Friday, January 25, 2013

Valentine's Day To Go Box

TGIF!! I have a cute project to share today and I am also happy to share that this is my first project for the   Peachy Keen Blog. I had so much fun creating this cute Valentine's Day To Go Box using my Peachy Keen Stamps. It will eventually go to my oldest son. I am looking forward to seeing his face as he opens each felt fortune cookie.

I stamped and paper pieced the panda bear from PK-159 Thinking of You Bear. Then, I added hearts around the eyes. They were cut around 3/4 of an inch using the Cricut and Cricut Craft Room. Lastly, I stamped on the word LOVE from the PKSC-13 January 2013 onto the bear's heart.

The lanterns were stamped and paper pieced from the PKSC-05 May 2012. They were then embossed with a Cuttlebug Oriental Weave folder. I cut out the small hearts (Owl Stampin' Up Punch), glued them on, and tied the lanterns together with twine. They were adhered to the handle using mini-glue dots.

The sentiment from PKSC-13 January 2013 was stamped on the banner using Red Pigment Ink. The button and ribbon were from my personal stash. The chopsticks embellishment was stamped and paper pieced from PKSC-01 January 2012. I then colored in the flowers using my Copic markers. I finished by adding a small face on the heart from PK-112 Cherub faces assortment.

The Hershey kiss bottoms were cut slightly less than an inch and stamped with the heart, lips, and s.w.a.k. from PKSC-13 January 2013. The fortunes were stamped and then cut out from PKSC-01 & 13 January 2012/2013 as well. In each felt fortune cookie I placed two Hershey kisses and a Peachy Keen Valentine's Day sentiment.

The felt fortune cookies were pretty simple to put together. First you need to cut 4 1/2 inch circles out of felt. I used my Cuttlebug along with my largest circle spellbinder die. I folded the felt in half and this cut out two circles at a time. Though sometimes I would have to take scissors to completely cut out the second one. This was a lot faster than tracing the circles and then cutting them out.

For the next step you will need an adhesive, wire (I used floral wire), wire cutters, and ribbon. If you choose you can make the ribbon the same color as your felt. I did not since my little guy isn't too picky when it comes to those things. Please excuse the transformer piece in the picture. That is not needed to complete this project. Lol!

Cut a piece of wire and glue it to the center of the felt circle. 

Then cut your piece of ribbon a little longer than the length of the wire and then glue it on top.

Let them sit for about 30 minutes. 

While they were drying I glued on the Hershey kiss bottoms.

I stamped on regular printer paper all of the Valentine's Day sentiments for the fortunes and then cut them out.

Once dry you fold them in half and bend it down the middle to get the fortune cookie shape.

As stated before, I inserted two Hershey Kisses and a Peachy Keen Valentine's Day sentiment into each felt fortune cookie

Thank you for stopping by and have a Peachy Keen Friday!!

Products used:
PK-112 Cherub Faces (Face on Chopsticks Heart)
PK-159 Thinking of You Bear (Panda)
PKSC-01 January 2012 (Sentiments and Heart on chopsticks)
PKSC-05 May 2012 (Lanterns)
PKSC-13 Januray 2013 (Sentiments, LOVE, Small Heart, Lips, and S.W.A.K.)
Michael's Take Out Box
Cricut and Cricut Craft Room Basic Shapes (Hearts and Scallop Circles)
Cuttlebug and Oriental Weave Embossing Folder
Stampin' Up Owl Punch
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Brilliance Moonlight White Ink
Stampabilities Red and Pink Pigment Ink
Copic Markers
American Crafts Red and White Twine
Celebrate 360 Black Ribbon
Floral Wire
Wire Cutters
Rainbow Classic Felts (Cashmere Tan, Red, and Hot Pink)
Hershey Milk Chocolate Kisses

Friday, January 11, 2013

Peachy Keen Stamp: Sketch Challenge #2

Happy Friday!!! Today's Peachy Keen Challenge is a sketch challenge featuring the following sketch.

We would love for you to come play along with us this week! All you need to do is follow a few simple guidelines and let your creativity run wild!

The Guidelines for this challenge are:

1. Design must be new, created specifically for this challenge
2. Must be a card or layout that follows the sketch
3. Link up by 01/16-11:59 P.M. EST
4. Remember, you don't have to use our stamps to link up, but they are required to win Top Peach!

For my project I decided to make a birthday bear using the January 2013 Stamp of the Month and the two bear add on sets. I just love how he turned out! 

I used the head and part of the body from the PK January 2013 SOTM bear for the main structure of him. Then, I stamped on the face which is also from the PK January 2013 SOTM. I thought it looked like the perfect face for blowing out a candle. Next, I paper pieced the bear's upper paws from the PK-159 Thinking of you Bear and his legs. Lastly, I paper pieced the bear's lower paws from the PK-158 Get Well Bear. You can see below in the picture most of the parts before I pieced them together.

His party hat and cute cupcake are from the April SOTM 2012. The candle and sentiment are from the April 2012 add on set: PK-106 With a Cherry On Top.

I loved him so much that I made another birthday bear to share too.

This card used the January SOTM 2012 for the bear, face, and confetti. The January 2013 add on set PK-161 Happy Birthday-Big for the sentiments and April 2012 add on set PK-105 Happy Hour for the cute cupcake. As well as the April 2012 SOTM for the hat.

I hope you've found some inspirations from my cards and happy creating! Looking forward to seeing your projects for the PK Sketch Challenge #2.

If you are interested in any of the these adorable stamps please visit the Peachy Keen Stamps Website!

Friday, January 4, 2013

Day 4-Peachy Keen Sneak Peek!

 PKS January 2013 Release::Sneak Peek::Day4

Happy Friday!!! I am so excited to post my first Peachy Keen Sneak Peek! You will love the January 2013 PK Stamp of the Month and all of the add on sets!! They are so "beary" cute!!! 

Please join us @ 6 p.m. CST tomorrow night for the Peachy Keen January 2013 Stamp Release Party over on the Peachy Keen Connection Website!! There will be lots of chatting, games to play, a creative challenge, and prizes to be won!! One lucky participant of the challenge will be entered in a random drawing for $50 PKS gift certificate!! Wow, what a prize! You don't want to miss it!! 

Now onto my sneak peek! I had so much fun creating these bears! They are from the new January 2013 Stamp of the Month. Aren't they adorable?!  

I stamped and paper-pieced them with several textured papers to give them the look of real teddy bears (well as best as I could with paper).  I also put his eyes higher on the face to create the illusion of him being taller than her. I just love how they turned out!

The possibilities with these stamps are endless! So many cute bears, images, and sentiments!

 I created a couple more sneak peek projects to share.  These bears are just too cute!!

Please head over to the Peachy Keen Stamp Blog to check out all the amazing creations by the talented Design Team and we hope to see you tomorrow night at the release party!!!!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a Peachy Keen Friday!!