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a little valentine

The folks over at Brides.com have put together a nice collection of handmade valentines and valentine treats to make for your loved ones, inclduing my little matchbox valentines. There's even a PDF you can download with the patterned paper, so all you have to do is cut it out and wrap it around your matchbox. (And don't miss the cute cards designed by Sally Shim and Nice Package.)

Note: I've heard from a few concerned folks who don't think you should be putting candy in matchboxes, as they could possibly contain traces of chemicals leftover from the matches. If this concerns you, other options would include lining your box with patterned paper, using wrapped candy, or making little cards to fit inside instead!

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    These delightful Valentine's boxes come from inchmark, a new-to-me blog by the talented Brooke Reynolds, former senior art director for Martha Stewart Living and Martha Stewart Kids. She made these last year for her kids' classmates by taping strips of paper around emptied matchboxes. I love how her son got involved, ...
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i saw your original post about these and got all sorts of crazy about them. i didn't check your site again until today - an hour after i painstakingly cut out little papers and personalized them just so for our neighbors. :) a .pdf would have rocked my socks, but i feel sorta proud of them now! thanks for a fabulous idea - they are so dang cute.

02.15.2010 | Unregistered Commentersara

these are so smartly designed and lovely! i agree, having kids makes a lot of holidays so much better/brighter/more fun!

02.17.2010 | Unregistered CommenterAbbey

cute packaging! and I love mini EVERYTHING!

02.17.2010 | Unregistered CommenterLaurel Denison

These are sooooo cute! I'm going to use these in party favors, maybe a larger version too!

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03.11.2010 | Unregistered CommenterCharlotte

I was bummed I couldn't find the Brides PDF link it said " page not found" ?

02.9.2011 | Unregistered Commentershannon

Did these two years ago and we are doing them again this year! My kiddos love the matchboxes!

02.9.2014 | Unregistered CommenterBethany Zabrosky

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