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Wednesday, March 6, 2019

St. Paddy's Day Shamrock Treats

Today I'm sharing some Hershey Kiss Shamrock Treats I made for a St. Patrick's Day sale at my church.  How cute are these??!!
 You cut the strips and loop them (see link to tutorial I found below) then slip the Hershey Kisses in each petal!  Cut and stamp the tag and tie it on with twine!

I found the tutorial for these here on Qbees Quest blog.  She has a 4 leaf clover version as well.  
She has both written and video tutorials for them on her post. They don't take long to make and are made very easily.  
I cut the strips all at once, then put them together while watching TV.
Perfect for St. Patrick's Day don't you think?!  Even for those that don't have Irish ancestry.  Everyone's Irish on St. Patrick's Day!

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Winter Wishes Blog Hop - Eileen Hull/Sizzix and Emerald Creek

Warm thoughts are unfolding, as we begin to enter a festive time of year. 

Eileen, Kim and The Teams have created a fun blog hop challenge to kick off the American Thanksgiving and Winter festivities.

To play along all you need to do is follow along and comment on every blog. If you play along and link up your own creation using Eileen Hull/Sizzix and Emerald Creek products, you will get 2 bonus entries for the draw. Contest Closes on Sunday November 25th, with the Winner announced Cyber Monday!

Prize includes an Eileen Hull Journal Die and a $50.00 gift certificate to the Emerald Creek Shop.
As a member of Eileen Hull's Inspiration team - I made two projects for this blog hop - an embroidery hoop ornament and a treat holder.
For the treat holder - I used Eileen's 3D Vase Die cutting it from matboard and embossing it with Peppered Chantilly Allure Powder from Emerald Creek.  I die cut friend out of Red Stiffened Felt using a word die from Eileen's Floral Arch and Words die set.
I stamped the Snowy Trees  from Emerald Creen on watercolor paper using Versamark and embossed it with Midnight Sky Allure Powder.  I love the sparkle it gives to the outline of the trees!  I watercolored the tree and holly bits in green and then went over the tree parts with white so it looked like snow.  I fussy cut around the stamping leaving a bit along the bottom so I could adhere Carnelian Gem Stones.  I painted a bit of white on the stones, like snow, and adhered the tree to the vase with foam dots.
You can see the great mix of black and white particles in the Peppered Chantilly Allure powder on the vase in this photo below as well as the sparkle on the tree outline from the Midnight Sky Allure Powder!
For my second project, I die cut Eileen's Embroidery Hoop out of white mat board and Birch Bark Wrapping paper.   I glued all the pieces together and looped a piece of twine through the top.
I stamped the Cat-ching  kitty from Emerald Creek on Bristol Smooth Surface paper and colored her using Tombow Markers spreading the color around with a Clear Glitter Wink of Stella pen so it's really shimmery IRL!  I stamped the Joy from Emerald Creek in red and fussy cut it.  I adhered the word and cat to the hoop with foam dots.
Here's a view where you can hopefully see the shimmer!

Reminder:  To play along all you need to do is follow along and comment on every blog. If you play along and link up your own creation using Eileen Hull/Sizzix and Emerald Creek products, you will get 2 bonus entries for the draw. Contest closes on Sunday November 25th, with the Winner announced Cyber Monday (Nov 26th)!

Blog Hop List:

12. Julia Aston (you are here!)

Embroidery Hoop Cat Ornament
Stamps:  Cat-ching and Joy - Emerald Creek 
Paper:  White Little Sizzles Mat Board - Sizzix, Bristol Smooth Surface Paper, Birch wrapping Paper - Pier 1.  
Ink:  Hero Hues Black, Pure Poppy - PTI
Accessories:  Embroider Hoop Die - Eileen Hull/Sizzix, Tombow Markers, Clear Glitter Wink of Stella, Maraschino Twine - The Twinery, foam dots.

3D Vase Treat Holder
Stamps:  Snowy Trees - Emerald Creek
Paper:  White Little Sizzles Mat Board - Sizzix, Water color paper - Canson
Ink:  Versamark
Accessories:  3D Vase Die, Floral Arch and Words dies - Eileen Hull/Sizzix, Peppered Chantilly Allure Powder, Midnight Sky Allure Powder, Quarry Stone Gems - Emerald Creek, heat tool, white and green water color paints, paint brush, Red Stiffened Felt - Joann, foam dots, Tombow Glue.

Monday, October 22, 2018

Eileen Hull Sizzix dies for Halloween and Thanksgiving!

This month Eileen Hull's Inspiration Team is creating fall projects using various Sizzix dies designed by Eileen.

Today I have used her Bookmark Tag and Pocket Dies, and Bookplate Hinges and Label Dies 
to make treat bag toppers for Halloween. 
The toppers measure 2 1/4" high and 2 1/8" wide (including the points of the name labels).  The bags are 3" tall x 2 1/4" wide folded as shown
 and name place cards for Thanksgiving!
The place cards measure 2 3/4" tall to the top of the leaf and 2 1/4" wide including the point on the name labels - so they are sweet and petite!
For the Halloween Treat Bag Toppers -  I cut out all the pieces from patterned papers.  I used the pattern paper for both front and back of these.  These papers are thick so they are sturdy without having to layer them to card stock.  The labels and smallest flowers are die cut fro card stock.
 I adhered the flower pieces together (the largest one is cut from purple/black glitter paper so it's shiny IRL!)  I stamped the names on the labels (these are Karen Foster Alphabet snap stamps - no longer available).  I glued the backs to the fronts just at the top rounded area.  I added an orange rhinestone to the center of each flower.
 I filled the bags (from a Stampin'Up monthly project box - gifted to me by my blogging friend Mary as she wasn't going to use them, thank you Mary!) with Hershey Kisses, folded down the bags and sealed them with a piece of tape.  Then I put ScorTape along the bottom edge of the front and back of the 'toppers' and adhered them to the bags.
 Those are tiny spiders on the clear bags!  really yucky spooky!  I added a skeleton sticker to the boys bags and a Halloween Kitty to the girls bags (both from Michaels).  They are glittery as well.
It was pretty much the same process for the Thanksgiving Place Cards.
This patterned paper from PTI was thinner and I only used the pattern on the front so I cut 6 out of the patterned paper and 12 out of Vintage Cream card and adhered the patterned paper to the Vintage Cream for sturdiness.  I used Tim Holtz/Sizzix Funky Foliage set for the leaves and acorns which I die cut out of Coredinations Kraft Core Nostalgic Collection papers.
I scored along the inside of the back pieces so they would bend nicely to stand up when I adhered the top section of the fronts to the backs .
I adhered the acorn pieces together as well as the leaves and veins gluing them to the top of the fronts.  The acorns are popped up on a foam dot.  I glued the fronts to the backs just along the top above the score lines and added the name tags to the front. 
I adhered orange rhinestones on each side of the names for a little sparkle.

A side view.

So that's it!  A creative way to use Eileen's Bookmark and Bookplate dies! I hope you have been inspired by my projects today!   
Please check out Eileen's blog for the month of October where she will gather all of the teams projects and post them weekly on her blog!  Lots of fall inspiration for you!!

I'm linking my Place cards to:
Happy Little Stampers

The Cupcake Challenge

Stamps:  Karen Foster Snap Alphabet Stamps - no longer available.
Paper:  Orange Zest, Vintage Jadeite, Vintage Cream, Rustic Cream, Text Style Autumn Abundance - PTI, Core-dinations Kraft Core Nostalgic Collection, Glitter Paper - Michaels, Moonlit Manor Paper Pad - Michaels, Ghosts & Goblins Mat Stack - DCWV.
Ink:  Hero Hues Black.
Accessories:  Bookmark Tag and Pocket Dies, Bookplate Hinges and Label Dies - Eileen Hull/Sizzix,  Funky Foliage Thinlits - Tim Holtz/Sizzix, candy bags - SU October kit, Skeleton and Cat Glitter Embellishments - Michaels, rhinestones - Kaiser Craft, ScorTape, Tombow Glue.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Ice Cream Cone Nests - The Tutorial

As promised on my Easter post, here is a little tutorial on how I put my Easter Place Setting treats together -  I saw the idea on Pinterest.
Here are the supplies -  Ice Cream Cones, Rainbow Twizzlers Candy, Cadbury Mini Eggs
and Edible Grass (I found the grass at Rite Aid but also saw it at Target and Walmart)
I wasn't quite sure how to 'drill' the holes in each side of the cone for the handle without cracking the cone and then I had the bright idea to get out the spiked handles we use when we eat corn on the cob! First I pushed the spikes through, a bit down from the top as shown.  I turned the handle clockwise and it made a perfect circle!
 The circle needed to be wider to fit the Twizzler - so I turned the corn holder around and gently pushed it through the hole to the end of the corn handle.
And a perfect hole was created without cracking the cone!  Whoo hoo!!
I cut off a bit of each end of the Twizzler candy handle to make a point so it went through the hole easily.
 I stuck one end through each hole from the outside of the cone.
Then I cut some long pieces of the edible grass -  5" or so - and stuck them into the cone.
Then I added my treat -  in this case - Cadbury Easter Eggs - six of them fit.  The green edible grass is flavored with apple, the pink - cherry and the blue - blue raspberry.  It's made of potato starch.
These were so easy to put together once I figured out how to do the holes!
Cute, right??!!

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Happy Easter!

The Good News today -  He is Risen!  Let the Earth Rejoice!  
Wishing everyone a Joyous Easter today!

I thought I'd share some cards and crafts I made this year for Easter.
Playing with my Distress Oxide Inks to create the backgrounds and black embossing the sentiments on these 4 cards.
A little wreath I made with grands Landon and Mila -  using a paper plate as the base with the center cut out, layering die cut Nestie eggs around the wreath - some cut out of patterned paper and some plain to stamp or color on - they came out so cute and the kids loved them!
A clean and simple card out of Kraft cardstock - stamps from Waltzingmouse (retired)
More stamps from Waltzingmoues (retired) die cut layered over a piece of Washi Tape.
I made these tiny coffee bags (1"x2") using a Waltzingmouse die and stamps (retired), that just fit 4 Cadbury eggs inside.  A little piece of lace and Nestie cut egg decorate the front.
I made these sweet little sunbonneted bunnies out of clothespins, painting the bodies white and the stand base green, gathering a little rectangle of cloth around their necks for the dress, painting wooden ears and sticking them on the back of the hats, making arms out of a knotted piece of twine and adding a carrot, chickie or egg.  I drew the face with a Micron 01 fine black pen and put a little rouge on their cheeks. 
After church - we're having Easter dinner at niece Christie and Nate's along with niece Katie and her family as well as Christie's in-laws -  I'm bringing roasted rainbow carrots and cookies
 along with the place settings that I made out of ice cream cones with edible grass, rainbow Twizzle handles and Cadbury eggs.  (I'll post a little tutorial in a few days!)

Happy Easter to all those celebrating!