Saturday, January 26, 2008

Valentines Anyone Can Make!

Do you have kids who need Valentines for school parties? Are you a teacher who'd like to give your students something special? Let me show you a super-simple homemade Valentine that you or your kids can give... one that's infinitely better than the generic box of corny Valentines you get at the grocery store... and you can fill this one with whatever goodies you'd like!

This first set is for girls using Pretty in Pink and Almost Amethyst cardstock, coordinated with Regal Rose and Lovely Lilac Classic ink and Stampin' Write markers.

This next set is for boys using Mellow Moss and Brocade Blue cardstock, coordinated with Always Artichoke and Brocade Blue Classic ink and Stampin' Write markers.

Aren't they darling?! The back of the tag can be used to write who it's to and from.

If you are interested in making some of your own, I have two options available to help you:

Option 1: Reserve a spot for my Valentine Box Workshop on Saturday, February 9th at 2pm. I will provide all the supplies for the boxes shown above, and personally show you how to assemble them. The cost of this workshop is $25 for 30 boxes withOUT candy OR $30 for 30 boxes WITH candy. (For quantities over 30, the price will be prorated.) This way, you can choose to have your kids help you fill them at home, or use the assorted wrapped candy I'll have available so you can finish them before you leave my house!

Option 2: Order the supplies by mail (or pick-up if you're local). With this option, I will prepare kits in sets of 10 for $8.00 per set. Order as many sets as you need! If shipping is required, it will be at a flat rate of $4.60 for Priority Mail (US addresses only). You can choose any combination of the colors shown above and each kit will contain enough of the following supplies to complete 10 boxes:

Cardstock in the colors you choose (pre-cut, unscored)
Coordinating color cardstock for large tags
Whisper White cardstock for small tags
Whisper White Taffeta ribbon (pre-cut)
Linen thread (pre-cut)
Detailed step-by-step instructions with photographs

Additional supplies used to complete this project are listed below:

Happy Heart Day stamp set (#111089 $20.95)
Small Tag punch (#108264 $15.95)
Large Tag punch (#105934 $15.95)
Crop-a-Dile (#108362 $29.95)
Sticky Strip (#104294 $6.95)
Paper Cutter for scoring (#104152 $24.95)
Bone folder for scoring (#102300 $6.95)
Paper snips (#103579 $9.95)
Classic ink pads (#varies $5.25 each)
Stampin' Write markers (#varies $3.25 each)
Ink colors are Regal Rose, Lovely Lilac, Always Artichoke, and Brocade Blue

If you need to purchase any of the additional supplies to complete this project, I can get those ordered and delivered right to your door... but we'll need to have your order in by February 3rd so you'll have enough time to complete the boxes before Valentine's Day! And remember... for every $50 Stampin' Up! merchandise order you place in February, you get to choose a FREE Sale-a-Bration stamp set! (note: the price of my box kits do not count toward the Sale-a-Bration promotion.)

I hope that one of these options will work for you... and together we can check one more thing off our February "To Do" lists - and in such good taste! :o)

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