Monday, December 13, 2010

Love Tags

I heart Valentine's Day. Just such a cheery palette to work with in the middle of dreary winter. Always gives me hope that spring is right around the corner. Looking forward to it even though it is two months away.

Today at Papertrey Ink, we're celebrating Valentine's Day (consider it a little like Christmas in July) by working with the fabulous new 2010 Love Tags. I was secretly wishing we'd get a 1.75" tag set this year. Wish granted! Definitely fills a hole in my collection.

I teamed up the scalloped heart from the set with the new Favor It 3 die on this little treat box for my niece June. The new Favor It box has slots to close up the top with ribbon. Which, in turn, allows for you to create a fun little window on the front. I used the new Fillable Frame #11 die to do so. Covered it over with some thick acetate from the stamp boxes PTI stamps come in. Those things have a million and one uses, let me tell ya.

Side note on candy. Now's the time to stock up on all the Christmas wrapped goodies. Separate the red covered ones and save for Valentine's Day and save the green and gold covered candies for St. Patty's Day! Easy peasy. Put them in the freezer to make sure they stay fresh...and out of your belly.  I really wish I could claim to be clever on this tip, but it was sprung from mere laziness. I had a bag of Christmas Rolos and didn't want to make a run to the grocery store. Made do with what I had. Lemonade out of lemons, let me tell ya.

Next up, I wanted to take the heart image and create something that didn't scream Valentine's Day. Instead, it screams "So Very 80's".  I would have loved this card as a little girl! I took the rainbow from Up, Up and Away and reversed masked the heart to hold it. Same goes for the Text Style. A little Copic'ing adds the right touch.

Look closely there on the black. That's the new Background Basics: Sheet Music embossed with clear powder. Just the right little bit of somethin' somethin'.

Hope my projects inspired you to get stamping. Stop by and see what the other girl's have been up to. I sneaked a peak in the gallery earlier. Up to their usual creative tricks, the lot of them.

Jessica Witty
Nichole Heady
Betsy Veldman
Dawn McVey
Debbie Olson
Heather Nichols
Lisa Johnson
Melissa Phillips
Michelle Wooderson
Niki Estes
Maile Belles

80's Birthday Girl

Stamps: 2010 Love Tags, Up, Up and Away, Background Basics: Text Style II, Make a Wish, Background Basics: Sheet Music
Dies: Clouds, Banner Borders
Cardstock: Kraft, True Black, Stamper's Select
Button: Pure Poppy
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Rustic Twine (colored with Copic)
Various Copic Markers
Patterned paper: Beautiful Blooms

Window Favor Valentine

Stamps: 2010 Love Tags, YOF: Roses
Ink: Pure Poppy and Dark Chocolate
Patterned paper: Warm Happiness II
Felt: Pure Poppy
Button: Raspberry Fizz
Dies: Small Scalloped Border, Heart Prints, Fillable Frame #11, Favor It 3
Other: Acetate cut from stamp boxes


  1. I love the window on the favour box, Erin! Great idea! And what a fun card too :) Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Such cool projects, Erin! I love the masking in the heart and the window in the favor box. Such an awesome PTI release!

  3. LOVE your projects! Especially the card! Awesome!

  4. Erin, you think so outside the a good way! I never think of some of the color combos you put together but they are stunning! Love the birthday card and the favor box with the window is awesome!

  5. Erin, are you SURE that the treats aren't for me? I think it might be. :)


  6. Did you have a heart pin with a rainbow and your name on it like I did? Such a cute idea, and I love all of your projects. The window in the Favor It box is just perfect.

  7. Hi Erin!! I LOVE your birthday girl card--what a fun idea to mask to add the rainbow to the heart! Your favor box is beautiful and the window is great!

  8. I am pretty sure I just started humming "Material Girl" for some reason? I LOVE that retro 80's card...just got my daughters 10 episodes of PUNKY BREWSTER on DVD for Christmas! Can you believe it was in the 4.99 bin at Toys R Us?? Oh, and I love LOVE your projects (and your niece's name...that was my Mom's nickname :))

  9. Oh yes, I'm VERY inspired by your projects today Erin! Love the window you cut out of your adorable treat box! And the card, WOW, could that be any cuter?!!! Awesome work!

  10. love the birthday girl card. the rainbow is so sweet