DIY: Valentine’s Day Cookies

A sweet client of ours sent us photos of cookies and treat bags she made using our “I Heart Valentine’s Day” printable package. (Still 25% off in the shop)

I just had to share!

Check out her tutorial with recipes here!


Free Printable: Anders Ruff is One Year Old & We Heart You! 4 Free Printable Valentine’s Day Cards!

Anders Ruff Custom Designs was born ALMOST 1 year ago!
It has been an amazing year and we are SO grateful.
Because WE HEART YOU! (fans, clients, sponsors, contributors, blogging friends, promoters,…)
We created 4 free printable Valentine’s Day Cards perfect for you or your little ones.
(download link at the bottom of this post)

A great part about this – all of these cards coordinate perfectly with our “I Heart Valentine’s Day” printable design collection. Package these valentines up and you can use your printable collection to add stickers / logos, and more to make your card even cuter!

Design 1: “Cute As A Button” – Everyone loves adorable heart shaped buttons! Cute stitching around the trim with some fun diagonal stripe patterns from our “I Heart Valentine’s Day” printable collection.

Design 2: “Turtle-y Awesome” – Something fun to give little boys!? Cute little heart patterned shell enclosed in a cropped heart border.
This is as masculine as it comes from us this year ;-)

Design 3: “Hello Valentine” Alphabet Soup – scattered modern letters with a bold “Hello Valentine” statement in red. Space to write to and from in a simple red heart.

Design 4: “Ice Cream You Are Sweet” (get it!?) You could say it two ways —
I-Scream “You are sweet”!
or… Ice cream – you sure are sweet
Adorable argyle patterns with sweet ice cream with a red heart cherry on top.

Download your
FREE printable Valentine’s Day Cards
by Anders Ruff

The full printable collection available in the shop AND we love you so much that
we extended the sale for 25% off until Valentine’s Day!

“I Heart Valentine’s Day” Collection Photo Shoot

Valentine’s Day is around the corner and we wanted to repost this feature from our popular Valentine’s day Collection last year….
From January 2011… we wrote:
Well, it seems as though our “I Heart Valentine’s Day” shoot has been seen by many of you (THANK YOU to all of the featuring blogs for your support!)…. however, we still need to share it on our OWN site! Becca Bond Photography did such an awesome job, and I can’t wait to share all the photos…
This is by far one of our favorite projects that we’ve done. We included LIVE subjects this time (mostly our children ;)) to show off some fabulous clothing by MiniMooh.
That posed a whole new aspect of styling, but it was SO much fun.

This post is image heavy…

We had major inspiration to do something different for the hanging decor. The paper plate polyhedrons are SO easy to make and we were pretty excited to create something unique.
You can find the tutorial on Disney Family Fun….
We used the printable logos as hanging detail on all of the apothecary glass jars.
Cotton candy made a GREAT filler display in the tall glass jars. The cookies from Allyson Jane were strung with ribbon and hung over these fabulous glass apothecary jars…. Don’t you just LOVE the cookies!?
Here are some more of the beautiful cookies from Allyson Jane. She baked them with a hole in them so we could embellish with a ribbon. I love adding another texture to the cookies!

This cake was from a regular plain-old bakery (seriously – $8 at Target!) and we dressed it up with fancy and beautiful fondant from Sweet Petal Bakery. We love this option to decorate our own cake with professional decor/fondant!

Lollipops with the printable lollipop covers were stuck into the fun layered jello (SO easy to make!)
Patterned papers were used with heart craft punches to create this super fun garland that hung on the front of the table.

How cute and simple are these awesome fabric layered flowers….
the beauty is – they never die! ;-)

Don’t you love the mini chocolate bars with the printable wrappers?
Also, the hershey kisses labels!?

These adorable lollis were from This Charming Candy
They were GREAT props for the kids, too!How cute is the dress from Mini Mooh!?
…and the bow tie on my son, Jeffrey! (Mini Mooh)

We got this chalkboard at the Dollar store near us… what a fun prop it made for the kiddos….

Printable folding labels…

The cupcakes from Cupcrazed Cakery in Baxter….
Heather does such an amazing job making the most
unique flavors of cupcakes! These were scrumptious!

We love party flags – they looked really cute on top of the paper straws (from Bake It Pretty). Drink wrap wrapped around the Jones Soda….
Here is my little Peanut (Pierson)….

Are you smiling yet?

This is funny. The first photo Becca took of (my son) Pierson and Arden was this…
… the second shot….
It just took Arden’s mom coming into the room and doing something cute to light up their faces!

Arden and Grayce showing off their MiniMooh dresses….

Here is Adria’s adorable daughter, Grayce…. so cute!

Jeffrey (Anders) and Grayce (Ruff)… best of buddies!
Playin a little xx0 ;-)
Jeffrey LOVED the macarons from Sparkles Kitchen.
So did Grayce!

We used the patterned papers to make these hearts that
we topped the oreo truffles with….I just love all of the patterns!
(PS. I made these oreo truffles with my cookie girls – we get together every Christmas to make cookies and this year we made these! So fun, right?!)

We included some new design accessories in this package. Favor hangtag, and a template for a box with heart closure…. and a COOTIE catcher / fortune teller…. (bringing back memories yet?)
We used the twine from The Cupcake Social to create a sweet little pom on top.

Printable valentines with a folding pocket envelope to put around the valentine…

Patterned papers, again, being used! Aren’t these little bottles so cute!?

Beautiful macarons from Sparkles Kitchen

I’ll leave you with this sweet shot….
Thank you to ALL of our fabulous contributors!
Get yours HERE….

Credits and Sources
- Styling and Printable Graphic Designs Package by Anders Ruff

- Photography by Becca Bond Photography (

Talented Contributors:
- Handmade Dresses and Bow Ties by Mini Mooh (
- Cupcakes by Cupcrazed Cakery in Baxter (
- Lollipops by This Charming Candy (
- Fondant Decor by Sweet Petal Bakery (
- Macarons by Sparkles Kitchen (
- Sugar Cookies by Allyson Jane (
- Cupcake Liners and Twine from The Cupcake Social (
- Paper Straws from Bake It Pretty (

Sneak Peek: A Super Sweet Valentine’s Day Shoot

Yes, you read that correctly…. Super Sweet Valentine’s Day Shoot! I can’t believe that we are already talking about Valentine’s Day when Christmas isn’t even here! Adria and I had to plan ahead because we already have a busy January lined up. (After all, Valentine’s Day is only 8 weeks away!)

We had our shoot this Saturday. We teamed up with Becca Bond Photography and I think everything turned out AMAZING! (If you were wondering why it was quiet on here and facebook this weekend, our shoot is the reason!)

We had fabulous contributors:
Allyson Jane designer cookies
Sparkles Kitchen
Sweet Petal Bakery
This Charming Candy
The Cupcake Social (as always!)
and of course Anders Ruff for graphics and styling

I can’t wait to share the photographs with you all! The printable collection will be available in our shop soon!

Meanwhile, can you guess what this is? (Its a GREAT DIY project that we will be sharing from the Valentine’s Shoot)

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