Sunday, February 8, 2009

MOPS Crafts - Lots of Love! (Pt. 1)

How cute are these?? This month is our MOPS groups' "Tunnel of Love" (the whole year is themed "Adventures in Mothering", and we're theming each month after a different attraction!). So, in preparation for Valentine's Day, we made love notes, a sweet little mailbox, and a chocolate treat this installment, we'll take a look at the mailbox and one of the love notes. *wink*

First up, the box to put those sweet notes in:

Target had these in their $1 bin!! Can you believe it? To cover them, I cut different DPs into varying widths, and ran them all through my Xyron machine...that made this a peel-and-stick craft. (The 11" length covers the sides and nearly touches at the bottom, the 12" length overlaps on the bottom). For the front, the DP is cut to 3" x 2 1/2", and the corners were sanded off for the rounded edge. Then we stamped the love postage stamp from Unity's January KOTM 'Love, etc.' onto textured red CS, trimmed closely, and mounted to the front with foam squares.
For the flag, we stamped the heart from SU!'s 'Priceless' set onto white CS, cut it out, and attached them with foam tape. Then we tied on 3 ribbons for that girly touch. (And just so ya know, when I say 'we', I mean the MOPS moms...I'm not speaking of myself in the 'Royal We'! *wink*)

Here is the first of 3 different 'love notes' that we made to put in our mailboxes:
This is a 3"x6" piece of pink CS, folded to create a 3" square card. The background is stamped in Versamark using a SU! wheel ('s hard to see in the pic!). The front edge is punched with my favorite Martha Stewart scalloped edge punch, and then backed with a 3" x 1 1/2" piece of red CS. We stamped the 'Priceless' heart twice onto white CS, and cut them both out. One is attached directly to the card base, and the other is popped up on foam squares. To finish it off, we tied on a piece of black and white striped grosgrain.

Hope you enjoy the projects! Don't forget to make something for your sweetie (V-day is Saturday, you know!) *grins*

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies used (mailbox):
Paper: red textured CS (Bazzill); DP by Chatterbox ('Love Note'), Making Memories (black and white polka dot), and 7Gypsies (harlequin, brocade, and french script)
Ink: Stazon Jet Black (Tsukineko); Distress Fired Brick (Ranger Industries)
Stamps: January KOTM 'Love, Etc.' (Unity Stamp Co.); Priceless (SU!)
Other: foam mounting squares (Making Memories); ribbon (Dashes, Dots and Checks)

Supplies used (2Hearts love note):
Paper: Valentine color pack (Value Pack)
Ink: Distress Fired Brick (Ranger Industries)
Stamps: Priceless, Lots of Hearts wheel (SU!)
Other: foam mounting squares (Making Memories); ribbon (Dashes, Dots and Checks)


Melinda aka Passionfruit said...

gee, kinda makes me wish (for about a nanosecond) that I was a MOP! seriously, this is the cutest project and those girls are so fortunate to have you in the crafty driver's seat!

Shannon said...

Those are so adorable! I love the use of the postage stamp on the front, too cute.