Hi everyone, Laurel here with another Valentine’s Day project for you. Today I am sharing some Valentine goodie boxes for the kiddos in my classroom. I teach grade one and love to give them little gifties on special occasions. I used some Simple Stories papers and a couple of SMAK kits… have I convinced you yet that you need to purchase our monthly kits?! 😉
Now… these are pretty simple for me – you know, no stitching, no foam squares for dimension, simple layers… not my normal style – BUT do remember these will be ripped apart by a bunch of 6 year olds 🙂
I had to create 20 of these little goodies. So factory line it was. I wanted a chalkboard look since I am a teacher so I stamped the sentiment circle from the So into You kit on black and embossed with white powder. Embossing… geesh, can’t remember the last time I did that! It is fun, I ought to do it more. Luckily these circles are easily punched out with a 1 1/2″ circle punch. To create the hearts, I created a cut file on my Silhouette and managed to get 20 of them on one sheet of paper. Again, easy peesy.
Next, I stamped the arrow from the You are Loved kit – 14 times on pink and 6 times on red (yes I have 14 girls and 6 boys in my class this year). I fussy cut them out. I find fussy cutting relaxing and this arrow… as I said last week, well it has been used A LOT over the years!
Now, nothing seems done to me until I have a few layers so to add a bit of interest. I just cut a bunch of strips of pattern paper, punched a hole in the top and voila, a tag. One other thing you will pretty much always find on my projects… staples – and yes, I managed to sneak them in to these too.
So there you have it, 20 little Valentine goodies all ready for the kiddos in my class. Of course the box contained 30 of these little smartie packages and I only needed 20 soooo I may or may not have eaten the rest, LOL!
I hope that this has shown you how versatile the kits can be. Think beyond the card, beyond the page and really get your money’s worth!