Saturday, 28 January 2012

Sweetheart Treat Box

Here's another project for our upcoming rubber stamping class. This fast and easy Sweetheart Treat Box can be made with any designer card stock or your own hand-stamped decorative 12 by 12-inch card stock.

Tools used: Sizzix die for treat box, Big Shot Pro, Stampin’ Up Sweetheart stamp set, Stampin’ Up Heart of Hearts Embosslits die, ribbon, designer card stock
Put together the box, gluing strategically.

Use the Heart of Hearts Embosslits die to cut and emboss two hearts from designer paper. Ink up the Be Mine heart stamp with Riding Hood Red and stamp onto white card stock; make two hearts; trim them.

Put together red and white hearts, and stick them on the box.

Fill the box with treats for your honey.

Close up the box and decorate with ribbon.

Valentine Calendar

In early January, some of my fellow stamping friends were making lovely creative calendars. I wanted to make one with my stamping club, but our first class isn't until February 1st. By now, they are more interested in Valentine's cards and projects.

My husband, who is very supportive of my hobby and craft but doesn't really 'get it,' suggested: Why don't you make a Valentine Calendar? Okay, I was dismissive at first, but then I thought about it and realized, "What a clever idea!"

The Valentine's Day Calendar was born, featuring a Sizzix mini album die and Stampin' Up's You Are Loved stamp set.

Stamp Set: You are Loved

Ink: Riding Hood Red

Extras: Heart Texture Plate, Sizzix Mini Album Die, Soft Suede Taffeta Ribbon, Brads

Cardstock: Riding Hood Red, Soft Suede/Tan, Decorative/Designer Paper

Die cut pieces: 
1 Large Red (Back)
1 Medium Tan (Middle/Embossed)
1 Small Red (Top/Stamped)
1 Small Designer (Bottom Edge)

Use Riding Hood Red to ink up the heart stamp from the You Are Loved set; stamp onto tan (Soft Suede) card stock. Trim out the heart.

Select a texture plate with lots of little hearts or some other heart motif. Use it to run the medium-sized tan die cut piece through the Big Shot.

Take the small red die cut paper piece and stamp flowers randomly using the Riding Hood Red ink pad. Make sure some of your flowers go off the edge of the piece.

Put together the small red, medium tan, and decorative bottom edge pieces.

Make sure that the overall size does not exceed the size of the large red piece that will go on the back.

Take calendar pieces and punch holes in top corners.

Adhere the December calendar to the tan/middle section.

Use the holes previously punched as guides and punch holes through the tan section.

Add the rest of the calendar pages, ending with February on top. Clasp them in place by using the colored brads.

Attach the heart to this piece using pop up adhesives.

Finish the calendar by adding the large red piece to the back of the calendar.

Enlarge holes at the top using a hole punch.

Take the tan ribbon and add knots (so ribbon will not slip. Tie a ribbon at the front.