Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Hoot Valentines

Here is my project for the current challenge at Inspired By...

These were quick and fun to make which is a good thing since I need about 25 of them!!! A week or two ago, Doodlepants (my youngest son) asked me if I could make Valentines for his class. Neither of the boys has ever actually asked me to do this which is probably why I usually get the cheap store-bought kind since I know they end up in the garbage or recycle. So, when he asked at first I thought "Oh no" - but the fact that he asked in the first place really melted my heart and I told him I would see what I could do.

So, when Donna was over this weekend, I pulled out all my Valentines related stamp sets and played around. The goal, of course, was to come up with something that was a bit cute, a bit cool and quick but still "passable" in my eyes. I came up with three different versions and let him choose.I should say that these are designed flat like a traditional children's Valentine and he will write the back. I was in favour of the owl with the flower eyes, but Donna really liked the first with the wide-open eyes and thought that he somehow resembled Doodlepants. Well, guess which he picked, yep the first one! 

I got about six done the first go round and I still have a little bit of time to play with - my goal is to NOT be stamping on Feb.13th! I kept telling myself that when I thought about adding this or that and managed to stop myself from making them more involved, cuz you know, it would be fun to add a little glitter, or texture....

And here is the inspiration photo at Inspired By this week:

I would also like to share at:
Shopping our Stash - love, Valentines, hearts ( so far all of my cranberry CS has been from my scrap bin! and the You're a hoot set has been in my stash for years!)
Brown Sugar - Valentines

Thanks for your visit!
Shanna :)

What I used:
CTMH You're a Hoot and Whoo's your Valentine
cranberry CS


  1. I love how these Valentine's turned out. The postage stamp die-cut background is perfect.

  2. These are totally gorgeous, good luck with making so many!

  3. So cute...love the red and the postage stamp die. Lee-Ann :)

  4. Nice card!! Thank you for playing along with Brown Sugar this week!! Hope you decide to play along with us again!! Good luck!
    Alice B

  5. cute card. good luck from Brown Sugar.

  6. What a cute set of Valentines...love the owls! So glad you joined us at Shopping Our Stash!

  7. I LOVE them! They came out perfectly! You did a great job, Mom!


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