Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Kid at Heart Valentine Treat

Life for this little box started out much larger, lucky for him size doesn't matter!

In one of my many attempts at creating the "PERFECT VALENTINE TREAT" for my son to give to classmates and teachers, I accidentally came up with this. This box was originally a 5, 7, 9 type creation. However, I miscalculated or cut one of the tabs off, causing the box to not fit together properly. We all know I cannot toss out even the tiniest of scraps, much less a stamped and scored "junk" piece!! SOOOOOOO, I cut the box way down in length and also created 2 halves. I basically slid the two halves together (a front and a back)......... The completed box is only about 3"x3". PERFECT - now I don't have to spend a fortune trying to fill each one up with candy........ BTW, how perfect is my "Hugs & Kisses" sentiment with the contents of the Hershey's hugs & kisses"???

First thing I did was to stamp the polka dots in matching ink (sweet blush), then I stamped the hearts using Fresh Snow ink and heat set because I am impatient....... I love that the Polka Dots show through the hearts!! That clever little tag was a left over scrap after I had created a scalloped square using a small Nestability. I cut the bottom off then pieced it back together, creating a RECTANGLE!!!!

The SENTIMENT was created using a scrap of white cs which I heat embossed using Versa Mark and black embossing powder. For the LIPS, I first stamped in Raspberry Fizz then stamped over them using Versa Mark, sprinkled it with clear embossing powder and heat set!!!!!!!

Now they are lips with "Lip Gloss"...............

Last but not least, please check out some of these BLOG CANDY ALERTS:

Steph - Much Ado About Nothing

Nichole Heady - Capture the Moment (click on the names of each designer to be taken to their individual blogs where they are each offering up blog candy galore)

Sara - Card Oasis

Jeannette - Jeannette's Pages

PTI: sweet blush perfect match cs, ink, fresh snow ink, Polka Dot Basics, Heart Prints stamp sets
SU: scallop edge punch, double rectangle punch
Spellbinder: small scallop square frame
scrap of ribbon


Jaspere said...

How come my mistakes don't come out looking that good? This is adorable and the perfect size.

Pat (mspfd) said...

Awesome Justine! I just love the way this came out.

wendyp said...

how CUTE!!!

Lorraine Robertson said...

How delicious...

Lorraine xxx

Gretchen said...

Super cute! Love those lips!!

Kelly Lunceford said...

This is darling and I Love your resourcefulness! I love the lips, too! Great valentine's project! TFS

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

This is adorable. What a great little treat. Thanks for playing! :)