Monday, February 11, 2013

Valentine Gift Card Holder

Candy Rocket directions HERE

Welcome back! I have a super quick and easy gift card holder for those Valentine's Day treat cards. Perfect for teachers gifts. :) Just add a To: and From: and you're all set. I actually made these for my teenage daughters, Maddie and Megan.
Cute,right?! I cut two hearts from the Sweethearts cartridge cut at 4.5". After cutting them out I just cut 1.34" from the top of the heart with my paper trimmer. I stitched around the edge with my sewing machine. If you don't have a sewing machine, I would try punching holes along the edge and lacing it up with some fun colored twine.
I used papers from Martha Stewart's Enchanted Woodland
I added a cute little tag using My Craft Spot's *Tiny Tags* metal dies. I stamped *Love U* using the *Tiny Tags 2* stamp set. I tied a cherry red traditional bakers twine heart.
Off to create some more *lovely* projects. :)

Monday Challenge #85- Valentines For Kids

Hi everyone! I finally had a chance to upload the directions for my candy rocket project. :)
Lifesavers wrapped up to look like rockets. Easy and fun to make.
I stamped *You're out of this world*  from the Build A Valentine stamp set. I added the *kiss* or tip of the rocket using glue dots. I definitely would add a couple of glue dots for extra holding power. I cut the stars from the Doodlecharms cartridge cut at .70, .45., and 50". I glued the stars down with glossy accents. I added stickles for some sparkle.
I stamped a heart from the Build A Valentine stamp set and then wrote Sammy's name.
The lifesavers I had on hand measured 3" long. I cut the *flames* out of tissue paper by hand-super easy! 
I used a really strong tape (red tape) for the closing edge and ATG tape for the other two edges. I found I had more control wrapping the paper around the lifesaver roll. You can also see how I added flame layers to the edge. I added one piece of tissue paper at a time using ATG tape.
TIP: Try to slide the edge of the label towards the *kiss* or tip of the rocket, so it just covers the edge of the kiss--it really helps keep the kiss from falling off. Adds a little reinforcement.
Have a great week!