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Pink Paislee – Valentines Wrapping Ideas

Hello friends! I am back with you to share a new project created for Valentines week on the Pink Paislee blog. Gift wrapping and pretty packaging have always been a passion of mine. I think adding handmade touches to any present makes it even more special. Today I’ll show how you can simply make and decorate your own packaging to go with your Valentines. I used mostly the new gorgeous Oh My Heart collection, with bits and piece from Take Me Away.

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I started by choosing the paper I wanted to use. As both sides would be visible, I had to make sure the patterns went well with the color scheme I had in mind. I wanted to use pinks and golds, with touches of green mixed in. Paper 09 worked perfectly for it. I used a cut file from the Silhouette store to create the little bag, which measures 5”H x5”L x2”W. Very easy and fast to assemble. I then created a tag to go with it. I used Paper 08 for the top layer and Paper 14 for the bottom one. The hot pink makes the yellow/goldish tag stand out more. I then wrapped some twine around it to give it more texture and added extra dimension by using foam dots to stick the beautiful flower from the Oh My Heart ephemera pack to the tag. I absolutely adore the heart charms included in the collection! They add such a delicate touch to any project! I also layered one of the mirror hearts from the Take Me Away collection behind it. A fun banner and some more twine finished the tag which I tied to one of the silk ribbon handles on the bag.

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Once my bag was completed, I decided to make a gift box to go with it.

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This time I used my scoring board. I started with a 8”x8” piece of textured white cardstock. For the box base, I scored the paper at the 2” and 6” mark, then I repeated the steps after turning the paper 90 degrees. I cut slits on all four sides (as shown in the picture below) and glued the box together.

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For the lid, I started with the same 8”x8” white cardstock. This time though I aligned it to the 1/16” mark and scored at the 2” and 6 1/8” mark then turned the paper 90 degrees and repeated the steps. I cut slits on all four sides and glued it together. Now onto embellishing! I cut two strips (one wider than the other) out of the same Paper 09 I used for my bag and made sure I glued them together so that both patterns would be visible. I then used some cut files to create the leaves and the flower outline to layer below the gold flower. I mixed in some tags from the Take Me Away collection and added another one of those adorable charm hearts on top.

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I hope you felt inspired by these simple and easy packaging ideas and will give it a try! Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Clique Kits – Geek Lab – Sweet Valentines

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Hello there, friends! First of all, Happy New Year! I’m so ready and excited to see what this 2017 will bring!

Today I want to show you a fun project I created using the gorgeous Hey, Sugar January Kit.

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One of my goals this year is to get more organized and plan in advance. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I thought it would be useful to start making little Valentines for my kids’ classmates and friends. Both the Crate Paper Heart Day and Simple Stories Love & Adore collections are perfect for this. I’m also going to use the January printables and the Crate Paper ephemera pack included in the Limited Edition Love Always Valentine’s Day Kit.

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Last week, our super talented Magali showed you how to use a scoring board to make beautiful rosettes. I’m going to use the same tool to make little envelopes to go with my kids’ Valentine’s Day cards. The Crate Paper 6×6 paper pad, which is one of the add-ons this month, is the best option as the envelopes only measure 3.5” x 2.5”.

First thing you want to do is cut a 5”x5” piece of patterned paper. I normally don’t use the envelope guide that came with the scoring board, but it can be helpful to make sure your lines are straight. Place your cut piece of paper on the board as shown in the picture below. The two opposite corners are touching the 3.5” marks on the top and left side of the board.

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Score at 1.75” in mark and turn the paper 90 degrees, then score at 2.25” and turn the paper again, until all the sides are scored. Two opposite sides are scored at 1.75” and the other two at 2.25”.

Cut out the little corners between scores and fold the flaps inward.

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I like the look of sharp corners on my envelopes, but you can certainly round the corner of the inside flap, as well as the one on the outside.

Use adhesive to seal the edges and you are done!

Here are the envelopes, all decorated and ready to go.

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And here are the coordinating Valentines.

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I used many of the January exclusive printables, as well as the Doughnut cut file available to subscribers. I also added some of the exclusive stickers designed by Claudia van Rooijen included in the December Wonderland Kit.

Some close ups:

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I really enjoyed making these Valentines. The papers and embellishments in the Hey, Sugar January Kit and add-ons are beautiful. If you are looking to make more Valentine’s Day projects don’t miss out on the Limited Edition Love Always Kit.

Until next time. Have a great day!

firma

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Sahin Designs – Christmas Ornaments

Hello everyone. I have a new Christmas project for you today. Don’t you just love all the colors, the smells, the magic of the season? I know I do. One of my favorite things to do at this time of the year, other than baking lots of sweets, is making ornaments for our Christmas tree. Nothing super fancy or time consuming. This is actually a fun project to do with your kids (once you have all the pieces ready for them).

My main inspiration came from the gorgeous Christmas papers and elements included in the Dear Santa and the brand new Holiday collections. I like a diversified look, so I decided to combine the two together.

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This is what you’ll need:

  • a circular punch or cut file
  • a snowflake punch or cut file
  • patterned paper
  • heavy white cardstock
  • thread, if you decide to do some stitching (optional)
  • ribbon, twine
  • cut out elements from the collection, plus some from your stash (optional).

The first thing you want to do is punch out two circles for each ornament from both the patterned paper and the heavy white cardstock. I used one of my Silhouette cut files for this. Mine measure 3.5″ in diameter. I also cut out a smaller circle to glue on top of the main one in order to give the ornaments added texture and color, but that is totally optional.

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I glued the patterned paper on top of the heavy white cardstock, then stitched around it. Stitching also adds extra dimension and color. Finally, I fussy cut some embellishments and had fun decorating the ornaments.

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I also like to incorporate embellishments from my stash, like the circular wood veneer piece below. I’ve been hoarding it for a while, but I think it goes perfectly with the colors and the circular “theme”.

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Finally, I decided to cut out some snowflakes and create a 3-D design. You’ll just need four of them. Fold each snowflake in half and glue them back-to-back, making sure to leave a flat side to adhere to the ornament.

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Combine some colorful ribbon and twine together to create the bow and the loop, and you are done!

I hope you enjoyed this simple project and will feel inspired to create some ornaments of your own.

Until next time! Thank you for stopping by.

firma