Simple Last Minute Valentines

Today’s project seriously couldn’t be any easier. If you’re determined to have some handmade Valentines to hand out this year but don’t have time to get fancy, try out these super simple Valentines Mini Cards. All you need for this project are some pieces of 3″ x 3″ Whisper White card stock and your Hearts A Flutter stamp set.

All you’ll need to do is stamp the solid heart image in the bottom right corner. Then stamp the outline image on top of the solid heart image. Voila! Cute and simple Valentine in about a minute! Customize these by using different ink colors, or try stamping on some colored card stock instead of plain white. Think it needs a little something more? Try drawing a black line border around the card front free hand! A great way to add some more flair without getting too fancy or complicated.

Just tuck these 3×3 flat cards into some Mini Square Envelopes and they are ready to hand out to whomever you please. No need to sacrifice going handmade due to time constraints. There are always simple solutions in a time crunch. Just think single layer and a single image and that’s often all you need for a stunning and cute card anyone can appreciate!

Coming up: Sale-a-bration cards as easy as pie!

Until next time…

 

Project Recipe:
Stamps: Hearts A Flutter (Spring Catalog)
Ink: Primrose Petals, Basic Black
Paper: Whisper White
All above supplies can be purchased in My Stampin’ Up! Online Store

 

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Last Minute Tags for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is quickly drawing near. And here are a couple of quick tag ideas that you can use to attach to treat bags or Valentine’s Day gifts.

This first tag design uses the heart image from the Pretty Petites Sale-a-bration stamp set. This stamp set, and the coordinating Petite Curly Label Punch, can be yours for FREE as part of Sale-a-bration!

Making these tags was really simple. I just stamped the image in Primrose Petals ink, then punched out the image using the Petite Curly Label Punch. I adhered the tiny labels to some tags I had cut out using one of the banner shapes from the Hearts A Flutter Framelites Dies Set. I cut the tags from Pool Party cardstock, then inked the edges with Primrose Petals ink using a sponge dauber. The labels were adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals for a little extra pop. The tags are strung on some Pool Party Baker’s Twine.

This next tag design is even easier! It’s as simple as stamp and cut.

To create these tags, I stamped the solid heart image from the Hearts A Flutter stamp set on Very Vanilla card stock in Primrose Petals ink. I then stamped the outline image using Basic Black ink. I love the look of the outline being a little off from the solid image, so I didn’t bother to use a Stamp-a-ma-jig to stamp the outline image. I just eyeballed the stamp placement for that imperfect look. Once the image was stamped, I used another banner shape from the Hearts A Flutter Framelits Dies Set to cut out the tag. I positioned the die so that the image was a little tilted instead of being perfectly centered and straight on the tag. Makes for a fun-looking tag.

These tags can be made in little to no time at all. So if you need a quick embellishment to some Valentine’s Day packaging, try out these quick, simple, and easy tags. You can make multiples in just minutes and are a great way to add just a little handmade touch to your Valentine’s Day treats and gifts. And of course, these little tags can easily be adapted for nearly any occasion.

Coming Up: Last minute Valentine’s Day cards made easier than ever!

Until next time…

 

Project Recipe:
Stamps: Hearts A Flutter (Spring Catalog), Pretty Petites (Sale-a-bration)
Ink: Primrose Petals, Basic Black
Paper: Very Vanilla, Pool Party, Whisper White
Tools: Hearts A Flutter Framelits Dies (Spring Catalog), Petite Curly Label Punch (Sale-a-bration)
Extras: Baker’s Twine in Pool Party and Whisper White
All above supplies can be purchased in My Stampin’ Up! Online Store

 

Moose News:

  • Celebrate good times with FREE product during Sale-a-bration! Earn free Stampin’ Up! products for every $50 you spend in My Stampin’ Up! Online Store. Start earning your free products today!
  • The new Idea Book & Catalog is now Live! Get your copy for FREE, just pay $5 for priority shipping! To order your copy of the catalog, simply Email Me!
  • The New Spring Catalog is now available! To get a FREE copy, simply email me your address and I’ll send one to you right away! Or you can CLICK HERE to download it now.
  • Starter Kit Now Only $99! The new Starter Kits are now more affordable…and COMPLETELY customizable! You pick up to $125 worth of Stampin’ Up! product all for only $99! What a great way to start your own creative career! Visit My Stampin’ Up! Site for details!
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Candy Wraps and Bag Tops from the Heart

I’ve got some more fun Valentine’s Day treat packaging for you today! I took a cue from my popular Halloween Treats packaging and made some simple candy wraps and bag toppers using the More Amore Specialty Designer Series Paper and Hearts A Flutter Bundle (stamp set and Framelits Dies).

The toppers were made using some Pool Party card stock. I fancy-fied them using the Adorning Accents Edgelits dies and Embossing Folders. One topper was edged using the scallop edgelit and embossed with the cute, and appropriate, heart pattern. The other topper was edged using the bracket edgelit (I can’t think of another word for it!) and the coordinating embossing folder.

For the final touch, I added some heart decorations to the toppers. The larger hearts are cut from the laser cut sheets in the More Amore DSP pack. The smaller hearts are stamped from the Hearts A Flutter set and cut out using the matching Framelits die.

To create the candy wraps, I use 1-1/2″ x 3″ pieces of DSP. It’s the perfect size to wrap around a Hershey’s Miniature. I almost left the candies with just the DSP wrapping. But I couldn’t resist using the Pretty Petites stamp set and Petite Curly Label Punch from Sale-a-bration to jazz things up a bit.

I used the heart and “YUM” images from the Pretty Petites set and stamped them on Very Vanilla card stock using Pool Party and Primrose Petals ink. The uber cute Petite Curly Label Punch was used to punch out each image. I adhered the tiny labels using Stampin’ Dimensionals. Everything was tucked into 4″ x 6″ cello bags and closed with the bag toppers.

This is really a no muss, no fuss project. To really simplify it, keep the bag toppers plain instead of edging and embossing them to save yourself a little more time. I guarantee you can put together tons of these in little time. I will be putting together more of these for neighbor gifts!

Love the Pretty Petites stamp set and Petite Curly Label Punch that I used in this project? You can get them for FREE as part of Sale-a-bration! CLICK HERE to learn more!

Coming up: Super simple gift tags you can attach to anything!

Until next time…

 

Project Recipe:
Stamps: Hearts A Flutter (Spring Catalog), Pretty Petites (Sale-a-bration)
Ink: Primrose Petals, Pool Party
Paper: Very Vanilla, Pool Party, More Amore Specialty Designer Series Paper (Spring Catalog)
Tools: Hearts A Flutter Framelits Dies (Spring Catalog), Petite Curly Label Punch (Sale-a-bration), Adorning Accents Edgelits Dies, Adorning Accents Textured Impressions Embossing Folders
Extras: 4″ x 6″ Cello Bags
All above supplies can be purchased in My Stampin’ Up! Online Store

 

Moose News:

  • Celebrate good times with FREE product during Sale-a-bration! Earn free Stampin’ Up! products for every $50 you spend in My Stampin’ Up! Online Store. Start earning your free products today!
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  • The New Spring Catalog is now available! To get a FREE copy, simply email me your address and I’ll send one to you right away! Or you can CLICK HERE to download it now.
  • Starter Kit Now Only $99! The new Starter Kits are now more affordable…and COMPLETELY customizable! You pick up to $125 worth of Stampin’ Up! product all for only $99! What a great way to start your own creative career! Visit My Stampin’ Up! Site for details!
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Hearts A Flutter Valentine’s Day Treats

For today’s project, I want to share some treat packaging I prepared for my friend’s daughter to hand out to her class on Valentine’s Day. I wanted to keep the packaging simple and easy to assemble so that her daughter can help me put the treats together and be involved in creating these gifts for her friends.

I decided to use the 1″ x 8″ Cello Bags for the treat holders since they’re simple and easy to decorate. Plus, they hold more than just candy! I put some pencils and little erasers from the dollar section at Target in these bags.

Of course, I had to put candy in some of them 🙂 What can I say? I’m a chocaholic!

But my friend will ultimately get to decide what goes in the treat bags for her daughter’s class. I just wanted to give you a few examples of what you can use them for.

Now for some details! To create the bag toppers, I simply took a 1-3/4″ x 3-1/2″ piece of More Amore Specialty Designer Series Paper and folded it in half. To embellish the toppers, I used the Postage Stamp punch to punch out pieces of card stock in Pool Party and Primrose Petals. I inked the edges using Basic Black ink to give them a little more dimension. Then I stamped different heart images from the Hearts A Flutter stamp set onto Very Vanilla card stock using Pool Party and Primrose Petals ink. I cut the hearts out using the heart shape die from the Hearts A Flutter Framelits set. Some 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon in Marina Mist and Pretty in Pink gave the toppers a nice finishing touch. To adhere the toppers to the bags, I just used a piece of sticky strip and folded the toppers over the closed end of the cello bags (that way they can be easily opened without having to remove the toppers!).

These are super easy to make and assemble. If you want to do this project with your kids, let them punch out the stamp shapes and stamp the heart images. If they’re old enough, let them use the Big Shot to cut out the heart shapes too. Then help them assemble everything! It’s an easy craft that you can do in an afternoon. These would also be great to make for your coworkers or neighbors. I know I’ll be whipping up a few extra for my Aunty to give to her office mates.

Coming Up: Another fun way to package your Valentine treats!

Until next time…

 

Project Recipe:
Stamps: Hearts A Flutter (Spring Catalog)
Ink: Primrose Petals, Pool Party, Basic Black
Paper: Very Vanilla, Primrose Petals, Pool Party, More Amore Specialty Designer Series Paper (Spring Catalog)
Tools: Postage Stamp Punch, Hearts A Flutter Framelits Dies (Spring Catalog)
Extras: 1″ x 8″ Cello Bags, 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon in Marina Mist and Pretty in Pink
All above supplies can be purchased in My Stampin’ Up! Online Store

 

Moose News:

  • The new Idea Book & Catalog is now Live! Get your copy for FREE, just pay $5 for priority shipping! To order your copy of the catalog, simply Email Me!
  • The New Spring Catalog is now available! To get a FREE copy, simply email me your address and I’ll send one to you right away! Or you can CLICK HERE to download it now.
  • Starter Kit Now Only $99! The new Starter Kits are now more affordable…and COMPLETELY customizable! You pick up to $125 worth of Stampin’ Up! product all for only $99! What a great way to start your own creative career! Visit My Stampin’ Up! Site for details!
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No Sew Fabric Wreaths for Valentine’s Day

I’m back! I’m back!  You may have been thinking I had extended my Christmas vacation, but you were wrong 😀 I’ve been busy this past month prepping some new projects and polishing new ideas for My Paper Moose. And I’ve also prepared some fun and exciting projects to get you ready for Valentine’s Day! So let’s get to it!

I’m excited to share today’s projects with you. I had been brainstorming this project since before Christmas, and it was so exciting to bring it to life! You see, I absolutely love Stampin’ Up!’s Designer Fabrics. But a seamstress I most certainly am not. Sewing machines scare me and I can barely manage to do a running stitch by hand. But I wanted to utilize those gorgeous Designer Fabrics in some way without the need to sew. So I thought, why not make some wreaths? And I did!

I fell in love with the More Amore Designer Fabric in the new Spring Catalog, so I decided to create some Valentine’s Day wreaths. The first one I made was this smaller one. This size wreath would be great to make in multiples and hang in windows or on cabinets. I only made one, so I decided to try framing it instead.

Now, there was a tiny bit of sewing involved on this wreath. But only for creating the fabric yo-yo flowers, and all that’s required to create those is a running stitch. So even the most novice of sewers out there could handle that! For a tutorial on creating a fabric yo-yo flower, check out MY TUTORIAL. For the center of the flowers, I used a designer button, a glimmer brad, and a Designer Builder Brad from the Spring Catalog.

It took me a while to come up with a design I was happy with (for those of you who follow me on Facebook, THIS was the project that kept stumping me for days!). But I’m happy with the final result. I used some More Amore Specialty Designer Series Paper to cover the photo mat in the frame and complement the wreath. It’s the perfect piece to decorate your mantel for Valentine’s Day or perhaps a dessert table at a Valentine’s Day party.

After making that small wreath, I still had plenty of Designer Fabric left over. So I decided to make a little bit larger of a wreath, and this time I made sure this one involved absolutely no sewing of any kind!

For this wreath, I utilized more of the products from the More Amore Product Suite in the Spring Catalog. I used the Hearts A Flutter Framelits Dies to create a cute little banner to go across the wreath. I love the different shapes you get with that die set. They are absolutely perfect for creating fun banners like this! I just die cut the shapes from some sheets of More Amore DSP and Pool Party card stock for an instant banner in less than two minutes! The heart outline is from the Hearts A Flutter stamp set and the “love” sentiment is from the Tiny Tags set.

Now, the flowers are my absolute favorite thing about this wreath. And like I said before, there was absolutely no sewing involved! The large fabric flower was created using a strip of More Amore fabric and a Jumbo Sticky Round. The center of the flower is a Designer Builder Brad.

I also used a builder brad for the center of that Primrose Petal flower. I attached an In Color Dahlia to the center of that builder brad for a little variety. The flower itself, along with the smaller white flower, were made using the new Creped Filter Paper from the Spring Catalog. I dyed the larger flower using Primrose Petal ink.

I hope you enjoyed this first project for the new year! And stay tuned as I’ve got plenty more projects to share in the coming days!

Coming Up: Quick and easy treats for Valentine’s Day

Until next time…

Moose News:

  • The new Idea Book & Catalog is now Live! Get your copy for FREE, just pay $5 for priority shipping! To order your copy of the catalog, simply Email Me!
  • The New Spring Catalog is now available! To get a FREE copy, simply email me your address and I’ll send one to you right away! Or you can CLICK HERE to download it now.
  • Starter Kit Now Only $99! The new Starter Kits are now more affordable…and COMPLETELY customizable! You pick up to $125 worth of Stampin’ Up! product all for only $99! What a great way to start your own creative career! Visit My Stampin’ Up! Site for details!
  • Make sure to Follow Me On Facebook and Instagram (@jnimrichter) for exclusive photos and sneak peeks at my newest works-in-progress, and the latest news and promotions from Stampin’ Up!