Valentine’s Day Mini Cards

VALENTINE MINI HEART CARDS

Last week I featured these cards, along with some other easy Valentine’s Day craft projects, and today I am sharing how to make them.

If you missed last week’s easy and quick Valentine’s Day projects,  which included these adorable butterfly Smarties, you can see all the projects – HERE

Today’s project for the Valentine cards are perfect for making with the kids for a classroom card exchange since they are mini size and will fit in the kid’s card boxes.  They are also fun to decorate with embellishments and stickers or stamp Valentine sentiments on the mini cards.

All that is needed for your supplies is cardstock paper in your choice of colors, red and pink of course for Valentine’s Day, a die cutting machine (Sizzix Big Shot or the Cricut Cuddlebug are the two I use) and the metal die for cutting these designs is We R Memory Keepers Quickutz Mini Valentine Cookie Cutter Die available – HERE

The set comes as two dies and the mini rectangular square die can be cut in white cardstock or light pink for your card inserts.

First cut all your cards and envelopes and decorated your cards, you could also purchase store bought mini Valentine’s cards and slip them inside, if you don’t want to hand make your cards.

Next you will want to cut all your heart envelopes and then you are ready to assemble.

Once your mini cards are placed in the middle of your cut envelopes, simply fold the two hearts together in the center (the die even perforates your fold lines for you) and lock your hearts together with the pre-cut slits.

Next you can decorate your outside envelopes with even more and bigger hearts layered over your smaller hearts and cut down the middle for opening, like this –

These can also be placed on top of Valentine gift boxes –

So there you have it, easy Valentine cards to make with the kids.

This week I added lots of new Easter and spring pinwheels and I am running a big 50% OFF SALE in my Pinwheel Pretties Etsy shop –

Stop by for some great deals on fun twirling favors for your next party or celebration at my shop – PINWHEEL PRETTIES 

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Easter Crafting With The Kids

EASTER CRAFT PROJECT

Egg Carton Bunnies

Oh my!  Easter is almost upon us!  It has snuck up on all of us this year with it falling on March 27th.

Today I am sharing a fun and easy project to do with the kids this Easter.  Make sweet chicks, bunnies and caterpillars from recycled egg cartons.  They are adorable!  Use paint, googly eyes and construction paper to give the critters extra character.  And they can be used as favors. Fill them up with candy eggs or jellybeans.

Check out the instructions on how to make them below – but first, if you are planning a party soon, be sure to visit all of my Etsy shops to snag some party decorations, pinwheels, and party favors below:

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1. Egg Carton Chicks

Materials
Empty egg carton
Orange construction paper
Black markers
Yellow paint
Scissors
Glue
Masking tape
Paintbrushes

Instructions

  1. Cut the egg carton apart so all the cups are individual
  2. Take two carton cups and place one on top of the other, with the empty sides facing each other
  3. Place tape along one edge like a hinge, so the cups are now attached but can open and close
  4. Paint both the insides and outsides of the carton cups yellow, and then let air-dry
  5. Use the construction paper to cut out little beak and feet shapes. Attach the feet and beak with glue to the carton cups
  6. Use the black marker to draw eyes

2. Egg Carton Bunnies

Materials
Empty egg carton
Pink and white construction paper
Googly eyes
Black markers
White paint
Scissors
Glue
Masking tape
Paintbrushes

Instructions

  1. Cut the egg carton apart so all the cups are individual
  2. Take two carton cups and place one on top of the other, with the empty sides facing each other
  3. Place tape along one edge like a hinge, so the cups are now attached but can open and close
  4. Paint both the insides and outsides of the carton cups white, and then let air-dry
  5. Use the construction paper to cut out bunny ears and feet from the white construction paper
  6. Cut out pink ovals and glue them to the inside of the ear shapes
  7. Attach the feet, ears and googly eyes to the carton cups with glue
  8. Use the black marker to draw a mouth, nose and whiskers

Tip: Add some extra spring flair by filling your bunnies with pink candy and setting them on “grass” created by shredding green paper.

3. Crafty Caterpillars

Materials
Empty egg carton
Colored pipe cleaners
Googly eyes
Assorted markers
Assorted paints
Scissors
Glue
Masking tape
Paintbrushes
Glitter glue (optional)
Foam stickers (optional)

Instructions

  1. Cut the egg carton apart so that all the cups are individual
  2. Place three or more carton cups end to end, with the empty side facing down, and then tape them together
  3. Paint each cup a different color. Let air-dry
  4. Cut pipe cleaners into short lengths and punch holes into the individual cartons so kids can insert them as legs and antennas
  5. Draw a smile with paintbrush

Thanks for stopping by Party Fetti today.

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Easter & Spring Decorations

EASTER & SPRING DECORATIONS

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EASTER is almost here and I am so ready! How about you? I have been looking forward to warmer temps and longer days.  My home is cheerfully decorated for Spring.  I can help you put some cheerful Spring in your home or event too.

If you want to brighten up your home or need some favor boxes, a banner, or anything for your EASTER celebration- stop by any of my shops by clicking the links below.

 THE PARTY FETTI SHOP

PINWHEEL PRETTIES

READY SET CRAFT KITS

ONCE UPON A HOME DESIGNS

I DO WEDDING & BRIDAL DESIGNS

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