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Monday, February 10, 2014

Valentine's Day Challenge and Blog Hop with Exploring Cricut!

Good morning and happy fabulous Monday! I can't think of a better way to start a Monday than with a fun blog hop! Get ready for some sweet Valentine projects sure to inspire you! Exploring Cricut 
is having a
Challenge and Blog Hop Valentine's Day!   create a card, layout or paper craft for Valentine's Day and include at least one jewel. Don't forget to use your Favorite Cricut Cartridge!

Now for today's project!

I started with: Tags, Bags, Boxes and More 2 Cartridge.
I chose the Heart Gable Box on page 24.
I cut it out at the fit to page which is 5.75". Now you can use the sections cut 1 and 2 and make the box much bigger, which is a great option for party favors, etc....
I also used the tag feature cut at 2.5"
for the embellishments: distressed ink, jewels, My Creative Time Stamp set "You Had Me at Chocolate", Prima flowers, twine.
My paper is from the DCWV Four Seasons stack.

Here is the Blog Hop Schedule in case you lose your way!
Sharon http://meemeescreations.blogspot.com

Donna  http://wwwkindredkreations.blogspot.com (you are here)

Faith   http://scrapbookerphd.blogspot.com (next stop!)

Rae Ann   http://joyinart.blogspot.com

Emily  http://emilyqueenofallthingscrafty.blogspot.com

Annette  http://mymindsdustbunnies.blogspot.com

Michelle N  http://justanutterpapercrafter.blogspot.com

Jen   www.javajencreations.blogspot.com

Julie      http://mylittlecorner-julie518.blogspot.com

Michelle S  http://cricutcrazyscrapper.blogspot.com

Liz  http://unikbyyes.blogspot.com

Rosa  http://enjoyingthebug.blogspot.com

Diane  http://happyscrapperdiane.blogspot.com

Now a Blog Hop! wouldn't be complete without some blog candy right??
So here is what I am offering to a lucky follower! Please leave a comment and become a follower too! I will announce the winner next Monday.... Good luck everyone and happy creating!

A "Pink by Design" stamp set, Tacky Tape, Washi Tape, Ribbon, and 3 little muslin bags (which are great for stamping)
 I just love this stamp set....so perfect for our bloggy friends we find along our crafty journey. I know I appreciate everyone who stops by and leaves some "bloggy love" even though I don't get to spend nearly the time I would like creating and posting!
Who doesn't need some MORE tacky tape, washi and little bags for inspiration right???

Ok, so now are you a little more inspired to create a little Valentine project??? Please do so and link up at Exploring Cricut.


craftymom205 said...

Great project.

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Diane Kielman said...

I love this! Perfect for some delicious treats!

Anonymous said...

Love the bag. Gonna make someone really smile. Thanks for sharing.

Stephanie said...

Love your beautiful valentine box. Lovely papers.

Ana C said...

Love the paper you choose for the box/bag .Great project!
I'm a follower now!

DebR said...

Is this ever clever! Love the box and the heart on it. Great job.

Faith Wallace said...

Great patterned paper for the box. Really delicate. The flower embellishment is perfect.

Liz O. said...

Lovely box Donna! i need to get this cartridge ;)
TFS and for your always kind comments!
Have a wonderful day!!

Crystal said...

Love the bag! Well have to make one for hubby filed with kisses! Thanks for sharing & the chance for blog candy.

Annette said...

This is so pretty! Definitely a lovely presentation for a yummy treat:)

My Mind's Dust Bunnies

Michelle N. said...

I don't have that cart yet-but that bag is totally special. Love the papers you chose.

Sharon said...

Fabulous box!! I so love the papers you used and that wonderful heart!! :)

Kimberly Clark said...

love your little treat bag - great heart that you added to it!!

Rae Ann said...

Beautiful job!
Rae Ann - Design team sister