Admittedly, I'm not usually a fan of Valentine's Day. I can't stand wading through a sea of folks who are trying to decide which box of perforated valentines or wacky stuffed gorilla to get for their sweethearts. Ish!
What I do love, however, are fun & nifty ways to create one-of-a-kind valentine treats without a whole lot of hassle or expense. For instance, these little cuties:
Creative Memories Go Digital Facebook Fan Page Admin Melissa McClure used StoryBook Creator 4.0 (US|Canada) to create these fun projects that are as adorable as they are yummy! They're super simple to create, and you can print them right at home. Here's how she created each one:
The treat bag toppers (above left) were created by starting with a blank 11x8.5 portrait project. Start by adding a rectangle shape to your project. Right-click on the shape, then choose "properties" and set the rectangle's width to be 6.25" and the height to be 3.5" (note: you will need to uncheck the aspect ratio selection to enter these amounts). Copy and paste rectangle, then stack each rectangle on top of each other so they span across the entire height of the page - like this (and on the right, you can see how Melissa designed hers):
Next, decorate each rectangle, visualizing that each one will be folded in half length-wise. After you've decorated them, simply print onto copy paper or white cardstock, trim each rectangle out, fold in half and staple across the top of a filled treat bag.
The cupcake picks (above center) were created by also starting with a blank 11x8.5 project. Insert a circle shape onto your project, making sure to click "make a circle". Right-click the circle, then choose "properties" and set the circle's width and height to be 1.5". Next, simply decorate the circles however you wish. Copy and paste a decorated circle to make multiples of the same design, or copy and paste the blank circle, then decorate for each new design. After decorating all the circles you wish to create, print onto copy paper or white cardstock, then punch out each design using the Creative Memories Circle Maker. Note: to line up the circles inside the punch holes, flip the maker upside down and punch. After circles are punched, tape a lollipop or popsicle stick to the back of each, then insert into cupcake.
Here's what Melissa's looked like after she designed them:
The lollipop tags (above right) were created by also starting with a blank 11x8.5 project. Start by adding a rectangle shape to your project. Right-click on the shape, then choose "properties" and set the rectangle's width to be 2.6" and the height to be 3.3" Copy and paste rectangle onto page, then line up in grid format, like this (and to the right, you can see how Melissa designed hers):
Next, decorate each rectangle. After you've decorated them, simply print onto copy paper or white cardstock, trim each rectangle out, punch two holes along one edge, slip a sucker stick through the hole & secure with tape to the backside.