Just Before Valentine's Day

10:14:00 AM Venus and Luanne @ Sisters Craft Cafe 10 Comments

Good morning my fellow crafters! What a beautiful day this is! Oh my, I'm just so happy to be able to access my blog - after 2 days of internet wonkiness!! 

Well, I have lots to post. So let's start with my first project. I made some chocolate boxes to give away on Valentine's day.

Valentine Chocolate Boxes

I used printed cardstocks by Imaginiscence,  Royal Treatment (which I had for so long), and solid red Venice cardstocks with shimmery effects.

I printed the box template on a plain cardstock then hand-cut each one by following the lines. Note: by using an editing software (I always use Adobe Photoshop) you can resize the template to make it as big as you want.
Since I don't have an electronic cutting machine yet, I had to make extra effort by tracing the template on the backside of the printed cardstock, then cut it again. 

The handle is about half an inch wide. I attached it to the sides with a brad. I also made circle tags and stamped "just for you" sentiment on each one, then attached them on the handle.

The box template is called TRAPEZOID BOX and you can get it for FREE HERE

Now, below you'll see how I filled these boxes with assorted chocolates and some ric-rac cuttings. Happy Valentine's Day everyone!

 Challenge Entered:

Simon Says Stamp - LOVE IS IN THE AIR

Next,this paper piecing project is tricky! The images are tiny, I had to use tweezers to hold them. These are images and sentiments are from The Craft's Meow Life is a Carnival set, which I picked as a prize for winning the TCM December-January sketch challenge.  

 Supplies: Papers: DCWV, Sassafrass, All about Scrapbooking, Linen paper. 
Embossing folder: Cuttlebug. 
others: glue

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Now, just to show how much I appreciate my new stamps, I also made another card following the sketch at FRESHLY MADE SKETCHES

The TCM stamp Life is a Carnival set is an awesome set with lots of fun, whimsical images- just like this cotton candy booth and carnival tickets.

Here's the sketch that I followed 

Supplies: TCM stamps Life is A Carnival. Sassafrass Lass paper- Ellie's Tale. Plain carstock. Spellbinders beaded circle and plain circle dies. Sizzix Big shot. Faber-Castell color pens.

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  Hope you enjoyed my posts! Please do drop by my sister's blog CRAFTER'S REFERENCE for more exciting projects. Have a nice day everyone!


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  1. What a fabuous card for our sketch this week ... i love the gingham paper and your ticket border is fabulous!
    Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!!!

  2. I just love your little ice cream scoops! Totally adorable!! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

    1. Hello Michelle,
      CAS-ual Fridays is a lot of fun. Thanks for dropping by.
      Happy Valentine's Day.

  3. Love how you used the tickets for the bottom piece!! Very cute card!

  4. Venus: your chocolate boxes are WONDERFUL--I love them all. Thanks for joining us at Simply Create for our "RED HOT" Challenge #6.

    Simply Create Design Team Member

  5. Wow! All of your creations are gorgeous! Wonderful work!!

    Happy Valentine's Day!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!


  6. Super sweet cards in this post! Really shows off your diversity. Thanks for joining use at CAS-ual Fridays!

  7. Beautiful! I love all the ways you've used the TCM stamps! So, so lovely!!! :)


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