Tuesday, February 5, 2008
pixy sticks valentine
This is one of our February Projects of the Month on our website. I thought you might like some more detailed instructions on how I made the Pixy Sticks Valentine. I just *love* this little valentine because I think it's such the perfect project for kids, very easy and a great shape to drop in those little Valentine's Day boxes at school.
The first step is to use a large scallop circle punch (I used my Giga Marvy punch) and punch in red paper. Have your child write From: and then their name on the edge in a white gel pen. Then using a slit punch (SU) make two slits on opposite sides of the circle for the pixy sticks to slide through.
The next step is to slide your pixy sticks through the slits. I found my pixy sticks in a bundle in the Valentine's Day candy section of my grocery store.
The third step is to make the "topper". I first stamped the Sweets and Treats image from Celebration Frames in black, and then a sold heart from Heart to Heart in Rose Distress ink. I finished it by stamping the swirly heart image from Heart to Heart over the solid pink heart in red.
Using my Marvy Super scallop punch, I punched out the stamped image, and then layered it on top of a pink circle I had punched with my Mega scallop punch. Using glue dots, I glued these two peices together and then glued it on top of the pixie sticks/red circle. I also used my white gel pen to make little dots on the pink scallop circle.
Finish it off by tying some cute strips of ribbon on the top and the bottom of the circle. That's it!