Friday, February 5, 2016

Newton's Nook Designs' Sweet Treats Blog Hop


Hello everyone!  Welcome to the 2016 Newton's Nook Designs' Sweet Treats Blog Hop!  Jen thought it would be fun to inspire you all with some homemade treat holders featuring her adorably illustrated stamps just in time to whip up some Valentine's Day Treats!  

I thought I would show you something a little different and make a few non-traditional Valentine treats.  I hope you like them!

Anyone who knows me knows I am a HUGE fan of EVERYTHING 'DOG' - so I couldn't miss out on the opportunity to make and show off a Valentine for your favorite canine (OOOH!  That rhymes!  Jen - note for future sentiments!  LOL!)



Lab-Adore Clear Valentine Biscuit Box by Crafty Math Chick | Fetching Friendship by Newton's Nook Designs

I took one of those clear acrylic card boxes designed to hold  a set of 4.25" x 5.5" cards & envelopes and filled it with mini Milk Bone Biscuits (yes, Ty was very attentive of his Mommy whilst I created this project, LOL!).  I used a Fiskars paw print border punch on both sides of a strip of Blushing Bride cardstock.  Then I took a strip of white cardstock and created a patterned background using the heart, outline paw print (which is stamped in pink and extremely light in this photo), and solid & outline bone images along with the 'LAB-Adore you!' sentiment, perfect for Valentine's Day!  Then I took the sweet Labrador image from 'Fetching Friendship' that had a tennis ball in his mouth and 'replaced' it with a red heart I punched out by gluing the heart in the appropriate place and paper piecing the top part of his head & upper jaw (which had been stamped separately, colored and fussy cut out) over it - TA DA!  Instant way to make this cute puppy hold anything in his mouth!  Adhered them together and wrapped them around the box as a decorative band - VOILA!  Canine Valentine complete!  :)

I purchased 'Campfire Tails' a long time ago and still had yet to give it any love, so I looked for a way to create a masculine valentine using it.  I have always found masculine valentines to be such a challenge - I know my husband doesn't like seeing pink on cards, so you have to get creative to come up with things to appeal to the men in our lives.  I saw the 'hooked on you' sentiment and thought 'How perfect would this be to pair with Pepperidge Farm Goldfish crackers or Swedish fish?!!'  Not too 'girly' right?  So that is what I did, and since I am a very indecisive person and couldn't decide which snack would appeal to my viewers most - I created toppers for both (plus - double snackage for us that way right?  LOL!)


Winston's Fisherman Valentine Treats by Crafty Math Chick | Campfire Tails by Newton's Nook Designs

So, which coloring of Winston do you like better?  Which treat is your favorite?  A little handy tip - if you buy the small box (designed for home movies for 98 cents at the time of this posting?) the fish come in a little sealed plastic bag already - I just took that (it measured 3.75" wide) and folded one end over and made a topper for it - no reason to simply empty it into an additional plastic baggie, right?  (and am I the only one surprised that is all the Swedish fish you get from such a big box?... just curious)


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We're giving them out to TWO lucky winners!!

Here's how to win:


Comment on the NND blog and Design Team and Guest blogs (see list below)!  Two winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs' release posts.  Make sure you check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win.  You will not know which blogs have been chosen, so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning!  You have until Sunday, February 7th at 9 pm CDT to comment -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Monday, February 8th.


Check out all these awesome Design Team & Guest Blogs below to enter:



Newton's Nook Designs
Lydia Evans
Larissa Heskett
Samantha Mann
Crafty Math-Chick
Jess Gerstner
Stephanie Muzzulin
Danielle Pandeline
Nina-Marie Trapani
Kimberly Rendino
Yukari Yoshioka

Well I hope you liked my projects, even if they were a little different.  Jess Gerstner is next on the hop, I am sure she has created something spectacular for you to see!  Enjoy!

~ Crafty Math Chick

39 comments:

Lori said...

More great inspiration! Those Bears Won My heart!

Barbara Woodson said...

Can't get over how cute these are!

Michele Henderson said...

This is a wonderful idea! I have some guys who would love a little outdoor sportsman treat like this! Adorable!
Take care!
Michele

Melissa said...

Super sweet treat ideas. Can't forget the doggies :)

Oliev said...

Lovely treat bags:-)

Anita said...

These are both fabulous idea. Especially love the little treat box for your doggy!

cghundley said...

Love your canine
valentine holder!
The treat bag
toppers are
darling.
Carla from Utah

Nichole Wade said...

Darling stamps. Cute idea

Queen-of-Cards said...

these are adorable!

Vonnie G. said...

I love your projects! They are so stinkin' cute! Thanks for sharing! Great job!

designbydonna said...

Cute projects. How sweet that you made a gift for your canine friend.

Penelope Brandon said...

Those were adorable!! I especially loved the bears!!

Barbara said...

How cute and the candy matches the tag!

Jasmine Burgess said...

Such cute packaging! Great ideas.

Daria Z. said...

Love that you used the card box as a treat box. Your bag toppers are just adorable.

Patsy Hamm said...

I love both ideas but as the human of 6 furbabies the bone box idea really gave me a chuckle as I always give me friends puppers treats for holidays

Patsy Hamm said...

As the human of 6 pups I love the bone treat box idea as I give friends puppers treats every holiday

Denise Bryant said...

Awesome Valentine treat ideas!

Oh You Made Me Ink said...

All 3 are just adorable! Love the goldfish treat bag! Very Clever!

Shirley said...

So, so cute! Your canine treat puts a smile on my face...neat beautiful idea.

Yogismom said...

So cute! I am using your idea with my Fetching stamp. Having a sweet lab myself makes it perfect!

Tami said...

I'm getting some great ideas for valentines for my coworkers on this hop.

Connie Rucker said...

of course the dog deserves a Valentine too! I love the gummy treat box too!

Diane Jaquay said...

Aww, these are super sweet!!

D.Ann C said...

Oh, the fish treats are fab!!

Jennifer Jackson said...

Both these projects are ADORABLE! I'm sure that Ty appreciates the work that went into his sweet milk bone box! And the fish themed treats are SO CUTE! I love the idea of just using the already bagged movie box treats - and YES, I am surprised how few are in that box! LOL!

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love your doggie treats idea and also the neat ideas for masculine Valentine treat bags.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Adorable projects. Love your packaging of the dog bones. Cool idea

Larissa Heskett said...

SQUEAL!! Such a SWEET TREATS!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Designs!! Greyson has some Bone Grahm Cracker Treats that would be SO CUTE in a Package like the one you made for the Dogs!! HEHEEHEHEHE!! Also, LOVIN th Masculine Designs!! Such FUN Ideas for ALL year round too!! =) THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =) HUGS!!

Christine Canfield said...

aww the lab is so cute!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Your dog treats are so fun and such a cute idea! Also love those goody bags for your hubby! Mine ends up with pink cards lots of times but I tell him they are from the cats and that's what they wanted me to make haha. When I asked him if he minded pink, he said, what choice do I have? Poor guy! BTW, I like black Winston better!

StampinLouie said...

Love the cute fishing bears!

Iris Esther Lopez said...

Both project are great. So cute.

Sue D said...

Love this ideas. I like the Winston on the left better.

TatianaCraftAndArt said...

Dog treats! What a wonderful idea! Really inspiring! Need to try cat once! TFS

Deborah Owens said...

What a great idea--doggy Valentine gift! Love how you've used this set and incorporated it into great V-Day ideas!

Mary Calzadilla said...

Love the treat bag, faboulous projects. The bear is stinkin cute. They are great for lunch snacks.

Alexandra Madison said...

Great treat bag designs! Fun :)

Yuki said...

The doggie treat box is such an awesome idea! And I just love your fish-y valentines! What a great idea to already use the packaging they came in!