Thursday, February 3, 2011

Valentine's Treats - just for fun!

Last week, I had a little bit of extra free time (what?! that's unheard of!) Well, maybe it was free time that I should have used to do other things, but I really had the itch to make some Valentine's Day treats. And to make it even sweeter, I had some leftover candy from another project I had done, so I put together a few little treat bags. I decided that I would send some to "Pitter Patter", a local children's consignment shop that I have a few of my cards displayed at. Plus, I wanted to have some on hand if I needed a quick treat for a friend or a customer during the month of February.

Stamp Set: Love You Much

Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Pretty in Pink, Real Red DSP

Ink: Real Red

Accessories: Dimensionals

Tools: 1 3/4" Scallop Circle punch, 1 1/4" Circle punch, 1 3/8" Circle punch, Top Note Die (used with the Big Shot die cutting machine)

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At the beginning of this week, I was asked to make some valentines that I might want to display at "Pitter Patter" for anyone interested. I have advertised before that I am happy to do custom orders, and with Valentine's Day just around the corner, I figured advertising for anyone who might want to order valentines for their child's classroom might be a good idea to get my name out there a little.

These butterfly treats were made using the Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die (used with the Big Shot die cutting machine). I die cut the butterflies and then used the Perfect Polka Dot Textured Impressions Folder. I added a candy heart to the front by attaching with Sticky Strip so it would stay on there tight enough with all the handling valentines get. It said "Palmer's" on the front of the candy, so to cover it up, I punched out a heart using the Small Heart punch with the new Red Glimmer Paper in the Occasions Mini Catalog (love that paper and it's so perfect for Valentine's Day!)

On the back, I stamped "Be My Valentine" on Whisper White and punched it out using the 1" Circle punch. There is room on the wings if you wanted to write "to" and "from".

Stamp Set: Filled With Love (no longer available)

Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Pretty in Pink, Red Glimmer Paper

Ink: Real Red

Accessories: Sticky Strip (to attach candy to butterfly)

Tools: 1" Circle punch, Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die, Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Folder, Small Heart punch

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I also made a few random cards since I've had all my red and pink paper out and Valentine's Day stamp sets. The first one I made using the now unavailable (sad!) Filled With Love stamp set.

Stamp Set:
Filled With Love (no longer available)

Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Pretty in Pink, Real Red DSP Red Glimmer Paper

Ink: Real Red

Accessories: Dimensionals, Pretty in Pink 3/8" Taffeta ribbon

Tools: Scallop Edge Border punch, 1 1/4" Circle punch and 1" Circle punch (to make the "O" in LOVE)

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I used this same card design for a workshop I held recently, but thought I might add a birthday greeting instead of Valentine's Day just to change it up a little! The front flap is tucked underneath the heart.

Stamp Set:
Filled With Love (no longer available), On Your Birthday

Paper: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink DSP,

Ink: Real Red

Accessories: Dimensionals, Chocolate Chip 5/8" Satin ribbon (retired), Jewel Rhinestone Accents

Tools: Full Heart punch, Small Heart punch


Patrice said...

Wow what a wonderful line up of treats. I wish we'd got the Filled With Love set down here in Australia, along with the Glimmer Paper and and and....

I love all of your projects here. Hope they sell well at Pitter Patter!

stephlp26 said...

what are the card dimensions for the live, laugh and love birthday card. Love that idea!!

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