Easy Valentine Pouch

I've often told you, as demonstrators, one of our favorite things is our monthly Stampin' Success Magazine we receive from Stampin' Up! Every issue has business tips for us and many new projects including ones easy enough to demonstrate at workshops.  If you've ever considered being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator but thought you wouldn't know what to do, this one resource alone would be enough to teach you, inspire you and give you plenty of ideas!

The Valentine Pouch shown in the January 2011 issue of Stampin' Success caught my eye and was fun and easy to make.  I changed the colors from green in the sample to Real Red.  Surprisingly, the pouch is actually made from a Medium Crumb Cake Envelope #107297.  Just seal the envelope on the back, then use the Scallop Edge Border Punch #119882 to punch one side of the envelope, which will become the top of your pouch.

Valentine Envelope Pouch

Valentine Envelope Pouch back


Just stamp with the set "Valentine Defined" from the new Occasions Mini Catalog, apply a strip of designer series paper, and tie a ribbon around.

I'm sure you can see how easy it would be to switch things up a bit…..if you don't have the Crumb Cake envelope, use one you do have.  Don't want to use an envelope?  Use Crumb Cake card stock and make a card base instead of a pouch.  Have some Mini Lunch Sacks leftover from the Holiday Mini? Use those!

Now you can figure out what to put inside….some wrapped candy bars or other little treats, some notecards to match, a pull out tag or card…..the possibilities are endless!  After Valentine's Day, make the same thing but change the colors and change the greeting and make it for a birthday or Easter or new baby or anything!  Simple and cute idea! Let me know if you make one!

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