Friday, February 4, 2011

bubble valentine's cards ...

my almost four year old ezra is in preschool this year, which means we had to come up with a fun valentine for his class mates.

i decided to go with a candy-free valentine, and came up with this little card with mini bubbles attached.  the card says, "being your friend make me BURST with joy!  happy valentine's day!"
ezra had a great time writing "love" ezra on the back of each card.

then, he helped me attached all the bubbles to the card, and package them up in clear packages for all his friends.

i'm happy they are all ready to go for his valentine's day party coming up!

and, guess what?!

i've decided to give some of you a break, and offer a free download if you are scrambling for an idea for your little one's valentine's card's this year.

download the valentine's card free pdf here.  (then click on the blue box that says, click here to start download from sendspace)

and, download the valentine bubble free pdf stickers here. (then click on the blue box that says, click here to start download from sendspace)
here is what you'll need to make the cards:
  • card stock
  • full sheet sticker label paper
  • mini 2 inch celebration bubbles -  these are found in the wedding section at most craft stores, they are about $4 for a box of 24
  • cellophane bags (optional) - i used the clear self sealing lip bags that were 4" x 6" found locally at xpedex
  • color printer
all you need to do is print out as many of the free pdf downloads as you need, then cut them out. (i used a paper punch corner rounder on the cards)  
print the cards on card stock, and the stickers on the full sheet sticker label paper.  
have your little one sign the back of the card.
label all your bubbles, then glue or tape them to the card, and place them in the clear bags.  

good luck!!

let me know if you have any questions.

and, feel free to share this link with your friends!

24 comments:

celeste said...

so charming!

Justine said...

what a great idea!

-m- said...

lovely!

lovely lindsay said...

i love this! we have valentines on the brain - this is my luc's first year to really take some to school and i'm so excited! i'll definitly pass this clever idea onto him and see what he thinks! love, lindsay

tiff said...

These are so fun! And I love your photographs!
Thanks a lot.

ali said...

How cute. I can't believe all the things you are capable of thinking up and making.

jdavissquared said...

Darling idea! They will LOVE them!

Not Just A Mommy! said...

ARG! There is so many ridicuously cute and creative Valentine's Day ideas out there!!! I love this one too!!!

dandee said...

These are so cute, Caroline! I'm all for candy free valentines too.

Briana said...

This is so clever! What preschooler doesn't love bubbles. Thank you for sharing, Caroline.

Sharstin said...

this is a fabulous idea--and my kiddos are definitely fans of the bubbles! so darling!

Jade said...

Holy cow, so cute! I wish Tate had a reason to use these this year. I'll have to save it for next year. Thanks Caroline!

PS I have come up a bit but I have been sick as a dog so I will give you a call when I am feeling better.

Muriel Miller said...

Oh my so cute! Can't wait till my little one is old enough to do fun little crafts like these with!

{jane} said...

these are so cute! and, can i just say congrats ~ if i am ever featured in any way on design mom, i'd pretty much be set for the year with excitment. wink. and, thank you for the pdf info, it seems easier than i expected!

good work!

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sam said...

thanks for sharing - think we will use these next year x.

Campo Family said...

What kind of lables did you use? I am trying to print them on office depot address label sheets (1"x2-5/8") and they aren't coming out right. Is there anyway you could let me know...I am using them for our mom/tot group Valentin Party! They are just adorable!

.caroline armelle. said...

Hi! I have had a few questions about the labels. They work with the full sheet sticker paper. They can be found at office supply stores. The entire sheet is a sticker paper. Then, you cut out any shape you want. The labels will not work with the pre cut shape labels. Only full sheet sticker paper. Hope this helps.

.caroline armelle. said...

Also. They are the full 8.5 x 11 sheets

Megan said...

I found this project on Pinterest. LOVE! However, the second printable won't open for me. My husband and I have tried multiple browsers on both Mac and Windows platform. Help!

Caroline Armelle said...

Leave your email and I'll send it to you!

Rodenbergs said...

Hi! I just love this idea! I am not able to open either printable...can you help?

Caroline Armelle said...

If you are having a hard time downloading it, email me your email address and I can email them to you!