Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Paper Pumpkin Small Tote Bag

Happy Summer, one and all!  This was one of the projects at my June Stamp Club. The Ladies loved them. I was inspired from one I saw on Pinterest, but unfortunately I didn't get the designers name.

As a subscriber to My Paper Pumpkin (Click Here) I am able to also purchase extra refill kits which is what I did here. I loved the 5 x 8 inch heavy duty kraft tote bag with the white ribbon handles so I customized it for my Stamp Club Ladies as a way to carry their cards home this month.  I used the following supplies:

*  Whatever Designer Series Paper you may have on hand. I used some retired paper from Sale-A-Bration. Any combination looks fabulous!  Also select matching cardstock o fyour choice for the Deco Labels layer.

  Top Note Bigz Die  113463   $21.95

  1/2" Circle Punch 119869  $5.95
Since the 1/2" punch fits over the grommet perfectly, just punch one circle in one of your ovals in the bottom half and use that piece as a pattern for the other 3 ovals so they all match!

Extra-Large Oval Punch  119859  $16.95

Tea Lace Paper Doilies  129399  $2.95

Deco Labels Framelits Die  130102  $24.95

From My Heart Clear Stamp Set   126557   $28.95
                                                  (Fuzzy cut with the paper snips)

 Pearl Basic Jewels Embellishments   119247  $4.95

Mini Metallic Clothespins   133320  $3.95    or any plain mini wooden clothespins to may have on hand

Stampin' Dimensionals  104430  $3.95

Liquid Multipurpose Glue  110755  $3.95
(Of the adhesives I owned this one held the DSP the best on the kraft bag, snail and fast fuse both wouldn't stick long term.)

Hope you like this cute bag, you could really customize most any gift bag! Have fun!
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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Recording My Recipe

Based on Roald Dahl's book The BFG (Big Friendly Giant), I made "frobscottle" and "snozzcumbers" for my 5th grade class. Frobscottle is 50% vanilla cream soda and 50% raspberry soda (from Walmart) colored with green food dye. Snozzcumbers were regular and cocoa mixed rice krispy treats formed into "cucumbers" (half of a 9x13 pan cut lengthwise) then frosted with vanilla icing for a crumb coat,  wrapped in black fondant, sprinkled with powdered sugar. They can be chilled or served at room temperature. The snozzcumbers were sliced into 3/4" slices and served. My students absolutely LOVED this treat to celebrate our reading of this wonderful piece of children's literature.

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Monday, June 2, 2014

New Annual Catalog has Arrived!

Go to my Demonstrator Website:

Click on the word "SHOP" and you'll be able to go through the new catalog, or download your own pdf file to browse through at your leisure.  My next Stamp Clubs are June 14 and 15 and you'll be able to get your new catalog for FREE from me at that time. Enjoy - there are many great and wonderful items to add to your stamping collection. My wish list is growing daily!

Thanks for stopping by!
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