Friday, January 4, 2013

Valentine's Day boxes

Is it too early to start working on Valentines?  I'm co-hosting a Kids Class Valentine class next week where the girls will create 30 candy boxes, fill with candy and attach a little tag.  The box came from one of my Creative Memories cartridges and the tag was made with my new Silhouette Cameo machine, which I LOVE!!!  I cut two different sizes, 2 inches and 2.5 inches. I really like the smaller size, it's just so cute!!  The paper was from an old DCWV stack that I use to make my samples.  I'm not sure which paper we'll actually use for the class, maybe a few different patterns for the kids to choose from.  I'm thinking of using red Hershey Kisses for the smaller one and the Hershey Nugget bars for the larger one. 

Happy Birthday Card

I needed a quick birthday card, so I found a pattern for a card that doubled as a gift card holder.  It was super easy, except for all those little fiddley bits of the bear.  Instead of using Stickles or glitter, I cut the pink and yellow layers out of glitter paper.  Looking back, I probably should have used a pretty pattern for his shirt, though.  Next time...

When you open it, the gift card slides into a little pouch at the bottom.  Pretty cute, eh?


Christmas Thank-You cards

In an effort to keep the hand-written card tradition alive, I made a few little cards for my son to send out to those kind people who sent him a Christmas gift.  I saw this design somewhere and thought it was perfect.  Of course, I made them a bit bigger (3.3x3.5), inked the edges of each white layer and added a little bling.  It's kinda hard to see, but the star on top of the tree has a coat (or 2) of yellow Stickles.  The insides are blank to give him more room to express his gratitude.  Sadly, I have yet to see him head out to the mailbox with his finished cards.  Kids!!