This is a very quick valentine idea… and just in time! My 9 year old has to make a valentine for all (or none) of her classmates. I think this is a good idea in theory (that way everyone gets them) but she has 20+ classmates and wants to make them herself.
The red cardstock is cut 2 3/4 x 8 1/2 (you get 4 per sheet of 8 1/2 x 11) and scored at 1", 4", 4 1/2" & 7 1/2". The mouse from Stampin’ Up!’s "Have a Heart" set was punched with the 1 3/8 inch. circle and then matted on black cardstock that was punched with my favorite new scalloped circle punch (as was the "window").
After making this one (it was one of my "Stamp a Stack of Stuff" projects this month), I realized that you can fit a greeting under the window… and stamped "for someone with a big heart" from the same stamp set BEFORE punching the window. Black gingham ribbon ties it up after punching with the double rectangle punch. The chocolate heart is held on with a ‘Pop Up Glue Dot’ (Stampin’ Up!) which REALLY holds a solid piece of chocolate on.
Well, it’s Ash Wednesday and this chocoholic will give up chocolate for Lent. Lucky you guys aren’t living with me, LOL… as I go through the shakes in a few days.