Thursday, January 22, 2009

A Couple of Sweet Valentines!!

Today's Ways to Use it Challenge on Split Coast was to alter patterned paper to make it special. I've been making crafts to sell at my church for Valentine's Day and I needed to create something to decorate some pretty red heart shaped glass bottles I bought on sale last year at Michaels (they were 50 cents each as I recall - great buy - I just had to store them all year and remember that I had them for this year!!)

I chose to stamp on my patterned paper and punch it with a scalloped heart punch and attach it to the pretty bottles.

I tied a narrow grosgrain ribbon around the neck and filled it with candy Conversation Hearts.I love how they came out! A simple adornment but very effective I think!

I just got the stamp and paper in the mail today from Danielle (DPKennedy on SCS) as part of some wonderful blog candy I won on her blog last week - Thanks for getting them to me so quickly Danielle!!

Stamps: Heart: Inkadinkado Gem Stone Hearts, xoxo: PTI Sweet Love
Paper: DP: Sabrina 6x6 paper set Making Memories
Ink: True Black: PTI
Accessories: marvy heart punch, ping grosgrain ribbon: Michaels, Conversation Candy Hearts: Necco

And here is a 2nd Valentine's Day craft I made for our sale - once again using containers I got at Michaels last year on sale (again 50 cents each!) These are red and white heart shaped ceramic dishes.

I didn't decorate the dishes at all - but chose to fill them with red and white basket filler paper and a clear treat bags (from Michaels candy aisle) filled with jellied candy hearts (CVS) and tied with grosgrain ribbons.

I made the cute narrow cards to tuck inside the dish. Each card is 1 1/2" x 8 1/2" Kraft card stock folded in half (pieces left over from the Velentine Origami Boxes I made here.) I stamped on a piece of white card stock 1 1/4" x 4" and adhered it to the folded Kraft piece. The XOXO is a $1 stamp from Michaels - and the hugs and kisses as well as the Happy Valentines Day inside are from the Sweet Love set by Papertrey Ink.

Stamps: XOXO: Michaels $1 stamp Studio G, Hugs & Kisses, Happy Valentine's Day: PTI Sweet Love set

Paper: Kraft, White: PTI

Ink: True Black: PTI, L'amore Red: Palette

Accessories: Ribbon: Michaels, clear treat bags: Michaels, Red & White Heart Shaped ceramic dishes: Michaels, Jellied hearts: CVS

I hope you are inspired by my Valentines Crafts - easy peasy to make if you have the containers or something similar. Thanks so much for coming by today!


jacque4u2c said...

I wouldn't be suprised if one person didn't come in and snatch these all up. What a great gift. They are adorable.

dpkennedy said...

Wow, are you fast or what?! Love the heart bottles-super cute! And those adorable dishes with the candy hearts, yum! Great projects!

Sue said...

Fun! I have to remember to get my little heart bottles out too! Thanks for the inspiration! I enjoyed your snow pics too!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

You are so ultra creative!! I love both ideas. The glass hearts are just charming!! And the little dishes with the mini notes are darling!! Fantastic projects!!

Joan Ervin said...

These are such awesome projects, Julia....the bottle filled with candy is the coolest and what a great little dish filled with candy!!! Hope you had a great time on your vacation...glad to see you back home safe and sound!!!

My lifes inky escape and more said...

Wow! These are adorable! I saw this stuff at Michaels the other day and it never dawned on me to do something like this!

One4Joy said...

wonderfully creative, Julia! especially love the altered DP. and all those heartful blessings that will be bought at the craft fair!

Betty Wright aka gbedwright said...

Julia, both projects are fabulous!!!!! Love the top one with the scalloped heart, and the little heart shaped bowl is terrific, too!!! Great work!!!

jdmommy said...

Julia, these Valentine crafts are fabulous! It never occurred to me to check the candy aisle for treat bags...what is wrong with me??? I'm going to case both of these this week. My grands will love them! thanks for sharing, GF!!!

Corie said...

These are just precious