Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Stampin' Up! Stamps a Top 10 Tool for 2011

Stampin' Up! announces that Creating Keepsakes magazine has named Stampin' Up!'s wood- and clear-mount rubber stamps as one of its Top 10 Tools for 2011!

Stampin' Up! has long been recognized in the stamping and crafting industry for producing high-quality rubber stamps and exclusive images in a variety of artistic styles, being recognized by Creating Keepsakes is just another validation that when we choose Stampin' Up! products, we are choosing the best!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

September Stamp Club: Sour Cream Container

For September's Stamp Club we made sour cream containers. The name "sour cream container" just sounds funny. Before the internet, blogs and Big Shots, these were the kinds of things Stampers made. Sour cream containers are very simple to make. Here's how...

Cut cardstock to 5 1/2 x 4 1/4--you can make four from sheet of cardstock!!! How's that for economical?! Emboss with Spider Web Embossing Folder. In this project, I do use the Big Shot to emboss the cardstock--it's just really hard NOT to use this fabulous tool. Gently swipe White StazOn across the raised spider web. Spritz with Smooch Spritz. Allow to dry. Place Sticky Strip on the long end of one side, to the center of the top, and in the middle of the bottom. Like this...

Fold into a tube and seal ONE end.

Add candy and seal up. Crimp the ends. Embellish as you wish. I added a spider tag layered with circles and attached with baker's twine.

Batty For You Stamp Set
Basic Black, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White Cardstock
Basic Black Classic Ink
White Baker's Twine, Sticky Stripe Adhesive, Paper Crimper
1 1/4 Circle, 1 3/8 Circle, 1 3/4 Scallop Circle Punches
Spider Web Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Multi-purpose Platform

We also stamped items with It's A Wrap Stamp Set from the Holiday Mini to use on "nugget" candy. These are easy and fun to make. Simply stamp on an Avery Label (5160 or 8160) and wrap aournd nugget candy. Clear mount stamps make it very easy to see where on the label to stamp. Four nugget candies will fit in a Big Shot Matchbox. Like this one from Charlotte Regional...

Happy Stamping! Bye for now, Maria

Saturday, September 10, 2011

September Club Swaps

September's Stamp Club was so much fun.  The Rubber Duckies are very talented.  Here are a few of their swaps...

Mary's swap was a favor box full of chocolate...think this one is my favorite.

You're in my thoughts...from Paige.

Four Frames bird is stamped by Debbie.

Scrapbook page by Lisa.

Best Wishes French Foliage card is made by Joan.

Flower Fest card is stamped by Kim.

Frances and Barbara look like they planned their cards together. 
Almost the same layout.

Check back next month for more great cards!  Happy Stamping!  Bye for now, Maria