Saturday, February 4, 2012

Sweet Valentine Treats!

It's coming!
Just 10 short days and we'll be celebrating all things LOVE.
I don't know about you, but I'm excited about a couple of things - the chocolate and the dark chocolate!

Really though, I enjoy Valentine's Day because it gives me a chance to show a little something extra to the special people in my life. I've found that it doesn't have to be something elaborate to put a smile on someone's face. In fact, sometimes it's the sweet little touches that make the day special.

Here's a couple of cute, quick ideas that might help you put a smile on your Valentine's face this year!

This tiny treat pouch was a cinch to make with our Pillow Box die and the Big Shot. I used a piece of Melon Mambo Patterns Designer Series Paper (their are four designs to choose from in that pack!) and simply cut it out with my Pillow Box Die. If you do this, be sure to use the Crease Pad with the Die so the fold lines crease only and don't cut through.
I inserted 3 pieces of wrapped chocolate - Hershey Nuggets I think - and folded in the ends. A piece of Pretty in Pink Satin Ribbon was tied around the middle in a double knot to hold the ends in place. It can be easily slipped off to get to the treat inside.
I made the tag with the new Framelits Labels Dies. The greeting, from the Got Treats stamp set, was stamped on a piece of Whisper White cardstock in Melon Mambo ink before being cut out with the right size Die. I punched out a tiny heart from Silver Glimmer Paper and adhered it to the bottom of the tag, then punched a hole in the top so I could tie the tag on with some Whisper White Baker's Twine.
So simple! You could make a bunch of these in no time flat!

Here's a non caloric treat for you:

I used our new Skinny Cello Bags for this one, inserting two Valentine pencils into the bag. The topper was made with both sets of the new Framelits Dies - Hearts and Labels. I stamped the bicycle image from the Take it to Heart stamp set on a piece of Whisper White cardstock in Real Red ink. It's cut out with the Hearts Die and then glittered around the edges with Dazzling Diamonds Glitter.
Next, I cut out two pieces of Real Red cardstock with the right size Labels Die. These were adhered around the top of the sealed bag with Tombow Multi Adhesive.
I tied a bow out of the White Organza Ribbon and adhered it to the front Red label then adhered the heart piece over it.
Again, simple, easy and sweet!

I hope these simple ideas have inspired you in your Valentine treat making this week. I really enjoyed designing them and I'm anxious to make more for some special people in my life. I just hope I can resist the open bag of chocolate long enough to fill the treat pouches. Be strong, Robin!!

Happy Saturday everyone - go stamp something fun!

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