Well it is here—The week of love! Apparently in other parts of the world, Valentine’s Day is really just for you and your significant other. But we all know, from preschool on, in THIS country we share the love . Parties in school are a BIG deal (Truth: I sent my daughter to school sick when she was in 3rd grade because she couldn’t stand missing her “party”. It may be too late but I do apologize to anyone she subsequently infected!). You send valentines to everyone–whether you liked them or not!
It appears that the sweet treats that used to accompany those little cards have been replaced by sugar-free, gluten-free, fun-free pencils but we still insist on sharing the love on Valentine’s day.
I have 2 kiddies in college. I am always looking for a reason to send some love from home. What better reason than Valentine’s Day? (Side note: Both colleges contacted me to see if I would like to pay them to send my kiddie a package of love–Let me tell you–NEITHER school would have packaged up something this cute!)
So here is what they are getting (Spoiler alert if either are reading this):
(**The box is filled with sugar, gluten and fun)
The milk carton is pretty easy to make and I used the pattern from Pootles here.
As I said, I have 2 kids so I needed to make 2. As I couldn’t decide which colors I wanted, I made them opposite:
Painted with Love Specialty DSP has this great gold foil accent in it (tough to see here but the “yellowish” hearts are actually gold. So I cut out some gold foil paper for the “YOU” on the milk carton-y box and the stripe across the card.
To make “YOU” stand out , be different than everyone else! KIDDING! To make “YOU” stand out, I cut out 2 images and layered them together. I used those new A-DOOR-able mini dimensionals on the back.
By the way, the “YOU” is from a FREE Sale A Bration thinlits die set, Celebrate You! You can get his set of thinlits FREE until the end of March when you place a qualifying order. Check it out here.
The inside of the card is simple and I left lots of room to write my message.
There is NO reason to hold on to your designer paper–there WILL be more. It really adds a nice touch to the inside of the card….and you don’t have to write as much!
Thanks for stopping by. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or supplies you might need for your own paper crafting.