January 16, 2008

Valentine Purses and Candy Bars

How about starting the day off with a few Valentine items? I went *shopping* at my Inspiration Station and just started creating. First in line are these giant Dove candy bars covered in patterned paper. The cute little stamp is from Stampendous. Twill ribbon is from Martha Stewart, paper by Daisy D's. I HAD to wrap these Dove Bars up or they would have been consumed...by me...can't resist Dove chocolate. These two will probably go to my girls for Valentine's Day. Next up are these little candy purses. Nichole Heady from Papertrey Ink designed these and they are oh so simple to make......and oh so darling too! You find complete instructions on her blog HERE. And let me say that I'm not a real *measure and cut and follow a template* kind of stamper but these were easy peasy to make. They are made from the clear stationery boxes that Papertrey sells, you just cut one in half with a craft knife. Nichole lined her box twice so that she could have patterned paper on both the outside and inside of the box. I chose a double sided cardstock from Daisy D's so I only had to use one piece of patterned paper for each purse. You can see a little snippet of the inside of the purse on the far left.....the red polka dot paper. The tag was made from the SU! Valentine set called Happy Heart. Martha Stewart twill ribbon for the handles, it's one long strip adhered with sticky strip. Be sure to use a ribbon that will stand up fairly stiff so the handles look cute. I made 6 of this style for teacher gifts and have an order for 10-12 more for a friend. Can you believe I had to purchase more Valentine paper? I actually NEEDED more......actually RAN OUT......USED all my stash....it's amazing!!

14 comments:

My name is Michelle said...

Don't you just love double sided paper for this project. You have creative genius. I love visting your blog for inspiration.

Beth said...

Those are both adorable! The Daisy D's vintage Valentine design is perfect for those cute little purses!

Donna said...

SOOO VERY CUUUTE

Beth M said...

how precious! GREAT JOB!!!

Julie Masse said...

Beautiful Mish - love those purses!! :)

Han said...

I love yur blog all your ideas are FAB - do you know if we can get these clear boxes in the UK? If so please email me on hannahhaz@hotmail.co.uk. I would really appreciate it. Thanks

Belas Creating Place said...

Hey Michelle..those purses have purse-onality LOL>....lovely.

I was hosted on QKD bloggers today and your blog popped up for credit on the stamping station...thanks again for inpsiring me to put things out of the basket and onto my bookcase. I can't wait to do my Easter cards.
Bela

Joanne B. said...

Oh goodness, I'd love to come shopping in your inspiration station! ha!

Gorgeous projects as always.

Darthy said...

Excellent project and I love the Mishy style.

Becky said...

I just bought some of the paper you used on the candy bars! I was not sure what I was going to do with it - I just thought it was cute paper. It looks great on the bars. I might have to use that idea for the teachers for valentines day.

Kristi said...

OH MY WORD GIRL...I want to come and play at your house!!!!!
You are so talented. I want to rub on you to see if any of your talent jumps onto me..:))

Rose Ann said...

Wow....these are awesome!!! LOVE the purses!!

Charmingdesigns said...

Love the purses!! Sooo cute!
Laurie

Debbie Olson said...

So sweet, Mish! I'm making one of these SOON!

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