Friday, November 28, 2008

Pie Stamping

I made my pumpkin pies on Wednesday so I could focus on the feast itself on Thanksgiving. Since I was doing them a day ahead, I decided why not go Martha Stewart and try something "fancy."
I've seen beautiful pies that have the layered leaf border around them, they're so festive, love that! I dug out all my cookie cutters looking for the perfect leaf to use. Hmm a Holly leaf, but nothing else. Then I thought, "I have a SEVERAL leaf rubber stamps!" So I found one I thought would do the trick, rounded up the chickens (that's code word for my girls) and got started with my first attempt at PIE STAMPING!

I buy the pre-made pie crust thats comes in a roll. Unroll onto a pie pan and cut the extra dough off the sides. Then roll out the extra dough and stamp-stamp-stamp!

We cut out the leaves with a butter knife. A totally easy and kid friendly project. The leaves were simply pinched onto the dough in the pan and layered around overlapping each other.
Ready for the oven!!!
I always use a pie crust shield to prevent over-browning, but maybe next time I should also brush them with an egg wash? The leaves certainly lost a lot of detail in the baking process, but the pie was mmm, mmm, good and we had FUN doing it! Smileys

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

The Scallop Album

This sweet little album was inspired by Jan Tinks "Carousel Notes Purse." I wanted to make something a little less labor intensive and came up with this simple little album, very easy!

I'm sure you can guess it's made using Stampin' Up!s
Carousel Notes. They come in packs of 30 and the scalloped circles in 3 colors. Ruby Red, Baja Breeze, and Kiwi Kiss with Chocolate Chip envelopes.

I simply built the book around an envelope and utilized a scalloped circle note to create the cover and a pullout on the inside. Adding an extra page inside was easy. I just cut some textured card stock to 6 x 8", scored it square and tucked the extra inside the envelope "pocket." Attach with double sided tape, and embellish with more paper!

Ink: Whisper White, Baja Breeze, & Basic Gray
Stamps: Brocade Basics (109411), Bella Toile (111598)

Ski Slope Designer Series Paper (112994), 12x12 Chocolate Chip textured paper (108697), Carousel Notes - Ruby Red, Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip envelope (112139)
1/16" Circle Punch (101227), Scallop Edge Punch (112091), Scallop Circle Punch (109043), Riding Hood Red Striped Grosgrain Ribbon (111374), Baja Breeze Double Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon (111847), Silver Eyelet (105319), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

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