Thursday, November 14, 2013

Hand Stamped Christmas Ornament Tiles

These were so much fun to make - I can't wait to include these in packages being shipped out this holiday! They were easy to make and can be personalized in so many different ways.

Here are my supplies - 2x2 inch ceramic tiles (I found mine at Home Depot), some scraps of felt to cut into 2x2 inch squares, StazOn ink (or any other all-surface ink), coordinating ribbon, heavy duty glue, magnets, glue-on bails (I found mine at Michaels in the jewelry aisle) and a holiday rubber stamp.

As I stamped these, I had to blot some of the ink off onto a sheet of paper so that the ink wasn't so heavy on the tiles, but after I got the hang of it, it made a great impression.

I added the silver bails to some of the tiles:

I also tried some of them with little ribbon hangers, I really like how these turned out as well:

Magnets can also be applied instead of hangers. To cover up the gluing of the bails and the ribbon, I cut the felt into 2x2 inch squares and glued them over the backs of the tiles:

A perfect, little, personalized ornament!

Friday, November 8, 2013

Stamped Wooden Utensils

What a great way to add a unique touch to a party - hand stamped wooden spoons and forks!

These are so easy and quick to finish. I used the mini swirl cupcake set and a birthday candle and several ColorBox ink colors on the utensils that I purchased from IvanasGiftsNThings

An instant, adorable change to these plain spoons and forks:

They can be personalized even further with names or words... here is a beautiful example from one of my customers with a cupcake shop in Texas:

Friday, October 11, 2013

Halloween Treat Bags

These little treat bags are easy to make and they are sure to bring a smile to the faces of your little trick-or-treaters!

Here are my supplies:
I found these adorable Muslin bags at Michaels. They are from the company Celebrate It and they are 3x4 inches - 12 of these came in a package for only a few dollars. A black ink pad, Halloween pumpkin face stamp, assorted Halloween candy, and some RIT Dye in the color Sunshine Orange.

This was my inspiration photo from Pottery Barn:

Following the directions on the RIT package, I used the stove top method to dye the little bags.

I let them dry completely, stamped each of them and then filled them with candy - here they are all finished:

Thursday, July 4, 2013

July Giveaway

Please register to win this 'Cupcake at the Bistro' stamp using Raffelcopter below. Stamp is about 1.2 inches and will be given away to one lucky winner at the end of this month - you can enter once per day for the rest of the month... good luck!


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Monster Cookies

Hubby's favorite cookie recipe... along with a new stamp set in the shop... mini cookie and milk carton.

Monster Cookies

Heat oven to 350.
Mix all ingredients by hand in a large mixing bowl:
½ cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 c + 2 Tbs brown sugar
4 ½ cups regular oats (almost entire container)
3 eggs
1 jar peanut butter
¼ cup light corn syrup
2 tsp baking soda
¼ tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup M&Ms
6oz chocolate chips

Use a ¼ cup to scoop onto cookie sheet. Smoosh them out and cook for 12-15 (13) minutes. Remove from oven and leave on baking sheet for 10 minutes.

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Thank you to everyone that participated in the 13 stamp giveaway! The contest is now closed and the winner has been notified. A new contest will be listed very soon!

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Tutorial: Using Rubber Stamps as Embroidery Patterns

Recently, I came across a customer's blog where she used the sheep stamp that she purchased from my shop as an embroidery template to create a beautiful piece of wall art!

I loved her idea - what a great way to use rubber stamps in such a unique way! So... I decided to try it myself and made a cupcake, embroidered wall clock for my studio. Here is how I did it:

My supplies:

Some linen fabric from my local fabric store, a wooden embroidery hoop, a clock movement kit that I found at Michaels and a few mini cupcake stamps - swirl cupcake, chocolate cupcake, heart cupcake, sprinkle cupcake.

I finger pressed the fabric so I could figure out where to place the stamps. I used an old ink pad and made my marks on the fabric. Using the embroidery floss I already had on hand I followed the pattern of the stamps (although my embroidery skills are not that great) I was able to make this sweet clock!

It was a totally unexpected way to use rubber stamps, but I really liked it - I hope you do too!