Hello everyone and welcome to the Control Freaks January Blog Tour! Our theme this month is "Love is in the Air -- Cards and Projects for Your Valentine". There's nothing like Valentines Day to bring out the cuteness factor and this year Stampin' Up! has made it even easier with all the wonderful new Die Cuts, Embosslets and other fabulous products for Valentine's Day and so much more! Just wait until you see what's waiting for you on this month's tour! If you've already begun the tour, then you are probably arriving here from Deb Currier's Blog. I loved her cards and that last fabric project was just too adorable!
Well, here's what I have for you today -- I'm calling it my Bouquet of Hearts! It's easily created using the Little Leaves Sizzlet and the new Fashionable Hearts Embosslet Die. Adorable, aren't they? I used Pink Pirouette, Real Red, Regal Rose and Whisper White cardstocks with Lucky Limeade for the Leaves.
For the card, I used a Card Base of Real Red and the first layer of Peach Parfait. I cut out the three larger hearts using the Hearts Collection Framelets Die and then just adhered the leaves and heart "flowers" on top. I shaded the edges of everything with Real Red Classic Ink. The sentiment is from the Short & Sweet Stamp Set. A tiny bow created from 1/8" Real Red Taffeta Ribbon and a single Basic Pearl adds the perfect finishing touch.
The darling little treat box is quickly and easily created using the Fancy Favor Die and the Big Shot. I used one of the Heart Framelets to cut out the opening and attached a piece of clear plastic to keep the treats in. When I attached the Tiny Leaves Embosslet, I was delighted to find that the curve of the stem perfectly mirrors the curve of the heart -- gotta love it when things like that happen (okay, I know ... I'm easily amused!). Again, I just attached the embossed hearts with Stampin' Dimensionals, adding a bow and a final Basic Pearl for embellishment. The bag of candy finishes it off nicely. This little treat box went together so quickly, it would be a great project if you are making mulitples for gift-giving. And what a sweet little treat for Valentine's Day!
Well, I think that about does it for this stop! I hope that I've helped get you in the mood for Valentine's Day and inspired you with some cute and quick projects. Just wait until you see what's waiting for you on the rest of the tour! Talk about inspiration!