Handmade Valentines

Handmade Valentines - Little teddy bear holds my heart! Valentines easel cards were fun to make and a bit different then usual.
@jillhill (37384)
United States
February 2, 2010 2:38pm CST
Do you make your own Valentines or help your kids make them? I just finished mine last night. I made easel cards that stand up so they can be set on a table or dresser. These I made for the granddaughters...my grandson however wouldn't appreciate it! LOL....so do you make your own Valentines?
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• Pamplona, Spain
3 Feb 10
Hiya Jill, No I have two left hands as I would call it when it come to making things like that. However I do have other ideas like making a nice dinner and supper to make up for it or plenty of hugs to go with it. Wish I could make those cards the feeling is there for it but it never comes out like I want it to. Besides in my House they don´t much care for Valentines Day so I would have to find someone that liked it (grin). He likes being hugged however so deep down I think he really might like it but the gruff side always has to come out so I let my inspiration take me to the Kitchen and see what´s cooking. Have fun Jill I bet those Cards are very nice to look at.
@jillhill (37384)
• United States
4 Feb 10
THanks and I bet your a good cook!
• Pamplona, Spain
4 Feb 10
Hiya Jill, Well let´s say I´m not Ferran Adriá. Also they are still alive and kicking in this House so that means whatever I cook gets to them and keeps them going. I can be alright cooking if I really put my mind to it have to be inspired though. I´m looking to put pressure so I can get one of those gadgets where you can even bake bread Chef 2000 or 3000 something is the name I think because here they give it another name. Thing is I´m not really sure where I saw it as there are now at least two of those Shopping Tv Channels one is much cheaper and does the same thing that means I would be able to buy two and make homemade bread and cakes again like before. Would also be able to do my Recipes for Chicken with Orange here is my creativity well one side of it. Take care now.
@carolbee (16241)
• United States
2 Feb 10
What a great looking card you made. I can remember years ago helping our kids make Valentines. It was fun and interesting. We had alot of glue all over the table but it was fun. I also helped them address them if they needed me. I don't make any now but really should for our grandkids. The youngest grandbaby would eat it..lol
@jillhill (37384)
• United States
4 Feb 10
And it would probaby taste better since it was made by grandma! LOL
@carolbee (16241)
• United States
5 Feb 10
Grandma's glue. Could be a new product.
@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
2 Feb 10
NO, I don't. I'm not smart like u. I bet they are pretty. Your grandson might really appreciate them especially if he'll hold on to it. how old is he?
@jillhill (37384)
• United States
4 Feb 10
He is 18 and probably thinks that his grandma is pretty cheesy! LOL
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
4 Feb 10
i BET HE THINKS U ARE THE GREATEST. HE MAY NOT SHOW IT, BOYS DON'T SO WELL SOMETIMES.
• United States
9 Feb 10
hmm im not much for giving out valentines.. me and hubby usually just go out or something.. but this year i made a whole bunch of little notes on my pic and hearts and stashed them to where as he went about his day he would stumble upon them and be reminded i loved him
@jillhill (37384)
• United States
10 Feb 10
That is so sweet!
@phoenix8606 (4978)
7 Feb 10
Hi! Yes, I have made Valentines by my own several times for my ex-girlfriend and I like to make some hand made things, because it is fun and I feel very great when I make something qualitative with my own hands. The last Valentine that I have made, was from A4 paper sheet, which i burned on the edges and I have painted in different colors. I have perfumed it and have pasted different applications on it. It was really fantastic and my ex liked it very much!
@jillhill (37384)
• United States
10 Feb 10
You sound very artistic!
@babystar1 (4236)
• United States
6 Feb 10
Your valentine is so cute. No I never made homemade valentines when my kids were in school, I never had the time. But my grandkids make them for me every valentines day and they are so cute better than the store bought ones.
@jillhill (37384)
• United States
7 Feb 10
ANd they have sooooooo much more meaning!
@gabs8513 (48716)
• United Kingdom
4 Feb 10
I would do but this year it is a no lol as I am busy packing and things like that But I only ever give one Valentine lol so that should not be a problem at all
@jillhill (37384)
• United States
7 Feb 10
You are a busy girl!
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
3 Feb 10
I've never made a Valentine Card in my life - my children made me ones when they were small. I just buy for daughter and granddaughter
@jillhill (37384)
• United States
4 Feb 10
I still have some the kids made too! lOL
• United States
3 Feb 10
That card is just adorable! You are so crafty and an easel card to boot, wow! I haven't even thought about Valentine's day but I'm glad you brought it up. Too much on my mind lately, and it has me not even knowing what day it is anymore. Really cute card!
@jillhill (37384)
• United States
4 Feb 10
THank you!
@dawnald (84148)
• Shingle Springs, California
2 Feb 10
oh CRUD I forgot the darn valentines when I was shopping yesterday.... Well I guess I know where I'm taking the kids tonight. No time for hand made ones...
@jillhill (37384)
• United States
4 Feb 10
Oh well!
• United States
2 Feb 10
Your card is very pretty and colorful. I would love to make a card like this one. I don't make these kinds of things. I just don't know how to do it. I willhav eto buy my daughter a card this holiday.
@jillhill (37384)
• United States
4 Feb 10
Well maybe someday you will!
@katsmeow1213 (29047)
• United States
2 Feb 10
Not since I was a kid. I was thinking about letting my twins make Valentine's for their class this year instead of buying those premade cards. It would not be anything special, just some construction paper that they cut into heart shapes and draw a picture or write a valentine message on them. I figured that would be cheaper and more fun for them. Plus, I don't know about most families, but when my kids bring home cards from school, we end up just throwing them out... so why waste $3 for a box of cards that the kids are just going to throw away? At least if I buy construction paper my kids will have a bit of fun making the cards that the other kids will throw out, lol.
@jillhill (37384)
• United States
4 Feb 10
I think they would have a wonderful time making them and it never hurts to save money!
@cher913 (25891)
• Canada
2 Feb 10
i am actually currently making a valentine for my mom which i will give her with a bit of chocolate perhaps. my dad passed away almost a year ago and so it will be a tough time for her these next few weeks.
@jillhill (37384)
• United States
2 Feb 10
For sure! It's a day that we recall love we had too...good for you!