Saturday, February 11, 2012

CardzTV Stamps Design Team "I {Heart} U" Blog Hop (Feb 11th and 12th)

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I know it's a few days away yet, but Happy Valentine's Day!


However right now, it's Blog Hop time here with the CardzTV Stamps Design Team...woo hoo! It's called "I {Heart} U" (Make a Valentine's Day Project). You should have come from Little Scrap Pieces with Karen; if so, then you are in the right place. If you just happen to stop by, thank you, but you might want to start at the beginning of the hop so you don't miss any of the great projects (and maybe some blog candy) from the other designers.


Every year I give something to my family for Valentine's Day. This year, I made a box to hold a Valentine's treat (M & M's) and a matching card. Well, actually I made 6 of them (lol). I do want to tell you first that I designed the box myself with Design Studio and George and Basic Shapes. I am so proud of that!


Here are all 6 of projects together:




In sets of 3:






A close-up of just one of them:




And with the card opened:




Finished Boxes: 2 1/4" x 2 1/4" x 4 1/2" (not including the tulle bow)


Materials:
Cardstock: Pink (for the one box) and 5 Different Double-sided Patterned Cardstock (for the other 5 boxes)
Cricut Cartridge George and Basic Shapes
Cricut Cartridge Tags, Bags, Boxes and More Heart, page 108 (Blackout)
Cricut Design Studio
CardzTV with Mary Clear Stamps Be My Valentine, (Heart) and "Be My Valentine"
Marking Memories Scrapbook Embellishment Storage Jars
Martha Stewart Edger Doily Lace Punch
Clear Plastic (for window in box)
Mounting Tape
Red Tulle
Red, Pink and White Curling Ribbon
White Elastic (to tie the card onto the box)
Red and Black Pigment Ink
M & M's


First, I put the candy in the jars:






Then I designed a box on Design Studio so that the jars would fit just right:






After scoring and folding, I cut a piece of clear plastic to fit over the window and glued it in place. I glued the box together, only gluing the long side (the top and bottom are not glued):




Next, I put the jar in the box. This is the pink box that I stamped with CardzTV heart stamp:




I made a card for each box using matching paper. The cards are cut 2 1/4" x 4". Fold in half, then punch the one side with the doily lace edger punch. The hearts are from TBBM and cut at 1 1/2" and 1 3/4" (I think. It could be 1 1/4" and 1 1/2" I don't remember the exact measurements for them...sorry). There is no shadow feature, so that's why I cut the white hearts 1/4" bigger. Glue the hearts together, then I used mounting tape to adhere them to the front of the card. This way they pop up a little and give some dimension. (it may be hard to see that in the photos). I then stamped "Be My Valentine" on the inside of the cards.








Finally, I wrapped red tulle around the box and tied a bow. I cut 3 pieces of curling ribbon (one each color) and tied that around the tulle bow and curled. I tied a loop of elastic on the card and then looped it around the tulle bow also:


Ok so now it's time for the Blog Candy (Yippeee!)


This is what I am giving away: A Clear Stamping Block, Four Sets of Clear Stamps (Valentine's Day, St Patty's Day, Easter and Spring), A Pack of Rhinestones, A Pack of Pearls and A Couple of Pages of Stickers (Valentine's and St Patty's).

In order to win my blog candy, you need to 1. Be a follower, 2. Leave a comment on THIS post and 3. Leave me a way to contact you (just in case you win)...I will pick a winner on Monday, Feb 13th...Good Luck.

Don't forget, Mary at CardzTV is giving away 2 sets of Stamps, so make sure you stop there (first stop on the hop) and leave a comment on THAT blog. 

The next stop is Stampin Pearls with Candace. Enjoy the rest of the hop...

In case you have gotten lost, here is the entire list of designers:
Dana - http://www.iwycd.blogspot.com/ (YOU ARE HERE)

I will be entering this project into the following challenges: Fantabulous Cricut (Love is in the Air (Include a heart), The Cuttlebug Spot (Create something with hearts and a stamp), Scrappy Moms Stamps Hearts Galore (Hearts as the main element) and My Craft Spot Valentines! (Valentine Card or Treat Packaging).
Thanks for dropping by....I hope you like my project.

imagine what you could do...

83 comments:

  1. I just love these Valentine treat boxes!! Adorable!!

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  2. Beautiful job on these boxes and cards.

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  3. Fantastic boxes! You did a fabulous job on them all.
    Patti
    northwestlady@gmail.com

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  4. Wow Beautiful Box and Cards. Great Idea.

    Hugs,
    Kate

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  5. Wow, these are all fun little treat boxes. TFS.

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  6. Wow this is truly crafty. I love it. You treat boxes will be a big hit. TFS! jeria22@yahoo.com

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  7. Wow...you are so creative!! I love the way you designed these boxes and 6 of them, no less!! Thanks for sharing. ninadee@sbcglobal.net

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  8. What pretty treat boxes. I like that you even designed the tgs with a punch. The tulle gives it elegance.

    marg0006@verizon.net

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  9. Your design for the box was great. I wish I was one of the lucky people getting your treats. Definately something to try in the near future.
    sherry mackintosh

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  10. GREAT project, and nice job on creating the box on the Cricut! I'm now following your blog and can't wait to see more of your projects!

    Biker Granny - Mary
    maryhappypaws@gmail.com

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  11. very nice!
    Marcia
    melehtola@juno.com

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  12. These are adorable treat boxes. Fabulous job.
    http://lorisartsyobsession.blogspot.com/

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  13. Such wonderful treat boxes!I love that you have designed the boxes yourself. (I wish I was that creative). Thank you for the hop!
    Hugs,
    Georgia

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  15. Oh my goodness how talented are you designing the box and all....you are one fantastic crafter....and how generous are you to share all your hard work...the instructions are awesome...every little detail...TFS
    also thanks so much for the chance to win this amazing Blog candy package....extremely generous

    kazoo_and_klutz@comcast.net

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  16. Love the boxes and cards! TFS.

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  17. Dana you rocked this out fantastic treat holders! Love how they hold that adorable little bottle filled with yummy goodness....Karen

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  18. I love this treat box Dana! Very cute idea and I love the detail...I have never worked with acetate. Great job!
    Lynn

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  19. Awesome box Dana! :) Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win :)
    Suzanne suzyq28024@gmail.com

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  20. Awesome idea.

    mimicaro9650@yahoo.com

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  21. love your project and thanks for the great directions!
    been a follower for a long time with you.

    Judy
    jashmore1944@att.net

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  22. I love this idea! your directions are wonderful! Thanks for the inspiration and for the opportunity to win your great blog candy! This is my first blog hop and I'm super excited! You are all so talented!

    Modemgirlz@aol.com

    Krissy

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  23. I love this project!

    fran2102 at yahoo dot com

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  24. Very cute card/candy box!!! I need some lessons on how to design boxes like you did!
    Thanks for the chance to win ~ that's some great blog candy!!!
    Betsy B.
    lbrown7@neo.rr.com

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  25. WOW!!! I am so impressed that you designed the box yourself!! Such talent!!! I really like all the combos of papers - rather than just make them all the same color. TFS and for the chance to win.

    Have a great weekend,
    Cathi
    http://designsbycathi.blogspot.com/

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  26. What a great ideas! Designed the box too! The blog candy is too much! WOW..new follower! I am really lovin this blog hop thing ( my first ever!)
    Astarlight
    (srgodsey@gmail.com)

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  27. Wow, you did an awesome job on your projects. The boxes are so pretty and love the tulle.

    Leslie

    cascrapper at gmail dot com

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  28. Hi Dana, great job on designing your own box to fit the jars, awesome, love them all, the papers are so pretty and the tags are adorable :) I love the gypsy and DS, makes it so easy to create things just right for what you want and means more than the store bought things, if you can do it of course, nothing wrong with store bought, but hey if you know how why not right :) TFS with us and Happy Valentine's Day!
    I am now following you and would love it if you can check out my blog sometime too ty :)
    cinpot@msn.com and ty for a chance to win such an awesome prize, very nice of you. TC

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  29. This is a super cute idea. You did a fabulous job designing it. Super creative and fun!

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  30. WOW love your creations.
    I am just "green" when it comes to following blogs, guess i am a newbie.
    And how wonderful that u r giving away such
    an awesome prize.

    Thanks, there truly are lots of nice people online (tho i have really met some jerks)

    darlin1937@gmail.com

    Darlene

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  31. Love your bags Dana, especially that you designed them yourself. Very impressed. Great job on all and the cards. TFS.

    Anne :)
    anmatt1@aol.com
    http://createacardbyanne.blogspot.com

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  32. Your treat boxes are awesome!! I love that you put candy in the jars first then the box. What a fabulous job you did in making your box! I wish I could make boxes, but just not that talented. lol I can copy ok, but that is about it! lol

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  33. I love this project. Wish my kids were younger and at home or that I had grandkids.

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  34. Super impressive that you designed that box yourself! Wow! They turned out really fabulous. Your family will love them for sure. : )

    crotheker at gmail dot com

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  35. You did a great job designing the box and project and thanks for all the details. Peggie
    barker944 at msn dot com

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  36. Simply adorable project. TFS...

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  37. happy valentines day dana! i am now a follower of your blog: mea57_98
    marie

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  38. hi dana love the candy boxes and gift tags! and i appreciate the detail you shared on how you madwe them!
    thank you
    marie

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  39. Dana! These boxes are fantastic! Your family is so lucky! I am so glad I stopped by your blog today because I could not remember what "Tulle" was called...I know, I am getting old timers disease...thank you for helping me remember! lol!

    www.chrissandlou.blogspot.com
    america57@comcast.net

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  40. Adorable treat holders. Thanks for the tutorial. I might have to try this out. New follower. Thanks for the chance to win.

    Hugs,
    Patty
    creativediva98.blogspot.com
    creativediva98 at gmail dot com

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  41. These boxes are adorable, I can't wait to design my own - whenever I found my cutting mats!! I am still suffiring the side effects of moving LOL- TFS and the chance at the blog candy. I am a new follower, thank you again,
    Have a great wknd,
    Liz
    unikebyyes at yahoo dot com

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  42. I love these boxes. I also love the jar that you used for the candies. It fit perfectly:)

    Great Job on this!

    Julie
    Cricut Chick

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  43. Dana, your beautiful candy boxes are AMAZING...who wouldn't love to get one!! Thanks for being on the Cardz TV Design Team...you ROCK!
    Hugs,
    Mary

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  44. Great boxes!

    missstamper (at) yahoo.com

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  45. Your boxes and cards are gorgeous!! You did an awesome job designing these boxes! Thanks for sharing! lindagk23ataoldotcom

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  46. Absolutely adorable! What an awesome and darling idea! Wow! Love them!

    Thank you for a fun blog hop!

    Happy Valentine's Day!

    www.suzanneroseberrydesign.blogspot.com
    zannierose@earthlink.net

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  47. Amazing project! You did a fantastic job creating your boxes!! :)

    Paula Bee
    pbeeman02@gmail.com
    http://craftwithbee.blogspot.com/

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  48. I'm sure they will love these beautiful treat boxes, great job!
    lindseyc@rcn.com

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  49. yummmo. job well done on creating the boxes. i love these.

    craftingwithblue at gmail dot com

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  50. New follower here. Super idea using jars then creating a decorative holder for them. Super! My profile has email. :)

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  51. These are Soooo super cute!!
    Thanks for the chance to win
    reissfam10 at aol dot com

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  52. I love your treat boxes they are so cute. The little cards that go with they are adorable too. I love making little cards like that. Thanks for sharing. I'm a new follower.


    http://racincrafts.blogspot.com/ or
    racincrafts at aim dot com

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  53. Wow, a new follower. Love how you created the boxes! I never could be that creative! Too much math! Thanks for the chance to win! lclass003atgmaildotcom

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  54. I love your project..love the little jars and how you made the gift box to fit.
    cathyplus5.blogspot.com

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  55. What a great idea. Love them!! Love the valentine's M&Ms

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  56. Dana these boxes are awesome and I love the fact that you put the candy in jars 1st! New follower and love your ideas! Keep 'em comin' and thanks for the chance to win this fabulous prize package! msmith38652@gmail.com http://michelescraftroom.blogspot.com/

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  57. Super cute boxes. so simple and cute. Love them.
    mbchoj at aol dot com

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  58. You did a great job designing those treat boxes! They and the cards are adorable. TFS and for the chance to win!
    tcsobotka at charter dot net

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  59. Cute treat boxes. Can't wait to try it out myself.
    Susan
    loftinquilts@gmail.com

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  60. this is so wonderful I am just so happy to come across your blog by following this hop today I am now happy to say I am a follower with you and I am loving it your work is amazing hope to see you following me soon hugs Debbie
    Debbiewilson62@comcast.net

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  61. Wow, you did a great job designing those boxes. They are beautiful and what a great gift for valentines day.

    Debbie

    horsewhisprr@gmail.com

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  62. Awesome job on your treat boxes:) I love them! Grea for valentines day-they will be a hit!
    Thanks for joining us in the challenge at FCCB!
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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  63. Your treat boxes are so amazing. They turned out great and I am sure the recipients will be delighted.

    Thanks for the inspiration,
    Cindy :)

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  64. Wow, here I am feeling happy that I made 2 little Valentine treat goody bags and you made up a whole slew of them! LOVE these with all the red lacy trim and fun embellishments! I'm a follower!

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  65. Forgot to add my contact info:
    kladd94803 at aol dot com

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  66. The treat boxes are awesome! TFS! I really need to learn how to do those.
    Leslie

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  67. I absolutely LOVE This project! I never would have thought to make a box myself- genius.! And so generous doing your give away!

    Heather
    paper-junkie.blogspot.com

    btw, I don't know why but my "follower" shows up as Ruby Rose. I changed it (long story, on my blog) but I'm the same person. :)

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  68. Love this project. They are perfect. :) Would have never thought of making my own design for a box. Love your blog candy. Love all the St. Pattys stuff. :) <3 your DT sister

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  69. Very nice. These are cute. I have a Design Studio but have never taken the time to figure out how to use it. If I win you can contact me at mc-reeda@seovec.org

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  70. Love these!!! Love how cute they are...what a sweet lil gift for any Valentine!!! TFS
    hugs,
    joni

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  71. Love the treat boxes - and the bottles inside to hold the candy. The matching cards are great, as well. This is the first blog hop I've followed, and I am absolutely LOVING all the inspiration I am getting, and all the new blogs/sites I am adding as a follower. Thanks for sharing your project - it's wonderful.
    pvg1020@yahoo.com

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  72. How cleverly creative. I just love how these came out. Great job on using DS to make these. I'm a new follower. Smooches... Felicia - frankleecrafts [at] gmail [dot] com

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  73. Your family is going to be so happy with your wonderful creations! I love them!
    I'm a brand new follower.
    Diana B
    mogardener47 at gmail dot com

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  74. Wow! Your treat box is wonderful...great job! Love the tulle...tfs!

    ~Sharon C.
    sconn0925 at yahoo dot com

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  75. You did a fabulous job designing your box. I love the pattern papers, the little cards and that great tulle bow. The little jars are great. Awesomeness for sure!!!! :)

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  76. Really nice projects.....wow......Happy Valentines Day !!

    AnnCarolW@aol.com

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  77. you did an amazing job making these boxes!! great work designing them yourself:-)

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  78. WOW!!! GREAT boxes...you have every right to be proud of yourself...amazing!

    Thank you for playing along with us @ FCCB.

    Happy Craftin'!
    Jewels

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  79. Yummy, yummy, I love your treat boxes. Thanks for joining in at the Cuttlebug Spot this week.

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  80. These are fabulous - great gifts!
    Thanks for playing at the Cuttlebug Spot...I hope you'll join us tomorrow for another fun challenge!
    Helen x

    PS - please consider turning off word verification...the new version makes it virtually impossible for those with eyesight problems or dyslexia to leave a comment :0(

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