Feb 21, 2017

Pretty Pocket Chocolate

You know I can never leave well enough alone. I scored a 1/4" line next to each of the pre-made score lines (towards the cutout) on the sides and bottom of one of the cards, in the Pretty Pocket Card Kit, and turned it into a pouch for candy bars. The back of the card is trimmed approximately 3/4" before it was closed. 

Feb 19, 2017

Balloon Birthday Bag

I can't get enough of the gold heart bags in the Adoring Arrows Paper Pumpkin. I'm so glad there are lots of them!  I used pool party ink to give this one an ombre appearance. The balloon is from the Balloon Framelits.

Feb 17, 2017

Pink Flowered Heels

Quite often I challenge myself to make something with one of my dies I haven't used in a long time. This was the case with my Sizzix Ballroom Slipper die.  Look how cute this pair of shoes turned out! This challenge was a success. I wish I could say that about other project challenges I've given myself. ;) 

Feb 15, 2017

Avant Birthday Wishes

When I picked the Avant Garden set as one of my free Sale-a-bration sets I second guessed myself, because I don't do much with flower stamps.  Guess what... I like it! :)  The simplicity and the sentiments make the set fun and easy to use.

Feb 11, 2017

Valentine's Coffee Mug

How about a little coffee mug for Valentine's Day? I used the Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlits to create it.  The stamp is from the Sealed With Love stamp set.  

Feb 10, 2017

Heart Cello Bag

I've been feeling guilty for not making more projects with my Paper Pumpkin kits. There's no harm in combing kits, right? :) This Valentine treat used pieces from three of my kits, yay!  The cello bag is from the Banner Surprise kit.  The sentiment is from the Filled With Love kit and the arrow is from the Adoring Arrows kit.  Oh, and I used my heart framelits.  Cute huh?!  

Feb 8, 2017

Sending Love Candy Corn

Remember when I didn't want to put away my Jar Of Haunts stamp set? Glad I didn't! I used it to create a Valentine gift tag. No "haunts" on this project, just love. ;) 

Feb 6, 2017

Be My Valentine Bookmark

As I was browsing through the February 2017 Better Homes & Gardens magazine I spotted this adorable Valentine bookmark.  They gave the link to a free template, so of course I couldn't resist.  For mine, I wrapped designer paper around a stick of gum before tucking it inside. This would make the perfect school Valentine, don't you think?! I think it's clever and adorable!

Feb 5, 2017

Sending Love Heart Box

I combined pieces from two Paper Pumpkin kits for this project. The Adoring Arrows and Chalk It Up To Love kits. Thank you Andrea Borries for the easy to follow instructions on creating this adorable box, out of the Chalk It Up a To Love card bases! The sentiment is part of the Sealed With Love stamp set. 

Feb 3, 2017

Sealed With A Kiss Cookie

Don't you just love the tiny little lips in the Sealed With Love stamp set? Now anything can be "sealed with a kiss" just like the cookie tucked inside this envelope. :) 

Feb 1, 2017

Love You Lots Chocolate

A Ghirardelli chocolate square tucks perfectly inside a die cut from the Cheerful Tags framelits with just enough room for a tiny sentiment from the Sealed With Love stamp set.  

Jan 30, 2017

Valentine Basket

This little Valentine basket was created with the Basket Builder Framelits Dies. For the basket base I used a strip of paper measuring 3 x 1 1/2. It's scored at 1" and 2" on the 3" side and 1/4" and 1 1/4" on the 1 1/2" side.  Imagine the sweet little Easter baskets that can be made this same way... and you can be sure I'll be making one. :) 

Jan 28, 2017

Sweet Valentine Pocket

Why not use one of your cards from the Pretty Pocket card kit (free-during Sale-a-bration) for a Valentine card? Most of the work is done for you! The only thing I had to do was stamp the sentiment and add the bow.  

Jan 27, 2017

Self Closing Heart Box

Instructions for self closing boxes can be found all over Pinterest. I altered mine a bit. I thought the front already resembled the bottom of a heart, so I used my heart framelits as a template to create the top of the heart. Now it's a self closing "heart" box! I'm so pleased it worked out the way I envisioned it.  

Jan 26, 2017

Happy Heart Gift Card Holder

As much as I love the little bags the Adoring Arrows, Paper Pumpkin creates, I'm having a great time creating other projects with it as well. Instead of creating the bag I folded it flat into a gift card holder.  

Jan 24, 2017

Yummy In My Tummy Valentine

Here's this cute little guy again. :) Hopefully you still have some treat cups laying around, because look how perfect they fit his little tummy. 

Jan 22, 2017

Sent With Love Window Box

The Window Box Thinlits die is so much better than I imagined! I purchased it because it wasn't like anything else in my collection. It's such a great size and easy to decorate.  I can hardly wait to make and decorate more! 

Jan 20, 2017

Adoring Arrows Treat

This month's Paper Pumpkin is adorable! It's great just the way it was intended and would make perfect Valentines for  school. For fun, I like to show variations of my Paper Pumpkins and I've made a few, so stay tuned. :) 

Jan 18, 2017

Because You're So Nice

You're going to see lots with this little guy.  He's one of my favorites! I can't get enough of him, so I've been making several little treats with him. This project is made with the square pillow box thinlit.  I sealed the sides and left the top open. He's stamped on the back of the box too, with the sentiment "hugs" inside his tummy.  He's so dang cute!! :)  

Jan 16, 2017

Lots Of Love Truck

Not sure what else I'll do with this stamp set, but when I saw the little truck in the Sale-a-bration catalog I wanted to make one. Of course mine had to be for Valentine's Day.  It was time consuming but fun to make.  Now I'm hoping I'll find lots of greats ideas on Pinterest for other projects I can make with this set. ;) 

Jan 14, 2017

Hugs & Kisses Tube

The Sealed With Love stamp set in the new Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog is so darn cute!  It has so many fun stamps in it, which makes my mind race with so many fun ideas. It's a must to put the hugs & kisses stamp with the lips, don't you think? :)  

Jan 12, 2017

XOXO Chocolate Heart

Yay, onto Valentine projects!! :) I'm starting with a simple treat bag. It has a card tucked inside so a note can be written on one side and a treat attached to the other, a twofer. :)

Jan 9, 2017

Baby Boy Bottle

I very seldom make anything for boys, especially not baby boys. I started with a pink bottle and decided to change it to blue. I'm glad I made the change because I like the results. 

Jan 6, 2017

Two Tags Birthday Box

I'm trying to build my birthday stash for the year.  So, I used the Two Tags Bigz Die to create a birthday box.  I made sure to use colors versatile enough for a guy or girl. The candle is a strip of designer paper and the flame is the wing from the bird builder punch.