Sunday 13 January 2013

Valentine's Display Tray with La Belle Vie Paper

Welcome to my first Blog Hop!  This January Hop is featuring a “Consultants Choice”, so each consultant has a unique project to share with you. I hope that you will take the time to leave comments on our posts, as we love to get feedback from our viewers!  Thank you… and now on to our hop!

If you have just hopped onto my blog, you can start here as this is a circular hop.  For a complete blog list visit "My Creations with Michelle".  If you came from the blog "Kathy-It's a girl thing" then you are in the right place and it is now my turn to share… Enjoy !

Also be sure to check out the "Heart to Heart February Home Decor Challange" for more inspiration.


The project I am sharing today combines two of my absolute favorite products La Belle Vie Paper & Display Tray!  Plus "Send your Love" with the cricut mailbox project. Just in time for Valentine's Day !! 

Now, I need the perfect pictures for the finishing touch !

Workshop Date: Thurs Jan 31, 2013 @ 6:30pm

Cost: $40.00

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Supplies included in kit:

     - Display Tray (Z1750)
     - La Belle Vie Paper (retired)
     - Sparkles Black Flourishes (Z1745)
     - Sparkles Black and Grey Assortment (Z1745)
     - Foundry Pin Clips (Z1612)

     - Haunted Assortment - Grey Sparkles (retired)

Now let's start with the paper...

I absolutely love the colours in the La Belle Vie Paper Pack. The gorgeous smokey plum and blush pink tones mixed with the subtle black and neutral bamboo make for a great colour combination. I hate to see this product retire with the launch of the new idea book ! (See full retiring list)

Moving on to the bling --

From the sparkle black flourish cut to fit between the squares, to the grey sparkles used to embellish the initials of my hubby and myself.  The letters I and F were colured using the smokey plum stamp pad while the & symbol was covered in cardstock and sealed with liquid glass.  Lastly, the central embellishment was cut using the artiste cricut cartridge and folded into a spiral shape. The shimmer along the edges was added with the glitter glitz gel.

And for the opposite corner...

I embellished using more black flourish sparkles, foundry pin clips, and black gems on the cricut cut letters.  But what about the spiral flowers?  These were also cut using the cricut artiste cartridge and swirled to form 3-d flowers - Love the dimension they add !  And last but not least I added a quote or two to personalize MY display case.

And that's it... simply lovely  :)

But before you go, I'm sending my love to you with this adorable mailbox made with the Cricut Artiste collection... super cute and quick to make !

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Your next stop on the January Blog Hop is "Nancy Klein's Blog" and if you get lost along the way, you can head to the beginning of the blog hop "My Creations with Michelle"  for a complete blog list.

Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to create your own projects using some of the designs and paper seen along the way. Join us again in February when we will be featuring new products from the 2013 Spring/Summer Idea Book.


  1. The display tray turned out fabulous, and the mailbox is really cute.


  3. Beautiful, Famida! Absolutely beautiful!

  4. Luv, luv the display tray! Beautiful! Mailbox is really cute!

  5. This is elegant. I love your work.

  6. Lovely and so romantic! Would make a great wedding gift. I really like how you cut the flourish to go across a few sections.

  7. Yay fami! Can't wait to make mine!

  8. This is beautiful and very inspiring.

    1. Thanks Cheryl - i can't wait to get it up on my wall !

  9. Your display tray is absolutely beautiful! The little mailbox is cute too. Thanks so much for joining us @ H2H!

  10. Can I say gorgeous! Congratulations on being the February Top Chick on H2H!

  11. Congratulations, Fami! What a gorgeous piece of art! :)

  12. Famida, Congratulations on being our February top chick at H2H . Your display tray is so beautiful.

  13. Absolutely stunning! Congrats on making the Top 10 at H2H!

  14. Faminda -

    Way to go on being picked at the Top Chick at Heart2Heart Challenges! Your display tray is truly stunning!

    Paige - DT