Easy-to-make Valentine gifts for all ages!

31 Jan

My goal was to blog everyday! I’m pushing my deadline today! It’s 11:43…almost tomorrow. But, I’m bound and determined that I’m posting today! So, it may be late but here it is!

I hope you enjoy these little Valentine gift ideas! My stampers made all three of these at Stamp Camp on Saturday!

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A gift that's on the mark!

To create this bookmark: Cut Rose Red cardstock to 2″ x 5-1/2″. Cut Springtime Vintage Designer Series Paper (Occasions Mini, p. 19) to 1-7/8″ x 5-1/4″. Use the Eyelet Border Punch to punch the bottom edge of both pieces, before adhering them together. I used an old punch on the top corners but you could use a different punch or choose to leave it unpunched. Use the Full Heart Extra Large Punch to punch the heart out of the DSP, leaving the Rose Red heart peeping through. I looped the Victoria Crochet Trim through a hole punched with my Crop-a-dile. I snipped the ends of the ribbon and there you have it. To give as a gift, I think I’d stamp a To/From sentiment on the back and fill in the appropriate names. What a great way to use scraps of paper and ribbon to create a gift that will remind the recipient of you everyday…or at least every time they crack a book!!

Chocolate is always the perfect gift...IMO!

Another demonstrator shared this idea, but, as usual I’ve created my own rendition. I started with a 4-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ square of Very Vanilla. I trimmed it out all around with the Scallop Trim Border and the Scallop Edge Border to create a lacey edge. Then I cut a 4-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ piece of Cherry Cobbler. I attached the Cherry Cobbler to the Very Vanilla and folder them into a triangle.  On a Very Vanilla scrap, I used Early Espresso Classic Ink to stamp an image from the brand new, stinkin’ cute, gotta-have-it-if-you’re-a-chocoholic stamp set — Eat Chocolate ! Can you see what it says? “So much CHOCOLATE, so little time!” If that ain’t the truth, I don’t know what is!! Anyway, I punched that cute little sentiment out with my Decorative Label Punch. Of course, it needed a little bling so I ran my Two-way Glue Pen around the edges and topped it off with a sprinkling of Silver Glass Glitter. Just before inserting that scrumptious dark chocolate Hershey Bar, I punched a hole with my Crop-a-dile and ran a length of Early Espresso Satin Ribbon through it. A simple square knot and you have a perfect gift …in my opinion!

Treats for your sweets!

Wouldn’t this be perfect for a classroom exchange? Skip those chintzy little store-bought valentines and make this little cello goody bag instead. I’ve used a Medium Cellophane Bag and filled it with kid-friendly candy (It’s left-over from Halloween…but don’t tell them that…the wrapper colors are perfect for Valentine’s Day!) I topped it with Real Red Cardstock cut to 4″ x 4″ which I folded in half. Then I ran a quarter-sheet of Whisper White through the Big Shot with the Top Note Die, and folded it in half, too. I put that Big Shot to work again to give some Real Red cardstock a little texture, using the Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. Then I punched out a big red heart with the Full Heart Punch. I added another little heart, punched out of Brushed Silver cardstock using the Three Heart Punch and blinged it out with a self-adhesive Rhinestone Jewel. The To/From sentiment is from the Winter Post stamp set.  How cute is this little baggie??

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