Valentine’s Day at Spring Arbor
Today is our monthly craft day at Spring Arbor of Winchester. Spring Arbor is a local assisted living facility, and I love spending time with the residents there. They’re all so sweet, and so appreciative of what we bring for them to make.
This month, we’re making Valentine’s Day projects. I got my inspiration from Sara Douglass, CEO of Stampin’ Up! She posted some of her Valentines, and they were so cute (and simple!) that I decided to use her idea for mine. And the treat bag is a loose copy of the Paper Pumpkin Kit from January.
Here’s what they’ll be making –
The paper for all the projects is retired. I ended up with lots of scraps from the Valentine’s Designer Series Paper Stack (DSP) last year (or the year before….), and several packs of Real Red Envelope Paper. Obviously, I was planning to make a few more valentines than I actrually did.
I cut the DSP into strips to layer to the front of a 3″ x 4″ card. They’re not straight on purpose, in case you were wondering. Then I punched a scallop circle from Gold Foil Sheets and layered over the card. You will have many more options with the Layering Circles Framelits Dies, though. I used a punch because I was cutting 10 and a punch was quicker.
The sentiment is from January’s Paper Pumpkin kit, and it’s stamped in Real Red Classic Stampin’ Ink on a Calypso Coral heart. I used the Sweetheart Punch for both hearts in this project.
I created the little red treat bag using the Gift Bag Punch Board. It’s full of little chocolates, wrapped in more of the DSP. (Yes, I know….the chocolate in the picture is another element from a past Paper Pumpkin kit. You all have eagle eyes! I wanted to see if it would work, but I think it’s a bit stiff for the ladies to handle. The rest of the chocolate is wrapped in DSP.) I think I adhered to the policy for the candies; the paper isn’t taped to the candy, so it slides right out without destroying the foil wrap.
After I took the photo, I changed a couple things. I used a banner for the tag on the bag and added a heart sticker from the Paper Pumpkin kit. And, of course, the envelope was made using the Envelope Punch Board.
I think the ladies will enjoy this. It’s very simple; I pre-cut the bag, and each one has Tear & Tape Adhesive on it, so they’re ready to just put together. And the envelopes are already made (but I’ll show them how we did it).
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Hope you have a wonderful day! Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy.