January 20, 2016

Creative Inking Blog Hop: Love is All Around

Welcome to the Creative Inking Blog Hop!

Today love is in the air as we prepare for Valentine's Day!

Most people see the new Going Global stamp set and think- Wow, what a great guy stamp set. And yes, it does have a more rustic feel to it... but I see the sentiments on it and can't help but think Valentine's Day :)

So I paired it with the Love Blossoms DSP stack and here is what I came up with:

I remembered making these little paper cups in elementary school. It has come in handy ever since if I needed a drink but didn't have a cup :) Well, maybe not that often... but I actually have done it on occasion in my lifetime.

I switched up the cup pattern slightly to make the DSP more showy, and I love how they turned out. Just check out the variety you get using different sheets from the DSP. And they are the perfect size to hold many different types of Valentine's day treats!

To dress up the front of the candy package I used the image of the world- stamped once in Crumb Cake and once in Blushing Bride. The first I cut out using the 2" circle punch, and then the later I added the sentiment to and punched out with the sweetheart punch. I attached the two worlds together, making sure I lined up the images, and then mounted them on a scalloped circle.

For one of the treat pouches I even added a little gold thread. I wouldn't do this for an entire child's classroom- but to give to friends or coworkers it adds just a hint of sparkle which is really pretty :)

Now, I'm sure you want to know how to make the little treat pouch right? I've put together a video to show you how- it is super simple and you could crank out a whole bunch of these really fast. Enjoy! (And if you don't... well, bear with me as it is the first video I've ever done that wasn't a screen capture for MDS!)

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Lori Mueller said...

How clever you are to use that stamp set for 'love'. Stinkin' cute!!

Lynn Streifert said...

Amber, thank you so much for the video I remember making those little paper cups two along time ago, and I know this would be a great project to do with my Girl Scout troop, so thank you for sharing I love it!

Unknown said...

I LOVE this and especially the video to show how to make the pocket. Awesome!!! Thanks for sharing!

Diane Evans said...

I just love this idea. Thanks for the video as well.

stillstamping said...

What a great way to use the stamp set. Love the video.

Kristine said...

Love your project, Amber! Cute idea to do with little ones!

Unknown said...

You had me at chocolate! Such a fun way to present a treat no matter what time of year!

Karen W said...

Very cute! I also remember making these as a child but had forgotten how to make them, so thank you so much for the video!!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing this. Your video was great and very easy to follow.


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