Hi and welcome to PGP's Romantic Garden Walk! So glad you've joined us for the blog hop. If you're just stopping by, visit Cathy's Blog to begin the hop. If you are already taking part in the hop, you should have arrived from Tracy's Blog. Now sit back and enjoy a romantic stroll thru the garden and be inspired by the design team to create your own Valentine Treats.
While you visit, subscribe to each Gardener's blog and take note of each designer's name and their Romantic Word in their blog post. Once you finish your garden tour, send an E-mail to email@example.com with the list of designers and their Romantic Word. The contest runs from January 23-26.
There's a beautiful Penny Black stamp set just waiting on the winner of the hop!
Now on to my project. I decided to make a treat holder and card set for Valentine's Day. Here is what you'll need to make the treat holder:
Mod Podge (available at craft stores and Wal-Mart)
Tissue Paper (the kind for gift bags)
Glass Bottle (I used a Prima Flower Bottle)
You simply start with a clean glass surface. Cut your tissue paper in strips, approximately 2 or 3 inches wide. Then you take Mod Podge and paint 2 or 3 inch section down your bottle. Adhere the tissue paper, then paint a section on the bottom of your bottle and adhere the paper, and do the same for the next side. Keep the strips of tissue paper long so you can do both sides with the same piece. When I got to the top of the bottle I trimmed the tissue paper for a perfect fit. I took a clean sponge brush to smooth the tissue paper to the bottle. I kept doing this until the bottle was covered and I reached the desired color and thickness of tissue paper.
Then I embellished the bottle with the Hearts Bloom Kit from Paper Garden Projects - a beautiful kit with ribbon, buttons, cardstock, and patterned paper. I added a Making Memories Chipboard Heart, felt for the topper, and a Melissa Francis Rub-On.
For my card I used the Hearts Bloom Kit & an adorable Anya Stamp that is also available in the Signature Girls Stamp Set also at PGP! I used my Copics, MS Scalloped Punch, Making Memories Chipboard, Melissa Frances Rub-On, and Cuttlebug w/Spellbinder Nestabilties.
And for the finished gift set. All you need to add are some sweet treats to your bottle and you have a quick and unique gift.
Now for my romantic word: LOVE.
Next stop on the hop is Lorelie's Blog.