Valentine’s Day Projects From the Studio and the Kitchen

SONY DSCIt’s Valentine’s Day here and I have been busy making all sorts of fun things for my family and my little one’s classmates and teachers.  Now lest you think I am Wonder Woman, I must say I didn’t do all of this today.  I’ve been working on this over the past week and wrapped up the last task, a most delicious one, after spending most of the day working on my dratted taxes.  I can’t think of a better way to unwind after that unpleasant task than dipping strawberries and pretzels in chocolate!  Yum!

My little guy had his very first Valentine’s party at preschool this week.  He was so excited, though I don’t really think he knew what a Valentine’s party was all about.  But we had a great time selecting the treats and making the treat boxes and Valentine’s for each of his classmates.  You can’t see it in the photo, but we had a different Angry Bird character on each of the little Valentine cards.  I printed them up, but my little one colored them all by hand!  Don’t you just love the little french fry boxes?  I found the svg file online and cut these using my digital cutter.  I used some Stampin’ Up! punches for the hearts and tag.

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For his teachers I made a special coffee mug and some really delicious Vanilla Orange Instant Cappuccino.  I plan to do a post with the recipe in the near future as it is out of this world yummy!

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This adorable Valentine’s card idea came from Pinterest.  I totally cheated and copied the design concept for the front of the card!  I used Photoshop to create the card and my Big Shot to emboss the background.  I love the font for this card!  There are tons of fabulous handwriting fonts here.  I am addicted to downloading fonts and this is one of the best sites I’ve found for fabulous FREE fonts!

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Here’s a look at the inside.

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And the back…

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And a close-up…

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Here’s what was waiting for my sweet Valentine’s when they returned from school: Chocolate dipped strawberries and pretzels and a Valentine’s card.

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I can’t think of a better way to show my family how much I love them than with some delicious handmade treats!

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I hope you have a blessed Valentine’s Day and are able to spend it with the ones you love most!

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4 thoughts on “Valentine’s Day Projects From the Studio and the Kitchen

  1. Wow..I love the cards!!!! So elegant. The strawberries look delicious too! I wish I had checked this b4 Valentine’s Day (I am changing computers and it has been hard to retrieve my emails). Anyway, those are great ideas and I am sure your little one had a wonderful first Valentine Party. Smiles!

    • Thank you, Donna. The strawberries were so yummy. We’re really hoping our new strawberry patch will kick into high production this year. It would be so fun to dip our own home grown berries!

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