Thursday, January 28, 2016

Valentine Cookie and Puzzle Holder

I was inspired to make this treat holder after seeing the simple instructions at the Hilo HM Ben Franklin Crafts.  Because I am intending to include a large iced shortbread heart cookie with the puzzle, I made the holder wide enough to accommodate them.  (Did you notice the card stock print is of heart-shaped cookies?) The measurements of the Pebbles card stock are 4-1/2" x 12", scored at intervals along the length at 4-1/2", 5-1/2" and 10".   
 If you are planning to include the puzzle, you can make the holder flatter. (Many schools do not allow sugary treats to be passed out in class.)  The red heart topper was made with a Joy Crafts die that was cut a bit to fit the holder.  A Hero Arts 'love' die was used to cut the DCWV foil card stock into an elegant script embellishment.
Inside the treat holder I used Little B washi tape to affix the mini zip bag containing the puzzle heart that is actually the cutout from the front of the holder.
 If you are only giving the puzzle with the treat holder, you should keep it together so that the holder doesn't look empty.  The Taylor Expressions heart puzzle die comes with some words to stamp but I like the ones in the Hero Arts clear stamp set that I just purchased at HM Ben Franklin Crafts so I printed sentiments on both sides of the heart.
There are lots of possibilities of what you could contain in this simple to make treat holder which can be re-sized for your needs. Also the variety of papers and embellishments you choose can make this project your own original creation. Hope you'll try making these sweet goodie holders and pass them out with 'love' on Valentine's Day. Happy Heart Day!

1 comment:

Annette Allen said...

aww the cutest Valentine Puzzle and Cookie holder ever.. Dont you just love Valentines?