I just love Valentine's Day - not because of anything I might receive - I just love all the hearts, the red and white colors, all the lovely boxes of chocolates, jelly hearts, and of course - all the cute little cards - like the kind we used to give each other as kids in school!
Every year, two stamping friends and I have a sale at our church of Valentine goodies to make money for the church. Here are some of the things I made this year.
First up are some sweet little corked bottles that I found in Michaels in the Wedding aisle. I filled them with M&M's, added a 'be my valentine' sentiment at the base, and tied a glittery punched heart around the neck using some white wrinkled seam tape.
an arrowed heart and sentiment on these cute little drawstring muslin bags - I found them at a garden shop - you could either buy them separately (which I did) or fill them with potpouri they were also selling. I filled these with cherry jelly hearts.
First are these cute little Sizzix Die pups - see how different they look with different papers - and check out their eyes - the first two are looking to the pup on the right - and that one is looking straight at us! All a matter of where you put the pupils! Inside I stamped You're doggone great! Happy Valentine's Day.
a Tim Holtz die, the front and back are attached from the neck up with ScorTape. I punched the hearts, stamped them with Be Mine, and tied wrinkled seam tape around their necks - and added a 'coal' rhinestone eye! I love how the wrinkled seam tape seems to be blowing in the wind that is making the snowman hold his hat on. I cut a little off the base of Frosty so that he would stand up!
little squirrel and sentiment are stamped on a Vintage Cream circle that is adhered to the inside of the card so you see it through the circle cut out.
the Valentine sentiment to the bottom corner so you don't see it until you open the card.
Villa Sorgenfrei Etsy shop - for the Inspiration Challenge over on Splitcoast this past Saturday.
So there you go - some easy, quick to work up ideas for Valentine's treats and cards!
Stamps: Tiny Treats: Valentines - PTI
Paper: White - PTI, sparkly card stock - Michaels
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: heart punch - EK Success, wrinkled seam tape - Prairie Bird Boutique Etsy Shop, word window punch -SU
Muslin treat bags:
Stamps: My Heart - Waltzingmouse
Ink: Ranger Distress Festive Berries, Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: muslin bags - from a garden shop.
Stamps: inside (not shown) - Tiny Treats: Valentine - PTI
Paper: white, true black, pure poppy, patterned papers - PTI, brown bazzill
Accessories: Dog/Puppy Bigz die - Sizzix, Scor Tape
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Sweethearts
Paper: white, pure poppy - PTI, patterned papers - retired SU
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
punch - EK Success, wrinkled seam tape - Prairie Bird Boutique Etsy
Shop, snowman die - Winter Wonder Tim Holtz Alterations, black
rhinestone - Kaiser Craft
Nuts for You:
Stamps: Papertrey Ink - My Puny Valentine
Paper: vintage cream, pure poppy, true black - PTI, Cordinations brown, Brushed gold - SU
Ink: Memento Potters Clay, Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: circle Nestabilities, small heart punch - McGill, retro circles embossing folder - Sizzix Tim Holtz