February 11, 2011

{love} is in the air

My daughter Katie had her preschool Valentine's party yesterday afternoon, and being true to my procrastinating nature, whipped these up at about 10 in the morning.  Whew!  Thankfully, these were incredibly easy to make - took me about an hour to make 16 - which includes a couple interruptions calling "I'm doooOOOnnne" from the bathroom.  So nice.  Anyway, I'm sure you didn't need to know that detail of my day. 

I started by using the sweetest set from Taylored Expressions called Kid At Heart, which includes the fun little Take Note frame and lots of images.  The frame is stamped in either Rose Coral or Warm Red Fluid Chalk ink and then I added various images and coordinating, and witty, sentiments underneath.  I ran the complete image through my Big Shot with the Take Note Die 3 and ended up with a very cute and unique treat shape.  The lollipops were attached by punching two 1/4" circles along the edge of the frame. 

I'll try not to imagine these preschoolers opening up their treat bag and grabbing these little cute Valentine's notes and ripping off the lollipop.  I choose to think they'll treasure them always and tape them to their bedroom wall ;) 

Thanks for stopping by!

recipe -
stamps: kid at heart (taylored expressions)
paper: choice snow white (taylored expressions)
ink: colorbox fluid chalk ink - warm red, lime pastel, rose coral, toffee, dark brown, ice blue, blue lagoon
accessories: take note die 3 (taylored expressions), 1/4" circle punch, dum-dum lollipops


  1. OMGSH! I'm so happy I saw this! I have a ginormous bag of dumdum lollies and have been looking at them thinking I've got to do something with them for Valentine's. This is PERFECT!!!! Thank you so much for the inspiration. I kept wondering how I could cleverly attach them!! GENIUS!!!

  2. OOOOOOOOOOOOOH!! These are FANTASTIC girlie!! What an AMAZING idea...SO casing these!!!

  3. These are wonderful! I am making the same type of thing for my daughters grade 2 class but I am liking the sucker idea better!

  4. Your little tags are adorable! I am sure that they will keep them for years. ;) I love the stamps that you used. Thanks for sharing them with us!

  5. Super cute! Love that set, my little grandson (almost 4) inked them up today and "made" some valentines for the family! It was fun watching him choose which one to use for each family member. Poppa got the airplane 'cause he likes planes!

  6. These are absolutely adorable! Love the little dinosaur one especially! I'm sure the kids will love them!