Sunday, February 6, 2011

Valentine's Day Treat Bags

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Whew!  My daughters and I have have been working most of the afternoon to get together their Valentine treat bags for school.  I cut, doodled, sorted candy, and stapled, and they glued everything and filled the bags.  We had a lot of fun making them, and I think they turned out to be really cute!  Here they are:

 My fourth grader is in a very anti-pink stage right now, so pink hearts were out of the question.  We settled, instead, on two shades of blue.  I did sneak in some pink cheeks, though, to tie the bags in to the toppers a little more.  Thankfully, there were no protests from my little pre-teen!  ;o)

I got the winged heart from Lettering Delights' Cupid SVG Set, and I cut it out using Make-the-Cut and my Cricut.  It looked awfully plain, so I added a little face...I think it looks much cuter now!  I created the sentiment in a table in Microsoft Word, and I was able to print six to a page of 8.5 x 11" cardstock. 

This is Madison's teacher's bag.  It just has extra candy, some truffles, and LOTS of red pens.  Believe me, he NEEDS red pens...he's always misplacing them, it seems.  :o)  I think there are 40 in there...he should get a kick out of that (and maybe be able to keep up with them for a while).

My first grader is much more pink-friendly, so we decided to go with a heart from Simply Charmed.  

I decided to hide the faces on the hearts and draw them in later to save a little paper (and gluing).  Also, the hearts are pretty small, so the faces are just TINY.   I used the same table in Microsoft Word to create the sentiment; I just changed the alignment and name. 

Taylor's teacher also got extra candy and truffles, but I made her a little Post-It note cover that you can read about here.  

Well, I hope you enjoyed these treat bags.  I decided to enter these into a couple of challenges.  Crafting with Christina is challenging us to create a Valentine's themed project, as long as it is not a card, and Crazy About Cricut is having a Thankful Thursday Challenge in which we are to show our classroom Valentine's treats.  I thought these treat bags would be perfect for both challenges.  I hope you all have an awesome Super Bowl Sunday!!!  Thanks so much for visiting!

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10 comments:

  1. Beautiful ... your kids should be very proud of there mommy...making so many of this great treat bags...

    TFS and playing with us at CWC... good luck in the giveaway..

    Ivette_ Designer for CWC

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  2. I love these! They turned out so cute :)

    Thanks for joining us at Crafting With Cristina

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  3. Wow ... what a great job ! You did awesome, they are so pretty for school
    Thanks for playing this week at CWC
    Have a great Monday ;-)
    Maria Elena - CWC Guest DT
    http://mariaelenaworld.blogspot.com/

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  4. Cute treat bags. I especially like the blue winged heart. Very smart idea for those who don't like pink like little boys. But the blue heart is just as adorable as the pink one. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. OMG, these are so cute! Love the faces! xxD

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  6. Very cute treat bags. Love the idea of using the blue (i have 3 boys). Great job, they are all fantastic!
    Thanks for joining us at CWC and good luck!

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  7. These are so adorable... you are such a great Mom!! :)

    Thanks for participating in Thankful Thursday at Crazy About Cricut!! - Cheryl

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  8. Thank you so much for joining the first challenge! I hope you'll be able to join the current challenge and enter to win the Create a Critter cartridge :o)

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Thank you so much for your sweet comments! They really make my day! :D