Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Valentines Day Goodness

I'm back playing with another Craft It Wednesday!

Today I want to show you some of the Valentine's Candy Gifts I've been making.

First - I repurposed some packaging and turned this container -

Into THIS!!

I used a bunch of left over paper scraps from the MyTimeMade EAsy Butterfly pattern that used their (then) new digital paper. I filled it with Peanut M & M's to give DH for Valentines. The tags are cut with my sizzix Big Shot and an old old die - the brad is a clearance velvet brad from Hobby Lobby and the Love You stamp is an ancient SU! stamp.

Lesson learned/tip - I put all the scraps and "rejected" papers and embellies into a box/bin when I'm done with a project - especially if I think I'll make another project soon that will use the same color/theme. When I get around to cleaning up my space I often put those bins into zip lock bags - I find that way I can just grab and craft w/o having to refind all the goodies.

Here are some drawers I made from the red/black/white/valentine "bin" supplies. The drawer pulls are made from jumbo eyelets and black satin ribbon and little XOXO red ribbon scraps.

Many of y'all know my Dad comes for dinner every week - usually on Tuesdays. I decided last minute to give him some Valentines Goodness - I don't think he even realizes the holiday now that Mom isn't here - He loves pistachio nuts and I picked him up a bag and made a gift bag. I don't know about y'all but masculine projects are a challenge -

I used my scor-pal and scored the c/s every 1/2 inch on both the horizontal and vertical axis (don't I sound so smart LOL) - it actually made it easy to customize the size of the bag since it was scored so much! I cut 2 sheets of c/s about 10 x9. I cut the top border with the new SU! heart border punch and folded it over ata an inch (this picture stinks so you can't really see the details). I just scor-pal taped the 2 sides together and folded the bottom up (that was a bit of a struggle LOL). The handle is just attached w/ heart brads.

I had fun with the tag - I took scraps and made a couple of different sized tags with Happy V' Day (from the dollar bin at M's) and I love you bunches (an oldie SU! stamp) and a heart punch. I decided I wanted it to "swing" so I threaded ribbon through the holes and then put them on circular paper clips and then had all the clips on a clip that was put on the bag ----hard to capture in a picture but CUTE and I will definately do this again!

I was messing around with boxes cuz I'm gonna make a bunch for a friends DD's Bat Mitzvah so I made another candy gift for Dad. This is just 5 x 5 black c/s that I embossed with the houndstooth cuttlebug folder. Score all sides at 1 inch - snip the corners, scor-pal tape up the sides and you have a box top/bottom. Make two and the box is done...e.a. s. y p.e.a.s.y

Wow - I sure did go on and on --- thanks for stopping by and till next time - which better be some V'Day gifts for the dorm - cuz I haven't made those yet!! YIKES - candy bought - check ---ideas on what to make---nope not yet!


  1. That bottle looks wonderful as well as the drawers. Really nice work.

  2. How DARLING are these??????????????? You always make the cutest packages!!!!!!!!!