Crafty Secrets February Linky Party – Valentine Hershey’s Kiss Treat Bags and Tutorial
Happy Monday, everyone! Today is the first Monday of February, which means it’s time for the Linky Party at Crafty Secrets! Here’s the description of this month’s theme:
Love is in the air! Valentines and Music
It’s a virtual Valentine Linky Party! Create some cute Valentines for friends and family, or make “off the page projects” for home décor. Incorporate music or words to a song somewhere in your project. (Songbirds would work here, too!)
Sounds fun, doesn’t it? I chose to work with some images from the Vintage Valentine Digital Kit, which is full of beautiful Valentine papers, tags, and ephemera. There were so many directions I could have gone, but I decided to make little treat holders – take a look:
Each little bag holds a single Hershey’s Kiss, and I think they’re simply adorable. Just stick around for a bit to learn how to make these Hershey’s Kiss holders yourself!
There’s my project! Now, go visit the rest of the design team blogs below and be sure to leave them some love. Then, link up your own Crafty Secrets project on the BLOG and you could win the entire Vintage Valentine Digital Kit! We’ve loaded a free image from the set into this month’s Linky Party post as our way of thanking you for playing along. You can download the image and use it in your Linky Party project, or use one of the FREE PRINTABLES found on the blog page. The rules are simple: Just create a NEW project featuring Crafty Secrets, and link it up on the Crafty Secrets blog before midnight Pacific Time on Sunday, February 15th. Remember, you don’t have to follow this month’s theme to play along, just use any Crafty Secrets goodies you have. I can’t wait to see what you create!
CRAFTY SECRETS DESIGN TEAM
* Kathy Clement, DT Leader * Darlene Pavlick, Dar’s Crafty Creations * Diane Hover, Nellie’s Nest * Elizabeth Lincoln, Paper Passtimes * Melody Clement, Paper Melody’s (you are here!) *Michele Kovack, Thoughts of a Cardmaking Scrapbooker * Shantaie Fowler, Inking Pink * Sheila Rumney, Sheila Rumney Design and Photography * Gloria Stengel, Scraps of Life * NEW TEAM MEMBER Ginny Nemchak, Polly’s Paper Studio * Guest Designer Vicki Chrisman, This Art that Makes Me Happy
Valentine Hershey’s Kiss Treat Bag Tutorial
These little treat bags are perfect for giving just a little something special – a single Hershey’s kiss! There are written directions below the collage:
Step 1: Cut 2 strips of cardstock, one measuring 6.5 x 1.5″ and the other about 4 x 1.5″ (I have lots of scrap 1.5 x 11″ strips, and I wanted to use them…busted!). Score the longer strip at 2.5″ and 4″, and score the shorter strip at 1″, 1.25″, 2.75″, and 3″
Step 2: Punch a 1″ circle in the middle of the short strip
Steps 3 and 4: Fold in the sides of the short strip, then glue the open tabs to the middle of your 6.5″ strip of cardstock
Step 5: Insert Hershey’s Kiss (or in my case, a Hug, because that’s what I have in my house) and fold sides up to form your bag
Step 6: Close your bag. I used decorative scissors and a staple here, but in other examples I punched small holes and tied with ribbon or just used a spot of glue.
Step 7: Decorate your little treat bags and distribute them amongst your friends 🙂
Enjoy your Valentine making, and don’t forget to enter your Valentine project in the Linky Party!