Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentines Day!!!

I was inspired by a wonderful garland on the How About Orange? blog.  She made a similar garland out of stiffened fabric.  It's just beautiful.  I wanted it!!!  Since it's a busy week for me, and I didn't have time to visit the fabric store - I sifted through some scrapbooking paper that I already had on hand.  I made the heart shapes with a paper punch, and then sewed the hearts together with a sewing machine.  (Frankly, the sewing machine is only out because my daughter ripped holes in the knees of her winter PJ's and I can't locate another pair in her size - spring clothes are out in the stores!)  Then, because I didn't think about sewing the string of hearts together first, I used a hole punch to connect the hearts with a ribbon.

So now I'll show you the lovely garland by Jessica of How About Orange?  The fabric is so pretty and I love that the hearts are more demensional with extra layers.

  You can get the complete directions from Jessica here.  I hope you all had a wonderful Valentines Day, and took the time to tell all of your family and friends how much you love them.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Valentines Day is Monday?

Monday will be Valentines day!  How did it arrive so soon?   Don't fret, you can find some unique printable Valentine's day cards online that you can print at home.  Here are a few of my favorites:

My daughter chose these to give to her classmates:
These sweet valentines are designed by Linnette of Paper Glitter to be labels, but we printed a Happy Valentines Day message onto each and voila, they are class cards.  You can see more of Linnette's designs in her Etsy shop here.

Aren't these just too sweet?  This is what I would hand out if I were still in elementary school!
You can download these cards for free from Northridge Media's site:

My son will be handing these out:
These super cool cards for boys are available on Kat Wright's Etsy shop.  Once again, easy as pie to print at home.  She even includes envelopes!

Our son was excited to find a "boy" valentine that wasn't pink and girly.  Since he couldn't decide, he will also be giving a few of these to his friends:

These designs are free to download, designed by Samantha Hahn of Maquette.

I love these, and wish our school was allowing a few sweets!  Well, we'll just do them for at home anyway.
You can purchase the file print these out at Paper Party Creation's Etsy site.  I think Kristie did a great job with these.  You can print them out at home on label paper and use a scrapbook punch to create the perfect circles, or get one with a scalloped edge.