Our local newspaper, The Herald and News, has a contest going to use recycled material to make a Valentine's card (if you wanted to take a second to register and cast your vote for Rylie's card, that would be WONDERFUL!) ;o)
I thought it would be a fun project to do with my 5 year old daughter, Rylie, since she LOVES doing crafts with me (probably not as much as I enjoy the mommy/daughter time, though!) :o)
This is what we came up with...
The card "base" is a toilet paper roll, painted with left-over pink paint from Rylie's bedroom. The brown background paper is from a dog food bag (Rachel Ray's Nutrish). We cut the letters and flower picture out of a Family Circle magazine and the ribbon was salvaged from a birthday present (I got a lot of flak from my sweetheart for that! "Do you want to keep the tissue paper, too? Maybe you could iron it out..." Men! They just don't understand! hahaha Anyway, the netting is from some sort of packaging that I've been hoarding away because of its potential. Shhh don't tell - I would NEVER hear the end of that one! :o)
All together the front says, "Love is" and the inside says, "U & me"
Of course, NO Valentine would be complete without a sweet Edwin and Tilda. The tags were cut from a Little Debbie's snack box with my favorite Magnolia Tag Die. They were too big to fit in the "card" so we had to do some improvising and trim them down a bit. I must admit that I cheated when I colored them up. Have you ever tried coloring on the inside of a snack box??? It doesn't work so great. We also painted the backs and edges of the tags with the bedroom paint.
There you have it! It was fun and for a good cause - all the entries are going to the Senior Center on Valentine's day.
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I am the wife of the most amazing, handsome and loving man, ever, and Mommy to three of the most wonderful and precocious kiddos, ever! :o) We live in southern Oregon, where I'm a SAHM - the most difficult yet most rewarding job there is! My "happy place" is getting lost in a paper crafting project, usually cards but
I'm always willing to try something new! My incredibly talented husband created this blog for me to share those projects with you. I hope you enjoy them!