Saturday, February 14, 2015

Valentine's Day Club Scrap Blog Hop

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!!!

I hope you're all having a wonderful day and
 thanks for joining me for a bit of Valentine's Day fun!  

Today is Club Scraps Valentine's Day Blog Hop and I wanted to share a couple projects I made today using papers from the Picnic collection from June of 2014.  The delightful colors and designs work perfectly for Valentine's Day as you will see.

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And here is what I created....  Yes!  Gnomie and his girlfriend are back!  Today he's presenting a little shimmery heart to her because he's "Sweet on you!".

The stamped sentiment "Sweet!" is also from the Picnic collection but works perfectly for Valentine's day.  I hand wrote the "on you" portion.  Both Gnomie and his girlfriend were colored using Inktense watercolor pencils.  The little shimmery heart sequins was something I've had in my stash forever.  I think it was from Doodlebug (when sequins were originally in style).

I also made a little take out box filled with paper fortune cookies!  

And here's how I created them...  I started off by trimming down a piece of the plain pink cardstock to fit in my printer then printed the template directly onto the cardstock.  The template has grey score lines printed on it which I darkened up a bit so it would show up in the photos.  You could of course print these at a lesser value so it doesn't show up in your finished project.  

As far as the template goes I just googled Take Out Box and choose one I liked.  This one is from  

Once printed I cut it out and scored it in the appropriate places.

I then printed a second template on copy weight paper, cut out the sides to use as a rough guide for cutting out the decorative panels.

I stamped the dark pink panels with the swirl stamp from the Reunion Art Nouveau set of stamps and Memento Rhubarb Stalk ink.  I also used the same ink to edge each panel.

After I mounted the panels to the sides of the box I set about assembling it using double stick tape.

I formed a handle from a piece of red wire I had in my stash and this fun little box is ready to be filled....

What better to fill it with than fortune cookies!  So I punched out several 2" circles from the same papers from the Picnic kit and inked the edges with the Rhubarb Stalk. 

I then printed out lots of fun little "fortunes" using what else....Shanghai font.  They were trimmed down to size.

Here's how you assemble each little cookie...  Place a fortune in the center of the circle and bring the sides up together as shown.  You now have a nice half circle...

Push in the center bottom of the half circle and bend it closed.  I used a piece of a glue dot to hold it in position because it's thick cardstock and wants to come unfurled.  Thinner weight paper may be o.k. on it's own.

I repeated the above steps and made the rest of the "cookies".  I'm thinkin I'll fill it with some candy and sprinkle in the fortune cookies...will make a fun treat for someone on my "Loved" list :)

Thanks so much for stopping by ~
Happy Valentine's Day!!

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Supplies Used: 
IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko Memento Rhubarb Stalk & Tuxedo Black ink
Misc - Heart Sequins - Doodlebug Designs; Red Wire; Computer Generated "Fortunes"; adhesive; Scor-Pal; Circle Punch


  1. Cute idea and thanks for showing how to make the "fortune" cookies.

  2. So cute, love what you come up with for those Gnomes!

  3. Too cute and I love how you have used Mr. and Mrs. Gnome. Happy Valentine's Day.

  4. Very fun and creative!!! Thanks for the awesome ideas!!

  5. Love the box and fortune cookie project!

  6. Yay! The gnomies are back! Don't you LOVE the Inktense pencils?! The take out box is suuuuuch a cute idea! Pinning this!

  7. OK, now that is beyond adorable. I just love your gnomies and the combination created with the Picnic kit! What a vision!

  8. Roni, what fun, the gnomes and Picnic and that adorable fortune cookie box, AWESOME!!

  9. What a super idea, Roniand it all looks so wonderful and with the gnome loveres it is just super cute!
    Thanks for the instructions and May you have good fortune for Valentines Day xx

  10. Love this Roni! The gnomes are adorable, of course, but I really love the take out box and the fortune cookies. I think I will have to try that out myself! Thanks for sharing.

  11. The gnomes are so cute. But, I love the take out box and cookies.

  12. How cute! Gotta love the Gnomes!!

  13. Very cute!, those gnomes always seem to pop up here and there.

  14. Love the cookies! Thanks for all the directions!

  15. Oh! I forgot the gnomes! They look so cute all dressed out for V-day!

  16. Adorable card! Love the fortune cookies - great idea Roni! Have a great day.

  17. So cute! I just love the fortune cookies!

  18. Your gnomies are too cute! And that takeout box is to die for; thanks for sharing!

  19. I'm sure Mr.& Mrs.Gnome had a great Valentine's Day thanks to you! Great card and takeout box, the fortune cookies are so clever!!!

  20. Better late than never--just getting a chance to hop! Fun projects--really like how you were able to use the Picnic collection for your Valentine theme.


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