Welcome to my post that should have been posted a few weeks ago. Or, let's just think of it as me helping you get REALLY ahead for next Valentine's Day! I am still not quite used to the new computer, now that I live in Mac world. Probably because I'm in denial, and trying to do as little as possible. So photos are staying on the camera, and when I do upload them, they are in strangely named folders which I can never find again.
But I digress (as always) . ..
Valentine's Day. (Focus, Laura, focus!) These are the Valentines that Mr. B and I made, (okay really it was just me. But he addressed them at least. We made the crayons in plastic candy molds. In the oven, in a water bath within a shallow pan. I read online, that it would work. And as you can see, it did. But I don't recommend it. I also don't recommend using cheapy crayons (you know, the ones you accumulate from restaurants) Go with the Crayolas and the wax and pigment won't separate as much. And use a metal muffin pan instead of trying to not melt your plastic candy molds. It's not pretty.
But the crayons are cute, and the packaging is cute. And THAT is what matters. I printed the text on Avery sticker paper, so all I had to do was print it out, trim, and adhere. I used Santa Red, Prussian Blue, and Solar Yellow cardstocks from Discount Cardstock. My little bags were three inches across, so I cut the cardstock into three inch strips, and folded it over to wrap around the bags. I added a staple (a cute GREEN staple, I might add) and that was that!!!Below, you can see the front and the back. And this font, is called Howser. It's one of my all-time favorites! You can find Howser at www.kevinandamanda.com It is a FABULOUS place to get free fonts!!!! LOVE IT!
So save this idea for next year, and you'll be way ahead of the game! All thanks to ME! ;) (tee hee!)