Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Inspire,Create ad Share February Blog Hop


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 Hello and WELCOME to this Blog Hop!  I am so excited to be a part of a Blog Hop again! It's been 2 years since I have been a part of one and what an awesome time to jump in, one of my FAVORITE holidays.  This month's blog has to do with all things hearts and love! So, here are my projects:
 This is a candy basket (forgive me for not putting candy in it, but I had nothing to hang this on for the candy to stay in, kept falling out) but it will hold a fair amount of chocolate. I started by using the largest Heart in the Sweet and Sassy Framelits set and cutting two of them from Very Vanilla card stock. I made the "basket" part by just cutting a strip of Very Vanilla and scoring it in half, then on each long side at 1/4" and folded into a "v" shape and adhered it to each of the hearts.  I added a handle to it of card stock and finished it up tying a beautiful bow of Blushing Bride Striped ribbon. The next photo shows it sideways so that you can maybe make sense of those directions.

 For the front decoration, I used the Falling In Love Designer Series Paper (#142798) from the Occasions Catalog. I used Sahara Sand card stock also and just cut the next two sizes(layers) of hearts that are in the set of dies.   I then went to my favorite Valentines BUNDLE in the Occasions Catalog, Sealed With Love. You get a ton of stamps and dies in the bundle. It includes the die to make this adorable envelope, plus another one that is showcased on my next project.
 This is my card to give with the candy. I started by making the base from Blushing Bride card stock and then using the fantatic heart border die also included in the bundle.  Once I cut that, I pulled up the hearts to give them dimension.
 Here is a close up. Just under those hearts, I glued a piece of the Falling in Love DSP along the edge to separate the Blushing Bride. I added a pattern piece of DSP to the front of the card as well, for breaking up the colors.
For the focal point on the front, which I think it's fair to say, the heart border is a focal point for sure, I went ahead and continued using the bundle. I used the Scallop Squares to cut the Blushing Bride square, and then I cut a piece of Very Vanilla from the Stitched Framelits and stamped out the Love Note in Archival Black ink.  I made another sweet little envelope from Sahara Sand (this is the second envelope die in the bundle) and then stamped out the hearts from one of the stamps in the stamp set in Blushing Bride and used a framelit made just for these, to cut them out and glued them inside the envelope.
I added a wooden heart from the Wooden Embellishments (also featured in the Sending Love product suite) to the front of my envelope. Then again, I used that gorgeous ribbon, tied a bow and then wound some Linen Thread around it several times to break up some color again. THANK YOU for stopping by!

Please head on over to Deb's blog for MORE inspiration!



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13 comments:

Janey Backer said...

I love your colors, the Blushing Bride is so soft and sweet!

Creative Candy said...

LOVE these! Love the soft colors. Love the basket. Thanks for sharing!

Terri said...

Adorable projects Jamie!

Pamela said...

your creation is awesome

Cheryl Hamilton said...

Love your projects! The basket is beautiful and looks pretty simple to do- I'll give it a try! Thanks for some great ideas!

Audra Monk said...

So pretty!

Tammy Dunlap said...

Oh wow this are so soft and pretty! Love your designs.

Deb Naylor said...

So soft and pretty! So glad you've joined up with us too...after 2 years of bugging ya!!! LOL! Thanks for hopping with us this month!

Joni said...

Very cute project! The heart is fun & the card is lovely!!!!

Jen said...

EEK! That basket is totes adorbs. Great job!

Jennifer Blomquist said...

Cute projects! The basket is really fun but I especially love the card! Thanks for hopping!

Megan T said...

Such a cute project & card!! Thanks for joining us!

Nichole Loe said...

I *love* your soft colors! That treat holder is adorable!