Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Sweethearts Challenge! Wanna Play?

Hi Peeps!

As you read this, I'm sitting by the pool in Cabo San Lucas, sipping on drinks with little umbrellas, floating on my floatie and having the time of my life.

The ABC Toys & Crafts Design Team decided to pose a little challenge to each other and to you all to create some type of gift set or project for Valentine's Day - something for your Sweetheart.  I'd seen some really cute paper fortune cookies, and decided it'd be a fun little gift for my hubby.  Oh my gosh - I had so much fun making this up, and it was super easy!!  I didn't take any pictures while I was creating, but you can get the general gist of how to make these little sweeties HERE.  I kind of improvised by using my Circle Nestabilities to cut out the circles.  I also found that, depending on the thickness of the paper that you use, that you'll need to use really strong glue dots to keep them from popping open.

I stamped the sentiments onto different ribbons and twills using Staz-On, and then adhered them to each of the fortune cookies with another glue dot.  Easy peasy, lemon squeezie!  I had this clear take-out container in my "alterables" stash - I think you can pick them up at Michael's.

The little tag was made using - MY BRAND NEW PINK SLICE!!  Oh my gosh - people, why did it take me so long to get one of these babies?!!  ABC Toys & Crafts has them in stock, with FREE SHIPPING.  It comes with two design cards - this tag was on the Basic Elements card, and it's 4".  I can't wait to get back home to play some more with this little gadget.  With all the new accessories that Making Memories announced at CHA, I'm thinkin' this is going to be my new favorite toy.  Here's a comprehensive list of all the goodies I used for this fun little project:

STAMPS:  Valentine's Sayings (Hero Arts), So Sweet (Hero Arts)
INK:  Versamark, Jet Black Staz-On
PAPER:  Valentines DP (Martha Stewart), White CS (Neenah)
ACCESSORIES:  PINK SLICE (Making Memories), Basic Elements Design Card (Making Memories), Rouge Embossing Powder (Zing/American Crafts), Red Gingham Ribbon, White Sheer Ribbon, Pink and Raspberry Twill (Taylored Expressions), Glue Dots (K Company), Take Out Container, packaging shred, Valentine Candy (Dollar Store), Scalloped Border Punch (SU), Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders)

WANNA PLAY WITH US?  Create a project using the following theme:
I love you....... "Sweetheart"

No other requirements than to be creative and interpret "I love you....... Sweetheart"!!
Each day this week one of us will share our project with you on the ABC Design Blog.

Would you like to join in on our "CHALLENGE"?
Mr. Linky will be
-----> HERE
<----- Deadline to enter your project is Saturday, February 6th @ 12pm EST

Random number generator will be used to pick the WINNER of a $10 store credit to ABC Toys & Crafts.

Thanks for stopping by today!  I'll fill you in on some of the details of my vacation when I get back next week.



Terri said...

I was there when Karolyn was whippin' out these babies...aren't they stinkin' adorable? So many possibilities! Love that DP and so happy to hear you are lovin' your Slice!

Justine said...

Wow this is an amazing idea. Genious lady!!! Perfect little fortune cookies and that packaging, You have totally Rocked the "I Love You...."Sweetheart" Challenge.