A few weeks ago I asked Luke if he wanted to bring Valentines for his classmates for his 5th grade year, the final year of elementary school. He said no. I assumed he wouldn’t want to since his brother is in middle school and had already strongly expressed that he is “too old” to bring them now.
But then the 5th grade class list was sent home last week. Obviously the excitement was being built up by his teacher and peers, because Luke had changed his mind and was in the mood to bring Valentines. Luke told me he wanted to give Smarties candies to everyone. Of course the only bag I could find was at Costco in a $10 mega pack – which I figured out later was fine since I could share the leftovers at my upcoming stamping event in a few weeks.
I worked on these Valentines during the last couple days, and this is how they turned out. Luke didn’t help make them at all this year, but he was “into it” and contributed his opinion for how they should look.
When out of the bucket, here is what 29 of them look like spread out a bit more.
If you have similar supplies and want to recreate these for this year, here are the details.
Measurements for one:
- Painted With Love Designer Paper: 2″ x 10″ scored at 5″ and folded in half
- Whisper White Cardstock: scrap for stamping and punching out 2″ Circle
- Gold Foil Sheet: scrap for punching out 2-1/4″ Starburst shape
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- Fold designer paper in half and punch both ends with Banner Triple Punch.
- Fill cello bag with treats, Fold designer paper piece over the top end of the bag and staple shut with 2 staples. Have the front, smooth part of your staple towards the back of your bag so that the bumpy, rough part is in the front and gets covered by the layered sentiment piece.
- Stamp the sentiment from the Magical Day stamp set with Rich Razzleberry ink onto Whisper White cardstock, punch it out with the 2″ Circle punch, adhere it to a punched out Gold Starburst, add a vinyl gold heart sticker (or two), and add a signature.
- Attach to the Valentine using three Dimensionals.
Well…enthusiasm is contagious, and now my middle schooler, Nick wants to hand out a few Valentines to HIS friends. Thankfully he is good with that same candy. I have enough of it! So he wrote up a list of his friends, we designed how the Valentines will look last night, and he’s going to help me make them during the next couple days. I’ll share them soon.
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