Friday, January 24, 2014

I "Ruff" Treats: Creative Cafe' For the Love of Cats and Dogs

Hi everyone!  Laura here at The Rubber Cafe' today with a "sweet treat" for your Valentine crafting!  I enjoy giving little gifts of goodies just for fun and Valentines is a great time to do just that.  This treat bag set is a great surprise for someone needing a pick me up:

To create the tag:
1. Cut 3" by 2" piece of kraft cardstock, trim off 2 corners (the 2" length side).
2. Stamp puppy dog in Black Tuxedo Memento Ink, color in using Copic Markers, then trim piece to 1&3/4" by 2&1/8" (approximate)
3. Cut mat to frame colored in puppy dog (approximately 1&7/8" by 2&1/4 piece of red cardstock)
4. Cut 1" by 3" strip of heart paper and cut "V" shape in each end to make banner.
5. Adhere banner to tag, then matted puppy dog piece using Scrap Happy Glue.
6. Cut 3/4" by 2" strip of kraft cardstock to make top tab for the tag.  Fold in half, adhere bottom with thin line of Scrap Happy Glue, and adhere to back of tag.
7. Stamp, color and punch out "heart bubble" stamp (using 3/4" circle punch), and "i ruff you, i woof you, i wuff you" sentiment (using 1&1/4" heart punch). Mat using 1/4" larger punch (1" circle and 1&1/2" heart) with red cardstock.  I also used a little Black Soot Distress Ink around the edges, then glued both pieces to the tag.  I added two of the heart shaped Queen & Co. rhinestones, and used the Queen & Co. twine to string the tag on the bag.

Inside the bag, instead of just filling it with chocolate "kisses", I added a stamped image to the bottom of each kiss for a little extra something:

I used the heart bubble and lip stamps....they are stamped in Black Tuxedo Memento ink, the heart colored with a Copic Marker, the lips stamped in with the solid lip stamp using Festive Berries Distress Ink (love that we get both the outline and colored in stamp to make it super easy!) and then punched out using a 3/4" circle punch as you see here:

And one more close up of the completed goody bag:

Thanks for stoppin' by the cafe' today....hope you are inspired to treat someone this Valentine's Day!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' Kit: For the Love of Cats and Dogs
Paper:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' Kit: For the Love of Cats and Dogs
Ink:  Memento Black Tuxedo; Copic Markers-R46, E35, E53, and RV02;
Distress Ink-Festive Berries and Black Soot
Embellishments:  Queen and Co rhinestones, twine Creative Cafe' KOTM
For the Love of Cats and Dogs
Adhesive:  The Rubber Cafe'-Scrap Happy Glue

1 comment:

Kristine Reynolds said...

super cute! I love that you added that decorated circle to the bottom of the kisses!