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!
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:
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)
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! http://www.papersandpixels.com/
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!
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.
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 myPKS 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!
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: