Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentines Day LOVE!

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Happy Valentines Day!! 

Some people aren't into the whole Valentines Day thing...and I have to say, having kids got me more into it. But I love this day where we get to show and tell people how much we love them! We don't do major gifts in our home. I cook a special dinner and we have a few treats. But we always make cards for each other. I love that! 

On Facebook I asked you to post your Valentines made with our stacks. We had TONS of people post their cards and it is so fun going through them. Here are a couple that caught my eye...


Popper & Mimi Paper Crafts

                 



SeriAyu Cards 


Linda Harris


Angie Mays


Sandee Setliff


There were lots more, you guys are awesome! I picked one random winner from the FB photos and the emails I received and Congratulations to:

Crystal Rood

Email me {erinmadsen@diecutsinc.com} and I will mail you a couple stacks!



I also wanted to show you what my little guys gave their friends in the neighborhood. They take valentines to school for friends in their class but in a neighborhood like ours, there are still lots of friends we want to tell "LOVE YOU" to :) I used the La Bella Rouge Stack which is at Michaels right now. Such a fun stack with awesome colors!


I made a popcorn candy mix and filled them in bags. Then just made a simple bag topper to make it cute. My toppers were 6 inches wide x 8 inches tall and they are folded in half. 


Love the pink leopard paper! Valentines Day is pretty much the only time I am allowed to attach my boys pictures to pink leopard paper ;)


I used up all kinds of ribbon scraps on these. I keep all of my May Arts scraps in a bag and try to use those first. They are too pretty to be thrown away!


For the popcorn recipe, I didn't measure anything so here it goes!

20 c. air popped popcorn
1/2 bag pretzel sticks
1 package of Vanilla Almond Bark
2 bags Valentine M&M's
Valentine sprinkles

{melt the almond bark in the microwave until it's very runny. Mix the popcorn with the pretzels. Pour almond bark over popcorn. Stir until evenly coated. Line counter with parchment paper. Spread popcorn mixture onto counter and spread out. Dump valentine sprinkles all over. Dump 2 bags of valentine sprinkles all over. I used one peanut & one plain. Let it cool completely. M&M's and sprinkles will stick to popcorn when cooled. Break apart & enjoy!

101 comments:

  1. Those little bags are super cute. ANd the popcorn looks so yummy!!!

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  2. Love your Valentine Gift idea. Had to share it with my nieces who are school teachers. Now, they can make Valentine gifts or Easter or May Day gifts for their students. (Or rather Aunt Dee Can) Thank.

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  3. Super cute treat bags! I did boring Target dollar spot bags for my red velvet cake pops I took to work today. :)

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  4. What cute bags!!! I love that Popcorn. We call it comfort corn and I like it with 3T peanut butter added to bark!!!! Yummo!!! And OMGosh my cards on DCWV BLog!!!! Thank You so much Made my day!!!!

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  5. Yummy!! Those look amazing!! The cards are so beautiful! So glad I didn't miss this post today!!

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  6. How fun to see my card at the top of the post! Thanks DCWV!

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  7. Happy Valentine's Day! Those treats look fabulous. Yum yum!

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  8. Happy Valentine's Day, Erin! Wow, your post is full of all kinds of goodies!!

    Congrats to Crystal! I bet you will get some awesome goodies to play with. Ladies your cards are fab!!

    Oh, Erin, I love your treat bags....so creative and yummy! This blog sure is tons of fun!!

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  9. Oh, and I just retweeted your tweet about this post on Twitter!!

    Thanks, again,

    Renee craftymom123

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  10. Cute little gift bags and that mix looks yummy!

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  11. I was excited to share this post on FB!

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  12. I also tweeted about this post @popperandmimi. Fun!

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  13. That looks delicious! Thanks for the recipe :)

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  14. Wow, those are great. Thanks for sharing your recipe. I will have to try that one.

    Leslie

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  15. Great cards! Love the one with the boxers!! Cute treat bags.

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  16. Super cute bags!!

    Melissa
    myscraphour.blogspot.com

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  17. Your boys have to be a big hit with those treat bags! Yummy! Adorable photos of them, too!

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  18. Nice cards, congrats to the winners, and cute treat bags.

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  19. Oh my goodness I LOVE that stack! I want it so bad!!!!!! Cute cards too!

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  20. So cute! Thanks for the recipe!

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  21. I pinned and booked!!!! Love it!

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  22. These are such cute little goody bags I bet they go over really well! Thanks for sharing!
    Lisa

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  23. Great goody bags! And the popcorn mix looks dee-lish! :)

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  24. What a cute idea. Loved the bag topper. Thanks for sharing the popcorn recipe it sounds yummy.

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  25. What gorgeous cards! And great treat idea! Thanks for the recipe.

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  26. This is such a cute idea! And the candy looks delicious, I wish you were in my neighborhood. :)

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  27. Those are cute treat bags your guys gave to the neighborhood friends. What a nice idea. Thanks for all the inspiration today.

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  28. I loved all the cards. They were great! The popcorn looks super yummy. I love all the creativity! Happy Valentines and I will share your post on FB.

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  29. What fun cards! Those are all very beautiful! And your treat mix looks super good! I will be giving that a shot!

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  30. Shared this blog post link on facebook!

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  31. Those are wonderful. Love the treats :)

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  32. Fabulous Fabulous idea for the neighborhood friends...love the recipe and oooh la la on that La Bella Rouge Stack

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  33. That's a good one, really great effort. Can you please write some info or quotes on Fashion Bags .

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  34. Now I crave popcorn... and your pretty bags!!

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  35. Thank you Erin for putting my card on the blog, made my day a little bit better :) Love those Valentine treat bags, I bet your the popular mom!

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  36. Love pink leopard print..great job by the FB fans.

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  37. I like, no, love popcorn...will definitely try your recipe! Also love your bags....cute!

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  38. I love the prices on your 12 X 12 stacks of paper. These cards on here are so cute. I wish I'd seen them before today. Love them.

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  39. Cute Cards! I love the little alien one with the dripping goo trim. Congrats ladies!

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  40. great job on the cards, I have been watching for them as they get posted and am getting lots of ideas turning. Love the treats you and your kids made erin:)

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  41. OMGoodnesss.....thanks so much. I'm such a paper "ho".... LOL

    Love me some paper, now to work on the scrapbook layout to enter!!!

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  42. Thanks for the contest and for the 'feature' and pin!

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  43. Very nice project ideas, love DCWV papers.
    cathyplus5.blogspot.com

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  44. Those bags are so cute. I need to try the recipe for the popcorn. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  45. Great stuff all! Happy Valentine's Day!

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  46. Sending Valentines to neighbors is a great idea!

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  47. Great Valentines projects and thanks for the popcorn recipe.

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  48. I love the Hot Stuff card...brilliantly valentine card created for boy

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  49. What great neighbors you are! Love the pink leopard print, and I'm glad you can use it for your boys' gifts - at least once a year! :)
    Super-cute Valentine's cards you show here too. Happy Valentine's Day!

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  50. Great Valentine's Day project...love the stack you used. Thanks for sharing that yummy recipe too : )

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  51. Those are some really great valentine cards!! I love your valentine treat bags!! antdoda@aol.com

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  52. Happy Valentine's Day! Love all these cute projects! Love themes are not just for Valentine's , i like them all year long!

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  53. Great projects today. Love the popcorn almond bark recipe too.

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  54. These were great cards. Love your treat bags. Snack mix looks yummy. Love the paper stack.

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  55. Love the treat bags! The cards are fantastic!!

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  56. Sounds and looks yummy! Too much sugar for my diabetic self. But the popcorn and pretzels are two of my fave snacks. We don't celebrate Valentines day. But on the 13th my boyfriend came in with one of those huge packages of Reeses cups. The one with the two HUGE cups in it. It was on sale (we're big on sales) for $5! I'm still cutting off pieces. I love the cards you chose. Especially the Hot Stuff one! Love the boxers. Thanks for sharing your Vday traditions.

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  57. Great cards. Great recipe. Yummmmmm to both!
    SuZeQ ~ kosec@sbcglobal.net

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  58. Everyone did a great job on there cards. Your neighbor treats are so cute and I bet the snack is so yummy. Thanks for the recipe.

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  59. Love those cards! Cute gifting idea, too!

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  60. Awsome cards!!! I can taste the Valentines treat from here! Such a good idea. Tfs!

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  61. Loved viewing the Valentine cards you showed. I must say, however, that your little guy steals the show. He is so darn cute!

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  62. Great cards! Thanks for the recipe; I'll have to try it.

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  63. These cards are so cute and thanks for the recipe. I will be trying that with my girls! can't wait to see this stack in person!

    Tisha

    http://tishascraftcove.blogspot.com

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  64. What a neat idea to attach a pix of your son on the pink leopard paper!! Will have to try and make some of that popcorn candy mix.....looks yummy!

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  65. Lots of really creative cards! Love the treat bag idea too!

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  66. Those are darling cards! the treats look super yummy!!

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  67. oooh my second pin! the stack above.. this could get addicting!

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  68. Loved the Valentine's bags. So Cute!

    Dianne Bell - Sewpro02@aol.com

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  69. What a yummy treat. Thanks for sharing your great creation!!

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  70. love your ideas and paper agent3547 at aol dot com

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  71. This looks yummmmie! can't wait to make some. Thanks!

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  72. Thanks for the recipe-I can't wait to try it out!

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  73. I love the gift bags and the popcorn recipe looks great!

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  74. Congrats to the winner! That popcorn looks so yummy too!

    The Happy Card Encouragement Factory

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  75. These are such fun cards and very inspiring to help me mix and match patterns. I recognize a lot of them since I have such a large stash of DCWV.

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  76. Very cute cards...Thank you for the inspiration.

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  77. great cards. yummy treat bag. tfs.

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  78. Saving that recipe for future reference and I love the cards you have shown here.

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  79. I love the La Bella Rouge stack, wish it'll come available here soon!! The bag toppers are so cute :)

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