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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Valentine Treats

Another holiday laced with chocolate and other sweets! We're barely over Christmas and now we're overdosing on sugar once again. And I'm aiding and abetting.

You'll notice that I used the rub-ons Stampin' Up! offered for a limited time on the cello bag toppers and even on one of the bags itself (I'd have done that on all of them if I'd thought of it sooner).

But the new twist for candy was the use of the petal cone die as a candy-filled ornament. I should probably have taken an even closer shot of these, but I think you can tell what they look like from this shot. After punching a hole in the front of the cone with the 1-inch circle punch, I backed it with a piece of window sheet. Each scallop frame is somewhat different--one is punched from retired designer series paper, while the others are punched from this year's dsp. However, on one of them, I first stamped the scallop image from the Love You Much stamp set. Punching the center from that with my 1-inch circle punch helped me center the whole in the scallop circle. I was off-center on one, so I added the little heart-shaped piece of card stock to disguise the imbalanced effect.

Products Used:
Love You Much stamp set, 1133756, $25.95
Petal Cone Bigz L Die, 121810, $32.95 (Occasions Mini Catalog)
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, 113439, $99.95
1" Circle Medium Punch, 119868, $10.95
1-3/4" Scallop Circle Punch, 119854, $16.95
Heart to Heart Extra-Large Punch, 119881, $16.95
Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad, 119670, $5.95
Window Sheets Thick, 114324, $6.95 for 2 sheets 12" x 12" (could use medium)
Melon Mambo Textured Card Stock, 121077, $11.95, 20 sheets, 2, each in 10 colors, 12"x 12"
Real Red Card Stock, 102482, $6.95, 24 sheets, 8-1/2" x 11"
Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack, Subtles, 117152, $19.95, 40 sheets 12" x 12"
5/8" Satin Ribbon, Pretty in Pink, 117289, $8.95, 15 yards
1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, Very Vanilla, 109026, $4.95, 15 yards


Terry Blais said...

Super cute projects! Thanks for following me... I'm now following you! Have a Happy Valentine's Day!

Julz said...

Very cute! Thanks for following me! I'm following you too! :)