Saturday, January 23, 2016

Kids Valentine Card and printable

It's time to start thinking about Valentine's Day and school parties...

I was perusing pinterest this morning and found a REALLY adorable card that I just knew I could re-create using the  CTMH Artistry cricut cartridge.  My plan to design a card in 20 minutes worked... sort of.

I started by finding this light bulb and sort of "heart shaped" light bulb filament:
I cut a 3x4 white rectangle.  I cut the light bulb in Canary Yellow at 2 1/4 inch.  I cut the filament in Cranberry at the same size.
I stuck them to my paper.  It looked so boring I didn't even take a photo.
I drew a black box around it.  It was slightly better. 
I wanted it to say "you light up my life"
Couldn't find a stamp.  Thought about printing it out and adhering it down with adhesive.  That sounded time consuming and not as pretty as what I'd hoped for.
THEN..I did this:
I designed a printable with everything I wanted.... INCLUDING space for my die cut light bulbs!!!
You can download the FREE printable by clicking here.  You'll print it on 8.5x11 white cardstock.
The card outline prints in blue and the other lines are black.  SO cut along the blue lines.  If you have the fiskers trimmer that CTMH carries (click here to see it) then it has a wire along the blade.  Just line the wire up over the blue line and you'll get great cuts.
Add your die cuts!!  See how cute it is!!
I finished this in about 30 minutes start to finish since I had started doing a lot by hand before designing the printable.  THEN-  I needed to go shopping to find something to attach to it.  3 hours later I arrived home with 32 glow bracelets, and some groceries ;)
See the glowing sticks?  All that running around and my son cracked the bracelets and started the glow...  3 weeks or so before Valentine's Day.  Good thing I only put these 2 together so far!
Where to find glow sticks:
I bought the bracelet size at Dollar Tree 8 in a pack for $1
If you don't have a Dollar Tree nearby or need a lot... you can get them on Amazon... 100 for $8.49 with free shipping for prime members.  It's a pretty good deal and you save on gas. 

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