I managed to just barely squeak out some Valentines for Miss L’s party today. It was actually a 100th day of school party with a Valentine exchange thrown in, which gave me a couple of extra days to pull everything together.
This year was a little more of a struggle, for some reason. I was trying to figure out some cute yet practical way to package individually decorated cookies but kept coming up with expensive, wasteful packaging ideas. When Megan Tweeted about these cute Valentines I had a little spark of inspiration. (Many thanks to Alissa for sharing the original idea!)
We had that little snow thing on Friday, so outdoor pictures weren’t going to happen. Instead, I used my favorite quick-photo spot — my foyer — and went to town with some digiscrapping elements from the Shabby Princess. I thought it would be fun to break out of the circle with her arm and the lollipop, almost like she really was literally reaching out of the card with the treat. An X-acto knife made quick work of cutting the slits for the lollipop stick.
They were lots of fun to make and L proclaimed them “just wonderful” when she saw them this morning. That makes them a total hit in my book.