Friday, March 6, 2015

Valentine's for my Kiddos~Mama Elephant Stamps

Hey everyone!  I'm a little late posting, but I wanted to share some cute little cards I made for my kiddos.  We have always given our kids gifts for Valentines day.  When I was growing up, my mom would always have a little heart shaped box of chocolates waiting for us at the table.  When I was in 7th grade, I went to a friends house.  She was an only child, and her parents gave her a diamond necklace.  We had four children in my family, so no one was getting any diamonds until they got married, lol!   Now that I have y own family, I try to mix it up at our house.  One year I got my son who loves animals a guinea pig, and my daughter a talking dog she had wanted forever.  She decided she wanted a guinea pig instead.  That was fun making a home for two guinea pigs!  Some years, they would just get a little candy and a movie.  But, then I found myself getting my daughter pair of diamond earrings with a necklace.  I think I paid about $100 for both, and she loved them.  I look back, and think it was a bit much.  I think I just wanting to remember getting something really nice for Valentine's one time...Luckily for me, my kids get excited and are grateful, no matter what we spend.  This year I found the cutest little mailboxes at Target, and stuffed it with candy and a Target gift card.  Then I made them each a quick little card using Mama Elephant stamps, can't get enough of these little cute stamps!

The mailboxes were the perfect size for a gift card and some kisses!

For my 17 year old son...Getting harder to make cards for him, some I knew her would laugh when he read the inside!  

Then, I could leave my hubby out...Funny, I bought him a "real" card that played a song at Target to go with his gift.  I always feel funny giving him handmade cards.  But, a week later...I found the card I made him in his car, and the store bought card still where he opened it!

Supplies used:

Stamps:  Pandamonium, Tiny Heroes~Mama Elephant
Sentiment Stamps:  Love Quotes~Mama Elephant; Smarty Pants~Paper Smooches
Markers: Copic, Wink of Stella glitter brush (clear & black)
Paper:  Papertrey Ink
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Embossing folder: Cross my Heart~Cuttlebug

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