I was thumbing through a scrapbook magazine the other day and came across a this great idea! I practically had everything I needed - well minus the suckers. And I forgot to take a picture of the process, lucky for you it is super easy!! Which was really one of the reasons that I did this.
Supplies you need:
various colors of tissue paper
scallop circle punch
green cardstock with sentiment printed on it
You take your cardstock and punch out a whole lot of scallop circles. It is best if you do at least 10 sheet at a time. Using less makes it not punch as well, and more just doesn't punch.
After you have like 100 of those scallop circles punch a small hole in the center of them. Again about 10 sheets at a time works great. I used between 10-20 punches for each sucker.
You then insert your sucker stick into the hole and slide the scallop circles up to the bottom of the sucker. I scrunched mine a bit to make it look like a flower. Repeat for something like 50 suckers - really this is just how many me and my kids made. ;)
In a wordprocessing software create a sentiment - 'Be my Valentine'. I used a text box and got about 16 per page. You want to make sure that you can cut a leaf out and have a good sized space on the left side of it to stick the flower and still see the sentiment. Print.
I eyeballed the leaf I wanted and just cut these out. I made Thing #2 cut her own leaves - she was super excited!
In the good sized space you have on the left hand side punch a hole and stick the sucker through it. Now you have a great easy valentine! Oh and have your child sign their name before you stick the leaf on - much easier that way!
Next I have two cards to share with you. My first one is completely copied from Then She Made. I just fell in love with the simpleness and beauty of hers that I had to make one myself. Go to her blog to she her version.
It not that just simple and perfect!?
First I took my card base - Kraft cardstock - and distressed the edges with a red ink pad.
Then I got a piece of cardstock that looked like paper. I glued that in the top middle.
I printed the words 'You're Hot' because I had no stamps that would work. I stamped the curly label in red and punched out. I distressed the words you're hot so that they would stand out more. At this point I had run out of glue, I wanted to finish so I broke out the kids white school glue. I glued these on.
You should really wait for the glue to dry here, like I did not. You can see the smudge up by you're. I am just not used to using liquid glue.
Anyway, cut a square of plastic from a lunch sack slightly bigger than your paper cardstock. Place over and sew 3 edges with red thread. Do not pull tight as you want to stick a few red hots in there. Add red hots and sew shut. Sew around edges a couple of times until it looks good. Done!
There you have it, super easy last minute valentines!