Happy Girls Day!

In Hawaii, we celebrate Hinamatsuri, or Girls Day.  How adorable are these little “paper dolls” made with the Curvy Keepsake box?

Maui Stamper Curvy Keepsake Hinamatsuri

I didn’t make these – this is in the hands of the lovely creator, Yvette.  Yesterday I walked into my tax appointment and she was sitting at her desk with a big smile.  You need to know how much I dread doing taxes – I tell the CPA “I make things, I don’t count things.”  Knowing that Yvette is there always makes it a little easier.  And when she reached behind her to show me the tray of these little gems, it made things a lot easier.

Maui Stamper Curvy Keepsake Hinamatsuri

I don’t have all the details, but she did say that she cut two Curvy Keepsake pieces in black and then just the front piece in white and glued it on.  She also said she had a teeny craft-meltdown making the faces, but Loretta came to her rescue (that’s what friends are for!)  And finally, the “chopsticks” in her “hair” are white sticks for lollipops rolled in the ink pad – she wore gloves!

Twenty-something little kindergarteners are going to receive an adorable Girls Day gift!  Thanks for sharing, Yvette!

Witchy Li’l Punkins

I am shamelessly CASEing these punkins:

Maui Stamper Curvy Keepsake Witchy PunkinsThey were apparently a big hit a Founders Circle, Stampin’ Up!’s recognition event for the top 100 demonstrators.  Janet Wakeland shared them privately with her RemARKable Stampers team , and Patty Bennett shared them on her blog with a little more detail.

Maui Stamper Curvy Keepsake Witchy PunkinsI made a punkin-patch worth of these for my hostess club – I know they’ll be after the chocolate inside!

Maui Stamper Curvy Keepsake Witchy PunkinsI used a variety of different stamps to embellish the sides – Chalk Lines, Sweet Stack, Awesomely Artistic, and Dotty Angles.  It’s a simple idea:  assemble the Curvy Keepsake Box, cut a slit down the center of the Spider Web doily and slip it over the handles.  I punched a 2 1/2″ circle of Black Glimmer paper and used a craft knife to cut a slit in the center of that (Patty’s example uses the Word Window punch).  I slipped the circle over the handles right on top of the doily.

Finally, I punched two trees from Black Glimmer paper and adhered them to one another with Tombo (the Wonder Adhesive).  I made a Builder Bow Punch bow with Happy Haunting DSP (told you I used it up!) and used Glue dots to put the bow on the “tree” and the tree on the handle.  Patty’s version is a little different – the hat lifts on and off – but I wanted my to stay put.

There’s still time – just a few cranks of that Big Shot and you’ll be halfway there!