Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Easy Valentine Treats

I really love this time of year. Love is in the air and there's so many fun ideas to try with making Valentine's.

My girls and I make our Valentines every year and their classes are quite big. So whatever it is we make has to be EASY.

I came up with this cute treat holder.






This "box" is made with the two tags die 115954 21.95. You can even fold the cardstock in half and make two tags at once. I wouldn't do more than two layers since there's a score line and the thickness can make it cut instead of score.


Adhere the two tags together like this:

I used snail because it's quicker and it's for kids at school. (They may not keep this cute box forever. LOL).  But you could use sticky strip for a better hold.




Next you stamp the whale with Pool Party Ink, cut it out with the clearlet, draw cute eyelashes and a mouth, then add a bow with our bakers twine. I did sponge a little on the box and whale image.

How do you store your sponges? I use this glass jar for keeping them handy.





You can even wash and reuse the sponges. 101610  3.50 for three whole ones.

Here's another trick for making longer tags for your sayings. I like the rounded ends. What you need to do first is cut the saying down so that it's narrow enough to fit into the punch like so:


Punch each end separately. You can pop these elements up with dimensionals. I added some ribbon from the Sale-a-bration catalog.

Here's the finished product. The Brachs conversation hearts fit perfect in it.




Here's another version of it.







I hope you enjoyed the step by step instructions. Here's a list of supplies used:

Word Window Punch    119857  15.95
Pool Party Cardstock  122924   6.95
Primrose Petals Cardstock  126841  6.95
Very Vanilla Cardstock   101650   8.50
Oh, Whale! stamp set clear  129132   16.95
Clearlits Die Happy Whale  129403   7.50
More Amore Specialty Designer Series Paper  129309   12.95
Sycamore Street Ribbon and Button Pack   130812   FREE with a 50.00 order

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