Hello Stamping Friends,
February hostess code: FPRJEPZJ
How was your Valentines Day?
Mine was phenomenal! My grandsons gave me chocolates and a card and flowers via their folks and Paul brought home chocolates and had my favorite flowers delivered – carnations! I was very spoiled and loved every minute!
I made Paul a card similar to the one on page 132 of the annual catalog.
I changed it up a bit by using the rectangle stitched framelits and a Blueberry Bushel layer on a Balmy Blue card base. I attached a double sided adhesive sheet on the back of White Velvet Sheets (retired), cut out the ‘forever’ using the Sweet Silhouettes Dies and adhered it to a piece of Bluberry Bushel. I cut around the word to make a nice background. Lately, I have been seeing a lot of words embossed in white embossing powder on black paper and then cut out around the words. I liked that look so I imitated it here.
Base: Balmy Blue 5 1/2 X 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4
Layer 1: Blueberry Bushel 4 1/8 X 5 3/8 (make 2-one for the inside)
Layer 2: See A Silhouette Designer Series Paper 4 X 5 1/4
Together Greeting: Balmy Blue 2 X 1 1/2 cut with Rectangle Stitched Framelit to 1 11/16 X 1 3/16
Silhouette : Whisper White 3 3/4 X 2 1/4 cut with Rectangle Stitched Framelit to 3 9/16 X 2 3/16
Forever: White Velvet DSP 3 1/2 X 1 1/2
Background of Forever: Blueberry Bushel 3 1/2 X 1 1/2
For the inside I printed a poem I wrote on Whisper White cardstock and cut it to 7 3/4 X 5 1/4 scored at 3 15/16 (one hair less than 4 inches) and glued just the right side to a Blueberry Bushel layer.
And for my family and special neighbors I made brownies in the Heart Foil Tins ( page 9 of the mini catalog).
One brownie mix made all 10! I washed the tins really well and sprayed them with PAM no stick spray then cooked them at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. (18 minutes would have been better)
The tins have high-dome lids so you can decorate them as you wish. I used the German Chocolate Coconut Pecan Icing.
For the lid I used several of those fun supplies from the suite on page 9 of the mini. I layered:
- A Heart Doily (stamped on the back-see below)
- A punched out scallop from the From My Heart Specialty Designer Series Paper using the Heart Punch Pack
- A punched straight edge heart from the same DSP using the Heart Punch Pack
- A retired pink heart jewel
A little red bow at the front completed the project. I put two glue dots on the inside of the lid to hold it on better.
On the back of the doilies I stamped Happy Valentines Day from the retired ‘Valentine Love’ stamp set and used three glue dots to adhere the whole set of hearts to the lid. The lid is clear so the greeting shows through when they open up their goody.
If you don’t have food in the tin you can punch another heart for inside the lid. Also, the heart doilies fit perfectly in the bottom of the tin for further bling. The heart tins wash up to use again.
Ahh Sal, love is in the air everywhere and with anniversaries and birthdays we can change up the greetings and delight someone’s heart any time of year!
If you haven’t met your neighbors, try making a batch of brownies in heart tins with great big hello greetings and take them around as you introduce yourself.
SAL, Send A Love gift
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