Wednesday, January 23, 2008

You're Going to Love THIS!!

You are not even going to believe how ADORABLE today's project is! I found it at fellow blogger/fellow demonstrator Nancy Morgan's blog, Paper Smiles. There she credits the gal who came up with this--Silke Ledlow. I rise up and call this woman blessed, I tell you! These little things are just the solution for what to send with your child to the school Valentine's Day party!! And they go together quickly once you have the pieces cut.

In the picture, they look ginormous, but in real life they're petite and perfect. They are made using a 1.5" x 4.5" strip of paper, scored at 1.75" and 2.75". The small tag punch is used for the white part, and the large tag punch is for the mat behind it. Mount it to the base strip, snip off the corners of the base with scissors, lay down a bit of mono adhesive to hold the kiss in place, punch a hole with your Cropadile, thread the ribbon (bow optional!), and you're done! To and From could be done on the back.

Here's a side view.

If you don't have the two punches, you could make these pretty simply. Use the same base of 1.5" x 4.5", scored at 1.75" and 2.75". The white focal point is 1 1/8" wide by 1.5" tall. The mat is 1.25" wide by 1 5/8" tall. Mount it and punch a 1/8" hole and finish it off with ribbon. The examples shown here use the retired Love Matters stamp set, but any stamp set with hearts would do.

Let me know if you'd like to organize a group of moms and daughters to make these, and I'm there!

Thanks for stopping by go find some chocolate--I know you're drooling!


Cassandra said...

Thank you for explaining this a little further. I did see it at Nancy's blog but hadn't quite figured it out. One question - for the base piece - could the SU tag punch work instead of snipping with scissors?

L. said...

Oh my gosh!! These are so stinking cute!! They are perfect - single serving, adorable, and they don't look too hard! Wonderful! TFS

sandra said...

they are very cute!!!

Cassandra said...

Hi Jen - thanks for answering my question - I'm pretty sure I found you from Paper Smiles - but it might have been another blog that linked to you!

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

These are just adorable! So, so cute Jenn!