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Jan 11, 2011

My Favorite Valentines

In 2011, MFT is working harder than ever to inspire you, and we have come up with something we think you'll really enjoy. Our Design Team Creative Challenge will be a new monthly feature, where we challenge our design team to explore their creative side using a specific theme or product.

This month, we asked the team to get creative for Valentine's Day. It's a great occasion to get crafty, and put your supplies to good use. Are you ready to get some ideas for your Valentine's Day gifts? Be sure to visit the MFT Blog today for the list of participants - you'll see everything from cards to gift ideas and everything between.

Today I wanted to go a little "shabby" its not a style I often do, but this was a lot of fun! I tucked a Peppermint Pattie inside a glassine bag, and then created a multi-layered rosette to decorate the front of the bag.

Here's how I put together this custom embellishment for my little Valentine Treats.....

Lost and Found paper from My Mind's Eye with the 1/4 inch Rosette - I diecut the piece once and then cut it in half.

The second layer of the Rosette was cut twice in MFT's Fossil cardstock with the 3/8 Rosette. I like to use Jody's Dimensional Dots to hold mine together. They're PERFECT for the job. Once my Rosette was assembled, I painted the edges with some Ranger Crackle Paint and set it aside to dry.

Guess what nests PERFECTLY inside the new Dainty Doily (oops, already sold out!)from MFT? Rosettes! I cut my doily from vellum, and it makes a fabu-u-lous little doily. I coated it with Shimmerz paint for a shabby shine and the edges got all rolled up and antiqued. ....I sort of loved that part....

I cut a tiny pink heart with my Hearts a Plenty Die-namic and then coated it with Diamond Glaze, and then poured on a layer of Glitzy Glitter.

Finally, I wrapped the glassine envelope with a bit of text paper, layed over a Cotton Twill bow and a little bit of rhinestone bling. Lastly I tied on my Rosette embellishment with a bit of TCP Divine Twine in pink. My favorite part.... I added a bit of magnetic tape to the back of my Rosette so that it could be a decorative fridge magnet.

I ran all my materials through my Big Shot a few times so that I've got enough Rosettes and Doilys cut for all the boys teachers. I've just got to turn on a good stamping show and get the last few pieces assembled. And, once the candies are tied up tight, I won't be so tempted to *eat* them!

Don't forget to stop by Kim's blog today to see all the Valentine ideas that our team has to share with you.

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