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Happy February!  It's the first of the month and that means it's time for the Papertrey Ink Sr Team challenge.  We are revisiting an older set once again.  This time each Sr Team member created a Valentine treat using the Tremendous Treats: Valentine set.  I just love this set - there are so many different themed treat ideas using the images from this set.  

Tt valentine set

My treat today was inspired by these these cute pencils worms I saw from Oriental Trading a while back...

OT Pencils

I thought it would be fun to do something similar, but instead of worms, I created an airplane pulling a banner.  The little airplane image from TT: Valentines is the perfect size.    


I picked up a few packs of Valentine pencils at the dollar store  - 8 in a pack for $1.00.  One sheet of patterned paper will create 8 pencil wraps...that makes for a pretty inexpensive school treat.  They're quick to put together too.  And simple enough that the kiddos can help too.  Let me show you some step-by-steps.  


I started with an 8 1/2" x 11" sheet of patterned paper.  The paper I used here is the Raspberry Fizz Bitty Dot from the Pattern Pack.  I used my Martha Stewart scoring board to score at every inch along the 11" side.  


I then cut my paper into eight 1" x 11" strips (toss the extra 1/2" strip you'll have left).  I trimmed one end into a point, and the other I notched into a "v".   Now would be a good time to stamp your sentiment onto your strip.  I used the "be my valentine" sentiment from the TT: Valentine set.  You could also include a "to:/from" stamp for your child to write classmate's names if you wish.  (I'm so bad at remembering to take pictures along the way sometimes...I forgot to take one of the strips stamped with the sentiment, but you get the idea, right?  :-) )


Then I fan-folded the strips along my scored lines.  I punched a hole through all layers (you can split it up and do just a few layers at a time if it's too thick for your punch).  You'll want a hole that's large enough for your pencil to go through.  Mine wasn't quite large enough so I did punch an extra bit away by punching right next to the first hole -- it makes for a hole that's not perfectly round, but once your pencil is pushed through you'll never don't sweat it!  


Lastly, I set an eyelet in the pointed end of the strip.  Then I pushed my pencil through the holes.  


The airplanes were diecut from white cardstock, colored with Copics and attached to the end of the pencil with a bit of foam tape.  I punched a hole in the tail of each plane and knotted twine through the plane and the eyelet of the banner.  I also added some small clouds, which were diecut from Aqua Mist cardstock using the Heart-2-Heart #6 dies.  


Overall, a pretty quick, easy, and inexpensive project that would make for fun school Valentine treats!  

Want more ideas for kiddie treats?  Be sure to visit the other girls to see what they've whipped up using Tremendous Treats: Valentine set.  

Melissa Phillips
Dawn McVey
Heather Nichols
Nichole Heady
Maile Belles 

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