Sunday, 12 February 2012

Non traditional Valentines

For our charity fundraising at School to raise money for The Lymphoma Association I came up with a few card designs for the kids to have a go at making. I'll be honest, it wasn't a pleasant experience making the cards with the kids (age 11), I'm somewhat of a perfectionist, and watching people sticking things on wonky, and stamping and getting the edges of the stamp on the paper was more than I could usually handle, but I smiled and kept my mouth shut, as I wanted the kids to have a real input into what we were making and not just do it all myself. They had such fun doing it, and suggested we do this everyday after school! I did have to finish off quite a lot of cards myself, as I over estimated how many they could make in the amount of time we had, but all the pieces were already cut and ready just to be put together. My favourite card is probably the easiest, as I used a digital stamp freebie from Paper Smooches website. The sentiment that goes with it was Bee Happy, but I wanted my card to say Bee Mine, so I just used my Digital Scrapbook artist and added the sentiment I wanted! I printed off 8 per A4 sheet, cut on my guillotine and then they just needed colouring. I didn't even matt and layer this, I just used my Promarkers around the edge to give a border and attached this to a blank card base! I love the simplicity of this, and its being entered into the Crafty JC challenge which is a non traditional coloured valentines!


  1. Loving this card - aren't Paper Smooches just divine!!! Love your flowers scattered for your photo :) Thanks for stopping by my blog too - much appreciated!

  2. Simple and cute card...

    Indira, (Mumbai, India)