Valentines

Paper Pumpkin Re-purposed

January's Paper Pumpkin had the supplies for a valentine banner or for treat holders.  I didn't need either of those, but I was in need of valentines to send to the shut-ins at church.  Using the inspiration from Patty Bennett's blog pattystamps.typepad .com, I decided to use the Paper Pumpkin to make my cards.

Paper Pumpkin cards

The card bases were in Watermelon Wonder cardstock or Mint Macaron cardstock.  I used the doted paper from the 2015-2017 In-color paper stack.  I like the dots with the stripes of the hearts that I used.  The sentiment "Be Mine" is from the Paper Pumpkin stamp set.  I stamped it in Watermelon Wonder on Whisper White cardstock and then cut it out using the retired heart framelits. Did you see the pretty white doilies peaking out from around the heart?  They are the metallic foil doilies.  I simply turned them over on the back and used the white side.  The two hearts in either Watermelon Wonder or Mint Macaron are punched from the Sweetheart punch.  The heart with the words is from the In-color paper stack.  The other hearts are punched from the Color Me Irresistible Specialty Designer Series Paper.  You probably can't tell, but there are shiny places right on the cardstock!  The bows are made from the twine included with the Paper Pumpkin kit.  The small white hearts are punched from the Itty Bitty Punch Pack.

Paper Pumpkin watermelon duo

 Paper Pumpkin mint triple

I just love how the cards turned out!  Now, my valentines are ready to be addressed and dropped in the mail.

Paper Pumpkin group shot

Did you know that 3 month Paper Pumpkin subscriptions are on sale?  Well, they are until March 31st.  You can get 3 months of Paper Pumpkin for $55. But, that's not all.  This would also qualify you for a free Sale-a-Bration item. Let me know if you would love to be included in the fun.  There's always great things to be done with Paper Pumpkin!

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A Hershey Bar for Someone Special

We all have someone special we want to remember at Valentines be it mom, dad, that special someone, a co-worker, neighbor, child.  Well, I could go on and on.  And everyone loves a Hershey bar.  Ah, a perfect match.  I decided to dress up the Hershey bars for Valentine's Day.

Valentine Hershey barsThe measurements for the cardstock are 5 1/2 X 6 and scoring on the 5 1/2 inch side at 1 3/4, 2, 4 1/4, and 4 1/2.  I used Crumb Cake cardstock.

For the Earth Hershey bar, I began by embossing with the World Traveler folder.  It's a little hard to see.  I did have about a half inch of extra space at the top and the bottom.  Put our Tear & Tape along one side.  Place the Hershey bar inside and then adhere to fit.

Valentine Hershey world close upI stamped the world image on Crumb Cake using Mossy Meadow ink and punched it out with the 2 inch circle punch.  This was adhered using dimensionals.  I stamped the sentiment on Very Vanilla cardstock and punched it out with the Sweetheart punch.  Both of those stamps were from the new Going Global stamp set. Love that suite in the new Occasions catalog.  I used the Timeless Textures set to stamp a little background on the heart.  I used Mossy Meadow for all of this, but be sure to stamp off the background texture stamp.  I actually stamped it off 2 times.  You want to be able to see the sentiment.  The heart was also attached with dimensionals.

Valentine Hershey world close up 2

To finish it off, I tied Mossy Meadow 5/8 inch Striped Cotton Ribbon around the top and tied a knot.

Valentine Hershey world bar

For the flower bar, I started off stamping a background on the Crumb Cake cardstock using the Timeless Textures set and white Craft Stampin' Ink.  You will need to let this dry just a little and then put the paper around your Hershey bar.  I punched a 1 1/4 inch circle from the Timeless Elegance Designer Series Paper.

Valentine Hershey girl close up 2

I cut an oval with the XL Oval punch out of Very Vanilla cardstock and embossed it with the Happy Heart embossing folder.  I stamped the sentiment on this using the Floral Wings stamp set and  the Timeless Elegance patterned paper.  I punched it out with the Sweetheart punch. This went on using dimensionals.

Valentine Hershey girl close upTie a bow around this with the Venetian Crochet trim.  I added a few tiny hearts out of Pink Pirouette cardstock  made using the Hearts Border punch.

Valentine Hershey girl bar

You just might know the perfect someone for one of these gifts!  Thanks and I hope to see you on Friday!

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