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Monday, January 11, 2010

Valentines & Valentine's Party Favors

I made these for my daughter to give out for Valentine's Day. The heart and arrow were cut from the Hello Kitty Greeting Cricut Cart.
The Be My Valentine was cut from the Wild Card Cricut Cart.
Then I just adhered them to individual Valentine Lik-N-Dip Packs and wrote her name in the From space on the other side.

This pic is of the Valentine's Party favor bags that I made for my daughter's class.
For the topper I just cut white cardstock & scored down the middle, rounded the corners & inked with Tim Holtz's Distress Ink Pad (Worn Lipstick). I cut the red cardstock a little smaller, scored down the middle & rounded the corners. Then I used my Tonic Border Punch System with the Paisley II Punch to make the design across the front. (Info about the Tonic Border punch System is at the bottom of this post.) I have the Heats Punch on its way to me, but I was impatient & wanted to get these done over the weekend. I still think it is cute & the boys will like it too. I filled with Misc. Candy, Candy Love Beads, Bookmark, and Decorated Mini Nerds. I then stapled the white part of the topper to the bag. I layered the red part of the topper over the white (adhered with ATG), this hid the staple. From is stamped on the back of the topper & my daughter wrote in her name.

This is the bookmark that I made.
I cut red & white rectangles, just using my paper trimmer. I cut the red ones a little smaller for layering.
I used my Marvy 2 1/2" Scallop Square Punch (red - 2 for each bookmark) and the 2" Square Punch for the white. I ran the white squares through my Cuttlebug using the Love Stamp Embossing Folder. Then I used the Tonic 2-in-1 Arrowhead Corner Punch on the bottom of the white rectangles. The red rectangles were run through my Cuttlebug using the Doves & Hearts (Christmas Set) Sizzix Embossing Plates. I adhered the red rectangles the the white ones tucking the corners into the punched corners. I adhered the red squares on the top, white on top of that. I white doodle dots around the scallop square. I used a 2 slot hole punch on the top left corner & threaded ribbon & tied a knot bow. I then adhered the other red square to the back for a finished off look.

This is the covered Mini Nerds that I decorated.
The inspiration for this came from Angie @ Chic'n Scratch Live. You can see her video for her Valentine Nerds HERE. I'm sure her instructions were clear, but I was doing these in the middle of the night & was confused for some reason (not unusual for me in the middle of the night or not when it comes to measurements - LOL). So this is how I did them.
Red cardstock 4 5/16" x 1 5/8" - Scored @ 5 /16" on both ends then on one end @ 1 13/16" & 2 7/16". I ran it through my Cuttlebug using the Spots & Dots Embossing Folder
I cut the scallop tag from the Plantin School Book Cricut Cart. @ 1 1/2" in white & 1 1/2" shadow in red. I stamped in Worn Lipstick Distressed Inkpad the xoxoxo Studio G $1 Clear Stamps (Feb. Set) on the white tags. layered the white & red tags.
Tied a ribbon knot bow around the box. Using red thread attached the tags to the ribbon.

Tonic Border Punch System Information:
To see videos about it:
Tonic Border Punch System Videos parts 1 & 2
Tonic Boot Punch Videos parts 1 & 2
Tonic Border Punch System Information: Click HERE
To order or for more info, contact Cheryl Horton / Inspire Me HERE
Cheryl is a dear to work with and will answer any questions that you have.
Thanks for looking. Questions & comments are always welcomed.


Nilda said...

too cute .. I love the party favors. very nice work.

thank you for playing along at

Saxo Stamper said...

Lori - I LOVE it

Best wishes


Lynne said...

Wow!! These are super!!
Lynne JB DT

Lori (THCEO) said...

These are super cute!

Lori C.

Kandi Phillips said...

Super cute projects! I bet all the kids will love these! Thanks for playing with us at Just Buggin!

Kandi *JB DT*

Mindy (Scrappy and Piggy) said...

those are great. I always want to make such cute things for my daughter's class and I never get them done. great job!!!

LiveLaughScrap said...

Thanks Everyone,
I love the comments!!
It helps that she only has 13 in her class. If she had 20-30+, I problably would not get it done either, or not as much anyway.