Friday, February 14, 2014

Making Valentines

Inky Makes Valentines 2014

Hello everyone and Happy Valentine's Day to you!  One of my favorite traditions is making valentines for my friends.   Since I am homeschooled, I don't have school friends to exchange cards with- so I send them to my blog friends! I used to give cards to my friends in ballet class, but now that I am no longer studying dance, I don't do that either. (Psst, sorry my shirt is so wrinkly! I was so excited to wear it that I didn't bother asking a mom to iron it for me.)

Inky Makes Valentines 2014

I actually made my valentines several days ago, so that I could mail them in time to arrive at my friends' houses before the holiday.   I decided to make cards with pins, since I *love* pins! I also included valentine-themed puzzles for my friends.

Inky Makes Valentines 2014

I buy little pins all year round, just for occasions like this. Here are some of the the little pins I chose to use.

Inky Makes Valentines 2014

The first step was putting the pins in the corner of the little pink cards.  I tried to pick photos with a love theme- like these cute owls! I also chose a sticker for each card.  On this card, I chose a glittery pink peacock.

Inky Makes Valentines 2014

Next I wrote "Happy Valentine's Day!" on each card and signed my name in pink ink. I don't usually like to wear pink or use pink in my crafts, but something about Valentine's Day puts me in a lovey mood that makes me love pink!

Inky Makes Valentines 2014

After I signed my cards, I carefully slid the cards into pink and red striped envelopes. Very cute!

Inky Makes Valentines 2014

Once I had put my cards into the envelopes, it was time to put these adorable name labels on my cards. As you can see, this one is for Sophie, my French friend!

Inky Makes Valentines 2014

Then it was time to choose a puzzle for each friend- I bought woodland-themed puzzles.  Some of them had owls, others foxes or hedgehogs! So cute, right?

Inky Makes Valentines 2014

I bought little kraft paper bags to hold the valentines and puzzles, so that they would make a cute package to send to friends.  I carefully slid a puzzle and card into each envelope, making sure not to rip the bag.

Inky Makes Valentines 2014

By the time I had made valentines for my blog friends, I had a big stack of valentine bags! Hurray! Happy Valentine's Day!

Inky Makes Valentines 2014

And that's all! I love making valentines. I'm looking forward to hearing if my friends liked their valentines and puzzles! Did you make valentines this year? What kind did you make?

In this entry I'm wearing: narwhal appliqué shirt from Dynamite Threads, grey pants from Liberty Jane Clothing.

5 comments:

  1. Hello Inky! We love your little Valentines! Great ideas for us to use. And, those little mini puzzles are SUPER cute!!! I bet your friends are going to LOVE them! Oh, and love your tee shirt too! ~the D3 Girls ♥

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  2. Thanks for the beautiful Valentine's Day card, Inky. It came in this morning's mail. You look so cute in it. Hope you had a great day and are enjoying all the snow you guys are getting.
    ♥♥♥
    Grandma Catherine

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  3. Hi Inky!! I can't remember my blog login information (um, EVER) but I wanted to let you and Coral know that I got your Valentines and they totally made my day!! They actually arrived in lots of time for Valentine's Day, this is just the first time I have been to your blog since then. :) Thank you to both of you so much!!

    Love,
    Danica <3

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  4. Those Valentines you made are beautiful, Inky!
    Melody
    xo

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