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Welcome back to CREATE WITH LOVE, our Clear and Simple Stamps virtual Valentine’s (Craft) Day! We are sharing our final project for today and it’s the perfect gift for chocolate lovers…Project #7 – Box-o-Kisses Party Favor.

It’s perfectly acceptable to create a party for one, right? Cutely coordinated, chocolate candies filled to the brim makes it kind of hard for anyone to want to share this sweet treat! We just love how simple it is to dress up store bought candy and give it a bit of your own personal style.  We can’t help but think how cute these would be for so many different occasions.

Cutely decorated candy…check. Adorable party favor box for packaging…check.  How about the card? Not to worry, we’re making petite conversation hearts with a pocket for a tiny note card, which nestles perfectly into the Party Favor 11 box among all the kisses.

We hope you have enjoyed your Valentine’s Day! Sending you lots of xxxx and oooo…….

SUPPLIES: Simple Felt | Party Favor 11 (die) | Ticket Border (die) | Alpha Modern | Designer Lines | Taglines: Little Critters | Golden Tiara Ink | Shapes: Hearts (Combo) | All Wrapped Up | Paint the Town Pink Cardstock | A Blanc Check Cardstock | Party Elements: Winter Woodlands | I Steel Got It | Paint the Town Pink Ink | Simple Adhesive | Tissue Paper | Candy Kisses | Needle/Thread

 

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Welcome back to CREATE WITH LOVE, our Clear and Simple Stamps virtual Valentine’s (Craft) Day! We are moving right through our crafty agenda and hope that you are enjoying the mix of treats and favors for the holiday. Keep in mind that with a few minor tweaks in color or sentiments, each project can be recreated for any occasion, including Project #6 – the Be Mine Banner Treat Bag.

 We adore this project! Maybe because as a child the family bike was pink with purple tires, or our complete obsession with the Bow Trio dies that are a one-piece cut and come standard with three different bow styles. The candy inside is an obvious giveaway, but the truth is we love to use dies to create unconventional packaging.

Would you believe us if we told you that we used a ziploc bag to create the banner pocket with the zipper top in tact? This post just might have you looking at everyday household items in a slightly different way!

SUPPLIES: Banner 1 (dies) | Bow Trio: Large (dies) | Love Cupid | Shapes: Hearts | All Wrapped Up | Paint the Town Pink Cardstock | A Blanc Check Cardstock | I’m a Princess Pink Cardstock | Perfect Little Black Dress Ink | Paint the Town Pink Ink | Simple Adhesive | Silver Cord | Ziploc Bag | Color Coordinated Candy

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Welcome back to CREATE WITH LOVE, our Clear and Simple Stamps virtual Valentine’s (Craft) Day! Since we’ve hit the afternoon hours on the East Coast, it’s about time to up the candy factor. Project #5 is the Love is Sweet Matchbox Favor – trust us, you are going to absolutely love how sweet it really is…

The Party Favor 16 first debuted in the pages of Toile, a holiday gift guide created by Damask Love. We so loved the colors used on the candle and matchbox favor that we wanted to take that inspiration and create a single serve candy bar treat using the same colors.

Valentine’s Day is pretty much carte blanche to completely go over the top in all things pink and red, no questions asked…come February 15th however, it will be a different story – new Spring colorways will more than likely take over. So with just a few hours left on our free pass, we are whipping up pink chocolates, die cutting pink hearts, and stamping pink flourish details.

And since it is Valentine’s Day, we added a “to/from” sentiment to make these favors a bit more personal. If you were having a wedding or anniversary you could stamp the event date here as an alternative.

SUPPLIES: Petite Banners (dies) | Party Favor 16 (dies) | Love Cupid | Shapes: Hearts | Cake Domes | Paint the Town Pink Cardstock | A Blanc Check Cardstock | Perfect Little Black Dress Ink | I Steel Got It Ink | Simple Adhesive | Clear Acetate | Foam Tape | Candy Melts

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Welcome back to CREATE WITH LOVE, our Clear and Simple Stamps virtual Valentine’s (Craft) Day! Are you ready for Project #4?  Was your sweet tooth itching for a sugary fix? Well, then we’ve got you covered with this yummy Milk + Cookies Valentine Shooter, which is all fancy-schmancy for mini milk shots!

Last week we shared an assortment of Valentine Cookie Grams. We mentioned then that we have an incredible love for sugar cookies. They are a classic, no fail cookie that just about everyone enjoys. We keep a cookie dough section in our freezer, so when ideas like a Milk + Cookies Valentine Shooter comes to mind we can skip past the dough making part, pull from our stash, wait for the dough to return to room temperature and bake away!

With so much snow in our area we thought this project would be the perfect excuse to stay warm and cozy indoors baking up these crafty snacks. It sort of reminds us of that Rice Krispies commercial where the cook tosses flour all over to look like she slaved away over baking treats – these are that simple, and fun!

SUPPLIES: Favor Flags (dies) | Sweet Sentiments | Foodie Fun Sentiments | A Blanc Check Cardstock | Perfect Little Black Dress Ink | Simple Adhesive | Red/White Striped Straws | Cut Out Sugar Cookies

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Welcome back to CREATE WITH LOVE, our Clear and Simple Stamps virtual Valentine’s (Craft) Day! Project #3 is up on deck, and comes with a very handy download of printable 2014 Calendar Tags that you can put to use all year long. Of course we chose to create with February to celebrate today’s special holiday.

Adhere your calendar tags to candy treats, gift bags, or even make a full set for a wonderful and hand-stamped gift. You can download the 2014 Calendar Tags [here].

 

SUPPLIES: Tags 1 (dies) | Shapes: Hearts | Hearts Plus | I’m a Princess Pink Cardstock | Taglines: Critters ( tiny heart) | A Blanc Check Cardstock | Dare to be a Dive Red Ink | I’m a Princess Pink Ink | Red/White/Pink Twine | Simple Adhesive | 2014 Calendar Tags PDF download

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Welcome back to CREATE WITH LOVE, our Clear and Simple Stamps virtual Valentine’s (Craft) Day! We are moving right into project #2 – Matchbook Love Notes.  These Valentine treats are perfect for when you want to create a functional gift that will look just darling sitting on your desk. After all, you will want to make sure you make enough to keep one for yourself!

What makes these little notes so great (besides the fact that the fit right in the palm of your hand) is that the pages are perforated! You can easily tear out sheets from your Matchbook Love Notes to jot down a “to-do” list, leave a sweet note, or doodle during your spare time.

What makes these little notes so great (besides the fact that the fit right in the palm of your hand) is that the pages are perforated! You can easily tear out sheets from your Matchbook Love Notes to jot down a “to-do” list, leave a sweet note, or doodle during your spare time.

 

SUPPLIES: Party Favor 16 (dies) | Shapes: Hearts | Airmail | Writer’s Desk | Writer’s Desk Too | Paint the Town Pink Cardstock | Taglines: Critters ( tiny heart) | A Blanc Check Cardstock | Paint the Town Pink Ink | Perfect Little Black Dress Ink | Simple Adhesive | Decoupage Glue | Binder Clips | Typing Paper | Perforated Cutting Blade

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Welcome to CREATE WITH LOVE, our Clear and Simple Stamps virtual Valentine’s (Craft) Day! We are kicking things off with a super simple project that just makes us smile….that and even though we are morning people 7am, pre-coffee  – we pretty much need to stick to the basics when it comes to maneuvering around the craft room!

You will normally find candy conversation hearts boxed up. We thought outside of the box and created {Sweetheart Treat Bags}. Your candy hearts will go a lot further, and with just 13 hearts per treat bag, you can limit sugar intake for little ones. It will literally take you longer to read the instructions than it takes to make these adorable treat bags.

SUPPLIES: 1″ Clear Candy Bags | Topper Combo (includes dies) | Toppers Fillers | Taglines: Critters ( tiny heart) | A Blanc Check Cardstock | Paint the Town Pink Ink | I’m a Princess Pink Ink | Simple Adhesive | Candy Conversation Hearts

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Sweets for your sweetie! There is something special about Valentine’s Day that makes us want to bake our little hearts out! Truth be told, we love any opportunity to whip up a few sweet treats – especially for gifting…

If there is one cookie that reigns supreme in our house, it’s the Sugar Cookie! Why you ask? For the simple fact that we can roll them out into cute shapes like these heart cut-out cookies, and decorate them for any holiday.

We’ll let you in on a little secret….we’re such cookie fanatics that we make huge batches of cookie dough and freeze them. This way we can easily whip up a batch without all the hassle.

Here we created a simple cardstock insert for the 3″ Clear Candy Bags and scored the bottom at 1/2″. This scored flap creates a great area to stamp a sentiment and provide a nice buffer to help slide your decorated cookie into the bag. A small dot of icing will help secure the cookie into place.

CARDSTOCK: A Blanc Check, Coral Necklace | INK: Coral Necklace, Paint the Town Pink | STAMPS: Let’s Bake: Sentiments, Love Cupid | OTHER: Silver/White Twine, Icing, Sugar Cookies, 3″ Clear Candy Bags

 

You have Bakerella to thank for this next tasty treat! What do you get when you cross brownie mix with a bit of yummy cookie dough?…one happy brownie-chocolate-chip-cookie-loving husband (at least in our house you do)!

We followed her simple recipe (here) and dressed them up with these super cute heart-shaped baking cups from Wilton.

Once cooled, we packaged the brownie cookies in our 3″ Flat Bottom Clear Candy Bags, and added a sweet “baked with love” hang tag using the Let’s Bake: Sentiments set and Mini Label Tags die.

CARDSTOCK: A Blanc Check | INK: Coral Necklace | DIES: Mini Label Tags | STAMPS: Let’s Bake: Sentiments, Party Elements: Baby | OTHER: Silver/White Twine, Brownie Cookies, 3″ Flat Bottom Clear Candy Bags, Heart-Shaped Baking Cup

 

We are huge fans of macarons, and are very excited to announce that we will be carry fun packaging for your delicious French pastry treats! These Clear Macaron Boxes  + Insert trays are the perfect way to package your favorite flavors as gifts or party favors.

With a precious Bow Trio: Large paper bow and a Favor Flags banner tag, we’ve dressed up these french pastry sweets in little to no time at all!

CARDSTOCK: A Blanc Check, Coral Necklace | INK: Paint the Town Pink | DIES: Favor Flags, Bow Trio: Large | STAMPS: Let’s Bake: Macarons | OTHER: Macarons, Clear Macaron Box + Insert

 

With Valentine’s Day a little over a week away, we’re sharing a super cute idea to express your love with a Sweetheart Cookie Gram. What says “how sweet it is to be loved by you” than with pretty, packaged, heart-shaped cookies!

We immediately reached for Party Favor 8 to create this sweet Valentine. The front flap hints to a hidden surprise, and in this case that surprise is a tasty treat along with a special note.

We added a see-thru window to the favor with the Shapes: Squares Combo die. Once the square was cut, we lined the edges with Simple Adhesive and adhered clear acetate to create the window.

And because we love to use drops, the die cut square was the perfect size to stamp a sweet message and to/from signature lines.

We used the same icing trick we showed earlier with the Ultimate Sugar Cookie to secure our heart-shaped cookie into place for display in the die cut window. Be sure to allow the icing time to harden before handling the cookie insert.

When you are all set to gift your cookie gram, wrap the outside with Silver/White Twine, and secure the twine in place with a “freshly baked” sticker created with the Let’s Bake: Sentiments set and Full Sheet Simple Adhesive – our absolute favorite way to create stickers and labels!

We hope you enjoyed a few simple ideas for getting crafty and creative in the kitchen this Valentine’s Day!

CARDSTOCK: A Blanc Check, Coral Necklace | INK: Coral Necklace, Perfect Little Black Dress, I Steel Got It | DIES: Shapes: Squares, Party Favor 8, Shapes: Circles| STAMPS: Let’s Bake: Sentiments, Trendy Tags, Cake Domes, All Wrapped Up | OTHER: Silver/White Twine, Icing, Sugar Cookies, Simple Adhesive, Clear Acetate

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Valentine’s day candy is already calling my name and I haven’t even recovered from all those holiday desserts. Today’s project solves this problem with all the deliciousness of sweet treats but none of the calories.

I scoured my Clear and Simple Stamps stash for several sweet-inspired stamps and put them all together into an adorable set of classroom style valentine’s.  Each one features a cute sentiment that will make any valentine smile.

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