Saturday, January 21, 2012

Tiny Treats For Valentine's Day

I'm back with some sweet little treats. I recently bought the Tim Holtz Mini Rosette die, and I love it! The die cuts two strips for making rosettes, and I used the smaller of the two strips. 
I made little boxes to hold a single chocolate heart. They are seriously so cute! The *Be Mine* sentiment is from the newly released stamp set *Build a Valentine* by My Craft Spot. The box is from the Sweet Tooth Boxes cartridge. I cut the box on pg.63 at 2.50". Tip: cut the lid to the box a little bigger or it won't fit-I actually cut the lid at 2.50" and the bottom of the box at 2.43". I didn't bother to score the box-the patterned paper I used was thin and folded easy. I put a little dab of glue to hold the box together. The boxes went together really quickly.
The heart is a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup. I bought mine at Target.
The paper is from Fancy Pants. The little bird is so cute. You could even stamp a little sentiment inside the bottom of the box before glueing it together. 
To make life easier, I like to use punches when I can with stamping. It's nice to stamp and then line things up with a punch instead of trying to stamp on a little strip of paper. I'll be posting soon about the punches I am now using with my crafting. I bought this punch from my friend Kirstin Davies, she's a Stampin UP demonstrator. :)
To add the little notches on the end of the stamped strip I use my square punch. I turn the punch over and line it up with the corner. If you don't have a square punch you can just use scissors. I personally have better luck with the punch.
The nice thing about using the punch to cut the notch is I can customize the strip to any size I need.
One last look. :)
Don't forget you still have a chance to win a stamp set of your choice from My Craft Spot by leaving a comment HERE.Have a great weekend!


  1. These little treats are so that you put something on the inside of the box as well.

  2. these are adorable! Thanks for the punch tip also!

  3. Oh Ally these are adorable! Your rosettes are beautiful and a great idea with the punches.

  4. LOVE your little box. Thanks so much for the punch tip!!!

  5. Oh my! These are SO sweet, Ally! And I LOVE that notch tip!! I'll be using that idea for sure!