Monday, February 11, 2008

Valentine's Gift Idea

Just got these done and will be off to the post office after I upload this post. But I wanted to share this idea I saw on Nichole Heady's blog. She is the owner of Papertrey Ink. I didn't want to use the nuts theme that she used, but thought it would work well with nuggets and Reisens candies. (saw the idea to cover the Reisens on Nichole's blog as well). Click on her name to go to the actual post with the great directions on how to create this fun little box. I added 4 nuggets and 4 Reisens candies stamped like you see in the picture. I put them in a glassine bag that I got from Papertrey Ink.
These are for two young men (cuz I don't feel right calling them boys anymore) who are the sons of my dear friend, Kelly, in CA. Hopefully they have enough of a masculine feel.

Let's see if I can remember what all I used.
Ink colors
Garrett's: Barn Red and Outdoor Denim
Devon's: Autumn Terracotta and Chocolate

Stamp sets are all from Papertrey Ink...Borders and Corners {square}, Limitless Labels and Sweet Love

I cut some scallop circles, then matted with a cardstock circle and topped with a stamped white circle. I used my file label punch for the toppers and hugs and kisses comes from.....Limitless Labels-which I had to look up because I couldn't remember!

And now I'm off to mail the package. I have to work on pulling together my CTMH stuff for taxes, blah, so will not be able to create anymore until I get that done. UGH... Wait, maybe I'll use it as incentive to get done faster. Yea, that sounds good......


Donna S. said...

Those are gorgeous and definitely masculine!! Wow!
Taxes... ugh... I haven't even begun to wrap my head around that concept yet!
Thanks for the nice notes on my blog. You have no idea how much the kind words pulled me out of my sad place from last weeks fiasco. You are so sweet!

Kathi Carlson said...

These treat holders are cool. You did a really nice job, and yes, they're definitely masculine. I saw them on Nicole's blog,too,and added them to the "to try . . . someday" list. It's a long list. Taxes rate right up there with taking out the trash. I've dealt with the self-employment stuff my whole adult life and did most of the prep work prior to going to work myself. Now, I had it all off to an accountant and wait for his bill. Yuck.

lisascreativecorner said...

These are so great. They are one of the things that Nichole has done that I haven't tried yet. I love your version! I know I don't leave comments often, but I do check your blog frequently and LOVE your work. You are such an inspiration to me!

I realized today that you have already been "Bloggin' Blessed" by Kathi, so you don't need to post it again, but I wanted you to know that you and all you create are truly a blessing to me!

Big Hugs! *Ü*

dawns said...

You did an awesomejob with these...they turned out great! Thanks for the ideas (I needed some inspiration)!!!

Carol said...

Your masculine gifts look great!

Also wanted to let you know you have been tagged. It is a different type of tag so go over to my blog and have a look.
Carol :-)

Carol said...

Well Jeanne, I was just reading through your blog and where did this tag originate? you LOL.

But I thought no-one has actually tagged you, so I want to keep my person as you.
Carol :-)

Angela2932 said...

These look really creative. . . I'm going to be late for my poor young-uns with their valentine stuff, so this is giving me some ideas of something to do for them. Good luck with tax-torture world. I have a ways to go yet (because I help 2 of the aforementioned young-uns with their entry into Tax-Torture), to be followed by the Hated FAFSA. Thanks for the inspiration!