Tuesday, February 3, 2015

February Three Amigos Blog Hop

Welcome to the Three Amigos Blog hop.  We are three Close to My Heart Independent Consultants with a love for stamping and scrapping and would like to share our creative ideas with you.  On the 3rd of each month we feature a different CTMH product and create a card, layout, or other project.  There are only three stops on this hop so it will only take a few minutes to hop through.

This month's challenge was to mix and match papers from different paper packs. I saw a "make it now" designed project for the Cricut Explore that would be perfect for my girls' valentines. I made a set of tags to adorn the cute Designer Creations Takeout Boxes in the Annual Inspirations Idea Book.

Since the takeout boxes are embossed with white hearts, I knew they would be perfect to hold valentine treats for my girls. I used the Tender Pink Shin Han marker to randomly color a few of the hearts on the box. For the tags, I used the black and glacier dot B&T paper from the Snowhaven pack, and the lagoon hearts and Arrows B&T papers from the Heartstrings paper pack. I added red glitter hearts from the Stuck on You Puffies and a bow tied from retired Baby Pink organdy ribbon.

Here's what the takeout box and tag looked like before I put the entire project together.

I tied several colors and styles of current and retired CTMH ribbon to the handle of the takeout box to give it a little frill. Most of the ribbon on the handle came from my scrap jars. Even though the jars look pretty with all of the colorful ribbon in them, using it up felt good!

I attached the tag with white hemp (retired) and opted to tie it with a bow instead of a knot to make it removable. The box will be filled with assorted chocolates and a heart shaped brownie that I will bake just before mailing. Both girls are away at college and receiving packages really makes their day!

Thanks for stopping by today. Hop over to Lisa's blog and then Donna's blog to see what they created!

Supplies Used:
X7188B Snowhaven Paper Pack
X7193B Heartstrings Paper Pack
Z2050 Designer Creations Takeout Boxes
Z3037 Stuck On You Puffies
Z2060 Thin 3-D Foam Tape
Z1989 Slate Diagonal Striped Ribbon
Retired CTMH Ribbon (Baby Pink Organdy, Blush Dot grosgrain, Cranberry Grosgrain, Heavenly Blue Organdy, Hollyhock stitched, Lagoon Satin, White Ric Rac)


  1. Beautiful! Even the way you displayed the ribbons in the picture is so creative!

  2. So cute!! Loved the tag by itself and love it even more when the whole thing is put together... Awesome!

  3. Too cute!!! Great job.

  4. SO CUTE! You found your mojo! Thank you for sharing.

  5. Thank you! You all inspire me with your creativeness!

  6. Thanks so much for sharing your ideas! I am impressed with the consultants of CTMH!