It’s finally the week of Valentine’s Day! And my boys are super obsessed with Minecraft, so this year they wanted Minecraft Valentine’s! Well, after looking, homemade Minecarft Valentine’s were the only ones that could be found. No stores sold them! So, I decided to make them!
Recently, I was sent a Sizzix Eclips2! And let me tell you…..I AM IN LOVE!!!!! It makes cutting super easy! So, I created my little Minecraft creeper faces in Adobe Illustrator, which I have as a graphic designer. I converted the file to an .SVG file, imported it into the ECal2 software that works with the Sizzix and got right to cutting! I also cut black rectangles for the cards, green squares for the creepers face and white light card stock (not DCWV) squares for the inside of my cards, since the cards were black. I used DCWV card stock, in which ACMoore sells and they sell it in a pack of 12×12 inches pieces.
Using Inkadinkado stamps and ink, I stamped the inside of the cards. I knew that my treats were going to be a craft, so I used a crafty saying: “Be Mine Crafty!”
After getting everything cut out for my cards, I used Aleene’s Tacky 2-sided adhesive sheets to put the cards together. I just cut the sheets up into smaller pieces and it worked great!
So, the treats to go along with the cards are Make It Yourself Cards. I included a green square, a creeper face, some hearts and some scrap pieces of the DCWV card stock from what had already been cut.
On the left over white scraps that I had from the squares inside my cards, I used my adorable Laura Kelly Self-Inking Stamp from Expressionery.com! How cute is that stamp?!?!
Then it was time to stuff my bags. I just picked up some clear bags from the party section at Target. I also got plain white cards with envelopes from ACMoore. I also included an mini bottle of Aleene’s School Tacky Glue for their card making, a pencil, a small thing of bubbles and a pencil topper eraser! I decided that I wanted this years Valentine’s to be Candy Free because we also end up having way too much candy anyway and it ends up going to waste. I folded the bags and stapled a folded piece of DCWV card stock rectangle to close the bag and added the card and the piece white cardstock with my stamp on it to the front and back to cover the staples
How cute did these turn out? I hope the kids like them! My idea for a Make It Yourself Card idea came from my super crafty friend Mothership Scrapbook Gal, Rina Gonzales! Check out her Facebook page and her Etsy Shop!!!!!
Until next time…..