DIY: Be Mine

We’ve been snowed in for 24 hours, so I decided to tackle Hadley’s Valentine’s Day cards with her.  It may be one of the last years I actually get to make handmade cards with one of my kids, as the older two have moved on to the “cooler” store-bought kind.  I actually did these with Whitney in second grade and they were a huge hit.  Several people asked me then where I found out about them.  I think I saw them in a magazine at one point.  Ideally, they look best wrapped around a box of Brach’s conversation hearts, but we aren’t allowed to send candy to school (bah humbug) so we will add a pencil for fun.  If you’re looking for a last-minute cute idea, these work for boys or girls.  I found the printables here: http://www.livinglocurto.com/

We printed what we needed…they come two to a sheet.

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Then we cut them out…

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Hadley wrote her name in the “from” line…

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Then we glued them all onto red construction paper to make them stiffer.  The red will be the inside of the card, where she can write each child’s name.

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We trimmed them all neatly and folded them along the gray lines.

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We finished them off by having her write the names inside and then taping in the pencil.  I bought a large pack at http://www.fivebelow.com/  LOVE that place.

Voila, we were done!

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So easy, original, inexpensive, and a fun way to pass a snowy afternoon.

Be Mine!

xo,

Brooke

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