Valentine Matchbook Treat

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Over the next few weeks, I will be posting some quick and easy gifts you can make for your family, friends, and co-workers.  With just a few supplies, you can make FIVE of these Valentine Matchbooks. A bag of candy can be placed inside using our Mini-Stapler to give as a sweet treat. At the very bottom of this post, I’ve included a list of the products I’ve used to create this project.

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Paper Needed: 12″ x 12″ Cardstock (I used Desert Sand), (5) 2¾” x 3¼” B&T Paper (I used Hello Lovely), (5) 3″ x 3″ White Daisy Cardstock

Assembly Instructions:
1. Cut the 12″ x 12″ cardstock at 8½”. Turn the cardstock 90′ and cut FOUR 3″ x 8½” strips. Take the 3½” x 12″ strip from your first cut and trim it to 3″ x 8½”. You will have FIVE 3″ x 8½” pieces of cardstock.
2. Place a 3″ x 8½” of cardstock horizontally on a trimmer. Using the scoring blade on the trimmer, score the cardstock at ¾”, 4½” and 5″. Repeatvalentinematchbook_sideview with each piece of cardstock.
3. Fold up on each of the scorelines to create the “matchbook”.
4. Adhere the 2¾” x 3¼” B&T Papers to the front of each matchbook.
5. Wrap a piece of ribbon around the front of each matchbook  1″ from the bottom. Tie a knot and secure in place with Glue Dots.
6. Using Black Memento Ink, stamp five Floral Heart images onto the White Daisy cardstock. Using ShinHan Markers, color the flowers on the images. If desired, use a Gold Shimmer Brush to add glitter to the center of the heart.
7. Using Black Memento Ink, stamp the sentiment onto the center of each heart. Cut out the Floral Heart images.
8. Adhere the Floral Heart image to the matchbook front.
9. Staple the treat to the bottom ½” flap. This creates the closure for the matchbook.
10. Add a sentiment to the inside flap of the matchbook if you desire.

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Adore You – January Stamp of the Month

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12″ x 12″ Desert Sand Cardstock

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Blush Shimmer Ribbon

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Gold Shimmer Brush 

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Hello Lovely Paper Packet

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ShinHan Twin Touch Light Orange Marker

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ShinHan Twin Touch Pastel Peach Marker


ShinHan Twin Touch Barely Beige Marker

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ShinHan Twin Touch Tender Pink Marker

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ShinHan Twin Touch Sap Green Marker

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ShinHan Twin Touch Pastel Green Marker

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ShinHan Twin Touch Leaf Green Marker

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2″ x 2″ My Acrylic Block

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3″ x 3″ My Acrylic Block


Black Memento Ink Pad

Marker
Roll-Up

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Mini Stapler

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Micro-Tip Scissors


3L EZ Dots Adhesive


SureCut Deluxe Craft Paper Trimmer

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Welcome Home Kit How-To

Our assembly continues with the beautiful Welcome Home Wreath Kit.  At this point you should have created all of the Succulents.   Now it is time to create the rosebeautiful Roses for your wreath.  You can keep these Roses White or add color using our Exclusive Inks, Watercolors, Spray Pens, or Shimmer Brushes.  Follow the detailed instructions on my Rose page to create your paper Roses for the wreath.

Remember… I am hosting a FREE Workshop for everyone who purchases this kit from my website. 

Adore You Layout

This week, I am using the January Stamp of the Month, Adore You, to create a simple scrapbook page. This is a layout you can make featuring your Valentine, your kids, or your fur babies. I’ll be sharing project ideas each week with this set, so be sure to visit often.  At the very bottom of this post, I’ve included a list of the products I’ve used to create this layout.jansotm_layoutonedetail

Paper Needed: 12″ x 12″ Kraft Cardstock, 5″ x 12″ B&T Paper (I used the Diagonal Pacifica paper from Adventure Fundamentals), 5″ x 10″ B&T Paper (I used a piece from Rustic Fundamentals), 5¼” x 7¼” Matching Cardstock for photo mat (I used Pacifica), 4″ x 7″ Cardstock for Thin-Cuts (I used Chocolate), 6″ x 6″ White Daisy Cardstock (for stamped images)

Assembly Instructions:
1. Adhere the 5″ x 12″ B&T Paper to the Kraft cardstock approximately one-inch from the top of the page.
2. Turn up the lower right corner of the 5″ x 10″ B&T Paper and staple in place with the Mini Stapler. Center the 5″ x 10″ B&T Paper below the 5″ x 12″ B&T Paper and adhere to the page.
3. Adhere a 13″ piece of Ribbon below the 5″ x 12″ B&T Paper. NOTE: I used our Bonding Memories Glue Pen to adhere the ribbon to the page, then wrapped the edges around  and taped them in place.
4. Adhere the 5¼” x 7¼” photo mat to the page approximately 2″ from the top.
5. Cut out the Thin-Cut “Love” and Large Heart from the 4″ x 7″ Cardstock.
6. Using Memento Ink, stamp the Floral Heart Image onto White Daisy Cardstock. Use the Watercolor Pencils to shade the image. (I used the watercolor pencils without water for the flowers and then brushed color onto the heart with a watercolor brush and Brown Bag watercolor pencil).
7. Once the Floral Heart image is dry, cut out the image and adhere to the right of the photo mat layering it over the Large Heart Thin-Cut. If desired, tie a piece of Blue Twine onto the Thin-Cut Heart.
8. Using Pacifica Ink, stamp the Small Heart image onto White Daisy Cardstock. Cut out both images and staple them onto the layout as shown.
9. Using the 1″ Hole Punch, cut out a circle from White Daisy Cardstock. Stamp the “XO” onto the center of the circle and layer the circle onto the upper left Heart.
10. Adhere the “love” title to the top left of the photo mat overlapping slightly.
11. Using Memento Ink, stamp the Sentiment below the photo mat. (If you can tell, mine is on a separate piece of B&T because I jumped when I was stamping.)
12. Finish the layout by adding Enamel & Glitter Blue Dots. jansotm_layoutone

Adore You – January Stamp of the Month

Adventure Fundamentals

Rustic Home Fundamentals


Rustic Home Ribbon Pack


Watercolor Pencils


Mini Stapler


Thin-Cuts Hearts


Thin-Cuts Love


1″ Circle Punch


Small Round Waterbrush


Enamel & Glitter Duos Blue Dots

12″ x 12″ Kraft Cardstock

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Pacifica  Cardstock

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12″ x 12″ Chocolate Cardstock


12″ x 12″ White Daisy Cardstock


Black Memento Ink Pad


3″ x 3″ Acrylic Block


2″ x 3½” Acrylic Block


2″ x 2″ Acrylic Block


Pacifica Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad


Non-Stick Micro-Tip Scissors


3L EZ Dots Adhesive


SureCut Deluxe Craft Paper Trimmer


Bonding Memories Glue Pen 

Color Dare #226 ~ Blue Wreath Card

I love the color challenges that are hosted each week by the Color My Heart Dare Blog.  This week’s challenge was to only use Peacock, Glacier, Black and White Daisy. At the very bottom of this post, I’ve included a list of the products I’ve used to create this card.   

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Paper Needed: 5½” x 4¼” White Card Base, 5½” x 4¼” Black Cardstock, 5¼” x 4″ B&T Paper (I used Enchantment Fundamentals),  5¼” x 1″ B&T Paper (I used Whimsy Fundamentals), 3″ x 3″ Watercolor Paper, 3¹⁄8″ x 3¹⁄8″ Cardstock (I used Peacock),
3¼” x 3¼” Cardstock (I used Glacier), 3½” x 3½” Glitter Paper

Assembly Instructions:
1. Adhere the 5½” x 4¼” Black Cardstock piece to the front of the card base.
2. Adhere the 5¼” x 4″ B&T piece to the center of the Black cardstock.
3. Adhere a 6″ piece of Ribbon onto the center of the 5¼” x 1″ B&T Paper diffuserplateand wrap the edges around to the back. Attach the paper strip to the bottom of the 5¼” x 4″ B&T approximately ½” from the base of the card.
4. Using Black Memento Ink, stamp the Wreath image on Watercolor Paper. Stamp the sentiment of choice onto the top center of the stamped Wreath image.
5. Using the Circle Diffuser with the Wreath Thin Cut, cut out just the outer edge of the wreath image using an embossing machine such as a CuttleBug .
6. With a Small Round Waterbrush and a Watercolor Pencil, shade the leaves of the stamped wreath image light blue  (I used a Dutch Blue Watercolor Pencil.)
7. Layer the 3¹⁄8″ x 3¹⁄8″ Cardstock  onto the center of the 3¼” x 3¼” Cardstock then onto the center of the 3½” x 3½” Glitter Paper. Attach the layered squares onto the center of the card.
8. Using Thin 3D Foam tape, attach the stamped Wreath image onto the center of the
3¹⁄8″ x 3¹⁄8″ Cardstock.
9. Create a bow from ribbon and attach to the bottom of the stamped wreath image.
10. Add a sentiment to the inside of the card if desired.

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Wreath Acrylic Stamp

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Thin Cuts Wreath

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Enchantment Fundamentals

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Whimsy Fundamentals

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Watercolor Pencils

12″ x 12″ Black Cardstock 

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Watercolor Paper

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12″ x 12″ Peacock Cardstock

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12″ x 12″ Glacier Cardstock

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Black Glitter Paper

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5½” x 4¼” White Cards & Envelopes, Value Pack

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Whimsy Ribbon Pack

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Black and Gold Ribbon

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Circle Diffuser


Black Memento Ink Pad


3L EZ Dots Adhesive


3″ x 3″ Acrylic Block

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2″ x 2″ Acrylic Block

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Small Round Waterbrush

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Micro-Tip Scissors

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Bonding Memories Glue Pen


SureCut Deluxe Craft Paper Trimmer

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Thin 3D Foam Tape

Welcome Home Kit How-To

Our assembly continues with the beautiful Welcome Home Wreath Kit.  At this point you should have created Succulents One, Two, (2)Three, and (2)Four, giving you SIXsucculentsix succulents. Throughout the month of January, I have been posting tips to create each piece of this beautiful wreath kit.  This week we will be making Succulent Five from the kit. I kept this succulent simple so that it would not contrast too much with the others I had made.   You can go to the Succulent Five  page, follow the detailed instructions, and create your sixth piece of the wreath.

Remember.. I am hosting a FREE Workshop for everyone who purchases this kit from my website. 

January SOTM ~ Adore Card

The January Stamp of the Month, Adore You, can be used to create some beautiful cards and scrapbook pages. This week’s card can be used for Valentine’s Day, an Anniversary, or as a note to one you love. I’ll be sharing project ideas each week with this set, so be sure to visit often.  At the very bottom of this post, I’ve included a list of the products I’ve used to create this card.jansotm_cardtwo

Paper Needed: 5½” x 4¼” White Card Base, 5½” x 4¼” Black Cardstock,
4″ x 5¼” White Daisy Cardstock

Assembly Instructions:
1. Adhere the 5½” x 4¼” Black Cardstock piece to the front of the card base.
2. Using Black Memento Ink, stamp the Floral image in to top left and lower right corners of the 4″ x 5¼” White Daisy Cardstock.jansotm_cardtwodetail
3. Using the Versamark pad, stamp the “Adore” stamp onto the center of the White Daisy Cardstock, then sprinkle on Gold Embossing Powder and shake off extra.  Heat with heat gun until it is embossed. NOTE:  Use a small paint brush to brush off any unwanted embossing powder before heating.
4. With the ShinHan Twin Touch Markers, color the Floral images.  (I used Barely Beige, Mahogany, Carmine, and Golden Yellow for the Flowers. The leaves were shaded using Pastel Green, Sap Green, and the Colorless Blender, then I used Leaf Green on the Ferns.)
5. Adhere the 4″ x 5¼” White Daisy Cardstock onto the center of the Black Cardstock.
6. Finish the card by adding Bitty Sparkles to the centers of each flower. NOTE: Our Tweezers are the perfect tool for applying these little gems. 
7. Add a sentiment to the inside of the card if desired.


Adore You – January Stamp of the Month

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5½” x 4¼” White Cards & Envelopes, Value Pack


12″ x 12″
White Daisy Cardstock

12″ x 12″ Black Cardstock 


Ranger Princess Gold Embossing Powder


VersaMark Ink Pad


Craft Heater


Paintbrush Set


Black Memento Ink Pad


3″ x 3″ Acrylic Block


ShinHan Twin Touch Barely Beige Marker

ShinHan Twin Touch Mahogany  Marker

ShinHan Twin Touch Carmine  Marker

ShinHan Twin Touch Golden Yellow Marker

ShinHan Twin Touch Pastel Green Marker

ShinHan Twin Touch Sap Green Marker

ShinHan Twin Touch Leaf Green Marker

ShinHan Twin Touch Colorless Blender  Marker

Marker
Roll-Up


Bitty Sparkles


Tweezers


3L EZ Dots Adhesive


SureCut Deluxe Craft Paper Trimmer

Gold Washi Thank You Card

I love being able to use up the leftovers in my crafting stash. These cards allowed me to use up some Gold Polka-Dot Washi Tape and paper scraps from previous projects. By simply changing the color or the sentiment on this card, you can make it for any occasion needed. The washi tape was a little tricky to line-up, so I took advantage of the grid on our VersaMat when I was creating this card.  At the very bottom of this post, I’ve included a list of the products I’ve used to create this card.

Paper Needed: 5½” x 4¼” White Card Base, 4½” x ½” Cardstock, 4″ x ½”Shimmer Trim (or Glitter Paper), 2″ x ½” Velum (or Washi)

NOTE: The stamp set “Variety of Thanks” use is retired. The set shown below is our newest “Thank You” stamp set. 

All the Thanks Acrylic Stamp Set


Adore You Acrylic Stamp Set

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5½” x 4¼” White Cards & Envelopes, Value Pack


Uptown Fundamentals


Gold Polka-Dot Washi Tape


12″ x 12″ Glacier Cardstock


Glacier Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

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Gold Shimmer Trim


Pixie Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad


12″ x 12″ Pixie Cardstock

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Sweet Leaf Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

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Black Memento Ink Pad


VersaMat

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Blending Pen

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2″ x 3½” Acrylic Block

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1″ x 1″ Acrylic Block

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Liquid Glass

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1″ Circle Punch

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3L E-Z Dots Adhesive


Thin 3D Foam Tape


SureCut Deluxe Craft Paper Trimmer


Bonding Memories Glue Pen

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Micro-Tip Scissors

Welcome Home Kit How-To

Our assembly continues with the beautiful Welcome Home Wreath Kit.  Throughout the month of January, I am posting tips to create each piece of this beautiful succulentfourwreath kit.  This week we will be making Succulent Four from the kit. I loved making this paper succulent. The colors were fresh and bright and added a perfect contrast to the other elements. You can go to the Succulent Four page, follow the detailed instructions, and create another piece of the wreath.

Remember.. I am hosting a FREE Workshop for everyone who purchases this kit from my website. 

 

January Stamp of the Month Card

The January Stamp of the Month, Adore You,  features 7 beautiful sentiments, 4 different image designs, and can be used for  Valentines, wedding cards, thank you’s and all-occasion cards. You can easily used this set to create some beautiful scrapbook pages as well. I’ll be sharing project ideas each week with this set, so be sure to visit often.

The card shown here  is one I made using this set. You can simply change the sentiment and use it for a Valentine, wedding, or sympathy card.  At the very bottom of this post, I’ve included a list of the products I’ve used to create this card.jansotm_cardone

Paper Needed: 5½” x 4¼” White Daisy Card Base, 4″ x 4¼” Watercolor Paper,
3¾” x 4¼” B&T Paper (I used a piece of Adventure Fundamentals Paper), 5″ x ¾” piece of Silver Glitter Paper, 2¼” x 2¼” Cardstock to match the B&T (I used Eggplant),
3″ x 3″ Watercolor Paper

Assembly Instructions:
1. Splatter Yellow & Purple Watercolor Paint onto the 4″ x 4¼” Watercolor Paper. Once the paint is dry, stamp the “thank you” sentiment on the top left side using Black Memento Ink, then adhere the paper to the top of the card.
2. Cut the 3¾” x 4¼” B&T Paper at an angle so that the left side stays at 3¾” and the right side measures 1¾”. Adhere to the base of the card as shown.
3. Using a pair of scalloped scissors or a scalloped jansotm_cardonedetailpunch, scallop the Silver Glitter Paper strip. Adhere to the top edge of the B&T Paper, at an angle. Trim as needed.
4. Using the Heart Thin-Cuts, cut a heart outline image from the 2¼” x 2¼” cardstock and adhere to the card as shown.
5. Stamp the 3″ x 3″ Watercolor Paper with the Floral Image using Black Memento Ink. Using Watercolor Paints, add color to the Floral image. Once dry, cut out the image and place onto the card using Thin 3D Foam Tape over the bottom edge of the heart.
6. Finish the card by adding three Clear Sparkles to the centers of the flowers.
7. Add a sentiment to the inside of the card if desired.


Adore You – January Stamp of the Month

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5½” x 4¼” White Cards & Envelopes, Value Pack

Watercolor Paper

Adventure Fundamentals


Silver Glitter Paper


12″ x 12″ Eggplant Cardstock


Watercolor Paints

Paintbrush Set

Thin-Cuts Hearts


Clear Sparkles


Black Memento Ink Pad


3″ x 3″ Acrylic Block

2″ x 2″ Acrylic Block

Non-Stick Micro-Tip Scissors


3L EZ Dots Adhesive


Bonding Memories Glue Pen


SureCut Deluxe Craft Paper Trimmer


Thin 3-D Foam Tape