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A Valentine Sweet!

Happy Monday All!  I can’t believe it is almost Valentine’s Day!  Today over at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog we are kicking off this week’s challenge with making Valentines!  You will want to get in on this so be sure to pop on over and check out all the sweet inspiration from the design team and link up a Valentine using at least one Cricut cut!

Here is what I cooked up for this week’s inspiration


This card was super quick and easy to make!  The card was a cut from Samantha Walker Designs found over at the Silhouette store!  I resized this card to be around 5 inches tall and 3.5 inches wide.  I found this card fits nicely in one of the extra envelopes that I had left over from my Costco Christmas cards.  I decided to raid my scrap stash to make this card and thankfully I had enough of everything! I embossed the black card stock with the Christmas Trio Cuttlebug folder set.  I inked the boarder with Stampin Up Classic black.


For the candy dispenser I cut just one layer at 3 inches and modified it to fit an adhesive treat heart I found through Stampin’ Up.  I embossed the the dispenser with Cuttlebug Swiss Dots.  Using CANDi embellishments, I glued two of the CANDi pieces together to make them 3-D and added them into the heart and constructed the candy dispenser onto the black card stock.  I love how this really looks like candy in a candy dispenser!


I added baker’s twine from the Twinery, stamped the sentiment from My Pink Stamper’s Happiest Moments stamp set and added more cute little CANDi to the heart!


On the inside of the card I added some white card stock that was inked with Close to My Heart Holiday Red.  I added washi tape from Queen and Co’s Valentine line and yes, MORE CANDi!

Now be sure you head over to FCCB and join in on the fun this week!

Thanks for sharing a piece of “who needs Hallmark when you can make it yourself” pie with me!

Linking Up To: 

My Craft Spot

Sarah Hamer Designs – Link Up Tuesdays

Everyday is an Occasion

I Gotta Create – Wildly Original Linking Party

V’s Sweet Ideas – Love Theme

Scrappy Moms Stamps- Valentine

Bitten By the Bug 2 – 


About apieceoflifespie

I am a stay at home domestic engineer that has a love for my family, food, writing, crafting, photography and most of all a clean and orderly house. I feel I was born in the wrong era in many things and the only thing I would change if I was a "Donna Reed or June Cleaver" kind of mom is that I would still get to wear my sweats and Crocs while washing the windows.

20 responses »

  1. Yeah CANDi! Great card-Love! Holly 🙂

  2. Super cute Arin! You reminded me that I have that SU heart punch and those plastics!!! I should dig them up before Thursday!! I love how you added those Candis’ — I haven’t gotten those yet.

  3. EEEK!!! This candy dispenser is oh-so-sweet!!!

  4. This is absolutely fabulous!! I love the design!! The CANDi looks amazing!! What an awesome card!!

  5. Arin your card is amazing I love the candi stuck together !! xhugsx Nikki

  6. Absolutely darling! Love the Candi! And the gum ball machine!!
    Scrappy hugs

  7. Such a fun card. Love the heart shaped for the gum ball machine top

  8. Arin, this is such a fun and creative card! I love all the candies…so fun and the design is perfect:) Great Valentine card… the heart in the center:)

  9. I love this! The shaker is absolutely adorable!!

  10. WOW Arin – this is so cool! Fabulous creation – love the candy dispenser and great use of the Candi. TFS

  11. Very cute! Fabulous shaker idea:-) TFS!


  12. Super cute card! Love the heart shaped candy cup and yes, it looks just like a candy dispenser! Did you use the Sweet Shope Cricut cart?? Thanks for joining us at BBTB2 😉

  13. How fun and creative! Thanks so much for joining our Sweetheart Challenge at My Craft Spot this week!!!

  14. Love the candy dispenser on your card!! Awesome! Thank you so very much for joining our challenge at BBTB2!!!! 🙂

  15. What a fun card! I love the heart shaped gumball machine! Thanks for playing at My Craft Spot!

  16. lisascreativeniche

    wow this is so much fun!!! I love the shape of it! Thanks for joining us at V’s Sweet Ideas!

  17. What a super sweet, pretty and fun card! LOVE the dry embossing and the shapes you added to make the candy machine–so clever! And that washi perfects the look on the inside! Thanks for playing along with us at V’s Sweet challenge! (:

  18. You have so many great ideas and projects. You are a very busy person.first time to your blog


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