This fun little valentine set is something I designed because of a need in my own life as a mother of small children. A set geared towards the special little people in our
lives who love to be involved in our paper crafting hobbies, as well as
receive special handmade treats themselves that celebrate their
The main image, a large circular tag/frame, coordinates perfectly with both
the Circle Nestabilities dies (Spellbinders) and the pink mega scalloped circle punch (Marvy),
making it quick and easy to create tags and focal points with this
All of the sentiments fit between the lines of the tag, while all the images
fit in the open space above. With these informal "guidelines" it is
easy for children to help with projects for their friends and still end
up with a super cute end result. Many of the images & sentiments are versatile enough that they can be used year-round!
- Tiny Treats will be available for purchase on December 15th.
- It will retail for $24.
- Tiny Treats contains a total of 37 stamps (1 tag frame, 16 images and 20 sentiments).
Let me show you some of the possibilities this set holds! I thought I would create one valentine treat as well as showcase a year-round application. I'll start with the valentine, a little something Owen & I designed for him to exchange with his friends and classmates this year.
It all starts with a homemade peanut butter chocolate chunk cookie, tucked neatly into one of our small glassine bags. All of Owen's friends LOVE to have homemade cookies when they come over, so he thought that they would make the perfect little treat for Valentine's Day as well.
A tag & a bit of ribbon seemed to be the easiest way to spiff them up a bit and give them a personal touch. We actually opted to use something other than the tag frame that is included in the Tiny Treats stamp set. The tag we chose is die cut from Spring Moss cardstock using the Cuttlebug A2 Die- Tag Alongs. Don't you just love that little froggy? I think he just looks so happy; makes you want to smile!
The flip side of the tag is stamped with the "to/from" stamp that is included in Tiny Treats. I like to have my kids fill in the names themselves so the valentine is more personal. Plus their handwriting is so adorable when they are little like this!
When designing projects like this to work on with your kids keep in mind all the fun things they can play with. My kids in particular LOVE to get into glitter, so running a little strip of Scor-tape along the front of this tag and allowing Owen to add the glitter himself was perfect for us. It is an easy way to have them participate without any messy adhesive or drying time required. You might have noticed the small heart pattern at the bottom of the tag. This was created with the new Background Basics: Hearts stamp set that will be introduced later on this week. Super cute, isn't it!
Now onto the year-round application I was talking about earlier. I made this little card as a lunchbox note for Hannah. She LOVES getting lunchbox notes, as well as dogs and anything with hearts, so this card is RIGHT up her alley! It's scaled to fit in our 4×4 envelopes.
The bottom portion of the card front is stamped with another image from Background Basics: Hearts. It is stamped in Fresh Snow ink followed up by a touch of color added to each heart with a R22 (Melon Berry) Copic Marker.
The tag frame is stamped in Melon Berry, with the dog and sentiment both stamped in Dark Chocolate. As stated earlier in this post, this tag image coordinates perfect with the pink Mega Scalloped Circle punch from Marvy, which is what I used here. I colored the heart on the tag with an R22 than the spots with E55 & E57 (Dark Chocolate). A tiny bit of BG11 (Aqua Mist) and T1 (Smokey Shadow) were added around the outside edge of the dog and blended slightly with a colorless blender.
I looped some Aqua Mist Stitched Ribbon behind the tag as a pretty accent. Love doing that. Adds a nice little detail without going through the hassle of tying a bow. I love the color combo of Aqua Mist & Melon Berry. Definitely one of my all time favorites.
Now that you have seen a little of what I have done with this super cute set, why don't I show you what our amazingly talented design team has put together using the same set? I challenged each of them to create a Valentine treat followed by showcasing a year-round application for this set. You are going to LOVE everything they came up with!
To read more, visit Betsy Veldman's blog HERE!
To read more, visit Becky Oehlers' blog HERE!
To read more, visit Debbie Olson's blog HERE!
To read more, visit Geny Cassady's blog HERE!
To read more, visit Heather Nichols' blog HERE!
To read more, visit Kim Hughes' blog HERE!
To read more, visit Lisa Johnson's blog HERE!
To read more, visit Melissa Phillips' blog HERE!
To read more, visit Michelle Wooderson's blog HERE!
To read more, visit Niki Estes' blog HERE!
To read more, visit Dawn McVey's blog HERE!
Are you just in awe (like I am!)? It is truly amazing to see so much talent in one place and I am honored to get to work with all of them! And really, the stamp set isn't half bad either, if I do say so myself! It really allows you to make quick, easy and CUTE projects with hardly any effort! So what do you think of this new set? It's kind of a new direction for Papertrey and we would love to know what you think of it. Leave a comment
and let us know!
Just for taking the time to do so, we are
offering up an AMAZING prize package…
- Tiny Treats stamp set
- Mega Scalloped Circle Punch
- 3 Small Heart Tins
This prize package has everything you need to get crafting with your kids and let them MAKE their own valentine projects!!! You have until 7am EST, Sunday, December
13th to leave a
and be eligible to win. Please play nice, only one comment per
person. One winner will be randomly selected and announced the same
day no later than noon EST. The winning announcement will be made on
our December Release Winners page.
Visit Heather Nichols today to see even more of Simple Valentine!
Dawn McVey has created some projects to share using her latest stamp set, Say it With Style.
Kim Hughes has another peek at her Be My Valentine template collection!
And last but not least, Vanessa Menhorn, our guest template designer this month, has another peek at the new template, Do Me a Favor!
Stamps: Tiny Treats: Valentine (available December 15th)
Ink: Noir Black, Ripe Avocado
Paper: Spring Moss, Stamper's Select White
Other: Spring Moss Copic Trio, Pure Poppy Copic Trio, 1" circle punch (EK Success), 1/4" Scor-tape, Prisma Glitter, A2 Cuttlebug Die Tag Alongs, Pure Poppy Grosgrain Ribbon, Rustic Jute Button Twine, foam dimensionals, small glassine bag
Finished Size: 3" x 2" (tag)
DOGGONE CUTE CARD
Stamps: Tiny Treats: Valentine, Background Basics: Hearts (both available December 15th)
Ink: Dark Chocolate, Melon Berry, Fresh Snow
Paper: Classic Kraft, Stamper's Select White
Other: Aqua Mist Stitched Ribbon, R22 (Melon Berry), E55 & E57 (Dark Chocolate), BG11 (Aqua Mist) and T1 (Smokey Shadow) Copics, corner rounder punch, mega scalloped circle punch (Marvy)
Finished Size: 3.75" x 3.75"