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Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentines' Day!

Hope you all had a great Valentines' Day! My day was pretty good even though it started out and ended a little rough......Carley has strep throat!  So taking care of her and working from home some will be my day tomorrow I'm sure!  But I wanted to share with all the valentine cards & treats I created this weekend for all of her buddies at daycare!  I got the idea for the treat from a fellow blogger but for the life of me CANNOT remember who it was.....I feel really bad for not remembering but as soon as I do, I'll give her credit!  I liked her idea of recycling the cardboard tubes from papertowels, filled them & decorated them!  They turned out great!  Everyone liked them!

I covered them with different Valentine patterned paper I had, then used my George and Basic Shapes cartridge to cut the different heart shapes.  I used my Paisley cartridge to cut the "xoxo" sentiment to go on the treat containers.  Then I filled them with all sorts of Valentine candy. Mmmm!

I finished them off with a piece of ribbon at the top and metal brads at the bottom and some small shiny heart stickers as well.

The cards & envelopes I cut from the Going Places cartridge and added the hearts cut from the George and Basic Shapes cartridge.

Added some Valentine stamps on the inside and a doily look on the edge of the card from my Martha Stewart Doily punch, which I love to use, if you didn't know already! lol

As Carley gets older, I know she'll definitely have a hand in helping me with her Valentines as well as many other crafts we come up with!  It will be fun I'm sure!  :)  Have a great week!


  1. hi shelley..thanks for popping by my blog and for your lovely words ...good luck in the your

  2. Wow, very nice!!! I am sure all the little ones will love them! I hope your daughter is feeling better very soon. TFS, your new follower Cathryn67 <3

  3. Those little boxes are adorable. TFS

  4. What a great idea! I never would have thought of using my toilet paper tubes this way. So creative!


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