What better way to spend a cold February evening than making Valentines for sweethearts and sweet pals? Here’s one that includes a packet of treats — a token of affection suitable for everyone you adore.
MATERIALS + TOOLS
- Cellophane treat bag
- Cinnamon hearts or other candy
- X-Acto knife or scissors
- Bone folder
- Circle punch (optional)
- Embellishments / decorations (optional)
- Cut cardstock into a strip large enough to fold around the cellophane bag: It should be about ¼ to ½ inch wider than the bag; the length should be double, plus an extra ¼ to ½ inch. Before cutting, consider trimming the height of the bag to the desired size, including enough for folding the top closed.
- Measure and, using the bone folder, score 1 inch from one end of the cardstock, then fold over. Bring the opposite end halfway over the 1-inch fold, aligning the edges, and fold. Use the bone folder for create sharp folds.
- Fill bag with cinnamon hearts (don’t overfill). Fold over the opening of the bag and staple it between the back and 1-inch fold-over. Keep the staples at least halfway away from the cut edge.
- Make a window in the front of the card by punching a hole with the circle punch. (You can also use an X-Acto knife or scissors.)
- Decorate card as desired. I used washi tape to hide the staples, and stamped Happy Valentine’s on the front. Close the Valentine by sliding the longer end under the 1-inch fold-over — like a matchbook — then give to someone you admire.