It's time! You can now purchase all of the new stamps over at Taylored Expressions! Today the Baker's Dozen is showing you more of the Animals in Love and Animals in Love Sentiments sets. There is also a special going on!
Love 'em All Special
Purchase all 8 Animals in Love rubber stamps and the Animals in Love Sentiments set and you will receive a $10 Gift Certificate toward your next purchase in the TE Store. You will receive the Gift Certificate Code via e-mail within 2 days after your order is placed - no coupon code or comment needed. Please note this offer expires at the end of the day Monday 2/8/10 and cannot be combined with any other coupons or discount offers. Click here to purchase the Love 'em All Special.
My project today is something I created with kids in mind. Didn't we all LOVE picking which Valentines we were going to give out each year? I know I did! I made this little Valentine set, complete with box using some cardstock and my slot punch from Stampin' Up. Remember how some of the Valentines you'd purchase would fold in half and tuck under a little tab? All I did was cut my paper to 3"x6" and then punch close to the bottom of one end. Then I tucked the opposite end under the "tab" and completed the fold in the card. Next I stamped and colored the animal images. NOTE: The sentiment on the puppy card is from the Love Is Everywhere set. The box is a template I had printed on a piece of cardstock and never used. Unfortunately, I have no idea where I printed it from.
I stamped the sentiment "Big Love" to attach to the front of the box. As I mentioned in my newsletter interview, when something needs a "little extra" I usually add glitter and faux stitching. You can find both here on this set. I used some faux stitching on the front panel of the box, and all of the hearts on the box are glittered! I fit 8 little Valentines in this box and I could definitely fit a few more! I know my daughters will LOVE signing these to put into their friends' Valentine boxes!
So, are you ready for "the twist" I talked about in my interview? If you wanted to give more than just a Valentine, it's very easy to add a lollipop to this little card! Just slide the stick down through the slot and fold the card over the lollipop and back into the tab to hold it closed again!
What's great about these images is that it can be a whole project in itself for your kids! You can stamp and cut all of the images for them and they can color them in and assemble the cards!
I hope you've enjoyed my project today! Be sure to stop by and see what the rest of the Baker's Dozen has to show you today!