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Saturday, January 28, 2012

Caramel Hearts Valentine's Day Gifts Weekend Project

It's always fun to dress up an item for gift giving.  I got these hearts at the grocery store and even though the wrapper was a perfect color for the occasion and the basket, I felt I needed to give it my own personal touch.  A belly band around candies is always nice.  It's easy and it's cute too!

For this belly band I started off with a piece of Real Red card stock and on top of that I added a piece of Pretty in Pink.  I crimped the two pieces and glued them together.  Tape just wouldn't stay with those ridges.  I did cut the Pretty in Pink piece about 1/8" narrower than the red. 

When the glue was set up enough I wrapped it around the candy and glued the back seam together.  I used some clips to hold it in place while I worked on other parts of the band.  I don't like to sit and hold things while they dry.  I have to keep moving!!!  I removed the candy from the band and set it aside to set up and/or dry.

While that was drying I used the heart Sizzlet to make the scalloped heart.  I used Regal Rose for that.  It was nice too that I was able to find some scraps for it. I LOVE it when I can use up those scraps.  

The words were done using the computer and I punched them out with the large heart punch. I sponged the edges and taped it on top of the scalloped heart.  I did glue the layered heart in place on top of the belly band.  Those ridges just wouldn't allow much tape to stick to them and the heart kept coming off.  Once the heart was set in place I added the little heart to it in the corner. And on that little heart I added a tiny pearl.  That just completed the belly band.  I set it all aside to dry completely.  One of them is going in the basket for my friend and the other is going to be for hubby on Valentine's Day.  We don't usually do anything for Valentine's Day.  We don't do gifts (or flowers), we don't do cards (anymore) or even go out to dinner.  I often fix a very nice dinner for us and that is about it.  It doesn't mean that we don't love each other anymore, it's just that we feel we don't need to express it like that on a single particular day when we feel the same for each other ever day of the year!  (well, most days - as long as he doesn't get on my nerves!!! LOL)

I have another project I am working on and I will share it with you when it's done.  I think it's big enough to finally fill that basket!!!  And then I want to make a special card for my friend too and of course I will share that with you as well.

I do need to make a birthday card for my brother-in-law.  It's his birthday tomorrow and of course my card is going to be late.  And here I was doing so well getting the cards out on time and even early for some!  My how quickly things revert back!!!  

Be sure to stop back to see what else I'm up to!

Thank you for stopping by today,
Wanda

1 comment:

Sara Paschal said...

I love your belly bands so very cute;)