Today, over at Stuck on You Sketches, we are die-cutting "sweet" things...and when I think of sweet things in February especially, I think of little conversation candy hearts, so that is what I searched for at the Silhouette Store...
For my daughter's third grade class, I make peppermint popcorn (I also make it for Christmas for neighbors and friends, but the red of the peppermint goes really well with Valentine's Day too---plus, you can get all sorts of candy canes on clearance after Christmas!)
The kids just get baggies with a little Valentine's attached. But the teacher gets a bigger, nicer bag of popcorn!
First, I embossed a paper bag. It's a bit smaller than a regular-sized lunch bag.
Then, I embellished the top using some older Valentine's embellishments mostly from Crate Paper. I also used some red washi and gold washi, and then I closed the bag with my tiny stapler.
The last step here was to add my conversation heart with some pink twine.
Last, I colored some of the embossed hearts with an American Crafts gold marker, and went over some of the hearts with Stickles.
This was so much fun to make, especially because my daughter has a wonderful teacher this year. I take any opportunity I can to express my appreciation for her hard work!
And here's a bit of trivia for you---
I was reading Rachel Ray's magazine, and there was an article about how conversation heart messages have changed over the years...
Here are my favorites:
1920's---My Sweet Heart
1970's--- (Peace symbol)
Don't forget to head over to Stuck on You Sketches to see the full reveal and to link up your die-cut "sweet" projects!
And don't forget, we are offering a prize each month now!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Have a great weekend...