A Valentine Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Creative Cuts and More Valentine blog hop! If you just arrived here from Jenny Erichson’s blog you are in the right place, if you landed here from somewhere else be sure to start the blog hop at the beginning at the Die Cut Diva blog where you will find out how you can win an awesome grab bag of CC&M die cuts! The theme this month is Valentine’s Day (one of my favorite holidays!) here is my project:

A sweet set using dies from Creative cuts and More!

I know a sleigh is normally thought of as a Christmas element but I live in Maine so it is very appropriate. I used the sleigh box in Loganberry Bazzill textured for this. I cut styrofoam to fit in the box and stuck in covered lollipops made with the Small heart #02 die (Just place the pop in between to hearts and secure it with an eyelet or staple on each side)  then I added some flat square marbles on top to anchor the box and give it some sparkle!

A Sled to hold Valentine Lollipops!

For the card I used the 5 1/4 scalloped heart window card and the mini hearts cut from petunia and sweetheart Bazzill cardstock. I cut apart the Bingo Card form the Love grows digital stamp set from Lindsay’s stamp Stuff and adhered the “Love” to the front of the card and the numbers inside. A little paper piercing and scallop scissors complete the look.

Die cuts: CC&M, Bingo Card Digital Stamp: Lindsay's Stamp Stuff

Now you have seen my project be sure to hop over to Chrissy’s Blog, you won’t be disappointed. Thanks for stopping by and till next time happy crafting!

Kid’s Craft: a fun Lollipop holder!

It’s always fun to craft with your kids, especially if there are treats involved. Check out these treat holders I’m making with my kids:

Stamps: The Rubber Cafe, Paper: DCWV

Stamps: The Rubber Cafe, Paper: DCWV

I used the Pumpkin Face Mix and Match stamp set from the Rubber Cafe to make the cute pumpkins. On the top one I stamped two of the pumpkins from the set and over stamped the faces, trimmed and adhered to the pocket. Then I thought this would be great to do with the kids If I used circle punches for the pumpkins and let them stamp on the faces! Here is how to do this project with your kids:

Supplies:

flat lollipops, cardstock, pattern paper, glue stick or double sided tape, stamps, ink pad and a bit of time and patience;)

Be prepared, have everything out and ready before the kids sit down to craft. Make sure everyone has their own glue stick, stamps and inkpad and pre cut paper.

I cut my free Petal envelope svg at 6″ on my cricut using SCAL software, you can cut 4 from a 12×12 paper.

***NEW: I just whipped up a  version using DS and the George cart, download here,  there are two pockets laid out on a 6″x12″ mat, if you want to use the expression to cut it  you can simple copy and paste the shapes or cut it as is, put the mat in with the opposite end first and cut again!

Then I scored 3 of the flaps and taped them down to make a pocket. Older kids can do this but do this step if your kids are under 6. Then I used the accent essentials cartridge and cut the scalloped square (with the shift and real dial size on) set at 2 3/4″ and pressed the auto fill button to cut 16 scalloped squares from a sheet of pattern paper.

  1. assemble the pocket and glue/tape the scalloped square on top.
  2. Stamp pumpkin faces on circles and glue on.
  3. stamp bats on pockets if desired
  4. place lollypops in the pockets.

It’s so easy! If you dont have a cricut you can get a printable petal envelope from this site. Use a large punch or cut squares with decorative edge scissors instead of the scalloped square. Make this project your own and enjoy some time crafting with your kids. Thanks for stopping by and till next time happy crafting!

Strawberry Lollipop boxes and a free pattern for SCAL!

Good morning! Whew, I was up late last night discovering Facebook and finishing up this valentines project I started with one of my 4 year old girls. It was quite a production, actually, I cut everything with my cricut, I prefolded the strawberries, Maizy glued them, Lila threaded the ribbon through the holes and Jackson wrote the names of the girls classmates on punched out tags! Tip: To make the tags I used Microsoft Word and clicked the “tools” tab and envelopes and labels, I chose Avery standard labels and typed “To a berry Sweeet Valentine from Maizy” in the box and printed it on cardstock then I used my paper shaper tag punch (flipped upside down) to punch out the tags and Jack wrote the recipients name on the back. Easy Peasey. Here they are:

Strawberry lollipop holders, how sweet!

Strawberry lollipop holders, how sweet!

Lollipop holders close up

Lollipop holders close up

The Template is freely shared around the Internet and is by Sherrie Brickey. Please credit her if you use this;-) You can download her printable template here, or get a version to cut with your Cricut using SCAL software:

Strawberry box 1 SVG (this is the red pard, cut at 5″ wide)

Strawberry box 2 SVG (this is the top, cut at 2″ wide)

Here are my SCUT files laid out for the Expression if you want them:

Strawberry box 1 scut file (8 berries on a 12″ sheet (red))

Strawberry box 2 scut file (30 leaf tops on a 8.5″x11″ sheet (green))

You need both of the SVG files at the very least to use this, grab the scut files if you want to make a bunch and save yourself some work. I would zip up the files but some people have trouble unzipping files so they are all loosey goosey, sorry.

There is a great tutorial on this ladys blog on how to fold these, I just put in a lollipop before I pulled the ribbon closed but the rest is the same. I did this project with my 4-6 year olds, I recommend this project for age 6 and up if you are gong to make a lot of these. Live and learn right! Have a great Sunday, thanks for stopping by and until next time happy crafting!

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