Monday, January 22, 2018

Oriental Trading Valentines

Hello all!  Valentine's Day is right around the corner, a holiday I always look forward to!  My boys love making out their class Valentines early, so we recently sat down and had fun with these Valentines from Oriental Trading.  They have LOTS of Valentine's Day treats, so make sure to check them out!
First up, these super cute plush Valentine's Day pizzas.  Like honestly, who wouldn't love to get one of these?!  My boys went nuts over these!  They have a little card attached to each one that you can write to/from on.
For girls, we went with these sweet Valentine's Day plush donuts.  There were 4 each of three different donut designs per dozen.  Since these didn't come with a tag attached, we placed them in clear cellophane bags with a small card and tied the bag shut with printed hearts ribbon.
Here are a close up of the 3 different styles, traditional donut, heart shaped, and long john.
Next up, we used Emoji Charm Necklaces with card.  Per dozen, there were three each of the pictured 4 designs.  The listing didn't show what kinds you would get, and to be honest, I was disappointed that there were poop emojis included.  We won't be giving those out.
I really liked the plastic sleeve "card" that these came with.  They were easy to write on with a fine tip permanent marker.
I decided to make a few into keychains instead of necklaces!  I simply cut the chain with my snips approx 5" making sure to keep the closing link on the short side of chain.  Easy peasy!
Last of all, for my preschooler, we went with Valentine Vehicles with Cards.  Each dozen came with 4 each of 3 different vehicles (plane, train, and car).  The cute cards that came with them were punny and perfect to write to/from on.
All in all, I think this is the best selection of Valentines we have EVER given out for the kids' classes and I can't wait to hear how much they will be enjoyed!

The review of this product is based strictly on my opinion. Others may have a different opinion or experience with the product above. I was provided the sample free of charge by Oriental Trading Co. and I provided my honest opinion. No other type of compensation was received for this review.

Friday, January 19, 2018

SumMore Fun Mood Board #20

Happy Friday! Today is the start of a new challenge at the SumMore Fun blog with a new mood board (you can see it at the bottom of this post). Here is what I created for inspiration!
I used Raisin Boat's Happy Camper stamp set and stamped on the kraft background with brown ink to create a shadowed appearance.  I highlighted those images with white colored pencil.  The stamping on white paper was done with black ink.  I colored the images with Prismacolor Scholar colored pencils and cut it out with my new Brother Scan N Cut.  The campfire was popped up with foam tape.
I thought that raccoon was so hilarious!  I added strips of washi tape behind the sentiment to add a bit more color to the card.  The kraft background was die cut with a GMD Wonky Stitched die.
This is the mood board for the current challenge:

You can enter using the theme, pictures, or colors.  Lots of choices!  Head on over to the SumMore Fun blog and check out their challenge post. You have two weeks to enter your project/s.  We can't wait to see your take on the current Mood Board.

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Trendy Bakers Twine ~ Otter Winter Card

Hello all and happy Wednesday!   I am sharing this fun otter winter card I created on the Trendy Twine blog today.
I started with a White Large Tag-It as my canvas.  I stamped Lawn Fawn's Winter Otter stamps on it and watercolored it with Distress Inks in Peacock Feathers and Vintage Photo.  I added a scarf on the cute otter using Tickled With Teal Trendy Twine.  I placed a Spiced Pumpkin Trendy Page Dot at the top and used more Tickled With Teal Trendy Twine for the top of the tag.
I could have left the tag as it was, but decided to make it into a card.  I used patterned papers from Craft Smith's Ice Crystals pad and finished the card off by adhering several Chocolate Truffle Sequins at the bottom.
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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Happy As A Clam Card

Hello all!  Today I have a CAS card to share with you.  The stamps used on this card are from Gina Marie Designs' Beach stamp set.
I stamped on a panel that I had die cut with a GMD stitched rectangle die.  For the yellow shell, I used my stamp positioning tool and Distress Inks in Mustard Seed, Scattered Straw, and Wild Honey.  For the green shell, I used DI's in Old Paper, Shabby Shutters, and Mowed Lawn.
To embellish, I used Limeade Trendy Twine and GMD Citrus Twist enamel dots.
I hope you have a wonderfully crafty day!