Thursday, January 28, 2010

Kindergarten Valentine's Day

Something was wrong with me today ... I got the idea for the Valentine's cards the other day when I found this club-sized box of fruit roll ups at Target... and today I decided I would "start" on the cards, just cutting the cardstock and maybe stamping the images. Welp, as you can see, I had the problem of not being able to stop once I got started.
I stamped Loads of Love and Boatloads of Love (su) on whisper white cardstock and colored them with my prismacolor pencils.I used the Masking technique to fit the heart into the back of the boat/truck, which is the challenge at the ABC Challenge. Now, I started with doing alot of detailed coloring, then, realizing these are for kindergartners, I forced myself to hold back on the coloring just a bit. I used my Word Window to punch out 24 strips and stamped 12 with the "friend-ship" sentiment from the Boatloads of Love set, and "happy valentine's day" is from Teeny Tiny Wishes (su)

Finally, I simply stapled the little 3 1/4 x 2 3/4" card to the front of the Fruit by the Foot package. All in all, this was a very inexpensive Valentine's project. And it can be as easy as you want it to be. Since the cards are so small, it takes just a few sheets of cardstock, and as much work and imagination you feel like expending on your precious kiddos!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Cassie said...

These are precious, Christi, and even if those kindergarteners don't appreciate it, you did it for your little man. I'll bet some mom is going to be blown away by your time and efforts. So cute! Connor is a lucky boy ;D

Anonymous said...

Great project! these are cool! love the idea and how you have done them!
thanks for joining us on the ABC challenge this time
Samantha :0)

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Helen said...

These are fab!
Thanks for joining us at the ABC Challenge!
Helen x

Rick said...

I remember those days of decorating your Valentine Box at school and waiting for the day to come. It was always the best when you got a Valentine with candy attached. The kids are going to love these.