This is my blog where I share things I create with my Stampin' Up products and stamps. I love to make cards, 3-D projects and scrapbook pages.
Monday, December 20, 2010
Stocking Stuffer Idea and more MDS Recipes
The skinny bags are a perfect size for filling stockings but this is a quick and easy candy bar cover that will also be great in stockings. He has a Cherry Cobbler base with a Whisper White Scalloped circle die for his beard and hat band. Circle punches and a mustache of the 5-petal flower punch round out his face. I saw this somewhere but didnt' save the link so I don't know who I got the idea from. I wasn't sure the placement of the face but am satisfied with the way he turned out. I might have to add a pompom at the top for his hat.
I didn't know that 2 of the people I created recipes for were a mother and daughter who are both Stampin' Up demonstrators. Since I posted 2 of the mom's recipes I need to post the daughter's recipe too (to save a family feud!) I used the Baja Breeze polka-dot DSP for the background. Secret - I started off with yellow paper since it is for a Banana recipe. After adding the Torn Edges border across the top, a ribbon and bow and the cute little snowman stamp from A Cute Christmas set I emailed it to Jennifer for her approval. She noticed something I hadn't thought of when I made the page. A snowman on a yellow background brings to mind yellow snow. Not a good mental image! One of the great things about the MDS program is that it is so easy to change things. A few clicks and that yellow background was blue! I love it!
I made this Raisin Filled Cookie page for Tina Crawford. It sounds like a good recipe but I haven't had time to test it out yet. I used a Soft Suede grid pattern for the background and a border from Christmas Jingle, isn't it beautiful! I love that red border. I decided to spend the extra time to add all the white berries to the mistletoe sprig. It just had to be done, besides, I wanted to play with my new download of pearls and rhinestones! I also added some of the filigree flowers and put the title on the Fancy Label punch.
The last page I'm showing today is for a yummy oatmeal cake, another recipe from Joanella Townsend. I'm positive it isn't anywhere on my diet though. I went with lots of stripes on this recipe, starting with the striped background paper and adding the Alpine Ribbon. I love that striped ribbon and bow! I filled the top right corner with the ribbon and tilted it so it looked like it is wrapped around the page there. Another strip of it on the left and a couple of borders from the Christmas Cocoa download finished off the page.
I reckon that's all for now. My grandchildren are here and we are fixing to go out for supper. I still have several other recipes I made so I may post the rest soon. They are all great for your Christmas baking!