10 February 2012

Valentines for My Daughter

My daughter asked for individual valentines for her classmates ... fifteen different designs, plus two for her teachers and classroom aide.  I didn't want to make all those different ones, so instead I made five each of four designs (and am giving her a couple of extra ones to give to out to friends in other classrooms).  I spent yesterday coloring up these sweet Cocoa and Rhubarb images for her.

I started with the Love from Cocoa set and made this simple one, adding two sentiments from the Love from Rhubarb set.  I also put some glitter on the heart in the envelope.

On this Rhubarb valentine, I added a sentiment from the You & Me stamp set (only because the one in the Rhubarb set was too long for the die I wanted to use, and I was way too lazy to measure and cut the shapes myself!)

Here is another Cocoa one.  This one is pretty plain - it is for the classmates she feels sort of "meh" about.  Sadly, there are a couple that just are sort of wild, and misbehave (one tore the book she took in to read during quiet time earlier this week) pretty often.  But we've stressed to her the importance of making everyone feel included, so everyone gets a valentine!

And this is the last design - another Rhubarb.  He has a glittered heart, too.  In lieu of candy this year, I've also made all the kids bookmarks (plus more than a few extra for her to give out - she is really excited about them!) and she'll be giving out stickers.  I did not want to contribute to the junk-food fest, so this was a great alternative.  I'll be sharing the bookmarks here on the blog in the next couple of days.

Stamps: Love from Cocoa, Love From Rhubarb, You & Me (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps)
Card Stock: Ruby Red (SU), White (GP)
Ink: Rich Cocoa (Memento)
Coloring Medium: Copics
Accessories: Pink Ultrafine Glitter (Stampendous)
Tools: Classic and Scalloped Circle Nestabilities, Pennant Shapeabilities (Spellbinders), Circle Punches (SU)

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Jingle said...

These are so adorable!

Pam Hornschu said...

Very cute! Yeah, fifteen different designs would have been a bit excessive. These are all darling. Did AG help with them?

Patricia said...

These are fantastic! :) I bet your DD is thrilled to be giving these!

Monika/Buzsy said...

These are so sweet Taylor! Love the darling image and the circle shape! The coloring is great!

Wendy said...

I love these!!! What a fabulous Mom you are!!

Colorado Crafter said...

In this age of political correctness, I was struck by the fact that wherever your daughter goes to school, she still has the choice of whether or not to give a classmate a Valentine card. I used to teach first grade and did for many years and as far back as I can remember the schools where I taught always had a rule to save hurt feelings that if a child wanted to hand out Valentine cards there had to be one for each classmate. Your cards are lovely. I'm sure your daughter realizes how special it is to have the handmade cards and bookmarks to take to her classmates.

Taylor said...

Colorado Crafter - I think it is a rule. They send home class lists, in case we want to put names on them. But we wanted her to understand the importance of giving because she wants to, and because making everyone feel included is a good thing...not because she has to.