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Hey there!  It's time for the Papertrey countdown festivities once again!  Today I get to help introduce two of the new sets for December.  I'm so excited about working on some Valentine projects!  I've had so much Christmas on the brain, that this is a nice change! 

Tremendous Treats: Valentine is a remake from the original Tiny Treats series, except this time those adorable images are super-sized.  It also includes a few of the sentiments from the original set, enlarged as well.

The other set I'm showing tonight is Think Big Favorites #11, which includes three super-sized sentiments from the Heart Prints set.  

How about some projects?  I've got three projects to show you tonight, plus lots of tips and how-to photos, so this might get a little long!  You might want to grab a drink.  :-)

First up, I used Tremendous Treats: Valentine along with the Front & Center #1 die to create some candy bar wraps.  These are super easy to make and would be perfect for kids' school treats.


Each wrap takes just one Front & Center diecut -- that's it!  I couldn't resist putting that adorable puppy on the front (my daughter loves him too!!).  I colored his spots read and coated him with glitter.  The heart background was stamped using a single heart from the Tremendous Treats set.  The "to, from" sentiment stamped in the window cut-out is from the original Tiny Treats: Valentine set.  I finished it off with a bit of baker's twine and a heart tag from Tiny Tags.


I'll show you a real quick step-by-step for creating these candy bar wraps.  The instructions I'm giving here are for a standard Hershey's bar, but I'm sure you could make adjustments to fit just about anything else.

Diecut one Front & Center panel and lay on your scoring board with the straight (bottom) edge up against the guide on the left.  Score at the following intervals:

  • 1 1/2"
  • 1 3/4"
  • 4"
  • 4 1/4


No stamp that cute puppy just above the last score mark.  Color his spots and coat him with glitter.  I used liquid glue (a glue pen would work fabulously) and some super fine new (to me) glitter that I'm in love with called Glitter Ritz (available HERE and HERE).


Next, stamp the heart background and sentiment.  You really only need to stamp the hearts in the area above the last score line, nothing else will really show, so save yourself a bit of work.  :-)


Embellish with a bit of twine and a heart tag attached with a cute pin.


Now fold on the score lines and wrap around the candy bar.  Use adhesive to secure.  Stamp the "to, from" in the oval window and you're all set!  :-)


Next, I created some cute kiddie valentines.  Way back during August countdown I created some thankful notes using the Library Pocket die.  I kept that little idea tucked in the back of my mind, thinking it would be fun for creating Valentines.  You can see the tutorial from that post HERE.  When Nichole assigned me to use the Tremendous Treats set for my post today, I new this was the perfect time to pull out that little idea.

I'm calling them Pull-Aparts.  :-)


I stamped the images onto a new label die coming out this month.  I had lots of fun coloring them...I struggle a bit when coloring the smaller Tiny Treats images, but the larger size of these make them super fun to color.  And the fact that the images are just plain CUTE helps too!  I paired them with some colorful papers. the rainbow stripe/dot is from an older WRMK line, the others are linked below in the supply list.


In case you missed my original post with the tutorial on these pull-apart notes, it's basically two Library Card Pockets with a card inside.  Once pocket slips on the end of each card, and then they can be pulled apart to reveal the card inside.  It's the perfect place to hide the coordinating punny sentiments, which I used from the original Tiny Treats set.  


You'll also see some subtly stamping on the background of the cards inside -- that XOXO is from Think  Big Favorites #11.  


I stamped the XOXO image in various directions until it filled the background...


And a little tip for you with the Library Card Pocket die.  Sometimes when I cut patterned paper, the score lines cut all the way through.  Cardstock seems to work fine, patterned paper is a little trickier.  To remedy this I adhered some strips of craft foam over the score lines.  It gives just a little bit of padding and extra protection so they don't cut through my paper, but they still score.  Score!  


Lastly today, I have a card using the new Think Big Favorites #11.  I paired the jumbo version of these sentiments with the original from the Heart Prints set and created a bit of word art.


This was super fun to do.  Grab some scrap paper and start's addicting I tell ya!  Oh, and notice the top edge of the card?  Uh-huh.  Two new border dies this month.  LOVE them both so much!  And I couldn't resist giving one of my hearts some wings using the Love Lives Here: Holiday die collection.


I have a few step-by-step shots to show you my stamping process here to jumpstart some ideas in case you'd like to try this for yourself.

I started off by stamping the large Hugs & Kisses from the new Think big set, then stamped the small original XOXO vertically beside it.


Then I stamped the large XOXO (new Think Big set) vertically below it.


Then I filled in the a few more of the small "XOXO" and "Hugs & Kisses" sentiments.  Look for ways that you can nestle them together.  


I then filled in with large hearts, small hearts and flourishes from Fancy Flourishes.  I did mine all in red, but it would be super fun stamped in lots of different colors too, wouldn't it?!


Well, golly, you made it to the end of the post!  :-)

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed today's projects.  Here are links to the other gals that are sharing projects with the new stuff today!

Melissa B.


Supplies not linked, but available on December 15 from Papertrey Ink:  Tremendous Treats: Valentine stamp set 



Supplies not linked, but available on December 15th from Papertrey Ink:  Tremendous Treats: Valentine stamp set, Think Big Favorites #11 stamp set, Happy Day label die


Supplies not linked, but available on December 15th from Papertrey Ink:  Think Big Favorites #11 stamp set, Heart Border die, Filigree Border die