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Feb 12, 2009

Kindergarten Valentines!

I've been busy making valentines for my son's classmates and teachers all week.  Twenty two in the kindergarten, two teachers and then three preschool teachers.  Lucky for me the preschool class doesn't do valentines till next year! Whew!

My mom suggested I just go out and just buy some, but honestly, given the amount of materials I already had in my basement, that would be a crime!

Instead, I forced myself to just streamline the process, and come up with some clean and simple designs.  I put my new lOve sOngs stamp set from Paper Trey Ink to work and made one design for the boys, and one for the girls. 

Since I'm on a "paper diet" this was a great excuse to dig into my scraps and some papers that were even previously untouched! 

By keeping the designs simple, and going into mass production mode, I was able to get them done very quickly.  I cut all the paper one night, then cut nesties while we watched TiVo another night, then stamped all the images another night and then one afternoon I sat and adhered all the fronts to the card bases.

To save on cardstock since I know that these will end up in the trash (oh the horror) I created cute card fronts and attached them to confetti white cardstock - I had LOTS and didn't want to dig into my colored cardstock too much for this project. 

This third card, the red, kraft and black card, is the one that I'll tuck inside my little guys bag for him to open in school on Friday during their class celebration. 

I'll be back with teacher cards tomorrow!

My word of advice to those doing projects with children. Have them sign the cardbases FIRST then adhere your main panels. That way if they decide to make a mess of the inside you can just hand them another card base and save your pretty card! I learned that lesson the hard way last year when my son scribbled ALL OVER a finished valentine!


All cards use lOve sOngs stamp set from Paper Trey Ink.

Girls Card: Sweet Blush, Pink Patterns and Spring Moss stitched grosgrain ribbon.  Berry Sorbet ink for balloon image. Oval nestie.

Boys Card: Lemon Tart ink for ice cream top, Pure Poppy for cherry, Brilliance Pearlescent chocolate ink for sentiment (from Stamp a Sweet Impression) and ice cream cone.  Curvy rectangles Nestie

Love Note: Pure poppy cardstock, stitched grosgrain ribbon and ink, Fresh Snow ink, Basic Black and Kraft cardstocks and slit punch (Stampin Up) P

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