I am leaving in seven days to visit my grandchildren for a week. I will arrive at their house on Valentine's Day and I plan on taking lots of Valentine gifts and treats with me to give to my little "Love Bugs".
I always hand make my cards. Usually I use stamps, but this year I printed an image I found on Pinterest.
I printed out these adorable bears, cut them out, and colored them in. You can find the bear template HERE.
The bears come with a paper heart template. I used that, but underneath the heart I also added a Love's Chocolate Candy Heart. It was the perfect size. It fit right under the paper heart nice and snug.
Now the rest of the project I created on my own. I didn't want to just hand the kiddos a paper bear, so I made a card to go with each bear. I used a heart dry embossing folder to create an embossed background for the card. Then I cut four hearts out: 2 hearts in white and 2 hearts in red. I used a heart die to cut the hearts. I cut one of each colored heart in half, glued the half heart to the whole heart to create a pocket. The bears fit nicely inside the pocket and the grandkids can pull the paper bears out and play with them if they wish.
I then stamped a Valentine sentiment onto white card stock and cut out a banner using a die. I adhered the sentiment banner to the card with a heart brad.
For my next project, I made each older grand baby a "Love bug" using toilet paper rolls. I just love making things out of toilet paper rolls. If you haven't already seen them, I've made Thanksgiving Figures, a Nativity Scene, and even a David and Goliath out of toilet paper rolls.
I totally cased these "Love Bugs" from Pinterest. The one below you can find HERE
And this cute red Love Bug you can find HERE.
The Love Bugs were super fun and easy to make. It would be a great craft to make with the kids too! I'm sure when I'm visiting them we will make lots of Valentine Crafts together.
Have A Great Day! Amy
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