Halloween Cupcake Toppers

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween! Today I thought it would be cute to make some cupcake toppers using the Lawn Fawn stamp set, Critters in Costume! I think this set is so adorable, and I love that these stamps can be used year round. For instance, the super hero owl could be used as a birthday card. I can't wait to find more things to do with this set. What I did to make these toppers would stamp the images onto a white piece of paper, color them in and cut them out using some scissors. You could; however, use the matching dies that coordinate with this stamp set and you can find them by clicking here. Once they were all cut out I simply adhered them to a wooden food pick and once they were dry I placed them into my cupcakes! 

DIY, Stationary Box Video for Lawn Fawn

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Hello! Today I'm sharing how I go about making my A2 size stationary box on VIDEO! Yay! This video is perfect for those who had any questions about it. 

Click here for the video! 

Winter Wonderland Collection

Monday, October 14, 2013

Today I wanted to share a little part of my 2013 Christmas card collection. This year I’m going to have two different themed collections in my shop, and each collection will have cards, matching tags, and matching cupcake toppers (maybe even some banners, if I can find the time to make them, hehe). I was so excited to use all of my new Christmas themed stamps to make these cards, Lawn Fawn and many other stamp companies created such amazing images! The first collection is almost finished and I've already uploaded a few of them to my shop today. This collection is named, The Winter Wonderland Collection; namely because I’m using white card stock for each design and I’m also going with a clean and simple snow-time-fun feel. In this collection I have a few single handmade cards, and one set of 8 cards. Last year I sold the ‘Hipster Snowman’ cards as a set and I’m doing that again this year—but in white. I’m still leaving the original ivory hipster snowman cards in my shop just in case anyone wanted to buy those again this year.

The tags, and cupcake toppers will be uploaded shorty, as well as my second collection which is my ‘Vintage Christmas’ collection. I love making vintage themed paper items and again like last year I’m going to offer a variety of vintage themed cards, tags, and cupcake toppers. I can’t wait to share everything with you, and I’m working so hard to finish the collections—but it’s kind of hard when I’m also working on orders at the same time. I hope you enjoyed this little sneak peek of my 2013 card collection and if you decided to shop with me this year for Christmas and you’re a blog reader feel free to contact me so I can give you a coupon code!

Click here to view the new Christmas Cards in my shop. 

A DIY Gift Idea, Chalkboard Recipe Book

Friday, October 11, 2013

It was my sister’s birthday on, October 5th, and this year I wanted to make her something special. Some of you may already know that is a baker, and runs a small baking business where she sells homemade cupcakes, cake-pops, and so much more but in case you didn't know, now you’ll understand why I’m making her a recipe book. She has so many recipes, and I thought it would be cute if she had one cute book for her to write them all in. 
For this project I used real chalkboard card stock, so she can write on it! How exciting right?! I purchased a large composition book from Target, and I used the stamp sets, Milo’s ABCs, Blissful Botonicals, Love ‘nbreakfast, and Quinn’s ABCs by Lawn fawn for the sentiments, frying pan, and boarder stamp image. For the cute bow on top I used the new Christmas stamp set by, Avery Elle, you can find it by clicking here
All I did for this book was measure the cover, cut the chalkboard card stock to size, round the edges of the right side with my Corner Chomper, and I applied all the designs and sentiments with my stamps, using VersaMark ink—leaving space in between the ‘Menu’ and frying pan image (that’s where she can write what’s on the daily menu, if she wants). Next I covered the stamped images and text with some white embossing powder and I applied some heat, using my heating tool in order to set it. Once that was dry, I applied some adhesive to the back and applied it to the front of the book. I didn't using anything to cover the binding because I really liked how it looked. So I left it as it. 
I also made her some homemade cupcakes for her special day, and I purchase some clear cupcake boxes, made some last minute tags, and I used the Lawn Fawn Pink Lemonade twine for a little extra added cuteness. These are the pictures I shared on my Instagram. I hope you enjoyed this gift idea! I actually posted twice this week, yay me!

Quick and Easy, Halloween Treat Bag, DIY

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Hi everyone! I know it’s been a while since my last post (and I’m beginning to sound like a broken record, hehe) but I’ve been extra busy this past month working on orders. Besides working on orders, I’ve been thinking a lot about fun projects that I wanted to make and share here on my blog; and, this Halloween treat bag is one of them. I created a Halloween treat bag last year using some products by Lawn Fawn and I’m super excited to use their stamps again this year. Actually, this time around I’m using all Lawn Fawn products, hehe. Last year I used a mixture of stamps by various manufacturers. 
What I love most about this treat bag is that it’s so easy to make! I used paper bags (typically used for lunches) from the dollar store, the LF stamp set, Critters in Costume, their new tags die set, and some of their twine from the, Retro Triple pack cord, also by LF. Lastly, for the “Bee.ware!” sentiment I used their alphabet stamp set, Milo’s ABCs (which I LOVE!). 
For the bag—I placed this paper bag on top of some craft foam to ensure that I would get a perfect image transfer each time I stamped, and I used several different images from this set and placed them all over the bag—even going off the edges to give off the effect of a seamless pattern. After adding all of the images I realized that the bag seemed too tall so I decided to trim off the top by a few inches using my serrated edge scissors. Next I punched two small holes at the top of the bag and I set it aside.
For the tag—I used real chalkboard card stock for this particular tag; and I also used the die from this die set by LF, click here to view it. Once I ran the tag through my Cuttlebug I grabbed my, Milo’s ABCs stamp set and created the sentiment, “BEE.WARE!” because I love that little bear in the bumble bee costume, hehe. Next, I dabbed the sentiment into some Versamark ink and covered the tag in some white embossing powder—then heat set it. After that I used a paper towel and dabbed it into some white chalk ink to make it look like a distressed chalkboard; and, I finished it off by adding some orange twine.

I absolutely love how this treat bag came out and I think a dozen or so of these would look awesome all lined up on a candy table for a Halloween party. However, if you aren't planning on having a Halloween party but you would like to make some treats for friends and loved ones these bags will work for that, too. I hope you enjoyed this DIY post, and I’m really looking forward to the next time I get a chance to blog. I’m hoping it will be this Friday. Take care! 
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