Friday, February 9, 2024

Have a Heart

Our new challenge over at Cut It Up is 'Have a Heart!'  I chose to go with a fun pretzel package bag topper!  This is a gift for my Valentine since he loves White Chocolate Pretzels and drove a VW when we started dating!  

Seemed the perfect little surprise for him!

Check out the video below.

 Come share your heart projects at Cut It Up.  Remember to include a die cut!

Material List:

KaDoodle Bug Designs Valentine Transportation
Plastic Sandwich Baggie 6.5 inch square
Spellbinders - Color Essential Gems - Aura AB
Adhesives: Fabri-Tac; ATG; Bearly Art Precision Art Glue
Big and Bossy Embossing Ink
Ranger Enchanted Gold Embossing Powder
Cricut Design Space: Designed, Printed and Cut from CDS; Offset Feature
Cuts from Design Space: Shapes
Cricut Standard Mat
Cricut Blade
Cricut Maker

This is off to the following challenges:  
Once Upon a Time:  Inspired by Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Pearly Sparkles:  Love/Have a Heart
Creative Knockouts:  Love/Valentine's Day/Anniversary
Heart's Quest Celebrations of Love:  Choosing Optional Theme of Valentine's Day
Aloha:  Favorites  (Always fun to make gifts and the VW is such a fun car!)
Double Trouble:  Thing 1 Love is in the Air...Inspired by the lyrics, "Love is in the air, every sight and every sound"  When Kelly and I were dating, he drove a green VW and you could hear it coming for miles!  So I decided to make his fav treat and put it in the Valentine's Day VW Gift Bag!  Thing 2 share with Color Dare; Thing 3 ~ I used red, pink, green.
Color Dare:  Fancy 5 Use 3 of these colors
The Outlawz Festive Friday:  Valentine's Day
Crafty Calendar:  Add a Heart
I Spy with My Little Eye:  Roses and/or Hearts
Make My Monday:  Use Patterned Paper
Paperminutes:  Anything but a Card
NBUS:  I have had this wonderful die cut for over a year...maybe longer!
Once Upon a Time:  Charlie and the Chocolate Factory  I was inspired by chocolate...although mine is white choc!  The book came out in 1964 when VW's were beginning their popularity in the US.  And of course, I'm inspired by the love between Charlie and his grandfather!  
CRAFT:  Love/Valentines  This is a gift for my Valentine since he loves White Chocolate Pretzels and drove a VW when we started dating!
FarmQuest HomeStyle Kitchen:  Anything Food Goes Theme
Crafting Happiness:  Valentine

When you visit the Cut It Up blog, have fun viewing the DT projects. Then be sure to share your project with us ~ don't forget the die cut!

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  1. What a nice topper for your candy pretzels and like how you used the Volkswagon as a fond memory... he'll love this for sure. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble and Color Dare.

  2. Great little treat bag and the personalised topper.Thank you for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams amd Pearly Sparkles.
    Carol DT x

  3. How fun is this?? That car is just adorable! And it sounds like it will be the perfect little gift for your sweetheart!

  4. Thanks so much Katrina for linking to HQCOLCB's February/#2 theme option of Valentine's Day with your package topper! Wonderful! --Becca

  5. P.S. If you've got time to share this at FarmQuest HomeStyle Kitchen challenge blog's #2 competition of anything food goes, that would be marvelous! or would it be pretzel-ous!?!?!!! Package toppers/treat boxes & bags, gift tags, cards, layouts are some of the formats at FQHSKCB. :)

    1. YEAH!!! I so appreciate your support for another of my challenge blog endeavors!!!

  6. What a cute little bag topper with the open heart. Thanks for sharing with us at both Colour Dare and Dragonfly Dreams :)

  7. A great valentine treat bag.
    Thank you so much for entering our challenge this week at CRAFT Challenge, looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Hugs Sheryl xx CRAFT DT

  8. Katrina, what a clever idea to create a Valentine treat for your hubby featuring his favorite treat and the VW (which was probably his first car - so it will always be dear to his heart!). I like how you used a blending tool to add shadowing to the card for added depth and realism!! Thank you for sharing your card and special treat with us at Double Trouble!!! -Donna

  9. Great Valentine card. Thanks for joining us at The Outlawz, Festive Fridays

  10. What a super idea. Love your love bug treat!
    Thank you for joining us at Creative Knockouts.
    Happy crafting!
    Catherine x DT

  11. A fabulous card design
    Thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge Blog challenge.
    Good luck Ginny DT for CRAFT Challenge Blog

  12. Oh how sweet!!! Thanks so much for participating in my ONCE UPON A TIME challenge!!! I appreciate that you play along and I enjoy visiting your blog!! Have a happy crafty day!! Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

  13. Wow, das gefällt mir sehr gut. Danke, dass du das bei Paperminutes zeigst.

    LG Christina

  14. Your Valentine will love this! Such a darling bag topper and I love that cute VW! Thank you for playing with us at Double Trouble :)

  15. What a great way to share a treat! I love how you used our colors. Thanks for sharing at Color Dare.

  16. What a cute idea for a Valentine's Day gift. Thanks for joining us at The Outlawz, Festive Fridays.

  17. Love it - reminds me of the card my Mum used to have.

    Thanks for sharing it at the Double Trouble Challenge.

    Helen x
    Crazy Cousin

  18. What a fun and very cute treat topper! I love projects like this. Thanks for sharing with us at Color Dare.

  19. What a great idea, Katrina! How wonderful to bring up happy memories. Thank you for playing along with us at Double Trouble Challenge #159. - Melanie R.

  20. This is fabulous and so cute Katrina - I'm sure he will love it! Thanks so much for sharing with this month's "I Spy" challenge theme of "Hearts and/or Roses".
    Pauline xx

  21. Lovely card. I really like the design. Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create this month. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

  22. What a fun treat bag topper, so perfect for Valentines Day!
    Thanks so much for playing along at "I spy with my little eye" challenge!
    Ellibelle's Corner

  23. What a great idea!! I love this treat topper!!!
    Have a great day,

  24. Such a beautiful card, thanks for sharing it with us at the Pearly Sparkles Challenge.
    Ilonka DT

  25. Hello there, what a brilliant bag topper such a clever idea and I love that VW! Thanks for sharing with us this month at Crafty Calendar Challenges, Sarah - DT.