Video – Surprise Can with Easter Lamb

IMG_8299wmWho doesn’t love a surprise? Especially from a can that holds the mystery of how it was filled. Very ship-in-the-bottle-esque.

As the video shows below, you will need these three items to make these treasures:

can openerwmSafe Cut Can Opener
Walmart has them so I assume other big box stores do too.

Pull top cans with a bottom lid
Look for cans with a pull top as well as a bottom lid like the one pictured  below. I have the best luck finding them in the canned fruit aisle of my grocery store.  IMG_8261wm

Stampin’ Up!’s Crystal Effects are a must-have too. See my video below to see why.

The ADORABLE stamp set used here is Easter Lamb. It’s a sweet stamp from our Occasions Catalog. For only $10, it’s a steal!

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I would love for you to share your own Surprise Can creations on my Amy’s Inklings Facebook page!

White Craft Pad vs. Staz On Opaque Pad

IMG_8031I know I’ve said this before, but I absolutely adore our Bakers Box Thinlit. The box is the perfect size for sweet treats. An added benefit is the little window die that allows a peak inside the box to see what is enclosed.

For video tutorials on how to construct the Bakers Box, go here  or here . Today’s Video tutorial below focuses on the difference between the two white pads I used – the White Craft Stampin’ Pad and the Staz On Opaque Pad.

IMG_8162Craft  Craft Stampin’ Pad

  • Pigment based ink
  • Slow to dry which makes it great for heat embossing
  • Cleans easily with a baby wipe or wet paper towel
  • Stamps on cardstock and some fabrics
  • Acid free
  • Non toxic

IMG_8161White StazOn Opaque Pad

  • Solvent ink
  • Stamps on plastic and other non porous surfaces
  • Requires Staz On CLeaner
  • Comes with a reinker


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Video – Dyeing Ribbon

IMG_7643Yesterday I posted this adorable card featuring the Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper. This DSP is one of three items in a FANTASTIC bundle that is featured in our new Occasions Catalog going live January 5th. Go here to see that post and to learn all about the Botanical Garden “suite” of items.

Today I wanted to give you a quick tutorial on how I dyed our white 5/8″ Satin Ribbon the color of Mint Macaron to match the DSP.

Dyeing ribbon the Stampin’ Up! way is quick and easy to do. With our Stampin’ Spritzer and re-inkers and a splash of rubbing alcohol you can have ribbon in a rainbow of Stampin’ Up! colors within just a few seconds.

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Video – Toadally Awesome Curvy Keepsake Box

IMG_6858 with markYou’re Sublime is an excellent stamp set when you’re in the mood for a little whimsy. The images, especially this little toad with its big eyes and goofy grin, make me smile.  🙂

The Decorative Dots Embossing Folder adds to the whimsy of this box by creating a bumpy, toad-like surface. There is a trick, however, to making the texture work. See the video to follow:

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