Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Making a Valentine's Treat Holder

Helloooo Crafting Friends! 
Today is my Design Team Member day & I thought I'd share a how-to with you!  
I made these super Cute Valentine's for my girls and they were a hit with the 1st and 5th grades! You could make them for any holiday or occasion all you need to do is change the paper to fit your theme.. and of course, choose the right MelJen's image!! 
Here they are....

I started by cutting a piece of card stock at 4.25" & 5.5"

Then flip the card stock over, along one 4.25" side, I ran a strip of adhesive (1). Then along the bottom of the page 3/4 of the length of the paper (3). Finally along the top I run a 2.5" strip of adhesive right along the middle (2). I know the adhesive is hard to see, but looking at this picture, imagine the adhesive making a backwards L, then the strip across the top. I added the numbers for you during the folding process. 
(My actual treat holders didn't have the numbers. The other option would be to run a strip of adhesive completely across the top as you do along the bottom, but I hate wasting adhesive, so I don't do that.) 
 Step 3 is to roll the paper like a toilet paper roll... you're going to attach the two short sides (1).
Then pinch together the short strip along the top (2)... when you are pinching, look at it to be sure your adhesive is centered. If you pinch in the wrong place you will be pinching adhesive with adhesive and half of the tube won't have anything to stick to.
 Next, turn your tube over and put your candies inside. For my 1st grader I used M&M's. For my 5th grader I used Reeses Heart shaped Candies.
 Once your candy is inside, pinch the other end closed. Pinch it opposite of the first end. Your adhesive (since it is 3/4 of the page) will seal the entire end if you are pinching it correctly.
Finally, run one end through your crimper about 1/2 an inch, then the other end.

Your final treat holder will look like a sour cream package, attach your favorite MelJen's Valentine image and your treats are done!

I made 40 of these in one day. They are quick & easy!

Happy Crafting!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Riley's Sweet Friend

With Valentine's approaching, I should've been working on Valentine's cards, 
but of course I wait til the week before!! 
Well, for today's creation I went back in time to my very first experience with cling stamps -  
Riley & Co. 

I love, love, love Riley!! 

So for this card I used Heart Riley and colored him using my Copics. I used Versafine ink to stamp the word "kisses" inside the heart from my mimi & miles set. I die cut the image using my oval & scalloped oval dies. I stamped the sentiment on the front using Amy R's set & SU! punches for them. My ribbon is from The Paper Temptress & I attached 3 square brads to keep it simple and masculine while still adding a little something.

I'll be entering this card into the following challenges:

Here's the close up and the inside...

Wish me luck & don't forget to follow my blog! The more, the merrier!

Monday, February 4, 2013

Mimi's Sunshine

Hello my crafty friends!

I am on a roll.. two cards in just a couple days and *Challenges*!!
Yep! That's right, I am entering challenges. I am so excited. Stella is getting her groove back. It's been a while since I've been motivated to work on challenge entries, but since I've gotten going again, it's so much fun.

So a couple weeks ago, I was looking at my side bar and was seeing all these "I made top 3" blinkies and thought, "You know, I should check in with those blogs and see how the challenges are going." I was so disappointed to see that a few of them have shut down. 
I removed my blinkies and then thought, 
"darn it! I should've saved those. They were fun groups."  

Ah well.. here I go to earn new ones! :)

This image is from the Mimi & Miles set.  
I colored her with & used my Copics to add texture to the grass.
The sentiment is from Amy R's Be Happy set.

I will be entering this card into the following challenges:
7 Kids - Hexagons
MarkerPop! - #16 Texturizing
Cupcake Inspirations - #196 Kraft, Cream & Rose 

Wish me luck! :D

Thanks for visiting! 
Have a great week & be sure to follow my blog.. the more the merrier!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Snowy Greetings

A Snowy Greeting!

It has been a while since I've participated in a Challenge, but I was inspired by the Challenge at Cupcake Inspirations and decided to ink up some rubber for the first time that I've had for over a year!

The image and sentiment are from CC Designs.

I'll be entering the following challenges:

Thanks for visiting!!