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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

more valentine's stuff.

seeing as how i am officially a stay-at-home mom now, i've tried to embrace the role. i'm still learning how to cope without a set routine everyday, and that will most definitely be worse once this girl gets here...if ever! :) nonetheless, i've really tried to play the part, especially when it comes to the boys' school. i make cupcakes and go on field trips and attend all of their parties. valentine's was no exception.

i decided i would make the boys' valentines this year...right down to the envelopes. i had a different plan in mind, but couldn't find the right supplies, so this is what we ended up with.
6-inch square pieces of valentine-themed scrapbook paper. (6-inch because my paper is 12 in x 12 in, and all i did was fold it in half and half again and then cut. no measuring.)

plain white cardstock rectangles...for simplicity.

valentine's m&m's. i probably ate all of these after i took the picture.

wallet-sized valentine cards of my sweet boys. i made a "be mine" sign and took pictures of them on our bed. the black, white and gray decor in our room just seemed to go well. plus their bare feet were totally cute.

scissors, pencil and two-sided tape.

valentine's stickers to seal the envelopes.

i folded the paper to form the envelopes...it really wasn't as tedious as i thought it was going to be to make 40+ of these darling things. i stuffed in a valentine and had jacob count out 14 m&m's to put in each. (he got the reasoning right away...smart boy. :))

we sealed the envelope with the sticker. 

i had jacob pre-write the names, and then we taped them to the front of the envelopes. silver is his favorite color. i guess we should add a silver marker to the supply list.


and we ended up with this cute stack of handmade valentines.
success.

2 comments:

seph said...

total stay-at-home mom greatness. LOVE.

ree said...

Home-made Valentine's are the best! So cute!