Saturday, February 5, 2011

I dig you Valentine Shovels

I decided a while back that this was going to be the Valentine's for Kaylee's class this year, so I had my family looking for shovels when they marked them down after last summer.  They were able to find enough red shovels for these.  I think they turned out so cute!  I made 23 of these shovels and the little buckets I put them in came from the Target dollar area.

I started out by with the small plastic storage bags from Hobby Lobby and cut the top zip lock part off.  I then added five candy hearts and a little notebook to them and tied it with a ribbon.

Next, to make the tags, I used the Storybook Cartridge to cut a tag out in two sizes (red glitter for the background and white for the top layer).  I then printed the sentiment on the computer and taped the cricut cut over the sentiment and reprinted it directly onto my cuts.  Finally, I added a small red button to the tags.


Now, I punched a hole in the top of these and used another piece of ribbon to attach them and the bag of candy to the shovel.  I also added a couple of large glue dots to the back of the candy bags to make sure they stay securely on the shovels. 


I am entering these into the following challenge:
Thankful Thursday at Crazy about Cricut - Valentine Classroom Treats - You can visit the blog here.

I am also linking this up here:
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20 comments:

Minta's Creations said...

Where did you find the shovels? I Love this. I did this one year for my boys but I only had to buy 2...
Minta

Jean said...

My mom and sister found them at the Dollar General. They came in packs of 3 (red, yellow and blue). So, now I have a good bit of yellow and blue shovels that I will have to think of something to do with.

Monica Flores said...

This is so adorable Jean. Way to go thinking ahead!!!!!. I dig it!

Rhonda Emery said...

these are always a hit with the kids and so cute also.

Melissa said...

Such a cute idea ~ thanks for the inspiration! I will have to remember this when my son is in school!!

Val said...

EEK!! Cutest valentine craft I have ever seen, you rock!

Brandi Olsovsky said...

wow, this is such a cute idea! <3 it!!!

Luv Scrapping Together said...

Such a cute idea, Jean! I'm sure the kids will love them.

Daisylove Creations said...

Again, you outdid yourself! You are truly awesome, I just love all of your creations!!

TFS!
Diana
http://www.daisylovecreations.blogspot.com/

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Super fun idea! The kids will love them!

Audrey Frelx said...

Jean, you're going to make some kids very very happy with those cuties!!!

Jade said...

How adorable! Love This!

Angi @ CokiePop said...

So adorable.

Daisylove Creations said...

Hi Jean, it's me again ;0) I just received a Stylish Blogger Award and I am passing it along to you! You really deserve it! I just love all of your projects. You are a great source of inspiration for me and I just want to say THANK YOU!! Stop by my blog and pick up the award to post it on your blog.

Much love,
Diana
www.daisylovecreations.blogspot.com

Lisa said...

OMG!!! Soooo super cute! Thanks so much for sharing!

Lisa
prettypaperprettyribbons.blogspot.com

Deborah said...

Jean,
You are so clever. I never thought of your printing idea for the labels. I am going to try this! Wow!!!

Jana said...

Adorable. I need to have kids so I can make things like this for them to take to school. Thanks for linking up over at Giggles, Glitz & Glam!

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Cheryl Gaffney said...

Those shovels are adorable!! I'll have to keep this project in mind for my kiddos! :)

Thanks for participating in Thankful Thursday at Crazy About Cricut!! - Cheryl

crazyaboutcricut said...

Thank you so much for joining the first challenge! These are awsome :o)

Lisa said...

I love how it says I dig you.