Monday, February 14, 2011

Sweet Love

Happy Monday. I hope your week has started out well. The weather here is finally warming up. It is suppose to be in 60's most of the week. That makes me very happy. I know winter is not over but at least spring is getting closer.
Happy Valentines Day today too. We don't do anything special to celebrate because I think love should be celebrated everyday and it has become to commercialized now. Even though I feel that way I have something with hearts to share with you. I made this for the current Embellish magazine Color Trends With Hearts Challenge

I think it also qualifies for the current Peeps challenge hosted by Marinette which is to make a Valentine that includes Pink or Red. Mine uses both and I entered it in the Lawnscaping Challenge It's All About The Love too.
This is what I came up with.

I have had these heart shaped treat cups and stamps from SU for over a year. When I saw the concept I totally fell in love with it but have not had a chance to use them until now. I also followed this video from Dawn for how to make the door so you don't ruin the card getting the treats out. As you will see the card looks very similar but I still made a few changes. First off the colors. I started with a base of Hibiscus Cardstock then embossed it with tiny dots. The Stem was stamped with PTI Simply Chartreuse Ink. I matted the main image on a piece of Spring Rain Cardstock. The tab was made with the PTI Mini Scrapbook Series Tabs. Pure Poppy Saddle Stitched Ribbon and a tiny tag stamped with the Love You Sentiment in the Fillable Frames #10 stamp set finishes it off.
Inside the card looks like this.

I also decided to take the photo of my card with colored cardstock behind it today. I have seen a lot of people doing that now and wanted to give it a try too. What do you think, do you like it better then the plain white backdrop?
The new release from PTI is tonight. I have having a really hard time narrowing my list down, how about you? It would be really nice to have unlimited funds right now it sure would help a lot. I would have to get a new stamp room to hold it all too though.
That's it for now, I hope the rest of your week is a great one and I will be back soon with more to share.

18 comments:

Diane Jaquay said...

What an adorable (and yummy) card!!!

Lea L. said...

This is SO cute! Totally loving that it can hold some yummy treats!! Happy Valentine's Day! ♥♥♥

Heather P. said...

This is so totally adorable! :)

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Your photo of your Beautiful card is great! The green behind the pink card makes it 'pop'. What a cute idea to add candies to the card AND be able to eat them too! Loving this weather we are having.

Laurel said...

This is adorable. I have NEVER seen a card that holds a treat tin before. I love love love love love this!! Even though there is no Lawn Fawn, I would still love you to submit it to the Lawnscaping Challenge... http://lawnscaping.blogspot.com - LOVE IT!

Peggysuez said...

Well think about it, if you added a dedicated stamp room then you could hold classes and charge people to learn your techniques and then have the money to pay for it. :) I don't think it matters too much, white or colored CS behind the photo. CUTE project is what matters! And hope you had fun ordering last night!

Lindsay said...

This is darling Terri! I love that little treat holder!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

This is awesome! I like the colored background--I've tried it and it just didn't work for me because my lighting stinks and my camera stinks. LOl

Sharron said...

CUTE, CUTE, CUTE! Your card is so pretty and what fun to have a candy treat too. Your photos always are wonderful. I like the contrast of the colored background--really brightens up the card.

Warm here too--wonderful break from the snow!

Melissa Rodgers said...

So cute Teri! Thanks for sharing.

BethieJ said...

Terri this is DARLING! I LOVE it!! and I think the PP behind it looks GREAT.. makes the card POP.. I will have to give it a try.. I always use white! :)
Hope your day is GREAT!

Angy said...

Very cool - love that! Amazing layers as well.

Ashley Cannon Newell said...

Very cool concept and design! Thanks so much for participating in the Color Trends Challenge with Hearts!

Rhonda said...

What a perfect card!!! Love everything about it Terri.

Beth said...

Terri this is so pretty love the colors you used and your trat holder how fun.

Amy said...

Totally cute treat card Terri! What a fantastic idea!

Linda said...

This would be such a fun card to receive! All the love that went into making it . . . and candy too!!

Nerina said...

Oh wow - this is amazing! I can only imagine how delicious getting this card would be! What a gorgeous surprise!