Gifts: Clear and Simple Stamps January Style Watch – Week 3

January 21, 2012

Hey there Style Watchers!

So sorry about my late post today. I hope you’ll forgive me once you get a peek at today’s awesomely fun project!

I may be getting a little ahead of myself with today’s group of projects, but I simply could not resist a little St. Patrick’s Day crafting when I got a hold of this month’s release package. 

Among the many newly released sets is the Lucky Charm stamp set, which is a much needed addition to my collection. I didn’t own any St. Patrick’s Day themed stamps before Lucky Charm, and this set totally fills in the gap!

It’s full of adorable and punny sentiments, as well as, a rainbow image that goes perfectly with the pot o’ gold image included in the previously released Taglines set – don’t you just love that each release works so perfectly with one another. 

Today’s project showcases a card and two treat packages. I got creative with my Build-a-Critters: Owl/Kitty and my Party Favor #1 die cuts to create a pot o’ gold treat bag that is simply “charming”…

Keep scrolling for more photos and details about creating these fun treats!
Until Later Loverlies,

Today’s trio of treats came together with just a few die cuts and stamps. Here’s a peek at the finished products!
For each piece of this ensemble, I used stamps from Lucky Charm and Taglines. These two sets are a match made in papercrafting heaven!
For the card, I stamped the rainbow image from Lucky Charm along with the pot o’ gold from Taglines! Weren’t they just made for each other ?! A little coloring finished off this simple notecard.
Now for the details on making the treat containers! I wanted to create two containers that mimicked the images on the card. 
I started off my making an adorable pot o’ gold gift bag! You won’t believe how simple these are to make!
First I die cut the Party Favor #1 die with black cardstock (not shown). Next, I die cut two of the Owl/Kitty body shapes. Here’s what I mean…
Step one was to create the die cuts -easy peasy.
Next, I trimmed 1 1/2″ off the top of each die cut and rounded the top corners on the remaining bottom portion. This bottom portion became my “pot.” 
Then I adhered the cuts on either side of the Party #1 favor bag. Voila! You’ve got your own adorable pot o’ gold! I filled my bag with chocolate coins which I picked up at Party City.
Of course my pot o’ gold needed a rainbow, so I created one very simply by arranging a spectrum of jelly beans in a small plastic tube!  Topped off with a tag and the perfect sentiment, these treat containers are the perfect pair!

 That’s all from me today! I hope these project get you in the spirit to be creative with your Build-A-Critter dies! The possibilities are endless!

STAMPS: Lucky Charm, Trendy Tags, Taglines
INK: Perfect Little Black Dress, Green with Envy
PAPER: Perfect Little Black Dress, A Blanc Check
SIMPLE CUTS: Tags #1, Party Favor #1, Build-a-Critter: Owl/Kitty
OTHER: Dimensionals, Corner Rounder, Baker’s Twine