Thursday, February 12, 2009

Super Cute Handmade Valentines in a Snap

As a card-maker, it's rare for me to find myself without an occasion-appropriate papercraft on hand, but earlier this week I realized, at about 8 PM, that my daughter needed 28 valentines for her preschool class the next morning. Given that I had nothing pre-made, and simply didn't have the energy to put together anything too terribly elaborate, I was thrilled to find these super cute printables on the Secret Agent Josephine blog. I was able to create these adorable "valenpops" in four easy steps:

1. Print 'em on fancy schmancy textured card stock (or don't - I just happened to have it).
2. Trim 'em up.
3. Attach a flat lollipop (we used Jolly Rancher heart-shaped pops and attached them with Zots, but I'm sure any old double-sided tape would do).
4. Sign 'em.

And voila! 28 cute, creative, and preschool-appropriate valentines in under 30 minutes. Frankly, my kid loved them more than anything Mommy's ever made, so I didn't even have to feel guilty for not planning ahead. Many, many thanks, Josephine (if that's your real name) for saving my sanity, my pocketbook, and my little girlie's reputation!


ElegantSnobbery said...

AWWWW, they are so cute! Glad the little Miss loved them

Rainy said...

Great idea! Thanks for the how to!

Lori Anderson Designs said...

This is awesome! Mind if I try this sometime??

Vanessa said...

Great idea!!