Friday, January 29, 2010

Valentine Candy Totes

For today's post for ABC Toys and Crafts, I thought I would make a couple of candy totes using my Hugs and Kisses Hero Arts Cling stamp.
For my basket, I used the largest Spellbinders Heart Nestie dies and the center of my Hugs and Kisses stamp.  I used my Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder on the plain heart panel.  I used 3D dots to raise the heart portion of the stamped image.

I used my Martha Stewart Doily Lace Border punch (30% off til 2/14) for an accent on the handle, adding ribbon down the center.  The handle is secured by brads on both sides.

You can make these baskets using any of the Spellbinders shapes.  They are quick and easy and lots of fun.  If you want to see a short tutorial on how I made this one, visit My Creative Classroom Free Moodlings, this weeks topic is die cuts and chipboard and you will find 6 wonderful projects by the MCC staff.  While you are there, check out all the fantastic classes being offered.

For my next tote, I created a treat bag cover.  Essentially, I just created a wrap for my bag of candy.  Using the left over circle from my Hugs and Kisses stamp, I die cut a matching window in the card stock, added some acetate and then wrapped it around the bag.

Here is a side view, you can see I scored the bottom so it would sit flat.  I added a piece of DP for some extra standing power.

I hope you enjoyed today's projects.  Be sure to check out the great new items at ABC Toys and Crafts.


Bonnie Brown said...

I love these treat bags!!! The heart especially! They are great ideas for loved one this Valentines Day.

Maria Matter said...

these are fabulous Sandy!!
and yummy too!!

blessings, Maria

Justine said...

These are perfect Sandy. What great ideas and that little Heart tote is wonderful

joey said...

Hi Sandy

these are fantastic! I love the little hanging heart so well made, these little bags are so cute too


Jenny Gropp said...