For some silly, self-imposed reason I feel a little obligated to hand make the school valentines we give out. If I'm being completely honest, this is not really my thing. Last year we did get pretty into it making mustaches and lips on sticks, but usually I go for a paper heart with some glitter and call it a day. Valentines kind of stump me...having boys makes it even harder, because they don't want anything too cute(pink is cute, love is cute). So for this year I'm going a little artsy, making a school of fish with heart shaped tail fins. I totally swiped the "school of fish" concept from a snack valentine I saw on Pinterest. My valentines are so easy to make I think they hardly warrant a formal tutorial. All you need to do is make a template of a fish body, use the template to make the bodies from red card stock, cut out hearts from tissue paper (this pretty design is from Target), and print out or write the "our school is cool" tagline on the back. Dust your hands off, you are done, my friend. xo.Read More
Last week I did a tutorial and giveaway* for Jasper's mustache-on-a-stick valentines. This week before the big day, I'm sharing Wylie's. When I was at Alt Summit I got a package of pretty striped paper straws as a party favor, which I gave to the boys when I got home, because they are nutso for straws. Oddly enough their favorite use for them is to drink the broth from the bottom of their soup bowl (maybe that's a hot tip for someone). Because Wylie's in preschool I thought his little buddies would probably also delight in a few straws of their own. It's as simple as it looks. A heart punch, some glittery card stock, a box of 144 straws $8 from Paper Source, and a little twine to tie it all together!Read More
Apparently valentines are kind of girly. So says Jasper.
We sat down and brainstormed what to do for this year and he decided on these little mustache and lips on sticks, because of all of the fun we'd had with our own set from The Curiosity Shoppe. The tutorial is below, but HEY! I have a fun little announcement...Read More
Glitter and school glue are two of my favorites. I excelled at glitter art as a young lass.
Yesterday, I had to extol the virtues of creating handmade Valentines to my disgruntled kid, who pondered out loud about why we didn't get them at the store like everyone else, and made some noise about having to write "xo, jasper" so many times. Really this post is just to show off my new Roboto Glitter Hipstamatic lens (with a little Cherry Shine flash). I'm totally distracted by this crazy idea I'm working on to open a pop up shop this Winter. More to come. Happy Heart Day!Read More