Saturday, 13 February 2016

Valentine Treats

Hi bloggers, well this is my first post of 2016 which wasn't the start of a brand new year that I was hoping for but hey ho that's life. I can't let a holiday occasion go by without providing you with a bit of inspiration and this post is about Valentine's Day.

Now don't switch off if you're thinking that you have no one to give a Valentine's treat to as these can be given to any loved one, a friend, sibling, family member or if you are lucky the love of your life. It's just nice to share the love and tell them that they mean something to you this Valentine's Day.

Most of these sweet treats below were inspired by using my Minc machine and these adorable Valentine tags that Heidi Swapp has designed to be used in the machine. Couldn't resist!

This sweet bag is really simple to make, just grab a cellophane bag and cut some paper that will fit inside, score a line across the card to allow for a fold along the bottom which will help provide a sturdier base for your treat bag. Fill with some chocolatey goodness (pink smarties, chocolate hearts) and then tie the top together and attach a tag.

For this treat bag, I used a small striped paper bag and die cut some heart shapes from one side of the bag. I then filled a cellophane bag with some sweets and placed inside. I then tried my best to line up the three sweets in front of the hearts - but this was not an easy task! Finish by tying some string around the bag and then attach a tag.

This final treat bag is super cute and I made it using the Tim Holtz Pocket Envelope Bigz L Die. I die cut the envelope from vellum so that it has a see through effect to it. Fold along the score lines and stick together using a little bit of double sided tape. Place your treat inside and then finish with some washi tape and some string with a tag attached.

The pocket envelope has a really lovely tie up at the back so you will need a couple of brads to secure the pieces in place.

So there you have it, a bit of last minute Valentine's inspiration.

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