Monday, February 15, 2010

Valentine's Treat Tutorial

Armed with a cuppa joe and some Valentine's chocolate, (wink)
here I am with your Valentine's Treat Tutorial!
My computer's behaving for the moment, so I'm hoping to whip this out in no time! :)

Click HERE to see the finished product post first!

Are you ready?
OK, let's go!

Step 1:
Cut cardstock to 6 1/2" x 2 5/8"
 Score at 2 3/4" and 3 1/4"

Step 2:
Punch hole in center of middle panel
(I used my good 'ole Stampin' Up Tool kit)

Step 3:
Crease the score lines

Step 4
Punch top flap with slit punch.
Here's what you want it to be able to do:

Step 5:
Decorate as desired.
(flaps untucked and laid out flat)
On backside, daughter stamped "To/From" and wrote names.

Step 6:
Insert suckers.

Step 7:
Tuck bottom flap under top flap.
We added white curly ribbon at this point & tied into a bow. :)

Step 8:
Stand back and sigh with a smile.
Done! :)

This is a very kid-friendly project...
I only cut, scored, and punched.

3 year old inserted the suckers (gotta help!) :)
5 year old did the rest...this was for HER class, afterall! :)
(stamping, punching hearts, gluing, writing names, assembling)

NOTE: Measure your packaging before attempting.
  You may need to alter cardstock width (up to 3"?).
I like my treats to be snug...not so much cardstock overwhelming the project. :)

Well, what do you think?
 My 2nd Tutorial ever...may have to switch to video some day! lol

The Small Print:
Stamps: I {Heart} Hearts
Ink: Real Red
Cardstock: White
Accessories: SU tool kit, slit punch, Small heart punch, 2 way glue pen
Other: Suckers, Curling ribbon

Thanks for stopping by, and have a GREAT day! :)


  1. So cute! Thanks for posting the tutorial! I am sure that your children had a blast helping!

  2. Thanks for sharing the tutorial. I prefer this type of tutorial with the photos along the way. That way, I can "fast forward" through what I know and stop and look at the things I don't understand. Thank You!

  3. Thanks for the tutorial,just wish I saw this before Valentines Day!!....oh, year!! So cute!!!TFS!!!


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