Baby Shoe…

I’ve wanted to make this baby shoe for a while now, and when I saw a version in the Stampin’ Up! Idea Book and Catalog, it reminded me to try and make one. The template I used for this was originally found on the Interent.

Completed So Saffron Baby Shoe

I first played around a bit with the pattern Whenever, I design or try to use a pattern, I usually make a fast mock-up of the project with regular printer paper.

Practice Baby Shoes

I started with a piece of mylar I have, from when I make my quilting templates, and traced out the pattern with a Sharpie and cut it out.

Baby Shoe Pattern

I used the pattern and traced it out in pencil, on So Saffron Card Stock.

Traced Out Baby Shoe Pattern

I then cut out the shoe and stamped it with the flower image from Hello Again stamp set in So Saffron Ink. This gives the card stock a bit of dimension and resembles Designer Series Paper.

Cut Out & Stamped Baby Shoe

The shoe was assembled by taping the tabs to the sole of the shoe. With the  Flower Fusion Sizzlit Die and the Big Shot I cut, Pretty-In-Pink, Bashful Blue and Whisper White  flowers. I cut leaves out of Old Olive with the Little Leaves Sizzlit Die.

Flower Fusion Cut-Outs
I used Subtles Brads in the center of each flower

Baby Shoe Flower Fusion Detail

For the finishing touch, I added the new Stampin’ Up! Old Olive  Scallop Dots Ribbon across the strap and a Pretty-In-Pink Designer Button on the side.

Completed Baby Shoe Side View

These baby shoes would be the perfect baby shower favor. I’m also working on a boys version and with the new Stampin’ Up! Glitter Paper I’m trying to replicate Dorothy’s Ruby Slippers. I’ll share these with you when I’m done playing.

If you decide to make this project, attach your creation in an EMAIL and If you use all Stampin’ Up! product I’ll feature it on my blog!

Until tomorrow, make it a great day!

Siggy 2


Proud Peacock Box…

How many times do you go crazy looking for that perfect little gift box for a pair of earrings, candy or party favors? Well, here’s the perfect little gift box for that perfect little something. And, wait there’s more. Here’s the perfect tissue paper to put inside that perfect little gift box.

A Little Something Peacock Box


Stamps: Proud Peacock #122020
Teeny-Tiny Wishes #115370
Inks: Versa Mark #102283
Concord Crush Ink Pad #110785
Paper: Concord Crush Card Stock #119792
Accessories: White Stampin’ Emboss Powder #109132, Heat Tool #100005, Big Shot #113437, Bigz XL Bitty Box & Envelope Die #115967, Sticky Strip #104294, Tissue Paper
Proud Peacock Tissue Paper
1. Cut a 6″ x 8″ piece of Concord Crush Card Stock.
2. With the Big Shot and the Bigz XL Bitty Box & Envelope Die die cut the bitty box.
3. On the lid, stamp the Peacock image from the Proud Peacock Stamp Set in Versa Mark, sprinkle it with White Embossing Powder and heat set it with a Heat Tool.
4. Along the sides of the box, stamp the long flower image, from the Proud Peacock Stamp Set, in Versa Mark and emboss them as well. Work on one side at a time.
5. On a 2″ x 2″ of Whisper White stamp a little message from the Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set in Concord Crush Ink and punch it out with a small circle or oval punch.
6. Put the box together by placing Sticky Strip on the tabs.
7. Adhere the message with SNAIL adhesive.
8. Cut a 6″ x 6″ piece of tissue paper and stamp it up with images from the Proud Peacock in Concord Crush Ink
Who wouldn’t love to receive a gift in this perfect little gift box with matching tissue paper? This stamp set is no longer available, but you can use any other small stamp set in it’s place.
Stampin’ Hugs,

Under the Big Top Circus Collection


Under the BIG Top Circus Collection…

I had so much fun designing this “Under the BIG Top Circus

Collection”.  This tutorial is filled with circus themed projects

galore. Each project capture’s a different aspect of the

circus excitement.

The tutorial is 27 pages with over 60 photographs patterns

and complete directions, including measurements for

completing all of the projects shown.

All you have to do is purchase the tutorial and you can download it immediately


Under The Big Top Circus Collection
Price: $9.95

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Pillow Box: Picnic Fork Holder

Welcome Back Stampers!


Just a quick post to share this adorable fork holder made from the Big Shot Pillow Box Die. I’ll be posting more designs in the future using this same idea. Maybe you can make a few of these for your Memorial Day  and summer BBQ’s.

Pillow Box Fork Holder

To make this holder, simply run your Pillow Box Die through your Big Shot using the Card Stock of choice. I used Poppy Parade.


Cut off one end of the Pillow Box on the score lines. Pillow Box Holder Detail


Place Sticky Strip on the side flap and adhere.


Fold bottom score lines to enclose.


Cut a 1′ x 4-1/4″ strip of Designer Series Paper to wrap around holder. You can also use a 1-1/2″ or 2″ strip. I used the Pawsitively Prints II Designer Series Paper.


For the center image I stamped two flowers from the new Hello Blossoms from the Stampin’ Up! Summer Mini. I used my Poppy Parade and Pear Pizzazz Markers.


Using the Wide Oval Punch, I punched the flowers out.


In the center of each flower I punched out a Tempting Turquoise circle and glued it with Tombow Multi-Purpose Glue. The blue really pops off the red and matches the napkins I’ve had forever in a kitchen drawer.


Have fun making these for all your family gatherings!



Siggy 2


Business/Gift Card Holder…

Hello, Lakeside Stamper Friends!

I FINALLY got to hold a Stampin Up! Class last night! It did snow here and there was some icing, but, my loyal Lakeside Stampers  showed up and stamped their little hearts out! It was nice seeing everyone so excited and thrilled with the projects. To me that’s what it’s all about, the friendships and the sharing. And thanks to John we had nice desserts. Thanks John!

All in all we made four projects. This class covered a double fold card technique. inlay embossing, ribbon ruching and how to cut and score a business card holder. Today’s post will share with you the business card holder.

I din’t come up with the measurements of this project. These instructions were given to me by my up-line, Cathy, who shared them with us at our last meeting. I did  however, design and color coordinate this one.

Card Holder

What I think I love the most about this project is the fact that you use three envelopes. You can use it to store any business cards for handy referral. Im using mine for restaurant business cards which always seem to be in a drawer. This would be a nice welcoming gift for new neighbors or for a bridal shower filled with local business cards.

For starters you’ll need three 3-5/8″ x 6-1/2″ envelopes. Seal the envelopes and trim off 1/2″ from each end on all three envelopes.

Trimmed Envelopes with Brads 1 Next score the envelopes at 2-5/8″,  flip and score again at 2-5/8″ from the other end. You should wind up with a 1/4″ scored strip.

In the middle of the strip, pierce two holes with a Paper Piercer and hold the three envelopes together with two Silver Brads as shown.

Covered Envelopes with Designer Series Paper




To cover the envelopes I cut six 3-1/2″ x 2-3/8″ pieces of Greenhouse Gala Designer Series Paper and six pieces of 3-1/2″ x 2-3/8″ of Pear Pizzazz Card Stock. I adhered the pieces as shown using the Greenhouse Gala Designer Series Paper on the front of each envelope ans the Pear Pizzazz Card Stock on each back.



Punched & Designer Series Papered Envelopes

On each envelope I punched half circles with a 1-1/4″ Circle Punch. On the sides of the punch there are two ridges which help you to line up your paper at the halfway point accurately.

For the outside cover cut a 9″x 4″ piece of Cutting & Score Lines

To decorate the outside cover I cut one 3-3/4″ x 2″  and two 3-3/4″ x 2-5/8″ pieces of Pear Pizzazz Card Stock. Out of  Greenhouse Gala Designer Series Paper I cut one 3-1/2″ x 1-3/4″ and two 3-1/2″ x 2-3/8″ pieces.  This is how the cover looks covered.

Outside Paper Placement Card Holder

Sticky Strip Placement





The last step is to put some Sticky Strip as shown in photo and adhere the envelopes to the inside of the cover.

To secure the outside flap you can use Velcro Dots or Magnetic Dots.




I hope you like this project as much as the class did. Mix and match different papers and card stocks. It really is a “So Simple” project and the end result is not only useful, but, pretty to look at.


Stampin’ Hugs,

Siggy 2



Catch Me if you Can, I’m the Gingerbread Man…

I think one cookie that screams the holidays is the gingerbread cookie. I have been having so much fun with chipboard cutouts. If you haven’t tried them as of yet you should give them a try. You can easily buy pre-made shapes or cut your own with the Big Shot or scissors. Stampin’ Up! sells pre-cut shapes and On Board Book Basics on pages 184-185 in the Idea Book and Catalog.


For this gingerbread man I traced a pre-cut gingerbread man chipboard shape onto  Soft Suede Card Stock, cut it out and adhered it to the chipboard. Using the rick-rack stamp from the Trimastic Stamp Set (retired) I stamped it in Versa Mark and embossed it with White Embossing Powder.  Around the edges I sponged Chocolate Chip Ink.

For the:

Candy Buttons: Punch 2 Real Red and 2 Whisper White  3/4″ Circles 

After I punched the Whisper White circles I cut little wedges out of them and then I layered them over the Real Red to resemble peppermint candies.

Eyes: Punch 2 Whisper White 1/4″ Circles

Mouth: Punch 1-1/4″ Circle on Whisper White  and  punch a  1/38″ Circle around the opening.

Cheeks: Out of Real Red Card Stock punch two 1/2″ Circles. For the swirls either punch them out with a swirl punch or hand cut swirls and layer them on each Real Red 1/2″ circles.

Collar:  On Whisper White Card Stock punch a 1-3/8″ Circle and around the opening punch a Scallop Circle.  Cut off  two three scallops lengths and adhere them around the gingerbread man’s neck. In the middle glue a brown flower button from  Stampin’ Up  Button Latte collection.

On his forehead I punched a hole and attached the Real Red Grosgrain Double Stitched Ribbon for a hanger.

I put everything together as follows:DSC_0240 

On one of the hands I glued using Crystal Effects, a Stampin’ Up Library Clip. In the clip I printed the following gingerbread cookie recipe out, trimmed it down and layered it on a piece of Real Red Card Stock.


6 cups all-purpose flour

1 tablespoon baking powder

1 tablespoon ground ginger

1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1 teaspoon ground cloves

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 cup shortening, melted & cooled

1 cup molasses

1 cup packed brown sugar

1/2 cup water

1 egg

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1. Sift together the flour, baking powder, ginger, nutmeg, cloves and cinnamon. Set aside.

2. In a medium bowl, mix together the shortening, molasses, brown sugar, water, egg and vanilla until smooth. Gradually stir in the dry ingredients, until they are completely absorbed. Divide the dough into 3 pieces, pat down to 1-1/2″ thickness, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate  for three hours.

3. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. On a slightly floured surface, roll the dough out to 1/4″ thickness. cut into desired shapes with cookie cutters. Place cookies onto an un-greased cookie sheet.

4. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. When the cookies are done they will look dry, but still be soft to the touch. Remove from the cookie sheet and cool on wire racks. When cool the cookies can be frosted with icing of your choice.

I sincerely hope you enjoyed this “Yummy” post. As ever thanks for stopping by.

HUGS & stamps,


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