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Friday, February 11, 2011

Valentines Chalk Board Cards

This was a super easy project that required no special machines or tools besides my Croc-O-Dile!
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Here's what you'll need: 

Different colored card stock paper
(both solid and printed)
Scissors
Ribbon
Chalk
Chalk Board Spray Paint
Glue Sticks



one.
Cut a 12 x 12 piece of solid color paper into quarters.
Glue 2 of the papers together and set on newspaper.
Spray the paper with chalk board spray paint and let dry. 
Spray a second coating and let dry. 
(Repeat this step as necessary)
Allow to dry completely.
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two.
Take the decorative paper and fold it in half.
Cut out a heart.
Unfold and glue onto the chalk board paper. 
Punch a hole in the top of the paper.
Run a ribbon through the hole and tie. 
Attach a piece of chalk to the other end. 
Decorate with chip board letters, stickers, or glue Valentines candy to the front. 


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three.
~Voila~
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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Valentines Card Tutorial

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These cards were so much fun to make! 
Here's What You'll Need: 

Decorative Card Stock Paper
Ribbon
Hole Punch and/or Croc-O-Dile w/ grommets
Chip board letters 
Scissors
Glue Sticks
Clear Treat Bags
Dollar Store Chocolates (that look like gold coins.)


one.
Measure the width of the treat bag and cut the base paper 1/4 in. wider.
Cut the decorative paper so the base paper is just a bit wider.
Glue the smaller onto the larger paper then fold in half.
I found some cute Valentines labels, 
printed them out, then cut around the shape. 
Use a glue stick to glue the label onto the decorative paper.
Punch 2 holes at the bottom for the ribbon.

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two.
Fill the bag with chocolate coins.
Use the hole punch one more time to make a clean hole through all layers.
Glue the bag to the bottom (or back side) of the paper.
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           three.
Next fasten 2 grommets in the holes and pull the ribbon through the holes from the back.
Tie into a bow.
Use the glue stick to glue the letters onto the front. 
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                                                                   ~Voila~
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