Thursday, February 11, 2010

Done.



It's 9:00pm. We have officially finished up our valentines-for-classmates preparations. Things I'm thinking: 1) I have a lot of children. 2) Those children have a lot of classmates. It turns out Colorado has bigger class sizes than New York. It took me until Valentines Day to notice.


We used this clever idea on Kirtsy — via 24-7-365. I think they turned out great. We couldn't get Betty to stop looking at her fist. And Oscar refused to wear anything red. But we rolled with it.


To those who are up late making stuff: I salute you with my exacto knife.

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81 Comments:

Blogger caroline duke said...

are you kidding?! those are adorable.

Thursday, February 11, 2010 at 11:21:00 PM EST  
Blogger The Social Secretary said...

o.m.g.
amazing!

Thursday, February 11, 2010 at 11:25:00 PM EST  
Blogger Jason said...

I CANNOT wait to do this next year ADORABLE!!! BUT I willnot procrastinate! (And it will annoy me that the kiddos will tear them apart before they are appreciatted.)
Sonja Love

Thursday, February 11, 2010 at 11:27:00 PM EST  
Blogger BananaSaurusRex said...

Yeah, I'm totally stealing that idea for next year. Thank you in advance.

Thursday, February 11, 2010 at 11:28:00 PM EST  
Anonymous Meredith said...

Those are awesome! What a great idea.

Thursday, February 11, 2010 at 11:34:00 PM EST  
Blogger Courtney said...

We did these this year too. Such a cute idea!

Thursday, February 11, 2010 at 11:35:00 PM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is the cutest thing ever, heck,I couldn't stop looking at Betty's fist...I almost sent you a message asking how you photo shopped that effect. You are a good mom. Me? We always did princess and ninja turtle cards...I miss those days.

Thursday, February 11, 2010 at 11:35:00 PM EST  
Blogger liz stanley said...

betty!! you are the cutest

Thursday, February 11, 2010 at 11:36:00 PM EST  
Blogger Courtney said...

positively adorable!

Thursday, February 11, 2010 at 11:37:00 PM EST  
Blogger Alissa said...

i'm so glad you liked them! aren't they SO easy!!?

Thursday, February 11, 2010 at 11:38:00 PM EST  
Blogger erica said...

cutest valentines i've seen!

Thursday, February 11, 2010 at 11:43:00 PM EST  
Blogger Kendra@My Insanity said...

Just did the same idea for my son. Trouble is, I found out today, that they can't have any sweets, so I had to make a trip to the dollar store for fake roses and pencils for him to hold instead of suckers. Grrr! Agreed about class sizes (AZ is high!), but these were much quicker than the i-pod valentines I just finished with my daughter.

Thursday, February 11, 2010 at 11:44:00 PM EST  
Blogger nikki said...

LOVE!
Wish I had seen these before I did all the Valentine's for my daughters class. There's always next year!

Friday, February 12, 2010 at 12:10:00 AM EST  
Anonymous Alli said...

These are the cutest ideas!! Can't wait to try this one next year!!

Friday, February 12, 2010 at 12:21:00 AM EST  
Blogger Donna said...

These are so cute and I so wanted to do them, but just knowing they would wind up in the trash was eating away at me. I don't want my kiddos pic in the trash! But they are truley adorable!!!! We did melted heart crayons, so I don't care where they end up! :)

Friday, February 12, 2010 at 12:23:00 AM EST  
Blogger Cathi said...

Absolutely adorable!
I think Betty looking at her "treat" is perfect!!

Friday, February 12, 2010 at 12:35:00 AM EST  
Blogger kim said...

Good job supermum, sorry, supermom!

Friday, February 12, 2010 at 12:59:00 AM EST  
Blogger laura said...

I saw that AWESOME post too! Yours turned out great!

Friday, February 12, 2010 at 1:32:00 AM EST  
Blogger Heather said...

i made the same ones. everyone is going to get the same valentines this year!!!

Friday, February 12, 2010 at 2:14:00 AM EST  
Blogger Emily said...

Those are SO ADORABLE!! Love it!

Friday, February 12, 2010 at 2:16:00 AM EST  
Blogger Practically Perfect In Every Way said...

I "used" her idea too and just blogged it!

do you think the "you suck" valentine is totally inappropriate??

http://marypoppinspresents.blogspot.com/

Friday, February 12, 2010 at 2:23:00 AM EST  
Anonymous Mariah@Playful Learning said...

You rock! I can't wait to play around wit this idea :)

Friday, February 12, 2010 at 6:32:00 AM EST  
Blogger Megan said...

I like how she's looking at her fist! :) It's like she's really eyeing that lollipop and also wants it for herself. :)

Friday, February 12, 2010 at 6:55:00 AM EST  
Blogger melanemac said...

OMG! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THIS!!!

Friday, February 12, 2010 at 7:36:00 AM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These are so sweet!

Friday, February 12, 2010 at 8:12:00 AM EST  
Blogger Stephanie said...

I can't wait until my kids are old enough to have classmates so we can do this! Super cute.

Friday, February 12, 2010 at 8:30:00 AM EST  
Anonymous Boston Mamas said...

SCRUMPTIOUS!r

Friday, February 12, 2010 at 8:31:00 AM EST  
Anonymous Barchbo said...

SO cute! What a fabulous idea! If I ever have children, can I move to your neighborhood so you can supervise my crafts?

Friday, February 12, 2010 at 8:54:00 AM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was up late rolling MadLibs, but totally worth it. Thanks for that idea, too!

Friday, February 12, 2010 at 9:04:00 AM EST  
Blogger Donna said...

Tied the last potato printed tag onto the last cello bag containing a homemade iced by mama valentine's cookie at 11 pm.

Love yours! So cute!

Friday, February 12, 2010 at 9:23:00 AM EST  
Blogger Elz said...

I finished the last few ladybugs (Skip To My Lou) around 10;30. But, those are AMAZING. Next year-but I'm starting in December!

Friday, February 12, 2010 at 9:40:00 AM EST  
Blogger MoniqueAnne said...

WOWOWOWOWOWOW!

These are fabulous. Totally going to use this idea... Inspirational!

Thanks for the share!

Friday, February 12, 2010 at 10:05:00 AM EST  
Blogger Alicia W. said...

I am SO doing this next year! How fun!

Friday, February 12, 2010 at 10:41:00 AM EST  
Anonymous Jenna Sais Quois said...

These are the absolute cutest Valentines I've seen, and they also look like some of the easiest to mass produce. I will have to remember these for when I have kids!

Friday, February 12, 2010 at 10:47:00 AM EST  
Anonymous handmadecharlotte said...

ohhh that is so cute 2! i bet they were excited to pass them out! have a great day! and good job!

Friday, February 12, 2010 at 10:49:00 AM EST  
Blogger Stephanie said...

OMG, how adorable! Love it!

Friday, February 12, 2010 at 10:51:00 AM EST  
Blogger Katie said...

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Friday, February 12, 2010 at 11:24:00 AM EST  
Blogger Katie said...

Seriously fabulous. And insane. You're an awesome Mom!

PS: have you seen the stylish co-sleeper Swiss Miss posted today?

Friday, February 12, 2010 at 11:25:00 AM EST  
Blogger SAJ said...

so clever. Bookmarking this idea for next year.

Friday, February 12, 2010 at 11:41:00 AM EST  
Blogger emily ballard said...

I did these for two of my kids this year too. Actually, my SIL did all of the cutting. I should get her an exacto knife.

Friday, February 12, 2010 at 11:41:00 AM EST  
Anonymous Katie @ goodLife {eats} said...

SO CUTE! I love that Betty isn't looking directly at the camera. She is just darling.

We ordered some printable Valentine's day cards from Etsy and I've yet to receive the pdf file in my email. We've got about 1 hr 45 minutes till it is time to leave for school, so I hope it comes soon. Otherwise we'll have fruit roll ups and no cards. I should have ordered them extra early just in case. Lesson learned.

Friday, February 12, 2010 at 11:55:00 AM EST  
Blogger be gifted said...

awesome!

Friday, February 12, 2010 at 11:58:00 AM EST  
Anonymous Jan (Family Bites) said...

Awesome cards! This year we did a variation of your Mad-Lib Valentine's and they worked great.

Friday, February 12, 2010 at 11:59:00 AM EST  
Blogger Pili said...

What a great idea! Not only for Valentine's day but for all sort of cute favors!

Friday, February 12, 2010 at 12:02:00 PM EST  
Blogger wendysue said...

So funny! I was just going to email you my valentine idea, and here it is! Super easy to do and CUTE, my kids friends were big fans!

amen about that exacto-knife!

Friday, February 12, 2010 at 12:21:00 PM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wish I'd seen this before I order my color it yourself pdf files from Etsy! (although I love those too!) Can I get this done in 3 hours! I think I can, I think I can...

Friday, February 12, 2010 at 12:32:00 PM EST  
Blogger Annie said...

They turned out great!! I love that she's looking at it. Happy Valentine's Day!

Friday, February 12, 2010 at 12:42:00 PM EST  
Blogger Chris said...

I remember seeing this idea on kirtsy last year and thinking it was a hoot. You are one heck of a mamma. Your kids are lucky to have such a thoughtful/creative woman in their lives!

Friday, February 12, 2010 at 1:10:00 PM EST  
Anonymous Allison said...

All the valentines are sooo adorable. I will bookmark for the future! Just a question: do your kids ever balk at the homemade of it all? I remember my mom was all about the crafts growing up but sometimes I just wanted a plastic Halloween costume or to give out Strawberry Shortcake valentines. I definitely appreciate her now!

Friday, February 12, 2010 at 1:17:00 PM EST  
Blogger Meredith said...

I Did these too - http://tuesdayswithmolly.blogspot.com/2010/02/thumbs-up.html

Friday, February 12, 2010 at 1:31:00 PM EST  
Blogger lori jo rebeles said...

love my x-acto knife!!

Friday, February 12, 2010 at 1:42:00 PM EST  
Anonymous Ann Williams said...

This is the darndest, cutest idea in the whole wide world! You are the coolest Mom evah!

Friday, February 12, 2010 at 1:46:00 PM EST  
Anonymous Nobody Puts Mama In A Corner! said...

Posting you up today!!! These Valentine's are so stinkin cute!!! WOW!!!! I think I will make my teenagers take pics and do this for all their high school teachers!!! Would they just die or what!!!! How I live to embarrass my children!
http://nobodyputsmamainacorner.blogspot.com/2010/02/introducing-httpwwwdesignmomcom.html

Friday, February 12, 2010 at 2:30:00 PM EST  
Blogger Sarah said...

we did this too. love it.

Friday, February 12, 2010 at 2:46:00 PM EST  
Blogger MamaChristy said...

Another adorable idea!

Friday, February 12, 2010 at 2:47:00 PM EST  
Blogger Scattering Lupines said...

Those are SO clever!

Friday, February 12, 2010 at 3:27:00 PM EST  
Blogger Heather said...

Totally presh.

Friday, February 12, 2010 at 3:49:00 PM EST  
Blogger Lizzy said...

so cool. def. my plan for next year.

Friday, February 12, 2010 at 4:56:00 PM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think this American tradition of giving valentines to classmates and just to about any other acquaintance is crazy. And it really deprives lovers of their own day! Of course it's just to sell more candies and balloons and the likes...Can't we stop???

Friday, February 12, 2010 at 5:26:00 PM EST  
Blogger MsScreensiren said...

Love these! And I can't wait to hear about the HOT Date! Maybe I'll send my hubby your way for some ideas...

Saturday, February 13, 2010 at 12:31:00 AM EST  
Blogger Trish said...

I can't believe how much work you put into these! You are so talented. Thanks to you and your readers for ideas on cards for my twins. I couldn't get my six year old boy sold on the idea of melting perfectly good (to him) crayons into heart shapes. We did make something, though....I blogged about it over here:
http://ttwcreative.blogspot.com/2010/02/handmade-valentines.html.

Saturday, February 13, 2010 at 11:48:00 AM EST  
Anonymous Patricia said...

GREAT idea!!

Saturday, February 13, 2010 at 2:27:00 PM EST  
Blogger Amy G. said...

We made these Valentines for my daughter last year too! I convinced her to do again this year since she needed 39 this year - YIKES!

http://rawlee.blogspot.com/2009/02/happy-valentines-day.html

Saturday, February 13, 2010 at 10:16:00 PM EST  
Blogger kgbgraphics said...

I actually think it looks cuter when your daughter is looking at her fist... too cute!

Saturday, February 13, 2010 at 10:36:00 PM EST  
Blogger Amber said...

Holy cow! Those are absolutely brilliant!

Saturday, February 13, 2010 at 11:51:00 PM EST  
Blogger tvmom said...

cutest ever...i want to make these

Sunday, February 14, 2010 at 2:31:00 PM EST  
Blogger Sarah said...

Major BOOKMARK!

Sunday, February 14, 2010 at 5:52:00 PM EST  
Anonymous Blueprints of a Southern Belle said...

THESE ARE AWESOME!!! this makes me want to adopt a 6 year old, simply so i can replicate these valentine's for their classmates (hehe)

http://blueprintsofasouthernbelle.blogspot.com

Monday, February 15, 2010 at 1:45:00 AM EST  
Blogger VISART - DaLi Designs said...

Absolutely cutest pictures and idea ever!

Monday, February 15, 2010 at 8:08:00 AM EST  
Blogger Aimee Friedrich said...

the valentines turned out so cute! gotta remember that for next year!

Monday, February 15, 2010 at 9:41:00 AM EST  
Blogger Morgan said...

Those are just awesome! Can't wait to try something like that once our little guy is older!

Monday, February 15, 2010 at 9:22:00 PM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I actually did this and the turned out great! I recommended a strip of tape on the back to hold the lollipop in place because the kids want to yank it out before opening the card! Even my husband pulled the sucker before looking at it! Lol

Monday, February 15, 2010 at 10:10:00 PM EST  
Blogger jack, lucy and finn said...

this is hands-down the cutest valentine idea i have ever seen!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010 at 12:06:00 AM EST  
Anonymous Toni said...

These are the cutest Valentines I have ever seen!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010 at 12:07:00 AM EST  
Blogger Jana said...

OH. MY. GOSH. These are amazing. I am SOOOOO lifting this idea for next year. Thank you so much for sharing.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010 at 11:20:00 PM EST  
Anonymous Stephanie said...

They turned out awesome! Way to go, Super Mom! :)

stephanie@metropolitanmama.net

Wednesday, February 17, 2010 at 1:46:00 AM EST  
Blogger Mainline Mom said...

WOW! Just...wow. Let's see if I can remember this for next year.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010 at 9:23:00 AM EST  
Blogger pascale said...

This is a wonderful idea! do you mind if I used your idea next year?

Thursday, February 18, 2010 at 8:14:00 AM EST  
Anonymous julie said...

Hands down those are the coolest valentines EVER!!!!

Thursday, February 18, 2010 at 7:02:00 PM EST  
Blogger That One Girl said...

Those are the CUTEST Valentines Day cards I have EVER seen!! I totally know what we're doing next year! ;-)

As for my kiddos'? One didn't get to participate because their class was bad (He's in 5th grade), and the other, I stayed up most the night cutting out flowers (that I had asked my husband to draw simple daisies.. what I got was ful of angles and points! *sigh*) punching holes in them, putting suckers thru the holes, and taping name "leaves" to the "stem" of the sucker. Of course, the only comment I got on them was from the teacher. LOL

Tuesday, February 23, 2010 at 9:24:00 AM EST  
Blogger AMY said...

Great idea! I love it!

Monday, March 1, 2010 at 7:17:00 PM EST  

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