In case you didn’t know – I’m the only girl in a 11-person-company. All my colleagues are guys, which makes giving Valentine’s gifts kind of awkward. 🙂
In order to avoid misunderstandings and getting in trouble with various wives and girlfriends, I didn’t go down the heart-shaped love road but gave the day a rather funny spin.
|First step: die cutting some tags and prepping them before filling some yummy treat bags|
If you recall my Winter Care Package project, this is basically the same idea, just in pink and all sweets.
I cut the tags from pink card stock, used a stencil and pink ink to add some patterns and then used embossing paste for the white dots at the top. The sentiment was stamped with Versafine ink.
The critters were stamped with Memento ink on Neenah card stock, then colored with Spectrum Noir markers. I have more birds than any other animal because I had too much fun giving them funky feathers 🙂
|The Hero Arts Missing You stamp set is perfect for these fun valentine’s gifts|
|This is the final “product”: a cellophane bag filled with sweets for each of my colleague’s (well for each one who’s on the European continent today)|
|Heaps and heaps of sweets waiting to be filled into the bags|
|Bags filled, now they needed to be closed and the tags needed to be tied around them|
The treat bags are simple cellophane bags filled with yummy sweets; I used pink twine to tie the tag to around the bag and seal it.
This didn’t take too long, maybe in total about 3 hours including the filling of the little bags with chocolate, and I had tons of fun. I feel this is also a great way of giving guys that you are not romantically involved with a little something for Valentine’s Day without giving the wrong impression 🙂
|Close up: the bag filled with yummy chocolate and the tag attached to it with pink twine|
I’m submitting this project to the Addicted to Stamps #82: Make Your Mark challenge since I used my Spectrum Noir markers to color in the critters.
- Pink card stock
- Neenah Solar White #80 card stock
- Memento Tuxedo black
- Versafine Onyx black
- Spectrum Noir markers
- Pink bakers twine
- Memory box stencil (for the background on the tags)
- Dreamweaver white embossing paste
- Simon Says Stamp Falling Snow stencil (for the white dots)
- Lawn Fawn Tag You’re It dies
- Memento Luxe Lilac Posies pigment ink (for the tag outline)
- 3d adhesives
- Sharp scissors and lots of patience for fuzzy cutting the critters