Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day!  Hope you are having a wonderfully sweet day!  Thought I'd share with you today the cards I made for my sons to pass out at school -- each boy helped in the design of the cards. 

My 7 year old Daniel wanted a kind of funny card, and decided he wanted to use the bunny stamp from the Forest Friends stamp set and have the phrase "Somebunny likes you" on his Valentines.  Here are his cards:


The Real Red hearts were cut out using the Big Shot Petal Card die, and then I folded two of the petals up to make the heart-shaped pocket.  I printed the "Somebunny likes you" onto Whisper White cardstock.  Then, I used the Stamp-a-Ma-Jig to stamp the heart frame around it.


Finally, I punched that out with the Heart Punch.  The bunny is holding a small heart punched from the Heart to Heart punch.  After Daniel had signed the cards, I inserted them into the heart pouch and then into a Glassine Bag from the Occasions Mini.  I added a Close to Cocoa heart with the word "friend" stamped on it over the staples I used to hold the glassine bag closed.

My 4 year old Timothy's Valentine's also used the Petal Die cut outs turned into a heart pouch, but were a bit more complicated to assemble.  Timothy really liked Jackie Topa's punched lion -- and as I played around with that, I realized that I could change the pieces a bit and make them look like our kitten Isabella.  Timothy loved that idea.  Here's what I came up with for him to give his preschool friends:



And, with the greetings added:


I tucked these in Glassine Bags, too.  Here's the finished products:



I made the fun discovery that I could stamp on the glassine bags, too -- it only takes a little while for the Classic Ink to dry completely!

- Michelle

2 comments:

Sun said...

very cute!

Anonymous said...

OMG, Michelle...that kitty valentine is too cute and ver clever! I love it! And yes, it does look like your little furry helper.
Marlene Caravello