So despite the business of January, I managed to plan the Valentine Banner Class featured yesterday, and two make n take projects for the January Crop at my LSS and the February Crop at my LSS as well as a couple of fun Valentine sample projects just for display.
This was the January Make n Take. We still had a lot of the Distress Colors of the Month from 2015 (remember, I think they got in a double order) so I used the Candied Apple and Hickory Smoke for this Valentine candy holder I found on Pinterest.
Before I knew it, the February crop was upon us and I needed another make n take. We had been featuring dies for the make n takes and there were quite a few of the envelope/gift tag dies I had been given to design with in November, so I broke it out again for the February crop and used it to have a bunch or hearts spilling out of the envelope.
Once again I turned to the Tim Holtz Heartfelt die and heart punch.
I had a lot of cutting to do to get those kits done!
This was a fun one to design and it was a very well received make n take the day before Valentine's Day. Lots of customers made it into a card right away to give to a loved one. I framed mine and displayed it it in my home as a decor piece.
Lastly, to inspire some Valentine creativity, I used one of these burlap bags we had in the store, added some trim, made a heart screen and filled it with Glossy Accents and then covered those with fine red glitter. So simple and I just love the look.
This is definitely not my style. Way too foofy, but I had a lot of fun dying all the trim with Tattered Rose Distress Stain, and glittering the cupid, and dying the paper roses with Tattered Rose and Fired Brick Distress Stain. It was nice to step out of my comfort zone and get a little foofy!
Again, this is foofy, but the Graphic 45 paper I used on both of these just lends itself to over the top foofiness. Totally fun and totally not my style. ;-)