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Mini Paper Pocket Valentines

Lifestyle Crafts mini pocket

A mini paper pocket is  great for adding candy or Valentine cards in. Pair the paper pocket with washi tape shapes and bakers twine to create an easy Valentine gift for classmates and friends.

Lifestyle Crafts mini pocket

The Lifestyle Crafts mini pocket provides endless possibilities whether you love paper crafting or want to create an easy personalized gift. I received this die the day before CHA and immediately considered making 25 business card holders with it. Planning a Disneyland trip for a family of 5 + preparing for CHA + 25 embellished paper business card holders is NOT ideal in my book. I think I ended up with 3 mini pockets to give companies my business card to. But I’m ok with that because I know this die will be put to use in other ways, especially for holiday treats and gift tags.

Lifestyle Crafts mini pocket

Now you know how much I LOVE washi tape, right? I’m kinda sort obsessed with the stuff. I may or may not have over 60 rolls with a few more on the way. Its a problem..I know! If you’re a washi tape fan like me then you’re going to love the new Shape N’ Tape washi tape sheets from Lifestyle Crafts. Not surprisingly they sold out almost immediately after they were released but I’m keeping an eye out for them to be restocked. Imagine the possibilities with the washi tape sheets..you can create any shape you want instead of being limited with a washi tape roll.

washi tape crafts

To make the candy paper pockets I used my die to cut the paper and folded on the perforated line.

Lifestyle Crafts mini pocket

Lifestyle Crafts mini pocket

If you look closely you can see thin “tabs” that are folded which is where you apply the glue to close the die.

Lifestyle Crafts mini pocket

Now its time to embellish the mini pocket. I used the Tape It Kit to cut a few shapes out. This kit has 18 shapes that are great for small craft projects or scrapbook layouts. But don’t worry you don’t need a die cutting machine to use the washi tape sheets! You can trace a shape on the back and cut it out with scissors or an xacto knife.

Lifestyle Crafts mini pocket

I added various washi tape shapes and bakers twine from The Twinery to embellish my valentines, then filled them with mini M&M bags.

Lifestyle Crafts mini pocket

Lifestyle Crafts mini pocket


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Disclosure: I received Lifestyle Crafts products to review. As always all opinions are my own and I highly recommend the Shape N’ Tape sheets, they’re awesome! :)

Paper Valentine Containers

Easy Valentine's Day Crafts

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and I couldn’t be more excited about the holiday of LOVE. My daughter isn’t in preschool yet but she is also excited about Valentine’s Day. She’s keeps asking when we can go pick out valentine cards. Her best friend moved away this past Fall so she’s looking to sending her some sweet snail mail in the next few weeks. We have some local friends to hand out cards to and I’ve been thinking of cute and easy Valentine’s Day ideas like these paper valentine containers filled with treats.

Easy Valentine's Day Crafts

This past weekend I had the opportunity to attend the Craft & Hobby Association (CHA) trade show. It was such a wonderful experience, filled with mounds of inspiration. It was my first time at the show and I was pleasantly surprised by all the paper products. It was all too much to take in but I took a million pictures for inspiration. I’ve shared a few on instagram but will share them here soon.

Valentine's Day crafts

I saw these paper treat containers in Paper Crafts magazine last year and they called them “paper sour cream containers.” I’m still new to the paper crafting world but I love how easy these are to make. The best part is you don’t need a fancy die cutting machine to make them!


scrapbook paper


sewing machine {optional}

embellishments {twine, stamps, stickers, etc.}

Quick and easy Valentine's Day crafts

To make the paper treat containers cut your paper to 4 x 6 inches.

Paper Sour Cream Containers Tutorial

Create a paper tube roll by gluing the ends together like so..

Easy paper sour cream containers tutorial

Once the glue is dried take one end and glue it close (see above picture). I used a sewing machine to close the ends but glue works great too. Then fill with treats, toys, or love notes inside and close the other in in the opposite direction. This way one end is vertical and one end is horizontal. Does that make sense?

Paper Crafts without a cutting machine tutorial

Then embellish to your hearts desire! I added washi tape from Michaels and bakers twine from The Twinery. The Happy Valentine’s Day is a dollar stamp from Michaels as well then I used a circle punch to cut it out. The glitter hearts are from Target ($1 stickers) and I adore the small clothespins to hold the tag in place.

Valentine's Day Treat boxes

So tell me..are you a fan of Valentine’s Day?

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