Monday, February 8, 2010

Featured Project: Easy Valetines by Heather

We're excited to have Heather Carpenter from our Design Team create a fast, fun and easy solution to those last minute class Valentines that you forgot all about. Welcome Heather...

Well after doing some projects with the adorable “Sweet Cheri” line I had some left over paper, stickers and rub-ons. I hate leftovers, so I wanted to find a way to use them up. With Valentine’s Day coming up soon, I thought I could use my scraps to make some valentine cards for the kid’s to hand out at school. With making so many, the first thing that I thought I should do is just design a simple card that could be produced “assembly line” style.

First I cut 5 sheets of 12” x 12” cardstock into 6” x 4” pieces. Then I folded all of them in half, width wise. I had 30 pieces of 4” x 6” cardstock.

Next I used a punch along the bottom edge for a decoration. I choose the one that I did so I could thread a lollipop through the holes.

Then I cut 60 1’ x 4” strips of my left over Sweet Cheri papers. I ran 30 of them through my Xyron adhesive machine with the patterned side up and the other 30 with the solid side up.

Next I adhered the patterned strips to the middle of the front of the card and the solid strips on the inside of the card, near the bottom edge, where the punched holes were.

Then I used what ever I had left over of either the Lovey Dovey Stickers Stackers, S.W.A.K. Chipboard Stickers, or the My Little Cupcake Rub-ons, and put them on the front of my card for decoration.

Lastly I inked the edges for a pink chalk ink (VersaMagic) and threaded the lollipop through the holes at the bottom.

Finished and I did it all while watching a football game on TV.

So they are not too fancy, but just right for a class room full of 5th graders. I hope this inspires you to use up your left overs and save you a bit of money by making your own Valentine cards.

Products Used: Patterned papers, rubons, chipboard stickers, sticker stackers: Imaginisce; Cutter: Purple Cows; Adhesive: Xyron; Chalk ink: VersaMagic; Punch: Fiskars.


karen said...

Such a cute project, I love the sucker threaded through the holes!

Erika M. said...

Very cute creations!

sarah said...

soooooooo very cute!!!! love this idea! :)


Renata Moni said...

very cute and creative! Love them!


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