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It’s Create & Share time! I just love this challenge that Stephanie over at Casa Watkin’s host each month. In case you’re new to the challenge, a group of bloggers receive the same product or service and we create our own project with it! Be sure to catch up on all my past Create and Share projects: [August – September – October – November – December]
This month is something really different than our normal projects. The challenge was to use a graphic from GraphicStock to create our own project. The possibilities are endless y’all. Be sure to browse around the links at the bottom of my post to view all that great projects created.
With Valentine’s Day around the corner, I thought I’d take this opportunity to make my daughter’s treat bags for her Valentine’s Day exchange at school. I also wanted to make it some what “kid friendly” so that Miss Eva could help with her gifts to her classmates.
Also, SUPER special thanks to Crystal over at The Weathered Fox! Thankfully, we live close so I could use her Silhoutte machine for this project.
I wanted the treat bags to be “cute” and I had the idea use a bumble bee and say “Bee Mine” on the bag. I wanted the bee to be a stencil so I adjusted the graphic to make stencil less detailed, since it was a small stencil. To do this, I removed the heart in the background, his feet, arms and eye brows. Once the graphic was ready, the stencil was made. Next, I needed a heart for the background. Luckily, I already had a small heart stencil that worked perfectly.
Here’s the bee image you can download to create your own goodie bags. Also, you can sign up for the free trial at GraphicStock and create your own masterpiece!
[Download: Bee Image]
Here’s what I used for the project!
I basically created an assembly line. Miss Eva helped with the stamps! She got a lot of practice in while I was painting! #redfingers
First, I painted the heart stencil on. Once that was dried, I applied the bumble bee stencil over the heart. I wasn’t sure where I was going to put it and ended up sticking him in the middle of the heart. Next, I added some glitter for fun to the bee. Once that was dry, we stamped “BEE MINE.” Easy peasy!
“Bee” sure to PIN the image above. This is an easy way to exchange Valentines and allow your kids to help. We filled our bags with suckers and gummy bears! Two of Miss Eva’s favorites. Thanks for stopping by!
There’s plenty of graphics to choose from over at GraphicStock! Let’s see what the other gals have been up to with their projects.