Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Monkey Business & A Sale!

Another blue sky day in Northern California:) So glad the smoke has lifted for the most part. Today's post I am sharing some more special things I did for my sister-in-laws shower this past weekend. I made her shower favors using a stamp that I first saw on Katie's blog... thanks Katie:) They are from Clear Dollar Stamps and are just perfect for what I wanted to do. The set is called Too Sweet. I used Avery labels and stamped two of the label designs with orange and green inks and then in the middle stamped "It's a girl" in the area provided. Then wrapped these labels around yummy Hershey nuggets. I placed four nuggets in 4X6 baggies, 50 of them! For the top part of the favor I used my Cricut machine and my Accent Essentials cartridge to cut out ovals and scalloped circles. I printed the sentiment out on my computer. I folded the ovals in half, stapled them to the bag and popped up the scalloped circles and voila party favors:)

So for all of you that can bake and decorate yummy treats I was always wanting to give it a try so I did! I made a monkey cake using a Wilton cake mold... cheating a little:) But I decorated the whole thing myself, little stars, leaves, everything:) And I loved the way it turned out. It took me about 5 hours but was worth it! Man my hand hurt afterwards though, I give cake decorators a lot of credit, WOW! What do you think, you like?

Last but not least!!!! NEW HERO ARTS WILL BE HERE SOON! My Little Stamp Shack will be getting a lot of new product in for the winter season. I know, Christmas is right around the corner, CRAZY! So to get ready for new product we are having a SALE for one week!!!! Get 20% off your entire order until July 29th. Spread the word:) See website for details.

Okay, until next time have a great day and Happy Stamping!


Kat Gomez.. said...

COOL u did it!!... CHONGITO came out soooo cute.. great job mi amiga.... and believe me seeing your garden card CRACKED me up!!took me right back to that long long night lol..love ya ..
tu amiga Kat...

Katie Renz said...

I love your nuggets and presentation! I'm glad the shower went well, I'm sure it was beeautiful!!

And your cake - wow, I'm so impressed and I decorated cakes for years in a real live bakery! I'm really impressed with your writing - not many people can actually write well on cakes with icing.

Laura said...

Carrie, aren't you the creative girl! I love your cake...mom my and I owned a cake shop a few years back, so I am speaking with some authority:) Your little treat bags are just wonderful. Your SIL is a very lucky girl to have you around!

Belas Creating Place said...

That cake is adorable.