With my busy work schedule and many family responsibilities, I did not get my Valentines made as I had hoped. The past few months have left me exhausted and without much opportunity to play.
Lucky for me, I keep a drawer full of unfinished bits and pieces of cards. Some of the items are from techniques with which I’ve experimented. Others are items I’ve put aside just because I couldn’t bear to part with them. I find myself thinking maybe I might use them some day.
This really paid off this year when Valentine’s Day rolled around. I had picked up treats for my family a few weeks earlier, but realized I didn’t have any cards made for them. I didn’t have much time before I needed to leave for work when I remembered some left over covers I had made for crayon boxes last year.
I trimmed them down and matted them on white card stock transforming them into the perfect little Valentines. A quick stamping of a sentiment on the inside and I had them finished!
I left the treats to be discovered on the table when I left for work.
Later that evening, my husband reported that my son was especially excited about the little Valentines cards. They were smaller than regular cards and he thought that I should make more of them to be packaged and sold in sets at craft shows.
You know, that’s not such a bad idea! The design is such that it could be modified in a variety of ways.
I always knew that boy was smart!