Welcome to the September Pals Blog Hop!
This month we are showing off our favorite new products from the new Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog. We hope you enjoy our projects!
You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from #1 Kim Czenszak at LiveLoveStamp on the Pals Hop. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the amazing creations.
First of all, I’m absolutely head over heels for the whole holiday catalog. In fact, I had a harder time deciding what not to buy as opposed to what to buy. That’s a good kind of problem, in my opinion!!
My daughter’s birthday is in October, so every year we have a full on fabulous kids’ birthday bash with tons of fun details and games for the kiddos. And this year, for her 7th birthday party she’s requested a Friendly Monster Mash (complete with dance party). Below was the invitation I created and shared last week on the blog. (Note: these papers are not in the holiday catalog, but all of my projects below ARE!)
This week, I’m working on all the other details to go on cupcakes, glasses and all the hundred other details party planners like me love to incorporate into festivities. I have to start on all these details early so I have a great time creating and don’t get stressed out trying to throw it all together at the last minute. Plus, we have 5 weddings to put together between now and the big party, so no time to waste!
Here are the cupcake topper and signature drink details and tutorials I’ve created so far to share with you today…
Monster Mash Cupcake Toppers
This project is super simple. Just get popsicle or cake pop sticks (they’re really the same thing) from Michael’s or any craft store. They will look really long, but remember you’re sticking this all the way through a cupcake. So only about 1/2 (or less depending on how high your frosting is) will be sticking out on top.
Stamp your image as many times as you’ll need. Space out according to the desired size of your punch.
Punch your images out. If you’d like to do a 2nd layer like we did here, you’ll need to punch that as well.
Glue your layers together. Add additional embellishment if desired (like this sentiment – “Om nom nom” seemed the perfect choice to me for cupcakes) and also add a backing paper punched out as desired to hide your assembly.
Now you need to adhese the paper to the popsicle stick. You can either use the glue dots (which work VERY nicely) or hot glue. Just remember to remove all your glue strings that often happen if you do use the hot glue gun (which is why I prefer the glue dots for this particular project).
Voila! Monster Mash Cupcake Toppers that are sure to please adults and kiddos alike! You could also use this for an embellishment if you’re sending treats to school with the kiddo to share with friends! Have fun getting creative with it. 🙂
Monster Mash Signature Drink Details
This project is also simple. It’s just going to be a little more time consuming.
You’ll notice for many of my at-home parties and photo shoots, I use this shape glass consistently. The reason is simple. My grandmother has a love (or addiction?) to frappuccinos and cannot bring herself to recycle them. So she gives them to me …. which means at any given time I have about 500 of these in storage just waiting for some serious scrubbing and TLC. Now while I love up cycling these frapp bottles, a word of warning.
No matter how many times we scrub these or use things like goo gone to remove the adhesive from those Starbucks labels, the sticky never ever goes away completely. Which is annoying and freaks people like me out who hate anything sticky to get on their hands (I realize the irony as a crafty chick, but still there you have it). If you look closely at the image above, you’ll still see the shape of the label that was on this bottle. They have some serious glue over at Starbucks! So anyway, the solution I’ve come up with is to add some details that work with whatever theme I’m playing with at the time. So just keep this in mind and don’t say I didn’t warn you if you want to try using naked frappuccino bottles. 🙂
Secure ribbon around frappuccino bottles with hot glue.
Stamp your image as many times as you’ll need on desired paper. Space out according to the desired size of your punch.
Punch your images out.
Adhere to doily with minimal glue.
Adhese layered doily and embellishment to ribbon and also to glass with hot glue gun to make sure that it hugs the curve of the bottle.
This is a variation I created punching out the DSP for a backing paper. I can’t decide which one we’re going to use for the party….. I’ll have to sit with this decision for a couple of days. Hmmmmm.
I hope you enjoyed these fun and simple crafts today!
The next stop is #3 Susan Lankford at Stamp and Create With Susan on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting and I hope to see you next month.
- Kim Czenszak at LiveLoveStamp
- Natalie Bradley at Natalie Bradley Events << you are here
- Susan Lankford at Stamp and Create With Susan
- Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
- Becky Gifford at The Social Stamper
- Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
- Kelly DeTommaso at Kelly’s Creative Corner
- Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
- Katy McGloin at Just fun Stamping
- Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
- Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
- Shannon Jaramillo at www.EZPeasyCards.com
- Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine
- Jane Knudsen at see jane stamp
- Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
- Katie Ferguson at Cottage Paper
- Beth Beard at My little craft blog
- Amy Hoptay at Inking of You!
- Amanda Merrill at Inkflair
- Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
- Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
- Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
- Amy Williams at Stamps and Spice
- Rae Harper-Burnet at WildWestPaperArts.com
- Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter
- Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
- Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space
- Kerry Willard Bray at Peonies and Paper Chains
- September Gray at SeptemberGray.com
- Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
- Debbie Crowley at expressivelydeb…
- Angie Valle-Peters at Paperluxuries
- Peggy Noe at prettypapercards
- Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
- Lynn Kolcun at Stamping with Avery’s Owlery
Here’s what I used to create today’s crafts:
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