Sunday, February 3, 2013

Teacher Animal Valentines - Part 1

Good afternoon! Valentine's Day is in a little over a week and I can not wait. I love Valentine's Day for the simple feeling of it. Sharing a sweet word or treat with someone you care about or who just needs a smile is always so fun. For the last 3 years that means some little treat bags for each of my co-workers. This year I decided on using an animal pun theme for my treat bag toppers. Today I am sharing the first toppers I made.
I cut these super adorable lions from the Pretty Papers, Pretty Ribbons Safari Love set. The cut files could not have bee easier to work with and they just look so cute when put together. I decided to make my life easy and used a different cutting mat for each color paper. That way I could easily keep track of every piece as I put these lions together.
To make the cute "Wild About You" hearts I printed the words out using my Cameo and the African Font I found HERE. When I had them printed I placed hearts of the words, erased the words and only cut the hearts.
I have gotten pretty good with the SVG cutting tools on the Silhouette Software. First you open your image and place it on your mat. Before going to cut you select the Cutting Style menu.

I usually only need to select the Cut Edge tool and it shows on my screen exactly where my images will be cut. It makes you possibilities endless with SVGs!
I placed my sweet lion and hearts on an embossed white backing that will go onto the brown bag toppers (have to cover that staple after closing the bag!) I always make sure my treats have a little sparkle so the hearts on these toppers got some Xmas Red and Gold Stickles added to them. Speaking of Stickles make sure you check out the brand new All That Stickles blog. They will showcase all sorts of fun projects and have a weekly link-up with a certain Stickles color. This first week: Anything Goes! Stay tuned for more Animal treat toppers soon.


  1. OMYGOSH!! This is ADORABLE!! I loveeeeeee that lion!!

  2. LB these are great! They're going to love them!


  3. Wow! I love this little lion. He is adorable!

  4. I am going wild about these! I need to think about my co-workers. I haven't made them anything yet.

  5. Very cute! So sweet of you to make these for your co-workers.

    Thanks for joining us at all that Stickles.

    Tonya ATS DT

  6. Oh thi sis super and what a kind thoughbt to give your Co-Workers a gift. They are super toppers. Thanks for playing on the first ever All that Stickles linky party, Hazelxo

  7. WOW! You've been busy! These cards are darling! The embossing looks fantastic and I especially like the glittery hearts!

  8. These are super cute. Thanks for playing at All That Stickles. ~Melanie


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