Thursday, May 28, 2009

Gina K Preview Day 4 - Edible Firecracker Tutorial

Hello! Welcome to the Gina K Designs Preview Day 4!!! TONIGHT (Thursday) is the night that all the newest stamp sets, StampTV kit, new cardstock, new digital paper and Vivid ink pads (Inky Blue, Brick Red and Coffee Bean--which match the Pure Luxury cardstock exactly!) are added to the store! Hope to see you at the release party from 7-10 p.m. CENTRAL time on Splitcoaststampers!

Today the design team is using two new stamp sets--Ribbon Stripes and Lazy Days of Summer. Ribbon Stripes is a cool set of horizontal patterns that can be stamped on ribbon or paper. Lazy Days of Summer is the one free with three set (you get this set FREE when you purchase three others this month). It is filled with adorable stamps that make me think of all those awesome summer days at the beach.

For my sample I chose to use the star pattern stripe from the Ribbon Stripes set and the stars and sentiments from Lazy Days of Summer. I LOVE these stars and although I created a Forth of July party invite and candy display...you can also alter the colors and create a fun "You're a Star" birthday ensemble fit for your princess or little athlete.
Here is a picture of just the invite. The inside piece slides out when you pull the star up. The ribbon that I used throughout the project is all from the StampTV kit-Eclectic Summer. I already used it on a project or two before this and still have some left! I used the Ribbon Stripe to add a design to the fold over on the pocket and I also used a bit of one stripe to add some detail under the sentiment.


Here is the candy display. This is just a painted terracotta pot. I lined the inside with some of flower foam. I stuck in some red and blue tootsie pops. I decorated a little bag full of red and white m&ms and added the sentiment tag. I added ribbon to the edge and some stars along the rim. The red brads are also from the new StampTV kit! Finally, I created some "edible" firecrackers. I created a small tutorial below to show you how easy it is to make one.



Edible Firecracker Tutorial:
Supplies-
Lazy Days of Summer stamp set
Ribbon Stripes stamp set
Avery file folder labels (these are the thin labels)
blue ink (I used Brilliant Blue (SU!)
red ink (I used Ranger's Fired Brick Distress ink)
long tootsie rolls
white cardstock (Pure Luxury-Gina K Designs)
silver star- optional (Colorbok)
foam mounting tape


First ink half of the ribbon stripe stamp (stars) with blue ink and stamp across label. This stamp is LONG---therefore, to speed up the process, I simply stamped red on one side and blue on the other side because I knew I didn't need all the length of the design! (Yep----I am all about the shortcuts!)
Tip: Because these labels are thinner than the regular ones, stamp every other label with the design and you won't have to worry if you overstamp the edge onto the next one.


For each firecracker you will need two blue strips and two red strips:

After stamping the strips you need. Cut along the edges of the labels. You will not need a large length to wrap around so just cut to the point where you like how the stamping turned out on all strips! See below:

Now you are ready to wrap the tootsie roll. Alternate strips starting at the top of the tootsie roll and wrap around as shown:


After the tootsie roll is covered, you are ready to create the topper. Stamp the large star in blue or red ink and then stamp the smallest star in the opposite color. Cut the stars out and adhere to small one on the large one with a piece of foam tape. (Optional) Add the small silver star to the center.


Attach the star to the tootsie roll as shown. Whola! An edible firecracker! (You can alter this technique for a lot of themes---ie. a small princess wand, or an all star trophy!)

Gotta love fireworks that are pretty AND edible!
For more inspiration using Ribbon Stripes and Lazy Days of Summer, check out these wonderful blogs: Cindy Lawrence, Donna Baker, Erika Martin, Emily Giovanni, Jessica Fick, Joanne Basile, Theresa Momber, Melanie Muenchinger, Melissa Shultz (In the Spotlight Designer) and, of course, Gina!
Hope you will join us TONIGHT (Thursday, May 28) for lots of challenges, prizes and fun at the Gina K Designs release party on Splitcoaststampers from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Central time!

Thanks for stopping by!

39 comments:

Donna Baker said...

what a neat idea! I love tootsie rolls - tfs!!

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Ila said...

Oh Wow!! these are all just Fabuluos projects!...I love the edidble fire cracker...Great Tutorial!!

Nancy said...

How COOL! What a great project! Even my older kids would enjoy that treat. You are so creative. Thanks for sharing. :-D

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Diane said...

Love the firecrackers,how clever is that! The invite and the entire project is just so "dang" cute!!!

Melanie said...

aww, too cute! we'll be making some firecrackers at my house!! great candy pot!

Cammy said...

What a great idea! I love finding new ideas to use with candy. Very cute project!

Kathleen said...

I love that idea! What a great centerpiece these would make for holiday tables!!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

Amy Johnson said...

This is so cute and creative! And a much safer alternative to the real firecrackers! Love it! TFS!

Donna said...

Oh, Cammie! How cool is this; and timely too. I am planning service projects for 300 girls at a Girl Scout day camp in June. One of the projects is 4th of July centerpieces for a retirement center. This will be perfect. Thanks so much for the idea. You are so talented. Have a great day!

Silke said...

Fabulous card and project you've created there - love it!!!

Christina Fischer said...

Okay, this is just TOO cute!!!! It makes me want to have a 4th of July party right NOW!!

Thanks for inspiring me -- as always!! :)

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

OMG!! What an awesome tutorial!! Lovely design and your whole project just rocks!! LOVE IT!! ;)

CountessLaurie said...

love love love it! What a great idea. Thanks for sharing it with us!

Jessica said...

WOW!! What a great idea!!!! You are a rock star - thanks for the great idea!

Rose Ann said...

This is such a creative and fabulous ensemble, Cammie!! Thanks for the wonderful tutorial as well!!

Anita said...

Cool treat set!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Cute! What a fun idea and a great 4th project!

catdidit said...

Well if this isnt the cutest thing Cammie! LOVE the edible firecracker!!

carole (TruCarMa) said...

Now THAT is adorable, Cammie! Great idea! Mmmm... Tootsie Rolls...

Kim said...

Cammie that is super adorable! What a great idea! So festive!
Hugs~ Kim

Anonymous said...

Awesome work & great tutorial Cammie! Thanks!!
Yummy as well.:}
Kimmiek

buggin2stamp said...

Carolyn, this is fabulous!! I love the firecrackers. Such a fun project.

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

Did I ever tell you how much I love tootsie rolls in addition to my beloved m&ms??? This is too poppin' CUTE! What a great idea with wrapping the tootsie rolls. I love this gift set, Cam!

I got your cute thank-you card; you are so sweet, dear friend, and I hope you are doing well!

Lori said...

What a great decoration for the 4th! Love your ideas, thanks, Cammie!

Connie said...

Oh my! How fun is this! Great tut also...thanks!!

Sharri Seffens said...

What a great idea! You are very creative! I'm gonna case the edible firecrackers, my daughter will love them!

Anita C said...

Wow!! What a terrific project Cammie, this was indeed very creative of you!! Thanks for sharing :)

Tracey said...

This is an absolutely fantastic idea Cammie! I love this!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

What an awesome set, Cammie! Just fabulous!

Joanne (jojot) said...

you make the cutest 3D projects

Sharon Harnist said...

What a darling idea for the firecrackers, Cammie ... you rock!

Traci said...

oh my- how cute!! my best friend's family is stationed over seas and their youngest son has tons of food allergies but he CAN have tootsie rolls- I think i'll have to make these and send a 4th of July package!!

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Starla said...

You are da BOMB!!! (bwhahaaa) LOVE this idea and I am soooo going to case it and be crowned the WannabeMartha (hmmm...that should be the WannabeCammie!!) Queen when I use this!!

Rita said...

Wow this is awesome Carolyn! I love it & you are brilliant as well as crafty my friend!!! I need to get these stamps!

satendra said...

really great idea.....

Allison said...

What an amazing project!