Hi friends! I'm starting to get a little behind on my blogging again- ack! Today I want to catch up a little and finish posting my Valentine's Day cards. These are the valentines I made for my dad to give to his 3rd grade class. A few years ago I had bought a package of SUPER cute die-cuts by K&Co, and of course hoarded them because they were too cute to use. However, this is my dad's last year of teaching, so I figured it was now or never if I wanted to use them up. You'll see later in the post that my dad has 24 students, but I had used one of the 24 die-cuts for Chris's valentine a few years ago, so I had to make my own die-cut. ;)
I made 2 of each card; you can see all 12 designs below. The die-cuts were rather large, so I cut my paper (single panel) to 5 1/2" x 6" and made my own envelopes with my new We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board (LOVE this tool!).
You can see that I scattered a lot of hearts and flowers and things all over the cards. The die-cuts came with a ton of those small pieces and I wanted to finish them up, so they result is a very sprinkle-y card, but I think it's actually pretty cute. And!- you know I love my puns! LOL So these cards were very simple to put together, but I'm totally in love with them. :)
Okay, so I mentioned before that I had to make my own die-cut, because I only had one of the robots. I scanned and printed the robot I had and added glitter to the knock-off version. It didn't come out exaaactly the same, but I'm hoping the 9 year-old who got that card didn't notice. ;)
Lastly, I want to show you what I did with the envelopes. The envelope maker I just bought is super awesome. It was only $20 and you can make up to 60 different-sized envelopes. It's great for making wacky-sized cards like these. It also helps you use up tons of patterned paper! LOVE that! :D I tried to use 24 patterned papers that had an all-over design, so you wouldn't think one side of the envelope was upside-down.
On the front of the envelope, I die-cut a circle and added a treat cup from Stampin' Up! filled with tiny erasers! (I also wanted to finish up the treat cups! LOL I had had them for a few years and never knew what to do with them, so they went into my use-it-up pile.)
I bought some pencils to go along with the erasers, and a tiny granola bar and some graham cracker Goldfish to finish off their treat bags. I'm really sad that my dad is retiring; I've really loved making little crafty projects for his students. It's always helped me use up a lot of product, and I love crafting with kids in mind. I guess I'll just have to wait until I have kids and start crafting for their classmates! ;)
Thanks so much for bearing with me through this long post today! I hope you enjoyed my kiddie valentines and inspire you to use your treat cups for something other than candy! :D
Thanks so much for stopping by!
-Suzanne :O )