Friday, February 5, 2016

Guest Designer ~ Lorie Ames!

Happy Friday friends!  Today is an exciting day for me as I am posting for the first time as the February Guest Designer for Jaded Blossom!  Woohoo!  Shall we just get right along to the fun project?

I thought it might be fun to make a special gift for my step-daughter for Valentine's Day so I decided to try to do a remake of a pop top can that I saw on my friend, Patti's blog.  The process is actually super simple, just read on...

I went to the store and purchased a pop top can of fruit (that my grandson got to enjoy!) and when I decided to do the decorating I flipped the can over and took the bottom of the can off with a smooth edge can opener.  I then removed the manufacturers paper so I could easily figure out the size of paper I needed to decorate and put on the can then I got to work.  What I decided to start with is the Heart Splatter set.  I used four different stamps from the set in four different colors and just randomly stamped them on my light pink textured cardstock.
 

 After stamping the pink cardstock I attached it to the can with adhesive from my ATG gun and extra doubled sided tape where the ends over lap. Inside my can I added some charms for my step-daughters Origami Owl locket, Hershey's Kisses and Hugs, and a box of TicTac Be Mine mix.


On top (which is actually at the very bottom) I put some tissue paper to make sure things don't move around too much in shipment.  To put the bottom of the can back on I just used some glue around the edge of the bottom and then applied pressure which actually popped that bottom piece back into place though if you are putting something heavy in the can you want to make sure you have plenty of glue to hold it all together.


Finally I added two colors of twine to the top edge of the can and stamped the round sentiment and strawberry from the Chocoholic set.  I colored the strawberry with my Copics and added the fun white chocolate drizzle with a white gel pen.


And there you have it!  What fun it will be for her to open the can and find the fun treats inside!  I wish I could see her face when she does! I hope you enjoyed this little Valentine's Day treat! 
~Lorie

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Bear Hug Mailbox

Hello! Mel here from Doxie Mel Designs with a new treat box.  I used a mailbox file from Cricut and cut the project on my Cricut Explore. The bear is a print and cut from Cricut's "Better Together". The sides and front are decorated with Jaded Blossom stamps and dies.  Behind the bear is a mat created with Scalloped and Stitched Square Dies.  The hearts on the side are die cut with Valentine Dies. The mailbox is sized to fit the fun size M and M packs.

Here is a closer look at the side of the mailbox.


Next, is the candy inside. The box works similar to a real mail box, except it won't be a Federal crime to take a package from this mailbox. 


Jaded Blossom
"bear hugs" - Pugs and Kisses
"Love" - Valentine Signs
Heart Die - Valentine Dies
Scalloped Square Die

Thanks for looking at my project today!

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Valentine Treats

Hey everyone!  It's Candace from Candi O. Designs and it's my day over at Jaded Blossom and I am sharing Valentine Theme projects I created using lots of JB goodies!!
I had some Dove Valentine chocolates that fit perfectly into the 3x10 clear bags so I created a topper for a quick little treat to give.
 Products Used:
Paper: Doodlebug Designs ~ Sweet Things
Mini Clothes Pin, Twine and Enamel Dots

I just love this lil' cupid girl so I made her into a card and added Jaded Blossom Dies and Sentiment to create her extra special ~ love how she turned out!
Products Used:
SVG Cutting Files: Lil' Cupid - Girl
Paper: Doodlebug Designs ~ Sweet Things and American Crafts Cardstock
Enamel Dots

I had a bottle of hand lotion (Honeysuckle Amore) that I thought was perfect for Valentine's Day so I added filler, lotion and chocolates to a bag and then created the wine tag die to add to the bag for a cute gift!
Products Used:
Paper: Doodlebug Designs ~ Sweet Things
Ribbon, Button, Clear Bag, Filler and Enamel Dots

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Have a great day!