Welcome to the Maui Stamper edition of the RemARKable Stamp of the Month Blog Tour!
We are featuring two sets – Harvest of Thanks and the Christmas Ornament stamp and punch set. Here on Maui, while we are VERY VERY thankful, we don’t use a lot of the traditional harvest-associated images. Now, if Stampin’ Up! came up with a stamp set showing how sugar cane is harvested, or the line of pickers than go through a pineapple field, well, THAT would be a Harvest stamp set I could use!! But I digress…I am skipping ahead to Christmas.
I wanted to play with these little ornaments. We’ve had ornament sets and punches in the past, and I wanted to do something different. It occurred to me that they were shaped a bit like a lightbulb, and that made a big lightbulb go off in my head! (I’ll bet you wish you’d been there to see it!)
I stamped and punched a small heap of ornaments, used the pokey doodle (Hey, Heather Summers calls it that and I can too) to put little holes at the top, and strung them on Linen Thread (please, PLEASE, Stampin’ Up! – don’t EVER retire Linen Thread.)
There’s a giant EASY BUTTON on this project – it would be fun and pretty stress-free to do with little kids, a class full of bored 4th graders, or just about anyone who wanted an alternative to stringing popcorn. You could step it up in so many ways…but not today.
I wouldn’t turn really little kids loose on this one…but it’s another fun one! Stamp and punch 6 ornaments, score them down the middle and adhere them back to back. Before you stick the last two sides together (I use Tombo, the Wonder Adhesive) slip a little beading wire twisted with a loop on top into the fold. Slip a bead on the other end and then slide the ends into your paper tassle.
The paper tassel is just a strip of paper (mine was 2 1/2″ by 6″) cut almost to the top at 1/8″ or 1/16″ increments. It is VERY easy to do with our paper trimmer – it slides through that DSP like buttah – but you need to go slowly as you begin each cut. Put some SNAIL across the top, roll it up, and cover it with a little bit of ribbon and you have a tassel!
The possibilities are endless!
That’s all for me today – but for more (practically endless!) possibilities, continue on through the RemARKable tour. Robin is next and I’m sure you’ll love her crafty genius!
Nancy Amato http://stampinallnight.blogspot.com
Melissa Bolinger http://www.stampinup.net/blog/2089191
Jackie Bottomley http://www.jackiebottomley.blogspot.com
Susan Carlson http://stampinmomoffour.blogspot.com
Tamra Davis http://www.thecardladies.com
Connie Deibler http://www.conniestamps.com
Danielle Denhardt http://www.purrfectlycreative.com
Sherri Eddleblute http://www.sweetestdesigns.blogspot.com
Crystal Kondo http://www.card-ed.com
Deb Lehigh http://thestampinhut.typepad.com
Anne Matasci http://www.MauiStamper.wordpress.com
Robin Merriman http://www.trinitydesignstudio.blogspot.com
Audra Monk http://thecraftyyogi.blogspot.com
Maria Pane http://www.stampinandscrappinwithriri.blogspot.com
Andi Potler http://www.absolutekreations.com
Michele Reynolds http://www.inspirationink.typepad.com
Vicki Soni http://www.paperinkle.com
Pam Staples http://www.sunnygirlscraps.com
Jeri St. John https://jerrisgemtastics.blogspot.com
Jeannette Swain http://www.stampsnwhatnot.com
Janet Wakeland http://www.remarkablycreated.com