Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Valentine Marshmallows

Sunday was Marshmallow Day.  It's not an official Wacky Holiday, it just happens to be the Sunday before Valentine's Day and also corresponds to the week of my semi-annual oncologist check-up.  On my winter visit it has become a tradition for me to bring the office staff some of my homemade cinnamon and vanilla marshmallows.   Since I do a batch of each I have enough to share with my friends and cohorts and this is how I packaged them this year.

The heart above was stamped using the set You Are Loved.  I inked the stamp with my markers, reactivating with my breath before I stamped it.  I then went over the design with the fine tip end of the markers to solidify the colors.   This set was in the mini catalog last year and I thought that I had missed out on it, but was very glad to see it in the big catalog this year.  

On the doily below I used a stamp from Just Believe, stamping several times in Rose Red ink without reinking to get the layers of color.  I cut the center out of another doily to make the mask.  The heart in Cherry Cobbler came from the hearts embosslit and is popped up.  

Inside each box (which were a clearance find at the Christmas Tree Shop a few years ago for $1 for a package of 6) I put three cinnamon and three vanilla marshmallows.  

All together I was able to fill 23 boxes (as well as a larger box of a dozen-and-a-half to the dr. office).  The one's with the heart proved to be a little time-consuming which is why I came up with the second design.   I'll be passing them out at work and to some friends over the next couple of days.  

1 comment:

  1. Lorraine, I can't believe you markered up that stamp more than just once - that's a real labour of love but it does look just fabulous. And I know your marshmallows are good too!!


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