Cookie Cutter Creations

Tuesday night was my monthly Inspiration Night and I was really excited to share some fun Cookie Cutter Christmas Creations with all who attended.  The unique thing about this class is that I showed how to take a holiday stamp set and use it to create cards for other occasions!  I also paired Cookie Cutter Christmas with Suite Sayings so that only two stamp sets were used to create all of these cards with the exception of one additional stamp from Jolly Friends but I'll tell you about that in a minute.  Another common element of these cards is that they all use Candy Cane Lane Designer Series paper and they are also all embellished with various sizes of pearls.  

For now, let's take a closer look at this fun boxed set of note cards.

Cookie Cutter Christmas Creations - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Cookie Cutter Christmas Creations - www.stampedwithaloha.com

The box itself is made of one of our clear mount stamp cases.  These cases are perfect for holding note card sized cards.  The layered circle on the front is from the Circles Collection framelits.  I love that this collection has both scallop circles and plain circles.  Layering the circles, as shown below,  makes a perfect background area for the focal point of a project,

Cookie Cutter Christmas Card Case - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Cookie Cutter Christmas Card Case - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Our first card was a birthday card with the same "pig tail" design that I shared about in my last post.  You can create pig tails by stamping the gingerbread man twice and then on one of them cutting the arm pieces and attaching them to the head with glue dots.  Two pearl buttons were added for dimension and texture.  

Cookie Cutter Christmas Birthday Card - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Cookie Cutter Christmas Birthday Card - www.stampedwithaloha.com

The next card is a baby card.  Isn't this bear sweet?  

Cookie Cutter Christmas Baby Card - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Cookie Cutter Christmas Baby Card - www.stampedwithaloha.com

When you create the bear you have to stamp the ears first and then the bear on a separate piece of card stock that gets punched out with the coordinating punch and layered over the top where you align it with the stamped ears.  

The next card is one of my favorites.  When I was designing it I had a Tom Cruise movie playing in my stamp room.  In the movie Tom was wearing sunglasses and looking sharp.  Suddenly, I was inspired to put sun glasses  and a black tie on this gingerbread man so I drew some glasses with a sharpie pen.  However, just prior to hosting this class I received the stamp set Jolly Friends and I realized that the glasses in that set are the PERFECT fit for this guy so that is how I added an additional stamp set to this class.   Thanks to Tom for being my inspiration for this hand stamped creation!

Cookie Cutter Congratulations Card - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Cookie Cutter Congratulations Card - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Doesn't he look handsome and successful with his black tie and cool glasses?  These ladies at Inspiration Night certainly thought so.

Stamped With Aloha Inspiration Night - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Stamped With Aloha Inspiration Night - www.stampedwithaloha.com

I saved the BEST for last.  This punch art creation has been in my stamp room for weeks but I've been waiting for the perfect opportunity to use it on a card.   This card was definitely the most work but also the one that everyone got the most excited about as you can see below.

Stamping at Inspiration Night - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Stamping at Inspiration Night - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Are you ready?  Here she is.

Cookie Cutter Christmas Mermaid Card - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Cookie Cutter Christmas Mermaid Card - www.stampedwithaloha.com

I just love this sweet mermaid.  She is made of punches.  Here is what you need.  

The body, hair, bangs and mouth - Cookie Cutter Builder Punch.  The hair and small flower - Tree Builder Punch.  The tail - Jolly Hat Builder Punch.  The end of the tail and shells - Holly Berry Punch.  The Large Flower - Blossom Builder Punch.  

The Fabulous Foil Acetate is perfect for this card but it can be challenging to punch it out so either trace and cut it with scissors or if you want to punch it here are some tips.  First, remove the thin layer that covers the acetate.  Place a piece of copy  paper over and under the acetate before punching it to strengthen it and avoid getting it stuck in the punch.

Shelly at Inspiration Night - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Shelly at Inspiration Night - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Everyone's card came out a little bit different.  The way people angled the hair or placed the pearls all gave each Mermaid a different personality.  

Tasha and Shelly at Inspiration Night - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Tasha and Shelly at Inspiration Night - www.stampedwithaloha.com

I loved seeing all these beautiful Mermaids come to life and loved even more watching how great of a time everyone had as they created this card.

  I think the two who had the most fun where these two ladies below, Terry and Lori.

Stampin Sisters - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Stampin Sisters - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Lori took off her jacket and placed it on Terry's head to resemble the long red hair of the Mermaid that we all know she is at heart.  I think the photo and caption below, says it all!

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In addition to making these fabulous projects the ladies all swapped some amazing Cookie Cutter Christmas swaps.  I don't normally host a swap that features a single stamp set but everyone in my group purchased this set because they loved it, so it was the perfect time to host an swap themed after a stamp set.

Swapping at Inspiration Night - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Swapping at Inspiration Night - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Everyone made such beautiful cards and watching them share them with one another was wonderful.

Tasha swapping at Inspiration Night - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Tasha swapping at Inspiration Night - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Of course we were also spoiled by Chef Craig's delicious dinner.  Tonight we had curry stew, rice and salad.  Craig takes such amazing care of us every month as he blesses us with his God given talent for preparing food that is created and served with aloha.

Chef Craig serves our dinner at Inspiration Night - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Chef Craig serves our dinner at Inspiration Night - www.stampedwithaloha.com

It is always so much fun to gather for my monthly Inspiration Night.  I love my Stamped With Aloha sisters who are so much fun to spend time with, even the "kolohe" (rascal) ones pictured below.

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It was great to see all the smiling faces and know our time together was filled with inspiration, creativity, encouragement, fun and lots of aloha amongst us stamping sisters and friends.  

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I am so looking forward to our Holiday Stamp Camp this weekend and can't wait to share with you all about it soon.  Until then, I hope you've been inspired to create some fun "non" Christmas projects with this amazing stamp set.  

If you live on Oahu and would like to take this class, I will be offering it on Saturday, November 12th at 10am at my home.  Cost is $15 and it comes with a package of pearls.  Sign up now to reserve  a spot for you and your friends.  It will be great to share these Cookie Cutter Creations with all of you.

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Cookie Cutter Christmas

Aloha Everyone, it's ALOHA Friday and a great day to head on over to the Hawaii Women Expo that begins at 3pm today.  This is the 14th annual expo and I've been privileged to have had a booth there for the past several years with my group Stamped With Aloha.   

This year we will be doing live demonstrations, selling cards to raise funds for the Hawaii Food Bank and promoting a special class that we will all be holding later this month at various locations across the island.  We are also looking for hostesses who want to have this class in the comfort of their own home with their friends and family.

The class is called Cookie Cutter Christmas and here are the projects.

Cookie Cutter Christmas Class - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Cookie Cutter Christmas Class - www.stampedwithaloha.com

There are three projects we will be making at this $10 class.  A box, a card and a tag.  If you host this class you will also receive a completed treat bag filled with something sweet.  Everyone who attends the class and places an order will also receive the treat bag and template as a bonus project for ordering.  If you bring a friend to the class you can choose a prize from a basket of goodies.  And finally,  If you pre-order the Cookie Cutter Christmas bundle then the class is FREE and you will receive all four projects and the template!.   

Let's take a closer look at these oh so cute projects!

Cookie Cutter Christmas Card - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Cookie Cutter Christmas Card - www.stampedwithaloha.com

This card features the adorable Candy Cane Lane Designer Paper.  I loved this particular sheet of DSP for this card because it pictured cookie images.  I used silver foil paper to resemble a baking sheet and the greeting couldn't be sweeter, celebrating the joy of friendship that is extra special during the holiday season.

Heartfelt Reindeer Tag - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Heartfelt Reindeer Tag - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Next up is this adorable Reindeer Tag.  Isn't she sweet.  The happy reindeer is peeking over a Real Red Sweetheart punched heart.  The striped background DSP also comes from the Candy Cane Lane Designer Paper pack.  This tag is hung by a piece of Candy Cane Lane Bakers Twine that has a little shimmer in it.  It's very pretty and perfect for the holidays.

Happy Santa Candy Cane Box - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Happy Santa Candy Cane Box - www.stampedwithaloha.com

The next project features one of our new white treat boxes that come with a clear sleeve that makes decorating it oh so simple.  This will be a great box to use during the upcoming Holiday season to wrap gifts and treats.

Candy Cane Lane Treat Bag - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Candy Cane Lane Treat Bag - www.stampedwithaloha.com

The bonus project which is exclusively for hostesses or those placing an order is a special treat bag made out of a 6 x 6 piece of Candy Cane Lane Designer Paper.  Remember the template for this project will be available to all who attend.

Want to check out these projects in person and meet the demonstrators that will be hosting this class all over the island this month?  Stop by our Stamped With Aloha Booth and the Hawaii Women Expo this weekend.  All the details are listed here on this flyer.

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It's going to be a fun weekend.  I hope you'll stop by and say hello.  I'll be there Friday from 3pm to 7pm and Saturday from 1pm to 5pm.

Have a happy and blessed weekend and I hope to see you at the EXPO!

 

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