Hello Friends! Today officially marks my first day here on the Pinkfresh Blog! I couldn't be more excited to share what I've made with some of my favoritest Pinkfresh goodies!
To kick things off, I have a couple of easy and fun Valentine's projects that are perfect for grown ups! First up, is a sweet little DIY that can be personalized, and is super fun to gift to all the tea lovers on your list. Below, I'm sharing some quick steps on how to make this fun (and yummy) tea-baggie card!
1. To make the tea baggies, start with coffee filter paper. You can use dies, punches or your scissors to cut up a few layers in your favorite shapes (I've used hearts here). Tip: If using your scissors, it's much easier to create a template first, then trace your design on the filter paper before cutting. Because filter paper is so thin, it's really easy to cut many layers in one pass.
2. Select a few loose tea options and make mounds that are about 1 tbsp in size. Set aside.
3. Using embroidery floss, stitch two cut filter pieces together, but leave a little opening to funnel in your loose tea.
4. Once you've added the tea, finish the stitching. Be sure to leave a little extra string for dipping, looping it around the top.
5. Make dipping tags by folding tiny pieces of cardstock strips around the string. Once folded and glued together over the string, notch each side with your scissors. Add a button, sentiment, or leave plain.
To make the adorable insert cards where you can tuck these little hearts, you will just need your favorite Pinkfresh stamp set, white cardstock and a color medium of your choice.
To make the little flap (for tucking in the tea baggies) simply cut out the same shape that you end up using for your teabags our of your cardstock base. Remove the cut piece, and stamp your favorite design. Here, I used the gorgeous florals from the Pinkfresh Fleur 1 stamp (tip: it helps to use a large background stamp such as this one for quick and easy coverage).
After stamping the design, I used my Copic markers to color in the flowers. But you can use any color medium you like. Nothing fancy here, just a quick swipe of color. When making a whole heap of these, easy is always good :)
After coloring, I added a sweet sentiment to each heart, using the Pretty Paisley stamp set, and I also added a kraft bow, cut with the Great Joy dies. After everything was assembled, I simply adhered the lower part of the heart back in its place with a little tape, leaving the top open for tucking.
Lastly, I backed the cards with some light aqua paper from the Simple and Sweet collection.
For my next project, I'm sharing another take on Valentines, but this time with a sliding tag that's perfectly sweet for wrapping up gifts.
When bundled together, the vellum tag looks lovely and so delicate pinned to a bow. The best part? Sliding it open reveals a sweet message!
Here I started with some plain vellum, die-cut in that gorgeous shape. I also die-cut the coordinating wee bits. I then used a slow-drying ink to stamp the designs in pink and red, followed by clear embossing powder. I love that this leaves me with a really saturated image, and allows me to have a little more color play. I don't know about you, but I sure own more inks than embossing colors! :) I also heat-embossed the outline in white.
I hope you've enjoyed today's post and that some of these ideas may help with your very own Valentine's Day projects!