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If my heart wasn’t black before this…

February 14, 2011

In the good news column, I’ve crafted, and I’m using my long-neglected craft supplies up.

Somewhere in the last couple of weeks I decided that I really didn’t want Dora or Cars all over V’s valentines. Not that I’m particularly against either, I just *hate* that everything you try to buy for your kid has some other product smeared all over it. I’ve also just realized that it’s a bit crazy since she’s giving the damn things away.

So I started cutting, but we couldn’t have single layer cards, so that’s technically 44 cutouts:

Then, I decided those edges needed fancifying:

And because I love doing the same thing 22 times over, I thought the bottom card needed sprucing up. This was also a chance for V to help, she loves stamping:

A sane person would just smack a bit of tape or glue on the damn things and be done. I’m not sane (effing grommets will be the death of me):


Yes that is a gabillion little hearts on those ornaments and of course they needed to be drawn on. The three-year olds would have complained otherwise:

Now I’m freaking out because I haven’t done any for the teachers.

(Shortly before I finished these hubby and V returned from swimming. On the way home he stopped at the drug store and picked up some Dora valentines *sigh*)

pps – oh look, I’ve got a spot on my lens. Joy.

14 Comments leave one →
  1. February 14, 2011 1:14 am

    They’re very beautiful πŸ™‚

  2. February 14, 2011 10:14 am

    I remember doing the home made valentine’s….once. And they didn’t look anywhere near as pretty as yours! Now which one does V like better – the homemade or the Dora?

    • neeroc permalink*
      February 14, 2011 11:10 am

      She was gun-ho for the Dora ones, but I think it was just for the included suckers. We taped those to the back of the home-made ones and she was happy.

  3. Jennifer Low permalink
    February 14, 2011 2:40 pm

    well done! And beautiful! You put me to shame! πŸ˜‰
    Happy V Day!

    • neeroc permalink*
      February 15, 2011 10:25 pm

      Thanks, and belated Valentine’s back!

  4. February 14, 2011 2:41 pm

    Oh, I did the exact same thing!! I spent entirely too long yesterday assembling little valentines for my girls to give out at school. We got there and I panicked – I have nothing for the teachers. of course I realized this by watching a little boy giving each of them a little bag of chocolates…

    • neeroc permalink*
      February 15, 2011 10:27 pm

      ugh. It was death by a thousand little stabs seeing that each of her teachers had given her a little card and gift too. ugh.

  5. February 14, 2011 10:53 pm

    Sheesh, and I thought I looked bad when compared to all the Dora-card-mommies πŸ˜‰

    They look great πŸ™‚

  6. Deb permalink
    February 15, 2011 1:13 pm

    They are gorgeous!
    I sent my V to nursery school with Mickey Mouse ones – and Smarties.
    She also made some last minutes ones for the teachers, but they looked NOTHING like yours! Good think she hasn’t seen these pictures, or I’d be in deep doo-doo πŸ™‚

    • neeroc permalink*
      February 15, 2011 10:28 pm

      Oooh were they the pink and red smarties? I’m trying to con V out of all hers *g*

  7. February 17, 2011 9:02 am

    wow. you’re right. a sane person wouldn’t have used the grommets. or the fancy edges. or the ribbons. or the drawn on hearts. or the stamps… πŸ˜‰ they are gorgeous! i would have loved one of those.

    • neeroc permalink*
      February 17, 2011 9:28 am

      I know right? I don’t know what I was thinking. Thank you

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