Friday, February 13, 2015

Valentine's Day Cards and Treat Boxes

Hello!  With everything that's been going on in my life recently, I feared that I would miss out on being able to stamp cute little things for Valentine's Day this year, so I stayed home today and made some cards and treat boxes - and it was a wonderful and quiet "me" day to just enjoy stamping!  There are so many people at The Solana that I would like to thank for all they do each day, so I made 20 little treat boxes filled with chocolates and candy to give to those special people.  I also made a few for my mom, Nan, and Connie - two of my mom's friends there.

I have a die from My Favorite Things - it's a paper bag treat box die - and it came in handy today!  It folds in on the side like a paper bag from the grocery store, so it allows room for candy, but it's not so big that you'll break the bank filling it with candy.  I used designer paper and stamps from Stampin' Up!  I think they turned out really cute!

I also made some Valentine's Day cards for my mom, Haley, and some of my special friends and relatives.  I think this card is to die for.  I copied it from Angela Maine, but used what I had on hand to mimic her card.  I'm totally in love with it.  Although I like the pink, I can only imagine how beautiful it would be to use vanilla ribbon and a vanilla flower.  It would make a gorgeous wedding card - and I'm going to need one of those in April, so I'll try it out then.  The heart is a Sizzix die, the flourish is from Impression Obsession, and the greeting is from Papertrey.  Isn't it fabulous?

Since this card is a bit girly-girl for my husband and son, I made another card for them that is a bit more masculine.  I used my Papertrey stamps for the card below - and I love it, too!  I cased it, of course!  This card is perfect for my son since we have always loved drinking coffee together - especially iced coffee!  A Starbucks gift card is perfect to place inside the card.  I LOVE MY STAMPS AND ALL MY TOYS!  I am one happy gal right now!  Stamping can make you feel that way!

Okay, here's one more that I just HAD to make because it's so cute!  This is a CASE of Maile Belles' card and all of the supplies are from Papertrey.  I'll have to save this card for next year to give my husband!  I feel better now that I got to do some Valentine's Day stamping - now it's on to St. Patrick's Day!  

Happy Valentine's Day to all of you!  May you love and be loved!


Deb said...

Isn't valentine's the best mid-winter pick-me-up? Glad you had fun. Great cards!

Deb said...

Oh, and Happy Valentine's Day! Thanks for creating such a great blog!

Chrystyna said...

What are the hearts from? Die or embossing folder? and by whom SU or PTI? email me please, thanks. More lovely cards Penny!!!