Valentine’s Wrapped with Love

Valentine's Wrapped with Love Valentine's Day ProjectsNow that all of your holiday decorations are packed away in the attic, rafters, basements or storage units, what’s next? Valentine’s Day! No more red and green! Get your minds set with red and pink! It’s time for hearts, cherubs and love! Whether you give a box of those cute little conversation hearts, a little sack of treats (hopefully homemade!) or a basket of cutesy lovey, heart-sy things, it’s all about the presentation, right?Valentine's Wrapped with Love craft supplies

Okay so I was one of those moms (when my girls were little) that couldn’t wait for those school projects and class parties! Crazy, right? Not to me! I always wanted to sign up for the snacks and treats! When the assignments came in the backpacks for a project due, you bet I was halfway out the door, ready to head for the local craft stores!

Valentine's Wrapped with Love craft suppliesI pretended to ignore “Mom, can’t we have an after school snack first?” Hello….we had to get to the stores before the other eager moms! I know I know…it wasn’t my project, but I sure had fun helping it “come to life”!

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The class parties were always fun! Whether I signed up for the craft project or not, at least I knew my girls would be bringing treats to their little classmates. Wrapping up the goodies in a way different than how they were on the store shelves was the best! My girls are all older now and their class parties are long gone, but now I wrap, pack and ship to my 3 lovelies! A care package for every holiday!

Papercrafting has always been my “thing”, and working in the craft industry with Sizzix, how lucky am I?! My friends at Sizzix all know how I love anything mini! They call it “Debbie size”! To me, a tiny version of regular everyday things is just so gosh darn cute, so when my good friend Janette of janettelane.blogspot.com gave me a mini version of a grocery cart, I about fell over! Isn’t it just the cutest thing ever! Valentine's Wrapped with Love Shopping CartWhether I’m snipping and trimming with scissors or doing some die cutting with my Sizzix Big Shot machine, I take my little grocery cart down my craft supply “aisles” and do some “shopping” in my own home! Valentine's Wrapped with Love Big Shot making ValentinesSo my friends, come along…gather some papers, heart dies, stickers, etc., we’ve got some crafting to do!

Some of the things I’d “LOVE” for you to use:

Adhesive (double-sided tape, tape runner or quick dry liquid glue)
Baker’s twine/ribbon
Cardstock, patterned and solids (Valentine themed scrapbooking papers)
Doilies
Paper treat bags
Plastic treat bags
Rubber stamps
Scissors
Treats
Valentine themed stickers
Washi tape (decorative tissue tape, available here and at all craft stores)

Valentine Craft
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A Sweet “Tray” of Love

Author Debbie

Ingredients

  • Hershey Mini Chocolate Bars
  • cardstock, patterned or solid color
  • 1 piece cardstock, cut to 2 1/2” x 3” for the “tray”. Adjust length only if using more than 3 chocolates).
  • 3 assorted pieces patterned paper or cardstock, cut to 1 1/2” x 3” (to wrap around each Hershey Mini)
  • Clear treat bags
  • Baker's twine
  • Tape runner or double sided tape

Instructions

  1. To create the “tray”, take the 2 1/2” x 3” piece of card stock, and using the point of a scissor and the edge of a ruler, carefully score a straight line 1/4” in on the 2 long sides. Fold up “walls” to create the rim on the long sides.

  2. Using the 1 1/2” x 3” assorted pieces of card stock, wrap around the chocolate minis and adhere with tape.

  3. Place a small piece of adhesive underneath each wrapped chocolate to prevent from sliding. Adhere to the tray.
  4. Place the “Sweet Tray of Love” inside the treat bag and tie with bakers twine.

 

Valentine Cup craft
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Cup of Love

*My friend Wendy found some “Debbie size” paper cups for me! When ordering the cute mini cups, please note that the lids and cups are sold separately and in different increments. You can find them here in minimum order quantity of 50! Lids are sold separately here in a minimum quantity of 100. 

Author Debbie

Ingredients

  • paper cups with lids, hot beverage type, you will need one extra cup to use for a pattern
  • cardstock, Valentine themed patterned and solid scrapbooking papers
  • baker's twine
  • tape runner or double sided tape
  • treats
  • shredded tissue paper
  • die cut hearts or Valentine themed stickers
  • paper straw, pink/white or red/white (these are easily found at craft stores.)

Instructions

  1. Using your extra cup and your sharpest scissors, carefully cut all around the top and base about 1/4” down from the lip and 1/4" up from the base of the cup. Try to keep your edges straight and the center piece kept in one long piece. Discard the lip and base, but keep what was once the “wall” of the cup. This will be your template.

  2. Using your template, trace it onto your patterned and or solid papers. *IMPORTANT* When tracing, have the good side of the paper up and the good side of the template up OR the opposite (wrong side down of the papers and wrong side down of the template). The reason this is important is because with the “curve”…the decorative papers won’t lay right when wrapped around the cup.

  3. Using the traced decorative papers, wrap them around each of your cups, adhering with your double-sided tape.

  4. Embellish with die cuts, baker's twine, stickers or stamped images.

  5. Fill with shredded tissue and treats.

  6. Secure with the lid and add the cute paper straw for a fun finishing touch!

Valentine Heart craft
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A Heart Full of Love

Author Debbie

Ingredients

  • cardstock, patterned and solids 6” x 12” (Valentine themed scrapbooking papers)
  • baker's twine
  • tape runner or double sided tape
  • plastic treat bags
  • treats
  • die cut hearts or Valentine themed stickers
  • Sizzix Bigz heart die with the Sizzix Big Shot machine (optional), Links to these products below
  • heart shape to trace from

Instructions

  1. Fold the 6” x 12” piece of card stock in half, short side up to create a 6” x 6” folded piece of paper.

  2. With folded edge closet to you, fold it up again by 1/4” or so.

    Valentine craft
  3. If using a Sizzix Bigz heart die or a heart shape to trace from, place the folded portion closest to you. (*If using the Sizzix Big Shot see below.)

  4. Before tracing, place the heart shape to trace from on top of the folded paper (heart point at bottom).

  5. Slide the heart shape down about 1/3 inch. The point of the heart should be hanging off of the fold. Peek ahead to the photo after Step 6, there is no heart point. The reason for this is to save your folds and not cut 2 individual hearts.

  6. Trace and cut out your heart.

    Valentine craft
  7. Open up the heart. You will see 3 crease lines in the center connected area of the heart.

  8. Pinch up the center score line to create a “mountain” in the middle.

    Valentine craft
  9. Fill your treat bag with love and goodness. Tie to close with twine.

  10. Place the pouch of treats inside the heart.

    Valentine Heart craft
  11. Close the top of heart with adhesive.

    Valentine Heart craft
  12. Embellish front with stickers, die cuts or rubber stamp images.

  13. Finish it off with a ribbon or more twine. Adhere ribbon/bow to the top.

Recipe Notes

Gr8 Note:

*If using the Sizzix Big Shot machine, place the Bigz heart die on the cutting pad, bottom of the heart closest to you, blade side up. Place the folded paper on top of the blades, with the folded edge closest to you. Slide the paper up about 1/3” inch exposing the heart point of the blade at the bottom. The reason for this is, you want to “save” your folds. If you don’t see a portion of the blades showing, you will just cut 2 complete hearts.

Valentine Doily craft
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Delicate Doily of Love

Author Debbie

Ingredients

  • 7" doily
  • baker's twine
  • sugar candy straws, licorice or any long narrow candy
  • adhesive
  • die cut hearts or Valentine themed stickers

Instructions

  1. Fold the doily in half.

  2. With folded edge closet to you, fold it up again, 1/4”.

  3. Open up the doily. You will see 3 crease lines in the center.

  4. Pinch up the center score line to create a “mountain” in the middle.

  5. Fill with sweetness of choice, tied together with twine.

Valentine Washi Bag craft
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Sealed “Washi” Kiss

Author Debbie

Ingredients

  • Washi tape, assorted patterns/colors
  • flat gift bags
  • solid color cardstock
  • treats
  • shredded tissue, (optional)

Instructions

  1. Decorate bags with Washi tape.

  2. Completely cover a piece of card stock with Washi tape and die cut with Sizzix Bigz or Framelit heart die.

    Washi Tape Heart
  3. Fill bags with shredded tissue, treats and/or Washi tape die cut hearts.

4 COMMENTS

  1. Debi Walton | 29th Jan 17

    Great post Debbie. Go figure why I’m especially partial to this one. Matthew entered Middle school this year, so no more class parties which put me out of my Party Craft Leader job. But, I can still make special treats for each grandchild.

    • Debbie | 29th Jan 17

      Thank you Debi! I’m always excited to share my passion for paper with all of our Great 8 Friends! I’m sure your grandkids will love every creation you deliver with ❤️! I bet they’ll share the same love for crafting!

  2. Claudia Kerns | 29th Jan 17

    Wow!!!! These are super cute!!

    • Debbie | 29th Jan 17

      Thanks Lon! You know how I love my paper! Couldn’t wait to share this one with everyone!

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