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Sunday, December 19, 2010

Winner of my blog candy drawing

Hi all, thanks for checking out the birthday blog hop we had for Kathy J with PKS.  She was overwhelmed with all of the projects and your well wishes!

The winner of the 1 1/4" Snow Faces stamp set is 127.

Congratulations to Bobbi who had this to say:

Bobbi, please email me at to claim your stamp set!

12 Days of Christmas

Just had to drop in one more time to share this cute project for the holidays

Barbara is making another holiday door display.  Check out her 12 days of Christmas owl display if you need some more hooty goodness!

Taking a holiday break

Hi all, I will be taking a holiday break for the rest of the month.  My next Peachy Keen challenge will be in the new year. I won't be posting anything to my blog until the new year.  I have a lot of projects on my plate over the next two weeks and won't have time to surf the net for daily inspiration.  Please check back with me in the new year.  I am working on a new Valentines class and the next issue of Papers & Pixels as well.

I wish all of you a very happy holiday season and a wonderful new year.  Looking forward to sharing so much with you in the new year!

Punch Inspiration 12/19/10

3-D gift item

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Surprise Birthday Blog Hop

(please see the recipe below the blog hop list)

Kathy, the owner and designer for Peachy Keen stamps is having a birthday!  I haven't known her long but I already know she is a wonderfully kind and generous person and has made me feel like a member of the PKS family!  The design team wanted to surprise her with a special blog hop to celebrate her birthday. If you arrived here from Viv's site, then you are on the right track. Be sure to invite all your friends for a hop you don't want to miss!  You will have a chance to win one of Kathy's favorite things!  There will be 10 different prizes awarded  to 10 people.  Please leave a comment here and I will be drawing a random winner for the Peachy Keen 1 1/4" Snow Faces stamp set.

Please check out the other stops for great inspiration and a chance to win a prize! The next stop on the hop is Lorie's awesome site HERE.  If you just started the hop at my blog, you can jump to any of the other stops in this list:

Peachy Keen Stamps Blog -
Adrianne – (will guest post here)
Punch Art Recipe:
*all punches are Stampin' Up!
Ornament in blushing bride - FACE
1/2" circle in blushing bride - EARS
Word Window in blushing bride - ARMS
Medium Oval in blushing bride - HANDS
Modern Label in blushing bride - LEGS
Wide Oval in blushing bride - BODY
1 3/4" Scallop Circle in cocoa - HAIR
1 3/4" Scallop Circle in pixie pink - SKIRT
Word Window in pumpkin - BELT
Wide Oval in gable green - SHIRT
Medium Oval in gable green - SLEEVES
Scallop Square in pumpkin - HAT
Boho Blossoms in pixie pink - HAT
1 1/4" Circle in black - BOMBS
Jewelry Tag in black - BOMBS
Face is stamped using the PKS Happy Lashes 1 1/8" set (PK-461)

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Candy Cane Mouse tutorial

Hello everyone!  I am excited to join the creative staff of an online magazine called Papers & Pixels.  My first article is in this month's issue which came out today!  The magazine is free to subscribe and is full of fantastic ideas for paper crafting and digital scrapbooking.  Please subscribe today!

For my article, I created this cute little candy cane mouse punch art.  I'm doing things a little different for this and posting a downloadable pdf instruction file that you can print for reference.  The download link is below the picture.  Thanks!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Ginger Girl Candy Cane Box

I'm home with a sick child today, so I thought I would play with my new gingerbread die cuts from Peachy Keen.  This one can be found HERE.  Peachy Keen has a great sale going on (a different promotion every week this month!).  There is a sale of 10% off + 99 cent shipping through midnight tonight!

I love these new chipboard die cuts.  They are perfect for dressing up gift packaging, tags, scrapbook pages, cards and ornaments.  For my ginger girl, I painted the frosting pieces with white acrylic paint and then dipped them in dazzling diamonds glitter while the paint was still wet.  I sponged the edges of the gingerbread piece with creamy caramel ink then stamped the face using the Snow Cuties 1 1/8" stamp set (PK-501) and added highlights to the eyes with a uni-bal white gel pen.  Add regal rose ink to cheeks. Punch a 1/2" circle out of crumb cake cardstock and trim into an oval for the nose. Sponge nose with creamy caramel ink.  Attach nose to face with dimensional.

Punch half of the medium oval at the edge of the polka dot paper,  then line up the 1 3/4" circle over the punched hole to punch the dress top.  Punch half of the wide oval then line up the 2 3/8" scallop circle over the punched hole to create the dress skirt.  Glue the dress top to the back of the skirt piece. Punch the small heart out of red cardstock (I used a glitter coated paper) and mount at the neckline with a dimensional.  Glue dress onto body.  Glue frosting pieces onto body.  Punch 1/16" hole on each ponytail and attach small red corduroy brads.

For the box, I used an acetate box from HERE.  I filled the box with Bob's sweet stripe candy sticks.  The candy stripe sticks come in a box of 15 sticks for 88 cents at Walmart.  The candies look like THIS.  The box at Walmart is blue and should be located near the holiday candy.  13 sticks fit perfectly in the box.  To decorate the box, cut snowflake print paper 7" x 1 1/2" and score at 1/2" on each side.  Clip the ends of each piece and fold up the sides to form an open top box.  Make 2 of these and slip onto each side of the closed box (don't glue onto the box or you won't be able to take them off to get the box open).  Tie a blushing bride poly ribbon around the box to keep the decorative sides on.  Attach ginger girl to box with dimensionals.

For tag, stamp the greeting from Stampin' Up! Got Treats set in real red onto white cardstock. Cut out and mount onto pink pirouette cardstock.  Mount onto scrap of snowflake print paper and clip top to create a tag.  Attach small heart with dimensional, punch a small hole at top of tag and attach to box with silver cording.

Punch Inspiration 12/7/10

Friday, December 3, 2010

Gingerbread Treat Pouch

For our Peachy Keen Let's Face it Fridays Challenge #6, we were challenged to use a paper bag in a fun and creative way.  I was a little stumped and then I saw this great idea on Beth's blog to sew a lunch sack into a treat pouch.  Her instructions to make the pouch are HERE.  I was happy to get out my PKS Snow Cuties 1 1/8" (PK-501) stamp set and make some little gingerbread people.   Please be sure to jump over to the PKS Challenge site and check out the other great DT projects HERE.  If you have some PKS face stamps, play along for a chance to win a Cricut cartridge and stamp set!

Stampin' Up! punches used:
Ornament in creamy caramel - head
1 1/4" Circle in creamy caramel - body
3/4" Circle in creamy caramel- hands
Modern Label in pink pirouette - sign
Designer Label - polka dot print sign back
Small Heart in real red

Supplies needed:
creamy caramel cardstock
pink pirouette cardstock
real red cardstock
shimmery white cardstock
polka dot print paper
MFT ric rac die (frosting)
black ink pad
chocolate chip ink pad
regal rose ink pad
white Americana paint writer sprinkled with dazzling diamonds glitter
uni-bal gel ink pen
sponge daubers
paper lunch bag
sewing machine with white thread

1) Create paper pouch following the instructions HERE. I attached the polka dot print paper on the inside back of the pouch before sewing the sides together.  Sponge the edges of the pouch with chocolate chip ink. Die cut 4 strips of rac rac and glue to front.  Punch out 6 hearts and attach with dimensionals.

2) Cut the tops off the ornaments for the heads. Sponge the edges of all caramel pieces with chocolate chip ink.  Stamp Snow Cuties faces onto head.  Apply regal rose ink to cheeks and add highlights to eyes with unibal white gel pen.  Glue head onto top of body (at a slight tilt).  Glue body onto back front of pouch.  Attach hands to front of pouch with dimensionals.  

3) Add dimensional paint for frosting and sprinkle with dazzling diamonds glitter.  Tie blushing bride poly ribbon for bow on head.

4) Cut 2 strips of pink pirouette 3/4" wide by 5" long.  Stamp greeting onto one end of strip.  I used the greetings from Peachy Keen Too Sweet to Eat (PK-412). Wrap the other end around a candy cane and pierce or punch a hole through both layers.  Attach a brad to hold loop together.  

Want a printable version of this tutorial?  click on this link to go to the download page:

Punch Inspiration 12/3/10

Thanks for stopping by this morning.  Please be sure to stop back at 10 am today for the PKS Let's Face it Friday's challenge.  I have a great punch art project to share!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to all of my readers here in the states!  I know some of you are probably up right now putting the turkey in the oven.  I hope everyone enjoys their turkey dinner and spending time with friends and family.

Also, happy shopping for everyone that can get out there and find some super bargains on black friday.  I see that this year is the year for super bargains on the Cricut and cartridges.  If you live near a Menards store, they have the expression for only $148 and $20 cartridges!!!!

Friday, November 19, 2010

PKS Challenge #5 - Holiday Invitation punch art

Challenge #5 for the Peachy Keen Let's Face it Fridays (LFIF) was to create a holiday party invitation using our PKS face stamps.  I was thinking this would be the perfect time for a set of reindeer!  Please visit the PKS Challenge site HERE to check out all of the other wonderful projects by the rest of the design team.  If you have some PKS face stamps, you can play along on the challenge for a chance to win the Winter Frolic Cricut cartridge!!!  Written instructions for this card are below the pictures.

Reindeer Card instructions:

1) Using Stampin' Up! punches, punch out the following pieces:
3 bodies from the 2 Step Owl in Close to Cocoa -  HEADS
6 Small Hearts in Close to Cocoa - EARS
3 Medium Ovals in Close to Cocoa - MUZZLES
3 Bats in Creamy Caramel - HORNS
6 of the 1/2" Circles in black - HOOVES
1/2" Circle in glittery red - Rudolph Nose

2) Clip off the feet and horns on the owl pieces.  Sponge the edges of all cocoa pieces with chocolate chip ink.  For the horns, clip off the head and tail of the bat.  Cut away some paper between each bat wing point to create the top of the horns.  Cut in half to create 2 horns. 

3) Glue a heart on each side of the head for ears.  Glue horns onto back of head.  Stamp the muzzle with the nose stamp from the Peachy Keen Tear Bear Face Parts (PK-139) stamp set.  Stamp the eyes from the same set on each face.  Add highlights to eyes and nose with uniball white gel pen.  Attach muzzle with dimensional.  Trim 1/2" red circle into an oval for Rudolph's nose and attach with dimensional.

4) Cut a small wedge out of each black circle to create hooves.  Apply a little highlighting. 

5) For card base, cut 8 1/2 x 5 1/2".  Along the long side, score at 4" & 8".  The 1/2" flap will keep the card closed.  Add layers of choice onto card.  You could try a wood look paper to make it look like a wall where the reindeer are perched.  To keep the card closed, I used the crop-a-dile to punch a hole in the center of the flap and attach a jewel brad.  Then, punch  hole in the lower center of the card front and attach another brade.  Loop a piece of cording between the 2 brads.

6) Attach reindeer and hooves with dimensionals to front of card.  Tie taffetta ribbon on front.

Punch Inspiration 11/19/10

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Peachy Keen Guest Designer Call - new monthly program

Hello everyone, I just wanted to share the news on this awesome new guest DT program over at Peachy Keen that will start in the new year.  Following are the details of the challenge.  I know I have many awesome readers that have purchased PKS face stamps recently.  Try out for the DT spot and you'll be handsomely rewarded!

...By popular demand...
Peachy Keen Stamps is
holding our FIRST EVER Guest Designer Call!!

Starting in January 2011, we will have two guest designers each month.
Guest designers will design alongside our awesome full time DT {check 'em out to the left}.
Each guest designer will be asked to create 5 projects (posted M-F)
for their guest spot.

That's right. Your work will be showcased on our blog for an entire week!
Projects must be original and of course, have a Peachy Keen stamp used on them.

Depending on the week, you will be asked to also create a project for one of our challenges.
(hosted on our Challenge Blog every other Tuesday and every other Friday)

This means...
4 projects = your choice
1 project = based on the current challenge

We're looking for talent and bloggers of all skill levels!
We have both images that are PERFECT for coloring/paper piecing and fun techniques.
And we also have our famous face stamps - PERFECT for your Cricut and other die cuts!
Each guest designer will receive $40 in PKS credit towards stamps of their choice.
Each designer will also receive a gift to give away on their blog
from PKS during their guest spot.
Over 1,000 bloggers and almost 4,000 people on Facebook will see
YOUR creations for a whole week!
a permanent link on our "Guest DT Alumni" section {coming soon}

Does this sound like fun or what??
If this sounds like something you are interested in, here is what you have to do:

Send a link to your blog here: pksguestdt (at) gmail (dot) com
(replace at with @ and dot with . ~ updated w/ correct email sorry about that!)
Send me your first and last name (I'll get your mailing address from you at a later date)
Let me know if you've used our stamps before (it's ok if you have not)
Feel free to send along a photo of your favorite PKS project if you have one (it's not required)

(Don't have a blog? Set one up for free at! This is required to be a Guest Designer)
Please send me your information no later than 
{You have three weeks!}

We will be filling spots for 
January - July 2011 (14 different spots!)

Thanks you guys, I have a feeling this is gonna be FUN, FUN, FUN!!!!
Please direct any questions to the email above ~ Thank you for being so fabulous!!
xo Angelica

Friday, November 12, 2010

Peachy Keen November Release Blog Hop

Yay!  It's time for another PKS blog hop!  If you arrived here from Viv's site, then you are on track (if not, be sure to start at the beginning at the PKS Challenge Site).  The November stamp release is gorgeous!  Today, I am featuring a new stamp set called Happy Lashes (PK-460). Leave a comment on this post for a chance to win the Happy Lashes 1 1/8" stamp set (PK-461).  Please visit the other stops on the hop.  Every stop has a new PKS stamp set to give away!  Instructions for making this card is below the hop list.

Happy Lashes Sliding Pop Up Card instructions:

To create this card, you will need the following pieces of cardstock:
5 1/2" x 4 1/4" card base (shimmery white)
5 3/8" x 4" pop up back piece (marina mist) - layer snowflake print with one end aligned and small border on 3 sides, score at 1 1/2" from the aligned end
5 1/4" x 3 7/8" snowflake print paper
1 1/2" x 9" sliding wrap (shimmery white)
1" x 2 1/2" pop up piece (shimmery white) - score at 1/2" on one end
1" x 2 3/4" card back prop piece (marina mist) - score at 1/2" on each end
1/2" x 1 1/2" pop up prop piece (shimmery white) - score at 1/2" on each end
round tab punch (or substitute) for the pull tab (snowflake print)

Follow the instructions for assembling the above pieces HERE.
Stamp greeting from Peachy Keen Christmas Greeting Words (PK-859)

Supplies needed for the punch art snowman:
Use all Stampin' Up! punches
Wide Oval in shimmery white - body
1 3/4" Circle in shimmery white - body
Ornament in shimmery white - head
Word Window in black - hat brim
Round tab in black - hat top
Round tab in print - hat band
2 Branches from 2 Step Bird in chocolate chip - arms
small heart from Heart to Heart in cherry cobbler
Peachy Keen Happy Lashes stamp set (PK-460) - 1" stamp

1) Attach wide oval to 1 3/4" circle with dimensional.  Stamp and color face on ornament.  Glue neck of ornament onto back of wide oval.
2) Clip hat band out of punched round tab.  Glue onto black round tab.  Glue onto back of head.  Attach hat brim to front of head with dimensional.
3) Clip leaves on each branch to create stick arms as shown in the above picture.  Glue right arm onto back of body and left arm onto front of body.  Glue heart onto chest.
4) Tie ribbon around neck (I used old olive taffetta).
5) Attach snowman to pop up piece on card.  Tear some pieces of shimmery white and glue to base of snowman for snow.  Add Polar White Flower Soft to snow and a little onto the snowman's tongue.


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