Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Toblerone Targets

 With Valentines Day swiftly approaching like an arrow loosed from an archers bow,I wanted to hurry and share these mini Toblerone chocolates! The triangular shaped box {and scrum-delicious chocolates} make the perfect backdrop for these darling arrow shaped Silhouette cuts. Once again I have punched out the target from the patterned papers I used on my treat box  

 Lets go over the construction so you can make some for yourself...{well I mean to give as a gift not to keep yourself} you would never ever do that! no. Me either *wink* Once Chocolate enters my realm it takes dark and powerful magic for me to release it ,or as in this case the power of Love! So I will share. This one time. 

  1.  Cut 3 strips of card stock or patterned papers to fit your  Toblerone package,  adhere leaving the ends open.
  2.  Cut a length of ribbon to cover approx. 1/2 of the box and attach. Snip the ribbon ends into a V shape. 
  3. Adhere a strip of lace,or a scalloped border overlapping the ribbon. 
  4. Add your target  *a stamped or layered stack of circles punched out will work too! Stampin'Up! punches are my personal favorite! 
  5. Now attach your assembled arrow cut from the Silhouette or Cricut with a little foam tape. If you don't have a die cut machine, no problem! you can build an arrow using paper strips and a heart punch! 

 I made these for Valentines day, but modified these could be super cute favors for an archery party, or a sports themed or Disney Brave, Robin Hood, or a Hunger games Capitol City bash! 

Hope you have a wonderful day! { have a little chocolate that'll help!} 
XOXO -Shantaie

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Cupids Arrow

I love holidays, they give me the perfect excuse to make pretty things and equally as important an extra reason to give treats and trinkets to my loves. I have over time become more and more drawn to the idea of having a centralized theme to branch off from. This can be an impressive exhibit of creativity ....or an exorcise of extreme craziness depending on the limitations the theme presents! I have a natural, lets say .... "gift" for coming up with ideas that I think will be fun and easy, only to find nothing in shops, stops or stores to flesh out the concept. 
 I get bored, think I can reinvent the wheel, or I just like to be a little different..Whatever madness it is that fuels me is not likely to fade, but I did happen choose a Valentine icon that is easy to work with! Archery!  arrows, targets, cupid, what could be more fun? Check out my pinterest board of ideas

I cut the treat boxes  by Jamie Lane with my Silhouette and used a fun paper collection from American crafts that I have had for a long time, I used a circle punch to cut out the "targets" that  were part of the pattern on one of the papers. A popped up heart in the center transformed them into a sweet Valentine embellishment.

I cut strips of paper 12"X 1/4" added adhesive and sandwiched a wire between them, cut them at 4" to create coordinating twist ties! What a fun way to literally tie your colors together! I'm love struck by the notion of custom twist ties for every occasion! 

I do have lots of other projects to create for my Valentines day "Quiver of treats" so stop by again soon. In the meantime.....
   I have been searching for a stamp that says "love-struck" if you know where I can find one please let me know! Help!!!
make some pretties today! XOXO