Something different to show you today – a Fairy Cottage. The cutting file is from SVGCuts and is made using all kinds of patterned paper and lots of little succulents, toadstools and flower. I made this for my soon to be daughter in law for Valentines Day.
The back is open so you can insert lights and the top of the tree house comes off for more lights,
Isn’t it fun? So many little things to look at!
I had a great time putting it together! Hugs, Fran
Here’s another “find” during my cleaning spree – the Hearts Decorative Mask on a petite cafe bag. I did this one with embossing paste which turned out to be a bit harder than I thought since the bag does not lay flat. But I carried on! When it was dry I added the die cut word “love” stacking four of them together to give it some lift. Then I coated it with Crystal Effects for shine. I also added some small hearts from the Confetti Hearts Border punch. Hugs, Fran
These little treat boxes hold Tootsie Roll Lollipops and are super quick and easy to make. They really are wraps for the candy.
To make the wrappers cut a piece of Real Red to 2 1/4 x 7 1/2. Score the 7 1/2 side at 2 1/2, 4 and 6 1/2. Attach a 2 x 2 1/4 piece of the Sending Love DSP to the end of the Real Red paper and adhere the flap end over to close the wrapper. Use a hole punch to add a hold for the sucker and then add a 2 x 3/4 stamped piece (or you could use more patterned paper) to the flap. Insert you sucker and tie the top with a Real Red Sending Love ribbon bow. Add a heart from the Love Notes Framelit die and embellish with a rhinestone. I added a bit of glue under the rhinestone just to make sure it stays put. Hugs, Fran
Enjoy the Little Things is from the Occasions Mini (page 33) as a stamp to accompany a Project Kit. I used the set to make the cute tag from a Baker’s Box Thinlit box. Using Blushing Bride and the Dots and Stripes stencil, I used stencil paste to make the design. Just a small change from the catalog example – with a big punch. Hugs, Fran
This month’s Creative Circle Challenge is You’ve Got Mail – a darling mailbox perfect for Valentine’s Day. Here’s my first mailbox!
My card holding mailbox is made from Melon Mambo card stock and the Brights Designer Series Paper Stack. The lid and flap are done with stencil paste and the Hearts and Stars Decorative Mask.
My cards that fit inside the mailbox are made with No Bones About It. The mailbox easily holds (3) 3 x 3 cards and (3) 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 cards.
These cards were inspired by an “x-ray” card I saw on Splitcoast by Janet Holmes. I thought the idea was so cute!
The little 3 x 3’s fit through the opening under the flap.
Then I switched gears and made a mailbox without the card dividers inside and a window sheet over the opening to hold candy.
For this one, I used Sweet Lil’ Things Designer Series paper and the sentiment from the Occasions Mini set – Greatest Greetings. I punched hearts from every punch I could dig up in my craft room! They are glittered with Dazzling Details.
So now you can choose – cards or treats – or mix it up a bit and do both!
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