Valentine’s Day Scrapbook Layout and Treat Boxes

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Hey guys! It’s all about love and Valentine’s Day here today! As promised, here is my very first scrapbook page! (Eeeek!!!) I used the Hello Love collection by Crate Paper from the Gossamer Blue add on kit in January. I die cut little white flowers using Maggie Holmes Confetti leaf dies and Papertrey Ink Circle Scribble dies. I also stamped light leaves here and there using PTI Beautiful Brushstrokes set.

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So this being my first scrapbook layout, I learned a lot! I know what I would do differently in the future for another layout, and new things I think I will try. 🙂 I guess I am going to have to keep trying this out!! Here are a few Valentine’s treat boxes I made with the same kit too:

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My goodness I truly love this collection. Way to go, Crate Paper… you have done it again!! I can’t wait to give these to some great teacher’s at my kids’ school on Valentine’s Day. Have a wonderful day my friends! Happy crafting!

Xo, Stephanie

Valentine’s Kids Craft

Happy Tuesday! I hope everyone is having a wonderful week!

Today I have a little kids craft for you that I made with my 3-year-old daughter, Abbey. She loves bringing in “gifts” to her classmates at pre-school and we take every opportunity to do so! For Valentine’s Day, Abbey wanted to paint something, so we came up with these cute little Butterfly Lollipop Valentines. I tried to let her do these by herself as much as possible and I think she did really well!

We started with some thinner cardstock (easier for little hands to cut), scissors, and a pencil. We folded each piece of cardstock and drew one wing next to the crease in the paper. Then we started cutting them out.

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Once unfolded, they are perfect little butterflies! I got out the finger paints and let Abbey paint one side of the butterfly only.

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When she was done, we folded the butterfly back together and smoothed it out. After reopening it, it was a beautiful symmetrical butterfly.

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After painting, let the paint dry completely. Once dry, take a craft knife and make two small slits along the inside crease of the butterfly. Then slip a lollipop through the slits and you’re done!! You can also use pencils, or anything else that will fit through the hole.

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These turned out so cute and Abbey was so proud of them. On the opposite side of the butterfly, she stamped a “Happy Valentine’s Day!” stamp and wrote her name. We made about 12 at one time.

These were the perfect little Valentines for a pre-schooler to make and really get involved and do most of the work (which is how my little one likes it!). I hope you give these a try! What pre-school Valentines does your little one like to make?

See you next week!

Stephanie 🙂