Friday, January 29, 2010

Episode 172 - Valentine's Box (Challenge #1)

Okay, here is my challenge project. I think it turned out really cute and I am quite impressed. I love the ribbon idea and I am hoping you will, too.




Materials used.....

*Basic Black & Pink Passion cardstock from Stampin' Up!

*Cricut Cartridges Sweet Treats & Plantin Schoolbook (Box 8 inches. Heart 2 1/4)

*Ribbon from Hobby Lobby

*Patterned Paper & Dimensionals from Stampin' Up!


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58 comments:

  1. this is super cute!! kids and hubby are in bed cant wait to watch and scrap away the rest of the night!!!

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  2. This is so cute. What a great job. You are so creative.

    Monica
    mmhickman1@yahoo.com

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  3. Robyn...that is super CUTE!!! I love the ribbon idea.

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  4. Thanks Robyn for the shout outs!! I feel so "SPECIAL" :) Your project came out super cute!! Great job!
    big hugs 2 U!
    Emma:)

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  5. Simply Adorable!!! I must get some peachy keen stamps!


    Marilyn C.

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  6. So very cute!! I can't wait to make this for my students in my class! :)

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  7. Cute box. So many things you could do that for. Glad you made it home safe.

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  8. You're a scream girl! Love this little treat basket!

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  9. OUCH!!! Be careful!!!

    Adorable treat box!! Love the ribbon idea!!! Plus I'm sure it makes the box sturdier to have the ribbon attached like that!!! Cute! Cute!!

    Hugs! And thanks for the challenge!!

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  10. Very Cute!!! Hopefully I will get a chance to work on some projects this weekend seeing how it has been snowing here also and is SUPER COLD!!! TFS

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  11. Too cute..Love the Peachy Keen stamps on the hearts.

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  12. Cute basket Robyn!
    I love my ScorePal but would like it in the new pink that is coming out instead of the grey.

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  13. Super cute. I am hoping to participate tomorrow. Stay warm and safe.

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  14. It is so cute Robyn!!! I worked an a hello kitten card in orange (My color) and black!!

    Lisha mrskat1@yahoo.com

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  15. I love this project!!! adorable!!! I need to go watch the video :) Thanks for sharing.. Hope you enjoyed your day in with the family :) stay warm and safe!! LisaMH ~ cricut mb

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  17. What a clever idea for how to attach the ribbon for the handle. So cute. Smiles
    PepCLyn@aol.com

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  18. Robyn: What a great idea. My daughters caint wait to give their friends a valentine gift. I have left my challenge in your email .Stay warm.

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  19. I don't know if I missed something, where are we to post our challenge project?

    Love how it turned out Robyn! Super Cute!

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  20. Hope your finger's okay! Very cute basket...
    Penny :)

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  21. so cute it is really a nice project. Thanks for sharing.

    what company do you buy your atg tape refills from? and what kind, brand? Thanks

    bjcraftdiva@centurytel.net

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  22. I am headed to peachy keen stamps to purchase those faces. Love the idea especially for the paper dolls. Tired of the googly eyes. Thanks for sharing and by the way love the project. I would try it but do not own the cartridge. BOO HOO.
    anallanes@bellsouth.net

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  23. Robyn,

    Oh so cute....I really like Peachy Keen Stamps and how you can utilize them with different shape other than faces...CUTE!!

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  24. As usual I love it it!! Thanks for keeping me inspired.

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  25. What a SUPER-CUTE box! I really like that ribbon:)

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  26. Adorable! Thanks for the challenge.

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  27. So cute!!!! I love the peachy keen stamps, they are sooo cute. I was thinking about what else they could be used for and love how you did the hearts!!!

    Stay warm, cozy, drink lots of hot cocoa and be safe!! I read on the news this is a bad one!

    Lisa

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  28. Hi Robyn!!! Such a cute idea!! I'm gonna make some of these. Ya know, I was thinking if you didn't want your taped ribbon to show on the bottom, you could always just cut a square the right size in the same colored cardstock and just put that on top of it. TFS!!

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  29. So cute. I so wish I had this cartridge!!

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  30. Hey Robyn, very cute! I loved your CHA Videos. TFS

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  31. super cute cupcake holder! love the faces on the hearts! hope your finger feels better today :)

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  32. What a great idea!! OUCH - i so jumped when you stuck yourself!!!! Looking forward to the next challenge!

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  33. Oh Robyn you are so insiring, thank you!

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  34. What a cute treat box Robyn. I am making a couple for my kids and their teachers for Valentines Day. Thanks for sharing.

    Luria

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  35. These are just too cute
    Linda W.

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  36. Just adorable.....now all I need is the sweet treat cart.....thank you

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  37. Too cute - I love those peachy keen faces! Gotta get some!
    Careful!! that looked like it hurt!

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  38. Very cute. I like pink and black together.

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  39. Love it, would like to make a few but I am in the middle of packing for a move so all my craft stuff is packed and ready to go. Will have to wait for now. But enjoyed watching you do yours. I think I am haveing craft redraws, can not wait to unpack and be creative again.

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  40. Cute project. Your paper piercing reminded me of the time I was sewing on a quilt and I got my finger to close to my needle on the sewing machine and the needle broke off in my finger. That was a lovely trip to the ER. But hey no blood on the quilt. I checked first before I let my husband take me to the ER.

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  41. Way cute! Love your ribbon idea. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  42. Oh my gosh! I love you just for showing everyone how to use the set paper size button. I could not figure out how in the world that worked. I kept meaning to pull out my book but was too busy cutting instead. Thanks!!!! :)

    -Kandis
    sugarngirl@aol.com

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  43. So adorable - I love it - I'll have to try it with green and black. After watching you poke your finger and being the clutz that I am, I think I'll use my crop-a-dile to be on the safe side:-)) Thanks for sharing.

    quirky.girl@hotmail.com

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  44. Hi Robyn, Very cute treat box.
    I think I will make these for Easter as Easter baskets for my Grandbabies and great nieces and nephews. Thanks for all that you do.

    oh...sorry you poked your finger.

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  45. Robyn... My wife and I just watched your latest... We loved it!

    Got to get her a Cricut now!

    Thanks

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  46. That is the cutest basket and the adorable face. I lost one of my peachy keen faces down the sink drain yesterday so now I'm as sad as the face was!

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  47. Mary from Charlotte, NC area-
    snow, ice storm here overnight, some areas with 12 " of snow & ice on top. We have about 1" of snow with ice on top. We will have to wait until the temp gets high enough to melt the stuff as we don't have snow removal equipment. It is forcasted to get to +12 degrees overnight & stay cold until Mon. We had better luck in MN getting out after huge storm cause there they have snowplows & do 2ndary roads. Here they don't. I'm glad I don't have to go anywhere! JUst enjoy being housebound. Can craft all weekend! Yay!!!

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  48. Dear Robyn,

    Thanks for taking your time on this blog.

    My wife and I watched your video and she got so excited.

    I am hoping you might be able to help me out.

    My wife just got in for a nap (we have a 16 month old girl who is now napping as well). I belong to a blog (different subject) but my wife is always wondering what I am reading and writing about.

    She absolutely loves scrapbooking and creative decorating. She is always doing considerate things for other people (she has a whole box full of greeting cards for any occasion, should it present itself)

    I got online with her and found this site and told her how she could meet and discuss with others new and great ideas that she never has seen before.

    We watched your video and she was so happy.

    A little backstory here now. We live in North Carolina and are a military family (you must be in the South like us because of your reference to the snow/ice storm)

    A month ago her best friend moved to Germany (Her friend was a scrapbooking and crafts enthusiast) and she misses her a lot. My wife's friend had a whole room in her house dedicated as a craft room!!!! Probably not unheard of here though...

    My wife just left her job on Friday and will be a full time stay at home MOM! I am so proud of her. She is the best mother and a wonderful wife.

    She was very sad about leaving work, where she had been for almost 10 years, but as we all know, there are some things that are more important than just money.

    After we saw your video clip she said "I want to have one of those Cricuts". She said it would be better than getting Jewelry! (WOW!)

    I want to surprise her and get her one for Valentines day...

    My question is to you (or anyone else here) is:

    1. Where is the best place to get one? Michaels or Ebay?

    2. What type of Cartridges should I get her?

    3. What would be the best way to give it to her (Just wrapping it seems so mundane) Any suggestions on how I could really make this special?

    She is the best wife and I want to give her something she loves. I hope she gets involved with this, because she is very into scrapbooking(she used to do all night scrap -n- chats with her friends.

    Thanks for any input.

    regards,

    -EC

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  49. Hi EC!!!

    What a sweet and thoughtful husband you are!!! She is going to be soooo surprised!!

    There are so many great online stores that sell the Expression much cheaper than ebay or Michaels. I would try....

    www.customcrops.com
    www.hallmarkscrapbook.com
    www.scrapbookpal.com

    The Cricut comes with 2 cartridges and at Custom Crops you get to pick any two you would like.

    I bet she would LOVE Doodlecharms, Storybook, Paper Dolls, Sesame Street, Mickey and Friends, etc.

    Hmmmm. I wonder if you could have it set up for her and then have her go on a scavenger hunt with notes that led her to it.

    Let us know what you do and how she reacts!!!!

    Good luck!!
    Robyn

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  50. Cute little box, love the little faces on the hearts!

    XX
    Stephanie

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  51. Holy Smokes! what a cute project! Thank you for inspiring video!

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  52. Oh my goodness.... the cutest little Valentine's Box EVER! Thanks for sharing it, Robyn!

    :0) Terri from Texas

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  53. I'm way behind on things, had a lot going on these last few days. Just got to watch this and it is sooooo cute. Gotta get me some of those Peachy Keen stamps!

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  54. What a great husbanc EC is. That would just blow his wife away if he got the Cricut for her!! Just tickels my heart that there are still husbands out there that love their wives like that!! Mine does too!! (Working on convincing mine about a new home!!) Wish me luck!! Well, Miss Robyn, I just got thru making this LOVELY valentines box and it turned out just beautifull...thanks for the idea!! Gotta make about 10 more for everyone!!!
    Karen L.

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  55. Dear Robyn and Friends.

    This is EC... Thanks for all the info and suggestions. I ordered a new Cricut expression with two cartridges. Bought it online and had it shipped for $238 total!


    The Cricut came today via UPS. The doorbell rang and before I could get downstairs, my honey had gone to get it... So much for a surprise... She absolutely loved it and was so happy. Valentines day came a bit early this year.

    Thanks all.. I'll try the scavenger hunt next year

    EC

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