Easy Heart Treats

I kept seeing these adorable heart shaped treat holders on Pinterest but everyone linked to a foreign demonstrator with instructions in french.  Unfortunately for me I don’t know any french.  I finally found one with some photographs with measurements in centimeters so I started with that and tried to convert to inches and round it up to make it even.  Played around with it a little bit until I got measurements that worked for me. They are much easier to make than they might seem.  So let’s get to it.

I started by creating this version for my Stamper’s Club.  This was one of their February club projects and uses the All My Love Designers Series paper.  The stamp set I used for my words is Petal Palette. The little box on the inside holds a Lindor Truffle – the strawberries & cream version for Valentine’s Day.  Cut your strip of Designer Series paper to be 1-1/2″ wide and 12″ long.  Fold it in half.  Then put some tear & tape on the end on the outside and curl the two ends together to form the heart. 

To make the box I used a 3-1/2″ square of card stock – Lovely Lipstick for this one.  Score all four sides at 1″ and snip two sides and fold to form a box.  The tear & tape is perfect for this project.  Use it to create the box and then use it on the bottom and one end to add the box inside the heart. 

Supply List

  • All My Love Designer Series Paper
  • Lovely Lipstick card stock
  • Petal Palette stamp set
  • Lovely Lipstick ink
  • Whisper White card stock
  • Whisper White Baker’s Twine
  • 1/8″ hand held punch
  • Tear & Tape

After my stamp club made these I decided to make another one as an alternate project for my January Paper Pumpkin kit.  I added the Animal Expedition Designer Series paper – which coordinates with the kit and the Baker’s twine to make some of these hearts out of the kit contents.

The box for this project comes from the pillow box in the paper pumpkin kit.  The stamp set, ink spot and white label are all part of the kit too.  If you’d like to see a Facebook Live video of this project and my other alternate projects from the January Be Mine Valentine kit go here.

Supply List

  • Be Mine Valentine January 2019 Paper Pumpkin Kit
  • Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper
  • Whisper White Baker’s Twine
  • 1/8″ hand held punch
  • Tear & Tape (or use the tape in the kit)

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Just for You with Lovely Foil

I shared one more card in my FB Live video from Jan. 21, 2019 that used the same suite of products as the projects in the Made to Love Class.  You can see the video here.  This card was one of the cards available in my Quick & Cute card class this past week.  It has a glimpse of the Lovely Lipstick Foil Sheets that are available through the Sale-A-Bration Promotion.  Don’t miss out on these foild sheets – they have been very popular already and are likely to sell out before we get to the end of March!

One trick on this card was that I mounted all three of the little hearts from the Meant to Be stamp set on one block.  Then I could stamp the whole group at the same time on the Crumb Cake layer of my card.  I just randomly stamped the grouping all over to create this layer.  Next I added the piece of Lovely Lipstick Foil sheet and then a strip of the All My Love Designer Series Paper. 

To finish the card I tied some of the 1/8″ Sheer Whisper White ribbon on my layer before adding it to a Thick Whisper White card base.  The greeting is stamped in Lovely Lipstick ink and adhered with dimensionals over the ribbon. This card doesn’t have to be for Valentine’s Day even though the colors and hearts suggest that.  

Supply List

  • #148626 Meant to Be stamp set
  • #148576 All My Love Designer Series paper
  • #148578 All My Love Card stock pack (use Crumb Cake)
  • #147116 Crumb Cake Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • #147140 Lovely Lipstick Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • #100730 Whisper White card stock
  • #140272 Thick Whisper White card stock
  • #144172 1/8″ Sheer Whisper White Ribbon
  • #144108 Mini Dimensionals
  • #149712 Grapefruit Grove & Lovely Lipstick Foil Sheets (FREE Sale-A-Bration choice)

Here are a few other samples from Stampin’ Up! that use the foil sheets. Place your orders in my online store – order $50 in product to get the foil sheets for free.  Each pack include 4 each of the two colors in 12 x 12 sheets. 

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Tons of Hearts

The last project from the Made with Love class was a Valentine’s Day card featuring the Meant to Be Bundle.  Included in the bundle is the Meant to Be stamp set and the Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies.  When you see this set of dies in real life it is a huge difference from seeing them in the catalog – it makes a ton of different hearts.  There are so many possibilities with this die set.  There are a total of 16 different dies including two stitching dies to add stitching to a background or the cut out dies. You are going to want to order this set of dies – just look at the tons of different hearts you can get from it!

If you would like to see all the projects from the Made to Love class watch my FB live video from Jan. 21, 2019.  You can see it here.  Today I’m sharing more details about the Valentine’s Day card.

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I used a 4″ square piece of the All My Love Designer Series paper and cut off a 1″ strip to give me two pieces.  One was for the front of the card and one was for the inside of the card.  Adhere both pieces to a layer of Whisper White card stock.  Use the 3″ piece on the top for the front of the card.  Add the 1″ piece (using the opposite side) to the bottom for the inside of the card.  Next on the front layer stamp the sentiment in Crumb Cake ink – I used Happy Valentine’s Day, but there are others in the set that you could use. 

Cut a long piece of Linen Thread – about 36″ – and wrap it around the layer 3 times and tie in a knot.  After that add the Balmy Blue scalloped heart on the Linen Thread before tying a bow.  Then to anchor the bottom of that large heart I added the small scalloped heart (cut from Lovely Lipstick card stock) with mini dimensionals. Be sure to watch my video you will see exactly how I did this.  

Supply List

  • #150587 Meant to Be Bundle = stamp set + Be Mine framelits
  • #148576 All My Love Designer Series paper
  • #148578 All My Love Card stock pack (use Crumb Cake & Lovely Lipstick)
  • #147116 Crumb Cake Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • #100730 Whisper White card stock
  • #146982 Balmy Blue card stock
  • #104199 Linen Thread
  • #144108 Mini Dimensionals
  • #143263 Big Shot Die Cutting Machine

 

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Mini Cakes in a Bakers Box

At the Made to Love class Heather showed us how to make these mini Red Velvet Bundt cakes.  And they are just the perfect size to fit inside the little Baker’s Box.  These are a carry over item from the Holiday Catalog.  She filled the pans and put the cakes in the oven, and then showed us the truffles (I posted those yesterday).  Then everyone came into my studio and I showed them all the stamping projects.  When they finished all their stamping they decorated their cake and put it inside the box.

I showed everything we made on a FB live video on Jan. 21, 2019.  You can see it here.  Here are some more details about the Baker’s Box project for the mini cakes.

I cut 2″ wide strips of the All My Love Designer Series paper and a 2″ x 4″ long piece of Crumb Cake card stock.  The strip of the Designer paper won’t quite fit all the way around the box to create the belly band.  So I used the Crumb Cake piece to bridge the gap in the back.  Glue the designer paper to the card stock, then you can slide the band on and off to get inside the box.  If you watch my video you can see what I’m talking about. Then decorate the front – I used the hearts from the Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies and the Braided Linen Trim.  The stamp set in this photo is Label Me Pretty but some of the girls used the Meant to Be set instead. 

Supply List

  • #150587 Meant to Be Bundle = stamp set + framelits
  • #148576 All My Love Designer Series paper
  • #147899 Baker’s Boxes
  • #147808 Braided Linen Trim
  • #148578 All My Love Card stock pack (use Crumb Cake & Lovely Lipstick)
  • #147116 Crumb Cake Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • #100730 Whisper White card stock
  • #146927 Share What You Love Artisan Pearls
  • #143715 Pretty Label Punch
  • #138995 Tear & Tape
  • #143861 Label Me Pretty Stamp set (optional)

I told everyone to choose the greeting based on who they would be giving it too.  So everyone had several choices.  The little bitty hearts come from inside the decorative heart die cut piece. 

Yum! I hope you enjoyed this project. If you’d like to order any of these Stampin’ Up! products to make your own Valentine treats please see my link below. 

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Yum – Truffles!

I had a fun class earlier this month that I called Made with Love!  My friend Heather, who is a Pampered Chef consultant and I paired up to make it a fun event.  She showed us all how to make a couple of sweet treats and then I showed everyone how to package them up and we made a Valentine card to go with them.  It was a yummy and fun event!

I showed everything we made on a FB live video yesterday (Jan. 21, 2019).  You can see it here.  And now I wanted to share with you the details and some photos of each project.  Today is the Truffles!

First of all we made our truffles and then we needed to package them up.  You’ll find the recipe for the truffles themselves down below.  The little truffle package was made with the 3×6 Gusseted Cellophane Bags.  You can fit two small truffles or one larger on easily in the bag.  Once the bag is full tie it shut with ribbon – we used the Lovely Lipstick ribbon.  To make the tag use a strip of Whisper White card stock punched with the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch.  Then decorate it with the Meant to Be Bundle – stamps and the little heart die.  Finish it up with the heart epoxy droplet which was colored with a Stampin’ Blends Marker. 

Supply List

  • #141704 – 3″x6″ Gusseted Cellophane Bags
  • #150587 – Meant to Be Bundle = Stamp set + Be Mine Stitched Framelits (used on all the projects in the video)
  • #100730- Whisper White card stock – 3″ x 2″
  • #146952 – Lovely Lipstick 1/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon
  • #147140 – Lovely Lipstick Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • #133324 – Scalloped Tag Topper Punch
  • #148583 – Heart Epoxy Droplets
  • #147026 – Lovely Lipstick Dark Stampin’ Blends

 

Here is the recipe for the truffles.  We rolled them in some coconut and valentine sprinkles.

 

Check back to see the rest of the projects – I’ll be posting them the rest of this week. 

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Heartfelt Love Notes Blog Hop

It’s time for the January Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop sharing alternate ideas for the January 2018 kit – Heartfelt Love Notes.  This kit has a fun Valentine/Love Themed stamp set and is packed with supplies for 16 cards that you can add a little treat to.

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I went really simple this time for my alternate idea.  I haven’t yet had a chance to put my kit together or even play with it.  I was running out of time to create something yesterday and by the time I was done it was dark.  So my photos are not the best – they are always better when I take them in the day light.

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For my project I decided to make some little notes using the stamp set and ink plus a couple of left over bits from the kit and a few other products that I had in my craft room.  I had the new Narrow Note Cards and Envelopes on my table so I grabbed some of those to create my alternate idea.  They are small – 2-1/2″ x 4-1/2″.

If you save the vellum from your kit after you punch out the die cut pieces you can use that as a mask and sponge a heart on the little note card and on the envelope.  Be careful along the edges or grab another scrap or two to cover up anything you don’t want sponged on the outside of the heart.  I used a Stampin’ Sponge and Flirty Flamingo ink.  On the instruction sheet for the Paper Pumpkin kit it gives you a list of coordinating colors.  You could use a different color of pink ink too.

I stamped the words in the Rich Razzleberry ink that came with the kit.  Then I grabbed my Cookie Cutter Builder Punch to punch a little heart from the left over Flirty Flamingo sticker sheet scraps.  You could also use a little tiny heart die cut or another punch with a tiny heart.  Stampin’ Up! has had various ones over the years.  I added the little heart to the notecard – you don’t even need adhesive since its from the sticker scraps.

I sponged and stamped the envelopes too.  That’s it – super simple!

The Paper Pumpkin kits are a fun little escape and everyone comes up with so many creative ways to stretch them.  Its a perfect crafty gift any time of year – the kits come with everything and new subscribers will get the clear block in their first box.  You can Sign Up yourself or someone else Here.  Sign up by Feb. 10th to receive the February kit.

And now it’s time to move on and see the rest of the gang’s creativity!  Next up is Carolynn Sander.  Just click on her name or the next button to visit her blog.  I always love her scrapbook ideas using the Paper Pumpkin kits.  I can’t wait to see what she has created with this one.

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Here is the rest of the Blog Hop List in case you get lost along the hop or just want to jump around.

 

Thanks for visiting.

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