Valentines Favors with Spellbinders plusTutorial...

Hi Everyone

Okay - so first off I want to say I am NOT a Spellbinders expert. In fact this post came about because apart from the circles - I only own ONE Spellbinders Set- the Labels One and I really wanted to come up with some ideas on how to use them other than just the plain shape.

Treat Bags
 This really is as simple as it looks!
Perfect for any party, class treats etc all you need to do is buy some cello bags, cut a plain pieces of card for the background and then use a smaller piece for the decoration. It's a great way to use up scraps and I just added a rub-on for extra detail

Mentos Favors
I thought I was so clever coming up with this - and I have actually seem something really similar this week on the Spellbinders blog! I have a mini-tutorial showing how I made them below, so don't forget to check that out too!
 

Banner
OK - so this was my first attempt at a banner! Nothing really matches but it was a good way to show another use of the spellbinders die!
This picture shows where I placed the die on the paper to get the shape. I repeated the placement for the smaller dies to get the layered effect.


All of these projects use the Echo Park Be Mine Collection and I have a tutorial showing how I made the Mentos Favours just below..
  1. You need ribbon, 2 x pieces of pre-cut paper (one larger than the other), double sided tape, small hole punch, some means of scoring paper (board not necessary - use a ruler!)
  2. Score 1cm either side of the "peak" of the larger paper
  3. Repeat on smaller paper
  4. Using adhesive tape – glue smaller piece onto larger piece
  5. Punch small holes in either side
  6. Thread ribbon through holes
  7. Tie ribbon
  8. Stuff in your mini-mentos!
Enjoy!

Lowri :-)

9 comments:

  1. Very cute...it's amazing what you can come up with when you challenge yourself :)

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  2. Very neat Lowri! I was thinking how nice the papers were and was going to ask what they were until you mentioned them - Ive actually got that collection and havent used it because I didnt think it was as nice in person but now ive changed my mind :)

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  3. How stinkin' cute!!

    I'm so sad my Doodle is in 5th grade and they aren't doing parties anymore. I wanted to be able to something like this for her class. :(

    I want to be a paper crafter SO bad! You've got a great blog...I'm becoming a follower! :)

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  4. love those mentos treat carriers...super cute and so dang creative!

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  5. So cute! I would love for you to share it at my Valentines Party @ www.cheapcraftymama.com!

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  6. Such cute ideas! I found you on TT&J's Linky party. Would love it if you came by and checked out my blog.
    -Melissa
    www.serendipityandspice.blogspot.com

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  7. Now those are adorable!!! Would you please share this with our readers for Fun Stuff Fridays? http://www.toysinthedryer.com/2012/02/14-days-of-valentines-fun-stuff-fridays_10.html

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