Saturday, February 11, 2012

Valentine's Day treats

Each holiday I make a little something for my team at work. I have a relatively young team, so it surprises me that many of them have a collection of the treat boxes/cards they've received sitting on their desk. It cracks me up.

For this year's Valentine's treats I pushed myself to NOT buy a die or template to make the container. It took a bit of sitting and pondering and digging through my stuff, but I'm happy with how they turned out!

I cut a strip of cardstock 3.5 x 11 and scored at 4.5 and 6.5. Then, carefully holding the top ends together, I place the open edge on the PTI edger #3 die, held it in place with Eclipse tape (LOVE that stuff!) and ran it through my Big Shot just up to where the fold starts so I didn't flatten the whole thing.

I used papers from My Minds Eye Love Me collection and Echo Park Yours Truly.

The words on the tag are from two PTI sets, happy from Rustic Snowflakes and day from Paper Tray with a glitter heart sticker on a piece of foam tape in between.

For the heart I glued paper to a lightweight coaster and die cut with a Sizzix heart die. I find it works so much better to attach the paper to the coaster first vs after die cutting. The heart is edged with a little shimmer from a sparklie Gelly Roll pen. (I left this photo a little darker so the shimmer would show)

Hope you are having a wonderful Saturday! Are you stamping???



Stefanie Staniak said...

Oh HB, you have out done yourself again. I have seen many of your creations for your staff and all I can say is I sure wished that I had worked for someone like you. These little treat boxes are adorable. You are the best!

lynn said...

simply adorable, hb! the bit of glitter is perfect!

thanks for sharing the tape, i think i "need" that:)

Lana said...

These turned out so sweet! You worked hard on them yesterday!

Tara Bilbao said...

I absolutely LOVE this project. It is so versatile and works so well with the cello candy bags. - I am CASEing your project but with different paper to make treats for our local Ronald McDonald House. I am adding a link to your blog when I post mine tomorrow. Thank you for sharing such amazing work.