Friday, February 7, 2014

New Die-Cut Reveal at Stuck on You Sketches--- You are SO sweet

Hi there!
Today, over at Stuck on You Sketches, we are die-cutting "sweet" things...and when I think of sweet things in February especially, I think of little conversation candy hearts, so that is what I searched for at the Silhouette Store...
For my daughter's third grade class, I make peppermint popcorn (I also make it for Christmas for neighbors and friends, but the red of the peppermint goes really well with Valentine's Day too---plus, you can get all sorts of candy canes on clearance after Christmas!)
The kids just get baggies with a little Valentine's attached.  But the teacher gets a bigger, nicer bag of popcorn!
First, I embossed a paper bag.  It's a bit smaller than a regular-sized lunch bag.
Then, I embellished the top using some older Valentine's embellishments mostly from Crate Paper.  I also used some red washi and gold washi, and then I closed the bag with my tiny stapler.
The last step here was to add my conversation heart with some pink twine.
Last, I colored some of the embossed hearts with an American Crafts gold marker, and went over some of the hearts with Stickles.
This was so much fun to make, especially because my daughter has a wonderful teacher this year.  I take any opportunity I can to express my appreciation for her hard work!
And here's a bit of trivia for you---
I was reading Rachel Ray's magazine, and there was an article about how conversation heart messages have changed over the years...
Here are my favorites:
1920's---My Sweet Heart
1930's---Dream Boat
1940's---Bad Boy
1950's---Hep Cat
1970's--- (Peace symbol)
1980's---Let's Rock
1990's---As If
2000---What's Up
Don't forget to head over to Stuck on You Sketches to see the full reveal and to link up your die-cut "sweet" projects!
And don't forget, we are offering a prize each month now!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Have a great weekend...


  1. Oh I love this Sheila! That is such a great idea! I love how you embossed your bag. Your die cuts at the top look perfectly placed and that sounds like a terrific treat to get on V-Day. Thank you for the trivia too. How interesting to see the changes through the decades!
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  2. That bag is so cute!! What a great idea for your daughter's class! Thanks for the trivia!

  3. This is gorgeous!! LOVING that heart and the doily!!!!!!!

  4. Awesome idea! :) You really need to share the recipe too, it sounds great!!! :)

  5. This is so pretty !! I love the embossed hearts !!


  6. oh my gosh that popcorn sounds soooo yummy!!! super cute bag!!!!

  7. Wowza. That is so cool. Loving the layers. It really pops!

  8. This is adorable Sheila! Love the embossing on the bag!!

  9. Way too cute!!! and so clever!

  10. WOW Sheila... pretty bag! Love how you embossed the paper bag and decorated it.