My sister helped me put these sweeties together and I couldn't be prouder with how they turned out. See when I first proposed the idea to her of handmade valentines, she was not too eager to sign up. As a matter of fact I think her words were more along the lines of "Are you nuts?" or "You know they sell them in stores." I was in my ADHD mode and decided to proceed anyway. Being a good little sister like she is, she went along with the plan. Ha, Ha, Ha!!! (Evil maniacal laughter complete with crazy hand rubbing.)
Omg! I'm crazy for these! Even my husband said they were cute. That's a big deal folks because my husband is a major craft downer!
These are the supplies you'll need for these bookmark valentines:
- Big finger felt stickers
- Extra jumbo paper clips
- Colored card stock (I used Cricut's 6x12 inch cardstock and cut that into fours)
- Colored paper (I used origami paper because it was thin)
- Silhouette machine
- Silhouette sketch pens
- Glue stick
- Red felt
- White felt
- Alleens tacky glue
Step 1- Peel the sticker and place it onto the paper clip. Trace the outline of the sticker onto white felt and cut it out. Glue the white felt onto the other side of the sticker using tacky glue to secure the sticker onto the clip. You will now have a sturdy bookmark.
Step 2- Cut different shades of card stock into 3x6 strips and fold those in half. I made 20, one for each kid in the class.
Step 3- Cut the inside printed liner out of origami paper, or any lighter weight paper, about a quarter inch smaller around the perimeter so that the card stock will show some.
Step 4-This part is totally up to you but, I chose a cute font on my Silhouette and sketched the words, "You're number one in my book", with the Silhouette pens. I used different inks to coordinate with the liner colors.
Step 5- Use a glue stick to attach the printed liner to the card stock. Then using tacky glue attach the felt heart.
Step 6- Slide the paper clip bookmark inside the inner page and you're done.
Hey look at that they fit nicely into my old iphone box!
Ok Here they are once more. I just adore these little things. In the meantime my son just shrugged his shoulders when I asked if he liked them. Ugghh!!! Face palm! I'm so under appreciated!
I know it sounds like a lot of work, but I pinky promise it's not. I love how these turned out! Thanks sis.