Let’s Make a Valentine Candy Bag with Memento and Delicata

Let's Make a Valentine Candy Bag with Memento and Delicata

by LeeAnn McKinney

I enjoy making candy bags as gifts, I created this style of bags for Christmas for both mine and my husbands co-workers, and here I am making them for Valentines Day as well. Using Memento inkpads and markers along with Delicata and VersaFine Clair, I created this fun candy bag with the help of a Lawn Fawn Stamp and My Favorite Things Stencil. Enjoy!

versafine clair in nocturne
VersaFine Clair in Nocturne
memento tuxedo black
Memento Inkpad – Tuxedo Black
memento pink inkpad
Memento Inkpad – Angel Pink
delicata pink shimmer
Delicata – Pink Shimmer


Memento MarkersLondon Fog and Lady Bug

Acrylic Block


lawn fawn stamps

Lawn Fawn

Stinkin’ Cute Stamp Set

My Favorite Things

Lots of Love Stencil

Tear It Tape


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See How To Make 3D Flowers For A Scrapbook Layout

by Elina Stromberg

See How To Make 3d Flowers For A Scrapbook Layout

Lots and lots of flowers make a girly scrapbook layout bloom! There are many ready-made flower embellishments in the market, but I prefer making the embellishments myself. That way I can easily make sure that the flowers have just the right shape, size, and color to match my project. In addition to punched and die-cut flowers, I like to use my flower stamps to embellish my card creations and scrapbook pages. Coloring and fuzzy-cutting flowers are pure crafting mindfulness!

Stamped flowers don’t have to be dull flat decorations. Once the flowers are cut out, I press them gently on the palm of my hand. This lifts up the petals, and when glued on is applied only to the center of the flower the finished look is lovely dimensional.

Skill: Advanced
Time: 2 hours


Step 1

Stamp flowers and leaves on heavy white cardstock. When coloring with alcohol markers, use (black) Memento ink for stamping. When coloring with watercolors or watercolor pencils, use (black) VersaFine Clair or VersaFine ink.

Step 2

Color the flowers and leaves with alcohol markers, watercolors or color pencils. Use both lighter and darker tones of the colors of your choice. Add white highlights with a white pastel pen/charcoal pencil. Cut out.

Step 3

Trim two strips of patterned/colored papers, either horizontal or slightly slanted. Place a narrow strip on top of the page and a bit wider strip on the bottom. Adhere with double-sided tape and secure by sewing a wide zig zag over the edge. Using small pieces of tape fasten off the ends of the sewing yarn on the back of the page.

Step 4

Stencil light pink patterns on the background paper. Dab the ink through the stencil with a sponge dauber. 

Step 5

Stamp hints of texture on the stenciled pattern: Keep the stamp in your hand and bend it when inking and stamping. This way you can create small partial stamped patterns on the paper; you don’t want the stamped pattern to stand out too much!

Step 6

Stamp small embellishments on white or light patterned paper using the same VersaFine Clair color as was used on decorating the background. Cut out.

Step 7

Layer photo on pieces of patterned papers. Decorate photo with stamped and fuzzy cut images.

Step 8

Use a long ruler to align the title text letters. Grid lines of the craft mat will help in aligning. Plan the sticker placement carefully, as you will not be able to reposition them; they stick firmly on the photo! Press flowers on the palm of your hand to gently bend the petals. Glue on the page building clusters of flowers. Fold the leaves in half, put a drop of glue on the back and tuck under the flowers. Add small stamped and fuzzy-cut embellishments around the flowers.

Step 9

Write journaling on the page with a white gel pen.


  • Patterned paper in size 12” x 12” for layout background (Studio Calico May ’13)
  • Strips of solid color and patterned paper
  • Pieces of patterned papers to mat the photo
  • Stencil – 13 Arts ‘Stained Glass’
  • Stamps – Honey Bee: ‘Spring Blossom,’ Wycinanka: ‘Lorem ipsum,’ Carabelle Studio: ‘Mini Textures’
  • Letter stickers: American Crafts
  • White gel pen
  • Sewing machine
  • White sewing yarn
  • Glue
  • Double-sided tape
  • Scissors