Repurposed Avery Elle & Sushi!

October 28, 2014 at 10:05 pm 5 comments

bI was over at Make The Day Special Stamp Store today using a few sets from Avery Elle. I wanted a winter scene but didn’t have one. No fear- just re-purpose your sets!

First I used the sentiment from SmileIMG_4909The tags are from the Gift Tags Set Elle-ments

The next set- is for the trees.. can you work out how I’ve done the trees and snow?

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Just by stamping the arrow fletchings twice on top of each other, it’s easy to create the trees and by cutting the 3 dots into one, it makes great snow.

Yesterday I had to go shopping.

We’d watched an episode of Masterchef where they’d had to make sushi Nygiri etc. Mine were quite captivated.

They asked,pleaded and cajoled ( I kid you not), until I agreed to let them have a go.

We went to the supermarket. and forgot what we needed.

Thankfully, we googled it whilst out, except that the versions and recipes differed wildly.

I put all the items in the basket; wasabi paste, nori seaweed, rice wine vinegar, sushi rice, raw fish, veg.

The total at the till was becoming perilously high.

We got most things and went to pay.

The lady looked at the items and we got chatting.

She raised her eyebrows (not a botoxed lady!) and asked if it was the kids that were making it.

‘Oh, yes,’ I replied. ‘They’re all really looking forward to having a go’.

‘What happened to making cupcakes?’ she wondered.

I’d wondered that too.

You do NOT want to know the final amount. Let’s just say that healthy eating is not always cheap!

We got home and realised we’d forgotten the Mirrin (rice wine). Amazingly, I happened to have some in.

As you do.

My eldest and I began to prepare the rice. Strictly speaking, I read out the instructions, she did them & I cleaned up afterwards!

We possibly slightly overcooked the rice, and one recipe stated that you needed to add Mirrin to the just-cooked rice. It’s alcohol right?

It’s not ‘lite’ either. We ummed and ahhed for a while and I hoped that the residual heat of the rice would somehow burn off the alcohol.

I stood there like a fool, ‘fanning’ the rice to quickly cool it with one of my craft magazines (ha!) & then the kids cut and sliced and filled and rolled and portioned and this is what some of them looked like.photo0I think they did rather well. I got 2. The rest were consumed in dramatically quicker time than it had taken to prepare them.

Well, back tomorrow with some more crafty metal! xx

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  • 1. massofhair  |  October 29, 2014 at 12:45 am

    They look amazing & bet they tasted good too! Your kids are growing up & cupcakes aren’t always the answer lol. So glad you all got to play & enjoyed what you made, bravo!!!

    Love your trees, it’s fun when you can see lots of ways to use your stamps and shapes. Fab card:-) xxx

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  • 2. Virginia L.  |  October 29, 2014 at 2:36 am

    Way to use those tag dies from AV! They look like a ton of fun! I love the little wintery scene! Your Sushi adventure sounded like a SUCCESS! I know it’s not always the easy (and cheap) way to try something totally different, but your kids really benefit from this! And some day, they will know how to make a Sushi roll and enjoy them, too! You did a super fabulous job (from the yummy-looking photo)!!

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  • 3. tsurutadesigns  |  October 29, 2014 at 2:28 pm

    Love what you’ve done with the Avery Elle!
    Okay, now how awesome are you? Momma of the year, for sure! I’m thrilled that your kids love nori, one of mine does, the other doesn’t.

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  • 4. Miriam Prantner  |  October 29, 2014 at 3:45 pm

    Your card is so clever! LOVE how you created the trees, and love that you let the kids make sushi. How fun, looks like they did a great job!

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  • 5. Michele  |  November 11, 2014 at 9:13 pm

    Love your card.. love your sushi story, and your kids, even more!
    =] Michele

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