Thursday, January 29, 2009

Sweet Love Letters

I have been waiting a while to post this project.  Do you remember when we were in grade school and the teachers would let us make these boxes to put all of our Valentine's Day cards in, and we would get all these sweet little cards and treats from our friends? Well, with that in mind I have been on the hunt for these cute little mailboxes and I finally got them in!  My best friend lives in Texas so I had her raid all the Target's she could find.  She bought whatever she could get her hands on and sent them to me!  This is the first one I made.  This cute little monkey is from The Greeting Farm's Sweet Deal set.  Isn't he stinkin' cute?  I wrapped some Hershey's Nuggets in DP from My Minds Eye to fill it with.  The mailbox is metal and both of the doors open.  It measures about 5" x 3".  I'll be making much more since I have orders for them already so I'll post those pictures in a later post. 

Cupcake Gable Boxes

Remember those gable boxes from an earlier post?  Well, I down sized them a bit to make them the perfect size to hold cupcakes.  I included an insert to set the cupcake in so that they won't slide.  I used the cute little cupcake image from The Greeting Farm's Sweet Deal set.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Just a Little Eye Candy


It totally slipped my mind that my kids last day of school is today!  Well, they go on a three week intercession break so they won't be there on Valentine's Day.  My daughter reminded me lastnight and I realized that I had not finished all the gifts they wanted for their friends.  My sweet husband cooked dinner for me so I could get cracking on these gifts for them.  They both wanted me to make these Lollipop Along boxes so I thought I'd just share with you all of the different designs.  Enjoy!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Floral Lollipop Along

I just love these Lollipop Along holders as you will see in the next two posts (and one I did the other day!)  I wanted to do different versions of it to show how versitile it can be and also to show you that you can alter pretty much any template to make it your own.  I will be making more of these because my daughter wants to give them to her friends for Valentine's Day and I want to make each one of them different.  Make sure you scroll down because I have 3 posts today.  

Valentine's Crispy Cones

How about this treat to satisfy your sweet tooth!?  These are rice crispy treats made with strawberry marshmallows and candy sprinkles stuffed in an ice cream cone.  This holder was also inspired by Lauren's Lollipop Along template altered to the size I needed.  I just love how these came out!

Hello Kitty Valentine's Treat

I found these cute Hello Kitty candies the other day and just had to make a cute holder to present it in.  I made another one too but the pictures for that one came out pretty bad, so I'll post that another day.  Anyways, the holder was inspired by that Lollipop Along box by Lauren that I posted the other day.  I just adjusted the measurements to the size I needed.  This box measures about 2" x 6".

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Sweet Gable Boxes

Okay, I just got my shipment of paper from DCWV and I just had to create something new.  This first box is made with Wild Butterflies, isn't it just adorable!  It isn't a new line, DCWV has had it for a while but I kept putting off ordering it.  After seeing how cute these papers were I wonder what took me so long!  Anyways, these gable boxes measure 5" long x 3" wide x 4 1/2" tall.
This second box is made with Sweet Lollipop Shop.  It's hard to see in this photo but most of the images on this paper have glitter on them!  How cute is that?  Anyhow, I wanted to do a Valentine's Day gift box that wasn't so traditional in color.  I love the colors pink and red but with all the sweet treats given out on Valentine's Day why not go with all these sweet pastel colors?

Well, I have lots more to show you but I still need to take more pictures so make sure you come back soon.  I'm hoping to post those tomorrow.  Ciao!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Date Night In

If you haven't heard of Lauren Meader yet, I suggest you go and check out her blog.  She is amazing!  I must say that she is super talented.  She has a line of templates on Papertrey Ink's webpage that can be purchased for a super low price.  The past few days she has been showing samples of the new templates that was to be released tonight and I fell in love with this one called "Take Along Tote".  This is what inspired me to create this box.  I couldn't wait for her template to be released so I sat and tried one on my own.  I was hoping to finish these samples earlier but I was too busy to wrap things up fast enough.  If you like this I suggest you purchase her template cause I'm sure hers is much nicer. 
This is a great Valentine's Day gift for a couple you may know who don't have 
much time to go out to spend some one on one time.  Give them a "Date Night In" gift box.
  The front pocket holds some Hershey's Chocolate Bars.
The back pocket holds a bag of popcorn.
In Lauren's sample she included a movie gift card but I thought I would make mine to hold a DVD instead since there are so many DVD's that are really cheap these days!  (Now isn't The Notebook the most romantic movie?)
Here's a sideview picture.

Here's another sample using stamps from The Greeting Farm.

Okay, I really don't know why I put the Transformers movie in there but that was just the first DVD I grabbed for taking this picture.
Well, I hope you all enjoyed these.  Make sure you go and check out Lauren's blog.
Have an awesome Aloha Friday!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Double Pocket Cocoa Holder

Many of you have been asking me if I was going to make cocoa holders for Valentine's Day.  I will be making the ones I did for Christmas seen here, but today I concocted this one.  This is a double pocket cocoa holder with a magnetic closure.  I'm sure you could think of other things to fill this with if you don't like cocoa.   This one is made with Hello Kitty, I thought it was perfect for Valentine's Day since she was holding a heart, but we can do them in any theme.
Close up of the magnetic closure

Monday, January 12, 2009

Valentine's Day Lolli-Pop Along

This box is called the Lolli-Pop Along.  It carries 5 lollipops and is so pretty to give as a gift.  Notice the lollipops...they're pink and red hearts!   The template for this box can be purchased from Papertrey Ink.
Here's a better view from the side so you can see the lollipops.  I have a couple other samples of this coming soon.

Anya Notebooks

Here's a cute little Valentine's Day gift you could give to the ladies in the office, teachers, or even a teenager in your life.  These notebooks are 5" x 8".  All images are from The Greeting Farm (of course!).

Live, Laugh, Love with Dress Me Anya
Friends Forever with Dorothy Anya
You're A Rockstar with Rockstar Anya
Inside - flap even has a little pocket.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

My Sweetie Box

Here's a cute little acetate box with heart flaps.  You can find the template for this box at The Cat's Pajama's.  Box measures 3 1/2" tall (not including the raised flaps) x 2 1/2" wide.  Big enough to fit the entire jumbo box of Strawberry Whoppers!  

This box would also be great to use as favors for a wedding all you have to do is change the colors to suit the wedding theme.

In the upcoming days we will have a lot more Valentine's Day items.  I've been creating but haven't had time to take pictures of everything so check back often to see what's new.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Will You Be My Valentine??????

Now who could resist this cute little guy?  Meet Dress Me Ian from The Greeting Farm.  This is a box that's looks like a little book.  It even has chipboard covers.  Flip open the cover to reveal a sweet treat inside.  I used the same candy as yesterday's post cause that's all I have on hand right now but you could fill it with what ever tickles your fancy.  This box measures approx. 4" x 3" and is about 1" deep.  

I used dp from My Minds Eye called Quite Smitten - So In Love, 3-d sticker by K & Company and pearl studs from Kandi Corp.  Colored the image with Copics.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Dorothy Anya and a Valentine's Day Treat

  After taking a very much needed break from crafting and blogging (since the holidays wiped me out!) I'm back with our first Valentine's Day treat.   This adorable Dorothy Anya is a digital image by The Greeting Farm (formerly Pink Poison).  Marie over at The Greeting Farm has been creating digital images and they all are just the cutest!  Be sure to check out her website.      The box measures about 5" tall x 3" wide, has a removable lid and has an acetate window on the front so you can see the delicious goodies inside.  Below is a close up of the image.  I added pink embroidery thread to her pony tails and inserted a rhinestoned heart under her hands.   I filled this box with Hapi Strawberry Gummy candy.  I bought it cause the wrapper is pink but they taste really good!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Blog Award!

Thank you Joy.....a place to be me...for this awesome blog award!  I am so very honored and flattered.  You are the sweetest!
Here are the rules to this award:
In order to get this award you need to:

Post a link of the person who gave you this award.
Nominate 5 other people and give a link to their sites.
Let your nominators know that they got an award from you.
Put a logo of the award on the blog.

Here are the 5 blogs that I give this award to:
3.)  Jennifer - Jennifer's Sweet Designs
4.)  Marianne - I Like Markers
5.)  Julie - Paper Pleasing Ideas

Have fun & enjoy!