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A Slightly Homemade Valentine’s Day

14 Feb

The kids have spent the past week working on their Valentine’s Day cards.   We try to do something cool each year but I am getting tired of just passing out candy.  This year I asked the kids if they wanted to make their own instead of buying cards at the store.

My son decided he wanted to draw a picture using MS Paint.  We then put the paint picture on some postcards that I had in the drawer.  Viola, he was done.  Easy, Peasy!

He made it himself.

He made it himself.

My daughter is a bit of Pinterest addict.  She searched until she found the right Valentine’s Day card printable from The TomKat Studio.  She saw some other pins of cards that had glitter on them too.  So she glittered the red parts of the card  (This is a big deal because I kinda hate glitter).

SCORE- so some printer ink later and postcards and card stock I had in the drawer and we were done.

My daughter is also a huge Rainbow Loomer these days. She pinned some more ideas for different charms and got to work. She then attached her creations and made these cute cards.

Her Pinterest inspired creations.

Her Pinterest inspired creations.

I am pretty impressed with what they came up with.  Both of their cards highlight their personalities and talents.   I am glad to have passed on the crafting gene.  Plus- the cards are candy free!

Slightly homemade cards!

Slightly Homemade cards!

Happy Valentine’s Day!


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