So, I inhabit the world of Pinterest where everything is DIY-able and really cute at the same time. It's a lot of pressure. And you know what tomorrow is? Valentine's Day.
People go Craft Crazy for this holiday. To wit:
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Idea: Buy candy bars and put custom wrappers on them.
With ribbons and handmade paper flowers.
|Design*sponge suggests making 3-D Valentines. |
I adore anything that involves cigar boxes.
(But the thought of this exhausts me.)
(And holy crap, what's inside?)
|Ooh, I have a weakness for Oreos... [image credit]|
But I'm not sure my red icing hearts would look even that good.
Do you see, though, how this gets out of control? Very much so, very quickly. So, what's a mom to do? I had already decided that I would have no guilt at all about not giving out Valentine's at Jack's school. He is not yet two (though we're careening toward his birthday -- eek!). He has no idea. His buddies have no idea. Valentine's for two year old are for the edification of the parents.
And I say that, but guess what I've spent the weekend doing? [brace yourself for a contradiction]
Yup. I sure did.
But, that's not actually true. I've been working on these for a while, ever since I realized that I would love to get all Tiny Prints up in here for cute photo Valentines but am *not* willing to spend the dollars on their insanely awesome products. So, I said to myself, self, what if you make endearingly simple ones for free?
You see, a few years ago, I started buying scrapbooking supplies before I faced the cold, hard, indisputable personal truth that I Am Not a Scrapbooker. That paper sure did come in handy, though.
|Um, you can see that I stayed *minimal* with the design. |
I was an English major, not an art major.
The clincher is on the inside.
Jack's super cool dude smiling face wished all of his teachers, buddies, and family a Super Cool Valentine's Day.
And he wishes you one, too.