Thursday, 10 September 2020

"Have a Hoot" Anniversary Card Tutorial & What I do with GREEN TOMATOES!

Hi Friends! Finding time to stamp right now hasn't been easy LOL - vegetables are still keeping me away from my stamps and inks! Green tomatoes are the culprit at the moment. Brian's mom just gave us bags and bags of them (and believe me, I already have TONS of tomatoes in our garden) - but I couldn't refuse them! 

I usually make green tomato mincemeat - which is delicious - but I still have a jar or two from last summer. I'm going to use it up this year and next year I'll make more. If you have never tried green tomato mincemeat and want to, here is a recipe similar to the one I make: green tomato mincemeat. I always add a bit of brandy and other good stuff when I make it. Yeesh - now I'm thinking I SHOULD make more this year! LOL There's also a green tomato curry sauce that is insanely good, so I'm going to make more of that. I already have lots of chow-chow - don't need any more! So I am going to try making Green Tomato Jam and marmalade

I'll let you know how they turn out. My concern at the moment is that I am running out of jars, lids and rings and I already know canning jars are completely out of stock in town - finding lids could be a challenge too (amazon prices are skyhigh right now too). On that note, I'm skiddadling into town to stock up on a few things and look for what I need to preserve all these veggies! However, I do have a wonderful tutorial to share with you today though - courtesy of Sherry Roth, from our Leaders Project Sheet group! 


  • Stamps: Have a Hoot Bundle (155208); Well Said (148796)

  • Card Stock: Pretty Peacock (150880); Bumblebee (153077); Cajun Craze (119684); Whisper White (100730); Plaid Tidings DSP (153527)

  • Inks: Memento Pad (132708); Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker (100082)

  • Misc: Stitched Shapes Dies (152323); Cinnamon Cider Stampin’ Blends (153105); Basic Black Stampin’ Blends (154843); Pretty Peacock Stampin’ Blends (154895); Rhinestone Basic Jewels (144220); Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine (149653); Dimensionals (104430); Stampin’ Seal (152813)


  • Pretty Peacock: 5 ½” x 8 ½” scored at 4 ¼”

  • Whisper White: 4” x 5 ¼” for the inside, 2nd largest circle from the stitched shapes dies and scrap for stamping

  • Cajun Craze: 2nd smallest circle from the stitched shapes dies

  • Bumblebee: 2” x 2 ½”

  • Plaid DSP: 2” x 3 ¾”


  1. Add the plaid dsp to the top of the card front, leaving an even border at the top and two sides.

  2. Flag one end of the bumblebee cardstock and add it to the card front.

  3. Stamp ‘happy anniversary’ using memento ink onto the white stitched circle.

  4. Add that to the card base using dimensionals.

  5. Using the black Stampin’ Write marker, ink just the branch of the stamp with the owl couple and stamp it onto the cajun craze stitched circle.

  6. Ink that same stamp with memento and stamp it onto the scrap of whisper white cardstock.

  7. Colour it in using Stampin’ Blends – owls were coloured with cinnamon cider and their feet with basic black.

  8. Die cut the owls using the coordinating die and add them to the card front using dimensionals.

  9. Colour one large and two small rhinestones with the dark pretty peacock stampin’ blends and add those to the card front as shown.


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Enjoy the day & HAPPY STAMPING!

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