Valentine Candy Bar Wrappers

My girls and I love to make handmade class valentines each year. It’s a great way to spend time together and get a little creative too. Of course handmade valentines for three girls means making a lot, so we always try to find something clever, cute, and quick. Here’s an easy idea for bulk valentine treats. These are great for class valentines, teachers, neighbors or friends.

Valentine Candy Bar Wrappers by Aly Dosdall

I picked up some Nestle Chunky bars from the dollar store and wrapped each of them with a 6 x 2 1/2 inch piece of patterned paper. I adhered them with power craft tape–you could also use a glue gun.

Valentine Candy Bar Wrappers by Aly Dosdall_close

Then I wound some jute twine around the wrapped bars several times and tied the ends in a bow. I used my Evolution Advanced to die cut some hearts and letters with the Heart Punches Dies and the High Rise Alphabet Die. I used a glue pen to adhere the X and O letters to the die cut hearts.

Valentine Candy Bar Wrappers by Aly Dosdall_dies

I used mini wooden clothespins to attach the “XO” heart tags to the wrapped candy bars. The giver’s name can be written on the back of the heart tags. These little goodies take just minutes to make and are a cute and fun way to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Come back next week for more Valentine’s Day project ideas. See you then!

~Aly

Supplies:

Inked Rose Paper Pack
Heart Punches Dies
High Rise Alphabet Die
Evolution Advanced

Framed Heart Specimen Art

I love all the specimen art I’ve seen floating around the internet. It’s such a cute and classy project, but so easy to make yourself. I made this framed heart specimen art for Valentine’s Day to add a little touch of Cupid to our home.

WRMK_heart specimen art board full

With the Lifestyle Crafts Punches Dies, specimen art can be as easy as two passes through the Evolution. I cut sixteen 1.5 inch hearts out of some Crazy For You patterned paper using the Heart Punches Die.

WRMK_heart specimen art board 1

Then I arranged the hearts in a grid on an 8×8 piece of white cardstock and placed it inside an 8×8 shadow box I picked up at my local craft store.

WRMK_heart specimen art board 2

I scored and folded some of the hearts to add some dimension and visual interest to the project.

WRMK_heart specimen art board close

With so many different punches dies you could create easy and classy specimen art for almost any season or theme in minutes.

~Aly

Supplies:

Heart Punches Die
Evolution
Crazy For You Paper Pack