Wednesday, February 16, 2011

“The Coolest Valentine!”


     Let me start by apologizing for the bad photography.  It was late, the lighting was very off and I was really tired.

     This is the valentine’s card that my youngest did for his classroom Valentine’s exchange.  I’ve been on the matchbook cover kick lately and this follows along the same basis.  A simple tri-fold that’s large enough to 100_2553hold the candy package.  I pre-cut and scored the Basic Gray base, Real Red layer and Whisper White image panel.    Jesse and I had stamped the image earlier in the day.  He stamped the “splat” from Extreme Elements in Real Red Classic ink.  I then stamped the Extreme Guitar image and sentiment, from Teeny Tiny Wishes, in Basic Black Craft ink.  We set these aside and went to dinner.  Upon return, the entire family was involved in the mass production, assembly line style, of these Valentine’s.  While Adam addressed and signed the image panel, Don was distressing the Real Red layer with the Distressing Tool on the Cutter Kit.  He, also, punched out the little heart in Red Glimmer Paper using the Heart To Heart punch (that was a hoot to watch).  Jesse adhered the candy package to the inside and fold up the holder.  I adhered the image panel to the red layer and then to the holder front and then tied a length of Real Red Grosgrain ribbon around the holder to keep them closed.  It took us about an hour to get them all done. 

     Adam said that his was the “coolest Valentine’s in the class!”  I agree…they are “cool”!  The coolest part of all is that the entire family sat together to get these done.  It was SO cool!  We laughed and had a blast!  What can be cooler than that?

     Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you’ve been inspired to enjoy some time with your family.



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1 comment:

  1. You come up with some fabulous ideas Leslee! I can see why this would have been the coolest exchange. How nice to be able to sit down with your family to get these all done. MY family wouldn't be caught dead helping me with my projects, lol!!