We made Valentines over the weekend, and by we, I mean mostly me. Avery did help a bit with the stamping and the eating loading of the candy. I had fun making these assembly line style.
Here is a bit of the how to:
First Up: Welcome to my craft room! (aka my kitchen counter). Oh the messes my counter has seen. I’ve decided to embrace this mess that seems to be pretty common around here. I’ve started to take aerial photos of it; whether it be cooking, crafting, or just bags and backpacks. The mess tells the story. The mess is where the good stuff is.
If you like paper crafting like I do, then you probably have either a bunch of craft punches or thin metal cutting dies. One reason that I love the Cuttlebug (or any die cutting machine, really). Is for the simple fact that the cutting dies are small in size compared to craft punches, which tend to be big and bulky. Just a thought…
One punch that I think IS a must have, is the corner rounder punch. Even for the non crafter, this is a great punch to have around. With it, you’ll want to round every corner you see.
To make these, I used the place card die by Quickutz and a scalloped edge heart die.
For the stamp, I used Zing embossing powder, which I was excited about (yes, I get excited about stuff like this). I have never had great results from stamps, but after trying it this way, I love using stamps now.
1. Stamp with a Versamark stamp pad
2. Sprinkle powder over it.
3. Use heat tool to melt it on. (This is the fun part.)
There they are, all 24 of them, ready for the 1st grade party. Fun Stuff!
ps. Alternate Titles for this post:
a. Mission Embossible (My husband’s favorite)
b. A Paper Crafter’s Soap Box
c. The Mom who spent too much time making Valentine’s for First Graders (please don’t pick this one)
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