Welcome to our February Blog Hop! You may have just come from Amanda Howard’s blog, where she shared her amazing project. It’s always fun for me to see how we each come up with different projects for each month’s theme 🙂
Our theme for this month was to use a stamp and punch bundle from either the current Annual Catalog or the Jan – Jun Mini. I realized once I started checking out my inventory that I didn’t really have a lot of current bundles, but I do have the Hello Ladybug Bundle, so that’s what I used!
And as the saying goes, timing is everything, so I was excited to recently see fellow demonstrator, Mary Fish, share an adorable project using this punch. So using her instructions, I made a treat box. And then I decided to do a matching card. A team member recently shared with me a card layout that Julie Davison made several months ago that simplified a side-step card. If you remember the original, it involved a lot of measuring and cutting, which normally is not my thing, lol! So I searched for those instructions and made the coordinating card. Julie did a great job of making this special fold card a lot easier, which IS my thing!
The shadow box treat holder is much easier than I anticipated as well. Mary Fish’s tutorial used a cute little bug-themed candy but I went with what I had on hand because you know, chocolate is chocolate! I stamped the leaf on a scrap of Basic White cardstock and fussy cut it. The box closes with magnets, which I love. It just helps keep everything in its place.
I think one of my favorite color combos is red, black, and white. In fact, I once had my dining room done in those colors. When I was deciding on which Designer Series Paper to use, I immediately thought about our Pattern Party pack because of the wonderful assortment of black and white patterns. And then, just to add another pop of color, I stamped the leaf from the stamp set using Granny Apple Green. I think it really pulls it all together, along with the coordination of the Playful Pets Ribbon Combo.
Oh. and just for fun, I added a non-SU! item under the Ladybug to give her some movement. They are called “wobbles” and you can find them online or in most craft stores. I also used one on the treat box.
I really hope you enjoy these projects and maybe try them yourselves! Please continue to hop along with the rest of our talented demonstrators. Tracie Evans Langley is up next!
You can find all the links to the materials below, just click on the pics!