Today I want to share a few of the projects I made for the most recent PaperTrey release yesterday. Nichole’s three new sets are cute, funny, whimsical, elegant… I think she covered it all with these! My first project was this welcome to the neighborhood gift using My Punny Valentine. When I saw this pie image I immediately considered baking a pie and making a cute tag to attach to it and give to a new neighbor. But then I remembered my baking skills and how lacking they are! So I thought “What still smells like apple pie, but without all the work?” An apple pie scented candle! I picked up this jar candle at Target and created the wrap to fit it. The patterned paper is My Mind’s Eye from the Tres Jolie C’est La Vie Collection. I used my Spellbinders scalloped circle die to cut a hole in the center of each side of the box. I added vellum to close up the holes and stamped each piece of vellum with a pie. I used VersaMagic Gingerbread, Jumbo Java, and Sea Breeze and Colorbox Warm Red inks. The ribbon is from the Crate Samantha Collection. When the candle is lit, the light glows through the vellum. I was absolutely tickled with this second project! Nichole’s Sweet Love set has so many candy wrapper options! Nichole showed us how to use Reese’s Peanut Butter cups, Hershey Nuggets, and Riesen. I decided to try York Peppermint Patties. I started by creating this box using a sheet of transparency and some leftover patterned paper for the top and bottom lid. Each of the patties is covered on the front and back with a Real Red 1 3/8″ circle punch. I wrapped 1/4″ pink grosgrain around each candy. The images were stamped in Real Red, punched out with the 1″ circle punch, and adhered with dimensionals. Each candy has a different work stamped in the middle in Basic Black ink. I adhered the 3/8″ red grosgrain ribbon to the underside of the box, carried it up the side, and tied it in a bow on the top. All the measuring in this project made it rather time consuming, but I hope to post a tutorial soon that will make this box much quicker and easier to duplicate! I also created a matching Valentine’s Day card for the gift. Jon doesn’t like chocolate (and especially not mint chocolate!) so I’ll have to find someone else to give this to… that is if I don’t eat all the candy out of it myself!! It’s rather tempting sitting here on my table! I think the card is pretty self-explanatory. I used Stampendous dot sparklers to embellish each of the swirls in the stamped image. Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you all have a relaxing Sunday!