Do you remember being told not to play with food when you were a child? Well, this is one occasion were you can ignore this rule. Making potato stamps is such fun and when you use your stamps to make cards you actually save some money as well.
We used a little trick to create even shapes. Just cut away the top third of the potato and then punch a cookie cutter into it and remove the bits around the cookie cutter with a knife. It works best with big potatoes and small cookie cutters.
Once everything is removed carefully lift off the cookie cutter and you have a beautiful stamp. We used our stamps to make a card for our new little cousin and niece Mia in Australia.
This is a present I made for my little nephew. The miniature glass containers fit perfectly into the shelves of the wooden market stand he got from us as a combined birthday and Christmas present. I filled the containers with miniature candies, mainly from Haribo Starmix (my favourite) and some smarties. The Starmix candy is really cute. It comes in little bags and consists of miniature hearts, coca cola bottles, little rings and sunny side up fried eggs. It is also a nice decoration for cupcakes and cakes.
This time of year I always miss Australia. However this year the snow came early and everything looks much prettier. For the first time in years I am happy to be here during the winter. It makes such a big difference to have the white fluffy snow instead of the muddy and grey kind we are normally used to.