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It’s Valentine’s week!

Make sure you’ve got lots of love to go around. Check out my new Love Toolbox, isn’t she cute? And there is plenty of room for all of my love to go inside, or perhaps Valentine’s? Whichever you decide, there’s no denying how sweet this toolbox is.

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To make your very own, pop by the Silhouette online shop and download this file. Right now, it’s only 0.75 cents! Grab your favourite double sided cardstock, set up your machine and cut.

These would be great for little girls to hold all of their Valentine’s in at school. I know my 7 year old son would not use this, it’s not cool enough for him but it’s just perfect for little girls!

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Or you can put a few treats inside – a great gift for your best friend!

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How about love notes or coupons for the hubs? We don’t exchange v-day gifts with each other anymore so this would be a cheap but sweet gesture.

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Here’s a re-cap of my 2013 Valentine’s Projects.

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Easy Strawberry Shortcake

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Fluttering Heart Banner

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A Simple Valentine, Framed

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Life-n-Reflection: Sweetcakes

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Valentine’s Chalkboard and Mini Bunting

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Valentine Treat Boxes

Happy Early Valentine’s Day!

I have been known to link to these fantastic parties:
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Chocolate Covered Paper Strawberries

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These chocolate covered paper strawberries are just the cutest paper craft I have seen in a while. I found the cutting file in the Silhouette online store and immediately downloaded it.

Here’s the supplies I used

1 – 12 x 12 sheet of red cardstock

1 – 6.5 x 12 piece of green cardstock

1 – 3 x 10 piece of brown cardstock

Hot glue & gun

Twine or ribbon

Here are the screen shots from Silhouette Studio. I resized the file to my liking.

Berries

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Leaves

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Chocolate

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Here are the pieces once cut.

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Fold the strawberry along the perforations and fold into place, gluing the short tab to the petal.

I tied a knot in my twine and then fed the twine through the petals of the strawberry.

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Here’s a shot showing the twine through all the petals.

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Gently but firmly pull tight.

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And secure with a little dab of hot glue.

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Slide the large petal down over the twine and then the smaller petal, securing with a dab of hot glue.

Then fold the chocolate piece along the perorations, fold to create the final shape and glue the tab in place. Then put a few dabs of hot glue on the inside of the chocolate shape and place over the point part of the strawberry, be sure to line up the corners.

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And there you have it, almost good enough to eat!

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The three of these take approximately 20 mins to make.

A great craft while watching a bit of TV.

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These would make great favours too, try putting a couple of Valentine treats inside!

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3D Paper Hot Air Balloons

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Today I am sharing with you are pretty simple and quick tutorial on how to make these sweet 3D Paper Hot Air Balloons with your Silhouette machine.

I downloaded the file from the Silhouette online store here.

And here is how it will open in Silhouette Studio.

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You’ll have 6 balloon shapes in total, fold each in half along the perforated line. They are easy to put together from here – use double sided tape and attach one half of a balloon to another one half. Keep going in this manner until all of the balloon shapes are used. Don’t forget to attach the basket of the balloons in the same way.

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Here you can see that I only have one more balloon piece to go.

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Now glue your two top loops together and add pretty ribbon or twine for hanging.

So cute hey?

And great for Valentines Day too!

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I love how when you pass by these hanging balloons they twirl with the light movement of air.

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I have been waiting to take pictures of these balloons for days now, it’s always dark now when I get home from work and I refuse to take pictures at night. Beautiful natural daylight gives the best photo results.

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Happy Valentine’s Crafting…stay tuned I have tons more Valentine paper crafts to share with you in the coming days!