Valentines, Valentines and More Handmade Valentines

Candy Wrapper Die

I’ve been very busily working on Valentines cards and treats this past week!  Here you can see the 47 treats I made with the Stampin’ Up! Candy Wrapper die and Big Shot.  Some of them were made with Blushing Bride cardstock and some are made with retired Pink Passion cardstock.  I stamped them with the hearts in the Love You Much stamp set using Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink.

I’m amazed at how quickly these little treat boxes come together.  The first few take a bit but once you get the hang of it they’re quite easy.  I put many of them together while watching movies with my hubby in the evenings.  Very easy!

Puppy Valentines

Micah wanted these puppy valentines to give to the boys in his class at school and his Awana Sparks class.  I made 12 of these.  A few were made with Real Red and Pretty in Pink DSP but most were made with Blusing Bride and Poppy Parade DSP which is a free level 1 hostess benefit option!  Thy puppies and hearts were cut out of scrap Chocolate Chip and Whisper White cardstock.  I love using those scraps up!

Build A Blossom Valentine Card

Micah didn’t want puppies for the girls, no, he wanted these flowers made with the Build A Blossom stamp set.  I’ll admit I was questioned that, trying to get him to change his mind (purely because I was thinking of all the work, not because I doubted that the girls would like them. . . ).  No, he was set on these, so I made 12 of them.  Once I got started they really did go fairly fast.

Build A Bear Valentines

Jaan and Ethan are part of the cubbies class in Awana.  The “mascot” for the class is the Cubbie Bear and the children all wear blue vests.  So, I made these valentines for them using the Build A Bear die.   I gave Jaan the option of these valentines or the ones with the puppy but he decided he wanted these.  He said the “laughing” dog looked silly.  I made 16 of these because the boys giving together.  Call me lazy but I copped out on making 16 more cards. . . .

The colors used on these are Real Red, Pretty in Pink, retired Brilliant Blue and Chocolate Chip/Crumb Cake for the bears.  This picture really doesn’t do the pictures justice.

The back of the Cubbie Bear Valentines

I decided to make all of the valentines using quarter sheets of cardstock so they do not open, just front and back.  That cut back on the amount of cardstock being used and I figure most store bought valentines are front and back too.  I thought you might like to see the backs of the valentines.  Jaan wrote his own name on the back of each, I wrote Ethan’s for him since he hasn’t learned yet.

The back of Micah's valentines

Here’s the back of Micah’s valentines.  He’s getting so big!  Last year he fussed about writing his name on the back of each card and this year he wrote all of this on the back of each card without a single complaint.

Thank you for stopping by today!  I hope you enjoyed the Valentine cards.

Comments

  1. What great Valentine’s cards and gifts! Lotsa work for Mom, I’m sure, but so worth the smiles that will result 🙂

  2. Great job mom! I’m sure all their friends will really enjoy them.

  3. These Valentines are wonderful! Love seeing the boys’ signatures – and all the candy boxes. Soon the boys will be able to make their own Valentines. 🙂

  4. You are a very ambitious and thoughtful Mom! It’s hard to choose which I would like to send. I love the use of Build a Bear die with the blue vest!

  5. Wow – lots of work of heart for your children. Nice, very nice. Thanks for blessing my day. 🙂

  6. Hi Becky! I thought I would leave my first ever comment! I love seeing the boys’ signatures. It makes me smile! Brook signed her valentines with a whole bunch of o’s in a row because she thinks that’s how you spell her name. I did 3×3 cards. Wow, you really put a lot of work into yours! Great job!

  7. They (and you) did a great job–good choices!

  8. what stamp did you use for the cute puppies on the puppy valentines.so,so cute
    thanks….

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