Tuesday, February 10, 2009

MOPS Crafts - Lots of Love! (Pt. 2)

Here are the rest of the MOPS crafts we made for our Valentine sweeties...love notes to hide around the house, in that cute mailbox (see the Part 1 post), or wherever/whenever your heart desires, and a triangle treat box filled with dark chocolate Kisses (get it? 'Kiss me'? Sorry...my DH is the *master* of punny jokes, and it rubs off! LOL!)

So, first up...the punny Kiss box:
We started with a 4" x 8" rectangle of red card stock, and scored it per the tutorial on SCS. Before folding it, though, we stamped it all over with various Valentine-y stamps using Fired Brick ink. Then we folded it, punched the holes to hold it together, and tied on a stitched velvet ribbon. For the front, we stamped 'Kiss me' onto a scrap of pink paper, punched it out with my purple Marvy Uchida scalloped oval punch, and pierced the scallops, then attached it to the front with foam tape. EPLS!!

Here's a coordinated love note (the sentiment sounds best if you say it with a Southern accent like my sweet friend Kim *wink*):
For this one, we stamped the front of a 3"x 3" white card with the cupcakes from the December 2008 KOTM 'Little Reminders' using Fired Brick ink, and then stamped white circles (punched with the pink Marvy Uchida circle punch) with 'Kiss me', 'Sweet Thing', hearts from a retired SU! alpha set, and filled in around the edge with Jeanne's swirl from the January 2009 KOTM 'Love, Etc.'. We adhered that to a scalloped circle of DP, and then attached it to the front of the card with foam tape.

Last, but by no means least, my most favorite of the love notes:
Isn't it awesome?? Now really, what man wouldn't love that as a Valentine? There's no ribbon, no pink, no lace...just a BBQ, some 'studs', and a fun little sentiment. This one started with a red CS 3"x3" card base. We started by stamping the little grill onto white scraps with Stazon ink, punched it out with the blue Marvy Uchida circle punch, and colored it in with a red Prismacolor pencil. Next, we stamped 'Hey hottie' onto the card base, then punched the holes in the DP for the brads, added the brads, and adhered it to the card above the sentiment. Then, we attached the image circle with foam tape to the center of the card.

Hope you add a little love to your week! Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies used (all):
Paper: Red, pink, and white from Valentine's Day Value Pack (bought at Michael's), B&W polka dot DP (Making Memories); 'Love Note' DP (ChatterBox)
Ink: Distress Fired Brick (Ranger Industries); Stazon Jet Black (Tsukineko)
Stamps: 'Kiss Me', and swirl from January 2009 KOTM 'Love Etc.'; Cupcakes from December 2008 KOTM 'Little Reminders'; swirly heart, arrow from October 2008 KOTM 'Thinking About the Good Times"; "Smooch", "Sweet Thing", and "Hey Hottie" from 'Mix-Up of Cuteness' (Unity Stamp Company); bbq (StudioG - from the Michael's $1 bins); Heart (on Kiss Me card) from 'Spunky Alphabet' (SU!)
Other: foam tape (3M); brads (Making Memories); punches (Marvey Uchida); Prismacolor artist pencils (Sanford)


Kim said...

Yeah, me and my accent made your blog! I feel so important! I love all that we made and can't wait to give Michael the "hey hottie" card! Missed you yesterday! Hope the kids are feeling better.

Erin Kersh said...

Sooo cute -- all of them! Studs on the valentine for your stud -- love it!