Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

I made these adorable valentines for my 5 yr old daughter's classmates. When I saw the sock monkey freebie at Silhouette last week, I knew I wanted to use it for her Valentine's. Now, I consider myself a stamper, so doing something like this took me out of my comfort zone a bit. Once I started cutting out the pieces I kinda started freaking out, LOL! But I ran all the pieces thru my Xyron sticker maker and it was super easy. I wanted to keep them simple, so I created the base & mat using my nestibilities. For my sentiment I cut out a label using my silhouette. My hubby helped me put them all together (thank goodnes) b/c as usual I was putting them together the night before! *giggle* All in all I love them. I'm still trying to get used to the silhouette - I know it can make amazing things but I just have to figure it out a little bit more.

Here is a close up of one of the girl monkeys! I used some pink twine to put bows on the girls. :) You can also see I used some distress ink in fired brick to add some distressing around the label to add some dimension. For the eyes, I used some black rhinestones.

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Barbara Sproatmeyer (LM2) said...

These are adorable! Simple, yes, but perfect for Valentine cards and the simplicity is what makes them so cute! :D

Jacilynn said...

how sweet! I love these. what a great mom you are!

Sprytebyrd said...

So cute!! I'll have to check out that sillouette... I've never looked into it before

aqualeiga said...

What a lovely idea, I bet your daughter just loved sharing these out with her friends! So glad you joined us at THE CRAFTY PAD this week. Hugs, Ali x

Liza said...

Such cute little gifts. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

Liza x

Delphine said...

These are lovely, Carisa, and such a great idea! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and good luck! Delphine xx

Maggie's Crafts said...

Fab creations!

Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Pad @ Please come back on Sunday for another brilliant challenge! :)


cabio's craft corner said...

How sweet of you making this to the whole class Carisa. They are so adorable and cute!!