Saturday, February 11, 2017

Sending Love Valentines Class~

 Good Saturday morning! I'm excited to say that today I am cropping all day with some friends, so I wanted to get this post up before they get here. This is a class I offered this month for Valentines Day. My customers order the Sending Love Bundle plus the Designer Series Paper and got to make these projects for free.
 I saw this on the SU! website and changed out the colors to my favorite-red! It's the Baker's Box made to look like a mailbox. I cut and assembled the box and then added the flag using just a flat toothpick and a piece of Whisper White flag with a heart punched out using the Owl Builder Punch. I stamped the Love out on Soft Sky and added to the front of the box that I had decorated with a piece of the Sending Love DSP.
 The bag is my favorite for a couple of reasons. One, I love coffee and these bags remind me of no really, it's because they are so nice to have on hand for quick gift giving. Two, they hold ALOT of candy (or coffee). I cut a piece of 2 x 6 DSP from the stack and flagged the end with the Banner Duo Punch. I assembled an envelope from the die set and then cut two hearts, one in Crushed Curry and one in Island Indigo and stuck them inside the envelope. I punched out a Silver Glimmer heart using the Large Heart Punch and tied the bow on the front. I used a Gold Binder clip to hold the bag shut and the tag on.
Lastly is the cute little note card and envelope. I figured you need a card to give with gifts, so why not. I started with a 3x6 piece of DSP and folded it in half. Then layered up another piece, contrasting the first one, and then Whisper White.  I used all the stamps and dies from the Bundle to finish it off and also used one of the Wooden Love Embellishments. I made the envelope with the Envelope Punch Board.
Well, sorry so short, but I need to go pull out my Project Life boxes and start working!

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Sending Love Card~

Happy Thursday! I'm gonna make this short and sweet as I am busy today with card class out of town tonight and working on some upcoming workshop projects. This is not my original idea. I cannot remember whose blog I saw this on, but I wanted to share it with my customers last weekend at a workshop, so I did one of my own. This is a fun bundle and Valentine's is one of my favorite holidays(is a holiday?-lol) so I jumped on this bundle quick! So, for this particular die, the hearts that go down in a strip, are meant to be a "border" die, it cuts off at the edge of your paper and leaves a neat edge of hearts. (See my blog post from Feb. 1st for a photo of what I mean). In this case, you don't want them to fall away from each other, so I cut my paper longer than the die so it stays in tacked. I just ran it through 4 times onto Whisper White.

 For the colored paper underneath, I cut a piece of Watercolor Paper and scribbled my Watercolor Pencils, Calypso Coral and Melon Mambo in swatches back and forth, then using my Aqua Painters, blended it all together. ( I wish I would have taken a photo of this step) I let it dry completely, then I laid the panel of hearts on top of it, trimmed around it and adhered it to a piece of Basic Black card stock and then to my base of Whisper White.
I cut out the adorable envelopes from Melon Mambo and Calypso Coral and then stamped the little insert and stuck it in the one envelope, I added a cute little clip to the side of the Melon Mambo one.  I adhered some of the FREE Ribbon from Salebration to the backs of the envelopes.  I used Dimensionals to stick it down to the front of the card so it wouldn't squish down the hearts. I gotta run for now, hope to be back soon to finish up this workshop showcase before the next one. Have a great rest of your week!

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Yummy in My Tummy Treat Bag~

  Good Tuesday! I'm up early today, even though there is a 2 hour delay today for our schools, who'd a thunk there'd be a delay for FOG in FEBRUARY in the MIDWEST! Usually it's for snow, but we've had none of that yet. We have had spring like temps here and it kind of scares me. So, this past weekend, I had another workshop and I am SO BLESSED! My girls are so in to helping me keep my busy booming and to help me earn that trip to Alaska. So, for one of my projects, I wanted to give them some ideas for Valentines day. I feel in love with this little guy when I saw it and decided to make a treat bag. SUPER EASY and SUPER FUN!
I used the 3x6 Cello bags. Can't tell you how much those have come in handy this year for several gifts. I stamped out the little monster from the stamp setYummy in my Tummy  (142922)onto a piece of Tasty Treats DSP (142770) and then fussy cut it out. Once I had it cut out, I used my Layering Circles framelits and cut out his tummy(at my party, I used the next bigger one up-this one was too small). I adhered him to the bag.
For the tag topper, I cut another piece of Tasty Treats DSP, cut it 2x3 and then scored it in half and folded it over the top of the bag and stapled it down.  I stamped out the Hugs onto Whisper White card stock in Peekaboo Peach ink and punched it out using the 1 1/4" Circle Punch and glued it over a Soft Sky piece of paper that I flagged at one end.  Then I used a Gold Binder Clip (141673) and tied a Melon Mambo 1/8" Stitched Ribbon (141650) onto it.
I will be back tomorrow to post another project from the workshop. Have a great day!