Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Paper Made Bakery: December Release Blog Hop: You're a Sweetheart


The Hop:
Welcome to Paper Made Bakery's new January release blog hop. If you've just arrived from Wida's site, then you've come to the right place. If you would like to start from the beginning, please hop on over to Paper Made Bakery's blog. If you are lost, this the blog hop order:

Michelle McClure (←you are here)
Lisa Arana (←go here next)

The Kit:
January's Fresh Baked Kit entitled, "Warms Your Heart" features bright, fun colors from My Mind's Eye's Happy Day paper pad, SRM Valentine border stickers, clear tubes and a new release stamp set from Fresh Squeezed Stamps called, "Hot, Hot, Hot!"



The Reveal:
I always associate Sweetheart candies (conversation hearts) with Valentine's Day because I used to give them to my students. Then they had related activities to conduct using the candies on Valentine's Day. 


I wanted to replicate the look of the candy box on a Valentine's card. 


The Details:
I punched out numerous 1/2" wide hearts on the three differently colored cardstock and wrote sayings on each heart. I adhered them to a background piece of patterned paper. On the front of the card I cut out a heart shaped window and trimmed it with an open heart border. Behind the window, I added a piece of the clear plastic bag that holds the embellishments in the kit and then the patterned paper with the hearts and lastly the pink cardstock so the inside of the card looks undisturbed. 


The piece of plastic bag really gives it the look of the candy box which had a heart window. I cut a 1/2 x 6" strip of patterned paper and folded it into the banner shape and trimmed the edges. I adhered only the two end pieces so the banner pops up in the middle, so I could place the sentiment there while further simulating the design. 




The Giveaway:
As a way to say thank you for participating in today's blog hop, Paper Made Bakery is giving away two great prizes. You can enter by using the Rafflecopter widget below by Saturday, January 5, 2013. 

Good luck to all! Your next stop is Lisa's blog. Remember there are daily inspiration projects and tutorials on PMB's blog all month long. 


Thanks so much for hoppin' by,
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19 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is gorgeous!! I loveeeeeeee that heart and all the little hearts inside!!! Beautiful!!

Lynn Le5 said...

OMG! What a cute card. And I love your blog...I am now a new follower :)

Tracey McNeely said...

Love this card, those little punched hearts are so cute.

Wida said...

you are so crazy creative! and I do like the colors you used together

Jocelyn said...

This whole set looks so good!

Sue D said...

Very cute with all the little hearts.

sharon g said...

I like the candy heart idea...

Sarah Biswabic said...

Your card is so cute!

Ravengirl said...

Very cute! Conversation hearts are so traditionally Valentines and I love how you recreated the packaging via your card! I also think you are so bold to add your own writing. I could never do that ;)

Jen Cuthbertson said...

What a fun idea, Michelle! I love all of those little hearts!!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Fantastic kit...super cute ideas!

Indy said...

Success! Your card is looks like the candy box! Too CUTE!

Shannon Fralish said...

You did a great job, Michelle! I love this new twist on an old favorite -- super cute!

~Melissa~ said...

That's really cute :) Thanks for sharing!

Deedee Horton said...

Oh my goodness! So stinkin' cute! Love those little hearts.

MichelleZ said...

those little hearts are adorable

Kerryn said...

I just stopped by via the 2 peas gallery to say how much I loved this card. Such a sweet and simple idea but fabulous! TFS :).

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

This is adorable...I love that you did lil hearts confetti. LOve it...

StacyC said...

Cute, cute card...

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