OK, I got bored waiting for us to be ready to decorate so I had to make another card...
Every year we go to a geocaching coffee at a local chocolate/ice cream place very close to Valentine's Day. We've always brought Valentine's to hand out. Our daughter has been the one handing them out the last 2 years (she say's a very cute "Happy Valentine's Day!" as she does). Since I was growing impatient waiting to decorate, I figured I could make some for this year rather than just buying them that morning.
Inspiration: My daughter loves Strawberry Shortcake. We'd been shopping for clothes for her and she saw a dress with a strawberry and a heart. They were very similar. I thought it would be cute for a valentine.
How I Make Them: I took a heart die cut and made a template in which I softed the pointedness of the heart (see left part of photo above). Then I cut the hearts out of stiff sticky-backed red felt. I took my 5 x 8 white cardstock and used my paper trimmer to cut it into 8 pieces (2 x 2.5 each). I peeled off the backing on the felt hearts and stuck them closer to the bottom of the card stock. I used the Martha Stewart green glitter pen (review) to draw the leafy top of the strawberry. Then I added "You're berry special, Valentine!" to the top with a red gel pen. Finally, I used a silver gel pen to draw little circles on the felt heart to make it look like the seeds on the strawberry. I plan on having my daughter help write her name of the back of them before we hand them out.
- I've seen glittery foam board that might have been fun to work with too.
- Polka-dot fabric could also work.
- Instead of just using marker for the leafy part, it would have been nice to use something that made it 3-d, (a green painted cotton ball or some fabric scraps or maybe some easter basket grass).