Hi there, from Terri at Lizard Creek Quilting and AccuQuilt. Valentine's Day has always been my favorite holiday! It's a time to break out of winters' bleak dullness into all the pinks, hearts and love of the Valentine season!
Today, I am going to share a quick and easy project my grandchildren and I made using the GO! Me Easy Fabric Project Maker along with the GO! Gingerbread Cookie die (55862) and in the process, they can learn the Valentine gift of kindness.
AccuQuilt Products and Dies Used:
- GO! Me Easy Fabric Project Maker
- GO! Owl Accessories die (55675) – included in the GO! Me Easy Fabric Project Maker
- GO! Gingerbread Cookie die (55862)
- Felt in assorted colors browns for gingerbread cookie
- Felt in assorted colors for hearts and tutus
- Pink cardstock
- White acrylic craft paint
- Small paintbrush
- White school glue
- Black marking pen
- Clear cellophane 5" x 7" bags with self adhesive strip
- Candy hearts
TIP: Sharing and taking turns is a lesson learned working with children. Especially if children are sitting on the table to cut out shapes!
TIP: Felt is thicker than cotton fabric so use only 2-3 layers on the die.
- Use assorted brown felt to cut desired number of Gingerbread cookies
- Use assorted colors felt, place over just the heart and cut desired number of hearts.
- Use assorted colors felt, place over just the scallop line and cut desired number of tutus.
- Use 2-3 layers of pink cardstock, place over just the oval and cut desired number of gift tags.
The cutting involved lots of laughter and sibling rivalry deciding what colors to use and whose turn it was to crank the GO! Me.
Dip end of paint brush into white acrylic paint for each dot on the face.
Two for the eyes and 5-6 in a curve for the mouth. Acrylic paint dries fairly fast – so the first cookie should be dry and ready for the next step of decorating.
TIP: Tell the grandchildren: "Dot, dot, not a lot," when using the glue!
Use white school glue to adhere either a heart or two scallop lines for tutu to each ginger bread cookie.
Use black marking pen to write or draw desired sentiment on oval tag.
Fill each cellophane bag with ⅓ to ½ cup of candy hearts. Eat one or two to make sure they taste good.
Treat Bag Assembly:
Place oval tag under gingerbread hand and staple through all the layers onto cellophane bag. Fold bag to back using self adhesive strip to close. Fill tray with Kindness Treat Bags!
Deliver treat bags to local skilled nursing facility where Great-Grandpa lives. Share treat bags with all who live and work there.
"You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late."
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
I hope this inspires you to create and share kindness with the children in your life. I would love to see your finished project so be sure to share your creations with us on social media. Tag me @lizardcreekquilting and @AccuQuilt on Instagram and always use the #AccuQuilt hashtag so we can see them! If you're not on Instagram, share with us on Facebook, too! Give us a follow while you're there and you'll be the first to know what we're making.
Until next time, peacefully quilting,