Tuesday, February 8, 2011
It's a CHALLENGE!! (or two, or three, maybe four, how about five or six....Ok,ok...Seven?!?! ;)
I promised myself (sort of a New Year's Resolution) that I would enter more challenges this year...get lots of inspiration from different crafters, and hopefully do some inspiring of others! Here are some cute Valentine Treat Bags that I made for my daughter's daycare friends....I needed to make Valentine's for her anyway, and when I saw some challenges on my regular blog visits, I decided to incorporate!! Yes, I am entering this in more than one challenge....SEVEN, in fact!! I was able to combine challenges with this!! I have never even combined 2 challenges before....let alone SEVEN!! But it worked this time!! Yippee!!
I am entering this into the following challenges:
My Pink Stamper...Secret Challenge...go watch her video to find it out! But this project fits it!
Crazy About Cricut's Thankful Thursday Challenge...Valentine Treat Bags
Paper Playtime's Challenge...Use Cupid or Hearts
Creative Cutter Room's Design Time Thursday Challenge..."Love Bug"
Cricut Sister's Monday Challenge...Use Create A Critter
SEI Challenges with Abby #2..."LOVE"
Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog's Cricut Crawl..."Share the LOVE" (must have the word 'love' in the final project.
Create a Critter Cricut Cartridge
Stampin' Up! Cardstock
Patterned Paper from my stash (sorry, not sure who it's from!)
VersaMagic Chalk Ink in Perfect Plumeria
Martha Stewart Glitter Glue in Obsidian and Garnet
Cellophane Treat Bags
Assorted Valentine Goodies!! YUM!
Cut the Ladybug and all her layers at 2.5". Assemble accordingly. Cut the 'LOVE bug' saying and its layer at 1.75". Assemble accordingly (I off-set the layer of the saying to create a 'shadow' look). The treat bag topper background paper (I used white) should be cut at 4.25"x4", and score and fold at the halfway point of the 4" side. Pick a coordinating pattern for background paper and cut at 1.75"x4", and round edges with Corner Chomper. Fill cellophane bags with goodies (I used Fruit by the Foot, a Ring Pop, a Tootsie Roll Pop, Sweetheart Candies, and 3 Hershey Miniatures), and staple folded bag topper to the top of the cellophane bag. Ink the edges of the patterned background paper and attach to the topper with adhesive (I used my ATG gun, but any adhesive will work). Attach the assembled die-cuts to the topper, fill antennae and heart with glitter glue, and VOILA! a super-de-duper Valentine Treat Bag!!
I bet you are wondering how I knew about all of these GREAT challenges??? Well, I frequent MANY craft blogs daily (I have them saved to my browser 'favorites'), and sometimes I have a hard time keeping them straight...which ones had challenges, blog hops, etc. Well, Momo and Paula (2 sites I visit regularly) combined their efforts in a GREAT new site to keep everything in order!!! It's called The Craft Hot Spot and people can submit their crafty events and get them posted, and get some free press along the way!! It's a one-stop-shop for those looking for inspiration!What a SUPER-DUPER idea, ladies!! Thanks for giving me a "EUREKA" moment!! :) I highly recommend others to check this site out!!
***The My Pink Stamper Challenge was not listed on The Craft Hot Spot...but Robyn's site is my favorite...I've been visiting her daily for about 2 years!!***
Thanks for looking!!! And I challenge you to enter a Challenge, too!! :)