Sunday, February 13, 2011

Valentine Treat Bags

Happy Valentine's Day to all!  I put 50 of these cute little treat bags together for my kindergartners!  I found the small paper bags at Target, and filled them with a fruit snack, mini-eraser, and mini-notepad.  I topped each off with the Top Note Sizzix die (from Stampin' Up), which were stamped using the hearts from the SU Sheltering Tree set.  I also stamped a heart from "Love Matters" and "Made From Scratch" on a white circle, and mounted it on a larger red circle.  These were used to cover the staple in the middle of the bag to protect my kiddos from sharp staple ends.  Though I tried to keep the project pretty straight forward, it ended up taking me approximately two hours to punch, stamp, stuff, staple, and adhere everything.  I know they will be ripped apart with little appreciation, BUT, at least I got to "get my craft on".  :o)  ~Hoppy Crafting!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Happy Birthday Flower-To Distress or NOT to Distress?

I did it again.  I used Stampin' Up's Build a Blossom stamp set and punch to make some more cards!  I had a request from a friend of mine, to make some in a particular color scheme (green/pink), and I love how they turned out!  Textured cardstock is from DCWV The Midnight Spell stack.  I used the  diamond Sizzix embossing folder to add dimension to the background, and used my sanding tool to distress the top one, but left the other "normal".  I used pink cardstock with SU Pixie Pink ink to stamp the petals from the Build A Blossom set, then punched them out.  For the center and sentiment, I used Wild Wasabi ink, and sentiments from a birthday stamp from StampCraft, and SU Sincere Salutations. 
~Hoppy Crafting!