Well hello everyone! Can you believe it's almost the end of January already and will be Valentines' Day soon?? OMGoodness.....I'm so excited that today's theme for the Crafty Designers Day at Craft Junkie Too was create a Valentines' Day project for a class (cards, treats, etc.)....something that's easy to mass produce!
Well last year I created the recycled papertowel roll treats for Carley's class & teachers at daycare! They they turned out so cute I thought. And since that post (at the time, I could not recall where I 'lifted' the idea for them), I do remember now of course where I got the idea for them.....I just ironically didn't know that just a few short months later, I'd be on that crafty person's team!! :) Thanks Tracy! :)
So this year, I wanted to create something different (even though my hubby has fussed all year long about me saving papertowel rolls! ha!) Now, I have to give credit where credit is due on this year's Valentine treat.....and I wanted to create an easily mass produced treat! So I was browsing all my crafty friends' blogs for ideas and found this treat on Nikki's blog, Crafty Nikki. She has some awesome stuff!
Of course, these really weren't that hard to reproduce.....it's just that I LOVE to embellish and well, that was a lot of detail.....but that's what it's about right!?! Valentines' Day.....LOVE? :) You could definitely go much simpler on these and use already patterend cardstock, or stickers, etc. but like I said, I LOVE to embellish and detail!
So first of all, I want to give credit as well to Karen at Papercraft Memories for the wordart I used to create the tags for these treats! She has some amazing stuff over there....check out her blog!
So here's all the pieces it took to create these treats that I made.....all 19 of them! I know, why such an odd number.....well......I sorta had to sample some of the candy so therefore there were only 19 left! ha! But really, that's exactly how many people I had listed as well. But actually I'll probably make a few more, but will have to get more candy of course to do so! :)
I loved the idea that Nikki had for these treats, but I did change the measurements up a little for mine.....I basically started with 8.5" x 11"sheets of red, pink, and white cardstock and cut them in half lengthwise. I used my Creative Memories corner punch as well on these. Then I scored them from each end at 4.25" and folded them to create a tent card. Then I simply used several patterned 12x12 Valentine papers and cut them into 3x4 rectangles and attached matching ones on each side of the cards.....yup, that was 38 of them I cut! :)
I used two cartridges for my heart images. For the top layer hearts with the initials and the word "from:", I cut them at 2.25" from the Simply Sweet cartridge. I just cut each initial for each child and teacher they were for, then I ran them thru my Cuttlebug in the Distressed Stripes folder for added texture. Then I cut the 'frilly' bottom layer hearts at 2.5" from the Doodlecharms cartridge. Who knew that they were the same shaped heart? :)
There were the yummy treats that I attached with a glue dot on the inside of the tent cards! :) After putting these on the inside, I also cut a strip of red tulle a little wider than the treat and slid it behind the candy so there was a little showing on the sides.....sorta like a bowtie! (You can sorta see it in the picture below.)
I assemble the layered hearts then attached them to the cards/treats. I punched holes with my Crop-A-Dile, then tied on
I attached the 'from:' hearts onto the back of the treats and stamped a small heart and wrote Carley's name on them.
Here's the side view of their yummy, cute treats! :)
This one is Carley's of course.....she had to have one from mommy too! :) But here is where I used the wordart from Karen and just simply printed these cute "A friend loveth at all times" tags off onto white cardstock, trimmed them, used my corner punch on them, and then my Fiskars circle punch on the bottom of them...under the verse. Of course, these were all for her 'friends'!
The pink tags below (even though the picture makes them look purple), I made with my Creative Memories tag punch and again, printed wordart from Karen.....saying "Thank you for loving me".....these went on the ones for her teachers. :)
These are the teachers' treats! I love them!!
I hope all of her friends and teachers love them too! They'll have a little Valentine party on Valentines' Day at her daycare so I plan to go and give these out....since I don't have school on Tuesdays! :)
I hope these inspired you to create some 'loving' projects and come back anytime! Be sure to check out the other designers' treats as they have some really cool ideas to share! :)
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