This is my personal blog. I am an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and
responsible for its content. Stampin' Up! does not endorse the use of or
contents of the classes, services, or non-Stampin' Up! products I may offer
It's hard to imagine snowflakes when the leaves are just starting to come out but I wanted to try the new pressed clay in the Stampin' Up Cookie Press molds. They work as well as the clay molds giving us a few more shapes to work with. I sprinkled my cookie mold with Dazzling Diamonds to give my snowflake some bling, then pressed the clay into the mold (it's easier to work with if it's on the wooden handle) and put it in the freezer for an hour. It popped right out and I had a perfect snowflake.
Here's another project I made using the Simply Pressed Clay. Once the clay is dry it's soft like foam so it's very easy to thead a needle or wire through it. I made several flowers. 9 Flowers to fit my wrist which I would say is Medium. My daughter's wrists are tiny and needed about 7. After your flowers dry spritz them with water, emboss with your favorite embossing powder and string them together. Very easy! To see more Simply Pressed Clay projects scroll down and check out the video I posted yesterday.
Sorry I had to remove my video because I showed the clay while it's still squishy. I'll post it again on June 1.
I think this Simply Pressed Clay is going to be one of my favorite new products from the upcoming Stampin' Up catologue. Demonstraters were able to preorder some of the new products but they will be available to everyone June 1st. The simply pressed clay is lightweight and flexible. You can color it with reinkers, markers or paint them using an aqua painter. You can even emboss it. How cool is that? I put together a video of some of the flowers I made so far.
We were hoping to be in our new house for Christmas but we've hit too many snags along the way so it doesn't look like that will be possible. Since all our Christmas stuff is still in storage we've been making our decorations this year. Here's one of the decorations we made for our tree...Lindor Elves made from Lindor Chocolates and Stampin' Up Punches.
Here's a list of the punches I used: Hat: pennant punch, Fur & Nose: Itty Bitty Punch Pack, Ears: Merry Minis Ornament, Eyes: Owl Builder, Arms: Word Window, Head: Small Oval, Collar: Small Scallop Circle.
Tip: Punch two scalloped circles and staple them on either side of one of the cellophane tails. The head will hide the staple and the chocolate will be held securely in place.
Make some Candy Cane Elves to hang in the tree or decorate your packages this holiday season. These Elves are made with current Stampin' Up punches and dies. Click on the link to download the cheat sheet and instructions
Download Candy Cane Elves
or scroll down for the video tutorial
It’s time for more Punch Art. I hope you’re as excited as I am! Let’s clear out those card stock scraps this holiday season and make room for Santa. I’ve created 23 Holiday Punch Art items using current Stampin’ Up punches. All the supplies I used for this class can be found in the 2012/2013 Stampin’ Up catalogue or the 2012 Holiday mini. Decorate your tags, bags and cards this year with punch art.
Here are the details....you’ll get full color photos, cheat sheets, step by step instructions and videos for each punch art project. How you use your punch art it up to you. I’ve included instructions for two bonus projects; a Simple Gift Card Holder and a Gift Bag. Use these as the base for your punch art or create some tags using some of Stampin’ Up’s tag dies or framelits.
The cost of this class is $20 CAD. Click on the PayPal like below to order.
Please note: Although I design my classes with Stampin' Up demonstrators in mind you don't need to be a demonstrator to order it. And the class is online so it doesn't matter where you live. Once you place your order I'll email you the class link and login information so you can access the class.
This is the first real project I've worked on since I packed up my stamping supplies in July. I didn't realize how much I missed them. These little guys are part of a new punch art class I've been working on...Punch Art Christmas. I'll be posting several of the projects on my blog this week as I put the finishing touches on my class so come back and see what I've been up to.
The bodies are made with the 1" x 8" cello bags and the heads are wired and moveable which is why the two girls have a "little lean" going on.