Valentine Treats in my Cricut Classroom

This past month, the students in my Cricut Classroom have been busy with valentine creations. They were instructed on how to make a pop-up valentine card, a quick & easy valentine shirt, and these adorable valentine treat jars.

How cute are these?? I am getting ready to fill mine and send them off to a few of my children for Valentine’s day.

During the lesson, we talked about print-then-cut and each student learned how to use that Cricut feature to create these amazing little tags. A few of them had never tried that feature before and they were so excited to learn something new that they could do with their Cricut.

That little tag turned out so cute atop a rosette decorated with a little wooden button. The print-then-cut feature allowed us to print out our sentiment then cut out the tag shape around the images.

I chose to decorate my jars in two different ways – one for my daughter and one for a son. The pink jar is adorned with papers from the Perfect Match collection along with a few Mix-Ins and 6×6 Stacks.

The other jar has a more masculine feel with deep reds and black. These are all from the random assortment of papers in my scrap bin.

Both jars have a simple label on the front with the word “hugs” cut from cardstock. I attached it to the jar with foam tape so that I could place the paper hearts behind it.

I also added a few of those charming mini hearts to this project. Those little plastic hearts are so much fun to decorate with.

If you would like to learn how to make a valentine jar, or how to use the print-then-cut feature, then I would love for you to join me in my Cricut Classroom. Each week, I host a live class showing how to create a project in Design Space and post a few tips, tricks, and tidbits videos for you to enjoy. 

Each month’s content will be designed for beginners and experienced Cricut students.   If you missed a previous lesson or class, you can refer to it in the videos section of the group. All videos from the past year will be available during your active membership for you to refer to as needed. (Printable notes for each tutorial are only available to active Cricut Classroom subscribers.)


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Makers on my team the membership pay ONLY $5.00 a month (billed annually)
VIPs receive a 10% discount on their subscription


I hope that you join us in the Cricut Classroom. I have had so much fun getting to know each of the members. It brings me great joy to see them dust off their Cricut machines to make something new.

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Valentine Treats & Color Dare Inspiration

This week, at Color My Heart Dare, you have been given a beautiful Valentine’s Day Mood Board to use as inspiration for your project. I personally found this a creative way to showcase some colors that you might not consider for the holiday.  These current color combinations are very popular right now, so it should be easy for you to create something delightful for this challenge.

I found it to be quite a coincidence that most of the colors match the products in our Heart Happy collection. The combination of teal, red and pink go well together and inspired me to create this gift of Red Hot Valentine Treats.

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I found my jars in the Target, but there were not many left when I went. You could consider purchasing these sweet little Pink Lids from Amazon and using them with some jars you already own or fill these adorable Pink Tumblers with candy instead.

No matter what you decide to fill with candy, once you have filled your jar, use some cute papers and Gold & White Twine to decorate the lid, and begin creating your tag using our Fancy Tags Thin Cuts.

To create my tag, I used a variety of Fancy Tags cut from the Heart Happy papers and some Candy Apple cardstock stitched and layered with Thin 3D Foam Tape.

The sentiment on the tag, as well as the hearts, were from our A Piece of My Heart stamp set. There are quite a few sentiments on that set that would work for your tag.

To finish it off, I tied a bow using the White & Gold Twine that had been wrapped around my lid, and added a simple little Gold Heart Clip.

This Red Hot Valentine Treat is a very simple project, but is bound to make your Valentine happy this year.  I hope you have been inspired to create your own Red Hot Valentine Treat and hope that you join us for this Color My Heart Dare Challenge.

I can’t wait to see what you create!

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Tuesday Tutorial

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and many of us are scrambling to create some simple valentines for our friends & families.  Whenever I need to create multiples of something fast, I usually turn to my Cricut®.  This week, I have made a super-cute Valentine Treat Box with a tutorial for you to follow. As always, the list of supplies I used on this project can be found at the very bottom of this post.
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Design Space Instructions:
1. Insert image Label – #M4184DE into your canvas.  (You can search the term “Label” and choose another shape you own that is similar.)
2. Resize the image to 3.5″w x 5″h. (You will have to UNLOCK to edit the Size.)
3. Position the image at X=0 and Y=0.
4. Insert a SCORE LINE shape then ROTATE 90′ and RESIZE to 3.5″.
5. Position the Score Line at X=0 and Y=2.
6. DUPLICATE the Score and Position the Score Line at X=0 and Y=3.
7. SELECT ALL and ATTACH the Score Lines to the image.

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8. Insert a Circle shape then Resize to .25″.  Position the Circle at the center of the top of the image.  (I used Align Horizontally to help me with this. )
9. DUPLICATE the Circle and position the Circle at the center of the bottom of the image.
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10. SELECT ALL and ATTACH the Circles to the image.

I chose to add “Hugs & Kisses” Text to the inside of my image, but you can stamp a sentiment if you would like.  The Camera, Heart, and “You & I Click” Sentiment were created from images on Close to My Heart cartridges.  I added three Hugs® candies to the inside before tying the ribbon. (Treasures® chocolate candies also fit.)

I hope you take the time to create some Valentine Treats of your own.  If you don’t have the time to re-create this or just don’t want to fuss with Design Space, I do have this Cricut® file for sale in my online Holiday Store.  You will need to own the cartridges used in order to cut out the images.  I can’t wait to see what you create!

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