Well hello, hello! I am having a lovely "stay in and do nothing but craft" kind of day... in fact, I am bummed that I have to leave in a bit to go to the school! ;) When I saw the January project of the Month at The Cat's Pajamas, I KNEW I had to make one.... er... two... maybe more? You see I LOVE my Keurig, and I know several other folks who do, too. My hubby, my mom, my friend in CA, my friends here, and I think this would make a truly **BRILLIANT** Valentine for folks! Who needs another box of chocolates? And the best part? The template is PRINTABLE, yes I said printable! No tracing and measuring! So all you have to do is run one sheet of regular letter-sized cardstock through your printer, then follow the cut and score lines, what could be easier? I love that! So... I had these Circus Valentine Border stickers from K&Company (LOVE this line of theirs, very cute and clever) and one of them says "Love is a 3 Ring Circus" on a strip of tickets. Too perfect for my hubby, as with 3 boys, our LIFE is a three ring circus, I swear! I was wishing I had one of the darling TCP circus stamp sets, but I don't :( I may have to add one to my next order, which will be tonight, the new release happens TONIGHT, and it is fabulous! :)
Here is the link where you can go to get the directions for these Caddies and download the template.
Anyway, I decided to make PJ from A Beary Good Year into a clown for this project. I stamped the "Happy Valentine's Day" stamp repeatedly in gray ink on gray cardstock, and then stamped PJ over the top. I paper pieced his belly and nose with red heart paper and added a red gem for his clown nose. I colored the top hat in the set with wild, circusy colors, and I put a Valentine in his hand, and a heart on his chest. I made a card to coordinate with the caddy using the Circus Panel CutUps and the sentiment from Beary Good Year:
and I made a second, simpler caddy with different border tickets from the pack, this one for my Mom, I'm thinkin?
You should DEFINITELY head over to The Cat's Pajamas and check out the New release!! It's truly fabulous, the best EVER, I think, and that's saying a lot, since you know how I love me some TCP stamps!! I just placed a big order, so you'll see some fabby new TCP goodness here, soon ;)
big hugs! Noelle
supply list: stamps/dies: TCP; tickets: K&Company; ribbon and cardstock: Stampin' Up!; doily: Dollar Spot at Target