2/12/15

Clearsnap/Ann Butler Blog Hop



 

Welcome to a LOVEly blog hop with Clearsnap and Ann Butler Designs! Last month at the CHA trade show, we released a new collection of foam and rubber stamps with Ann Butler Designs, called Background Basics, to compliment her line of ColorBox Crafter's Inks and her existing faux quilting stamp lines. Today, our teams are sharing Valentine craft ideas you can make tonight for your special someone for Valentine's Day.

Hop along to each blog in the hop and leave a comment on each post. Then, use the Rafflectoper widget at the end of this post to win an assortment of Ann Butler Designs' new Background Basics stamps with Clearsnap!

My project is a quick and easy Valentine's Day candy themed craft the kids can help you with. 



Using the new ColorBox Basic Backgrounds by Ann Butler in Diamonds and Picnic1, stamp each one on a sheet of white cardstock until the cardstock is covered.  The Diamonds were stamped with ColorBox Crafter's Ink by Ann Butler in Canyon.  These backgrounds are 3" foam stamps so little hands will be able to easily stamp the designs.  Don't worry about complete coverage - just let the kids have fun.

 
Picnic1 was also stamped with ColorBox Crafter's Ink by Ann Butler in Canyon.  Once dry, hearts were die cut from each sheet.


Die cut red scalloped hearts and add the stamped hearts on top.  Assemble as many hearts as you'll need (2 for each treat).  Stamp "Happy Valentine's Day" on white cardstock in Canyon Ink.  Die cut the sentiment, add to a larger red die cut and place in the center of the hearts.


 
 Now grab some individually wrapped candies and sandwich them between 2 hearts. 
 
 

Here's a view of the hearts filled with assorted candies.  I am sure the kids will have fun making these (and eating them as well)!



 
Please stop by everyone's blog to see their Valentine's Day projects.
 
HOP LIST
 
Steph Ackerman YOU ARE HERE
Zoey E. Scarpelli GO HERE NEXT
Tami Sanders
Roberta Birnbaum
Sabrina Alery
Larissa Pittman
Suzanne Austin
Irit Shalom
Vishu Reberholt
Jennifer Priest
Gracie Chavez
Vivian Keh
Kristi Parker
Clearsnap
Ann Butler Designs
 
What would you create with the new Background Basics stamps? Tell us in the comments! And before you go, don't forget to enter to win a set of Background Basics stamps here: a Rafflecopter giveaway.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Steph

33 comments:

  1. What beautiful hearts and filled with such delicious treats no less. :)

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  2. Your treat heart-boxes look amazing!

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  3. looks like kids would have fun making these --millierose651@aol.com

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    1. thanks - definitely a great kids project

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  4. This is such a fun and lovely project, Steph. Love your beautiful design. :)

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  5. Steph this is an adorable project, thanks for being part of the hop!

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  6. I would love to create some beautiful and fun Valentine's Day cards for y sweetie! I would add dimension and texture with these awesome products!

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    1. you would definitely have fun with them Michele

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  7. These are very cute, and a great idea for getting the kiddos involved!

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  8. Sweet! Love how the backgrounds came out...Nifty idea!!

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  9. This is a fun, nice project ! Great idea ! Thank you for the tutorial.

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  10. This is a great idea. Something that the whole family can join in and make something wonderful and useful.
    Kids will enjoy giving a treat and being able to say "I helped".
    thanks for sharing this idea.

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  11. Very cleaver idea and beautifully done. I love the backgrounds and the candy inside.

    Sue
    http://suek86401.blogspot.com/

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  12. Sorry, I forgot to tell you what I would do with the Background Basics stamps, I would use them to create beautiful backgrounds for my projects.

    Sue
    http://suek86401.blogspot.com/

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  13. What a sweet project. I just love these background stamps and the endless possibilities.

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  14. What fabulous valentine's Steph!! I'm loving the new background stamps and I love what you've done with them here!! These are going to be great for giving away!!! Thanks for sharing your wonderful project and Happy Valentine's Day!! :)

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  15. What a great idea and so adorable

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  16. What a great idea for simple treats. I sure wouldn't turn one down.

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  17. Such cute Valentine treat boxes.
    isoscia at aol dot com

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  18. How fun your treat holders
    are! Lovely work on them.
    Carla from Utah

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  19. Forgot to say that I would use
    them for cards and layouts!
    Carla from Utah

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  20. This came out great to make the treats so much more fun!

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    1. I'd like to make quilt patterns on muslin to turn into a small quilt as well as a pillow. Also for card backgrounds!

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  21. Great idea for valentines to give a little something to friends. My grandkid's would love this project to make for their valentine exchange at school. the backgrounds are great as they can work with so many different cards and scrapbook pages. My grand daughter could us one as a backdrop for her stop motion video's.

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