Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Samantha Walker Creative Team February Blog Hop

Welcome to the Samantha Walker Creative Team Blog Hop! This month's theme is Love.
You should have arrived here from Susie's blog.

If this is your first stop, be sure to head over to Samantha Walker's blog to start at the beginning!

This month one lucky winner will receive  Saddle Up Cottons fabric bundle

AND be sure to look extra closely at Step #4 to learn how you can get this FREE SVG and Silhouette Studio file:
To enter, just leave a comment on Samantha's blog by Sunday, 02/17 at 11:59pm MDTThe winner will be announced on Samantha's Facebook page on Monday, February 18th. 

For additional entries:
1. Receive an additional entry for commenting on each of the other blogs in the blog hop.

2. Go here and follow Samantha Walker's blog 

3. Follow her on Facebook

4. Sign up for an e-mail subscription to Samantha's blog and you will automatically receive a link to a free SVG cutting file that you can download and use on your personal electronic cutter. If you are already a subscriber, just enter in your information in the secure form on Samantha's blog!  The free files will be e-mailed early next week!

To receive the additional entries and get the free files, mention in your comment on Samantha's blog that you have done so! 

And now let me show you what I made!

I was looking for cute design for my marshmallow sticks and this "xo heart pocket card" from Samantha Walker Silhouette store caught my eye. I decided to use the small corner heart.

Marshmallow dipped in chocolate + sprinkles + straw to hold on + cute topper = adorable valentine treat 

That's how I modified the original design in order to use just the corner heart.

For each red heart I cut two white solid hearts. I stapled one solid heart to the straw and covered it with the second solid heart and red xo heart. 

That was fun to make and fun to eat. By changing the sprinkles and the topper design that can work for any holiday. I already have hew ideas.

Here is another fun project that I enjoyed making. It reminded me playing with paper dolls long long time ago.
I wanted to make something special for Eli's bus drivers. Two nice ladies drive him 3 days a week from one preschool to another and than back home. I wanted to show them that they are appreciated and Valentine's Day sounds like a great excuse. I bought a reusable coffee cup, starbucks gift card and a bag of hershey kisses. 

The candy went into the cup and I made a cute  gift card holder using Samantha Walker Valentine Cuties. I used "I give you my heart boy" design but I wanted to dress him in long pants so I "borrowed" the pants (and shoes) from "A hug and a heart boy".  I curved the bottom edge of his shirt to make it fit with the shape of the pants.

The gift card holder is a strip of folded 3x12 cardstock . I wrapped a piece of washi tape around the bottom flap to make sure it stays secure. 

I decided not to cut out the face features but instead I used colored pencils. The little boy on the card looks (almost) like Eli.  I will add a short message inside the card and Eli will sign his name.

I attached the card to the cup with pink twine. 

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you were inspired to try these or any other beautiful cut files from Samantha Walker Silhouette Store.
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  1. ok I want one of those marshmallows! and what a nice gift for the bus drivers!

  2. Yum! Those marshmallows look amazing! Love both of your projects!!

  3. I love the bus driver gift! What a great idea and well executed.

  4. Great projects!
    Miranda :)

  5. You have such cute ideas! These are all fabulous! Wow!

  6. I love both ideas! Very talented.


  7. I am totally saving these in the file for next year. Thanks.

  8. Awesome projects. I could definitely use both of these ideas. Thanks for the blog hop and the chance to win that gorgeous fabric!
    xoxo, Christine

  9. The tag is so darned cute! I love it. I also love that you had a food theme.

  10. Maya, you are AMAZING! I always love EVERYTHING you create. I wish so bad you lived closer to me cuz I'd hire you to teach me how to use my Silhouette that has been sitting unused for over 3 years! Thanks for the tutorial for those brave enough to give it a try.
    (also known as #6558)

  11. Those are stunning! What a crafty Mama you are.....I think everyone who receives these beautiful goodies will be so excited! <3 Thank you for the wonderful inspiration!

  12. I just love these - wonderful idea!!! Thanks!

  13. Wonderful projects, thanks so much for sharing.