Happy Valentine’s Day y’all!

Looking for a last minute, quick & easy Valentine’s treat?  Here is a great idea for you that costs very little to make in terms of both time & money…

My girls are HIGHLY excited today and ran into school to deliver all of their goodies – including a few that I made last night in minutes in my kitchen…

Remember that I told you yesterday I would show you a sweet treat made using the fabulous Mixed Bunch stamp set and co-ordinating Blossom Punch?  Well here it is…

I think it turned out CUTE!!!  I made 4 of them for the girls to take in to their teachers and they were delighted with them…please excuse the bad light in my photos – I took them whilst the sun was still coming up this morning & the light was not good!

The other day I had no idea what I was going to make for their teachers so whilst grocery shopping decided to pick up 2 bags of Hershey’s Kisses anyway – then yesterday whilst working on my card that uses those Mixed Bunch flowers the lightbulb in my head went off, and my idea was born…

The 4 vases took me about an hour to make – from start to finish – and what I loved about them is that I had the preserving jars & wooden skewers in my kitchen – so all I needed to do was fill the jars & play with my stamps!

The Flowers? I made the flowers in the same way that I did for yesterday’s card – I stamped that beautiful bold flower using a stamp from Mixed Bunch & Melon Mambo Ink – then I punched it out using the Blossom Punch – I then punched out another flower from Early Espresso cardstock…

For each jar I used 2 wooden skewers – I cut one in half using my wire cutters and trimmed about 3″ off of the other one because I wanted one longer stem in the center…I used tape to secure each skewer to an Early Espresso flower and then I added a Dimensional to the center and attached my Melon Mambo stamped flower ontop – the skewer is sandwiched between both layers to give a neat finish…

I stamped my flower centers and attached them using another Dimensional – using these gives your flowers a real 3-D look.

The Jars? I then filled my jars with Kisses – these are the smaller sized preserving jars and you will need 1/2 a bag of Kisses to fill each…

I then simply gently pushed my skewers down between the kisses which hold them nicely in place – and tied a ribbon around the top of the jar…

The tag? I used my Large Tag punch to punch out my basic shape and then layered on a stamped sentiment from the set Got Treats (pg 65) – I punched a small hole in the top using my Paper Piercing Tool and tied it onto my ribbon using a piece of Linen Thread

Here are 2 of them together…aren’t they sweet?

These will be great to make for lots of other occasions too – Mother’s Day, Teacher Appreciation Gifts, Thank You’s…very versatile, very fun to make & very inexpensive…

Where can you find the stamps & punch I used to make them? Both are featured in the Occasions Mini Catalog – click on the blue words below to find them in the online store:

125537  Mixed Bunch Clear Mount (set of 6)  $21.95  pg 17

125535  Mixed Bunch Wood Mount (set of 6)  $27.95  pg 17

125603  Blossom Punch $16.95  pg 17

And here are those images:


Jar of Valentine’s Flowers…
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2 thoughts on “Jar of Valentine’s Flowers…

  • February 14, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    These are adorable!! It really is great to think of an idea and find you have everythibpng on hand…happy it worked out that way. And yes, I am thinking of other users also! TFS!

  • February 15, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    Cute Cute Cute! Thanks for Sharing. I will have to remember this for next year!

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