Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Valentine Sweets Store

Welcome to Glenda's Cards!
Surprise! I have a project to share with you today that is not a card!
I recently bought the Cricut Sweet Tooth Boxes cartridge and immediately knew which would be my first project to try. I had so much fun being a paper carpenter and I am really pleased with my results. Designer double-sided patterned papers are from K&Company Kelly Panacci Valentine Pad that was bought last Valentine. For the house, I chose the pretty little hearts paper. I was working with the Cricut Craft Room and No 4 Store on page 26. I noticed the handbook shows the store image is the third cut on top line, but it is marked incorrectly. The store is actually the fourth key on the keypad. Cuts were at 10".
To make the store you must cut the main image twice and then there are four layer cuts which have several different pieces. On one layer cut, I used the hide contour feature and separated the images so I could use different papers for some of the images.

I used the Cuttlebug Distressed Stripes folder on the white door facing.  Do you like the pink polka dot door!  The heart on the door is hand cut from one of the pieces of designer paper.
Here is a view of the back of the store building. I love the little window. I run the white paper through the Distressed Stripes folder also. The flower pot and flower cuts are on one of the layer cuts. I added some Recollections Floral Embellishments flowers. On some of the flowers, I added two layers of flowers, a yellow button and some pop-dots for dimension.
This is a side view of the little store. I thought the pretty striped paper would be good for the roof - actually reminds me of a storefront awning!  The Sweets signpost was a little taller than I wanted--it went up in the awning so I cut some of pole off. For an extra spash of Valentine look, I added a ribbon bow from ribbon that was in my stash!
I cut the word Sweets twice and placed the word on each side of the sign. A piece of Cricut cartridge packaging was cut and glued inside the windows.
Hope you enjoy my little house of love! I will  place some candy in it and use it for a Valentine party  decoration!

Cooking With Cricut - Ch. 70 Anything but a Card with Yellow and Polka Dots
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Use stripe paper
Whimsical Designs - Love is in the Air- create a love themed home decor project
Die Cuttin Divas - Ch 50 - Anything Goes
Frosted Designs - Recipe- 3 Patterned papers, 2 buttons and 1 word title ( Hope I do not have too many buttons)
Decorate To Celebrate - Valentine party project
My Craft Spot - Anything Goes
Exploring Cricut - 123 Choice- 1 ribbon, 2 Cricut cuts, 3 brads, jewels or buttons
Passionately Artistic - Linking Party


  1. Glenda, This is AMAZING! I LOVE it so much! What a PERFECT decoration for Valentines Day! So much fun!
    Have a Super night!

  2. this is really cute I love this cart so many possiblities thank you for joining us at decorate to celebrate

  3. Wow Glenda you did a great job thanks for sharing!!!

  4. This is so, so adorable!! I love how you incorporated the Recipe Challenge into your project! Thanks for playing along with us @ Frosted Designs!! :)

  5. Glenda, what a beautiful little house!! I love that you were a "paper carpenter" -- Such a sweet title!! :) So many adorable details (the sign and the windows)... I'm so glad you shared this!! :)

    Thanks so much for decorating your celebrations at the Decorate To Celebrate! Challenge Blog!

    Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com
    and Decorate To Celebrate!

  6. Glenda, this is such a sweet project and I just love the paper you chose to make it with! TFS and thanks for playing with us again this week at Cooking With Cricut.
    ~Madison funkycards.blogspot.com

  7. This is just toooo cute! Way to go on the recipe challenge at Frosted Designs you did a super job with this adorable project. Thnaks for joining us and I will have to remember this for future ideas for a party.

  8. Eeeekk Glenda-love this! I've made the larger house from Sweet Treats into a Gingerbread house so I can appreciate the work you put into this. Thanks so much or linking with CWC- Holly CWC DT

  9. Wow! This is amazing, hard to believe this is made out of paper! Great Job!! Thanks for joining us at Cooking with Cricut this week!
    Heather P

  10. So fabulous! I love this cartridge, and you did an amazing job with this cut! I love the paper you chose, and all the little details you added just complete the whole thing. Thanks so much for joining us this week at CWC. :)

  11. OH MY GOSH ... this is SO ADORABLE Glenda! I just bought that Cricut cartridge and after seeing your AWESOME creation, can't wait to play with it!

    What a FABULOUS use of striped paper! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘STRIPES’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'

  12. This is such a cute project! I love how you incorporated the buttons! I hope you'll join us again at Frosted Designs!

  13. Glenda, this is adorable. This is a great Valentine decoration. The papers are perfect. Love all your little details.

  14. Wonderful 3d house!! This looks great!

    Thanks for sharing!
    -Kemma, CookingWithCricut Design Team

  15. Oh my gosh, this is so awesome, Glenda!! I love the sweet sign and the flowers around the base!! So, so fabulous!! I'm going to need this cart now!! Thanks so much for playing along at Decorate to Celebrate!

    Decorate to Celebrate DTM

  16. This is gorgeous Glenda. I bought this cart just for this box!! Love your valentine sweets store and all the pretty ribbon and flowers.
    Jayne x

  17. Glenda! This is so adorable! I have yet to check out Cricut Craft Room. I may have to... TFS :)

  18. Wow! Glenda, this is amazing. I just got the cart but haven't tried anything. Your house is just as cute as can be. Love it!!
    Thanks for sharing at CWC.

  19. Love, Love, Love this super sweet house! The colors are so fun and cheery! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at My Craft Spot this week!

  20. This is so stinkin' cute! All of the details in the grass and flowers... Love it! Thanks for joining us at Exploring Cricut!

  21. You did a great job on your little store.

  22. Hi Glenda, what an adorable little house or sweet shop. It is gorgeous. You did a wonderful job. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

  23. oh my goodness, this is adorable. Thanks for playing along with us at Decorate to Celebrate.

  24. WOW!!! You did an awesome job on your sweet shop! I so love it!! Thank you so very much for joining our challenge at Exploring Cricut!!!! :)

  25. Glenda, this sweet shoppe turned out awesome! I absolutely love it:) The papers and details are just amazing!
    Sherrie K

  26. Oh my gosh Glenda, this is fantastic! Wonderful job at paper choosing and everything! I just love it!

  27. Glenda this is so pretty! The ribbon, and the buttons add such a sweet touch. So inspiring. Thank you for joining us over at Whimsical Wednesdays. Hugs!

  28. WOW! Gorgeous creation =) Those papers are fabulous and your project is a doozy! Thanks for playing along with The Sisterhood of Crafters for our Stripes Challenge!

  29. Glenda this is AWESOME!!!! I love the valentine shop! The papers are fabulous and I LOVE the flower border! Thanks for playing at Whimsical Wednesdays!

  30. Super cute! The detailing is amazing. Thanks for joining us at Exploring Cricut:)

  31. This is definitely the cutest little treat box. I sure wish I had this cart now so I could make these for school. I know the students and teachers would love them.

    Carson's Creations

  32. WOW!! such a lovely house and I love all the details!!!Thanks for joining us over at Decorate to Celebrate!!

  33. Such a beautiful project and so glad you entered our challenge at Exploring Cricut.

  34. This is absolutely gorgeous! I don't even know what to say I love best because everything is fantastic. I love all those little yellow buttons, the gorgeous papers, the sweet ribbon... every teeny tiny element is marvelous. Beautifully created! Thank you for playing along with us at Whimsical Wednesday! :o)

    Hugs and blessings!

  35. Pretty Valentine creation. Like the paper choices you used. I may be trying to make one of these & hope that mine would be 1/2 as nice as yours.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  36. Visiting from DTC and this is adorable! I hope to someday get into doing the little houses on some of my Cricut cartridges but I just haven't yet. Yours is fabulous!

  37. This is just the cutest little house. Fabulous job.
    Thanks for playing along at DCD and My Craft Spot!

  38. I saw this on the Sisterhood of Crafters blog and had to drop by. This is soooo adorable! Love it!