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FREE Valentine's Day Party Printables from Cherry Blossom Charm

Love is definitely in the air with this "tweet" collection of free Valentine's Day party printables designed by Amanda from Cherry Blossom Charm.

The collection includes: party invitations, 2" party circles, drink flags, thank you tags, labels, a "Love is in the Air" banner, and 4 Valentines to give to your friends.

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Here's the whole collection...

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These are truly adorable. Thanks, Amanda, for such a darling collection!

To learn more about Amanda and see all of her designs, visit her site Cherry Blossom Charm, her Etsy shop, and her Facebook page.

Also, for more Valentine's Day inspiration, check out all our free Valentine's Day printables and awesome Valentine' Day parties on our site.

DIY: My Homemade Valentine Cricut Project

I've been talking with the people at Cricut about doing a giveaway with us. (I know, pretty cool.) Well, the giveaway is coming soon, but in the meantime, they sent me a Cricut Expression 2 to try out for myself.

Let me preface this by saying I'm a total beginner and I don't even have any Cricut cartridges yet. But I needed to get crafty because at my daughter's preschool, the rule is that the valentines need to be homemade and the kids need to help. So, what better way to make homemade valentines than with my new Cricut?

I can't tell you how much fun I had cutting out these hearts. I used a couple of the designs that come with the Cricut, and my daughter helped glue them on. Then we hand-stamped some extra hearts using silver ink. My daughter was sick all weekend so this was the perfect project to keep us busy.

Here's my new Cricut.

Here's the machine in action, cutting out the big hearts. I used scrapbooking paper and cardstock, both bought at Jo-Ann's.

The coolest part... removing the designs from the sticky cutting mat.

And now we've got 28 homemade valentines! My daughter is hand signing them all on the back.

I will be posting about my other Cricut projects, and the more I learn, the more I'll share, but I just wanted to give you an idea of what I've been up to this weekend (besides feeding my daughter lots of Tylenol and watching Barbie movies).

MORE FREE Valentine's Day Printables from our Readers

Thanks to everyone who submitted their free Valentine's Day printables for me to show off. There are some really cool items here and great designs. Take a look...

Valentine's Day treat boxes from Sweet Pop Studio

Modern Chevron Valentine's Day Printables from Twinkle Twinkle Little Party

 

Wine bottle label with a QR code that will play Etta James "At Last" designed by Silverbox Creative Studio. You must check this out!

Chevron Valentine's Day printables (invitation, cupcake toppers, thank you tags, valentines, straw flags, "Happy Valentine's Day" banner)  from Elle C Occasions -- DOWNLOAD HERE

Valentine's treat bag tags by Your LifEvents -- DOWNLOAD HERE.

Pop tart poppers recipe and downloadable free Valentine's Day printables from Saucy Pants.

Free rocket Valentine from May Details - DOWNLOAD HERE

Thank you everyone for your amazing designs!

For more Valentine’s Day inspiration, check out these great parties from our site and free printables.

 

DIY: How to Make Easy and Adorable Valentine's Day Cupcake Toppers

My good friend, Lynlee, from Lynlee's Petite Cakes, makes some of the most incredible fondant creations out there. Lucky for us, she's sharing some of her secrets by teaching us how to make these incredible Valentine's Day cupcake toppers. For those of you who are a little intimidated by fondant (and I have to admit I fall into that camp), this is the tutorial for you (and me).

So without further adieu, here's Lynlee, the fondant queen, in her own words...

Here's a simple tutorial for making fondant cupcake toppers for your Valentine!

This year, I've seen lots of adorable Valentine and party ideas out there to facilitate in spreading the love, including fabulous collections of free printables available at the inspiration-filled Catch My Party! They have a large selection of designs by some of the most talented designers! And again, they're free!

These "Sending All My Love" toppers will help cover all your bases with blown kisses, a flying heart, and a love letter!

Supplies you will need: 

  • Red and white fondant
  • Rolling pin
  • Oval cutters (I utilized two sizes)
  • Heart and butterfly-shaped cutters
  • Large square cutter
  • Food safe brush & water
  • Round tip (in this case, I used Wilton tip 12)
  • Fondant or pizza cutter
  • Small spatula
  • Modeling stick (or toothpick or any "pointy" tool you might have in the kitchen)
BLOWN KISS TOPPERS
Start out by rolling some red fondant into a ball and pressing it down on a flat surface until it is approximately 1/2" thick. Cut out an oval shape with the larger cutter and begin to pinch the shape on both sides to create the sides of the mouth.

At the same time, use your fingers to soften the perimeter of the mouth to round it out. With a heart cutter, position the top in the middle of the fondant lips and lightly press to make an indentation. Create a small separation at the top of the lips with the small spatula and finish the kissing lips with the modeling stick through the center.

 You can repeat the process with the smaller oval cutter to make small lips for blown kisses!

HEART WITH WINGS TOPPER

Roll out some more red fondant (approx. 1/4" thick) and cut out a heart shape with the cutter and put it aside.

Roll out some white fondant and utilize the butterfly cutter to punch out the shape to utilize as wings. With the spatula, cut the butterfly shape in half and space the two halves so that they would contour the heart. Trim off the excess with the heart shape cutter. Brush some water on the wings and attach them to the red heart and allow it to dry.

For the quill heart decor, roll out more white fondant about 1/8" thick (you can see I like to use rolling pin guide rings to keep it consistent and flat across) and cut out a strip about 1/4" wide with the rolling cutter. I measured about 4 inches and then turned it upside down and added some water with the brush to both ends of the strip.

Begin to roll both sides inward until they come together, while positioning the bottom into a point for the bottom of the heart. Add a bit more water to attach the two quilled sides together.

Attach it to the winged heart by brushing water to the back and placing it in the center of the red heart.

You can play around with the quilling process and make additional hearts in all different colors and sizes!

LOVE LETTER AND ENVELOPE TOPPER

Roll out white fondant 1/8" thick, cut out a square with the cutter and then cut it in half once again.

Turn the square cutter on a 45 degree angle and position it over the fondant rectangle, making sure one side is right up to the edge of the shape to make the fold of the envelope. Trim off the excess to make the envelope even. Then roll out some red fondant and repeat steps to cut it to scale with the envelope, but avoiding the indentation step.

With the remaining red fondant, punch out a small circle with the size 12 tip and start pinching it together at one end to create the bottom of the heart. With the spatula, create an indentation for the top of the heart and glue it onto the envelope. Brush some additional water to the bottom of the envelope to attach to the red letter.

Hoping these cupcakes and toppers will help you send all your love to your Valentine{s} and make their day all that much sweeter!!! ♥

Lynlee, these toppers are beyond wonderful! Thanks for letting us share this easy tutorial with our readers.

To learn more about Lynlee, see the incredible parties she's styled, and the toppers she's created, check out Lynlee's Petite Cakes. You'll be happy you did!

FREE Valentine's Day Party Printables from Anna and Blue Paperie

Wait until you see the Valentine's Day party printables Stefanie from Anna and Blue Paperie designed exclusively for us! I love how playful, yet modern this "So Sweet" collection looks.

The collection includes: invitations, party circles/tags, bag toppers, a "Happy Valentine's Day" banner, water bottle wrappers, candy circles, Valentine's Day cards, labels/gift tags, tented cards, thank you tags, straw ribbons, and an 8x10 "Happy Valentine's Day" welcome sign. There's everything you'd need to throw yourself a fantastic party!

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Thank you, Stefanie, for your fancy and fun designs. To learn more about Stefanie, please visit her Anna and Blue Paperie blog and Etsy shop.

Also, for more Valentine’s Day inspiration, check out these great parties from our site and see all of our free party printables.

FREE Valentine's Day Printable Roundup

If you're throwing a Valentine's Day party, we've got you covered with our beautiful FREE Valentine's Day printable collections.  Take a look...

FREE Printables from Love The Day - The collection includes: a heart-shaped Valentine holder, an “I Love You” banner, “Be Mine” tags, triangle flags, and “Sweet Heart” Valentines to give to your friends.

FREE Printables from Green Apple Paperie - The collection includes: party circles, favor tags, candy bar wrappers, mini candy bar wrappers, food tents, and a “Be Mine” banner.

FREE Printables from Magnolia Creative Co - This collection includes: an invitation, large party circles, medium party circles, party labels, favor tags, Valentine’s Day cards, drink flags, food tents, and a “Happy Valentine’s Day” banner.

FREE Printables from Magnolia Creative Co - This collection includes: an invitation, large party circles, medium party circles, party labels, favor tags, Valentine’s Day cards, drink flags, food tents, and a “Happy Valentine’s Day” banner.

FREE Printables from Iced Jems - This collection includes: an invitation, party circles, cupcake toppers and wrappers, mini cupcake toppers and wrappers, tented cards, large candy bar wrappers, mini candy bar wrappers, favor tags drink flags, and a “Happy Valentine’s Day” banner.

Looking for more ideas, check out all the Valentine’s Day parties on our main site.

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