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Monday, January 16, 2012

I Dig Dinosaurs Valentines

I knew when I saw the Dinoroar stamp set that I would be using it for Valentine's Day.  Doesn't this set make the cutest valentines.  I think these are perfect for little boys to give out to their friends and classmates.

Materials:
  • Stamp Set:  Dinoroar (122537)
  • Ink:  Old Olive, Pacific Point and Pumpkin Pie Classic Stamp Pads
  • Card Stock:  Whisper White, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Pacific Point
  • Punch:  Small Heart (117193)
















Sunday, January 15, 2012

Mini Valentine Cards and Envelopes

I love the way this Valentine's project came out.  These little cards with matching scalloped envelopes are another excellent choice for kids to give out at school.  I was lucky enough to get several packages of the pink and red designer paper from Stampin' Up's Clearance rack during the Clearance Blitz making this a very economical project for me.

The little cards are flat and measure 2" x 3" which is the perfect size to fit into the scallop envelopes which I cut out using Stampin' Up's Scallop Envelope die and my Big Shot Machine.
 
Materials:
  • Stamp Set:  Delightful Dozen (122652)
  • Ink:  Real Red & Pretty In Pink Classic Ink Pads
  • Card Stock:  Real Red, Pretty In Pink, Whisper White, Silver Glimmer Paper (124005)
  • Designer Paper:  Real Red & Pretty In Pink (No longer available in the Clearance Rack but still available in the Patterns Designer Series Paper Stacks)
  • Punches:  Decorative Label (120907), Small Heart (117193)
  • Tools:  Big Shot Die Cutting Machine (113439), Scallop Envelope Die (113462)




Saturday, January 14, 2012

Valentine Pencil Treat Bags


Are you getting ready for Valentine's Day?  I am!  I have been crazy busy getting my Etsy shopped loaded up with lots of Valentine's goodies. Here is one of the items that I recently made for the shop.  They are Valentine pencil treat bags. Won't these be great for kids to give out at school?  

I saw the Valentine pencils in the Target $1 bin and immediately knew they were a perfect fit for Stampin' Up's! 1" x 8" cello bags.  The colors are also an excellent match to some of Stampin' Up!'s colors.  So guess what...I cleaned off the shelf. 

These were really easy to make.

Instructions:


  1. Cut a piece of card stock 1 3/4 x 3 1/2" 
  2. Score at 1 3/4" (so that when folded it measures 1 3/4 x 1 3/4)
  3. Inserted a pencil into the bag and sealed it.
  4. Fold and staple the scored card stock over the top of the bag. 
  5. Punch out a coordinating scallop square and heart and attached them to cover the staple. 


That's it! See, super easy!


Materials:
  • Card Stock:  Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo, Real Red, Pretty in Pink and Whisper White
  • Punch:  Scallop Square (119884), Heart to Heart (119881)
  • Accessories:  1 x 8" Cello Bags (124134), Pencils (Target $1 Bin), Staples


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