January Key Ingredients Blog Hop

January 20, 2012

Happy Friday!!  Well, winter has officially arrived in Missoula, MT.  We are buried under at least 1.5 feet of snow, and expecting more....plus freezing rain at some point.  So, Josh and I have made the executive decision that we are going to stay home all day long (except for a quick trip to the Walgreen's RedBox that is just a few blocks away) and stay OFF of the crappy streets & roads.  I think that sounds like a pretty grand idea....tee hee!

Today is the January 2012 Key Ingredients Blog Hop!  We have a theme this month, which is "Classroom Treats".  For my project I made a card with a decorated bag of Sweethearts.  This would be perfect for a teacher, or for a teen to give to their favorite friends!!  The fun papers and embellishments in the January Key Ingredients Kit are perfect for these Valentine goodies....you will have a lot of fun creating with them!  Here is my cute little treat set:
"Loads of Love" Treat Set supplies: 
Cardstock/Paper/Stickers/Ribbon/Buttons/Pins: Taylored Expressions January Key Ingredients kit
Stamps: Taylored Expressions (Kid at Heart set) 
Ink: Tsukineko (Versafine: onyx black) 
Diecut Machine: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft
Dies: Spellbinders (Lacey Circles)
Punch: Fiskars (scalloped heart)

Card Instructions:  Make card from pink cardstock.  Cut lined paper slightly smaller, sand the edges and adhere.  Cut a block of heart doily paper, sand the edges and adhere to the left.  Cut a banner edge to two strips of paper, sand the edges and adhere together.  Then adhere the layered banner to the left side of the card.  Wrap ribbon around the middle, tie a double bow and adhere.  Diecut a lacey circle from brown patterned paper and sand the edges.  Layer a circle sticker to it, then adhere to the right of the ribbon using foam adhesive.  Stamp the sentiment to a label sticker, then cut out.  Fold the left edge and adhere around a heart topped pin.  Stick into the bow along with another heart tipped pin.  Sand the edges of a ticket sticker and adhere below the sentiment.  Accent the front with heart buttons to finish.

Treat Instructions:  Fill a plastic bag with Sweetheart candies.  Cut a blog of heart doily paper, and slightly fold in the two edges.  Fold the entire piece in half, then staple the back half to the plastic bag.  Add a little bit of hot glue underneath the front flap and adhere.  Diecut a lacey circle from brown paper, and punch a scalloped heart from lined paper.  Layer together and adhere to the treat topper.  Sand the edges of the sticker tag and adhere to the right side of the punched heart.  Add a heart button to finish. 

Card Challenges Used: 
-Mojo Monday #224- card sketch
-Flourishes Timeless Tuesday #152- anything but a card (treat bag)
-Crafty Creations #153- valentine's day

Did you know that this kit is still available for purchase?  That's right...if you haven't subscribed yet and would really love to get this kit, just make sure you do subscribe by January 31st.  You still have plenty of time before Valentine's day to get it, and create lots of cards for those that you love!  CLICK HERE to be taken to the Subscription Page!!

Be sure to check out what the rest of the Key Ingredients team has created for this "Classroom Treats" blog hop!  It is sure to be super yummy!! 
I hope that you have a wonderful rest of your Friday!  I think I am going to go cozy up on the couch and watch some movies with my hubby! ♥♥♥

Until later,
~Lea L.


  1. Delicious!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!! I have been away from blog land, so nice to see you again! :) Have a GREAT weekend!

  2. What a sweet and pretty treat!! Love it!
    Smart to stay inside and spend some quality snuggle time with the the hubs! Enjoy!

  3. Awwwww Lea this is DARLING! I LOVE the treat bag you made w/ the conversation hearts- FAB idea! That card is just STUNNING. What a beautifully paired project!

  4. Gorgeous card!!! Love it! And the bag topper is darling!

  5. This is so beautiful and soft! Love the layering and thank you for the how to directions!

  6. Oh my goodness your card and treats are perfection as always! :D

  7. So pretty Lea. You always make such elegant projects! The matching card looks lovely! :o)

  8. Thanks for the inspiration. Your projects are so awesome. What great colors.

  9. What a cute set! I love the dp's and all the different layers of die cuts! Thanks for joining us for the Timeless Tuesday challenge this week!

  10. Over the top cuteness Lea! Love the goodie bag and your fabbo card! Hugs ~S~

  11. So pretty Lea. I love the card and mating goody bag. Thanks for playing at FTTC. :)

  12. My goodness, so sweet!! Always a pleasure to have you share with us at Drunken Stampers!

  13. Yum, yum. Amazing set. Love what you created. Thanks so much for joining us on Paperplay this week.


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