Friday, February 12, 2010

My Sweet Valentine.....

Do, Do, Dooo......

Now, go back and read that title again, singing "My Sweet Caroline....." with my words.....

No?  ok....

Today is my daughter's Valentine exchange at her preschool, she was so excited today!  She wanted to buy premade Valentine's from the store that were Toy Story - I Know!!!!!  Right!??!??!?  Well, I let her - but we disguised them in these:

LOL!!!!  I was so proud of her, she hand wrote each child's name on the front and wrote from her on the back.  (She writes too big to put the to and from on the front where it goes :) )  Hey, she's 4!  you know?

The two buckets are for her two teachers.  They are filled with a bag of Lindor Truffles.....Oh sweet Mother of chocolates!!!!  You know I appreciate you when the truffles have been pried out of my hands to give to you :)  hehehe!!!  I got the buckets half off at a dollar spot after Christmas.....Hello red Christmas stuff on sale that can be used for Valentine's Day!!!  {luv} it!  But they had an ugly wrinkled up red bow tied on the front, so I had to take care of that!  I cut it right off!!  There were two holes already in the bucket so I threaded some vanilla satin ribbon through and tied a nice, new, beautiful, satinny, smooth, luxurious (getting the picture that I love the new satin ribbon????) bow.  I put the truffles into a large cello bag and tied it shut with the same (I won't go into the details....)satin ribbon.  I made a tag by cutting a heart with the new embosslit, Stampin' Up Heart of Hearts, and my big shot and backed it with a heart cut from one of the heart sizzlets.  The stamped heart was the three heart stamp from I (Heart) Hearts and it coordinates with the Heart to Heart punch.  I put a small rhinestone brad through that heart and adhered it to the die cut heart with a stampin' dimensional.

I used the same heart dies to make the kid's valentine clips for their treat bags.  I started by puttting their candy treats and my daughter's valentine in a new glassine bag from the Occasions Mini.....I love these!!!  The clips are made from clothes pins that I picked up at a dollar store.  I covered the front of the clothes pin with the sending love specialty designer series paper.  I then adhered the heart to the clothes pin with mini glue dots.  Their names were added by taking strips of very vanilla and stamping the neames with my calendar alphabet and number stamp set.  I adhered them to the heart my layering dimensionals in the middle and gluing the ends to the heart with tombo mono multi.

I then added a magent to the back, with the thought that the parents could put them on the refridgerator and clip their school papers or artwork to them.

What do youthink of these?  I am happy with them....they were easy but cute.  I think ;)

17 comments:

Nikki Bond said...

These are fantastic! The kids are going to love them! {SMILES}

Lisa said...

Very cute! The kids will love these! Love the clothespin clip and the personalized name on each one. Great idea!

GCgirl said...

LOVE these! The clips are SO clever and the red buckets with chocolates are sure to make the teacher's day!

Robin Merriman said...

Fabulous projects! What a way to come back! Love the clips, love the buckets and I agree about the chocolate - so hard to part with it! That's why I always buy my very own bag! :) It's my pay for being a good Mom!

Linda said...

Very cute!! Love the clips!!

Connie Paxman said...

Now you win...the award for perfect creative mother...lol
these are just adorable and lots of heart and soul went into these little puppies..
Happy Valentines
connie paxman

Ida P. Krause said...

Wow these are so nice.

Tami Black said...

Love these! They are darling!

Shelly Schmidt said...

The kids will love these! Such wonderful memories of the days my kids were little and we would make valentines......! TFS

Connie said...

Oh my gosh! I love this idea! They will love the personalized magnet! And...I'd love the chocolate, too! lol!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

These are fabulous Regina! What a terrific idea! Love the magnets! :D

Kristen said...

way cute projects.....

Lisa Bohler said...

What a fabulous project to give to the kids! Adorable!!!!

Lisa Somerville said...

Super cute projects, love the personalized clips!

Tiffany Bauer said...

WOW these are fantastic!!! I bet everyone loved them and the teachers too!!

Chrissy D said...

Ohhh adorable project! Looks so yummy! I love your photograph too - how do you do those images with the softened edges? TFS!

njburk said...

Now you sure have been busy and these are all adorable!