Saturday, January 14, 2012

Turtle and Co. for Valentine's Day

Stampin' Up! leadership is next week and I'm so excited that I'm getting to go.  Time away from the real world and...I get to spend it with people who love stamping as much as I do.  What could be better.

I have been asked about a treat that children, especially a boy, can take to school this Valentine's day.  Something that's not too mushy with not a lot of hearts and glitter.  Stampin Up has some cute stamp sets in the Growing Up section of the catalog that would work but I was drawn to this year's Ronald McDonald set.  Though it was designed as a birthday set I could see the possibilities for Valentine's Day.  It was difficult to choose between the frog, snail, and turtle.

I colored the images with ink and blender pens.  This could also be done with markers and you could have the kids help make their own Valentine treats.

Any snack size candy would fit inside.  I used what I had on hand but I think a bag of skittles or m&ms would work even better.  Or maybe add two candy bars!  

I saw this idea on Angie Kennedy Juda's site and loved that she thought of closing the treat by slipping the bottom flap under the ribbon on the inside. In this picture you can see where it would slip right under.

Every year Stampin' Up! designs an exclusive stamp set to help raise money for the Ronald McDonald House Charities.  When you purchase this year's Turtle and Co. set they will donate $3 to RMHC.  The total donated to date is over $1,000,000. Purchase this stamp set today and join Stampin' Up! in making a difference!

Stamp Sets: Turtle and Co. (C122872,W122870), P.S. I Love You (125462)
Paper: Real Red (102482), Old Olive (100702), Whisper White (100730)
Ink: StazOn Jet Black (101406), Old Olive 102277), Real Red (103133), Marina Mist (119668)
Accessories:  Blender Pens (102845), Whisper White 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon (109025) Dimensionals (104294)

1 comment:

  1. Diane, good idea for a little gift. Great idea for the ribbon being used that way. Thanks for sharing.


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