Saturday, February 13, 2010

Happy Valentine's!

A while back I was thinking about Valentine's card and whether my kids should give some (they are almost 2 and 4). I saw some very cheap at the grocery store and thought it might be fun. Then I thought, "why don't I make them, they'll be so much more special". So I started making a bunch of these about a month ago and sent a few out overseas (to family) and this week I sent the other ones and gave them out to those who live here.

Because I didn't have enough supplies for all of one color (and I tend to get bored making them all the same) I did some different color schemes. Which one do you like best? Each color scheme has matching elements of ribbon, patterned paper, heart and the flower the skunk is holding.

I love the easel card and it's so easy to make. People on the receiving end don't tend to know what to do with them exactly though.

Here's a close up of some of the details on the bottom. The "bling" I used I bought from the craft store. It was all attached together and I had to cut out each one individually - at least they were self-adhesive. There's got to be a better way! I wish SU would sell them. I like the clear rhinestones, but it would be nice to have something a bit smaller. There's 4 little "bling" on each card. One in the center of the flower the skunk is holding, one in the corner on top of the photo corner punch and two on the bottom piece as the "stoppers" to hold up the easel card.

Thanks for looking. Hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day and are able to share your love with those around you. It's better to give than to receive!

1 comment:

jimlynn said...

Trish, these are darling......and I like all the different colors. I really like the purple one for some reason - myabe I'm just tired of all the red and pink for Valentine's lately. They are all cute though.