When I was younger, I had Valentine’s Day parties every year. I have such vivid memories of sitting around the kitchen table with my four-year-old besties, surrounded by everything red, pink, and heart-shaped. These days, I throw Galentine’s Day parties which is pretty much the same thing except for there’s champagne instead of juice boxes.
I love the idea of having goodie bags at parties, no matter how old you are. Who doesn’t love goodie bags?! Crazy people. Anyway, I bought these kraft bags at Paper Source and decorated them with some heat embossing.
Supplies needed: Paper kraft bags, stamps, embossing powder, heat tool, VersaMark watermark stamp pad, (optional: glue pen, heart punch, glitter tray).
First, stamp the paper bag using any rubber stamp and the VersaMark watermark stamp pad. Then pour embossing powder over the entire stamped imprint. Pour the excess powder into the glitter tray and make sure the image is nice and clean. It helps to flick the back of the paper in order to get all of the extra powder off. After this, just plug in your heat tool and place it over the stamp, until it becomes shiny and magical right before your eyes. Ahhh! It never gets old.
You can also heat emboss your handwriting or doodles by using a glue pen. To make the bag with the hearts at the bottom, I just punched out hearts along a strip of paper, and used a technique just like this one.
Goodie bag contents:
“Happy Days” pencils – Anthropologie
Wildflower seed paper hearts – Paper Source
Kraft bags – Paper Source
Gold/Pink Card – Paper Source
Washi Tape – Michael’s
Arrow Stamp – Michael’s
All other heat embossing tools are from Paper Source.
What do you have planned for Valentine’s Day? Anyone else throwing a V-Day (or Galentine’s Day) party?