Hello Lovely People!
We are in the season of Love people, L-O-V-E. Which translates to Valentine’s Day crafts of course (forget roses and candy, my love language is hot glue and pretty paper). The kids have parties at school on Thursday and need to bring in goodies for their friends. I am not opposed to sending in ‘store-bought’ cards, but I wanted to be crafty…so I headed over to Pinterest to see what ‘crafty people’ want me to copy from them (Aren’t they just the nicest???). So I found a few things that I could pull off without too many trips to the craft store. My favorite was an idea that Martha (we are on a first name basis around here with the queen of craft) had put on her website. But being that I feel like a copycat ALL THE TIME I figured that I would put my on twist on it. (truly, it’s not a big change, but it makes me feel better about myself when I don’t totally rip off other people’s ideas). So after a trip to JoAnn’s and the Dollar Tree I had all the supplies I needed for 3 classes of kids and all of the teachers that are in control of our kiddos (nothing like a little ‘please-don’t-fail-my-child-this-year’ bribe–can I get an AMEN!!)
So friend Mrs. D came over for coffee and crafting (she loves this kind of stuff but her ‘baby’ is in 7th grade and doesn’t do cutesy Valentines anymore–what is a mother to do????). My friends often refer to my house as the McCall Sweatshop because I can usually find a project that I need help with when my mom –or anyone– comes to visit. Our friends came from Kentucky last weekend and they weren’t in the door 5 minutes when Danny was on a ladder hanging my curtains. It pays to have handy people in your life, no? I digress.
The note cards were cut in half and then each half was folded in half to make the tag at the top of the bag. Then I printed a label for the front of the tag that said ‘You Rock’ in the Jules Love font. The back label said ‘From’ in the DJ Love font. Both of these fonts are free for private usage.
I cut the Wilton bags just a little longer than the pop rocks package, then glued the labels to the front and back of the tag. Once the kiddos wrote their names on their pile of tags, I was able to fill the Wilton bag, then staple the tag to the bag. VOILA!!!
Blessings and Lots of Love