Girly and I love making our own Valentine's. Zach used to, but he's kind of moved away from it. He loves giving them and getting them, but sitting down to make 16 seems to be a little more than his attention span can handle these days. So, I made them for him.
I decided to go with little Hershey Kiss Sleeves. I created this project many years ago, but it's always a favorite to go back to when needing little candy treats or party favors. There's so many varieties of Hershey's Kisses out there that you can even coordinate them to your cardstock and ribbon colors!
For these sleeves, I chose boy colors to offset the hearts. I used the Happy Hearts set with Tempting Turquoise ink and cardstock. This set has so many hearts to choose from, it's a great all around set for cards, gifts and scrapbooking.
There's quite a few words in this set and you can mix them around to create many different sayings. To do my tags, I lined up the 4 images I needed on a clear block and then inked them in black and stamped them on my Green Galore tags (which I cut with a tag punch). The sentiment fit perfectly and rather than stamping all the 4 images separately, it made it much quicker to stamp them all. They're all lined up, too!
I punched a hole in the top of the tags and threaded some turquoise organdy ribbon through to tie the tags around the sleeves.
I was able to find Cherry Cordial Hershey Kisses in pink wrappers and they smelled SO good. I exhibited more self control than I thought I had and didn't even try them. I needed to make sure I had enough to put in the sleeves.
These sleeves can actually fit 4 Hershey's Kisses, but because I needed to make sure I had enough for all of them (and also because I knew that these kids would be getting more than enough candy), I put three inside.
You can get 4 holders out of one 8.5 x 11 inch sheet of cardstock and I find it's easier to score the cardstock in one large sheet before cutting it. It really cuts down on the time.
I created a video tutorial a while ago showing how to make these. They're super easy....the dimensions are included in the video but here they are written out:
Cut a piece of patterned paper at 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.
Place your paper horizontally and score at 1 1/2, 3 and 4 1/2.
Follow the directions in the video to put your holder together. Enjoy!