Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Craft Show Shares

Hi Stampers ~

I'm busy prepping for a craft sale this weekend... I'm up to my eyes in caramel corn and chocolate popcorn... sure, it sounds good.. which it is, but it's a sticky mess and I like clean, neat and organized.
I've been prepping for this show for a while now, the event is a dessert fundraiser to help stop human trafficking, it is called Priceless Hamilton. People pay $10 to get in and you can enjoy all the desserts and coffee they want - all vendors donate a portion of their sales towards the efforts.  
Here's how I decorated my popcorn treats for my sale... I used some Sale-a-bration 'Sweet Sorbet' designer series paper and Summer Starfruit cardstock (both together to make a fuller flower) - cut using the 'Spiral flower' from the Occasions Catalogue, Celebrate the Everyday! I used a pair of jewelry pliers on the end of the spiral and wrapped the paper around, once it was started I took it off the pliers and worked the flower around with my fingers. I let go slightly to allow the flower to 'blossom'. I added a bit of hot glue to the bottom and ta-da! a beautiful flower in just a matter of seconds. I cut two leaves using the 'Autumn Accents' bigz die and attached them underneath my flower. I attached some 'Gold Sequin Trim' to the back aswell and attached them to my popcorn with a piece of 1 1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon... in Summer Starfruit to match!


When baking, I didn't forget about my furr-friends! I made some Wheat-free Almond Oat Dog Biscuits and Pumpkin Oat Biscuits- my dog Tucker sure did enjoy being the taste-tester! He is actually very fussy about which 'treats' he chooses to eat - he likes to go through the garbage but when it comes to treats he has standards?! He's an odd pup... I wonder where he gets that from???? It's a! I also made some Catnip treats for my kitty friends!

Here is a photo of how I packaged my biscuits - I don't have a stamp with a dog, so I went to My Digital Studio in search of one - I found a couple of good ones. I used 'Man's best friend' which has a variety of dog images including the fire hydrant that I used and 'Patterned Pets' which has different animals besides the dog one I used. I used the 4X6" cello bags to package my biscuits, then I cut the 'Top Note' and folded it in half and attached it to the top of the bag - these biscuits were a big hit!

 I made these cute Flower Tootsie Pop Bouquets too! I cut a lot of these 'Spiral Flowers' using the Bigz die. I wrapped them around a Tootsie Pop and adhered with hot glue - the leaf is from the 'Autumn Accents' Bigz Die. I used Blushing Bride and Wild Wasabi cardstock.

I think these chocolate bunny faces turned out so stinkin' cute! I made a bunch of different flavours, from white chocolate, milk chocolate, dark chocolate and even peanut butter suckers. The mold is so cute, it's a bunny face so you can take fun photos with the pops! I used the 'Ovals collection framelits' to make the bunny head, the Extra Large oval and Large oval punches for the bunny ears, for the eyes I used the 1 1/4", 1" and 3/4" Circle punches - to finish these already adorable chocolate suckers I added a piece of 'Crushed Curry Chevron Ribbon' for the bow tie and the 'love ya' from the 'Word bubble framelits and just sayin' stamp set. I used Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Basic Black and Wild Wasabi Cardstock for the white bunny and Early Espresso, Primrose Petals, Whisper White, Basic Black and Pool Party cardstock for the brown bunny. 

I have made several different frames like this one... in many different colours. They are very pretty, and they actually resemble the real framed butterflies you can purchase. I used the stunning 'Swallowtail' stamp to create this framed art piece. This one was my favourite because it's all oranges and yellows - my favs! The colours I used were So Saffron, Crushed Curry, Daffodil Delight, Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie and Tangerine Tango.

I stamped the image 3 times and layered with dimensionals... it's a bit of work and fussy cutting, but the end result is stunning!

Sorry for the shadows on the prints, it's so hard to photograph pictures with glass...
but you get the idea!!
  I hope you like my shares ... happy stamping and keep warm :)

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