Wednesday, February 22, 2012

LOVE Notes Container

Happy Wednesday, everyone! I wanted to share a Valentine project that I made for Sheila's wonderful blog : SHE'S A SASSY LADY a few weeks back!  This Love Notes Container is perfect for tucking little love notes in - for that special someone or everyone in your house! :-)  Here is the finished container. I used the fabulous papers and embellishments in the February kit from CLUB RUBY DESIGNERS . (As a side note, Club Ruby Designers as we know it right now will be ending so head over there to take advantage of a great sale on past kits! Don't worry, bigger and better things are on the way!!)

I started with an 18oz. empty oatmeal container.

Cut a 6 5/8"x12" piece of pink card stock.

Wrap around the container and adhere. There will be a small gap but we'll be covering that up next.

Cut a 1 1/2"x6 3/4" strip of black dot paper to adhere and cover the gap. This will be the front.

Cut another strip from the same paper measuring 2 1/2"x6 3/4" and adhere it on the opposite side of where the previous strip was placed. 

Here I tried to show how the two strips are positioned opposite of each other.

Cut a 3 1/4"x9" strip of white dot paper - use a border punch on both ends before adhering centered over  the smaller strip that is on the front.

Thread some ribbon through holes made with the border punch and tie a bow.

Adhere sticker letters to spell "LOVE NOTES" centered on front. Outline with black gel pen to define them. Add some stitching with a white gel pen.

Using the Art Philosophy cartridge, cut various shapes and stamp with the "Mad About You" stamp set from CTMH.  I put brads from the CRD kit in 3 of the shapes. 

Cut a 3 1/2" circle - (I used George and Basic Shapes) - to put on the lid. I cut it out of pink glitter paper.

Cut a 2" scalloped rectangle from Art Philosophy to mount on the matching chipboard shape in the CTMH bundle.  Stamp Happy Valentine's Day and adhere two gems from the kit. Embellish with a black gel pen.

Mount label on the lid and do some stitching with a black gel pen.

Add embellishments! I used pop dots for some of them.

Thanks for stopping by and remember to make time to make something beautiful today! :-)

Monday, February 6, 2012

Filled Heart Pocket Card

Well, it's almost Valentine's Day so I came up with a different kind of card this year! I thought it would be fun to make a 3-D pocket on the front of a card with little hearts popping out of it!   I used the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge from Close To My Heart - you know, the cartridge with so much awesomeness on it!!! :-)  The papers and embellishments are from the Club Ruby Designers February kit.  If you are not familiar with Club Ruby and would like to be, click HERE!
This is the finished card! The recipe is as follows:

Start with a 4.25" x 11" piece of Kraft card stock. Score and fold in half to make a 4.25" x 5.5" card.
Cut a mat for the front of the card sized at 3 7/8" x 5 1/8". I rounded the corners of the mat and the card base. 

Using the Art Philosophy cartridge, cut the Font layer shift on page 26 at 4.65" and assemble as shown.
Mount the heart to the front of the card.
Wrinkle up a small piece of tissue paper - I used pink - and stuff it randomly in the pocket.
I used my Gypsy and Megan Elizabeth's Paper Layerz paper to cut out several different hearts. To find out more about Paper Layerz paper, click the link in my sidebar.  
This is my Gypsy screen showing where my hearts will be cutting.
Here is the paper after cutting.  I love this paper because I don't have to put little pieces of different colors on my mat! I just put one sheet on and position my images where I want them and I'm all set!
Glue the hearts randomly so they appear to pop out of the heart.
Another close up.
All finished!  

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you have a creative day!