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!
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
Where did you get the mailboxes?ReplyDelete