Monday, January 12, 2009

Homemade Valentines...


Homemade Valentines... collage.

I love to make valentines.... I'm putting together a handmade valentine class at JoAnn's...(First week of February)

These are just some of the samples I've come up with so far. I use all kinds of papers...(note the victoria's secret shopping bag paper.) Costco had the best 12 x 12 stacks of handmade papers last year. I wonder if they still have them?

I've even re-cycled those musical cards, by covering them with collage. You just have to avoid the little pully thing that makes the card play music. I know...I know... You're probably thinking that I don't have enough to do. LOL.... The truth is though, I get some of the best ideas for paintings when noodling around with some of these crafty types of projects. I really just love to "make stuff."

So, why don't you try surprising your valentine with a handmade card.
I'll bet they'll be tickled pink that you made the extra effort. :)

2 comments:

Debra said...

You're right, "noodling" around is great - it's fun to go from trash to treasure. I think it engages our creativity, we each end up with something unique, and it's a low-pressure atmosphere that encourages us to think outside the box. (ugh, too many cliches, but you know what I mean).

I liked your "Be Bold!" from yesterday, altho honestly, I think the skier looked a little hesitant....can't say that I blame him though! :)

Lauren said...

Thanks Debra...
With the emphasis everywhere on re-cycle and re-use...it's just a small effort.... But self imposed limits really push your creativity!

I have been known to make the envelopes out of magazine pages (with a sticker or stroke of gesso where you'd put the address, so it's readable)

LOL..."hesitant" is definitely an understatement of what that skier is feeling! But if you aren't a bit scared first...I'm not sure you can be called bold. :)...

Thanks!

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