Saturday, February 9, 2008

Valentine Treats ...

While playing around in the Stamp Garage last month, figuring out what valentine stamp projects to include in my class, I decided one of the projects should be "3-D" ... as in, not just another card. Well, of course chocolate and Valentine's Day go great together so a chocolate-filled cello bag was a start. I didn't want to make the project to complicated or time consuming (we're all crunched for time) and wanted something beyond the standard tag ... enter the punches! Lots of them!

For this project, I used 6 punches:

  • Scallop Circle
  • 1 3/8" Circle
  • 1 1/4" Circle
  • 1" Circle
  • 1/2" Circle
  • Double Rectangle

Stamp Sets: I used 'Circle of Friendship' and 'Little Pieces.'
Cardtstock: Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip, Pink Passion, Whisper White
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Pink Passion

Steps to make your own sweet treats goodie bag ...

Punch out one piece of Pink Passion cardstock using the Scallop Circle punch. Then punch two rectangle slots from your Pink Passion scallop circle using the Double Rectangle punch.

Next, punch out a Pretty in Pink circle using a 1 3/8" Circle punch and a Chocolate Chip circle using a 1 1/4" Circle punch. Then, stamp your favorite saying from the 'Circle of Friendship' stamp set using Chocolate Chip ink on Whisper White cardstock. Punch out the image using a 1" Circle punch. Stamp your favorite image from 'Little Pieces' in Pink Passion ink on Pretty in Pink cardstock and punch out using a 1/2" Circle punch. Adhere the 3 larger circles using your favorite adhesive -- leave the 1/2" circle for later.

Run a piece of ribbon through the slots on the Pink Passion scallop (I used pink and white gingham ribbon that is 3/16" wide). Next, attach the Pretty in Pink (1 3/8")circle to the front of the Pink Passion scallop using a couple Stampin' Dimensionals. (Be sure that your ribbon runs out the back of the scallop so that you can tie your treat topper to the cello bag.) Adhere the small Pretty in Pink (1/2") circle to the center of your 'Circle of Friendship' (1") circle using a Stampin' Dimensional.

You're now ready to fill your cello bag with your treat of choice and tie on the scallop decoration. Voila!

For my treats, I used small cello bags (3" x 5") - they were the perfect size to share a small handful of Hershey's Kisses.

Hope you have a great Valentine's Day next week. And, if you're not celebrating Valentine's Day - use black cardstock for your scallop and go with an Anti-Valentine's Day treat ... everyone loves chocolate. ;)


Jenn Brown said...

Genius! Love the punch in the back to pass the ribbon through! Thanks for such a cute idea!

Laura said...

I love the double rectangle punch tip, too! So simple yet I probably would never have thought of it.
Love your blog!

HeArt Collective said...

I want to take a class with you... let me know when and where you are teaching!