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Monday, February 6, 2017

Second Grade Valentine Treats

Hello friends, welcome to my second St. Valentine project of the year.  My super sweet Design Team sister, Kelly, is back from her leave of absence at Bitten By the Bug 2 (yay! We missed her so much) and is hosting our weekly Cricut challenge.  Kelly has asked us to make a Valentine project - whether it be a card, a tag, a layout, or a 3D project.  I chose these decorated St. Valentine tubes, which will be filled with Valentine colored M&Ms, a project I am making for my daughter's second grade students.

I used three Cricut cartridges on this project: Mickey and Friends Love at First Sight (I do love these characters), Doodlecharms, and Ribbons and Rosettes.  I chose the individual Mickey and Minnie holding hearts as my main characters.  Using the add text feature, I added the "I❤U" sentiment into their Valentine hearts.  I also cut tiny red hearts to cover the drawn heart. 

I found the double layer heart charm on the Doodlecharms cartridge.  I separated the layers and added a drawn heart to the top layer heart.  After affixing Mickey and Minnie to the heart charms, I added the backwards C and hand drew the ink lines.

The band at the bottom of the tube was cut using a single layer heart border from the Ribbons & Rosettes cartridge.  I sized the border to wrap around the tube.

I ordered the tubes from one of my favorite on-line stores, A Cherry on Top. I actually ordered some round tubes also, but I could not find them today. As many of you know, my mother - who has advanced Alzheimer's disease - lives with us.  One of her favorite things to do lately is pick up things that do not belong to her and move them to her room.  She is especially fascinated with my scrapping supplies.  I suspect my round tubes are in her bedroom someplace.  They will turn up eventually - last week I ran across the large bottle of red Stickles on a shelf in her room.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.  If you have not already done so, please go by Bitten by the Bug 2 and check out the Valentine eye candy the Design Team has created.  And please do consider joining us in our weekly challenge.

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  1. Thank you Susan!! I'm so happy to be back.
    Your project is ADORABLE!!! I have a couple packs of these tubes. Guess what I'm doing today, lol!??! My family is Disney crazy and they are going to go nuts when I give them these Valentines. Thank you for your inspiration!
    BBTB2 DS - Kelly

  2. Ohhhh, Susan, I am ready to return to second grade :) Great treat tubes, totally awesomeю

  3. I agree with Valentyna, I wish I was in your daughter's class, so I could get on of these. I love Mickey and Minnie and the charm hearts. Total cuteness!!