Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Erik's Valentine

I hope you all had a nice Valentine's Day!  I thought I would quickly share my son's valentines from this year.  If you missed my daughter's, you can see that HERE.  

I made my daughter's valentine's first, and then asked my son what he wanted.  I had pulled out some stamp sets that I thought were good candidates. . .  pirates, dinosaurs, robots, etc.  No, he wanted "exactly the same as Elizabeth's--only red instead of pink."  Really?  Hmm.  And I was worried that as a big kindergartner Erik may not even want to take handmade valentine's at all!  So Erik and I went to work together to come up with his Valentine.  He helped me design it, and his only comment was that it needed some glitter, but Dad convinced him that boys don't need glitter.  :-)  Anyway, we had fun working together and Erik made sure I kept on task.  

The base of the Valentine is Crumb Cake, and the hearts are Chocolate Chip and Real Red Designer Paper from the Brights Patterns Designer Paper Stack.  I distressed the edges of the Real Red Heart using my Cutter Kit and the edges of the Crumb Cake with Crumb Cake ink.  The Chocolate Chip heart is up on dimensionals.  

And an inside view of the matchbook-style Valentine:  

Stamps:  Sock Monkey ("just for you"), and unknown stamp set
Ink:  Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake (distressing)
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Real Red DSP from the Brights Paper Stack
Accessories:  Full Heart Punch, Heart to Heart Punch, Cutter Kit, dimensionals, stapler, candy


Christine Bell said...

I am totally going to keep this in mind for when Natalie needs to bring Valentines. I love the homemade ones! And what a smart idea to just staple the treat. So creative.

Lois said...

Great idea for the little guys who like to give Valentines. Great job and project. TFS

Amanda Mertz said...

Great boy valentine!! I love that your son wanted glittler--mine wants to use glitter a lot and I have to gear myself up for the experience when I say yes! I'm going to keep this one in mind too if we can ever send candy in! TFS!

TrishG said...

What great looking valentine treats. Super idea!

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