Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day!

I had responsibilities last night to bring a snack to my Bible study group.  I decided that making a few of these simple, tiny treats would be a nice, seasonally appropriate snack.  These little matchbox type packages worked out well.

Here's the details:
  • I cut strips 3 in. x 9 in. and scored at 3 in., 4 in. and 7 in.  Folding those around you create the matchbox shape with the 2 in. flap facing front.  
  • The frame was cut using my Lacy Ovals die and edged in Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  
  • The sentiment was printed using a free clip art.  I cut the ovals with my ancient Creative Memories oval cutter and inked with a combination of Worn Lipstick and Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  
  • The flowers were cut with coordinating patterned paper and pink vellum paper.  I can't decide which I like better?  I used both my Posy dies and my Vintage Floret dies.  I used the smallest two dies in both cases.  After shaping, I used a paper center for the posy flowers and a pearl accent for the floret.  
  •  On the inside was a packet of pink, white and red M & Ms.  I used my tried and true wax paper packet technique I picked up from Jordan at Oh Happy Day.  The second link provides the instructions for making the wax paper bags. I stapled these to the 3 x 3 flap so that they would seal and be hidden by the frame.

  • I glued the frame to the 2 x 3 in. flap using my ATG and then did the same to the inside of the flap to hold the tiny package together. 

I'm really pleased with how they turned out.  Just a little Valentine's fun.

I couldn't forget the kids and Dan, though.  As a sort of last minute thrown together card, I made a series of these Doctor Who themed valentines.  I followed a link over at notMartha (one of my favorite blogs!) to this Etsy store and quickly purchased and downloaded the card fronts.  A little editing and I could make these simple cards for the kids.  Tim, my son, got the weeping angel, daughter Katie is cool and husband Dan received this Tardis card.  I really would travel through space and time for him!!

On the inside, I used some of my leftover sentiments.  The kids received money to go out to dinner together tonight as Dan and I will be going out for a casual date night.  Dan has suggested a family ice cream for dessert when we get home (it won't be a late one with both of us putting in a full week at work!  Old foogies, yes?!). 

Happy Valentine's Day to you all!


  1. Thank you for sharing these beauties with us, we really enjoy seeing your own unique styles. Blessings, Carole Word Art Wednesday DT
    Five of your family friendly cards, tags or projects are welcomed each week.

  2. Wonderful treats - love the flowers in vellum. Great Dr Who card and love the sentiment! Happy Valentines Day and have a wonderful weekend.

  3. What beautiful art, Andie! Just as lovely as can be. Thanks so much for sharing with us this week, and please stop by again soon. We're very grateful for your participation, and we wish you a blessed week.
    Word Art Wednesday

  4. Awww... so perfect for Valentine's day!

  5. Thank you for blessing us with your talents at Word Art Wednesday! We look forward to seeing you again!


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