Friday, January 15, 2016

Valentine's ideas! Great Chemistry~Papersmooches

Hello everyone!  In case you are looking for ideas for Valentine's day...Here is what we did last year...It was a huge hit!  My sweet friend asked me to re-share it, so she could find it easily.  Here you go, Jen!

My youngest son loves science, he wants to be a scientist when he grows up.  So when it came time to make Valentines for his class, I was so happy to find the perfect stamp set already in my stash!  My son and I made them together, and had so much fun!  We used the super fun stamp set from Paper Smooches, Great Chemistry.  I taught him how to use various shades of Copic markers to shade, and he loved it!   I die cut some tags to glue the pieces on.  Then we attached the tags to "test tubes" from CTMH, and my son had fun filling them with skittles.

For his Valentine's box~We took his Lego Avengers box from last year, and re-used it.  Whew~that is the worst part to me...That saved me hours!  We had used Sweet Treat cups to make the circles, to create a Lego.  My son did the stamping, and we each colored half of the scientist.  Then I let my ScanNcut cut all the little pieces...He wanted to make his box look like a mad scientist, with his lab exploding.  So I put adhesive on the pieces, and let him attach all of the stamped test tubes and other images where ever he liked.  We borrowed a lightbulb and connector set from one of his real science kits.   Maybe it was because it was my idea, lol...but I think it turned out pretty awesome!  I got to help with his school party, and all the kids LOVED it.  The working lightbulb was a huge hit, and got us stopped in the hallway by teachers wanting to check it out too.  Here are some pics:

Supplies used:

Stamp set:  Great Chemistry~Paper Smooches
Markers: Copic
Paper: Poppy, Papertrey Ink
Dies: Mama Elephant
"Test Tubes" Treat tubes: Close to my Heart
Baker's twine: Lawn Fawn

Thanks for joining me!


  1. That is one impressive project! Absolutely fabulous job to both of you! My son studies physics at university so I love science themed stamps. Mft just released an awesome one.

    1. Thanks, Jeannine!!! We had so much fun making it! That is awesome, I hope my son keeps his love of science! Thanks for telling me, I will have to check out the stamp set from MFT! Thanks for your sweet comment! Hugs