Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Valentine inspiration - marshmallow pop treats and gift cards using my free downloads

Valentine's day is next week and I thought I'd share a couple of more ideas if you are planning a Valentine celebration.

I've pinned a few of these marshmallow pop treats on my pinterest boards and I thought that it would be cool to try to make these with my daughters. They are so easy to make and you can use different colours of marshmallows, chocolate and sprinkle to customize these for any occasion or party theme.

To display these sweet treats on a lollipop stick I simply placed them in one of our glass cube vases that I filled with candy. {yum}

So here's how I made our Valentine marshmallow pop treats:
You will need some lollipop sticks, marshmallows, chocolate candy waffers and sprinkles (we used mini hearts in red, pink and white).
First you will need to insert the lollipop sticks into the marshmallows and set aside.
Melt the chocolate candy waffers as per the directions on the bag.
Carefully dip the marshmallow tops into the melted chocolate so that you cover about 1/2 of the marshmallow.
Add the decorative sprinkles to the chocolate candy coating while it is still warm.

Tip for the candy display in the glass vase: If you are making a lot of these marshmallow treats and you are using a large glass vase for presentation purposes I suggest that you bury a piece of styrofoam wrapped in wax paper into the vase and completely cover it with candies. This will save you from having to purchase a lot of candy and the styrofoam is an excellent material to keep the lollipop sticks in place.

Here's another cute idea for Valentine's day that was created by one of our customers!
Ivanka Lentle posted this project on her blog at ivankascardstudio.blogspot.com. Ivanka used my valentine flag download as an element on the gift tag of a Valentine themed loot bag. The clear candy bags are from our candy bag collection.

And here's a Valentine card that I created using some scrap elements from previous projects ...

I used one of my {free download} vintage labels from here and here, my {free download} mini chocolate wrappers from here, and scraps of scrapbooking paper (red dot print), ribbondiamond wrap from here and crystal stickers.  

I used a heart shaped punch to cut out my mini chocolate wrapper and I made the heart shiny by adding a layer of Inkssentials Glossy Accents and some clear glitter. All elements were attached to the card using two sided tape. The red machine stitching was added for a fun and unexpected detail ... I have been machine sewing on my scrapbooking and card making projects for years so it is part of my personal style.

Have you used any of our products and/or my downloads in one of your projects? Have you used our products at a party, wedding, special event? If so, I'd like to hear from you. Leave me a comment on this post with links to your blog or website. You can also email me your pictures! I would love to feature more of our talented customer's work on our blog!

1 comment:

Altax said...

Lovely crafts!!! I like them all.

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