Saturday, November 27, 2010

Celery Stamp

This is a fun way to play with your food and make beautiful
custom wrapping paper for Christmas.
Celery stamped wrapping paper.
I made the little white tag with DAS clay that air dries overnight. Nice & simple.
Celery stamped wrapping paper
I ♥ celery salad and the cut hearts make great stamps.
I used a white ink pad and stamped the rosette onto recycled brown paper.
Celery flowers
Digital collage using my celery hearts & clip art :)

84 Lovely Comments:

Blogger dutch sisters said...

What a wonderful idea! It looks prety!!

11/27/2010 8:09 AM  
Blogger FeeMail said...

That's so cool. I would never have thought about that!!

11/27/2010 8:12 AM  
Blogger TIKA said...

Great idea! Realy amazing how can celer looks like roses.

11/27/2010 8:18 AM  
Anonymous sheau said...

how elegant and simple. thanks for sharing.

11/27/2010 8:27 AM  
Blogger Heather T. said...

Wow, that turned out amazingly beautiful! Very very cool ideas!

11/27/2010 8:28 AM  
Blogger Trekky said...

Such a pretty idea! I agree that it looks like roses. Only problem I have here is getting to the celery end before my guinea pigs devour it!

11/27/2010 8:41 AM  
Blogger Anna said...

Wow, that is beautiful. I happen to have some celery around and I don't really like it all that much, maybe I will cut off the end...

Thanks for the inspiration!

11/27/2010 8:44 AM  
Blogger Moe said...

Oh my goodness this is the best! I never would have thought about that. No one will ever know it's celery either, unless you tell them.

Great innovative idea :)

11/27/2010 8:46 AM  
Blogger Maki said...

Oh this is fantastic! xm

11/27/2010 8:54 AM  
Blogger dls said...

Wonderful way to get rid of that end of the celery plant. Never liked eating celery when it reached the wide end.

This is so beautiful.... love the collage too!

11/27/2010 9:02 AM  
Blogger 71square said...

Oh my gosh, thank you so much for that awesome idea!

11/27/2010 9:29 AM  
Blogger Cindy said...

Love this! Years ago, by chance, I made this same beautiful discovery while cutting vegetables, and later I stamped celery rosettes on a T-shirt for my mother in law.

Have you ever seen the amazing Tree of Life that can be found inside a head of cabbage?

Also, check out the Madonna and Child I found in an onion!

11/27/2010 9:41 AM  
Blogger Lau Gariglio said...

Qué divino !!! que idea fantástica !!!

11/27/2010 9:56 AM  
Blogger CriCri said...

Fantastic idea!
Hugs from Italy!

11/27/2010 10:03 AM  
Blogger Amanda at 32˙North said...

This is about as cool as it gets!

11/27/2010 10:16 AM  
Blogger LUPINUS SALON said...

Great!!! Cool idea! Greetings from Therés

11/27/2010 10:18 AM  
Anonymous Maaike said...

Great idea! They look just like roses!

And a very smart way to finally use the DAS clay that I have laying around.

You rule Geninne!

11/27/2010 10:25 AM  
Blogger Vicki Holdwick said...


You are so clever. Thanks for sharing this idea.

Love how it really looks like roses.


11/27/2010 10:38 AM  
Blogger Dithi said...

Beautiful Geninne, I'd love to try digital collages like you with my photos and paintings, would you do a post on where and how to learn? Recommend some tutorials, or, do one may be?!!

11/27/2010 10:48 AM  
Anonymous jessica said...

LOVE! I think we'll be doing this for our Christmas wrapping paper this year :) And maybe some potato stamps added into the mix.

11/27/2010 11:06 AM  
Blogger Tricia said...

Geninne, you are so creative and generous with your ideas. Thank you for this beautiful inspiration.

11/27/2010 11:09 AM  
Blogger zime said...

I love it!!!!
Sabes como me gustan estas ideas!!!
Beso grande amiga

11/27/2010 11:42 AM  
Blogger melina bee said...

how adorable and clever. it has a very 50s look to it and so easy! I love ants on a log and celery in general too. a great trick is to use it in other recipes that call for garlic, adding a little brings out the flavor

11/27/2010 12:02 PM  
Blogger Jacky said...

Arent they beautiful...I would never have thought of that. What a great stamp design. I wont be throwing out the celery heart again without having a play.

Love your little tags too. I have some DAS, might make a few Christmassy tags for my pressies too.

Thanks for the inspiration and sharing.

Jacky xox

11/27/2010 1:08 PM  
Blogger Moags and Smeet said...

Fabulously clever. Thanks for sharing.

11/27/2010 1:20 PM  
Blogger amida said...

You never cease to amaze me.. and celery has never looked so pretty!

11/27/2010 1:24 PM  
Blogger Els said...

What a great find Geninne! I will try that one out for myself. I love what you said: it's fun to play with your food!!!

11/27/2010 2:00 PM  
Blogger Anja said...

What a great idea! Love you blog, as always!

11/27/2010 2:17 PM  
Blogger denise said...

That is amazing Im off to buy a head of celery to try myself . Thanks for the idea. Regards from New Zealand

11/27/2010 2:24 PM  
Anonymous essie said...

what a fantastic idea. i'm definitely going to try it myself :)

11/27/2010 3:54 PM  
Blogger Dianne said...

The celery rosettes made lovely wrapping paper...

11/27/2010 4:17 PM  
Blogger pasiakowa said...

Wow! It looks so beautiful!
I thought that you carved another stamp but it's a pure nature :)

11/27/2010 4:22 PM  
Blogger blue china studio said...

Pure genius. I would never had thought to use celery as a stamp. Your Christmas wrapping is just beautiful from the paper to the ribbon to the clay tag.

Love the digital collage too!

11/27/2010 6:09 PM  
Blogger ale balanzario said...

Muy buena idea!! los estampados se ven geniales!!



11/27/2010 7:16 PM  
Anonymous Traci said...

Always blown away by your creativity :)

11/27/2010 7:31 PM  
Blogger Janie B said...

Now that's an easy and terrific idea!

11/27/2010 7:42 PM  
Blogger gaby@stilelemente said...

Wrapping paper looks great, it reminds me of when I was in primary school and we did the same thing with potatoes, cut in half and you would cut a design onto the flat surface :)

11/27/2010 7:57 PM  
Anonymous marikobrown said...

Wow! Great Idea!
Your choice of paper/ink colors is nice, too.

11/27/2010 8:05 PM  
Anonymous Donna said...

Absolutely love this idea!

11/27/2010 9:24 PM  
Anonymous Kathryn said...

WOW, this came out so well! I've been doing veggie stamps with my daughter's class and thought we'd exhausted all our veggies, but we'll have to try this next time! Thanks!

11/27/2010 9:28 PM  
Blogger 100%HEPPIE said...

Great idea !

11/27/2010 10:48 PM  
Blogger chris hobel said...

cant wait to try this

11/27/2010 11:35 PM  
Anonymous Teje said...

Vow - amazing!!! The most beautiful packet! The paper and the tag are so wonderful! And what can I say about the celery flowers - just beautiful!
Wishes Teje

11/27/2010 11:45 PM  
Blogger ariadne said...

What an imaginative person you are!Ariadne from Greece!

11/28/2010 7:13 AM  
Blogger Daniela said...

So simple but so clever :-) really love it!
Daniela from Italy

11/28/2010 7:17 AM  
Blogger Stacey said...

When I was putting my celery end into the compost bucket on Thanksgiving (after making dressing) I wondered how it would work as a stamp. Your paper is lovely! Thank you for sharing this.

11/28/2010 8:24 AM  
Blogger Sherri Cassara said...

Amazing! I never would have seen that from the celery hearts (didn't even know they were called that!) .. you are sooo talented. Love the tag too.

11/28/2010 9:45 AM  
Blogger ruthie said...

wow! that's really neat, I'm going to have to try that!

11/28/2010 12:26 PM  
Anonymous Colleen @ said...

The sign of a true artist is being able to see art and beauty in places no one would else would think to look. Talk about stop and smell the roses.

11/28/2010 12:53 PM  
Anonymous Fi said...

So simple and wonderful results.

11/28/2010 4:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your works / creations inspire me how wonder is our nature and the beauties around us!

11/28/2010 4:17 PM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

I love the celery roses... can't wait to try that on something! So pretty!

11/28/2010 5:20 PM  
Blogger EVA said...

What a fabulous yet simple idea! Thank you!!

11/28/2010 9:09 PM  
Blogger Diane said...

I've stamped with celery before, in an art journal, but yours looks much prettier than mine - I might give it another go :)
I love your digital collage.

11/28/2010 9:24 PM  
Anonymous sunghee said...

Brilliant! Who would've thought. Thank you for sharing.

11/28/2010 9:40 PM  
Blogger Jen said...

Awesome! Such an amazing and effective idea!

11/29/2010 1:48 AM  
Blogger Jacqui Dodds said...

This is absolutley gorgeous!

11/29/2010 1:51 AM  
Blogger bawkbawk said...

wow. thats amazing! Why didnt I ever think of that?!

11/29/2010 3:24 AM  
Blogger Liv said...

that's absolutely something worth trying, I love to transform the function of objects too...

11/29/2010 3:45 AM  
Anonymous katie kirby said...

Really wonderful idea!

11/29/2010 4:44 AM  
Blogger Silvia said...

Geninne, es un trabajo hermosísimo. Super elegantes el papel y la "tarjeta". :-)

11/29/2010 5:22 AM  
Blogger Hoola Tallulah said...

I LOVE this and your birdie illustrations are to die for, I can't wait until your Etsy store is open again so I can buy prints. I found your blog via Flickr, so glad I did too! I have added you to my blogroll so my own readers can find your lovely work too <3

11/29/2010 6:55 AM  
Blogger anna wadham said...

What a great idea! ;)

11/29/2010 8:50 AM  
Blogger Jo Anne Neely Gomez said...

I love your digital celery -- very innovative and too cute how it all blends so well in your collage.

11/29/2010 11:14 AM  
Blogger leah said...

I have celery in my fridge right now – trying this tonight!! The rose shape would work well for a Birthday or wedding as well.

11/29/2010 2:15 PM  
Blogger Christine E-E said...

you are one "crafty chick"... love your blog...

11/29/2010 8:48 PM  
Blogger seagreenfield said...

such a gorgeous idea..makes my potato printing escapades look a little silly :)

11/30/2010 10:05 AM  
Blogger stephanie said...

What a great idea! So clever.

11/30/2010 1:47 PM  
Blogger Joyous-Intention said...

Very cool... can't wait to show my grandchildren. Thanks for sharing (via a friend of mine)

12/01/2010 3:30 AM  
Anonymous Margie said...

You do amazingly creative things. Something different all the time. Wow! Margie

12/01/2010 4:10 AM  
Blogger Sew Inspired said...

I'm sew inspired! Art in nature rox!

12/01/2010 8:44 AM  
Anonymous pa[u] said...

c'est vraiment génial!

12/07/2010 10:01 PM  
Blogger Charissa said...

I've done this, too, but yours turned out better! Must use fresher celery next time.
: )

12/10/2010 4:20 PM  
Blogger martinealison said...

Très joli blog avec beaucoup d'idées originales... Joyeuses fêtes, bises.

12/20/2010 8:32 PM  
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12/22/2010 9:01 PM  
Blogger Serena said...

Fantastic idea and it looks awesome too!

12/26/2010 1:47 PM  
Blogger içimizdeki karnaval said...

veryy good :)) ,wonderful

2/03/2011 2:31 AM  
Blogger Sharon Field / Created By You said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Love the gift wrapping, and the flowers are stunning! Great colors too!

1/13/2012 5:02 AM  
Blogger Dianthusa said...


I just wanted you to know I have featured some of the pictures of this tutorial and mentioned in my blog.

Here you can see it:

Thanks for sharing wonderful ideas,


2/09/2012 7:22 AM  
Anonymous A.L. Designs Jewelry said...

Just simply lovely!!! Look sweet as well :)"

12/17/2012 7:37 AM  
Blogger Rachel O. said...

Hi Geninne! I really love this idea - it's so lovely. I actually made my own celery-stamped wrapping paper for a package for my mother. I have my own craft blog, and I was hoping to blog about my little project. I would love to be able to use your top photo with a link back to both your site and this tutorial to show where the idea came from. My email address is rachel.everydaysimple(at) My craft blog is Everyday Simple ( Thanks! I look forward to hearing back from you.


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