Tuesday, January 18, 2011

A SWEET Challenge with the I {Heart} Papers Design Team

Hey there crafty people.  It’s time for the monthly I {Heart} Papers Design Team challenge and this month our challenge coordinator, Deb Felts, has sweets on her mind as she gave us this photo to inspire our projects.

If that doesn’t have your mouth watering, then stay tuned to what the Design Team has in store for you.  My project focuses on a fun way to give simple Red Hot candy in a way that says I love you.


I created a card along with a box to house three treat tins that I’ve had in my stash FOREVER!.  Creating boxes to fit just about anything is pretty easy once you know a few simple rules.  Val Strangle outlines those guidelines wonderfully in her post HERE. Thanks Val, for making this so elementary and mathematical.   =)

I used the much loved, Be Mine Collection from Echo Park.  With my Scor-Pal I created the bottom and top, adding pom-pom trim. The sentiment banner was created using Mint Motif’s What a Card set.


You can see that the tins looks so much more “fancy” when boxed with pretty papers and a few embellishments.


I added a few Zva Creative flowers that match so wonderfully and add a romantic feel to the whimsical patterns in the paper.


To dress up the tins I used I {stick} Papers red line tape to adhere the patterned paper to the tins.  The black loop trim was adhered the same way.


The three tins fit nicely within the box bottom.  The dimensions of my box bottom is 3 X 8 X 1-3/4”. Just for fun I punched several hearts from the patterned paper and stuck those to the tops of the see-thru tins.


A gift of candy always goes nicely with a card, so using some of the sticker elements also from the Be Mine Collection I created this card that drives the point home that my love is “red hot” forever!


This photo of these spools of thread don’t have anything to do with my project (except that I used it to stitch on my card) is just something I wanted to share.  While threading my machine to do a little stitching I pulled out my pink thread and then noticed the tops and bottom of this spool.  I can’t even imagine how old this thread must be.  I imagine it must have come from the drawer in my old Singer machine that originally belonged to my Grandma.  .30 for a pool of thread??? really???  I don’t know how long it will take me to use up all this pink thread, but I know that once it’s gone, I’ll be hanging on to this vintage spool because I think the days of 30 cent spools of thread are long gone.

Ok, now that I’ve gone on and one way too long, I want to point you to some other very creative ladies.  I’m looking forward to seeing what they have to share today and how they interpreted the inspiration piece.  Check out:

Tracy Schultz - Carolyn Mustopa - Cathleen Torina - Deb Felts - Gretchen Belknap - Kendra Wietstock - Lori Tecler - Megan Lock - Loretta Lock – and don’t forget Kate Baldwin

Thanks for popping in today!


Stamps:What a Card (Mint Motif available only at i{heart}papers)

Papers: Be Mine Collection (Echo Park) Pink

Inks: Angel Pink, Tuxedo Black, Rose Bud, London Fog (All Memento)

Accessories: Square Tins (Michael’s), I {stick} Papers Red Line tape, Black Double Loop Trim, Pink Pom-Pom Trim, Pink and White Zva Creative Roses, 1” Heart Punch (EK Success), Scallop Heart Nestabilities, Pink/Black Braided Trim, Scor-Pal, Acetate


Dee Tollaksen said...

Great projects, I will be CASEing those boxes. . . not only are those thread prices gone, but so are the great wooden spools! What a find!

Gretchen said...

Wowza Lynn!! What a busy girl you have been! I love the elegant look of your little box- thanks for the link to creating those little gems!

Deb said...

Fabulous, Lynn! I love the bright hot pink, the romantic roses and pink pom pom trim! How FUN!

Thanks for the link to the tutorial too! I am very grateful, because I do not like to measure much and any help I can get is a good thing!

Those spools are SWEET! Definitely keepers!

Crystal said...

Oh WOW isn't that one Yummy inspiration peice!! Your projects are FABULOUS and beautiful...LOVE the pom pom ribbon on your box and LOVE that design!!! Great set Lynn!

i {heart} papers said...

This is awesome! I love how you made the wavy banner with the What A Card sentiment. And the flowers are and elegant touch. Love it!

Patti J said...

Great projects! As always, your work has made me smile! I have some of gram's threads too, and what amazes me is how strong the threads still are! Thanks for sharing!

Kendra said...


Loretta said...

Lynn, your project is over the top! How absolutely perfect!!

Candy said...

Love your color choices!

Lorraine said...

Ooh, gorgeous card - love the colors you used and the different elements. And awesome gift box - wow, so much work to create! Love the banner and an acetate window too!

Megan said...

I have some of those old spools and I love them. My great grandma gave them to me and I love thinking about HER using them. Your project is darling and I love the jelly bean containers.

Carolyn Mustopa said...

WOW!!!! You hit this one out of the park! Oh, and I LOVE your choice of papers ;-)

Lori said...

Lynn, this is fabulous! Love the box you created for the tins and how you dressed it up. And, the matching card is lovely, too.

Kelly Smith said...

At first glance I thought that picture was your crafting space. I was going to faint! But then I saw it was candy... and I did faint. LOL J/K of course. Lynn your project is amazing! Makes me want to go out and buy the tins to make this for hubby. He loves red hots. Maybe I have something in my stash that will come close.

Love the vintage thread! Definitely hold on to the spools if you ever finish them up!

Kim Burmeister said...

Wow, wow, wow! Lynn these are amazing!

Monique said...

Look at this fun Project.. Love the colors .. The big banner looks fab on top of the box...Love this Lynn..thanks for the inspiration :)

Justine said...

ohh laa laa, i thought I was so in love with your amazing project and THEN I saw the spools of thread!! Not sure what it is but I have a fascination with collecting OLD spools