Ahoy Maties! Welcome Aboard the Catty Cruise!
If you get lost on your voyage, you can click the Catty Cruise logo and it will take you to the Catty Cruise home page. If you are cruising, then you should have arrived here from LeeAnn Greff's blog, Flowerbug's Inkspot. Didn't she just blow you away with her incredible ideas for the heart-shaped treat cups! LeeAnn is one of my favorite designers and always has great ideas to share...and apparently, so does her husband.
I am featuring the Sending Love Speciality DSP (#117153), the beautiful 5/8" Satin Ribbon, and the Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslit Die (#117332) from the Spring Occassions Mini Catalog. I am crazy about this new mini catalog and I know you will be too once you see all of the fabulous projects you can make with these fantastic products. Remember, you can click on the photos to make them larger.
Life is a Box of Chocolates
My first project features the beautiful new satin ribbon (available in nine beautiful colors). I covered the front of a box of small chocolates with the Sending Love Speciality DSP. I used my Crop-A-Dile to punch holes along the lip of the box and then threaded Pretty in Pink ribbon all the way around the edge. Then I created sweet ribbon rose embellishments as the focal point. (I'll have a tutorial later this week.) I used the Whimiscal Words stamp set from the Sale-abration Catalog for the sentiment on Very Vanilla CS and punched it out with my large heart punch. I punched the smaller hearts using the Heart to Heart punch (#113694) and then placed the red heart inside of the Heart of Heart Embosslit Die and ran it through the Big Shot to give it some added texture.
Let Them Eat Cupcakes
For my second project I made toppers for these delicious chocolate cupcakes. I shared the them with the ladies Bible study group that I attended on Monday evening and they were a huge hit. I punched several scalloped circles and hearts and decorated each of them differently. I honestly ran out of cupcakes before I ran out of ideas.
These were extremely easy and made a huge impact. What classroom of children wouldn't just love to get their hands of this plate of goodies. Just remember to keep the toppers simple because you know they are probably going to be tossed out during clean-up.
To make these toppers, cut bamboo skewers (or toothpicks) down to the size and use a cool melt glue gun to attach them to a back panel. Then use double-thick dimensionals to attach the matching decorated front panel. Super simple!
As you can see, for my third project I used a pinwheel kit that you can purchase online from a well-know import store. Children would love these as favors at their next classroom party.
I hope you have enjoyed your time here at my port. Now it is time to move on to visit Kriss Heuls at Stamp With Kriss. Kriss will knock your socks off with her amazing Easter-themed projects. She is incredible!