Friday 17 January 2014

Houndstooth and Pumpkin Pie to say I love you

I love Valentines Day! Not because I'm a hopeless romantic but because I believe in letting the people you love know about it, so any occasion that encourages that gets my vote. A card is enough to say you care but, let's face it, a little treat never goes amiss! Come and see my card and treat box set:

This project was made using the houndstooth design from the gorgeous black and cream Modern Medley designer paper pack combined with elements from the Love You More stamp set and a splash of Pumpkin Pie, a lovely bright orange.

I used punches to cut out the hearts and the arrow is from Love You More. The sentiment is from Itty Bitty Banners.

The box is just the right size to house a few chocolate-dipped cherries or strawberries but there are plenty of other treats that would fit equally well (tickets for a romantic weekend away to Paradise Island for example...!)

This gorgeous tag is yet another fabulous image from the Love You More stamp set. It cuts out neatly with the 1" circle punch, the Owl punch heart layers beautifully in the centre, and it's brilliant for adding to homemade treats or stamping on the back of cards.

There's an added surprise element in this design - a flash of Pacific Point...

... on the underside of the box tag...

... and on the depth of the heart topper. And that's probably enough surprises for one day - we don't want anyone keeling over do we?!

• I hope you've enjoyed my Love You More showcase this week. If you'd like to get your mitts on this set, it's available until 27th January.

Here's what you'll need to make this project
Stamps: Love You More, Itty Bitty Banners
Ink: Basic Black
Card stock: Naturals Ivory, Very Vanilla, Pacific Point, Pumpkin Pie smooth and core'dinations
Other: Modern Medley designer paper, Pumpkin Pie 1/8" taffeta ribbon, Large and Small Heart punches, Owl punch (for the tiny hearts), paper snips, stamp-a-majig

Crafting Clare online shop, shopping with Vicky Hayes, Stampin Up clearance rack
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If, like me, you've ditched refined sugars but want something sweet for dessert, I can highly recommend those cherries or strawberries dipped in melted dark chocolate (I use 85% Green & Blacks). Another thing that satisfies a sweet tooth are grapes, washed and put in the freezer over night. The only problem with these is that they're so yummy you could eat half your body weight in them - but then that has to be better than refined sugar and artificial sweetener doesn't it?!

Have a great weekend and I'll be back very soon.



  1. FABULOUS card and gift. Love the colours.


  2. Lotta lurve around Vicky! love your cards and your box, great colour combo too, love orange and black.

  3. Love it - love the sound of those chocolate dipped cherries too! - Jacqueline xx

  4. This is so elegant! I love the monochrome papers, and then that pop of colour. Gorgeous!


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