In 2011, MFT is working harder than ever to inspire you, and we have come up with something we think you'll really enjoy. Our Design Team Creative Challenge will be a new monthly feature, where we challenge our design team to explore their creative side using a specific theme or product. This month, we asked the team to get creative for Valentine's Day. It's a great occasion to get crafty, and put your supplies to good use. Are you ready to get some ideas for your Valentine's Day gifts? Visit Kim's Blog for a full list of participants to see everything from cards to gift ideas and everything between.
I decided to make a little something for my daughter. We don't do a ton for Valentine's Day in terms of gifts, we're more about making heart shaped pancakes and cookies. But there's always the requisite chocolate, and my daughter happens to love seasonal socks. Halloween, Christmas, Easter - she's all about the themed socks. So I decided to make a little box for the ones I picked up the other day using the new Sweet Surprise Gift Box template.
I also made a little matching card - this one is 4.5" square. I used one of the new Die-Namics Rosette dies (currently being restocked) and added a felt heart cut with the Hearts a Plenty die.
I finished the inside off with another heart from the die and a sentiment from the new More Essential Sentiments set.
I cut the box using my Cricut and covered it with various Doodlebug papers. I made a belly band and added another felt heart cut with the Hearts a Plenty die and a Pure Innocence You Give Me Wings image. I pieced her top and pants with more Doodlebug papers and covered her wings with glitter.
The socks were a bit of a tight fit but because she's still got little feet, I managed to get them in there. It definitely wouldn't fit an adult pair of socks. This was super easy to cut out and put together using my Cricut. I love how easy I can make 3D items.
My daughter will be tickled with her socks - trust me! Hope this gives you some ideas - it doesn't have to be all about the chocolate (don't get me wrong - there will definitely be chocolate too). I can't wait to go peek at what the rest of the designers have cooked up for you - so I'll meet you over there with my coffee! Thanks for stopping by today!