Yes folks I think, no I know I'm obsessed with this stamp set!!! I get inspiration from the craziest things .Songs on the radio, billboards on trucks, my trash even!! My brain has been in overdrive ever since this set came out. The possibilities are endless.
My grandson told his teacher that "my mamma can make anything!!" I don't know about that!
Seeing some of my creations the neighborhood kids wanted taters for their Valentine cards for school. I need to explain, the local school makes a big deal about the Valentine boxes and the cards. We all try to make boxes that coordinate with their cards. So I had a tater party. Neighbors came over to my studio and we spent the whole day 8-4 making cards and getting ideas on how to make a coordinate valentine box.
I showed them how to stamp and make the minions yellow and purple and how to create different faces. They challenged me to make 2 other boy friendly and 1 girl tater characters.
I was hearing "oh, this is so much fun, I just want to hug him, this is so cute," they were singing laughing and imitating the characters voices. It was good therapy for everyone.
To make any of the following cards you will need the following supplies:
Yo Ho Tatey's Away
For the Pirate I stamped the tater on crumb cake card stock with black ink. Using the pumpkin head eye patch I stamped it to one side, it's a little long but that's ok it will cut off later. Stamp one tater dot for the other eye. Using the mouth stamp from pumpkin head for the mouth. The owl builder punch was used for his hat, cut it 1/3 longways using a small polka dot paper. The punch I know is expensive, but there's hundreds of uses for it I promise. Cut tater out add the hat and attach to a die cut from simeon says stamp pacific point card stock and then attached it to a 3X6 folded in 1/2 to make a 3x3" card. The bird came from a from stampin up called tree builder punch. I thought he added a nice touch since this photo I added an eye and a wing to him. Add a sentiment I taped off the sentiment to arrange the words how I wanted them.
Austin said every good pirate has to have a ship. This photo is of his valentine box 2 years ago. Notice it also has a plank, that was Austin's contribution.
Using black ink and the pumpkin head mouth stamp I just turned it upside down and stamped it on the tater. Using a white gel pen to color in the teeth. Using anything purple on top. It could be ribbon, feathers pipe cleaners, yarn, fuzz, a piece of purple plastic, even a piece of a bath scrunchy, they used feathers at the party. I used small strips of ribbon.
I cut a piece of 3"x3" card stock using wistera wonder card stock and diecut from simeon says stamp and glued it to the white card stock. Added a dimensionals to the minion and attached him to the card. Either add a sentiment on the front of the card or inside.
This was one of the favorite characters at the party!
My neighbor Tammy has fallen in love with stamping
These are the minion Austin made for the girls in his class
Here's the matching valentine box
One In A Minion Tater Bombing
For the yellow minions I stamps lots of taters on daffodil delight card stock in black ink using a black marker, make a large band across the taters little wider than the eyes that you have.
Bands can go either way. Google eyes were added either 1 or 2 eyes. Try using several sizes. The placement of the eyes changes their personalities. Using a black gel pen add 3 hairs on top of their head and a mouth. They are finished!!! Use them anyway you want on your cards. These are Austin's valentines for school he arranged them himself!
And of course you have to have a matching valentines box to go with it. Austin told me next year we're using canning jar rings for the minions googles. Why didn't I think of that?
Using the owl builder punch , I punched out 3 of the Owls center pieces. Use one for the top of the hat, one for his shirt, last one I trimmed it for his vest. Used twine for the lasso. I punch a large oval for the hat brim. Add a small star.
She's a minion with one large eye with lashes and an oversized double bow and a large white bonnet that I punched with a scalloped punch. Added a sentiment on a heart. Voila!! A new creation!!
Teenage Mutant Ninja Taters!!
So super easy!!! Stamp tater using black ink on garden green card stock I punch red yellow black and blue card stock using the word window punch and glued them on tater. When dry I took a black gel pen and went around the the strip so it would look like a stamp and cut off the access.
Glue eyes in different positions and in different sizes to give them all different personalities.
Add different mouths.
Anna making ninja taters.
I cut cards from white card stock 3"x3" and rounded the corners. I used a stamp I had bought at Joann's -"All Boy" on the card front and added the turtle.Then added a small Happy Valentine's Day sentiment. These became Will's valentines for school.
My grandsons where singing "ninja taters to the rescue, ninja taters to the rescue"
Will with his matching valentine box! Super Super easy!!!
This inspiration came from the radio when I heard the song "I Heard It Through The Grapevine" Stamped tater out in black ink on Blackberry Bliss card stock. and I stamped out the hands and feet on white card stock and fussy cut them and glued them onto the arms and legs that I drew freehand. For the nose I drew a large G to one side of the tater. I Stamped taters glasses centering over the nose using versa mark ink and added silver embossing powder and heat set it. Took a black marker and filled in the lenses. Added a smile and cheeks. Glue a purple feather to the top!! Add a sentiment!! Presto!!! If I could only find a saxophone sticker, just thinking out loud.
My inspiration for the M&M's came from driving down the freeway on my way to church when I passed a semi with these characters on the side. I couldn't wait to get home and try it out!! I stamped a tater using black ink on card stock ( yellow, blue, orange and brown for the guys, only the green is a girl) Using a white gel pen I added a M on the bottom of the tater. I drew eyes with eyelids for the guys. The girl I added Google eyes with eyelashes and lids. You could use plain google eyes on the guys. Then I added versa mark ink all over and added clear embossing powder . and heat set it. I did this twice to get an even coat of shine to look like candy. Add to the card. Add your own background. Your finished!!
I stamped the taters and then using a set called "Calling all Heroes" I added hair masks and the background. Fussy cut them out and BAM! Popped them up on dimensionals added a sentiment.
Will wanted me to show you guys his super hero valentine box (from 2 years ago) to go with this set. Very easy peasy.
Whew!! That was quit a lot ! I hope I inspired you to play with your stamps and get creative and start drawing faces free hand, you only get better with practice!! These cards can be made all year and placed in the kiddos lunch boxes.... Or maybe your honey's as well!!
If you have any questions just ask. By for now.
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