Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Valentine Suckers

Last night was MFT's release party in the member forums of Splitcoaststampers. What a crazy/fun time!

I had been working on a project but wasn't sure if i would get it done in time for the release or not. The stamping gods must have been with me as I actually finished with time to spare!

We all know Valentines is coming up, right? MFT just released a set called Happy Occasions that just called out to be used for a Valentine project and Digital paper called KISS. I decided to combine the release project with Allie's Valentines for school! (how is that for killing two birds with one stone??)

I went to the Family Dollar store and the Dollar General (yes, we have both stores within a few 100 feet from each other! crazy as we are a little town) to look for supplies. I didn't find anything Valentiny to go with what I had in mind BUT I did find stuff on their Christmas clearance that would work perfectly!! Now you are wondering how would Christmas items work for Valentines, aren't you? Well take a look:
How neat is that? She can take in the entire thing to school and the kids can pick their suckers right off the 'tree'. So what was the Christmas items I used, you ask? Take a look at the front view and see if you can figure it out.

See that green sucker? Well they didn't have any Valentine suckers out but had these Christmas suckers so i grabbed them and will trade them out for Valentine ones!! The tin actually had a picture of Santa on it! So I used the Kiss Black & White Digital paper that My Favorite Things sells to cover it. Added some pink ribbon and some shredded pink filler, a foam block or two and I was ready to stick those suckers in!
The sucker covers are 5 1/2 by 2 7/16. Scored at 3 9/16, 3 3/16, 15/16 and 11/16. Punch a hole in between the smaller score lines. Add a little bit of tape to that little lip so it will stay shut after the sucker is in. All frames are on dimensions to allow for the smaller piece to be tucked up in.

I had to cut the frames out by hand as I don't have the scallop punch that fits it! (it is on order though!!) I used glitter gel pen on some of the frames and also stamped and cutout just the heart to layer on top for those with the glitter.
This set has stamps for Birthday, Fathers day, Mothers day, Christmas, St.Paddy day, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Easter, Fourth of July and New Years. Just think of all the sucker trees you could make!!
Stamp set: Happy Occasion - My Favorite Things; Paper: Digital black & white Kiss collection by My Favorite Things, white; Ink: Variety of SU inks; Accs: glitter gel pen, dimensions, tin, ribbon, suckers


Cindy said...

What a great, and fun idea!!! TFS. Have been looking for a couple more easy projects to do with a group of senior ladies who save all their craft coupons for me. Figured it's time to show them what we do with the stuff we buy with them. So we're having a Valentine Making Party. Cindy (SCS)