Sunday, February 28, 2010

Party Time Kit Using Everyday Kitchen Supplies and The Close To My Heart Stamp of the Month

It is that time again....The Close To My Heart Stamp of the Month Blog Hop. This month's stamp is a versatile "must have." It is filled with so many word stamps that fit perfectly for either card making or scrapbooking. The set is called "A Little Everything." It is available only during the month of March. Check out my website for ways that you can have your very own set.

Each month, over 60 talented Consultants group together to to showcase their work. If you arrived here from Judy's Blog, you are on the right track.

I always try to do something a little unusual. Looking closely, this set is perfect for a "Party Set." For a fun twist, I used simple kitchen supplies to help me complete the project.




To complete this project, I started with White Daisy Card Stock and the Animal Cookies paper pack. I tried something different for the Wine Bottle Cover....I heat embossed on kitchen foil. I checked You Tube and several Crafting Boards and didn't find any mention of it. Here is how I did it...

1. Cut White Daisy Card Stock to fit around the bottle you wish to decorate.


2. Cover with aluminium foil from your kitchen. Make sure it is smooth.


3. Wipe the covered paper with a dryer sheet. This removes any static and will keep lose flakes of embossing powder from sticking when you don't want them to stick. :o)


4. Apply ink to your image in the color of your embossing powder and stamp lightly on scrap paper.


5. Apply Versa Mark to the image. Stamp the image on the foil. The light ink residue from step 4 will allow you to be able to see the image on the foil.


6. Cover the stamped image with your embossing powder. In this case, Outdoor Denim was used. A coffee filter under your work is a great way to catch the embossing powder when you pour over the stamped image. Shake off any lose powder into the coffee filter and dump back into the jar.


7. Heat with the Craft Heater. BE CAREFUL. The foil will get hot. The powder melts just as if you were embossing paper. Let it cool before you work with it.


8. Once cool, finish off your project!





No party set would be complete without Wine Glass Charms and Matching Coasters. To make the Wine Glass Charms, I punched out the scalloped circle using the striped paper from Animal Cookies. The nested circle was punched in White Daisy. To complete the sentiment, I masked the "A" in the "Have A" stamp and added the "Many" stamp. hehe :o) I used a eyelet and threaded ribbon to tie it to the glass. The coaster were made by cutting a four inch square from some cork tiles I had laying around. It cut very easily with a craft knife. I cut a square from the striped pattern from Animal Cookies and once again I covered over a square of White Daisy Card Stock with foil. I punched a circle from White Daisy and Stamped "Have A Happy" in the circle. The circle was attached to the foiled Card Stock. Because I didn't want any spills to ruin the coaster, I covered the foil and circle with Cling Wrap. It was then attached to the cork square with glue dots. This set could be personalized anyway you want and use for many different Holidays and Celebrations.


For a more traditional use of the My Acrylix Stamp of the Month, I made an A2 card box and 6 matching "Thank You" cards. I used Twitterpated, Crystal Blue, Sweet Leaf and White Daisy and textured White Daisy card stock. For variety, 3 of the cards were made using the "Thank You" set. For purposes of this post, I only used a sample of the cards.




The full list of participants in this months Stamp of the Month Blog Hop can be found in my previous post. Now hop on over to Cibele's Blog to check out her great work. Thanks for hopping. For Now, Happy Crafting!

13 comments:

Judy said...

Cindy, Love the wine set. How clever!

Amy said...

Wow you just blew me away. This is a great project. Amazing.

Lori said...

Great thinking outside of the box...love the wine bottle and the cards are just beautiful

Closet Stamper said...

All of your ideas are great. Love the aluminum foil.

Shirley said...

love the aluminum foil idea!

Carol said...

THANKS for the GREAT idea!

Sheila Bennett said...

Nice job. And I really like the 'clean, simple' look of your thank you cards.

Kim O'Rear said...

What a creative idea with the wine bottle coasters and tags. Great job!

Cibele Glazer said...

Great gift set! I love both projects and the foil embossing was a great idea.

Carol said...

Foil embossed, COOL.
I love the three cards. WOW.

Haley D. said...

Both sets are amazing! Way to stretch yourself and challenge us to follow your lead.

Carla said...

Wow! Fabulous projects Cindy!!

Rosie Lilya said...

what a great set! I love these colors!!