Tuesday 11 February 2014

Artisan Wednesday Wow: "Hello, Valentine"


You should have come here from Becky's blog... oh Becky... she's quite funny that little one. 

Now.  I really wanted to title this post.. "And down goes the dynamite.." But too many of my wee w-ittle w-artisan friends did not know what that meant... I mean, I know it was 8 years ago... but pleaseeeeeee tell me you haven't forgotten the worst sportscaster who ever lived.

Can you remember? Do tell.


... Down goes the dynamite.
... That did not have anything to do with my post today.... 
But that's me!

I am busy making valentines for everyone!! These are for my daughter's teachers and a card for my husband! (Happy early Valentines Day Husband?!?)

These mini muslin bags have cinnamon hearts in them... My first bag was inspired by the stamp set called Quite the Pair.  The sentiments on that set is one that you'll used forever so I gotta say... BUY IT!
I used Crystal Effects on the heart to make it pop - this was also done on the light bulb below. How cute is the stamp set Crazy, Mixed Up Love?  Definitely a go-to stamp set for Valentines Day.
On this second muslin bag I sewed the sequins from the Mini Memories Simply Created Album kit onto the mini muslin bag.  I also embossed the "Made with Love" tag on the gold foil with white embossing powder - this cute tag is from the Love You More set and co-ordinates with the 1" circle punch.

Feeling inspired by the stamp set I was about to stamp "hung up on you" when I remembered that it was similar to the Hung Up Cute clips... so I sewed one of those elements on the bag.
Now seriously... would you ever in your life throw out that bag?
I. think. not.

And I soldiered on... since my to do list clearly stated:
Teachers valentines (check)
Husband's card (unchecked)

This card is probably a little different... oh, I thought so.  I painted gesso on the card base.  Waited for it to dry and then stamped the image on the dried gesso - this stamp comes from the Love You to the Moon stamp set.  I then re-stamped the image in real red ink, fuzzy cut it out, popped it off the card over the original image and applied Crystal Effects. At this pointed I thought I would put some cherry cobbler baker's twine on the top... but then I started wrapping and I couldn't stop. Figured a mess of twine was more masculine then 

Also on the to do list:
Buy new real red ink (so as not to re-color with the marker afterwards)

Oh. All done for another day.
It's time to hop over to see Cindy.  Unfortunately, her birthday only comes once a year but you should still leave her lots o' love anyway.  She's pretty cool and awesome and I like her... you should too!


  1. Those little bags a re precious!! Very, very cute!

  2. I am coming to steal that hanger one! Adorbs!

  3. SUPER cute! And I had to Google it-- "Boom goes the dynomite!!" heehee!

  4. HAHAHA Cathy! You crack me up! and your FUZZY cut skills are amazikin! I sooooooooooooo love your cute bags!

  5. Seriously fabulous! Love them!!! Never knew about that phrase but, as usual, you make my day better with your humor!

  6. OMG, you have this one "in the bag". Oh and what is this "fuzzy" cutting? LOL!