Here is a very quick & easy way to gift Valentine candy – perfect if you are in a hurry or running behind – the actual holder only takes half of a sheet of cardstock and two score lines and is super fast & easy to create – and the decorating can be as simple or complex as you would like!
Here are two different treat holders that I have made using this tutorial…the first is a little more complex with a circular window cut through to see the contents of the treat in the bag behind…
And this second one is a lot simpler – no window, just simple decoration and the yummy goody in the back, fully visible!
Click HERE to find my original blog post that showcases these treats.
Here is my tutorial so that you can make your own simple Valentine Treat Holders – at the end of this tutorial you will find a printable version too so that you can print it out and keep it for reference – look for the red text & you’ll find it!
Cut a piece of cardstock to measure 4 1/4″ x 6 3/4″– and then you are going to score it – use your Paper Trimmer with Score Blade or Score Tool – place the longest edge along the top and score at 4 3/4″ and 5 3/4″, like so…
Then fold along the score lines…and this is what you will have…
And THAT is it – there is your basic holder – super fast, super easy, now you just need to add the treats and decorations!
Here are more details on the two I made above:
I used Real Red cardstock for the base and I stamped my monster onto a piece of Tip Top Taupe cardstock that measures 4 1/4″ x 3 3/4″ – the stamps I used are from the set Yummy in my Tummy (CM 143623/WM 142922)
I cut the window for his tummy and the window in the red cardstock using 2 circle dies from Layering Circles Framelits (141705)
I cut the heart using a die from Sweet & Sassy Framelits (141707) and the small hearts were cut using the Confetti Hearts Border Punch (137415)
I put my M&Ms into a Gusseted Cellophane Bag (141704) and tied a piece of red ribbon on the top
I used tape to secure my bag in place on the treat holder – on the bottom, front and flap – to hold it snugly in place
For this one I used Melon Mambo cardstock for the base with a layer of Chocolate Chip and then the Tip Top Taupe
I stamped the sentiment (another stamp from Yummy in my Tummy) using Chocolate Chip Ink onto Very Vanilla cardstock and punched it out using my 1 3/8″ Circle (119860) and layered it (using Dimensionals) onto a circle of Chocolate Chip that I punched using my 1 1/4″ Circle Punch (119861)
I cut the heart using a die from Sweet & Sassy Framelits (141707)
And for this one I simply popped in a big Hershey’s chocolate marshmallow Heart – again, I used tape to hold it in place – and it stands up all by itself – I love how it decorates the back too!
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