Hey friends...it's seems like I've been gone forever, but really it's only been a few days. I've been sick since Sunday night and it's really drained me. You know when you wonder if you'll ever feel like yourself again or even want to do anything ever again? Yeah...that's how I've been. B Valentine's Day is getting closer and it is going to come whether I am sick or not! Before I begin, I have an exciting announcement that many of you probably already saw on my Instagram account @kellylunceford. I'm joining the Papertrey Ink Traveler's Journal team this year and I am beyond excited! I will be sharing projects once or twice a month, so stay tuned!
I decided to pull a few little gifties together for my boys' teachers. My 1st grader has two teachers and my 2nd grader has his regular teacher, plus his special ed teacher, so...that means I get to make 4 of everything for every holiday. I really don't mind since they are AMAZING in every way and I feel so blessed to have them in my children's lives!
I liked how THIS project came together, so I chose to use many of the same elements with the addition of the With all my Heart stamp set for a Valentine's Day spin! I love how the top of the TAGsays "With Love" and I knew it would be a great layering piece to create the focal point for these little Valentine basket/buckets. I have made these in the past, which you can see HERE and another one HERE. All of the stamps and dies are from Papertrey Ink
This particular design has LOTS of die cuts! To begin, I stamped the heart image and added the flowers, leaves and "be mine" sentiment on the banner. The Limitless Layers: Hearts dies were out of stock when I got this set, but I see they are back in stock and already in my cart! LOL! P.S. This is an older set, but I just recently purchased it. It hasn't been YEARS since I saw they were out of stock! LOL! So, because I didn't have the dies, I just fussy cut around the hearts, leaving a little bit of the white border. I also stamped and die cut an army of flowers and leaves from the Farmer's Market Floral stamp set and coordinating dies.
The tags were die cut and stamped using the dies and Made with Love set. I layered the tag onto a die cut piece of cardstock using the Mix and Mat Scallops die cut (see, I told you there were a lot of die cuts) The tag is threaded with ribbon and lace with a Sweet Blush button hot glued on the knot.
The circle seal image is also from the "With all my Heart" set and is heat embossed in silver onto a piece of Pure Poppy cardstock. I just love how it looks heat embossed and popped up onto the heart. I scattered the flowers and leaves here and there for a pleasing arrangement.
I was just planning on making the boxes/buckets but as I was cleaning up,I realized that I could make some cards really quickly by just layering stamps and not so many die cuts. The cards are 3 1/2 inches square, with a scalloped nestabilities die stamped with all of the images. The only extra detail is the seal, which is easily punched with a circle punch. I really like having a little spot to write down a quick note of thanks to them!
I still have a few projects I would like to get done between now and the 14th so stay tuned! Also, next week is SugarPea Designs RELEASE WEEK! I am so excited! It is a fabulous release! Thanks for fluttering by!