Posts Tagged ‘valentines’

Little LolliPot

Isn’t this cute?  It’s the new template from Creations By AR.

Now, my computer that is hooked up to my cutting machine blew up this week.  I wasn’t happy.  Now What??  Well, I went old school, using Adela’s simple & sweet templates, I made this in less than 15 minutes with scissors.

Lolli-Pop and  It’s Bow Easy are the templates I’m showing you today.

Be sure to check out the other DT’s take on this little LolliPot.







Not sure what the other girls have in their treat box, but … under my bow there’s …

… something different that a lollipop.

omm nomm nomm … Baileys chocolate truffles.

Be sure to check out Adela’s templates!

DIY Valentine Wreath

I’ve seen round wreaths made out of foam pipe covers, but who want a round wreath when you can have a heart shaped one?  DD wants one for her room too.  This craft takes under 10 minutes to make & all you need is a coat hanger, one of those foam pipes ($1.79 from the hardware store), 3 feather boas from the dollar store and a very understanding hubbie who doesn’t mind an uber girly front door.

Form the coat hanger into the design you want … Valentines … heart!

Cut the foam to length & wrap around the coat hanger.

Remove the plastic from the foam so that it sticks.

Tape the ends with packing tape or duct tape.

Okay, when I unravelled the boas from the package … they had little strings attached to either end, where the feathers strung onto.  Handy for hooking onto the hanger.

Wrap.  It took about 3 boas for me to get a puffy look.

When you get to the end of one, tie them together … the string is well hidden in the mass of feathers.

What a fun mess!

And we’re done.

Hang it on your door & see what the boys in your house think.  The girls love it.

Homemade Service Cover: Fancy Food!

I was looking online for ideas on how do dress up a dinner plate for my love for Valentine’s Day & I saw Service Plate Warmers.  My Mum used to use an upside down pot for us as kids if we were late for dinner, but you get the idea.  Even the “inexpensive” ones that you see say at a hotel for room service … 4 of those are $64.  MAN!   So then I got to thinking.  I have a silver bowl & I could pick up some knobs, inexpensive ones in the kitchen supply hardware section.

The knobs were on sale for $1.79, reg $3 I think.  The bowl was $6, not on sale.  Still you might even have an extra one in your cupboard.  It’s easier to drill, if it has a flat bottom, which I think most bowls do.

Here’s what I’ve learned from drilling metal today.  Use masking tape to mark a spot to drill.  Take a hammer & nail and start the hole by hammering before you start to drill.  DO NOT RUSH the drill or you will do what I did & scratch the top.  Crap.  Then I had to come up with a quick fix.  I didn’t have a super big washer, but I had these little metal labels.  It covers up the scratch nicely.

On the inside of the bowl, if you are week like me & can’t cut off the screw that is too long.  Use some washers to lengthen & secure it a bit.

That’s it.  I thought for $8 I did alright!  Now I just need to plan the Valentines meal for under the Service Plate Cover.

Creations by AR Valentine Hop!

It’s a Valentine Blog Hop hosted by Creations By AR!

Each of the Design Team are part of the hop to give away two new templates: Shadow Box Frame & Surprise Purse.

Come visit all the DT’s:

Adela Rossol

Julia Moss

Lisa Somerville

Magdalena Cortez

Mandy Gill

Maria Bell

Patti J. Gilliam

Sue Kment

Amy –> that’s me! And here’s what I made to show you …

The fun thing about this shadow box, is you can put anything in it to personalize it:

The second template is a cute surprise purse.  Now the beauty of Adela’s templates is they are not only adorable, but sizeable.  The unmodified size, fits a gift card, but if you size it down to 50% you get a barbie purse … WAH!

This would be fun to give the the little Valentine girl in your home!

How do you enter into this giveaway? Just leave a comment for your chance to win.
Winners will be announced Thursday! Be sure to visit all the Design Team’s blog & leave a message of love. Each blog will give away BOTH new templates.
Special thanks to Adela of Creations By AR for these adorable templates!

Valentine Template GIVEAWAY Blog HOP!

Oh my Adela has been busy making some GORGEOUS TEMPLATES!  Join in on the Blog Hop with Design Team of Creations by AR!

What’s the PRIZE:  One winner per blog of a Valentine template of their choice from Adela of Creations by AR!

Each designer will pick one random winner — so leave some LOVE and you could be one of the lucky ones! Each designer will announce their winner on Wednesday, Jan 26.  Check out all the blogs & increase your chance of winning!

Magdalena Cortez
Andrea Budjack
Mandy Gill
Maria Bell
Nikki Schmaltz
Silvia Mabie
Adela Rossol

Amy {that’s here }

The template I used is called “Home Tweet Home” it’s this adorable little bird cage that you could put goodies in or little love birds, like I did:

The DSP paper is from Stampin’ Up! as well as the little die cut birds.  The square scalloped bottom is using some nestabilities:

Here’s one more of the many templates you could win!

It’s called “Isn’t She Lovely Dress” & it would be adorable for any girl or bridal shower type special occasion:

And here’s one more of the many templates you could win!

It’s the Heart Box!

The beauty thing that I love about Digi Files is that you can size it to WHATEVER you want.  I sized mine to 50%, because I was low on pink paper & voilà:

I tied mine a bit different than the template.  The box style Adela designed is so sturdy, it could handle being “sewn” with Raffia:

You can put whatever goodies you want & tie it up securely.

Have fun ya’ll & hop, hop, hop for your chances to win!  Leave a comment in this entry, and more even more chances to win, at the other DT’s sites too!

I love shoe.

This week’s 3D Challenge at Paper Craft Planet, 3D96, comes from Adela.  Adela provided us this cute PDF Heart Basket!  Instead of punching the ribbon at the top, I did it at the side with these cute eyelets.

Very Quick to put together.

Anybody Recognize the embellishment?  Anybody?

Retro Shoe Clip.  I had some in my embellishment drawer.  Too much fun & it dresses up the little package nicely.

Be Sure to check out Links for more fun interpretations!

Heart Box Template

Well, I’m back to school in a few days, full time school + full time Mum of 3 busy kids + Chief Cook & Bottle Wash & Dog Walker = Little to No crafting time & a very loving & tired DH to boot!

So I thought I’d play a bit today before the wave hits me.  I’ve made a heart box template.  (I got the idea from a “Dora & Diego” box I saw last year).  You could put cellophane window or just a baggie of goodies inside, like I did.

I’ve put my Heart Box SVG up here, if you would like to download it!

There are also some other matching hearts svg’s too.

Otherwise you can print out this:

Once you have it cut:

Then Score it.

Then fold it up!

Use Adhesives on all sides, except one, which you can punch holes for brads or ribbon.  This makes it easy to open & close.

Here’s the back:

To put goodies in!

Hope you have fun!

I’ve Been Pinked

I’ve been having bunches of fun with the Moxie Fab World Trigger Tuesdays lately.  This week’s inspiration photo, You’ve Been Pinked, was chosen by Julie Masse with this Girl’s Birthday Party Candy Bar Photo:

I knew what I wanted to do with this challenge.  I must say, It took me forever to find where I first saw the blooming hearts idea.  What a pain, I should have book marked it, because it obviously stuck in my brain when I made the card.  Here is a  Blooming flowers idea, although I’m not sure that that’s where I first saw the idea.  Sorry whoever it was, but this is my take:

Used:  Stampin’ Up  Sweet Heart STamp Set, K & Company Wild Raspberry Dsigner Paper, ColorBox Brown Chalk Ink, Dimensionals, White CS, Martha Stewart Scoring Board, Corner Rounder, Tim Holtz Stamp, White EP, Versa Mark Ink, Pink Rick Rack.

Home is where …

This week’s Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge, #65, was Sleepless in Seattle.  Good Valentine movie!

One of my favourite  clips from this movie is of the boy calling into the radio station from his boat house home.

This is my take of his boat house home.  Fill it with candy maybe?  Not sure yet.  Actually, this is already Liam’s so a little Bat Man Lego guy is probably occupying it right now.

The mini house template I found at (free) Pierres Paper Models.  Anyone with any more patience than I have with a 4 year old circling wanting to help, can totally build a better home than I.

Used Pierre Paper Model Template, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Martha Stewart Doily Heart Edge Punch, Stampin’ Up! All God’s Children, Purely Pomegranate Ink & CS, Kraft CS, Close to Cocoa CS, Close to Cocoa Marker, Dimensionals, Word Window Punch.

U R Sweet

MoxieFabWorld’s Tuesday Trigger Challenge is up & here is the fun inspiration photo Alicia Thelin chose this fun piece from Vintage Heart Boxes (The Red Thread)

My take on the card, is pretty much straight forward.  I cheated & used an old Martha Stewart Magazine for the paper, using Creative Memories small & large heart punches.  I wished I had had a Nestability rectangle die, but I didn’t so I used my exacto knife to cut out the Kraft Trim.  Martha also supplied the stamp, from her Valentine’s clear stamps, in Riding Hood Red Stampin’ Up Ink.