Saturday, January 19, 2013

Bloomin' Marvelous Treat Holder

Another project I got to make this week for a special person. I haven't done any 3D work for a long time until this week and it was fun.  The original pattern for this was from a former demonstrator Erica Cerwin, and I think I have had it for 2 or 3 years, made two so far and can't believe how easy they are.  I used the Bloomin' Marvelous stamp set that will be FREE starting January 22nd, during SAB.  Make sure it goes on your list, because it's a nice and easy stamp set to use! I cut a Top Note out using the Summer Starfruit cardstock, cut it in half and sponged the edges with Soft Suede ink and then stamped the words using the same ink. I stamped 3 butterflies in Pool Party onto Whisper White cardstock and punched out using the Bitty Butterfly Punch (in the Spring Mini catalog, that you can buy to help EARN the FREE Bloomin' Marvelous set) and used Glue dots to set them onto the front. Added a little string of Basic Pearls and went to finish the inside of the envelope.   I used Summer Starfruit pattern paper from the Patterns Stack 2012-14 In Colors, along with Pool Party and Whister White and Soft Suede cardstocks and inks.  I also pulled out my Scalloped Envelope die for the Big Shot and ran it through 3 times to make my "pockets" for the inside.  I LOVE the Ruffled Ribbon in the In Colors, and this one is my favorite color right now. I then finished off the pockets with Large Pearls.  I stuck in some Starbucks coffee, an Earl Grey tea bag and of course CHOCOLATE!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Owl Valentines Treat Holder

I finally got into my stamp room and made something other than a card! This project is actually overdue to someone and is on it's way now to it's final destination!  I made this heart box last year also, SUPER EASY PEASY, and gave it a different "face" this time. The Hearts are cut out using the Heart Framelits with Calypso Coral and Pool Party(ran it through the Clouds embossing folder) cardstocks.  I then used the 2 1/2" Circle punch for the owl punching out Riding Hood Red and a piece of Calypso Coral pattern paper. They eyes are punched out using the 1" circle punch(white) and 1/4"circle punch (in black-in which I forgot to add the white gleam in her eye until after I took the photo). I punched out several layers of Pool Party, Daffodil Delight, and Riding Hood Red cardstock using the Boho Blossom Punch and made flowers on my handcut tree limb(Soft Suede), and added some Silver Glimmer Paper in the centers of the flowers. I punched out a little heart from the glimmer paper and added it using a Dimensional and added a bow to her body by using the Daffodil Seam Binding and a Basic Rhinestone to the bow on her head and also used Daffodil Delight cardstock to make the handle.  I then filled it with Hershey Nuggets and Caramel filled Kisses. Come back this week for the other gift I sent out.