Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Mojo Monday 123

Hi there! It's been awhile since I did a Mojo Monday sketch... and last time I did (back in November) my card was selected as one of the 21 finalists... woohoo! Anyway, I was working on altering this SU skinny tin when I saw the sketch this week. I thought, hey that works!

Here is my altered skinny tin:

I stayed with the red-and-white theme for Valentine. The flower is made of tissue (yep! tissue!) and I got the idea from Patti Lee's blog here. I only have the scallop circle punch so I used that for my flower, sponged the edges in real red ink, and "roughed"up the flower a bit. LOL. The instructions for using the scallop corner punch alongside the scallop trim border punch can be found in Gretchen Barron's blog here. And if you noticed I used a lot of punches - from the corner punch, to the scallop oval and wide oval punches, to the scallop trim and corner punches.

Oh wait, you have to check out what's inside my tin! Yummy Hershey minis - and the tin fit 12 pieces. I also used Sending Love DSP for these babies.

Stamp: Oval All

Ink: Real Red

Paper: Real Red, WHisper White; Sending Love DSP

Accessories: SU Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, SU skinny tin, scallop corner an trim border punch, 1/2" circle punch, scallop circle punch, scallop oval and wide oval punches, scallop corner and trim border punch, heart-to-heart punch; glitter red cardstock from Marcella K.

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Valentine Fancy Favor Boxes

Hi there! I had two pieces of red cardstock ran through the Big Shot and the Fancy Favor die - from Christmas... a few weeks ago! It had been laying around on my table - can you imagine that? Was not too sure how I would decorate the box, and now here we are in January. I took out my Sending Love DSP, took out some punches, borrowed my neighbor's "Love You Much" set, and this is what I came up with:

Stamp: Love You Much
Ink: Real Red
Paper: Cardstock in Real Red, Choco Chip, Whisper White; Sending Love DSP; glitter paper from Marcella K
Accessories: SU Scallop circle punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, 1 1/4" circle punch, small heart punch; Big Shot, Fancy Favor Die. pink square brads, red satin ribbon.

Below is my second version. This time I trimmed off the edge and placed a white cardstock using the Scallop Trim Edge punch. I punched a hole using my 1 3/4" circle punch and adhered a Sweet Treat cup - made it look like a bay window. I then punched out "Happy Valentine's Day" using my Modern Label punch and adhered it at the bottom. My fancy favor box looked mighty dainty, don't you think so?

Stamp: Holidays and Wishes
Ink: Choco Chip
Paper: Cardstock in Real Red, Whisper White; Sending Love DSP
Accessories: Scallop Trim Edge punch, modern label punch; Sweet Treat cup; Big Shot and Fancy Favor Die.
I can't decide which one I like better.... Hmmmm, maybe I will just fill it up with goodies and sweet treats and see who grabs 'em!
Thanks for looking!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Valentine Love Train

Hi there! I bought this awesome Love Express tutorial from SU demo Gretchen Barron last week and I could not wait to try it! With this tutorial, I did not have to reinvent the wheel! So much easier! Also, Gretchen's tutorial provided alternatives in case you do not have the box and milk carton dies. Lucky for me, I have the milk carton die. And I must say, my train came out absolutely splendid! It was so much fun making it! My two younger children were so astounded to see the final product - their eyes popped out to see a cardstock train! And each child wanted his or her own train with their preferred colors! Hahaha.

I changed a few things though. I used my new Scallop Trim Edge punch, instead of the Heart Trim punch because that is what I have. I also punched out the eyes instead of using the epoxy brads. Lastly I used a big silver binder clip and attached sheer ribbons on the clip handles. I might add my daughter's name using SU's alphabet dies. :) My finished train is approximately 22 inches long..... Can't wait to fill this train up with goodies!

Stamp: none (unbelievable)
Ink: none
Paper: Cardstock in real red, pretty in pink, choco chip, pink pirouette, basic black, whisper white; Sending Love DSP
Accessories: gold brads, Big Shot, milk carton die, Heart treat cups, modern label punch, different SU round punches, crystal effects, large tab punch, scallop trim edge punch, sheer polka dot ribbon from Michaels.
Thanks for looking!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Valentine M&Ms

Hello there! After taking a long break from blogging, I am back.

I am getting ready for Valentine's Day by making V cards and treats. I chanced upon this post and thought - THIS is the perfect inexpensive but CLASSY way of giving out treats this year. You know how as a mom, you get conscious of how much you will need to spend for treats for your child's class. Then what if you have three kids? Ugh do the math! and it's not a pretty picture.

So with my friend Kay, we loaded up pink, purple and white M&Ms into these small clear bags and attached tags on them! Voila! Aren't they just darling? You betcha my kids will be popular this Valentine's Day! Hihihi...

Each finished piece measured approximately 6 inches long. There are 20 pieces of M&Ms in each bag.

I put them on my clear Starbucks mug....for display on the table! Lovely centerpiece huh?

Supplies used:
Stamp: Happy Hearts Day
Ink: chocolate chip
Paper: Melon Mambo, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, Elegant Eggplant
Accessories: SU large and small tag punch, clear plastic bags, ribbons from Michaels.

Thanks for looking!

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