Peep S'Mores

If you do a search for Peep S'Mores on Pinterest, you will find lots of entries.  I tried them and they are delicious!!!!!  This is my version of Peep S'Mores.

Peep S'Mores

Aren't they cute!  You need graham crackers.  I broke a large cracker in half for two parts.  You also need a snack size Hershey bar, and a Peep.  Put all of this in a zip lock baggie.  Mine measures 6 x 8 and came from a local craft store.  Also add directions to the bag.  These are warmed in the microwave.  Here are the directions I used.

PEEPS S’MORES

Place 1 graham cracker on a microwave safe plate.

Place chocolate on graham cracker.

Place peep on top of chocolate.

Microwave 15 seconds.  Watch it carefully.  It will get big!

Place the other graham cracker on top and press.  Let it sit a few seconds.

Enjoy!  It could be a little messy!

Of course you don't want a little person using the microwave alone!

Peeps

For the headers, I used Pool Party, Marina Mist, Calypso Coral, and Blushing Bride.

  • Cut the header card stock at 4 x 4 1/4.  Score at 2 on the 4 inch side and fold.  
  • Staple header to the baggie.
  • Adhere coordinating paper from the Subtles Designer Series Paper Stack.  Put one on the front and one on the back to cover the staples.  Cut these panels at 1 3/4 x 4.
  • The title was printed on my computer and trimmed. 
  • Stamp three peeps from the Basket Bunch stamp set and cut them out with the Basket Builder Framelit Dies.  Use a half dimensional to adhere each peep.  I used Daffodil Delight card stock.

Wouldn't these look great in an Easter basket!  It's just another excuse to buy the Basket Bunch bundle from the Occasions catalog.  I've gone a little crazy with that bundle.  Click below on the product list for the bundle and make those special people in your life a Peep S'More!

 

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CCMC449 with Definitely Dahlia

Today the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge is a sketch.

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When I saw this sketch, it made me think of a single image spread all across the three rectangles.  I decided to use the stamp set Definitely Dahlias.  I haven't used it in a long time.  In fact, I had to check and make sure it was still current.  This is the card I made.

Create With Connie and Mary CCMC449

This card is a little step outside of the box for me.  I'm not a brights kind of person.  I do think this card is pretty.  Here's how to make it.

  • Start with a card base of Elegant Eggplant cut 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored at 4 1/4 and folded.  
  • The next layer is Melon Mambo measuring 4 x 5 1/4.
  • The strip of patterned paper is 3/4 x 5 1/4.  It's from the Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper.
  • For the dahlia, I used Watercolor Paper.  I cut a big piece 4 x 5 1/4 for my watercolor.  I tried this both ways.  You can do your watercolor and then stamp the dahlia with Versamark.  Cover in white embossing powder and heat with the heat tool.  Of course the watercolor must dry completely before you stamp.  You can also stamp the dahlia first and emboss it in white embossing powder before you do any watercoloring.  Either way, I do suggest using the Embossing Buddy. I couldn't tell much of a difference with either technique.
  • This is how I did the watercolor.  I used Elegant Eggplant and Melon Mambo ink pads.  Wet the entire area well.  Use a closed baggie.  Tap the pad on the baggie. Then pick it up, wrinkle it up a little, and apply the color directly to the paper.  I started with Melon Mambo.  You'll need to repeat the process until you are happy.  Wipe the baggie clean with paper towels.  Now use the Elegant Eggplant. Do the same process.  I used the pink on the left and purple on the right and tried to mingle it a little in the middle.  Just play with the color until you are happy.  This process allows for concentrated color.
  • After everything is dry, cut the paper to 3 1/2 measuring top to bottom.  Look at the design to determine where you want to start cutting for the panels.  Each piece is 1 1/4 inches wide.  The pieces are cut so the design continues across the paper.  I did use the side of the blade of my paper snips to rough up the edges of the watercolor paper rectangles.
  • The tag at the top is punched with the Classic Label Punch out of left over watercolor.
  • The tag on the bottom has the sentiment from Beautiful You stamped in Elegant Eggplant.  I hand cut the point on the tag.

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Here's the inside of the card.  The sentiment is from Beautiful You again.  For the dahlia, I stamped it in Melon Mambo and then sponged around the edges in Elegant Eggplant.

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Are You All Fixed Up? with Nailed It

The Nailed It stamp set and the Urban Underground Specialty Designer Series Paper are perfect for each other!  Add in the Build It Framelit Dies and you can't lose. That's what I did with today's card.  We made this card in class last time, but I did change up the sentiment.  Sometimes it's hard to think of a get well card for a guy. This one works well.  Works.  There might be a little pun there.

Nailed It Get Well

  • Start with a card base of 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, score at 4 1/4, and fold.
  • Cut two pieces of Urban Underground pattered paper at 2 1/2 x 3 1/2.  Use different patterns and adhere at each end meeting in the middle.
  • The ruler across the middle of the card is on a 1/2 inch wide Silver Foil Sheet.  The die is in the Build It Framelits Dies.  Trim to fit on the card.
  • The Stitched Shapes Framelits were used to make the Very Vanilla oval.  I think I must use these framelits on every card I make!
  • Stamp in Delightful Dijon using the Playful Backgrounds stamp.  Stamp some nails and screws around the outer areas.  I used Basic Black Archival Ink.
  • For the saw, piece together silver foil and Delightful Dijon.  Just stamp in archival black on each and cut out with the coordinating die.  Trim the dijon and glue it to the foil.
  • Cut one of the Lace Doilies in half.  Sponge it black and adhere it to the back of the oval.  Glue it all to the lower right hand side of the card.

Nailed

  • Add some additional screws and a bolt cut in silver foil.
  • For the sentiment use the stamp set Labeler Alphabet.  This is the first time I think I have used this set.  It was fun.  I will be using it again.  It's a great way to say anything you wish.  I stamped on vanilla and just cut out each word.

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Here's the inside of the card.  It's stamped using Playful Backgrounds and Nailed It.

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I think this is a great card.  I'm especially happy to have discovered the usefulness of the Labeler Alphabet stamp set.  It was a jewel in hiding!

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A Beautiful Swan

Last week a local demo group, the Southern Belles, met for our monthly get together. We usually swap cards.  This time we fantasized about a Stampin' Up! color change and colors we felt should retire.  Mind you, we do not know that there will be a change.  Stampin' Up! does it every 3 to 5 years.  I think it's been 4, but I'm not positive about that.  This card was made by Kaye Owenby.  She is one of my downline and very talented.  She thinks Tempting Turquoise and Tangerine Tango should retire. Here is her card.

Swan Lake

Kaye won the set Swan Lake at the Atlanta On Stage.  We do love free stuff!  But I don't think this set has been very popular.  I do love what Kaye has done with it.  Here are the details.

  • Start with a card base of Tempting Turquoise 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, score at 4 1/4 and fold.  
  • The Whisper White layer is 4 x 5 1/4.  Here's a hint:  Cut your Whisper White oval from this layer before you adhere it.  Kaye used the largest oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies.
  • The Tangerine Tango dots paper comes from the Brights Designer Series Paper Stack.  It measure 3 3/4 x 5.
  • Stamp the scene on the oval with Basic Black Archival ink.  I think Kaye used an Aqua Painter or Blender Pen to color in the scene.  Press down the lid of the pad and get ink there for your pallet.  Add some of the white sequins from the Metallics Sequin Assortment with glue dots.
  • Use the Layering Ovals Framelits for the scallop oval.  They pair so well with the Stitched Shapes.
  • Use half of a doily and gather it at the bottom of the oval.  The one Kaye has used is retired, but we have the Delicate White Doilies in the annual catalog and the Lace Doilies in the Occasions catalog.
  • The ribbon used is the Solid White Baker's Twine.
  • The sentiment is stamped in black on turquoise paper and notched.
  • Both the sentiment and the oval are attached with dimensionals.

Here's the inside of the card.

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Sometimes it's hard to make a card using one set, but Kaye did it.  I think it's one of the best cards using Swan Lake that I've seen.  Kaye is a very creative card maker! Thanks so much for letting me share your card.

K's 2

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Oh So Succulent, Oh So Pretty!

At first glance the Oh So Succulent stamp set can look a little daunting.  There are so many pieces to the stamp set and to the Succulent Framelits Dies.  You just have to dig in there and play.  When you do, you'll see that you just love it!  This is a card we made at my stamp class the past week.

Oh So Succulent and Festive EF

First of all, I feel like I should give credit to someone for their influence on this card. I've searched Pinterest and I can't find a card close to this.  If you feel it's like a card you made, please let me know.  Here are the details on how to make this card.

  • The card base is Watermelon Wonder measuring 4 1/4 x 11, scored at 5 1/2, and folded.  This color has grown on me.  I didn't like it at first.  Now, I am sad that it will be retiring at the end of May.  It's one of the out going In Colors.
  • The Basic Black layer is 3 7/8 x 5 1/8.
  • The Tip Top Taupe layer is 3 3/4 x 5.  This color is also one of the retiring In Colors.  Sadness.  It's one of my favorites!  Emboss this layer with the Festive Embossing Folder.  Love this folder!
  • I used the Very Vanilla 1/2" Lace Trim and the Basic Black Solid Baker's Twine down one side of the card.  The bow was added with a glue dot after the panel was adhered.
  • The Very Vanilla panel measures 1 1/2 x 3 1/4.  Use Old Olive, Mint Macaron (another retiring In Color), Watermelon Wonder, and Tip Top Taupe to stamp the succulents.  The Watermelon Wonder ones were stamped off for the center color.  The great thing about this set is that you can be very careful if you wish and match up the stamps or you can stamp as you please and not worry about matching it all up.  Can you tell which directions I went?  Yes, the quick one! Round the corners with the Project Life Corner punch.  Add the panel with dimensionals.  Put part of a Lace Doily sticking out from behind.
  • The sentiment is from the stamp set You're So Sweet.  Does it look familiar to you?  Yes, I used this very same sentiment on my post yesterday.  Did you miss it?  You can find it here.  I loved this so much I repeated it.  I really made today's card first, so yesterday was the copy.

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Here's the inside of the card.  I stamped more succulents.  I left it with no sentiment so this card could be used for any type of occasion.

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