Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Pink and Green


This was my "go to" color combo in high school and college (I know -- I am planting myself firmly in the '80s when I tell you that!). But I saw this particular Regal Rose/Pink Pirouette/Certainly Celery combo in the Spring/Summer Idea Book and had to give it a whirl. And I have to say I never imagined how much use I would get out of that "Baroque Motifs" set. Wow!
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Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day!


So this is the one for my own special Valentine -- who as it turns out, never gets cards from me anymore! (Remember the old saying about the cobbler's children needing new shoes???). This one is very much like my Valentine -- uncluttered, and to the point!
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Thursday, February 12, 2009

More Love You Much!


This clean and simple Valentine's greeting is made with the pieces of the "Love You Much" bundle. The heart is from the stamp set, and the paper is more from Candy Lane. The coordinating cardstock is Pink Pirouette and that is Riding Hood Red ribbon and ink. I saw a few examples online where the ribbon was tied around the heart and I really liked the look!
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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

You Still Have Time to Make These!


I'm not kidding! These "mini pizza boxes" are easy to make -- and for these I used the pieces of the "Love You Much" bundle with some coordinating cardstock. I loved the stamp sentiment that said "Hugs and Kisses" because that made these boxes perfect for -- well -- Hershey's Hugs and Kisses! These are going to school for our teachers....

The cutting and measuring instructions are in THIS tutorial over at Splitcoast.

Or the quick and easy version.

6" x 10" piece of cardstock.
In the trimmer long ways -- score in one inch down each side.
Flip the cardstock and score at 1", 5", 6", and 10".
Clip all the intersections to make flaps that can be secured with sticky strip and assemble the box.

I matted Candy Lane DSP for the tops of the boxes, added the 1 1/4" inch grosgrain (love it!), and stamped the sentiment. Then I filled them with all the candy I didn't eat first!
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