February 7, 2011

Valentines

This weekend we made Valentines for Megan and Lauren's valentines parties next week. I did not want to wait until the last minute and end up having to buy them. (ummm not that that has ever happened before...)
So, while the girls were watching a movie I got everything prepped. I used the scalloped heart nestabilities to cut out a bunch (50ish) of hearts from a K&Co Valentines paper pack that I bought last year, and then used the next size down to cut out a bunch of white hearts. I also cut a bunch of white CS down to 5 x 2. These were folded and stapled so that it would hold a pencil. I did not take a clear picture of these unfortunately.
Finally I stamped a bunch of hearts in different colors using a SU stamp that my sister was kind enough to let me borrow and then punched them out with the coordinating punch.  Once all of this was done I gathered some glue, the pencils (Target and Wal-Mart), a small "Be Mine" stamp, and an ink pad (both Papertrey Ink) and got everything set up on the dining room table.


Excuse the tablecloth.. this is our craft and playdough tablecloth!

You can kind of see the folded/ stapled piece in the above picture. This is what the girls wrote the To/ From lines on.

Then they stamped the "Be Mine" sentiment on the white hearts




Then they got to glue together all of the hearts


And then I attached them to the folded backing...

 and added the pencils!

7 comments:

Lorraine said...

These are adorable! Love how you get your girls involved - they must have so much fun! When I asked my son if he wanted to take treats for Valentine's, he said "Um...NO!" You know...little boys...no mushy girl love stuff, LOL!

Karen C. said...

This looks like lots of fun for you and your girls. The little hearts turned out so cute.

Jill said...

Aw, very sweet valentines! What a great idea, and how proud your little girls must be to have made them themselves!

Kristin said...

love these!! valentines with the kids are so fun

Anne B said...

What a great idea and I bet the girls had a blast getting to stamp and put the gifts together :)

Chris said...

What fun! This year, my son didn't want to help...

Jen said...

Aww. This is so very sweet. But I bet the best bit was sharing in this memorable experience. Gorgeous!