Ideas for Valentine's Projects & Cards

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Posted 1/9/2013 by howdyheidi in General Stamping
 

howdyheidi
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Posted: 1/9/2013 9:34:44 AM
I'm looking for ideas for home decor projects for Valentine's Day that involve paper and stamping. Any ideas, I was thinking maybe a wreath or wall hanging, but I'm open.

I have little kids and these kinds of decor are really appreciated by them.

Also starting to think about Valentine cards - both for school and friends.

Anyone else thinking about the same things?


~~Heidi~~

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Posted: 1/9/2013 10:29:23 AM
Making Valentine decorations was always one of my faves as a kid, Heidi. And I used to love going to the drugstore & see the huge displays of heart boxes of candy. I liked the boxes more than the candy--all the flowers & ribbons.

Depending on how old the kids are, you might teach them to make cutout hearts by folding the paper. Then show them how to use the cutouts--solid & frame by stamping.

A fave decoration is a heart tree. Take some bare branches & plant them in plastic foam in & make heart tags to hang on the branches.

Covering lampshades is another great way to do decor. Make a pattern from newspaper & cut the cover from white tissue. Stamp/draw hearts & flowers on the cover then place it on the lampshade so it glows when the light is on.

You can also make paper lace. Scissors & punches on folded paper. Then you could run the lace thru EFs.


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Posted: 1/9/2013 10:35:47 AM
Here is something else that they might like. It is a hanging cone made out of paper and decorated. Then you can add candy, etc. to it.

Stampwilly

Cone

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Posted: 1/9/2013 11:35:37 AM
I made a banner last year. I used my cricut to cut the pennant shapes but they are pretty easy enough to freehand. If your kids are old enough to use scissors, they could help too. I decorated mind with pattern paper, heart stamps and ribbon. I've seen heart cutouts in paper, felt and foam at target and craft stores that's pretty inexpensive that you could use too.

I plan to make a few valentines for my son to send out to his aunts and grandparents. I've going to attach some Burt's bees lip balm to the card and use a cute bee stamp I have and stamp on the card. For the sentiment it will say Bee mine. You could pre stamp some cute images onto cardbases and let your kids color and decorate them to make their own valentines.

Lots of good suggestions so far! What a fun thread



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Posted: 1/9/2013 6:05:10 PM
One of the girls on my DT created a Valentine's tree a few years ago. It is a cute idea and you can create stamped ornaments for the tree. The kids can really get involved. Jennifer made a few felt hearts for her tree which were stamped and then she embroidered over the stamping. I can also see using white spray painted branches for this one.

Valentine's Tree

Here is the tree she did the year before. I believe it was her Christmas tree that she didn't take down and just re-decorated.

Valentine Tree 2


Michele

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Posted: 1/10/2013 8:58:32 AM
Thanks for all the ideas. Wow! Two suggested branches with valentine ornaments, which may be quite fun -- especially since each ornament could be different.

I hadn't even thought of a treat container as Stampwilly suggested or a Banner as LovePug suggested.

I am considering buying a new stamp set for the kids' valentines, but I am not sure.


~~Heidi~~

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Posted: 1/11/2013 4:40:34 PM
I don't do any decorations but I do make cards. Here are two cards I've done so far, one with a video:

3 masked hearts

A little love


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