Friday, February 10, 2012

Classroom Valentines

Well, I only pinned 44,000 school Valentine card ideas on my Valentine board on Pinterest...  too bad I didn't use any of them (unless I did subconsciously-- I should go check)!  This year, a chocolate candy bar is the Valentine card!  (Just trying to be practical, you know!)

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I used the 1.55 oz full-size Hershey's Chocolate bars.  All papers were adhered with ATG tape.

I used regular 24 pound printer paper because it is more flexible than cardstock... and it doesn't need to be acid-free since seven-year-olds will be ripping the wrappers off!  I trimmed the white paper to 5-1/2" x 6" and edge-punched the short edges. 

I used scrapbooking paper (again, I like the lighter weight for wrapping) for the pink, second wrap.  These were trimmed to 4-1/2" x 5-1/2".  I edge punched the long edges.

My decorations for the tops:
  • The scalloped circles and shadows were cut from Mini Monograms on the Expression (page 129) at 1-3/4".
  • The banner was cut on the Imagine from Enjoy the Seasons (layer on page 6) at 1.3 true size. Text was hand-written on the banner.
  • The heart was cut on the Imagine from Enjoy the Seasons (layer on page 7) at 1.5 relative size.

Anyone else craving chocolate now?

My daughter goes to a Christian school, so the backs displayed a sticker I printed with a Bible verse that I love:

Fill us at day break with your love,
that all our days we may sing for joy. 
Psalm 90:14

The idea of using a Bible verse on the Valentines came from one of my favorite blogs, Catholic Icing.  It is a cute site featuring lots of ideas for kids!

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Hope your Valentine crafting is keeping you smiling
and feeling the love! 


Sis Patterson said...

Yes, I am craving chocolate now!

This is a wonderful gift and perfect for a classroom full of 7 year olds.
Thanks for all of the helpful hints as to paper weight and punching!

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Oh Nadia these are just awesome, and yes I am definitely craving some chocolate right about now... Lol... And I love how u put the Bible verse on the back of them..

Carolyn/MamaC said...

Another fabulous candy bar cover! I still have the one you made for our Circle Meet Up! The cover is on my cork board! However...the candy bar disappeared long ago! :0)

AllisonF (Goody Bag Diva) said...

I don't know anyone could decide on all those Valentines on pinterest - too many choices! these are just right!

pooky said...

Love the wrappers!!! I must check into that bubble punch you used. Love it!

Diane Hodrick said...

They turned out super cute. Thanks for the tip about paper vs. card stock. I will have to remember this one!

MelodyR aka Ry&MysMom said...

Very cool and practical indeed! Love the punchers.

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