More Valentines

This week I am just finishing up some Valentine’s things. It has been a fun season! And I want to thank everyone that has supported us!!  Thank you!

I decided to add the little stuffed animal to the candy jars. I think it just adds that little finishing touch.  That raised the price a little but I think they are still  a great value!

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This cute jar is filled with all the fun candy of the season! Chocolate kisses, crunchy chocolate, red hots, and cherry jelly hearts! What a great way to say “I love you”.  And at $5.50 it’s just the right price! (Decorative paper may vary.)

I also did a couple of cards for my kids.  I just thought I’d put pictures up to show you that you don’t always need to stay with just the traditional colors.  The black ink is kind of a strong color but I liked the way they turned out.

Thanks for taking time to read my post!!!!

Lu


 

Valentine Cards

Do you need a card to go with that fun treat? Well we have those also!

Each card is handmade and comes with an envelope for just $3.00! Theses are more traditional than the ones from the class a few weeks ago. I love the little girls and their innocent faces! I have lots more card supplies and ideas so if you don’t see what you are looking for, just give me a shout out! I’m sure we can make you one that you will love!!!

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Remember there are 4 from the card class available as well!!!

 

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Valentine’s Gifts

Need a gift for that special someone? Want it to be unique? I have just the thing!! Each of these fun, candy filled gifts will put a smile on anyone’s face!

This cute, white tin is filled with milk chocolate kisses and milk chocolate crunch hearts! After the candy is gone, the tin can be used for a plant, make up brushes or pens on your desk!  $11.00

This silver tin is filled with milk chocolate kisses and milk chocolate and white creme hugs! I love the the pink and silver together! $15.00

This coral tin is filled with milk chocolate kisses! It is just the color this year! It’s not the traditional Valentine colors but I love the blue and coral together! $11.00

This darling mason jar is perfect for that teenage girl! The paper on top has words that just go with that stage in life: mall, love it, bling, best friends, and much more! The jar is plastic so it is light weight and won’t break.  $5.50

These cups are perfect for that younger child! They are filled with sweetarts hearts, chewy mini sweetarts, laffy taffy, nerds and cherry suckers! The little stuffed animal just finishes off these adorable treats!  $5.50

This fun, filled, skinny, glass is just the right treat to express your love! Filled with just the right amount of cherry jelly hearts, cinnamon balls, jolly rancher jelly hearts and tiny hearts. It’s sure to bring joy to whomever receives it!  $7.50

This large, glass, love jar is filled with cherry jelly hearts, cinnamon balls, jolly rancher jelly hearts, tiny hearts and milk chocolate crunch hearts. It is the perfect way to express your love!!! $12.00

 

I’ll keep making and posting through the holiday so expect to get more notifications this week! Hope you enjoy them!!!


 

Valentine Mailboxes

A couple of years ago I saw these cute, little mailboxes all over the internet. There was a printable pattern available, so I printed it out and made one. Then, I said, “That is a lot of work!” AND they were gluing  the candy on the inside!! I wanted to eat the candy but have the cute box left!

So, in comes Steve and he says, “Let’s have the Cricut cut it out; and let’s modify it so you can eat the candy and keep the box!” Sure enough, he had it remade in the Cricut in no time; and we have been making them ever since!!

I found some cute tape as well as paper that was full of hearts and love and now we are making them again! You can order them from us in two ways: completely done with the candy in them, the price is $0.60 each. If you’d like to put them together yourself (you provide the adhesives and candy), the price is $0.25 each.  If you want to order some,  email me at lu@penfolds.net

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Christmas Late

I saw this wire candy cane form at the store and then I saw the mesh tube. I thought how easy would it be to weave the tube onto the form and make a fast door decoration.  Ha! It might have been fast if I had purchased enough tube the first time!!! So, this week I finally finished it just in time for it to go into the Christmas box for next year! That’s just how things go sometimes!!

At least it is done and off my table!  As I was doing it I also thought that I shouldn’t have used the mess tube the way I did.  I wove and pulled it all so tight that you can’t even tell that it is tube. I think if I were to use tube again I would just tie pieces on and let the tube hang more. That would make a “fluffier” effect. Oh well, the supplies were not expensive and I learned!

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Youth Leadership Training notebooks – Just add vinyl

I wanted to blog something Valentine’s today but mid Missouri has had so much snow that we have not dug out yet.  So here is a little blog that I didn’t post a while back when I first made these notebooks! I hope you enjoy!

I made these notebooks have a little more personality for our girls going through leadership training.  They were just a inexpensive notebooks and then I put some decorative tape on the spine and cut some vinyl for the front!  The girls liked them!!!

 

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ZigZag Village

We made a lot of things for Christmas this year to give to our family and friends. The one that really got everyone talking was this zigzag village. We bought the .svg file from 3dcuts.com. It wasn’t exactly right when we imported it. I tell you this so you don’t get discouraged if you buy one from somewhere and it doesn’t cut perfect on your machine.

It took about 30 minutes to cut on my Cricut. Then probably about an hour to assemble. We loved them! We hope those of you that received them did too!! We made about 25!!! We used different colors for the roofs, and sometimes the windows didn’t cut completely right so some of the windows I modified with my scissors. So everyone’s is unique and a little different!

You may see more of our Christmas things in later weeks! I’ll try to interweave them with new things!!!

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Country Valentine’s Card Set

Class is Sold Out!  Thank You

 

With Valentines right around the corner, I decided that I would make up a few card kits.

These cards are so rustic and simple, I feel like I am listening to my favorite country song! I love the black and brown with the red. I found the paper in one place and the stickers in another; and was so glad that they worked together so well.

This is the first card class that I am doing in my new home and so I have kept it simple. The class has 5 cards with envelopes, and is $10.00. It will be held on Saturday, January 19th @10 AM and you can go to the store to sign up. I only have 3 kits available, so get yours today!

 

Due to the weather this class has been moved to the 26th!!!!

Here’s a picture of each card individually.

Click here sign up and pay for the class

https://squareup.com/market/inspirlutions/item/country-valentine-card-making-class

Wedding Bubbles

With our daughter, Jessica getting married we needed to come up with some thank you gifts for each table.  Jessica loves bubbles.  Here are some cute bubbles we found.

Add some green initials J and G to the bubble bottles.  Jessica’s color is dark green.  They were cut on the Cricut machine.  And some blue ribbon to the wand.   Gene’s color is Electric Blue.

Here they are.

Animals for Steve

So this project was for someone that Steve works with.  They had done some kind of team building with this animal matching game where she had just written the names of animals on index card.  Steve thought it would be fun and nice if we made her animals to go on the cards.

It was good to do with Steve because it let him see the process  little more with the Cricut machine.  And it helped him to learn how big you need the paper pieces to cut the image in the Cricut. This is a skill that anyone who uses the Cricut very often can tell you is a big deal! Having enough paper to cut the image out but not too much left to waste is sometimes a hard thing.  Three days later I still have paper scrap I haven’t taken care of!!! The side benefit of having Steve help me with this was that he got to know my new paper organizing system!!!!

The other part of this process was which layers of an image are necessary and which ones aren’t.  You have to be able to do this if you don’t want to waste paper.  Also not all the layers of an image are visible when you bring it into your mat. So all of that was a new learning curve for Steve.

I hope she likes them!

Thanks for stopping by to read my ramblings!

Lu