My first project is a set of cello bags filled with red and pink Smarties (candy coated milk chocolate, similar to - but much better than - MandMs).
For the toppers, I made rosettes from patterned paper and then added hearts from Gypsy Wanderings. The white hearts are embossed using the inside of a 3x3 Cuttlebug butterfly folder. I finished things off with a little "Be mine" tag from the Always and Forever set. These treats are currently displayed on our dining room table and make for a lovely way to decorate for Valentine's Day - with a treat to enjoy at the end!
The base of this card was made with Elegant Edges and Plantin' SchoolBook. I embossed the top portion of the white mat with a tiny hearts folder from the Cuttlebug Love Language set and scored some lines with my Martha Stewart score board. The cat image is from Meow and I stamped the cats' eyes with stamps from Peachy Keen. The noses are covered with Glossy Accents and I drew the little mouths by hand.
The sentiment is from the new Build a Valentine set and I finished things off with some fun Divine Valentine twine from My Craft Spot and lots of faux stitching.
These candy tents were cut by hand, with the topper punched with a Stampin' Up border punch. The bases of the tents were run through the Cuttlebug using the Heart Blocks embossing folder.
I stamped the tops with a Sweetheart sentiment from Always and Forever. I added some baker's twine from My Craft Spot and a button to each - as well as a little baggie of Hershey's Kisses - to complete my project.
When I saw these treat bags at our local Bulk Barn, I couldn't believe my eyes! It looks as though they were made to go with the Build a Valentine set from My Craft Spot! Of course, I had to buy some and filled them with some heart-shaped jujubes. Both tags were cut using Wrap It Up and tied with some twine from my stash. The tags were quick and easy to put together - but make for such a fun way to dress up the bags.
For the frog bag, I cut a little frog from Paisley and then stamped the "Looking for a prince?" sentiment from Build a Valentine.
The base of the ladybird is from Walk In My Garden and I created the custom wings (to coordinate better with the ladybirds on the bag) using hearts from Create a Critter, cutting the larger heart in half. The "Love Bug" sentiment is also from Build a Valentine.
My final project is a little card made with conversation heart stamps from Build a Valentine. I stamped the hearts on little hearts cut from Create a Critter. The flowers were also cut from Create a Critter. The stems are stamped and the mat embossed with a Hallmark embossing folder. The grass was cut using Martha Stewart fringe scissors. I did some doodling and also went over the sentiment and pink "stitching" and grass with a Stardust gel pen - so there's a nice glimmer in real life. I finished everything off with some Divine Valentine twine from My Craft Spot.
My Craft Spot to see what Kimberly and the rest of the design team have been making! I always love to see the different ideas and creations.
~ G I V E A W A Y ~How would you like to win a My Craft Spot stamp set of your choice? Kimberly has very generously donated a set to be given away on my blog. All you need to do is:
- make sure you are a follower here at Small Bits of Paper
- leave a comment on this post.
~ W I N N E R S ~Thanks to all of you who left such lovely comments last week's blog hops! The winner of the $10 My Craft Spot gift certificate for the Cards for Kids Valentine's Day Blog Hop is Larelyn of Handmade from My Heart and the winner of the $10 My Craft Spot gift certificate for the Cricut Craftin' Grammy's Cricut Friends Blog Hop is Bobby of Bits & Pieces. Congratulations Larelyn and Bobby!! Please email me at smallbitsofpaper @ hotmail.com [remove spaces] so I can arrange to have your gift certificates sent to you.
*I am going to link up my Smarties tubes and Sweetheart tents at Decorate to Celebrate, where this week's theme is Valentine's Day Party.