Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Valentine Challenges

*For the CTO Challenge # 46 
 please see further down*

**For the
Decorate to Celebrate Challenge 
 please scroll down ...**

***For the
Link Up Love Party with K. Andrew

****For the Crafty Challenge Valentine Theme # 153 @
please scroll down...****
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        DECORATE TO CELEBRATE CHALLENGE @
http://decoratetocelebrate.blogspot.com/


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LINK UP LOVE PARTY WITH K. ANDREW
The link up love party is a way to get to know each other and find new blog inspiration!
http://www.gettingcricky.com/2012/01/link-up-love-party-valentines.html 


Also entered into Anything Goes Whimsical Wednesday Challenge @
http://www.whimsical-designs.com/2012/01/anything-goes-whimsical-wednesday.html


Also entered in the Just Us Girls Challenge # 121 @http://justusgirlschallenge.blogspot.com/2012/01/just-us-girls-challenge-121.html

This 3 D  Valentine scalloped gift box and card were created for a class I  taught. My creative girlfriend Adie  and I  used Bazzill card stock plus  some Valentine themed embellishments to create this fun gift.  The box  was cut from the Sweet Tooth boxes  cartridge @ 8". The hearts were punched and the felt hearts were purchased from the $1.00 store. The tag was embossed with Cuttlebug "hearts" and the flower was constructed from white & pink strips about 1- 1 1/2" in width and then just fringed,rolled, and glue gunned down. The leaves were a sizzix die cut. Ribbon was from  the $1.00 store as well. Stickles silver was used for the blingy dots. The envelope was edged with Fiskars heart border punch.

Valentine Gift Box with card
Entered in the BOX IT challenge over @ http://www.thecuttlebugspot.blogspot.com/2012/01/box-it.html
I used the Cuttlebug Valentine folder on the tag to embellish this multi- dimensional gift box full of candy hearts.
JUGS #121 Challenge in 3D





I made about 20 of these for an upcoming Valentine coffee & dessert party (40 people are coming). I used the dotted ribbon  and black dots to decorate the cup. There is a card stock paper of coffee beans behind the cup and glitter (Stickles) steam! The swirls on the black were embossed with Cuttlebug. The sentiment says
" EAT DESSERT FIRST...LIFE IS UNCERTAIN!"



Entered  @ 

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Swirled Dessert Cards
I die cut these little dessert name cards from the Tie The Knot Cricut Cartridge found on page 56 "tag s" They were cut out of Bazzill card stock @ 5" and the heart cut outs were then backed with red for contrast. I used the Cuttlebug SWIRL embossing folder.
I guess you might say I'll be baking REAL soon!!! 
Close up
Dessert Menu

46 comments:

  1. so cute thanks for joining us at decorate to celebrate. hugs

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  2. Oh wow, both of your projects are FABULOUS, Claire!! The details are stunning!! Thanks so much for playing along at Decorate to Celebrate!

    Lisa
    Decorate to Celebrate DTM
    indymermaid.blogspot.com

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  3. These projects are absolutely gorgeous! I'll bet your guests were thrilled!

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  4. Gorgeous job on these.
    What fabulous projects.
    Thanks for playing at CTO!

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  5. Super Cool coffee cup! Love it all! Thanks for playing along with CTO

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  6. Great projects. Thanks for playing along with us at Decorate to Celebrate.

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  7. Love your projects. Both just AWESOME!!TFS!
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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  8. I love your Valentines box- too cute!! Thanks for the inspiration! I am popping by from the Getting Cricky linky party and a new follower :)
    Hugs,
    Heather P
    www.heather-p.blogspot.com/

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  9. Claire, everything is absolutely GORGEOUS!! I love your Valentine box especially -- What a cheerful, beautiful treasure!! :)

    Thanks so much for decorating your celebrations at the Decorate To Celebrate! Challenge Blog!

    Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com
    and Decorate To Celebrate!

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  10. Wow, I love your work..your projects are inspiring! I followed you back!

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  11. So very pretty! I love your box. Your guests will love it:)I'm a new follower too:)

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  12. Great projects! I love them all! Thanks for playing along at CTO this week! :)Amy

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  13. I absolutely love this! You are so talented. I may have to try something like this. Thank you for the inspiration and sharing. New follower.

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  14. Visiting from Decorate to Celebrate. Your Valentine Box is wonderfully embellished.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    http://CreatedbySunshineHoneyBee.blogspot.com

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  15. Claire, popping in from the LULP :) Still loving everything -- It gets prettier every time I stop by!! :)

    HUGS for you, my friend...

    Thanks so much for sharing your talent and your blog in the Link Up Love Party with K Andrew!!

    Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com
    Getting Cricky DTM

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  16. Loving that Velentine box...wow 20 of them...so creative, but worth it...they are beautiful..came over from Getting Cricky!!

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  17. What a great set, I love your pop out mug and your fun colors! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO for our polka dot challenge :)

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  18. Beautiful blog and wonderful projects!
    Thanks for your lovely comment,
    Hugs,

    Maria B.

    (New follower!)

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  19. Just found your beautiful blog today. I'd like to invite you to play along with us at Shelly's Images (shellysimagesblog.blogspot.com) and at Word Art Wednesday (wordartwednesday.blogspot.com). I would also love to follow you, if you don't mind, and would like to invite you to stop by and become a new follower on my blog as well. Hope to see you soon!
    Blessings,
    Karen
    karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com

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  20. Great job, thanks for playing @ CTO!

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  21. Beautiful job with your V-day project. The box is so pretty. Thank you for joining us at Whimsical Wednesdays.

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  22. Holy Hanna!!!!!! Your projects are awesome... Just love the heart edge boarder punch you used, or cricut cut....I love all of them, so much work went into it..love the all the details too. Have fun linking up!

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  23. Wow! You have been a busy girl. What lucky people to be getting such fun treats! Thanks for linking up with us at Getting Cricky!
    Blessings,
    Jana
    Getting Cricky JrDT
    My Blog

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  24. WOW! These all are just AMAZING! I love the heart box with the strip paper poms! Thanks for showing all your talent with us this week at Whimsical Wednesdays!

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  25. Wow, these are all magnificent! You sure are spoiling all these guests! (The coffee/dessert party sounds perfect.) I can't even pick a favorite element.. every item is perfect for the occasion and beautifully designed. :o) Gorgeous! Thank you for playing along with us at Whimsical Wednesday!

    Hugs and blessings!

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  26. Hi Claire, I most certainly am a follower... I will have to drop in tomorrow and check out the "Show your scrap room blog hop! Thanks for telling me!
    Naomi

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  27. Lovely projects! I really love the box and card that goes with it! Stopping by from the Link Up Love Party!!

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  28. Great set - and I just love that sentiment!


    Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Creations Challenge!
    kaos

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  29. Love everything about these little boxes. The hole punched edge is great! Also love all the detail on the top/lid of the box! Great job! New follower.
    Tina
    www.myhoppyplace.blogspot.com

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  30. These are so cool The recipes sound Yummy. I really like the red heart on the swirls.

    Thanks for linking up at the Link up with Love.

    Jessie
    Getting Cricky DTM

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  31. WOW!! love all your cards and that treat box is just SUper Sweet!!! Thank you for joining us over at Decorate to Celebrate!!!
    Hugs,
    Norma

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  32. What a great collection of creations! Love the beautiful card and gift box. Thanks for playing along with Just Us Girls!

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  33. What wonderful projects, sensational!!
    Thanks for Linking Up the Love
    Cheers Jennie
    www.jenscrapstoo.blogspot.com

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  34. Wow you were in a crafty mood! Love that box - Thanks for playing in the JUGS challenge~

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  35. Very cute cards! They turned out really cute! Thanks for linking up at Crazy About Cricut!

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  36. Amazing project. Love this craft on the materials and the design. Well done!

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  37. Beautiful card and great box!! Sooo fun!!

    Hug's and Happy Craftin :)
    Ildi-Getting Cricky SrDTM
    The Craftin Mama
    Please visit me too!
    Webmasters Earn Money Here!
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  38. So cute! Thank you for playing with Just Us Girls!

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  39. Wonderful set. Love whet you did. Thanks for playing along with Just Us Girls!

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  40. Great projects. Thanks for playing along with us at Decorate to Celebrate.

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  41. Your Valentine box is just lovely. I love the heart decoration on top. Thanks for joining in at the Cuttlebug Spot this week.

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  42. Wow! This truly is a Valentine box, how beautifully made! Love your falling hearts at your blog as well, very cute!

    Thank you so much for joining us at the "Box It" Challenge at the Cuttlebug Spot!

    Cuttlebugs & Hugs
    Jannie

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  43. Claire!! Look at you GO!! :) Love the menu and tags... YUM... I really must make that trip SOON!! If I start walking now, I might make it for Valentine's Day, right??? :)

    Thanks so much for decorating your celebrations at the Decorate To Celebrate! Challenge Blog!

    Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com
    and Decorate To Celebrate!

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  44. Fabulous projects!
    Thanks for playing at the Cuttlebug Spot...hope you'll join us tomorrow for another fun challenge!
    Helen x

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  45. What a beautiful card!!! Thank you so much for hopping with us on the Valentine's blog hop. Congratulations, you won the Action Wobbles pack! Please go to my blog for winner details :)

    www.crazyaboutcricut.blogspot.com

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  46. Thanks so much for playing along at Crafty Creations in our Swirly whirly challenge! It was a real treat to see your lovely work. Cheers Claire x

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