Sunday, February 13, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

Oh My!  Valentine's Day Is Here!

Now, I am the "Slacker Mother of the Year," - because we just finished our Valentine Box on Saturday afternoon and our Valentine Cards on Sunday night. 

So, for your viewing pleasure.....

The Valentine Box & Cards for Cooper

A little story behind this box (you know I ALWAYS have a story).  Cooper desperately wants an Ipod Touch. I won't buy him one.  He's only NINE and I refuse to spend that much money on one more piece of electronics!

So, I made him a paper IPod.  Then he informed me he wanted FLAMES on his box.  FLAMES?  Please tell me how FLAMES and an IPOD go together?

This is the best I could do.  Along the top it says "To Hot To Touch."  Get it?  I hope so...!!???

The backside (sorry the pictures a little - ok a lot blurry) of course the Apple Icon!

Now, the Valentine's Cards I am pretty proud of - mainly because I came up with this little idea all by   my little self!  Looks like an ordinary deck of cards, right?  WRONG!

I used some super cute digital scrapbook paper from Summertime Designs and Photoshop to created this card.  I guess the reason I am so proud of it, is because that deck of cards you see...well I designed it!  By that I mean, I started out with a plain piece of paper, created hearts, used some tools to make it look like you are holding the deck of cards in your hand.  (So I sat here for a long time trying to figure out what word to use to describe that process and I am dumb and can't think of one...).  I scaled it down to fit two cards on one 4x6 photo print and used spray adhesive to adhere it to the deck of cards!


The Valentine Box & Cards for Charlee

I took Charlee to the craft store (our favorite place to go together!) and let her pick out TWO pieces of paper.  This is what she decided on!  She LOVED the little Love Birds, and so did I.  We found all the ribbon and embellishments in my "Closet of Awesomeness" to decorate the rest of her box.  She cut out all the hearts and told me where to put everything!  I have a little mini me on my hands!

(Forgive the nice little off the shoulder look she has going on here...she was in her pajamas)

Here is my little sweet thing showing off her Valentine cards.  I used a scrapbook kit called Cloud Nine (for the life of me I cannot remember where I got this kit but it is freaking adorable!) and scaled them down to fit two on one 4x6 photo print.  We filled little cello bags with cinnamon hearts and attached her card with some twine.

Now, just so we all know - the cost of the Valentine boxes?  $1.50 FOR BOTH!  I kid you not!  I drove through Del Taco and asked them if I could buy two of the Fiest Pack boxes minus all the food.  The nice lady said "We don't sell them and we don't give them away - but I will let you have them!"  SWEET!!  The only out of pocket cost was the two pieces of paper I let Charlee buy.  The rest?  Came out of the closet. 

Really, you have to just LOVE Valentine's Day!  I know some people hate it and think it is a waste of money, but come on!  It is a FUN day to show others you care.  So all you LOVE haters - don't be haters be lovers! 



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Kesha and Kenny said...

LOVE the cards and boxes!! If only I had kids to do this with! Some of my favorite Valentines Day memories come from making our boxes and seeing everyone else's boxes at school! So much fun!!