Friday, May 31, 2013

Hershey's Baby Carriage


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I updated and made a video tutorial for the Hershey's Baby Carriage in May 2015.


Recently I had a request to create a Hershey’s baby carriage (thanks Susan H.). The baby carriage turned out to be a fun challenge for me, since I had to find a way to make the wheels. I think this baby carriage would make an excellent baby shower favor or just a little something to give an expectant mom or grandmother.

If you would like to make your own Hershey’s Baby Carriage just follow my step-by-step instructions below. Please Note: a good quality card stock is a must for a good looking finished product. I use and recommend Stampin’ Up card stock for all my Hershey’s tutorials. A complete supply list with item numbers is given at the end of this tutorial.

Hershey’s Baby Carriage


Step One

1. For the body of the baby carriage, start with a 9-1/8” x 1” strip of Soft Sky Card Stock. On the long side, score the strip at the 3/8”, 1-3/8”, 2-3/8”, 3-½”, 4-½”, 5-5/8”, 6-5/8” and 8-¾” marks.


Step Two

2. Put a piece of sticky strip on both of ends of the scored strip.


Step Three

3. Fold the strip along all score lines as shown.


Step Four

4. Making sure you orient your strip as shown in the photo, remove the piece of sticky strip from the right side (it is the side that has the long segment next to the sticky strip tab) and adhere it against the fourth score line as counted in from the left side. The score line from the tab should align with the fourth score line.


Step Five

5. Now remove the other piece of sticky strip and adhere it to the middle of the 2-1/8” segment as shown.


Step Six

6. For the first baby carriage filler strip, cut a 7” x 1” strip of Marina Mist Card Stock. On the long side, score the strip at the 1”, 2”, 3”, 4”, 5” and 6” marks.


Step Seven

7. Fold the strip into triangles as shown.


Step Eight

8. Insert the triangular strip into the larger of the two sections of the carriage.


Step Nine

9. For the second baby carriage filler strip, cut a 5” x 1” strip of Marina Mist Card Stock. On the long side, score at the 1”, 2”, 3” and 4”marks.


Step Ten

10. Fold the strip into triangles as shown.


Step Eleven

11. Insert the triangular strip into the remaining open section of the carriage.


Step Twelve

12. Pop five Hershey’s Kisses into the open spaces.


Step Thirteen

13. For the handle of the baby carriage, start with a 2- ½” x 1” strip of Marina Mist Card Stock. Curl one end of the handle around a wooden skewer.


Step Fourteen

14. Adhere the handle to the carriage with sticky strip.


Step Fifteen

15. For the wheels, start with a 7-½” x 1” strip of Marina Mist Card Stock. On the long side, score at, ½”, 1”, 1-½”, 2”, 2-½”, 3”, 4-½”, 5”, 5-½”, 6”, 6-½” and 7”


Step Sixteen

16. Put a piece of sticky strip on both of ends of the scored strip.


Step Seventeen

17. Fold the strip along all score lines as shown.


Step Eighteen

18. Remove the sticky strip liner and adhere the ends of the strip to the long segment as shown. The end of the strips will match up with the score marks of the long segment.


Step Nineteen

19. For the wheel filler strips, cut TWO 4” x 1” strips of Marina Mist Card Stock. Loosely roll each of the strips around the middle of your Simply Scored Stylus tool.


Step Twenty

20. Place one of the rolled strips in each of the hexagonal wheel spaces. Push the strips so that they unroll and relax to the sides of the hexagon.


Step Twenty-one

21. Push a Hershey’s Kiss into each of the wheel spaces. The kiss should fit snugly without falling out. If it’s too loose, cut a slightly longer strip than you did in step 19. If it’s too tight, remove the wheel filler strip and cut it a little shorter.


Step Twenty-two

22. Adhere the wheels to the bottom of the baby carriage with sticky strip.


Step Twenty-three

23. Decorate the rest of the baby carriage as desired. I used the Mosaic Madness Stamp Set to decorate the wheels and the Label Love Stamp Set to add the sentiment “cutest baby ever” to the top.


Time Saver Steps

Time Saver Step 1: For the body of the baby carriage, start with a 9-1/8” x 8” piece of Soft Sky Card Stock. On the 9-1/8”, score the piece at the 3/8”, 1-3/8”, 2-3/8”, 3-½”, 4-½”, 5-5/8”, 6-5/8” and 8-¾” marks. On the 8” side, cut into one inch strips. This step will give you EIGHT baby carriage body strips.
Time Saver Step 6: For the first baby carriage filler strips, cut a 7” x 8” piece of Marina Mist Card Stock. On the 7” side, score the strip at the 1”, 2”, 3”, 4”, 5” and 6” marks. On the 8” side, cut into one inch strips. This step will give you EIGHT filler strips.
Time Saver Step 9: For the second baby carriage filler strips, cut a 5” x 8” piece of Marina Mist Card Stock. On the 5” side, score at the 1”, 2”, 3” and 4”marks. On the 8” side, cut into one inch strips. This step will give you EIGHT filler strips.
Time Saver Step 15: For the wheels, start with a 7-½” x 8” piece of Marina Mist Card Stock. On the 7-½”, score at, ½”, 1”, 1-½”, 2”, 2-½”, 3”, 4-½”, 5”, 5-½”, 6”, 6-½” and 7”. On the 8” side cut into one inch strips. This step will give you EIGHT wheel strips.


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Stampin’ Up Supplies:

  • Stamp Sets: Mosaic Madness (W 130246, C 130249), Label Love (W 130619, C 130622)
  • Card Stock: Soft Sky (131203), Marina Mist (119682), Pink Pirouette (111351), Blushing Bride (131198)
  • Ink: Marina Mist (126962), Blushing Bride (131172)
  • Tools: Simply Scored (122334), Stampin’ Trimmer (126889), 7/8” Scallop Punch (129404), ½” Circle Punch (119869)
  • Adhesive: Sticky Strip (104294)

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  • Wednesday, May 29, 2013

    Secret Garden Tri Fold Shutter Card Tutorial

    We made this card at my April Club Workshops. I would like to thank Kimberley Morris of the Procrastistamper Blog for inspiring me to make this card. I’m not sure who originated this fold, but I used Kimberley’s card as the starting point for mine. This fancy fold may look complicated to make, but it’s actually quite easy. It’s also a great way to use up those small scraps of designer series paper you may have leftover.

    Tri-fold Shutter Card Tutorial


    Step One

    1. Start with a piece of card stock 10-½” x 5-½”. On the long side, score at 1- ¾”, 3-½”, 7” and 8-¾”.


    Step Two

    2. With the short end of your card stock lined up with the top of your cutter, line up the left edge of your card stock at the 1-½” mark. Start cutting 1-¾” from the top just until you reach the 8-¾” mark (see red arrow). In other words, you will be cutting from the outermost score line to the other outermost score line on the other side. Turn your card stock 180 Degrees and do the same for the other side. The yellow line shows where the card stock was cut before it was rotated.


    Step Three

    3. Fold your card along the score lines using a zigzag pattern. The middle will be folded in opposite zigzags from the top and the bottom.


    Step Four

    4. Cut pieces of designer paper and card stock and adhere them according to the photo above (measurements shown from left to right)

  • Two 1-½” x 5-¼” Lucky Limeade DSP
  • Two 1-½” x 1-¼” Lucky Limeade DSP
  • Two 3-¼” x 1-¼” Wisteria Wonder DSP
  • Two 1-½” x 1-¼” Calypso Coral DSP
  • Two 2-½” x 2-¼” Elegant Eggplant CS
  • One 3-¼” x 2-¼” Calypso Coral CS
    Step Five

    5. Finish the card as desired. I used the Feel Goods Stamp Set, the Secret Garden Stamp Set and Framelits and the Beautiful Wings Embosslit to finish mine off.


    Stampin’ Up! Supplies:

  • Stamp Sets: Secret Garden Stamp Set (W 129141, C 129144); Feel Goods Stamp Set (W 129681, C 129684)
  • Card Stock: Lucky Limeade (122926), Calypso Coral (122925), Wisteria Wonder (122922), Elegant Eggplant (105126), Whisper White (100730), 2011-2013 In-Color DSP Stack (122384);
  • Ink: Elegant Eggplant (p. 126969), Wisteria Wonder (126985), Old Olive (126953), Versamark (102283);
  • Tools: Simply Scored (122334); Stampin' Trimmer (126889); Heat Tool (129053); Big Shot (113439); Secret Garden Framelits (129372); Beautiful Wings Embosslit (118138); Sponge Daubers (102892)
  • Embellishments: White Embossing Powder (109132); Pearl Jewels (119247)

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  • Friday, May 24, 2013

    Hershey’s Shower Umbrella Tutorial

    We are approaching June, one of the most popular wedding months, so I thought it would be a great time to introduce a Hershey’s Shower Umbrella. This is one of my simplest Hershey’s designs to date and I think it would be easy to reproduce in large numbers.

    The colors that I chose to showcase the umbrellas in, represent some of the colors that Pantone has selected for Fall 2013. These colors are already showing up on bridal planning websites such as, The Perfect Palette.

    If you would like to create your own Hershey’s Shower Umbrellas, just follow my step-by-step instructions below. Please Note: using a good quality card stock for this tutorial is a must for a good looking finished product. I use and recommend Stampin’ Up! card stock for all my Hershey’s tutorials. A complete supply list with item numbers is given at the end of this tutorial.

    Hershey’s Shower Umbrella Tutorial


    Step One

    1. To make the outside of the umbrella, start with a 11” x 1” strip of Raspberry Ripple Card Stock. On the long side, score at the 2-7/8”, 4”, 5”, 6”, 7” and 8-1/8” marks.


    Step Two

    2. Fold the strip along the score lines as shown


    Step Three

    3. Squeeze some multipurpose liquid glue along one of the end segments of the strip.


    Step Four

    4. Adhere the two end segments and press together for a few seconds to allow the fibers to fuse.


    Step Five

    5. To make the umbrella filler strip, cut a 7” x 1” strip of Shimmery White Card Stock. On the long side, score the strip at the 1”, 2”, 3”, 4”, 5” and 6” marks. Please Note: do NOT use Whisper White for the filler strips. Whisper White is not thick enough to hold the kisses in place.


    Step Six

    6. Fold the strip into triangles as shown.


    Step Seven

    7. Insert the triangular strip into the umbrella base.


    Step Eight

    8. Pop three Hershey’s kisses into the triangular spaces.


    Step Nine

    9. Roll the end of the handle of the umbrella around your Simply Scored Stylus tool.


    Step Ten

    10. For the umbrella edging, start with a piece of 2-3/16” x 1” strip of Raspberry Ripple Card Stock. Punch the 2-3/16” edge with the scallop edge punch.


    Step Eleven

    11. On the short side of scallop edge strip, score the strip at the ½” mark.


    Step Twelve

    12. Fold the scallop edge strip along the score line and insert between the Shimmery White filler strip and the umbrella base as shown.


    Step Thirteen

    13. Finish the umbrella as desired. I tied a 6" length of Whisper White Taffeta around the umbrella's handle. I then stamped the sentiment “for your shower” from Teeny Tiny Wishes on Shimmery White Card Stock and punched it out with the 7/8” Scallop Circle Punch. I tied the Scallop to the Taffeta using Whisper White Baker's Twine.


    Tiver Saver Steps

    Time Saver Step 1 To make the outside of the umbrella, start with a 11” x 8” piece of Raspberry Ripple Card Stock. On the 11”, score at the 2-7/8”, 4”, 5”, 6”, 7” and 8-1/8” marks. On the 8” side, cut into one inch strips. This step will allow you to make EIGHT umbrella strips at one time.
    Time Saver Step 5 To make the umbrella filler strips, cut a 7” x 11” piece of Shimmery White Card Stock. On the 7”side, score the strip at the 1”, 2”, 3”, 4”, 5” and 6” marks. On the 11” side, cut into one inch strips. This step will allow you to make ELEVEN filler strips at one time.


    Stampin’ Up! Supplies
    Stamp Sets: Teeny Tiny Wishes (W 128748, C 127802)
    Card Stock: Raspberry Ripple (126842), Shimmery White (101910), Pear Pizzazz (131201), Basic Gray (121044), Bermuda Bay (131197), Elegant Eggplant (105126)
    Ink: Raspberry Ripple (126859), Pear Pizzazz (131180), Basic Gray (126981), Bermuda Bay (131171), Elegant Eggplant (126969)
    Tools: Simply Scored (122334), Stampin’ Trimmer (126889), 7/8” Scallop Circle Punch (129404), Scallop Edge Punch (119882); Stampin’ Pierce Mat (126199); Paper Piercing Tool (126189)
    Embellishments: 3/8” Whisper White Taffeta (109070); Whisper White Baker’s Twine (124262)
    Adhesive: Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755)
    Other Supplies: Hershey’s Kisses

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