Monday, February 1, 2010

The Love Bandit Strikes Again!

(Updated 2/2/10 to include measurements below!)
He's a busy little critter, isn't he? Better watch out or he'll not only steal your candy, he'll steal your heart too! :)

Before I tell you about today's cute little project, let me update you on our skating weekend!
Emma's team finished a respectable 9th in the final on Friday, placing them in the top 10 teams in the Eastern Region of the U.S.! THAT my friends is something to be proud of - and we sure are! The girls had a great skate, overcoming illness and injury to give a great performance. Way to go National Blades!

Ok, enough skating - on to the project!
This is a cute little slide cover for those boxes of conversation hearts we all get on Valentine's Day. I wanted to do something different for them this year and came up with this little top note cover. All the girls at Very Valentine's class loved it!

It's really pretty simple, just Melon Mambo Cardstock (one 8 1/2" x 11" piece makes the whole wrapper and covers and you have enough left over for the punch out too!

I am posting this while I'm at the skating rink so I don't have access to my sample to give you the measurements, so I'll add those later when I get home.

HERE are the measurements!
For the actual box wrapper, you need a piece of cardstock cut at 3 1/2" x 7". Score it along the 7" side at 2 3/8", 3 1/8", 5 1/2" and 6 1/4". Be sure to check your box of Sweethearts candy to make sure these measurements work for your box. The one I saved from last year was larger than this years version!
For the covers, I just cut two postcards at 4 1/4" x 5 1/2", laid them both on the Top Note Die about 3/4" higher than the bottom (or side) edge to give it the straight across bottom.
Iused the I {heart} Hearts stamp set and the Love Bandit stamp set too. Basic stamping in Chocolate Chip and Melon Mambo, sponging on the sides. The raccoon image is punched out with the 1/3/8" Circle punch, the Mambo layer with the Scallop Circle punch and the Chocolate Chip layer with the 1 3/4" Circle punch. I used the Word Window for the greeting. Sticky Strip is the adhesive of choice for the inside wrapper and I used Tombow Glue to adhere the covers.

Glad you stopped by to visit today! I'm going to try and post every day this week, but I am working on a wedding scrapbook for a client and the deadline is Sunday! Yikes! Gotta get that finished! Maybe I'll post some of those pages if you ask me real nice..... :)

Have a great evening!


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