Thursday, February 2, 2012

My Craft Spot Valentine Stamp Release & Giveaway

I am so excited to be showing you some of the projects that I've made with the new My Craft Spot Valentine stamp sets:  Build a Valentine and Always and Forever.  These sets are just perfect for creating all sorts of Valentine and love projects.  There's even an anniversary stamp!


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.

Here are the full sets of the stamps I've used for my projects above.  For many more project ideas and inspiration, head to 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:
  1. make sure you are a follower here at Small Bits of Paper
  2. leave a comment on this post.  
Don't forget to tell me which My Craft Spot stamp set is your favourite, in case you are the winner!  I will draw a name at random and announce the winner on Monday, so you have until Sunday at noon (EST) to enter.

~ 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.

61 comments:

Dana said...

Kate, Your projects are wonderful. I really like them all. Thanks.
http://iwycd.blogspot.com/

Tracy said...

Cute projects!

Bex said...

Love all the Valentine's Day projects. The Build a Valentine stamps are my favorite, by far.

TFS!
bex
http://kawaiikrafts.blogspot.com/

jessica said...

What awesome projects Kate!! Each one showcases My Craft Spot stamps in an amazing way! I love both sets so hard to pick one when there are so many uses for both!!
TFS and for the chance to win :)
jessica
chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
eschfamily@yahoo.com

Sue D said...

Great selection of Valentine projects! My favorite is the goodie bags with the frog and lady bug. I am a follower.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Beckie said...

I just love 'em ALL, Kim's stamps are always SUPERB!! And you dear...always make GREAT stuff!

Be blessed, Beckie

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Wonderful Valentine creations. You can enter at Decorate to Celebrate Valentine challenge. Thanks for giveaway chance.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Saundra said...

All projects are wonderful, Kate! I Love everything! ~Hugs, Saundra :)

Bobby said...

Oh my goodness, you have been busy. Everyone one of your projects are top notch. I especially like the heart flower card.

Thank you for choosing me as the winner of the My Craft Spot gift certificate. Hmm what to buy.....?

Tanya said...

Oh my Kate! So many adorable Valentine treats to choose from! Each project is as cute as can be, I love them all! My fav has to be the skinny cello bags with those amazing rosettes...so much fun! All of the treat bags are just adorable and your card is so soft and pretty. ♥♥♥

Wifey Cookie said...

These are such adorable Valentines projects! Thank you for sharing. :)

Cheers,
Jenny
http://cookieadventures.blogspot.com

Scrapper69 said...

OMGOSH Katie! You really out did yourself! All of your projects are wonderful! The bags with the frog and ladybug are just tooooo CUTE! Makes me want to start creating more Valentine's Projects! :o)

Theresa

CRAZY4 CHRIST said...

Wow you have been very busy, i love the frog and lady bug super cute!! Where do you get the cello bags(sry not sure if that is how spell it)? Very cool ideas!! I love the build a valenitnes day set!!
Kristan
sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

Candy said...

Fabulous projects Kate! Love them!!!

Patti B said...

Great projects. I especially love the treat bags with the frog and lovebug. Thanks for sharing.

My fav stamp is the Sweet Sentiments

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Babe O'Mara said...

You created such lovely projects with those stamps sets. Just darling. I like the stamp set Inside and Out, but all the stamps are wonderful. Thanks for a chance to win. I'm already a follower.

Babe
youiesmom@att.net

jkstiles77 said...

Love all of your projects ... so cute! The little frog and lady bug treat bags are adorable! My favorite stamp set is the Build a Valentine! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Tracy said...

Wow Kate! I could never pick a favorite. They're all just adorable. :-) Thanks for a chance at some great candy. Hugs!

Nita said...

Mmmmmm...Smarties. :) Still one of my favorite treats - they are delightful, aren't they? Especially packaged like this! :) Love all your projects - thanks so much for the inspiration!
Nita
www.niftynitanotes.blogspot.com

markkfinn said...

I completed things off with some fun Beautiful Valentine's string from My Create Identify and lots of imitation appears.

scrapbook paper

Sarah said...

Fantastic projects they are all beautiful cute and adorable! Sorry can't pick a favorite. The build a Valentine stamp set is my favorite.

cricutalltime said...

super cute projects.you have been very busy.love the kittys never used this cart maybe i should use it not.love the embossing for the treat bugs.very cute sentiaments.love the check boxes on the first set of stamps.but love the other stamp set also.tfs

CarolynG said...

Your projects are FABULOUS!! I LOVE everyone of them. My favorite stamp set is the Build a Valentine set. I am now a new follower!! TFS

littlen said...

wonderful projects. tfs. i'm a long time follower. thanks for the chance to win. i like the build a valentine set the best.
littlen44 at gmail dot com

Melissa said...

Lovely projects, just wonderful!! I love the always and forever stamps!

Thanks for the chance to win.

mzcherub at gmail dot com

Rae Ann said...

Love your projects
Rae Ann O.
http://joyinart.blogspot.com

Debbie said...

I love all your projects, but those kittens are purr-fect thanks
my favorite stamp set for right now is Always and forever because you can use it for v-day but also wedding and anniversary cards thanks
upnurse at aol dot com

Carol said...

Beautiful Valentine projects! I love the inside and out 1 & 2 sets. Thank you for sharing.

ScrapMyWay said...

Your candy holders are so sweet! I especially love the tube ones with the rosette! The tent one is also fun for so many different occasions. LOVE to win the Build a Valentine set....TFS
Creative Wishes,
Claire
www.scrapmyway.blogspot.com

Kathy Salido said...

Wow Kate, all your projects are so fantastic!! I love the kid's treat bags!! My favorite sets are always and forever, inside & out #2 and candy corn kisses!!
Kathy
salido99@msn.com
http://3spoileddogs.blogspot.com/

Karen said...

Love all the quick project. Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring. I think I like the Build a Valentine set the best right now. I need to win it :) or buy it. Maybe I'll be the lucky one this week.

Karen said...

Love all the quick project. Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring. I think I like the Build a Valentine set the best right now. I need to win it :) or buy it. Maybe I'll be the lucky one this week.

Amy said...

OMG- your projects are all sooo cute! Love the rosettes, fun cards and treat bags- you did an awesome job!! Thanks for all of the ideas and a chance to win! :)Amy
http://amyscraftingspace.blogspot.com

Jeanne Canning said...

I love both these stamp sets, but my favorite is build a Valentine. I love the project you made with the rosettes. Great job!

marg0006 said...

I have been a follower and enjoy your blog every chance I get. Thanks for the chance at the gieaway.
marg0006@verizon.net

MiamiKel said...

Omgoodness gracious, Kate! How much yumminess in one place!! This is just a delightful post - so much fun,I've scrolled back up and down to take it all in and not miss a single detail! Lovely, lovely work! x0x0

Linda Kaiser said...

You have been busy! I love them all!! I am so going to scraplift the cat!

Linda

Tasha said...

I love valentines day... i get to see all these wonderful projects. you did a great job. Thanks for the giveaway.

tlmiller.tasha@gmail.com

Amy E said...

All the stamp sets are awesome (I love the inside and outside stamps) but my favorite is "Always and Forever" since that was partly the theme of our wedding and our anniversary is coming up. How cool would it be to have that stamp set for an anniversary card?!

amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com
scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

Cricut Couple said...

Oh Kate... if I am the winner, please pick someone else... I just had to leave some love with all of these INCREDIBLE designs! I couldn't possibly pick anything as a favorite because it's all wonderful! I haven't had Smarties in YEARS! I LOVE THOSE THINGS!!! So much better than M&Ms... Although the M&M commercials are pretty great! Hee! Hee! Hugs!

Stephanie said...

I love all your projects. One of my Favorites is Build a Valentine. I am a new follower.
stuff@gt.rr.com
http://cricutmimi.blogspot.com

Besthobbyeva said...

Wow you have been very busy!! All the projects are sooo awesome!! Great job, the cat card is tooo cute!!

Laurie

Rhonda Emery said...

thank you kate for joining us at decorate to celebrate.

Lisa said...

Wow, Kate, you have been busy!! All of your projects are simply fabulous!! Each one is creative and beautiful!! I really love the cello bags with the frog and ladybug!! So cute!! And both stamp sets are so awesome but the Always and Forever is my fav!! Thanks so much for the chance to win :)

Lisa
indymermaid.blogspot.com

Sherrie K. said...

WOWZERS Kate....you have been a busy girl. Your projects are absolutely AMAZING!!!So fun and inspirational. I wish I could reach thru my screen and grag that bag of heart shaped jujubes..yummy!
Your projects rock and I love both of these stamp sets...thanks for a chance!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Rosie said...

Love your projects they are adorable!!!!!!!

Been a follower :)

If i win new to her stamp line, any one will do!!!!

rosiemini@gmail.com
www.scraplovingminis.blogspot.com

Georgiana said...

WOW! All your projects were amazing. They just got better and better as I scrolled down the page. I thought you were busy?!?!? Where did you find the time to create?

Love your projects,
Georgiana
Carson's Creations

Homespun Elegance said...

I am absolutely in LOVE with all of these projects! You are so creative!!

Thank you so much for sharing with us!

Jess @ homespunelegance.blogspot.com

Sandy said...

It looks like you are all set for Valentine's Day and all of these are so cute.
I'd love to win but I can't decide between the Inside and Out set #1, and the Jingle All The Way Set. All the sets at My Craft Spot are wonderful, but these two are truely needed.

Tasha said...

Oh my goodness. I love your treat bags. They are so adorable as well as the rest of your projects. You did an awesome job.
http://www.scrapbrat07.blogspot.com

Kris said...

So cute! I love the Merry Christmas set the best!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Jean said...

All of your projects are great! I really have to get me some of those cello bags, because they make such cute treats. Thanks for playing along with us at Decorate to Celebrate.

Tracey said...

Wow Kate...you have been so busy! So many creative ideas, love them all. What great stamp sets..full of great sentiments.

Frances said...

Wonderful Valentines projects, love the goodie bag with the frog. Thanks for the giveaway and thank you for your visit to my blog and lovely comment. Hugs, Frances.

Missy said...

Oh my, all of your projects are just incredible! I love the little tags you made, as well as those smarty candy holders, so cute!

Sabrina said...

Kate, I'm sorry I haven't been commenting on your blog. I've had so much going on, but all is good. Your projects are all so adorable! You have been one busy girl! I love them all, they are all so cute and fun. Great job!
xx

PinkBlingCrafter said...

OMG! Kate LOVE all you projects so adorable and cute!! Love the goodie bags with the tags!! Thank you for joining us over at Decorate to Celebrate!
Hugs,
Norma

Amy said...

Kate!! Everything is SPECTACULAR!! WOW WOW WOW!! I always forget about "candy tents" -- that's such a cool way to make up some quick treats!! Wow, I just love everything so much!! I would like to try those Smarties (we have Smarties here too, but they are just round bricks of flavored sugar -- blech! Better than m&ms sounds YUMMY!!)...


Thanks so much for decorating your celebrations at the Decorate To Celebrate! Challenge Blog!

Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com
and Decorate To Celebrate!

Angi Barrs said...

EEEK...Super adorable projects Kate. Love the toppers. :)

Jayne said...

Wow Kate,love all your projects they are all so pretty!Hard to choose a favourite but do love the tent treat bags.
Jayne x

Vickie said...

WOW what cute valentine projects. I simply can't chose a favorite cause they are all so super cute. TFS and for the chance to win some of these amazing stamps.