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Valentine Goodie Box Tutorial

Valentine Goodie Box Tutorial

Valentine Goodie Box Tutorial

Here is the promised goodie box/bag that you can put your wrapped cookies in and make a great Valentine’s Day gift. My daughter likes to give her best friends goodie bags and this is a great one. It would also be wonderful for wedding or holiday take-aways.
12″ x 12″ scrap booking paper (A stiff paper works best to hold the folds and stand up to the weight of the goodies.)
Ribbon or raffia
Hole punch

GB Materials

Step 1
Measure 6″ in on both sides and make a mark.

GB Measure 1

GB Measure 2

Step 2
Fold your sides into the center.

GB fold to center

Step 3
Measure and mark 5″ in from both edges.

GB Measure side 1
Do the same on the other side. These are the fold marks.

GB Measure side 2

Step 4
Fold along the marked lines on both sides. this makes the bottom of the bag.

GB Fold sides up 2

GB Fold sides up

Step 5

Place your finger on the closest fold line in the center and fold that point to the outside edge and crease. This is the hardest part. The thing to remember is to create a right angle with each corner.

GB Fold box sides 1

GB Fold box sides 2
This is the right angle to make the side of the box.

GB Fold box sides 3

Do the same with all four corners.

GB Fold box sides 4

GB Fold box sides 5

This makes the sides and opening of the bag.

GB Fold box sides 6

Step 6
Match the top corners together.

GB side and top line up 2

GB side and top line up 1

Step 7
Mark 2″ in on both sides

GB Measure top 1

Step 8
Use the hole punch to punch holes through both sides of the box at each mark.

GB Measure top 2

Step 9
Thread your ribbon or raffia through one side of the box and fill with goodies.

GB Complete open

Step 10
Thread the ribbon/raffia through the other side and tie a bow. I creased the sides inward for a cleaner look.

GB Complete side view

Click here for the printable pattern

Check out the Video Tutorial on YouTube

Wishing You Luck and Love,


Valentines Mail Box Paper Craft - Kids Craft from H&P Artistry

Valentines Mail Box Paper Craft

Valentines Mail Box Paper Craft

The kids love having new ways to carry their valentines. It is even more fun to have a cool delivery method. A few years ago we made large envelopes to go on the backs of the kid’s classroom chairs and each child delivered their cards and goodies by dropping the treats into each persons envelope. This year Continue reading

Chocolate Candy Centerpiece Tutorial from H&P Artistry

Chocolate Candy Centerpiece Tutorial

Chocolate Candy Centerpiece Tutorial

I love decorating for all Holidays but I do not like storing the decorations. How do I fix that problem? Edible decorations! This centerpiece is simple and the main decoration is chocolate so once the holiday is over the candy is gone. Continue reading

Printable Valentine Bookmarks from H&P Artistry

Printable Valentine Bookmarks

Printable Valentine Bookmarks

It’s a bonus Printable day and I have a second Valentine option for you. You can use the printable Valentines from last week or these Printable Valentine Bookmarks. Even better mix and match the different Valentines for more options.

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Cheesecake Stuffed Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

Cheesecake Stuffed Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

Cheesecake Stuffed Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

Cheesecake Stuffed Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

Cheesecake Stuffed Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

Do you want an elegant decadent dessert for Valentines Day or any other day of the year? These Cheesecake stuffed Chocolate Dipped Strawberries will wow anyone and you don’t have to tell them how easy it was to make. Continue reading

Folded Love Note Tutorial from H&P Artistry

Folded Love Note Envelope Tutorial

Folded Love Note Envelope Tutorial

Below is the YouTube video including the Heart Envelope fold.

When I was in school I took an Origami class. The teachers thought it would be a fun way to learn about another culture; it was. It was also an awesome-cool way to learn to fold the notes we passed during class. This was of course before the days of cell phones and text messaging. I still use the skill today and decided to share some of it with you for valentines notes.

LNE love notes

I have to different size notes for you the first is a lined sheet of 11.5″ x 8.5″
I used the poem from the movie 10 Things I Hate About You.

“I hate the
way you talk to me,
and the way you cut your hair.
I hate the way you drive my car.
I hate it when you stare.
I hate your big dumb combat boots,
and the way you read my mind.
I hate you so much it makes me sick,
it even makes me rhyme. I hate it,
I hate the way your always right.
I hate it when you lie.
I hate it when you make me laugh,
even worse when you make me cry.
I hate it when you’re not around,
and the fact that you didn’t call.
But mostly I hate the way
I don’t hate you.
Not even close,
not even a little
bit, not even
at all.”


Step 1
Fold in half along the 11.5″ side to find the center.

LNEP fold in half
Step 2
Fold the corners into the center line to make a triangle.

LNEF Fold to center
Step 3
Fold the bottom edge up to meet the bottom of the triangle.

LNEP Fold up
Step 4
Fold each side in to meet at the center line. This forms the sides of the envelope.

LNEP Fold to side to center 1

LNEP Fold to side to center 2
Step 5
Fold the top down to form the envelope closure tab. You can seal it with a piece of tape or sticker.

LNEP Fold top down

The second sheet of paper is a 12″ x 12″ sheet of scrap-book paper. Follow the same steps as above.
I used lines from Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
“You have bewitched me
body and soul
and I Love, I Love
I Love You.
I never wish to be parted from you,
from this day forth.”

Next week I look forward to sharing heart-shaped place mats, a valentine table runner, and felt valentine envelopes.

Wishing You Luck ,Love and a Happy Valentines Day

Wishing You Luck ,Love and a Happy Valentines Day



Valentine Kitchen Towel Tutorial from H&P Artistry

Valentine Kitchen Towel Tutorial

Valentine Kitchen Towel Tutorial

I made my Mother a set of Valentine Kitchen Towels and of course used them as an excuse for a tutorial. I may have to put a few on my etsy site. They are really fun to make and do not take long at all. If you can sew a straight line you are good to go. I embroidered 2 Designs by Juju designs on one but you can use Iron on or applique transfers if you want that look. I also saw some cute Dollar Store towels that were screaming to be decorated. Be creative and have fun!

Towel: I used a Bar towel.
Ric Rack: I used Large, Medium and Baby size.
Lace Ribbon

VTT Materials 1-1

Step 1
Line up and pin your Ric Rack and ribbon. I played around with the order and design. The towels were great because I used the lines in the terry cloth to measure my distance between the pieces.

VTT Ric Rac layout

VTT Ric Rac pin

VTT Ric Rac layout 2

Step 2
I made sure to match my thread with the ric rack and ribbon and used a straight stitch. Be sure to fold you edges over for a clean look on the back of the towel. Also be sure to back-stitch at the start and finish.

VTT Thread change 1


VTT Final project 1

I made a second towel.

VTT Materials 2
I embroidered a Valentine design that I purchased from Designs by JuJu. www.designsbyjuju.com I love the designs.

Follow the same steps as above.

VTT Layout2VTT Pining 2

VTT Final project 2         VTT set 1

Wishing You Luck ,Love and a Happy Valentines Day