Pretty Sour Cream Container and Video!

Sour cream containers are such great treat holders, and they are so easy to make! Today I have a video tutorial to show you just how easy they are!

For this project I’ve used the gorgeous Petal Garden Designer Series Paper Stack. These papers come in a 6 x 6 size, which is perfect for the sour cream containers, and isn’t each paper pattern beautiful?

Delicate ribbons and lace tie the openings of the containers together until you are ready to open them and eat the yummy treats. I imagine these being served at a lovely English tea and they would have nuts in them ūüôā

Here’s the video tutorial for you with step-by-step instructions:

My goal is to make more videos for you and share some of my techniques. I’d love to hear your comments! Please COMMENT HERE to let me know what you think of today’s video.

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Here are the products I’ve used to create these cute sour cream containers. Click on any item to order!

Product List

Beautiful Luminaries!

Robin Luminaries Christmas

My friend and downline, Robin Daus, has created some beautiful luminaries and I just have to show them to you! ¬†Aren’t they gorgeous?

Robin Luminaries Christmas angled 1

For this luminary she’s used the Merry Medley stamp and embossed it using copper embossing powder on vellum paper. ¬†Cool, right? ¬†I got to see this in person and let me tell you, it’s amazing!!

Robin Luminaries Chanukah

This Chanukah luminary is embossed in silver embossing powder, also on vellum paper. ¬†She’s used the now retired Jewish Celebrations stamp set.

Robin Luminaries Chanukah cu menorah

The vellum is trimmed with our Silver Foil. ¬†It’s genius the way she’s done this as it really grounds the luminary and makes it feel solid.

Robin Luminaries Chanukah angled

Truthfully, the luminaries are very light. ¬†They are simply rolled to about a 3-1/2″ diameter and the edges affixed together. ¬†Just set the rolled luminary over a battery-operated tea light and there you have it! ¬†Darling!

Robin Luminaries Christmas angled

Thanks for stopping by today! ¬†Robin doesn’t have a blog, but she will see any comments you leave for her ūüôā ¬†Also, if you hae any questions for her, leave it in a comment and she will answer you!!


All Products Stampin’ Up!

Stamps:  Merry Medley and Jewish Celebrations (now retired)
Ink:  Versamark Ink, Copper Embossing Powder and Silver Embossing Powder
Paper:  Vellum Paper, Gold Foil and Silver Foil
Tools:  Heat Tool

Cute Little Fruit Crates!!

Crates all on table

Oh my goodness, aren’t these the cutest? ¬†They are a case from page 148 of the new Annual Catalog, and I will tell you how to make them!!

Crates 3 on wood bkgrnd

Today I’m having a get together for my team of demonstrators. ¬†We are called the Sweet Stampers ūüôā ¬†I always like to make them each something cute and fun. ¬†I’ve loved the whole Fruit Stand Suite since I first saw it in the catalog, and I couldn’t wait to make these little crates for my team!

Crate strawberry

So, here are the directions (easy!): ¬†Using 12″ x 12″ Kraft Cardstock, cut a piece 9″ x ¬†3″ and score it at 2-1/2″ in from each end. ¬†This is the base of the crate. ¬†Then cut four (4) strips, each 1″ x 5″ and score each strip at 1/2″ in from each end. ¬†These are the long sides of the crate. ¬†Run a bone folder over all score lines.

Crates 3 2 backwardsUsing Tear & Tape Adhesive, adhere the 1/2″ sides of each strip to the inside of each side of the base to form the crate. ¬†It should look like the photo above. ¬†Using the Word Window punch (now retired), punch each end of the crate to form the handles (see above on the far right crate). ¬†Finally, using a sponge or sponge dauber, sponge the entire crate lightly with Crumb Cake ink, and you are done! ¬†Easy, right?

Crate peach

Fold a doily over one side of the crate. ¬†I affixed it with some Tombow glue at the fold line. ¬†Then fold a 3″ x 3″ piece of Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper on the diagonal and glue it over the doily. ¬†The catalog shows the crates filled with brown shredded paper, but I used tissue paper in mine because I had some little goodies to put in there for my team ūüôā

Thank you for stopping by today!  Let me know what you think of the little crates ~ I love your comments!


Stampin’ Up! Products Used to Make the Little Crates:

Ink: ¬†Crumb Cake Classic¬†Stampin’ Pad
Paper:  Kraft Cardstock, Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper
Tools:  Bone Folder, Word Window Punch (retired)
Embellishment:  Tea Lace Doilies (retired)

Mini-Magazine Holder!

Mini Mag full

Today I have for you a darling mini-magazine holder for cards!!  It easily holds about five cards and envelopes.  We made this project this weekend at my card classes and wow did we have fun!

Mini Mag front bow

To make the magazine holder I followed a wonderful video tutorial by Dawn Griffith. ¬†It takes one piece of 12″ x 12″ Kraft Cardstock to make the holder, and several pieces of designer series paper to cover the sides, front and back. ¬†You can find the pattern and all the dimensions over on her blog. ¬†Just click her name above and it will take you right there. ¬†I used polka dot paper from the Neutrals Designer Series Paper Pack for the pieces that cover the sides, front and back.

Mini Mag empty

To decorate the holder, I used some of the beautiful Peekaboo Peach Ruched Ribbon (love!), and flowers punched with the Pansy Punch.  FYI, I crumpled each of the flowers up tight in my hands, then unfolded them and pulled them each out with a bone folder.  The lacy leaves were die cut using the Rose Wonder Thinlits Dies.

Mini Mag with white envie

Isn’t this darling? ¬†It would make such a nice gift, maybe for a hostess… ¬†You could even use this little holder on your desk to hold blank envelopes! ¬†I wonder what you would use it for? ¬†Leave me a comment and let me know. ¬†I’d love more ideas!

Stampin’ Up! Products Used to Create This Project:

Paper:  Kraft Cardstock, Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack, Peekaboo Peach and Wild Wasabi cardstock
Tools:  Scoring Board, Bone Folder, Rose Wonder Thinlits Dies, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine
Embellishments: ¬†Peekaboo Peach 5/8″ Ruched Ribbon and White Perfect Accents