Thursday, February 14, 2013

Valentine's Day Hogs and Kisses

Happy Valentine's Day!!

I made these little treat bags and toppers to decorate our place settings this weekend.  Every year, on Valentine's Day, I have a 1/2 birthday party for the children.  As they all have August birthdays, Valentine's Day works perfectly for this.  My daughter is away at uni this year but is coming home this weekend for Reading Week.  As such, we'll have our 1/2 birthday celebration on Sunday.  I am SO excited!!

I used Just Because Cards for the sweet little pig on my toppers.  The toppers themselves were cut using dies from Jaded Blossom and I embossed them with a hearts folder.  I got the idea to add a little heart to the back end of my pig from L.B. of Cool Beans by L.B.  She made a total of 96 bag toppers- with a huge variety of cuts!!  Lots of inspiration there!

The lovely scalloped pennant on my topper is from My Craft Spot's Lacy Banners Metal Dies.  I stamped the pennant with a sentiment from My Craft Spot's Sweet Sentiments Set #2 stamp set.  The sentiment actually reads "Hugs and Kisses" so I stamped "gs and Kisses" and then stamped the H on its own, leaving a little extra space to add a punched heart and gem between the H and g.  After bit of faux stitching, I filled the baggies and attached the toppers (but not before having a marshmallow heart or two of my own!).

I pray you all have a wonderful day filled with lots and lots of love!

I am entering this project at Little Scrap Pieces for Karen's Love is in the Air challenge.
I am also entering this project at Exploring Cricut for their Be My Valentine challenge.


Angi said...

Love those little piggies!

Sentimental Scrapper said...

Soooo cute! Love the pigs and your bags look so festive!

Beckie said...

Very sweet.

Be blessed, Beckie

Creative M said...

Very Cute and funny to!
Wishing you a Happy Valentine's Day,

Diane said...

Cute! Thanks for entering our challenge at Exploring Cricut.

snappy scrappy said...

Super cute!! Lee-Ann :)

Yoshira aka cricutalltime said...

So the little tag and hogs.Beautiful treats.

Debbie said...

These are really cute!! The hearts do look yummy!
Celebrating 1/2 birthdays is such a neat idea!!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

These are super cute Kate! Sounds like you have a fun weekend planned! Thanks for joining us over at Little Scrap Pieces! DT Member Carri~Abusybee

Happy Valentine's Day! Carri~Abusybee

Karen said...

Hi Kate so excited you were able to join in the lsp challenge this week with your super sweet treat bags the little pig make me smile. Sure everyone who gets one will feel the same. Karen

jessica said...

These are so super adorable!! I LOVE those piggies!!
Thanks for sharing and happy Valentine's Day :)

Bobby said...

Love the punny sentiment. How clever of you to alter the stamp to do it.

Sherrie K. said...

Oh my goodness, those piggies are so darn cute Kate! I love the little heart on the butt:) So fun and such a cute treat for celebrating!!
It sounds like your in for a fabulous wknd!!
Have fun and wishing you a Happy Valentine's Day too!
Also, thanks so much for joining us in the challenge at LSP!
I just wanted to pop over to wish you a Happy Valentine's Day!!

Sherrie K

Sharon said...

Great treat bag toppers! Love the pig! Thank you so very much for joining our challenge at Exploring Cricut!!! :)

mum of two said...

How beautiful Kate! I just love that cute little pig, and the heart on it is adorable. I think I will have to steal this idea next year for my kids. Thanks so much for playing with us this week at Exploring Cricut this week. Hope to see you again soon :)

Purple Monkey Moments

Shelly said...

Oh how CUTE are these little piggies! I just love the bags!

Thank you for joining us this week at Little Scrap Pieces!

L.B. said...

Your pig bags turned out so cute and I am glad you could use the heart on the rump idea. Have a great weekend.

Karen said...

My beautiful friend, I pray you all have a blessed and sparkly celebration tomorrow! How sweet is that?! You're amazing. :o) I just love these little bags. The heart background is so lovely and those piggies couldn't be any more adorable! Love their little hearts and stitching. :o) Beautiful sentiment work, as well. Your work always brings a smile to my heart! Even when it's a little piggie bag! Hehe. :o) Wonderful job, Kate! :o)

Hugs and blessings!