I love me some love...love is yummy...and sweet...and essential...I really love Valentine's Day because we get to celebrate all of that good stuff and the special people that enter our life and need some spoilin'. I was so excited to get started on some Valentine-y projects with the new 2010 Love Tags from Papertrey Ink...my goodness, they are irresistible...very hard to put down. Our group post tonight showcases this new stamp set as we were asked to create a quick Valentine favor using the tags and then transition the set into a card for another occasion.
If you're here for Day 9 of Mish and my 12 Days of Christmas posts I hope you'll come away with some fun tag ideas that can be used for Christmas as well as Valentine's Day and all year round....treats and sweets are always in season :)
My Valentine favor is ultra quick and easy....after my little bug and I whipped up some Cowboy Cookies, I sewed two recipe cards together, wrong sides facing in, leaving the top open and forming a unique little pocket. I slipped a cookie into a medium glassine bag from Papertrey Ink, tied it with ribbon, and embellished the front of the pocket with an image from the 2010 Love Tags, a doily, coordinating paper, and some buttons....the Vintage Cream felt border along the top edge of the pockets was cut using the Victorian Lace Border die also from Papetrey Ink.
Any recipe card will do, but I am particularly fond of these sweet recipe cards from the Melissa Frances Kitschy Kitchen line.
Since I can never stop at just one...here's another version of the same pocket...
Oh, and I forgot to mention that I attached the scallop circle and heart to a larger heart cut from Vintage Cream felt using the new Heart Prints die collection...so happy these are available now.
For the next part of my post tonight, I've created a wedding card using the same Love Tag just to show how easy it is to use the tags for more than just Valentine's Day.
This Love Tag is stamped in True Black ink as well as the sentiment. I also used the new Mat Stack 2 Collection and die here.
A little touch of some Fine Linen Grosgrain across the top finishes it off.
The other Papertrey Ink designers have treats waiting for you as well...I'm just betting they're sweet as can be!
I'll be back in a while with my Cowboy Cookie recipe...tried and true...perfect for us country girls...tonight I'm bushed.
Don't forget Mishie's blog....can't wait to see what she's dreamed up!