Friday, September 19, 2014

Snowman Treat Pouch

Front and side view of this fun little treat pouch -- another cute project to make with our
 E149 Snowman face.

Start with a 5" x 5" piece of lightweight cardstock and add the patterned papers and face as shown below.
I inked and stamped one dot from the face to make the buttons.   B06 Holly was stamped in black and colored in with green and red.

The green strips are 5/8" x 7/8" x 5" and the red belt is 5/8" x 5" plus a piece for the tie.  Black embroidery floss is the fringe.

On the reverse, use adhesive on the side back edge and the top edge and the bottom edge.  First attach the side forming a cylinder.  Glue the top edge flat, taking care to not let the bottom glue shut.  Insert treat and then fold the body the opposite direction and seal the bottom.

A  crimper is cute used on the top and bottom edges if your paper is not too thick. 

Happy Stamping!




Thursday, September 18, 2014

Silent Night Card

I used my Silhouette to cut this tree and then stamped in a dark green with our O03 Silent Night stamp.  Our new H132 Silent Night with Stars is stamped in the same green.  Add some pretty layers and a twine bow to complete this card.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Boo to You

Our vellum candy card became this cute ghost treat so easily.  I used an oval die to round the top, added wiggly eyes and stamped our C21 Boo to You on the reverse in black and embossed.

A79 Trick or treat was the perfect sized stamp to make a little bag - the handles are quilting thread.

Add a bag of white treats and tie with a cute bow.  These are quick to make and so cute!

Happy stamping!


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,


Thursday, July 31, 2014

Count Your Blessings



Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays and this cute little favor was made with the Envelope Punch Board.  Our new F153 Count Blessings stamp made a perfect embellishment for the front.  I really love all the possibilities for this little stamp.
Happy stamping,

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Wishing You Happiness

New stamps always make me happy and this little candy card is cute and easy to make.  Wouldn't this brighten someone's day?

New stamps used were C32 girl glasses and F154 Everywhere you look.  A80 whimsy birthday stamp matches the new sentiment.

Happy stamping,


Tuesday, July 29, 2014

New Fall Sample Cards Coming Soon

This cute little tree is part of our Fall 2014 line to be released in August.  The die is Chesapeake Circle from Memory Box which has recently been discontinued. 

More coming soon....


Thursday, May 1, 2014

Snowman Pins

A very nice customer at our Akron, OH show this past weekend brought me a sweet little gift of two pins she makes using our G55 Skinny Snowman.  They are stamped on slides and she adds lots of embellishment to make them so pretty. 
Presents are very fun and it was so thoughtful of her to brighten my day!

Sunday, April 27, 2014

New Samples Released at Akron Convention

Here are the photos of the remaining new samples.  I'll do details in blog posts later this week, but hope this will do for now!

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Summer Grid Card


The card dimensions are 4 1/4" x 8 1/2" and scored at 5 1/2" for the base card.  The smaller one is 3" x 8" and scored at 4".  I stamped our L20 Sm. Grid with black and embossed with clear embossing powder.  Then I stamped the inside designs -- A30 Bee, A46 Circle Rosebud, B45 Sm. Flip Flops and D41 Grill and embossed them as well.  I colored with Copics.

Our website has lots of tiny stamps just perfect for a fun card like this.  See what you can design and feel free to post your creations on our Customer Creations board on Pinterest.

Happy Stamping!

Friday, April 25, 2014

4th of July

Another cute card with such an easy fold.  Stamps used were G32 Happy 4th of July and C14 Striped Firecracker.  Such a quick card to make using colored inks with clear embossing powder. 
Happy Stamping!

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Summer Picnic

The base card is 4 1/4" x 8 1/2" and scored at 5 1/2"  The smaller card is 3" x 8" and scored at 4".  I created the watermelon from circles cut a little larger than half way and used a 1/4" paper punch to make bite marks.  Our new A96 Ant stamp proudly marches across the bottom. 

How fun would it be to receive this card from someone who is "thinking of you" or perhaps an invitation to a picnic.  I love it!

Happy stamping.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Whimsey Vase with a Cute Fold


Here's the first of some summer cards I created using different folds.  The base card is 4 1/4" x 9" and then scored at folded at 5 1/2".  The bottom strip is 2" x 8 3/4", then scored at 2 1/8" , folded around the back of the card and then I folded the remaining flap.  Our I87 Whimsey Flower was stamped in black and embossed with clear embossing powder and colored with Copics.

All of the new summer cards were created using Vintage Summer paper pack from Little Yellow Bicycle.  I'll have some packs for sale at the Akron show.

Happy stamping!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Popcorn Snowman

This adorable little gift is simply a bag of microwave popcorn with stamped cardstock wrapped around it.  The "hat" is one glove from a pair of the dollar stretch gloves and tied with a red ribbon. I glued and then crimped the bottom to seal well.

The stamps used were E149 Snowman face, A33 Sm. outline heart and F90 Dot Christmas.

More new samples coming tomorrow!

Happy stamping.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Go Team USA

I'm not a sports fan....until the Olympics come around.  We love the events and seeing the beauty of the host countries.  Here's a photo from our trip to St. Petersburg a few years ago.

If you have an Olympics party you can make little favors using our G67USA stamp!

Happy 16 days of viewing.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Easy Folded Paper Basket

Lawrenceville, GA was our destination this past weekend for our first 2014 convention.  We were blessed that the earlier bad weather was gone and allowed for all the vendors and shoppers to attend.  Sunday it was 75 degrees while we were packing up.  However, things changed quickly and Monday morning our drive thru Kentucky looked like this.

The roads were clear in Illinois and the rest of the way to Kansas.  We got home just in time for a 10" snowfall on Tuesday.  Ohh well, I have lots of stamps to make and here is the promised instructions for the little folded paper basket we had at the show this past weekend.

This is the easiest little thing to make.  I used a 6" x 6" piece of cardstock and scored on the black lines as shown the template below. (For some reason the photo isn't so great, click on it for a better view).  Punch a hole in each corner, string in your ribbon and tie.

This can be enlarged to 9" x 9" or 12" x 12" if you prefer.

I added our H114 Bunny Front to which I added some pink glitter and a pom pom.  Super easy and cute!

So if you're snowed in, too, make something cute.


Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Spring Release Sneak Peek

We've been very busy getting ready to start our 2014 shows and have new designs and sample cards ready to upload to the website as soon as we return from the Georgia show.  Here's one of the new cards with two of our new designs.  The branch was a Memory Box Woodland Branch die which we also love to use with our snowman face.  I have lots of cute new things to show so hopefully I'll get back to adding to the blog next week.