Yep...it's Valentine's Day again. I love making Valentines with E.
And before you ask me how I managed to do this with a 10-day old (aka no sleep, lots of laundry, and housework piling up), let me just say that these were finished about 3 weeks ago. BEFORE little one was born. Phew!
This year I asked her what kind of Valentine she'd like to make. She came back with a puppy Valentine.
Hoping that this would not be too complicated, I headed to the web for some inspiration.
I found this idea here: http://www.thriftyfun.com/tf18540796.tip.html
I really didn't feel like heading out to the store, so I was hoping there would be something we could make and that I would have all of the necessary materials in my house.
I do not have tons of construction paper.
But I DO have tons of felt.
So we made the puppies out of felt. The white cardstock I also had on hand. And the saying was printed on regular printer paper.
So here are the supplies.
Instead of making a folding card, I made flat ones.
Each piece of cardstock was cut into 4 pieces.
I guess-timated the size of the hearts and used chalk to draw them on the felt before cutting them (sorry, chalk and scissors aren't in the picture).
One last thing. I started using Elmer's glue (as pictured), but then realized that it would not hold the felt and so we switched to hot glue. Obviously, I was in charge of the glue gun and E placed the hearts on the paper.
STEP 1: Glue the largest heart in the center-front of the card.
STEP 2: Turn your next-largest heart (ours is pink) upside down and place as shown on top of the first heart.
STEP 3: Take the smaller black heart and place over the point of the pink heart to make the nose.
STEP 4: Place the two small pink hearts on either side of the nose for the eyes.
STEP 5: Put a strip of glue on either side of the largest heart and attach the two larger black hearts upside down on the glue to make the ears.
STEP 6: Using the black sharpie, draw in the pupils of the eyes and the freckles.
STEP 7: Cut out your saying and glue in place on the back of the card.
And there you have it! Easy, homemade Valentine's Day cards!
E is SO excited to give them out to her friends!