Friday, January 15, 2010

Valentines with the Silhouette

With Valentine's Day a month away, I have started on ideas for my daughter to hand out to her class. I love making little goodies for the children and since she only has 30 children in the entire school (K-5) it usually doesn't take me too long. This year I am going to be filling a bag with Valentines themed items instead of candy…well maybe just a bit of candy.

I love how the Silhouette has many 3D designs for bags, boxes, even a milk carton. I chose a really cute bag you can find it in the downloads under "adorable_box_C00267_20509"

This bag is super easy to fold since all the score lines are cut for you. I used nice heavy cardstock so that it was very sturdy.

The printed images on the bag and the container are a digi kit from Two Peas by Rhonna Farrer called "Valentines Gift Packaging Kit". I changed the image I wanted to use into a jpeg file, imported it into my ROBO Master software for the Silhouette and then created an outline so it would cut the images out for me. No more fussy cutting! I have a tutorial on my blog if you would like more detailed directions.

I used stickles for the glittered edges to make it sparkle and finished it out with a little bow. Now I can start filling it up with goodies.

This little candy dish is made from a petri dish, the ones we used to use in biology! I used the same digital elements as the bag, just increased the size. I wrapped a ribbon around the dish and added a cute bow and it was ready to give away!

I can't wait to see what you are making for your Valentines. Be sure to leave a comment with a link to your creations!

Have a great weekend.




Audrey Frelx said...

This is sooooo adorable! Might have to "lift" this -- LOL!

Thanks for your comment on my hat and purse box set.

I'll be seeing you!

Boni Boutelle-Jones said...

Super cute!! Love the tin! I think I would like mine filled with fine jewels by my hubby - hehehehe I may have to send him here for a HUGE hint!!!

ScrappinT said...

Those are really cute! I love the other use for the petri dish!

Natalie said...

These are gorgeous...great idea! I must make some of these treat containers! :)