The Ettes and Company

Friday, February 12, 2010

A Simple Valentine Idea . . .

I have four cute ladies that I'm asked to visit every month for my church (it's called Visiting Teaching--lol..and no, they're not the only people I visit). Over the years, they've become very dear friends. I decided to make each of them a simple little treat for Valentine's Day. They were quick, very EASY...and turned out pretty cute, so I thought I'd share. And yes, they look a little "cute" for older ladies...but honestly, they love this kind of stuff :)

Here are some very basic instructions:

1. Print out the LoveShack Valentine Cards (the vertical cards work best for this project). Cut out and ink the edges if desired.
2. Fill a 4 1/2" w x 5 1/2" h (not including the flap) transparent envelope with Valentine treats. Seal the top closed.
3. Cut a 4" x 12" strip of cardstock for each treat bag.
4. Score the cardstock 5" from each short end. Fold along the score lines and ink all edges if desired.
5. Insert the filled treat bag inside the cardstock triangle. Align the top of the bag with the top edges of the triangle and staple through all layers. Position your staple far enough down so that they won't show above the card once it's in place.
6. Adhere the card to the front of the cardstock triangle.
7. Embellish with ribbon, rhinestones, glitter...whatever you choose. I just put a simple bow on each of mine, and they look cute :) You could go all out, but I kept mine very simple.

If you don't have the transparent bags, you could try some snack size ziploc bags, or even the little Valentine goodie bags that you can find this time of year.

Anyway, that's just one more way you can use the fun designs that we've shared with you this month.

My craft room counter is covered with little gifts that I've made for my family. I've had so much fun this week making the these projects. It's nice to get your hands "dirty" once in a while...I think the grandkids (and the big kids) are gonna love their little goodie boxes--lol, I'm sure I'll get requests for refills for every holiday! (planning ahead here!)
We hope you all have a wonderful Valentine's Day. . . make it a day filled with love and happiness!

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