
I was experimenting one night and heat embossed the sentiment in Copper Embossing Powder on the Copper Foil sheets. I wasn't sure how it was going to come out but it actually looks etched or engraved in person. Beautiful. You will definitely be seeing this technique again although I will say that you do need to use the Embossing Buddy first. The foil tends to pick up every little smudge and fingerprint and the Embossing Buddy will eliminate the embossing powder from sticking where you don't want it to.
Please leave a comment and let me know what you think of my Pumpkin Spice Latte project! And please come back tomorrow for the last installment in Cookie Cutter Week! Thanks for stoppin' by!
Are you getting tired of seeing the Cookie Cutter Halloween set yet? This is such a fun little set and I still have a hundred ideas in my head that I know I will never have the time to execute. This is one of the cards I designed for this past weekends Cookie Cutter Halloween Class. Love this little Mummy image and I love the way this card came together.
I finally broke into my Halloween Nights Bakers twine. This is kind of a big deal for me because I usually tend to hoard new embellishments, knowing that once I break them open I am probably going to have to share. And I don't like to share. At least not when it comes to my craft stash. lol! But check out that Batty Bunting...awesome, right? My class participants were only wining and swearing a little when they figured out that they had to string those tiny bats together themselves. (love you guys!)
The bats were die cut using the Halloween Scenes Thinlits die set. This set is a Halloween must IMO. The EEK is from the Spooky Fun stamp set and the spider web is from the Ghoulish Grunge stamp set. The background papers are from the Halloween Nights Designer Series Paper pack. All of the products used to make this card can be found in the Holiday Catalog or in my on-line store. Just click on any one of the product pics below to be taken directly to that item in my store. That's all for today and thanks for stoppin' by!
This past Sunday I held my Cookie Cutter Halloween Class. I love the cute little images in this set and the Christmas set is equally as awesome. This is just one of the quick and easy projects we made:
I typically stick to cute Halloween and stay away from the gore but these were just too fun to pass up. The original idea came from fellow Stampin' Up! Demo Erica Cerwin at Pink Bucaroo Designs. I just updated Erica's idea with our new gusseted 3 x 6 cello bags and the cute little vampire from the Cookie Cutter Halloween Set. Freakin' adorable!
The "blood splatter" was created using real red ink and the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set. (I can't say "blood splatter" without a picture of Dexter' face popping into my head). The really cool, but oh so gross, syringe pens were an Amazon find although not without some rare Amazon drama. I ordered a pack of 12 and received only 4. Since I needed them quickly for my Sunday class I filled out a return on Amazon and re-ordered them again hoping that I would get 12 as promised. And I did. But they weren't red. They were assorted colors which I did not care for. Now it was Thursday, class on Sunday,and I decided to give it one more shot. (gotta Love Amazon Prime and weekend delivery!) I went to reorder them one more time, hoping for the best, and the original seller had jacked the price. Probably because my multiple orders had them on the top seller list for the week, lol! Anyway, another seller, a pack of 24, red only, two day Prime, Saturday delivery and my class project was saved!
These were fun and quick to make and would make a great non-candy alternative for Halloween. They would also be a fun little gift for a nursing student or your doctor's office staff. You can find the pens HERE if you want to make some yourself! Please let me know what you think and thanks for stoppin' by!
I was Pinterest surfing the Cookie Cutter stamp sets the other night when I realized that almost every single sample made with the Cookie Cutter Christmas set has used the Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper. While this paper is beautiful and I am personally on pack #3, I decided the mold needed to be broken, lol! I just happened to have a pack of the Presents & Pine Cones Designer Series Paper out on my table and this was the result:
Two for the price of one! Love that cheerful stripe and if you look closely, you can see that the Cherry Cobbler background resembles a knit sweater. LOVE! In fact I think this may be my favorite pattern in the entire DSP pack.
Both cards use the same adorable reindeer image from the Cookie Cutter Christmas set and were punched out using the coordinating Cookie Cutter Builder Punch which is available in a bundle at a 10% savings. Yeah!
The sentiment is from the new "Greetings from Santa" set in the 2016 Holiday Catalog. This set is also available in a bundle (and at a 10% savings) along with the Detailed Santa Thinlits Die. This bundle is a must have IMO but the stamp set is also a great stand alone sentiment set for the Holidays.
Did you know that you can use our Fine Tip Glue Pen just like Crystal Effects (retired)? Looks just as great and dries much quicker! Your welcome.
I will leave you today with a pic of my "helper". He used to park himself right on top of whatever project I was working on or climb into one of my shoe boxes as I was prepping my classes. I finally got smart and designated a box just for his benefit. This is where you will find him most nights...curled up in his personal box, always present but no longer "helping". That's all for today, thanks for stoppin' by!