Valentine Candy Bar with Deflecto

Candy bar
I love the holidays and I love to have friends over for parties. This year I am prepared with a fun candy bar for everyone to enjoy. Making candies and treats are one of my favorite things to do - and sharing them with loved ones is the best. For this project I have used the Deflecto® Washi Tape Storage Cube. It is perfect storage and it also functions as a fun display piece.

Valentines Candy
The Washi Tape Storage Cube comes with three drawers. They hold a TON of washi tape! They also hold a fair amount of candy :)  I used some mini cupcake papers to hold my treats. I did remove the handle from the top drawer for this project. Once I am done using it as a display case I will simply add the handle back on. It attaches with a single screw and it very easy to work with.

Foiled paper

I decorated the top drawer with hearts punched from Rinea Foiled papers. The heart punch is an older Fiskars punch - I use it all the time. I adhered the foiled paper to a lightweight cardstock using double sided adhesive sheets.

Washi Tape Storage

I finished the project off using embroidered letters. Using mini glue dots allowed me to adhere the hearts for display, but they will easily come off when it is time to convert the piece back to a storage item :)

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Etched Candy Jar

Love candy jar
Y'all it's almost time for Valentine's Day and you know I need to give some candy and treats out to friends and family. I love to give out handmade treats and am always looking for a great container to put them in. This year I decided to make a few jars to put candy in. I picked up some small jars at the dollar store and grabbed my etchall® etching creme.

WRMK Alphabet punch

I started by using my WRMK Word Punch Board to create my stencil. I punched the etchmask® with the word LOVE for the front of my jar. There is a small recessed area on the front of the jar and I wanted something to just fit in there and this was perfect!

Etched jar

After I applied the stencil I used masking tape to cover the areas that I don't want to be etched. I am a messy crafter - so taping the area off is essential for me! Be sure the masking tape is pressed firmly onto the glass so no etching creme® seeps under it. Apply a nice layer of the etching creme® and allow it to sit for 15 minutes. Or if you are like me, leave it in your craft studio to go eat lunch, then get distracted and forget about it for two hours! Scrape the excess creme back into the jar and rinse the surface with cold running water. Be careful not to get the creme on any surface that you don't want to etch.

Valentine jar

After rinsing and drying I applied Gold Rub N Buff to the surface. I normally do this before I remove the stencil. I applied two layers of the rub n buff here. I love how this turned out. I am going to make a few more so that I am ready to hand out treats on Valentine's Day.
Be sure to check out the wide range of etching supplies available for all your craft projects.

Children's Aquarium Scrapbook Layout

Aquarium Layout
My little princess loves the Children's Aquarium. We have a membership so we go quite a bit. This is one of my favorite photos from our visits. She was so excited to see that giant puffer fish!!

Rinea Foiled Paper
I started my layout using some older pattern papers and Rinea Foiled Paper. I used a hexagon punch to punch out several shapes.

Paper Embellishments
I crumpled up the Turquoise/Silver Glossy Foiled Paper and then spread it back out. Using a sanding block I lightly sanded the tops of my hexagons to give them a little texture. I love how they turned out!

12x12 layout
I placed the hexagons randomly around the page. I love how they fit perfectly with the pattern of the background paper. Look at my little princess! Isn't she so cute? That curly hair is just too much. I added some cardstock stickers from my stash - I have no idea what brand they are anymore!

SCrapbook layout
I have always outlined my alpha stickers with a fine line black pen. I think it really makes the stickers pop off the page. I use a STABILO Fineliner these days. They are a great pen - a nice fine point and the point doesn't dull.

Be sure to check out the Rinea blog for more great ideas.

Reindeer Snacks Table Sign

Reindeer Snacks
Who else is working on their last minute crafts? I know I have a few more things to get done! This year in addition to cookies for Santa we are leaving our Reindeer Snacks- so I made this super cute table sign for the princess to put out as well.

Stencil and paste
I started by covering a wood sign blank with patterned paper and sanding the edges to fit. I added some texture with a snowflake stencil and modeling paste, then set it aside to dry.

Iron on letters

 I pulled out some red Joy® Iron on Embroidered Letters - these are a 1" size. I love this size for smaller projects- they are so versatile!

Christmas snacks

The small Christmas tree is made using an older Sizzix die and matboard. I inked it with two colors and added a bit of texture paste for snow. Embellishments are from my Christmas box - lots of older buttons and tiny bits to finish the piece off.

I hope you have a Merry Christmas this year! Thanks so much for stopping by to see what I am up to.

Vintage Theme Christmas Cards

Foiled Christmas Cards

Are you frantically getting ready for Christmas? We decided to take a long vacation the weeks before Thanksgiving - so I am super behind this year! We will not be taking a vacation at that time again. It  wrecked my Christmas schedule!

I don't send out many handmade cards- but there are a couple of people that I like to send something special too. For these cards I used Rinea® Foiled Papers to add some lovely accents. And I got to repurpose some supplies I have had lying around for years!

Craft Supplies

I have totally had these chipboard pieces from K & Co for years. Literally years. It never seems like I have the right project to use them on. So this time I decided to cover the chipboard pieces to match my project. I used Silver/Silver Glossy Foiled Paper to cover one side of each chipboard piece.

Rinea Foiled Papers

I started by applying double sided adhesive to one side. I love and use iCraft Easy Cut Adhesive Sheets from Therm-o-Web. They are so easy to use! After trimming the adhesive sheet close to the chipboard, I used a nail file to trim to fit. I love the this also gives the chipboard a vintage look too!

Die Cutting

The card bases I used here are also from K & Co - seriously I have a bunch of this stuff I am trying to use up!  I cut the sentiments using Ruby/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper and a cute die set from PhotoPlay.

Christmas Cards

I grabbed a few more embellishments from my Christmas bucket to finish the cards off; ribbons, flowers, die cut embellishments, and some greenery. Done!

What are you working on for Christmas? I would love to see some photos - drop me a pic on my Facebook Page.