Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and I just finished making the boys’ valentines to bring into their classmates and teachers at school. I don’t always get crafty, but when I do, it’s on Valentine’s Day. 😉
I usually opt to do non-candy valentines. It’s nothing against chocolate or sweets, but rather the fact that we can only handle so much of them in the house without serious arguments over how much is enough! This year, both older boys agreed on valentines with pencils and the cheeky message “I think you’re just write!”
“Just Write” Valentine Supplies
After making the decision, I was off to Michael’s where I was happy to find most of the Valentine’s Day craft supplies on sale. I grabbed some pencils, scrapbook paper, Easy Tack, glitter (just in case!), and a nice silver metallic pen.
Assembling the Valentines
I have a Cricut Explore, so I searched for a free heart shape and inserted it onto my mat in Cricut Design Space. If you don’t have a Cricut machine, you can just create a heart tracer and use it to trace your hearts on the scrapbook paper.
After creating another slightly smaller heart to fit inside, I cut all of the hearts on different designs of scrapbook paper. Choose a coordinating solid color for the inside heart and a fun pattern for the outside heart, which will serve as the border. After you have your hearts, you can use a spray adhesive like Easy Tack to mount the solid color heart onto the patterned heart.
After the adhesive dried, I wrote “I Think You’re Just Write” using the metallic silver pen in a fun handwritten font. Next, you will cut out two slits on the heart, through which you will slide the pencil. You want to make the slits a little on the longer side to make sure you can fit the pencil through without ripping the paper on the valentine.
I had fun choosing the different scrapbook paper patterns and colors, as well as choosing fun coordinating pencils. The possibilities are endless!