Friday, February 01, 2013

The loveliest time of the year

Well, maybe not weather-wise (especially if you live in the Midwest!). But, it is Valentine's Day in just 2 weeks, so I have been inspired to create some fun new shapes for my Silhouette Online store. All of these shapes are currently on sale for just 75-cents, so hurry, because after V-Day they will go back up to full price!

My girls will be giving these adorable bookmarks as gifts to their classmates... and yes, I will be making some blue ones for the boys. ;)
The file comes with 3 of each sentiment and 3 sets of background shapes on a 12" x 12" page, so you can cut it out of one color once then cut it again out of the second color and this will yield 12 total bookmarks, 6 of each sentiment. Layer and glue the bookmarks so that the heart cut out is perfectly aligned, add a pretty ribbon and voila... instant Valentine for your kids!

I've also designed some fun cards and treat boxes for that very special Valentine in your life:

I think this sweet heart ornament would be perfect for a teacher gift. It's pretty easy and fast to make too, so your kids can help with them.

How about these adorable critters?!?! They are holding hearts so you can write your special message on them and give it to your favorite Valentine. How perfect are these for school V-Day party projects? Each file comes with a few shapes to cut and layer (no more than 5 shapes each) so it'll be easy for even the tiniest of fingers to handle.
I also got to play with some 3D shapes this week. I had never made paper flowers before, but the Cameo machine just makes it so darn easy and fun to do! Just cut the layers out, curl the petals around your finger or a pencil and adhere the layers to create these pretty blooms. These are not considered "Valentine themed" so they are full price in the store, but at 99-cents, they are still a steal!
I hope you are loving these as much as I am. Let me know if you guys would like a tutorial on any of these. They are mostly pretty simple to assemble, but if you need extra help with any of them, I'd be more than glad to show the process here. Enjoy!

6 comments:

  1. Those are so adorable, patty! Especially the little animals... I have to have them all! I did get my Cameo machine for Christmas and have been really enjoying your shapes. I'm off to download these so I can get a head start on my V-Day projects. Thanks!

    Annie

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    1. Thanks, Annie. So glad to hear you are enjoying your Cameo machine and my shapes.

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  2. Ack! Those flowers are awesome!!!!! I love them Patty!

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  3. You are a genius! You have top class creativity that I like. The flowers are awesome. How can you make such this fantastic creativity. I am encouraged to try those flowers.

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    1. Thank you! Let me know if you tried them.

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