CWL | February Calendar Tag

Create With Love, Tag, Valentine's Dayon February 14th, 20142 Comments

Welcome back to CREATE WITH LOVE, our Clear and Simple Stamps virtual Valentine’s (Craft) Day! Project #3 is up on deck, and comes with a very handy download of printable 2014 Calendar Tags that you can put to use all year long. Of course we chose to create with February to celebrate today’s special holiday.

Adhere your calendar tags to candy treats, gift bags, or even make a full set for a wonderful and hand-stamped gift. You can download the 2014 Calendar Tags [here].

 

SUPPLIES: Tags 1 (dies) | Shapes: Hearts | Hearts Plus | I’m a Princess Pink Cardstock | Taglines: Critters ( tiny heart) | A Blanc Check Cardstock | Dare to be a Dive Red Ink | I’m a Princess Pink Ink | Red/White/Pink Twine | Simple Adhesive | 2014 Calendar Tags PDF download

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CWL | Matchbook Love Notes

Create With Love, Valentine's Dayon February 14th, 20142 Comments

Welcome back to CREATE WITH LOVE, our Clear and Simple Stamps virtual Valentine’s (Craft) Day! We are moving right into project #2 – Matchbook Love Notes.  These Valentine treats are perfect for when you want to create a functional gift that will look just darling sitting on your desk. After all, you will want to make sure you make enough to keep one for yourself!

What makes these little notes so great (besides the fact that the fit right in the palm of your hand) is that the pages are perforated! You can easily tear out sheets from your Matchbook Love Notes to jot down a “to-do” list, leave a sweet note, or doodle during your spare time.

What makes these little notes so great (besides the fact that the fit right in the palm of your hand) is that the pages are perforated! You can easily tear out sheets from your Matchbook Love Notes to jot down a “to-do” list, leave a sweet note, or doodle during your spare time.

 

SUPPLIES: Party Favor 16 (dies) | Shapes: Hearts | Airmail | Writer’s Desk | Writer’s Desk Too | Paint the Town Pink Cardstock | Taglines: Critters ( tiny heart) | A Blanc Check Cardstock | Paint the Town Pink Ink | Perfect Little Black Dress Ink | Simple Adhesive | Decoupage Glue | Binder Clips | Typing Paper | Perforated Cutting Blade

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CWL | Sweetheart Treat Bags

Create With Love, Party Favors, Valentine's Dayon February 14th, 2014No Comments

Welcome to CREATE WITH LOVE, our Clear and Simple Stamps virtual Valentine’s (Craft) Day! We are kicking things off with a super simple project that just makes us smile….that and even though we are morning people 7am, pre-coffee  – we pretty much need to stick to the basics when it comes to maneuvering around the craft room!

You will normally find candy conversation hearts boxed up. We thought outside of the box and created {Sweetheart Treat Bags}. Your candy hearts will go a lot further, and with just 13 hearts per treat bag, you can limit sugar intake for little ones. It will literally take you longer to read the instructions than it takes to make these adorable treat bags.

SUPPLIES: 1″ Clear Candy Bags | Topper Combo (includes dies) | Toppers Fillers | Taglines: Critters ( tiny heart) | A Blanc Check Cardstock | Paint the Town Pink Ink | I’m a Princess Pink Ink | Simple Adhesive | Candy Conversation Hearts

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Create with Love

Create With Love, Packaging, Party Favors, Valentine's Dayon February 14th, 2014No Comments

 



Valentine Cookie Grams

General, Packaging, Party Favors, Valentine's Dayon February 7th, 20141 Comment

Sweets for your sweetie! There is something special about Valentine’s Day that makes us want to bake our little hearts out! Truth be told, we love any opportunity to whip up a few sweet treats – especially for gifting…

If there is one cookie that reigns supreme in our house, it’s the Sugar Cookie! Why you ask? For the simple fact that we can roll them out into cute shapes like these heart cut-out cookies, and decorate them for any holiday.

We’ll let you in on a little secret….we’re such cookie fanatics that we make huge batches of cookie dough and freeze them. This way we can easily whip up a batch without all the hassle.

Here we created a simple cardstock insert for the 3″ Clear Candy Bags and scored the bottom at 1/2″. This scored flap creates a great area to stamp a sentiment and provide a nice buffer to help slide your decorated cookie into the bag. A small dot of icing will help secure the cookie into place.

CARDSTOCK: A Blanc Check, Coral Necklace | INK: Coral Necklace, Paint the Town Pink | STAMPS: Let’s Bake: Sentiments, Love Cupid | OTHER: Silver/White Twine, Icing, Sugar Cookies, 3″ Clear Candy Bags

 

You have Bakerella to thank for this next tasty treat! What do you get when you cross brownie mix with a bit of yummy cookie dough?…one happy brownie-chocolate-chip-cookie-loving husband (at least in our house you do)!

We followed her simple recipe (here) and dressed them up with these super cute heart-shaped baking cups from Wilton.

Once cooled, we packaged the brownie cookies in our 3″ Flat Bottom Clear Candy Bags, and added a sweet “baked with love” hang tag using the Let’s Bake: Sentiments set and Mini Label Tags die.

CARDSTOCK: A Blanc Check | INK: Coral Necklace | DIES: Mini Label Tags | STAMPS: Let’s Bake: Sentiments, Party Elements: Baby | OTHER: Silver/White Twine, Brownie Cookies, 3″ Flat Bottom Clear Candy Bags, Heart-Shaped Baking Cup

 

We are huge fans of macarons, and are very excited to announce that we will be carry fun packaging for your delicious French pastry treats! These Clear Macaron Boxes  + Insert trays are the perfect way to package your favorite flavors as gifts or party favors.

With a precious Bow Trio: Large paper bow and a Favor Flags banner tag, we’ve dressed up these french pastry sweets in little to no time at all!

CARDSTOCK: A Blanc Check, Coral Necklace | INK: Paint the Town Pink | DIES: Favor Flags, Bow Trio: Large | STAMPS: Let’s Bake: Macarons | OTHER: Macarons, Clear Macaron Box + Insert

 

With Valentine’s Day a little over a week away, we’re sharing a super cute idea to express your love with a Sweetheart Cookie Gram. What says “how sweet it is to be loved by you” than with pretty, packaged, heart-shaped cookies!

We immediately reached for Party Favor 8 to create this sweet Valentine. The front flap hints to a hidden surprise, and in this case that surprise is a tasty treat along with a special note.

We added a see-thru window to the favor with the Shapes: Squares Combo die. Once the square was cut, we lined the edges with Simple Adhesive and adhered clear acetate to create the window.

And because we love to use drops, the die cut square was the perfect size to stamp a sweet message and to/from signature lines.

We used the same icing trick we showed earlier with the Ultimate Sugar Cookie to secure our heart-shaped cookie into place for display in the die cut window. Be sure to allow the icing time to harden before handling the cookie insert.

When you are all set to gift your cookie gram, wrap the outside with Silver/White Twine, and secure the twine in place with a “freshly baked” sticker created with the Let’s Bake: Sentiments set and Full Sheet Simple Adhesive – our absolute favorite way to create stickers and labels!

We hope you enjoyed a few simple ideas for getting crafty and creative in the kitchen this Valentine’s Day!

CARDSTOCK: A Blanc Check, Coral Necklace | INK: Coral Necklace, Perfect Little Black Dress, I Steel Got It | DIES: Shapes: Squares, Party Favor 8, Shapes: Circles| STAMPS: Let’s Bake: Sentiments, Trendy Tags, Cake Domes, All Wrapped Up | OTHER: Silver/White Twine, Icing, Sugar Cookies, Simple Adhesive, Clear Acetate

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Beary Special Valentines

Generalon January 30th, 20142 Comments

What’s not to love about Valentine’s Day? Bring on the sweet treats, candy hearts, and flood of cutesy, punny cards. Of course we couldn’t resist jumping on the punny bandwagon, and we’re sharing an adorable pair of Beary Special Valentines…

Break out your Taglines: Little Critter Pals stamp set and Build-a-Critter Pals dies for creating these super cute Valentine’s Day cards.

Starting with a simple one-layer card, we stamped a sweet scene that paired nicely with our punny saying; “You are Beary Special”. Our little critter is all dressed up in his cute little bow-tie from the Tiny Fashions set and delivering a lot of love with his heart-shaped balloon from Rag Doll Chloe: Love.  We seriously love this set – in fact all the Rag Doll sets are filled with great images even beyond the adorable rag dolls that it often makes them our go-to sets when creating for all sorts of occasions.

We loved the one layer card so much that we wanted to bring our little critter to life with a fun, coordinating shape card.

Using the colored image as a guide, we die cut each piece to build the critter from matching cardstock colors, even down to the cute die cut bow.

Once assembled, we created a woodgrain envelope that was a perfect fit for our Beary Special Valentine!

It’s hard not to love a woodgrain envelope, but you’ll really love how easy it is to transform our Paper Sac Bags into the perfect envie with a few simple supplies in three easy steps!

HOW-TO: (1) We started with a single bag and added a woodgrain texture by using the Imprint 4 impression plate.  (2) Partially die cut the A2 Envie Liner to give the top of the bag an envelope flap style closure. Be sure to crank the die just slightly past the score line. (3). Die cut a heart using the Shapes: Hearts die to create a closure sticker for our new woodgrain envie.

Don’t you just love the subtle texture? Creating your own woodgrain envies for Valentine’s day instantly makes your card stand out from the crowd in a beary special way!

CARDSTOCK: Dish All the Dirt Brown, Dare to be a Diva Red, Perfect Little Black Dress, Trendsetter Blue, A Blanc Check | INK: Perfect Little Black Dress, Trendsetter Blue, Dare to be a Diva Red | DIES: Build-a-Critter Pals: Basics, Bow Trio: Mini, A2 Envie Liner, Imprints 4, Shapes: Hearts Combo | STAMPS: Rag Doll Chloe: Love, Taglines: Little Critter Pals, All Wrapped Up, Tiny Fashions, Critter Pals Sentiments | OTHER: Paper Sac Bags, Foam Tape, Simple Adhesive, Copics

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