Monday, February 10, 2014

Easy & inexpensive kids Valentines

Hi there…

OMG… its time for me to post all the Valentines “stuff” I made. Time flies – kids sick, me sick, snowstorms where you have to entertain those goof balls and still so much stuff going on with the kitchen.

I cant hold it I must tell you guys what has been going on here!
We ordered our kitchen in early September after we knew the layout (we did change a entire outside wall and therefore a window), ripped the old kitchen out and found a big rotten hole in the floor, which had to be fixed of course before we were able to move on.

long story short, this Friday we opened our 4th replacement delivery of “Signature Omega” cabinets (just saying because they are high end cabinets and not hardware store purchase) and surprise the people there at Omega seam to have no quality control what so ever so we got AGAIN 5 out of 5 damaged or not stained correctly cabinets. WTH seriously?

From 25 cabinets doors on the bottom 23!!! have to be replaced because they are not done right. I am going nuts. Each new delivery takes 3-4 weeks to make and stain the cabinet and 2 weeks of shipping. Meanwhile we can’t tile the backsplash because we need the cabinets hung first.

You will not believe it.. I have enough cabinets to re-do an entire kitchen layout my new kitchen is. That’s how many extra cabinets I have now sitting in my family room, basement and garage. At first it sounded great to me.. now we are all just annoyed. Once we get a chance we will re do the laundry room with the cabinets and the rest I guess we try to sell. What else shall I do with all those cabinets?!

Well.. back to crafting.
During one of our school free snowstorm days I crafted with the kids their Valentines gifts for class mates. Since one of my sons is 10 now I was able to give him a bit more detailed work to do and with my youngest I just did pencils (love gifts that do not have all candy on it!) and we glued some hearts to them.

Here is a shot of the lot with one tag that’s a bit more fancy… more further down.

Valentine Paint_chip_1

Ok.. the fancy tag I gave to my girl friend Christina. I heat embossed the paint chip with Frantage and used Tilda with Spring heart sitting on a paper doily cut in half and a die cut from a Magnolia Doo Hickey. I used Simple Tag Doo Hickey (currently on sale)to cut a tag out and stamped “Be My Valentine” also by Magnolia on all of them.
Other dies used are by Joy! crafts Butterfly border and Vintage Butterfly

Valentine Paint_chip_2

Here you see “some” of the tags for the kids (we made 25). since I wanted Lucas to work with me on the tags I used Martha Stewart Monarch Butterfly punch instead of using the die and instead of using Frantage (can you imagine a 10 year old heat embossing lol) I had him use Liquid pearls. A few gems, ribbon, hemp and chocolate and the job is done.
Oh… I forgot.. the paint chips came from Sherwin Williams … they all came with this cute wavy border. So there was already some detail on them and they are not as long as the ones I saw at Home Depot. Over all this was really inexpensive and fun but it did take more time to make it for 25 kids and of course buying something at the store Smile

Valentine Paint_chip_3

additionally we used: Memento ink in black, crop a dile, small heart punch, Distress in in Vintage photo, Mini mounting tabs for Tilda, good glue and Stickles

Thanks girls

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