Tuesday, February 9, 2010

TIPsy Tuesday - Plus Side of Negative Space

My hubby recently made an early Valentine delivery for me.  For sweet treats, I made up these treat boxes using The Project Girl, Jen Allyson's, template from her webiste.  (See this older post for info )  Each box was cut from two 12x12 sheets on my Cricut and held about 10 medium to large chocolate chip cookies. 

Before assembly, I used some left over hearts from another Cricut project to create a negative space design.  First I adhered the hearts to the scored, but unassembled box tops using repositionable adhesive.

Next, I stamped over the images with a fairly busy background stamp.

Then I removed the hearts and stamped a message inside some of them. 

The heart cutout still didn't go to waste.  By the time I finished two boxes, the little hearts were pretty covered in images in a couple of Valentine colors.  I put the hearts inside a little heart shaped box to fall out like confetti and tucked them in my hubby's suitcase.  I was in a hurry to get Lenny off before the storm hit so didn't get a photo. 

We did run into one problem with this plan - distribution.  I made a box of cookies for each child but combined the adults with one couple per box.  I thought this would make it easier on the adults so the kids wouldn't be fighting over the cookies.  Apparently, it was the adults who fought over the cookies!  Good thing Lenny had his own bag of cookies for travel - well, he did until he left them unattended during the Super Bowl.  Oh well, I kept a few for myself so I'm good.

Ingredients:  Stamps: swirls by Impression Obsession; greeting from All Holidays by Stampin' Up!
Ink:  Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo

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