Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Valentine Cards -Day 3
According to Asher, his Valentine's were a huge hit. He said that all of his friends were thanking him for the bouncy balls (I'm sure his teacher appreciated the balls much more than Kelly & Cailin's teachers appreciated the chewing gum!).
Of course, I got the initial idea from pinterest. I love, love, love pinterest, and could waste half of my day on there if given the chance. It's a good thing I have so many kids (and college deadlines) to keep me in line! Here is the link that pinterest lead me to for the creating of this card: http://zakkalife.blogspot.com/2012/01/out-of-this-world-valentine.html
scissors and/or X-acto knife
The first thing that I did was cut out (way too many) hearts, using the black cardstock.
Then I wrote the words "You're out of this world!" with the marker (I actually have about 6 different colors of metallic markers, so we had a variety of colors going on). I let Asher draw all the dots (stars) and small planets (circles -or in Asher's case, oblong shapes), and his name.
While Asher was drawing stars & planets, I used an X-acto knife to cut a circle out of the middle of one of the black hearts. My goal was to make the circle just big enough to shove a ball in there, and have it remain there without falling out. I'm proud to say that I only made one too big! Once I had the circle size that I wanted, I used that as a template for all of the others. I placed the original on top of the others, traced the circle with a pencil, and then used the X-acto knife to cut out the circles on each one.
Once the holes were cut, we were ready to put the balls in, and they were done!