Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Valentine’s Day Favors

Are you doing any treat bags or favors for your kids or for your Valentine? Or how about favors for your friends, or you kid's friends? My friend Ashley makes her daughter's entire preschool class homemade candy. She makes white-chocolate lollipops, wraps them in cellophane, and ties them with a perfect bow. She should add a PSA stamp, too but I haven't worked that out with her, yet. You know all the mom's in the class are so envious of her ability to create such a cute Valentine and impressed that she had the time to do it. (How does she have the time to do it??!)

Our designer Stephanie Jones is apparently just like Ashley. She made a few adorable treat bags that would be a great Valentine's Day party favor, or perfect to send in your kids lunch box. This one is a simple box of 4 chocolates, tied with ribbon and embellished with rhinestones. Of course, it's stamped too! These ones are from PSA Love Birds & PSA Bouquet Toss.

Next, Stephanie created this chocolate favor – this is more sophisticated and I could easily see it as a wedding favor. Couldn't you? I love the brown, red, and white color combination. The love birds are too cute for words here, the favor really is all about the stamp. See in the background of the brown paper the "love" stamp? This one is from PSA Bouquet Toss.

Lastly, she decorated this tic-tac case using the lips from PSA Frenchie and used a stamp from Skellanimals. Skellanimals hasn't gotten much attention from our design team and I was so happy to see it used here. "I've got time to waste" is such a perfect sentiment for Valentine's Day.

What are you doing to get ready for Valentine's Day? Do you love or hate this holiday, tell me why!

Supply spotlight:
Chocolate Box:
Paper:  Hibiscus Burst, Raspberry Fizz (PTI)
Ink:  Grapfruit, Black (PSA Essentials), Fresh Snow (PTI)
Stamps:  Love {Love Birds}, Framed Heart {Bouquet Toss} (PSA Essentials)
Tools:  1-3/8" Circle Punch, 1-3/4" Scallop Circle Punch (SU!)
Miscellaneous:  Twine (PTI), Rhinestones (BasicGrey), Return Address Labels (Avery)

Chocolate Giftbag:
Paper:  Dark Chocolate, Vintage Cream (PTI)
Ink:  Espresso (PSA Essentials), Vintage Cream (PTI)
Stamps:  Birds, Border {Love Birds}, Love Heart {Bouquet Toss} (PSA Essentials)
Tools:  Favor It Box Die #3 (PTI), 1"Circle Punch, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, 1-3/4" Scallop Circle Punch (SU!)
Miscellaneous:  Pure Poppy Satin Ribbon, Pure Poppy Baker's Twine (PTI), Smooch 'Siren' (ClearSnap), Rhinestones

Covered Tic Tacs:
Paper:  Raspberry Fizz, Bitty Dots, Stamper's Select White (PTI)
Ink:  Grapfruit, Black (PSA Essentials), Jet Black (StazOn)
Stamps:  Lips {Frenchie}, Owl, Border {Skelanimals - Thomas & Friends} (PSA Essentials)
Tools: 1-3/8" Circle Punch, 1-3/4" Circle Punch (SU!)
Miscellaneous:  Raspberry Fizz Satin Ribbon (PTI), Smooch 'Sassy Pink' (ClearSnap), Return Address Label (Avery), Rhinestones (BasicGrey), 'Stardust' Stickles (Ranger)


  1. Super cute! Great job.

  2. So beautiful ... a harmonious blend of colors. people who receive them would be happy....

  3. I was planning to do favor boxes. Time is short, but your post is timely. I'll use the simple middle one. Thanks.

  4. These are all beautiful projects. I can't wait til I can get a chance to try these stamps out. I am a stamp-a-holic.

    Precious Hugs