Wednesday, February 13, 2008

SC163 & Valentine Nugget Boxes

I realized a few minutes ago that I have today's sketch challenge done. It's the same day the sketch challenge was posted - Wow, it's been a long time since that's happened! I used Verve Visual's Serenity set for today's challenge with some left over paper from Cindy's altered file folder project from yesterday. It didn't look right square so I made an A6 size card instead, I added some Dew Drops and thought it still needed something so I made a flower to match by coloring a white Prima using a Rose Red ink pad and a smaller yellow Prima with a Summer Sun ink pad. I like the Build A Brads, it was a nice way to finish the flower and tie it all together.
I also finished up several Nugget tins I'm giving for Valentine's Day. I had all my wrappers stamped and the candies wrapped and was waiting for the tins to arrive. I thought it was the safest thing to do for me and the candy during the delay.

I used Stampin' Up! Berry Bliss paper and coordinated the wrapper colors using Purely Pomegranate and Close to Cocoa inks. The stamps for the wrappers are PAPERTREYink. Limitless Labels, the Happy Valentine's Day is from Hero Arts and the stitched ribbon is Stampin' Up! Purely Pomegranate.

This Nugget Tin was a "I wonder what will happen if I..." use a background stamp on that sheet of return address labels? So I tried it with the CHF Diamond Plate backgrounder, it works very well! I also have a Sizzix Diamond Plate embossing folder that I used on the belly band and thought it coordinated well.
This next one is for my friend who keeps eating my green M&M's while babysitting my children! I used a Sizzix die for the heart shapes, Stampin' Up! Word Window punch and a Spellbinder Nestabilities die for the scallops around the little card.

The inside of the Warning label reads:

Important Notice:

Consumption of The Green One's may result in elevated romance levels. If you experience this effect, contact your Significant Other immediately. No Official agency has verified these statements... but what do they know about romance anyway?

That's what it said on the Green M&M's wrapper, it was too cute not to use!

This last one has chocolate covered almonds in it, my friend Gina's favorite. She has the matching pink card with Gina K's cute hippo on it from a previous post.

I've used this Hearts background stamp on several projects lately, it's made by Stamp Oasis and I have it cleaned and put away again for another year.


Deb said...

I love your sketch card and adorable nugget boxes, they are all fabulous, love the green one especially and that warning is a hoot! Love it!

Have you been over to see us at the SBS4 yahoo group yet? The link is

We are starting a secret sister swap this weekend, you have until friday to opt in!

Marcia said...

Wow ... you have been busy. They look great. The card at the top is great, the colours have made it go wow! Thanks for sharing

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Jane said...

Jan, love all of these nugget tins but my fav???? It's the one with the metallic band. LOVE that one!


Kristine said...

WOW! You've been busy!! :) I love that serenity stamp--so pretty. And all your tins are just fabulous. :)

Tickle Me Pink said...

You have been busy :D Those tins are just so cute!! And your card is gorgeous!! I LOVE the colors you picked and how you stamped the sentiment, just beautiful!!

Tracey said...

love your nugget tins you do them so well the green ones my fav loving that color lately :)

Suzanne said...

This card is very pretty. The candy boxes are great too.

Donelda said...

these are great but I've got to say that the GREEN one is my favorite!! I know, green isn't really v-day color but I lvoe it!!

Donelda SBS4