Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Snowman from Framelits die

It's always fun to find more ways to use our 'stuff' and this cute snowman was cut with the Sizzix framelits Easter egg die set.  I stamped our E149 Snowman face in black and embossed with clear embossing powder and colored his nose with a Copic marker.  To emboss the swirls leaving the face untouched, I made an embossing diffuser to custom fit our face.  I used four pieces of  4 1/4" x 5" cardstock  (80#) and cut  1 1/2" circles  in the same exact spot on each piece and taped the 4 pieces together.

The branches were from a Memory Box Woodland Branch die.

A torn piece of flannel completed the card.

Happy stamping!


Monday, September 15, 2014

Father's Day Candy Bar Wrapper

This cute wrapper has a Hershey's bar hidden inside.  Simply make the jacket according to the sketch below.

Cut and score as indicated, fold and add the little pocket flap and handkerchief, and tiny brads for the buttons.  I used a corner rounder for the bottom flaps.

The shirt is also a holder for the candy bar and is made as follows.

Cut and fold the shirt and stamp our G33 Tie stamp on patterned paper, cut out and attach under the collar edge.

Here's how it looks from the reverse with the candy bar inserted.  I taped down the flap on the candy bar to not distract from the shirt.

Insert inside the jacket and tie shut with a ribbon to which I added a tag made with our D59 Father's Day stamp.

Cute presentation for a sweet treat!

Happy Stamping,


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

6" x 6" Treat Holder


This little treat holder is so easy to make.  Just score a 6" x 6" piece of cardstock and punch holes as show below.  Tie and fill with your treat. How quick and easy was that. 
Our H114 Bunny front with a fuzzy pom pom tail and pink glitter ears made a cute spring embellishment.
Now I'm wanting to make one with fall papers for Halloween or Thanksgiving treats.  If you make one please post it to MorningStar's Pinterest Page to our Customer's Creations board.
Happy stamping!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Instructions for Cocoa Mug

Here is the mug that I posted in April and now it's August and I'm finally posting the instructions. 

I stamped our S06 Mug twice in clear and embossed with clear embossing powder.  I cut flaps and scored making a 1/2" fold on the left one which becomes the back of the package.  The cup on the right will become the front.  The inside of the handle needs cut out as well.

Black cardstock was cut to fit through a buckle die cut from gold shiny cardstock (I used the smallest buckle in the Memory Box Simple Buckles set).

Attach the white pieces and the belt and then add buttons (I stamped mine using one of the dots in the E149 Snowman face as it was just the right size.)

When the front is finished, attach the back and fill with your cocoa packet.

It's in the 90's here today and hot cocoa doesn't sound too inviting but cooler days are coming, so get busy on those fall projects now!

Happy stamping!


Sunday, August 3, 2014

Being Organized

A fun little card made with tiny punched file folders and our F131 Organized People stamp.  I personally love file folders and notebooks and To Do lists so this card just makes me happy.

Happy Stamping,


Saturday, August 2, 2014

Cookie Box and Tag

I think making cute things to give as a surprise to someone are so fun to make.  Imagine finding this on your desk some morning?

Whether you give one or dozens of cookies to someone, this little tag using our new E168 By the Dozen stamp will be a perfect tie on.

I created this little box using the Envelope Punch Board....can you tell I have a new toy?  The circle is 2 3/4".

Remember customers are invited to post to the Customer's Creations Board on Morningstar's Pinterest page.

Happy stamping,


Friday, August 1, 2014

Christmas is Coming

How cute is this little tag?  Wouldn't you love it if you had these all made and ready for packages in December?  Well, gather a few supplies, and crank down the air conditioning some afternoon and make a bunch of these.  Our new B55 Top Hat was designed for this project.  It fits perfectly with our B50 Snowman face.  Stamp the hat and cut it out.  Then add it and the paper 'ribbon' trim to a 3" circle with the face stamped and colored.  Attach a loop to the back and then glue a second 3" circle on back to hide the loop end. 

Happy stamping,