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Valentines Treats with Lindsay

This week Lindsay (of Lindsay's Stamp Stuff) asked us to make some cute packaging for some Valentine's Day treats. I made 2 projects using Love Grows Here. The first is a project that I did on my own and the second is a project that I made with my 8-year old daughter.

I designed this box myself using Spellbinders Label One die for the top and bottom and using strips of paper to make the sides. Once I got my head wrapped around it, it was pretty easy and made a cute little box. I will put the details at the bottom of this post if you are interested. I used my Cricut to cut the heart and the "4" and "U" and paper pieced the little bird.

My daughter also wanted to make some Valentine treats. I already had an idea of what I wanted to do, but I thought I would let her do it to gage how easy it would be for a kid to make. Overall, I would say pretty easy with help from a parent to help with the printing and cutting. DD was able to trace the templates, cut, color and assembly mostly on her own.

To make the bag topper, I printed out 2 copies of Lindsay's printable recipe template from Recipe Digital Stamp set (at 65% & 63% of original size) to use as a template. (It is folded over the top and is just straight on the back.) I picked these sizes because they fit my little bag. You could also use almost any one of the Nesties label dies that you have, but I wanted to give it a go with out using Nesties just to see what I could do with out them.

The circle tag was a freebie from Lindsay's blog. (And, in case you were wondering, yes, this is for Troy Bolton. If you have daughters you probably know who that is. If not, trust me you are not missing much. I wonder if he is going to show up to get his treats?)

I hope you enjoyed my projects and have a very Happy Valentine's Day. Remember, if you want the instructions to make the little box, stick around and read them at the very bottom of the post.

Please stop by the rest of the DT to check out their projects.

Challenges for Treat Box:
All that Scraps - Valentine Packaging
Charisma Challenge - #5 I love you
C.R.A.F.T. challenge - #36 Love/Valentine
Crazy 4 Challenges - C4C23 Be My Valentine
Creative Card Crew - #44 Valentines
Cute Card Thursday - #98 Dots & Spots
Dare U 2 Digi Stamp - #30 Hearts & Valentines
Fussy & Fancy - #3 Hearts
Lexi's Creations - #7 Spotted or Striped
Lilli of the Valley - Valentines
PaperPlay challenge - Week 5 Love Notes
Polka Doodles - #5 Paper Piecing
Penny's Challenge - Valentine/Love
Pile it On - #5 To the One You Love
Raise the Bar - Hearts
Stampin' for the Weekend - Love is in the air
Stamp Something - Love Somethings
Stamp with Fun - #45 Hearts

Supplies for Treat Box:
  • STAMPS: Love Grows Here digital stamp set by Lindsay's Stamp Stuff at
  • PAPERS & CS: Love Nest by My Minds Eye, misc. brown textured CS, white Georgia Pacific CS
  • INKS: none
  • EMBELLISHMENTS & TOOLS: George & Basic stamps Cricut cartridge, fiber, buttons, DMC floss

Supplies for Treat Bag:

  • STAMPS: Love Grows Here & Recipe digital stamp set, by Lindsay's Stamp Stuff at, Valentine Tag freebie digital stamp set by Lindsay's Stamp Stuff
  • PAPERS & CS: Georgia Pacific white CS, misc red CS
  • INKS: none
  • EMBELLISHMENTS & TOOL: pop dots, Stampin' Up markers, small bag
Instructions for the Treat Box:

Stick with me, this is the first box I made on my own (with out a template or using my Cricut) and it was pretty easy. I will explain the best I can. I have some photos but they didn't turn out well. The lighting was horrible. Click the pictures to make them larger.

First cut out the shape you want to use for the top and bottom of you box. I used the 2nd largest die from Spellbinders Label One Nestabilities die set. Use sturdy card stock. To make the sides of the bottom part of the box, I cut a strip 1-1/2 x 11 inches long. I scored the long way at 1/2" on the side that will be inside the box. Then, scoring the short way across the strip, I scored the width at every 2-3/4". You will be creating the 4 corners of the box and have a little piece left over. It will look something like this picture.
I then clipped the score marks that would be in the corners at the bottom of the box so that the paper would fold easier.

I then used adhesive along the narrow bottom flap and attached to my box bottom. Use a strong adhesive so that it stays together. It will look something like this.

I cut and adhered a piece of DP to the inside to make it look nicer.

I then followed similar steps to make the top of the box. I cut a piece of paper that was about 1 x 11". I scored at 1/2" to make the strip that adheres to the top of the box. Then I scored the strip to make the corners at a little less than 2-3/4" so that it would slip into the bottom to put the lid on. I have to admit I didn't write down the exact measurements. (Sssshhhh don't tell any one but I hate fractions.)

I hope these instructions make sense to you. If you have any questions please leave them in the comments or you can email me using the addy in my profile and I will answer as quickly as I can.

Thank you for sticking with me for this long post!


MiamiKel said…
Oh my goodness, this is the cutest! And that's a lot of challenges! YGG!!!! This is super sweet - well done!
sarahw said…
I love that box, what a great idea! :)
Karin said…
Great job on everything today! Your detail is fabulous and I love the sentiment paired with the birdie on the box...How cute! The candy pouch is great idea for school treats too.
Digi Kitty said…
Absolutely precious! I love it! I think you both did beautiful jobs,and the box is absolutely adorable!
Tammy said…
Oh aren't they both just great! Well done to you and your daughter!
Joanne Gilch said…
The box and how you showed us your tuut - awesome. i had no trouble looking at your pics, looked great to me. How fun to create with your DD. Mine are all grown up and when we do get a chance to create it is so rewarding.
Tracey said…
These are fantastic Cheryl & it's great getting the children involved cos the love it :o)

Tiffany said…
Love this template!!! Very nice!
Bubbles said…
Wow these are just great! Especially love the box and the sentiment!!! Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz.
Joanne x
Pretty-In-Ink said…
Really cute projects! you both did a great job!
Anonymous said…
how cute! Thanks for creating with us in the "valentine packaging" challenge at ATS wed. challenge blog!
Pam Going Postal
Carol's Crafts said…
Both your box and bag topper are wonderful. You and your daughter did a great job. Happy Valentines.
Micki said…
Love love love it. I'm so impressed with your daughter :-) and you, lol.... the picture tutorial and the detailed list of supplies used.... but most of all.... I love your projects....that is one of my favorite sets.

Nettie said…
These projects are just stunning, geat detail. Thanks for the tutorial too.x
These are both such cute projects! I especially love that treat box! You decorated it beautifully! And thanks for sharing the instructions on making it!
Trimgym said…
Fab projects, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge and good luck!

Rhonda said…
Cheryl, I love both of these. Lindsay's set is just to die for. Job well too Liz!!
What a cute little box! Very creative. It's great that you show us how you did it, too.
lalkygirl said…
2 fantastic projects,love them both.thanks for the tutorial,and thanks for joining us at lexis creations
good luck in the challenges
lalkygirl x
Vee said…
Fab projects Cheryl.Thanks for Playing with Charisma this week.
xx Vee
maxine said…
lovely work thanks for joining s at Lexis creations
Tanya said…
I love the box--thanks for the instructions!

your daughter did an awesome job as well!!!
Craftyanny said…
Hi Cheryl
This is a fantastic project!!!!! Your daughter did a fab job too
Thanks for playing along with Lexi's Creations
Anne x
Deb said…
your box and gift bag are fabulous, love them, many thanks for joining in the CCT challenge, hugs Debx
sugar n spice said…
Two great projects, very cleverly thought out. Thank you for joining us at C.R.A.F.T. this week. Good luck in the draw.
Hugs Suzi x
KymKreates said…
that is so dang cute. great project!!!Thanks for joining us at the Digital-Ink Co.
Stampin Lucy said…
WOW what a beautiful project. You really did awesome getting all those challenges in there, this is really awesome, thanks for joining us over at Digital Ink.
Shelly Schmidt said…
Love both of your projects- love the letters on the first one with the bird- and great idea for the second one. TFS
Liz said…
Thank you for joining us at Digital Ink Co with this wonderful card

Liz x
sam said…
Oh wow!!! I wish I could get my daughter into crafting (well sort of - don't want her nicking all my stuff though). Both projects are awesome and if Troy doesn't come to get his sweetie treats I'll always give them a good home heheehehe. Thanks for the tute and for joining us at Digital-Ink Co this week.
Sam x
Saskia said…
Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations with your beautiful work!

Greetings, Saskia :)
Hope Jacare said…
Thanks for playing along in our Valentines/ Love challenge at C.R.A.F.T. with your fabulous box! Cheers Claire x
Judy said…
Hi Cheryl,

This is totally awesome!!! As much as I love cards, I love seeing new and creative things being made. Both of these crafts are incredibly adorable. Super job! Thank you so much for joining us at Digital-Ink co. We are so honored that you've joined us.

Lots of love,

Judy aka M&M Designz
This is an easy and very excellent procedure for making a wonderful box at home. It looks really attractive and nice.
Lindsay Weirich said…
Great tutorial! The box is adorable and your daughter did an awesome job!
stitchy said…
Cheryl, what a lovely idea and the tut will definitely come in handy, since I am a new learner lol..thank you so much for that..good luck on your draws and thank you for joining us at Digital-Ink co this week..
stitchy xx
Jenn said…
I love it all. The birds are just perfect. Great job, and kudos on your box!
Lexi said…
What a fabulous idea! You and your daughter did a great job they are so cute :D Thanks for playing along at Lexi's Creations

Hugs Lexi xx
Kathy said…
Love both projects, such a great idea to use the nestie shape for the top and bottom of the box. Love your daughter's treat bags, too.
C.C. said…
Wow! This is really great!!
Eiglas said…
Fab project and well-written up!
Thank you for coming over to play at C.R.A.F.T!
Dawn said…
Really lovely & good luck in the Digital Ink challenge
Georgie said…
Great project
Thanks for playing along at Lexis Creations
craftykitten said…
Fantastic project. Well done and thanks for joining us at Digital Ink Co challenges this week.
Dawn xx
Chris said…
Absolutely gorgeous and great 'how to!' Thanks for joining us at DU2DS this time. Chris :)
Harriet said…
Your creations were beautiful and you "how to" was very informative. Thank you for participating with Digital-Ink Co. and we look forward to seeing you again.
Dragonlady said…
Hi Cheryl

Great projects and tutorial. thanks for joining us the Digital-Ink Co and good luck with all those challenges.

Hugs Ali x
Charlene said…
Wow..great project and combo of challenges, Cheryl. thanks for joining us at DICO.
Tammy said…
oops forgot to add .... Thanks for joining us at Digital Ink Co
CraftyC said…
Wow, gorgeous projects.Thanks for taking part in the LOTV Challenge!
Deanne Burton said…
Cute project!!! Thanks for participating in the DICO challenge!

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