Wednesday, February 8, 2012

What else I've been working on this week: Valentines

It's been a few years since we did homemade Valentines for my sons' classes.  But this year, I decided to undertake this task.  They were based on this sucker holder I did for my Valentines class last month:

Colors: Pink Pirouette, Real Red, Whisper White.  Stamps: I {Heart} Hearts.  Big Shot: Scalloped Heart Embosslit.  Punch: Heart.  Accessories: Ribbon and Bright Patterns Designer Paper Pack.
Since I needed to make 46 of them, I simplified them just a bit and did not use that cute scalloped heart behind the stamped heart.  And I made some of them in pink and some of them in red so I didn't use up all of one color.  These are the ones for my older son's class (Sorry the picture isn't better, we worked on them upstairs and my good lights are downstairs):

And I did something I said I would never do this past weekend too.  My youngest son was suppose to make his valentine's box at home this year.  And guess who did a majority of the work.
Colors: Read Red, Tempting Turquoise and Whisper White.  Big Shot: Scallop Oval Frame, Hearts Collection Framelits.  Punches: 2-1/2" and 1-3/4" circles and Pennant.  Accessories: Big Top Birthday Designer Series Paper and Red Glitter Paper.
Originally, I was going to use a shoe box, but in a fortunate turn of events, we emptied a box that had garbage sacks in it on Saturday morning and it was the perfect shape for a monster.  Spencer did help me glue the teeth, eyes and heart on to the box.

I spent all day yesterday and will spend all day today working on swaps.  So I will have a return to regular projects soon. And thanks for all the kind words over the past couple of days too.


10 comments:

Yapha said...

Such super cute Valentines! And oh my goodness, I love, love, love that box!!! So clever!!

Katherine said...

These are sooo cute! Love the little monster! I am finding Valentine's Day a little sad this year as my youngest is now too old to have Valentine parties in her class....

Missi said...

What a cute monster!!

Adriana Benitez said...

Haha! Love the monster!

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

Love the valentines, but the monster has my heart!

Mickey Roberts said...

I busted out laughing at the monster box. Way too cute! Love the work you do with your boys. They are very lucky!

Tanya Boser said...

LOL! That monster is awesome!!
So were your swaps ;)

Shelley Z said...

The Valentines are very sweet. That monster is ADORABLE! Too perfect!

Carmen said...

Oh my how fun!! Just love that monster!!

Holly/Rubber Redneck said...

Love the valentines and the monster box AWESOME!!