Valentine Treats — Monday Montage #109

Welcome to another Monday Montage blog hop!  We are a group of nine stampers who love to share what we create with you, and all you have to do to follow along is click on the links at the bottom of each post.

I have been busy making Valentine treats lately.  With two girls in school, there are lots of treats to prepare as they love giving them to friends and teachers.  And I think hand-crafted treats are extra special and stand out amongst all of the other treats.

I found some Mega M&M’s that are like conversational hearts with little Valentine messages (be mine, you’re cute, etc…) at the store and thought they’d be perfect for these 1″ x 8″ cellophane bags that I had leftover from a previous catalog.

Since I knew the kids wouldn’t spend a lot of time examining the packaging, I kept them pretty simple.  Plus, I needed to make a lot of them.  I stamped the cute striped hearts from the Heart Happiness set and the sentiment from the Bloomin’ Love stamp set.  A gold Metallic Enamel Shape was added as well.

A Gold Binder clip, some ribbon and gold sequin trim were added to dress them up a little.

I put some Peanut M&M’s in some Clear Tiny Treat Boxes, and added some Glimmer Paper and ribbon to help decorate these little treats.

The heart is from the Heart Happiness set and the sentiment is from the Bloomin’ Love set.

This is a quick card I pulled together using the Narrow Note Cards & Envelopes.  I love the cute size of this.  I stamped the hearts from the Heart Happiness set and the “you” comes from a Paper Pumpkin kit.  The washi tape is from the Pick a Pattern collection.  Some gold sequins were added, as were some black rhinestones which I had leftover from the Holiday catalog.

You’re ready to hop on over to Breelin Renwick’s blog.  I always love seeing what she makes!  If you prefer to work your way backwards, you can jump back to Wendy Weixler’s blog.  Either way, be sure to work your way through all of the blogs so you don’t miss a thing.

 

 

 

Enjoy your Monday!  Thanks for stopping by!

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Sweet Valentine — FMS321

It’s time for another new sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches, and this week our Canadian friend, Jen Brum, is our hostess.  She has a fabulous sketch for us that I absolutely love.  Take a look:

I wanted to make another Valentine, but I wanted to use some non-traditional Valentine colors.  Starting with a watercolor wash, I applied some Daffodil Delight ink with a watercolor brush onto some wet watercolor paper.  I stamped a few leaves from the Heart Happiness set onto the watercolor paper, and then stamped the hearts and flower from the same stamp set and cut them out.

Some little embellishments were added here and there — a piece of a doily, iridescent sequins. tiny pearls, and a little bow from linen thread.  The sentiment is from an old Paper Pumpkin stamp set.

This card came together pretty quickly.  A great sketch will often do that.

We hope you’ll join us and create your own card using the sketch.  We love to see what you do with the sketch as we browse the gallery.  Meanwhile, be sure to stop by the Freshly Made Sketches site to see what the design team has created for your inspiration.

Enjoy your Wednesday!  Thanks for stopping by!

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A Heart Full of Flowers — FMS320

It’s time for another new sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches, and this week our favorite Rocky Mountain resident, Kim Singdahlsen, is our hostess.  She has a fun sketch that is perfect to get you inspired to start creating Valentines, or it can be used for a variety of other purposes with a little creativity.  Take a look at the sketch:

 

I adore the hearts in the Heart Happiness set, and the floral heart is my favorite so I decided that I needed to use it first.  I stamped it with Memento ink and then colored it with Stampin’ Blends markers.  A Pink Pirouette heart is an added layer between the focal heart and the the doily.  The sentiment is from the Bloomin’ Love stamp set.

Square cards are so fun, and I love how the sketch has the focal image cropped off of the side.

We hope you’ll join us and create your own card using the sketch.  We love to see what you make as we browse the gallery.  Meanwhile, be sure to stop by the Freshly Made Sketches site to see what the design team has created for your inspiration.  We even have a special guest designer, Teresa Kline, joining us and you will love her card.  We are so excited to have her on board.

Enjoy your Wednesday!  Thanks for stopping by!

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