Friday, January 16, 2015

A Valentine's Day Treat

It is hard to believe Christmas Holidays are over and we are well into January 2015.    Along with a new year comes Stampin' Up! celebrating Sale-A-Bration and the new Occassions Catalogue.  I would like one of everything please.  Unfortunately my budget says no, something about a mortgage to pay, children to feed and clothe.   But I still got some fabulous new goodies from the Occasions Catalogue and for every $60 you spend you get to pick an item from the Sale-A-Bration Catalogue for free!!!!   There are some sweet items including ribbon, paper, exclusive stamp sets and Blendabilities markers.   How does it get better than that?  

Tonight is our team meeting and we are having Valentine's Treats swaps.   I decided to make a Ghirardelli treat holder, who doesn't love chocolate right?  And Ghirardelli caramel squares, oh my, how amazing is that!!!  I had so much fun playing with a new stamp set, paper, punches and dies.    This treat holder was inspired by one that fellow Demonstrator Mary Fish did on her blog HERE,

For my version the products used are as follows:

Cardstock:   Basic Black and Real Red
DSP:    Stacked with Love (Occasions Catalogue)
Glimmer Paper:  Red
Ribbon:  1/8" Taffeta in Basic Black
Stamp Set:   You Plus Me (Occasions Catalogue)
Punches: Banner and Confetti Heart Border Punch (Occasions Catalogue)
Thinlit: Mini Treat Bag Thinlit Dies (Occasions Catalogue)
Ink:  StazOn in Black and Classic InkPad in Real Red
Misc:  Sponge Dauber and Big Shot Die Cutting Machine

Thanks for stopping by and visiting my little corner of the blogging world.   And comments are always welcome!