Valentine’s Day. Just those two words can play on your emotions or your pocketbook and, for some of us, both. Ha! Hi, I’m Debi Adams and I love Valentine’s Day! Though some insist the day is all tied to commercialism, I don’t see it that way at all. I look at it as an opportunity to shower people with kindness and love. It can be done on any day really and it doesn’t have to be over the top. Just a token of thoughtfulness is appreciated.
So this brings us to today’s project. Created with my Match Book, Just Chillin and Reaction Sets, this Valentine’s favor (or with the right paper, all-occasion favor) will spread a little sunshine without breaking the bank. It’s quick and easy to cut, fold and assemble.
Once the Match Book has been die cut, die cut the heart from Just Chillin from the center of the large Match Book flap. Fold where indicated by score lines, insert a bagged goodie into the bottom, small flap, and staple in the center about half way down so that the front flap is able to get tucked in.
Now die cut the banner from Just Chillin from both red-glittered cardstock and white cardstock. Stamp the sentiment with red ink onto the white banner and adhere to the glittered banner. Attach the banner to the sides of the heart.
Quick and easy, right? It looks especially cool if the cardstock for the Match Book is double sided. It makes it pretty inside and out.
Oh hey! Don’t discard the hearts you die-cut from the center of your Match Book. They make for a great mini-banner! Die-cut some small circles from gold cardstock and alternate the hearts with the circles. Attach some love words here and there, or not. Mine came on a printed piece of cardstock. Adhere the pieces onto a piece of twine. Nothing went to waste on this project and now you have a pretty little banner for your mantle. You could also string them onto two pieces of bamboo skewers to use as a banner for a cake.
Both of them together look yummy! Ready to give it a shot? The supplies and dies are listed below.
- S4-116 Standard Circles Small
- S5-325 MatchBook
- SDS-115 Just Chillin
- SDS-111 Reaction (Optional Choice)
- PL-001 Platinum 6 Die Cutting and Embossing Machine
Solid Cardstock of Your Choice (White), Red-Glittered Cardstock, Gold Cardstock, Patterned Cardstock of Your Choice (I used “Heart Breaker” by Photo Play Paper Co.), Mini-Stapler and Staples, Clear Baggie (Approx. 2 ½” wide), Red Hot Candies, Red Ink, Foam Dots, Adhesive of Your Choice, Red Twine
Hope you enjoyed today’s project and you give away some kindness often. There’s always so many opportunities to make someone’s day brighter!