Friday, November 6, 2009

Being Thrifty with Stamp Simply!

How many gingerbread girls and boys can you get from one grocery bag? A ton! In my ambition to get ahead of holiday gift giving...I decided to use Sharon Johnson's Stamp Simply challenge this week to create ornaments! THE CHALLENGE...use either brown postal wrap or brown bag paper on your creation. Your project may be anything at all: a card, wrapped gift, 3D item, or altered item(s). There is no time limit, you may play anytime, as many times as you want! Please use keyword, ssnotime112 when uploading creation on Splitcoaststampers. Or post on your blog and be sure to let us know so we can take a peek! I chose to use a brown grocery bag and stamp this adorable gingerbread man with Memento Rich Cocoa ink. This image is from Holiday Button Bits , Papertreyink.

Look how cool all the stamped images look together! Ahhh....

After stamping image, I used my white Inkssentials pen for eyes, mouth, and ric rac. A red Spica pen was used for the rosy cheeks. LOVE the little girly ones! These ornaments will be gifted to our nieces and nephews at the holiday gathering we will be hostessing this year! It's a large family!!! Miscellaneous ribbons, buttons, and embellishments used to create different looks for these darling ginger people! They are slightly stuffed with cotton balls and stitched with my sew mini machine.

The only paper used...a brown paper grocery bag! Gotta love that! Check out the rest of the Stamp Simply team to see what they have been up too this week!
Bethany, November Guest Designer
THANKS SO MUCH FOR STOPPING BY TODAY! I HOPE YOU HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND! TAKE GOOD CARE!

25 comments:

Juanita said...

Wow these are too cute. You did a fabulous job on them. TFS

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

OH MY GOSH!!! Talk about an over-achiever -- LOL!!! Oh, girl, I am in stitches!!! These are SO adorably cute and SO you. You are SO ahead of the game -- what a GREAT project. Just wish I could be at your house when these are all gifted out -- what lucky little nieces and nephews you have!!! You surely took your brown paper bag and ran with it - -LOL!!! Love it all!!!

Deborah Saaranen said...

Oh Barb...you are the BEST with extra special projects...your attention to detail makes every one fabulous!

Val said...

Those are adorable! So cute. Did you actually hand cut each one?

Rita said...

Barb, those gingerbread men are beyond cute. I just love what you've done with that stamp. Stunning...can't wait to try out this idea. Thanks for the inspiration!

Diane Jaquay said...

These are SO cute! I just love that little gingerbread man :)

Janice M said...

These are soooo cute! Don't have the stamp set but I bet I could trace a cookie cutter or something?? This would be fun project to do with my nieces! Thanks!!

Samara Navi said...

I was positive these were cookies!!! If I didn't read more...I would have eaten them all up!!! You did one amazing job with this task. WOW They are yummy delicious cute. The embellies are terrific, colorful, imaginative and SO texture lovely. WOWOWOWOW!~

Julie Koerber said...

Oh MY! oh my!!!! Barb.. this is just about the cutest thing I have seen! I am a sucker for gingerbread men so.. the first reaction was AWWWWW!!!! Your neices and nephews will LOVE them! Have a good weekend lady!

Shawna said...

Waaaay cute!

Barbara said...

Over the top cute, Barb!!! Love those little ornaments!

abbartski said...

Your work is just unbelievable! Always creative, always beautifully designed. Thank you for posting your whimsy work for all of us to enjoy.
Stay well,
AnnMarie

Lisa Phillippi said...

Oh wow! those are so adorable! Amazing job on the details!

Conniecrafter said...

They are just too cute, great embellishing of them and love the fact they are stuffed!!

Davis Family said...

DARLING DARLING!
Oh you are sooooo creative!
Hugs...

peggysue said...

These are fabulous, you have been one very busy girl. A brown paper bag, look what you achieved and such detail too.

Barbara said...

Tell me, this isnt the actual stamp size!. You stamped, cut and stiched all those tiny things...
I just fell off my chair. They are so very cute.

Janine said...

Love it Barb!! You do such wonderful things!!

BethieJ said...

I LOVE this idea... I need a brown paper bag.. ha ha!! I am doing some GREEN things at another site.. I so need to LIFT this fun idea! THANKS for sharing.. your gingerbread boys and girls are DARLING!!!!

Sherry said...

Way too cute!!

Rose Ann said...

These are the cutest, Barb!! I just LOVE them!!

mommaladystamper said...

Barb,I am a Gingerbread Man fanatic (sp). These are adorable. I just love how you stitched them up with cotton balls in them. Cute, Cute, Cute. Alice Roushia

Cazzy said...

Those are so sweet. What a lovely gift they will make.


Cazzy x

Kate Upshaw said...

These are absolutely adorable!! I made some paper bag ornaments with acrylic paints about 13 years ago. They were nowhere NEAR as cute as these!! I think I might use the idea to make bag ties for the Christmas Goodie bags my daughter is going to take for her class this year. FABULOUS!!! Love the idea, thank you for sharing.

Donna said...

oh my - how did I miss these cuties? you are the Queen of felt creations! when I grow up, I want to be just like you!! {{hugs}}