Monday, February 8, 2010

Valentine's Cards

These are our Valentine cards for family and friends from our playgroup.  The top two are inspirations from Frugal Family Fun blog.  The first picure has cards made out of paint chips (paint chips quickly becoming one of my favorite items) and the second top picuture we used bleeding art tissue to make the water color look.  They didn't come out as nice as Frugal Family's though.  The first picture at the bottom are Valentine's I made up after my first attempt at the Reverse Resist cards from Frugal Family Fun did not work out since I used the wrong kind of tissue.  I ended up switching the water for liquid starch and cut up the tissue to make a tissue collage.  The last picture is cardstock I cut into squares.  I drew hearts on the white cardstock and had MD color them in with a red Crayola Twistables Slick Stix crayon.  These crayons are very bright and very smooth and the feel and look like lipstick on the Valentine cards (which I like) but they don't smudge off like lipstick would.  These were all fun to make and MD had a part in making them all including painting with water over tissue, painting with starch over tissue, sticking the foam hearts on the cards, coloring hearts, and cutting alongside me on extra paint chips while I cut out the cards.


  1. So cute! We've been working on some valentines too - I'll have to post ours later this week. It's so nice to see other mamas helping their littles make valentines instead of buying the box ones. :)

  2. I'm so happy you guys did these! They turned out great!! :-)