Acrylic Stamp Cookies Cupcakes and a FAB Blog-Hop!

Hi everyone – and if you are following the Paper Issues bloghop – you should have come from Mandy Kay's blog here. Don't forget to read to the end to find out where to hop next and how you can be in to win some great prizes!

The theme for the hop is Favorites and one of my favorite things to do scrapbook-wise is to try and use items for a purpose other than that they were intended for!!!
Check out my post below to see the following
1) Acryclic Stamp Cookies
2) Acrylic Stamp Cookie Tutorial
3) Cupcake Toppers
4) Cuttlebug Icing Tutorial

1) Acrylic Stamp Cookies 

I have been wanting to try this for AGES – so I did! I have used acrylic stamps and food coloring to create some cute critter cookie toppers!

2) Acrylic Stamp Cookies Tutorial
  1. Knead a little cornflour into your icing paste until it loses that sticky surface feeling
  2. Roll the icing between 2 sheets of non-stick baking parchment.
  3. Lightly dust the surface of the icing with cornstarch again to remove any trace of stickiness
  4. Spread some gel icing onto an acrylic block (I used Chefmaster)
  5. Ink your stamp with the colouring – patting gently to give an even coating
  6. Press stamp lightly but firmly into the icing
  7. Repeat stamped image – leaving enough room to be able to cut out your images
  8. Cut out images using a cookie cutter and leave to dry for a few hours
If at any stage the icing begins to feel sticky – just dust the icing and your hands with cornstarch – a little works wonders
To stick your toppers onto biscuits - just use a thick paste of icing sugar and water and leave to dry!
Once the cookies were dry I put them into cello bags and created some bag toppers using Spellbinders Scalloped Circles and some letters I cut with a Cuttlebug alphabet
I have used the Kaisercraft Jungle Bug range for both the stamps and the cellobag toppers.
Kaisercraft have also just released a range of stickers – one of which was an extension of the Jungle Bug range. I thought they would be perfect to make some cupcake toppers !


3) Cupcake Toppers

These were really fun to do. Once again I have used the Spellbinders to cut 2 different size circles and then I have simply placed the sticker in the middle.
The template for the cupcake holder was from the Kaisercraft website – you can find it here. I simply printed it onto cardstock – cut it out and then used the template to trace onto the patterned paper before cutting out. You can make them smaller just by overlapping at the ends more - which is what I did as I found I had used quite small cake cases!
You can use a cocktail stick for making these toppers – but these were just a little bit heavy so I used some disposable wooden sticks - I think they were corn on the cob holders!

4) Cuttlebug Icing Tutorial
The icing I have used on the cupcakes is hard to see - but it is rolled icing with an embossed pattern. Here are some I made for a previous project - cool hey!
Here is the tutorial - this dragonfly embossing folder works perfectly with the Jungle Bug theme!
  1. Knead cornflour into icing if it is very soft. You can do this at any stage of the process if you feel the icing is too soft/sticky.
  2. Dust embossing folder with cornstarch and tap very firmly to remove all the excess. This will effectively clean the folder and make it non-stick – I suggest you do it into the sink!
  3. Roll your icing paste between two sheets of baking paper. This gives a flat surface and is generally cleaner than using a rolling pin
  4. Firmly press your embossing folder into the icing. You generally want to use the “top” side – but trial and error will let you choose the finish you want. Use a rolling pin on top of the folder to ensure a good “emboss”
  5. Carefully remove the embossing folder. It should not stick if you have used cornflour to dust the folder
  6. There you go! If you cut shapes – transfer them to a piece of baking parchment to ensure they dry a little. I sped up the drying on mine by putting them in the oven with the fan on but NO HEAT

Next Hop and PRIZES! OK - do don't forget to leave a comment on my post here to be in to win my prize shown below.
The next blog on the hop is Cassie Box and I can guarantee she has something AWESOME to show you!

Don't forget to also check out the main Paper Issues blog for directions to the other mini-hops AND for some awesome inspiration! Please post a comment with any questions

Lowri :-)

56 comments:

  1. Totally amazing! You are so clever and creative, and everything looks yummy :)

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  2. FABULOUS!!! This is SO AWESOME!!!!! love it love LOVE IT!

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  3. such funny (and yummy!) ideas ;-)

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  4. How amazing to combine stamping with yummy snacks ! Totally creative and cool.

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  5. I'm in love, and HUNGRY! I will definitely be trying cupcakes for our next birthday occasion. Thanks for the inspo

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  6. WOW...even though I don't bake, this has got to be the most original and creative of all! I'd buy these at a bake sale for sure!!!

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  7. WOWZA....Fab idea. Adorable and delicious. Love it. :)

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  8. Oh goodness, this is just SOOOO clever, cute and just downright fantastic! LOVE it!
    /Zarah (PI)

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  9. Pretty much I GIVE UP!! Where do you get these ideas! Why do you not have your own show on TV? Marth, WATCH OUT!! Fabulous, really!

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  10. I will be using this next time I make treats for my sons classmates.

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  11. ....Oh, also great for a fundraising event at school.

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  12. Really cool tutorials!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  13. OMG yhey are all AMAZING i cant believ you made these using scrappy supplies, WOW

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  14. wow...what amazing projects. Those cookies are so cute. I need to try that!!
    MANDY

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  15. Wow those projects are terrific! Thanks so much for all the directions too!

    smilesmoore2 atverizon dotnet

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  16. WOW these are cool ideas, going to do some baking with the kids so will definitely try them out

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  17. Lowri! You are so incredibly creative. You inspire me! :)
    Cheers
    Dawn

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  18. OMGawd what a smart girl you are! These are fab! Amazing idea!

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  19. Incredible!! Love everything! Thank you :)

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  20. The sweetest (truly!) thing. Love the idea!

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  21. Yum ... they all look delicious

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  22. How Unique I would have never thunk it, lol! They are look delicious!

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  23. I nearly shorted out my keyboard from the drool rolling down my face on these yummy confections! What awesome ideas!!!!!

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  24. WOW! What a fabulous idea to use stamps on cookies! I might try that one day. They look amazing. :)

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  25. Totally awesome and clever!

    Hummer Hugs,
    Misty
    http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/
    hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

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  26. These are great. I love the embossing!

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  27. Very clever. Love the embossed icing and stamped cookies.

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  28. This is so cool!!! I'm gonna HAVE to try these techniques for my sis-in-law's baby shower!!

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  29. Wow oh wow! This is the best idea - hope you don't mind if I borrow it!

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  30. OMGosh!! I am loving the cookies and cupcakes! I have tried the cookie stamping and it is so much fun!! I love how yours turned out!!

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  31. This is genius!!! I seem to collect stamps and NEVER use them! I totally want to break them out and use them on cookies!!! Genius! =) I hope that you are linking these to every linky party there is. Fabulous!

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  32. I am blown away with your fabulous frosting techniques! I love working with fondant icing, and would have never even thought about using my scrapbooking supplies/tools to create with! Love the "stamped" bugs and the insanely cool embossed frosting! Gorgeous!

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  33. how clever are you? these turned out soo stinkin cute!

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  34. Hi Lowri! Absolutely amazing how you used the stamps & spellbinders! Girl you are so very creative & clever as ever! I think you have just opened up a whole new line of techniques with scrapping products...party planning ideas!

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  35. Pure Awesomeness!!! Those cookies and the little treat bags are just too cute! Thank you for the tutorial...printing them out now!

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  36. Brillient and love the Kaisercraft bug range :) you have come up some fab inspiration, thankyou for shareing :)

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  37. Oh my goodness....these are just fabulous...who would of thought stamping on cookie dough. Love it! Thank you for sharing the tutorial.
    I am definately a new follower and your blog is wonderful...
    smiles...Tammy

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  38. What a wonderful idea, I love your creativity and the tutorial was awsome. Thanks for the inspiration and a great blog, I am a new follower and will be back lots! Thanks for the chance to win a great prize.

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  39. The cookies look great! Thanks for stopping by my blog:)

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  40. That is amazing! Thanks for helping think waaaay outside the box here! Happily following :)

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  41. I absolutely MUST do the stamp cookies! They are amazing! I love to cook/bake but cookie decorating isn't my forte, but this looks easy enough for me to handle. You should come link up with www.localfunforkids.com. We have lots of Fun ideas for Kids on Friday!

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  42. Those are ALL so cute! I wonder what that rolled icing tastes like. is it like fondant?

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  43. All that stuff is totally fantastic!!! Your stamps of the little critters are so cute! Looks like the makings for a great party!

    ~ Thanks, Esther T
    esthert119 at yahoo dot ca

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  44. Just found you when looking for inspiration for my daughter's 9th birthday party. Now have so many ideas she may have to have two!! Really love your work. Thx

    Ali
    x

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  45. Oh my gosh, I have to agree. Those are amazing! Who would have thought?!

    Thanks so much for linking up with For the Kids Fridays at Sun Scholars. I can't wait to see what you have to share this week! I'll be posting the next party later tonight. Hope to have you stop by!

    :)rachel @ SunScholars.blogspot.com

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  46. Oh wow, you creations are awesome. I love your ideas. Thanks for sharing them!

    Hugs,
    Cebelica

    crafty-little-bee.blogspot.com

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  47. Wow how awesome!! I never thought of using stamps and food coloring on icing! The embossing technique is a little advanced for me - but looks beautiful!Thanks so much for sharing :)

    ps - I'm your newest follower :)

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  48. I could totally do that with natural food dye. Would have never dawned on me to do that! Great idea with the stamping!

    If you have a moment today, please share this with my readers @Creative Juice Thursday Hope to see yours among all the amazing projects!

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  49. Holy Cow! I didn't know you could do all of this with stamps! I am so bookmarking this -- thanks for the great instructions!

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  50. fun ideas, I might see if the embossing trick works with cheese biscuit dough as we can't have icing sugar ...

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  51. what a cool idea thanks for sharing

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  52. after looking the tutorial now i know that how can i made stamp cookies.
    PVC cards
    Plastic Card Holders

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