Tuesday, February 10, 2009

kids Valentines

Do you think my 3rd grader appreciates me? I spent about 3 hours making valentines for his class vs. spending about 15 minutes going to the store to buy them. I have a room full of stuff, why would I buy them? I don't buy cards, I make them!
When I am old and gray will he take care me, because I made valentines every year for his class? Probably not the main reason, hopefully I have been a good enough mom besides my crafty side! So, this is all 27 valentines. I had to force myself to keep it simple, after all the airhead is the most appealing thing on the card. tip: I used glue dots to hold them onto the cardstock.


Close up:

card recipe:

stamps: Just Jawing (sorry Mackenzie made me buy with all the cute stuff she did with it)

ink: basic black, real red marker, real red classic ink

paper: kraft, whisper white

accessories: dazzling diamonds

** tip- I just used my scissors to make the banner. By using your fingers/fingernails and running it over cardstock in both directions you can break down the fibers to make it bend and then I used dimensionals to attach.


I am going to have him sign return address labels to just stick on the back of card.






11 comments:

Julie's Crafty Corner said...

These are great Kathy aren't you a great mom!

Julie

Kerry D-C said...

These are adorable!!! The kids will think they ROCK!

Marilyn Goodrich said...

Those are SOOOOO cute! His classmates are gonna love them! :-)

Sharon Graham said...

These are great! I'm sure he'll appreciate them some day (at least that's what I keep telling myself).

Christina said...

These are great! I love that set. I need to get me some valentiney sets and that one!

MacKenzie said...

What a super idea! These are adorable!

Emily said...

These are so cute Kathy! The kids are gonna love them! Way better than anything you could buy!

Laura Brown said...

So cute! Your little guy will have the best Valentine's in the whole class!

Shelly Koskinen said...

These are fun! I bet the kids will love them!

Marilyn said...

These are the cutest Kathy! I'm sure your son's class will love them! I wonder that too when I go all out for my kids - do they really appreciate it? I think they do. At least its fun work anyway :)

Sally said...

My you were busy!! They look great and I am sure he appreciates all your hard work. x x