DIY: Happy Valentine's Day, Part One

I went a little overboard this Valentine's Day. There were just sooooo many cute ideas out there. I tip my hat to all the talented folks who put their talent out there for me to print. I already have an idea for my own free printable next year as a way of payback.

First we made these thumbprint hearts, getting the idea from several places. The message says happy (heart) day with the boys initials underneath. These went to special folks like grandmas. After seeing the thumbprints did not show well on the textured paper, I drew hearts on white card stock and let Will go to town with the ink. Joseph was not into putting his fingers on the stamp pad. But he did like grabbing the stamp pad. You can't tell from the picture, but the hearts are on pop dots to give dimension. Besides, pop dots are fun. I really like how they turned out and would have kept them all. I am a sucker for anything that has my babies' sweet little prints.

For our out-of-town cousins, I printed the elephants from Up, Up Creative. And the puppy dogs from Hotcakes. I especially like the red elephant with the blue water. I tried HARD to get Will to give it to me but he sent that one to cousin Kirkland. Which is fitting because red and blue are Kirkland's favorite colors (HOTTY TODDY!).

Here's what my rock star is taking to school Tuesday. He would have taken them to school Friday but we got a snow day instead of a Valentine's Day party. I found the guitar lollipop cover on Zakka Life and the bag topper is from Fancy Pants Prints. I think they work great together. I added M&Ms and a bubble wand to fill the snack-size bag. It's a small class so we and our fellow moms tend to do more. This is nothing compared to Christmas!

Coming in Part Two, heart crayons and pillow boxes. Happy Valentine's Day!


  1. I think the bag topper goes great with the guitar lollipop. Your bags came out so professional looking. And now I'm really curious about what you did for Christmas.

    Thank you for sharing a link to my site. :)


  2. Really cute!! I love the idea of filling the hearts in with the thumbprints rather than trying to get them to make the thumbprints look like a heart...very clever. :) Thanks for sharing this with me.

  3. oh, wow. how creative.