February 12, 2015

Valentine Candy Pockets

Valentine Candy Pockets by Julie @JulieChats.com

Last year, the kids and I made some fun, Lego Valentines for his class. All the kids loved them and it was great to have a non-candy alternative. This year, Jake wants to include candy with his Valentines, so when I started thinking of what we could make, I kept that in mind. I always think of my Silhouette Cameo first when I have projects like this. I wonder what I can design & cut to add a little fun to my projects. Right away, I thought of making these little Valentine Candy Pockets to hold the candy. So, decoration was my next step. I just love the new License Plate collection from Technique Tuesday’s CHA 2015 release. There is a License Plate Frame steel die and two coordinating stamp sets, a License Plate Alphabet and the Rock Star set that includes a license plate frame and cute, abbreviated sayings like you might find on a custom license plate. Being a seven year old boy who loves cars, I knew Jake would flip over these tiny license plates.  I was right, when he saw the stamps, he went crazy thinking of what else we could put them on. And, being new to reading, he loved sounding out the fun sentiments and figuring out what they meant.  So, I knew we had a hit on our hands. I went to work creating a quick die cut pocket design that’s about 3″x4″ and can be cut two to a page on 8 1/2″ x 11″ paper. (Since I have almost a ream of red cardstock leftover from my invitation design days.)

I hope you have a Happy Valentine’s Day! Here are some photos of how we created these Valentine Candy Pockets:

Valentine Candy Pockets by Julie @JulieChats.com

 

Valentine Candy Pockets by Julie @JulieChats.com

 

Valentine Candy Pockets by Julie @JulieChats.com

 

Here’s a fun video of all the pockets stamped and ready to be folded and put together: Valentine Candy Pockets

Valentine Candy Pockets by Julie @JulieChats.com

Valentine Candy Pockets by Julie @JulieChats.com

Valentine Candy Pockets by Julie @JulieChats.com

 

Valentine Candy Pockets by Julie @JulieChats.com

 

 

Valentine Candy Pockets by Julie @JulieChats.com

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Comments

  1. These are adorable and so creative! I too have a stockpile of random cardstock from my invitation design days 😉 I need to use them with my Silhouette more.

  2. Very cute, and the fact they are hand made and unique makes them so much more special then just store bought valentines (boy, I certainly remember how many of those paper torn “postcard” valentines from the grocery store I exchanged with others as a kid…)

  3. These are so adorable! Love ’em!

  4. These are so cute! What a great idea!

  5. I would send that “URCOOL” one to everyone I knew.

  6. Very cute! I’m always interested in hearing things I can do with my Silhouette machine!!

  7. How cute are theses – absolutely adorable I am sure everyone loved their cute Valentines.

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