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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Children's Valentine Cards

Hi Everyone!  Jeri from Bug 'n Me Creations here again today as Guest Designer.  Today I have some adorable Valentine cards perfect for children or for children to give to classmates.  These are pretty simple cards so if you have kids get them involved in making them.  Even if they are very young (3 or so) they love to push the Cut button on the Cricut.  I started Cricut crafting with my granddaughter Payton when she was three.  We spent many an hour in the craftroom creating until my husband and I started living and traveling in our RV last July.  Now I send her very simple images that she can put together and glitter to her hearts delight.  My cards today are 3x3" square.  From a 12x12" piece of cardstock you can get eight cards.  I cut the piece in half and then turn it long ways and cut at 3" to get four 3x6" pieces.  Then do the same with the other half and score each piece in half and fold.  I decided to use animals on all my cards so the perfect cartridge for that is Create A Critter.

I cut scalloped squares mats from the Elegant Edges cartridge at 2.75".  I used my computer to print cute little sayings on the front of each square to go along with my images.  Some of my sayings came from the phrases on the cartridge, some I got from looking at Valentine cards at the store, and some I just made up.

After printing the sentiments I inked the edges and added some doodling on the scallops with red marker.  Next I cut my images from Create A Critter at 1.75", assembled the layers and added them to the front of each card. 

To finish the cards off I added some faux stitching and doodling to each animal and some faux stitching with a white gel pen to the red cardstock.  Please visit my blog, Bug 'n Me Creations to find a list I've made of animals and sentiments to go along with them.  Tomorrow I will have some lollipop holders which make perfect classroom treats. 


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MB said...

Love the faux stitching and that whale card is simply adorable!

Crhiga said...

Very cute and perfect for the little kids (big kids, too)!!!

Carol

Rose said...

I love the stitched look with Create a Critter. Gotta give that a try. :)

Jan Foselli said...

These are great little cards! I wouldn't mind making some for my co-workers!

Margret said...
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Margret said...

Great cards! thanks for the inspiration!!!
Margret

Linda said...

I love these cards they are adorable! The stitching and inking looks great too!

Linda
http://www.craftingwithnana.blogspot.com

Joan Smith said...

Very adorable cards...love all your special details....you are so creative....thanks for all your neat ideas....thanks for accepting your invite and sharing all your great ideas....

TyTynNiyasmom said...

These are adorable! I have to try these out :-) . Thanks so much for the inspiration. I really wasn't looking forward to purchasing valentine cards for my kids and now I'm excited to make them some.

Isabel Z said...

How cute are these? They are irresistable!

scrapdiva said...

Love the cards,the stitching looks very nice, they are a great idea.

bekah p said...

CAC is my favorite cartridge! I love the printing of the sentiments before cutting idea. (don't have a lot of stamps, yet) thanks for the dimensions to make super cute cards for my son's class.

www.shalomcrafts.blogspot.com

Holly Hudspeth said...

Could these be any cuter? Just adorable. Love the doodlng. It really makes them.

Laney's Legacy's said...

Such cute little card any child would love to get one. TFS

later tater,
laney

Lucy said...

These are just too, too cute! Great job :)

The Akey Family said...

So excited to see what you can do with that cartridge.

Ann said...

Cute as can and you didn't leave off anything, stitching and inking and of course, the little animals. Love them! You are a good grannie, Jeri.
Mstgane
Ann

Rebecca W said...

such cute cards! rlovew1976 at yahoo.com

jane said...

these are so cute, great ideas for my grandchildren

LightInEveryday said...

sooo cute! I love the Owl!

Larmabee said...

These are great! So do-able for my students

Bex said...

Super cute Valentine's Day cards;0) You have a great blog too:0)
TFS:0)

Barb A. said...

Those cards are adorable! Thanks for sharing your ideas and talents with us.

scrapbooknut67114 at gmail dot com

Karenduch said...

So very cute! makes me wish I had more time to craft..
ladydevine73@hotmail.com

Tammy said...

So cute!!!

crafty queen said...

These are so cute. TFS

gdobberteen at yahoo.com

Josie0602 said...

These cards are so adorable! I love the scalloped square and the faux stitching adds a cute finishing touch!
Tracy

Anonymous said...

this is the most cute valentine card I have ever seen. I can't wait to get mine started. Thank you for sharing.

Rosa Perez hernan1748@aol.com

-Sherie- said...

They are all adorable. Thanks for the idea! I hope i'll get to do 60 of those for my kidsand niece valentine's party... Tfs!

marcia said...

beary beary cute! Love the whale!

Amy said...

These are all just darling!

smlbugg said...

These are the best kid valentines I have seen TFS!!!!

Crafting Katie said...

These are absolutely adorable! Any child would love to receive them!

sjwonders said...

I just love these! They are so cute! I am new to crafting in this manner and am very excited to try out some of these cards!

Houses Built of Cards said...

Awww...these are just DARLING!!! LOVE them!

housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

JuPooh65 said...

Awww! So very cute! Gone are the days for me when I needed valentines for school, but maybe I could adapt some of the techniques to make "older" cards. Thanks for sharing. I really like the stitching on the cards. :D

CathyR said...

Such cute cards, I'd love to send those out. Create a Critter is one of my favorite cartridges.

Deneen said...

These are so adorable! Love all the stitching!

jdkentinc at aol dot com

Maryellen Webber said...

These Valentines are so cute! Thanks for the inspiration Jeri!
I can't wait to see what you have for us tomorrow.

The Zoo Keeper said...

These are super cute! I love that they are so simple! :D Thank you ladies, for always sharing such great inspiration!

Kim said...

These cards are so cute!!! I love the stitched look too.

Brenda said...

Awww, these little valentines are adorable!!! They are perfect for children to share with their class!! Love, love them!!!

Deanna said...

These are just so cute! Perfect idea for kids Valentines.

Momof4inArlington said...

These cards are perfection! I wish I had CAC. With a little more effort, I'm sure I can pull it off from other carts. Thank you!

Jerica Russell said...

such a great idea!

Marianne said...

I'm sure that you've already heard it...why call them cards for children! oh, we are all children at heart. i think i'll make some of these for my friends!

motherloves3 said...

These cards are very cute. TFS

Kate said...

These are so sweet, Jeri! I LOVE the idea of using a little heart for the bunny's tail. How clever - and adorable!!

rosebud114 said...

rosebud114 I LOVE the Valentine card ideas. Can't wait to send them to the grandkids.

amy said...

These are excellent projects especially for the younger ones and perfect for Valentines Day giveaways.

wimarinemom2006 said...

Perfect timing. I wanted to make Valentine's for my grandkids today. Thanks for sharing your great idea. Time to dig out my Create a Critter cartridge.

Melissa said...

Very cute! Thank you for sharing some wonderful Valentines Day cards!

Melissa
myscraphour.blogspot.com

carol said...

I love these cards. Trying to figure out how you had the computer print your sentiments. Have to make some of these. jckirby@suddenlink.net

Miranda said...

These are adorable! Funny thing is I was actually planning out kid's valentines in my head at 6 am this morning while I was walking on the track! LOL I think my Grandson would enjoy making some similar to these! Thanks for the inspiration!
Miranda :)
www.nanasscrapspot.com

Anonymous said...

My daughter is a busy first year teacher so I like to help her make goodies for her class throughout the year. They'll love these valentines and I'm really looking forward to seeing your design for sucker holders!
Mary from Lake Elsinore

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

This HoneyBee likes the Bee Valentine card and the others as whale (could not resist). I'm definitely scraplifting the idea. Thanks for sharing.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
http://CreatedbySunshineHoneyBee.blogspot.com

lindagk23 said...

Love these cute little cards. Will have to do this with my girls. Thanks for sharing!

Melissa Cano said...

Those are berry berry cute!! I just got the Create a Critter cartridge for Christmas and didn't know what to do with it. Thank you Jerri for the inspiration!!

~ Lori ~ said...

Those are adorable! I recently started crafting with my 5 year old and she's loving it. She loves to put the layers together on the cute images from Create A Critter.

clissolc said...

These are adorable - love the "stitching"! Will need to make some for my grand kids. You always have such lovely card ideas...THANKS!

MeGlo said...

So cute! Create a critter is my favorite cart! Hands down it gets the most "oohhss and awhhhhsss" from every project! Can't wait to make these cards w/the niece whos my little crafter!

hopefulcrafter said...

Cute cards and easy enough to make a lot of them for your kids classroom. Thanks for sharing

SugarBear said...

Nice card with a very different style . . . love the stitches!

adsmg@msn.com

Laurieinaz said...

These are adorable. Wish my white pens worked as well as yours.

Tanya said...

The cards are just adorable! Perfect for my little granddaughter to create...Thanks so much for sharing.
Tanya
tanya.thompson53@gmail.com

Jeanette said...

I love your valentine cards - they are so sweet! Thanks for the chance to win the Pet Shop cartridge - I would love to be able to use it. Jeanette

Connie F. said...

These are neat Valentine cards for kids. I will have to get busy and make some for my grandkids. They will love them. Thanks!!

Cynthia B. said...

These are adorable! I like the faux stitching idea too. Thanks for sharing!

Beverly said...

Super cute and easy cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

Anonymous said...

just wonderful. cannot wait to
do it with my grand baby

fergie

ehbost said...

Hi Jeri,
Love these cards! They're just too cute. TFS.

Linda (swtanxiety94@yahoo.com) said...

Love the childrens valentines cards. The work displayed gave depth. Would enjoy the animal cartridge.

Em'smom said...

OK - call me a copy cat! what a wonderful set of cards for little kids. Pulling the cartridge right now!! thanks
Lori

SHELLLEE said...

These are too cute! The stitching on the edges is the perfect final touch.
Shellee

Linda said...

Darling cards!!!

Cornville Country Crafts said...

These are too cute! Can't wait until my grandson turns 3 so I can introduce him to Mr Cricut and Mr Cuttlebug. He turned 2 in December and already I have lots of projects to make with him!!

Kelly Massman said...

these are sweet!

DebJoAl said...

Love the sayings & the scalloped mats!

Kathy said...

These are super cute and I love how simple they are! Thanks for sharing.
Kathy
mskathywmu4 at cox dot net

Corina Daily said...

These are absolutely adorable!!!!

Lara said...

I love crafting with other people's kids! My favorite thing to do is cut out Create a Critters or Disney princesses and help them stick them together. Love these cards! lclass003atgmaildotcom

by Frank-LEE Speaking... said...

These turned out Great. I'm going to have to do these for sure. Smooches... Felicia

Conniecrafter said...

those are all too cute and great sentiments to go with them!

scrappingrandma said...

these cards are soooooo cute...I love that create a critter cart...I use it all the time.

SapphireGyrl said...

Very cute.

JennyKozar said...

these are adorable! What a great idea.

Lynda B said...

Adorable. I need to make some of these for my granddaughters.

barbsmith2536 said...

All the animal cards are great. Any child would love receiving one on Valentine's Day.

barbsmith2536@yahoo.com

C. Brawley said...

Adorable. Now if I can just figure out how you printed the sentiments, I will probably be making these for my son to hand out. Thanks so much for the great ideas!!
Christina
cnbrawley at yahoo dot com

lillybeth said...

This is soooo cool!

Chris - Creations in Bloom said...

Oh these are so adorable! I'm totally going to get started on making these today for my son's class. PERFECT! Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Love it! So cute and a great idea for my son's elementary school valentines!

Whitney's Crafty Side said...

Super cute and simple enough that it doesn't intimidate me! Thanks for sharing all of the details :)

Jen Naus said...

Very cute,simple cards!

Naomi Edwards said...

This is just what I was looking for , they are simply adorable!!! Thank you for sharing, you really saved my brain from having to come up with something...They are awesome!
www.scrapbookingforbeginners-naomi.blogspot.com

Gingercopen said...

OMGosh these cards are adorable! Create a Critter is probably my favorite Cricut cartridge and this is why! Awesome job Jeri!

THilbert said...

LOVE these! I have 3 little grandchildren - these are perfect for them.

Barbl484 said...

Very cute!

Bren Bear said...

Cute!! will add to my card map file!!

rhonda said...

I love these cute fun valentines! The added touch of stitching really makes them pop!

Anonymous said...

These are really cute cards ! The stiching adds such a special effect !
Anna
ann2236@juno.com

Jenna said...

The sayings are adorable! I'll be using these for sure!

luvtosew said...

These valentine cards are adorable. Maybe my great niece and I can make them together for her to give to her classmates. Thanks for the inspiration.

littlen said...

cute cards. perfect for kids. tfs.

Michele Bennett said...

So cute. I am going to have to get that cartridge!!

tndj said...

Love the Valentine cards. They are perfect for kids of any age from 1 to 80. Everyone would love to get a cute card like those. My favorite is "Owl always love you" but the whale comes in a close second. TFS

Misty said...

These are perfect for my 9 Grandchildren! Can't wait to make them! Thanks for all your inspiration!

Misty
mistyolsen79@gmail.com

Bunnyfreak said...

So sweet. Love the faux stitching.

Nancy Cheng said...

I love simple, yet adorable projects like this one. Create a critter is one of the most adorable cartridges. A friend and I sat down one day and cut out all the little animals from it. They are my go to cut outs for a quick card. Thanks for the opportunity to win that totally cute Pet Shop cartridge! I love the more realistic animals in it... I'm sure the day I own it it will also become one of my favorites!

KTbirdiegirl said...

Sweet, sweet Valentines! The kiddos will LOVE them! TFS.
Kathryn

Linda said...

Thank you for the great idea. There aren't very many ideas for kid valentines.
Sure would love to win the Pet cart.
Thank you
Linda in Stanwood

Appleblsom13 said...

These are sooo darn cute! I have the cart & I don't think I've even used it yet....Now is the time! Thanks for the inspiration!

Vanessa said...

Those are adorable! I'm glad you chose this cartridge because I'm sure I would never have thought to use it for valentines. Thanks for the inspiration!

roserose said...

These are really cute I love the owl specialy ♥

divinecrone said...

How sweet... unfortunately, my son has decided that @ 13, he's too old for 'such nonsense' -- I'm going to enjoy reminding him of that in a few years

di said...

Your finishing touches on the cards really make them so professional looking. Great work.

SaraBug said...

What a cute set of Valentines Cards.

Dee said...

Sweet cards. I would really like to learn more about your storage in the RV of your crafting supplies. This is exactly what my partner and I are talking about and I keep thinking about how I am going to have all my supplies with me.

RAP said...

These cards are so cute. I especially appreciate the animals/sentiments list on your blog.

Carrie said...

I love the Valentines card and I will be doing something similar (don't have this cartridge) with my daughter for her kindergarten class! Thanks for the great ideas!

Hannah said...

I LOVE the little owl one!

Alice Dilts said...

Cute idea!

Linda T said...

Those are the cutest Valentine's Day cards. Love the bunny.

Pink Lady's Paradise said...

Such cute cards! I love Create A Critter. It is my go to cartridge when I can't think of anything. It worked really well for these Valentines!

Thanks for the inspiration,

Cindy :)

Peppianne said...

Call me old fashioned, I probably am!! but I don't usually like encouraging small children to run before they can walk. However, although I see Valentine's day as a teen and up celebration, I do think that these little cards are so sweet and pretty, that any small child would be delighted to get one.

Debbie said...

love the idea of sending the cards to your granddaughter. these cards are so cute
upnurse at aol dot com

Grandma Nancy said...

They are adorable! My granddaughters would LOVE them too!

Dianna G said...

really cute idea

Rhonda Miller said...

Oh my goodness, these are soo cute.

Bonita said...

These are so cute. Makes me wish I had elementary aged kids again. Thanks

Kristie Maynard said...

These are the cutest darn cards, love them!

gomatt said...

I love the childrem Valentine's card. Very nice stitching.
Lindab in WI

sandy said...

Adorable! This would be a great cartridge to work with the grandkids with!

Windy said...

Cute cards! I love all the animals and the faux stitching adds so much.

Kris said...

Cute as a bug! TFS!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Debbie said...

Cute kid's valentines cards! My baby is now 21 so I don't have small kids anymore but may use the ideas for my scrapbooks. Thanks!

lospring said...

I absolutely love the Pet Shop cartridge. It looks so versatile. I love the scalloped edges.

1Happy Mimi said...

Those cards are ADORABLE! I'm going to have to make these for my granddaughters! I love all the attention to detail.

SherriC. said...

these are so cute!!!!!!
TFS!!!!!!

Tricia said...

Love these valentines day cards!

xxsquigglesxx said...

These are so adorable!!

Kristi said...

I love these! Very cute!

Lisa P said...

How adorable. Love the cuteness of the cards.

Cherri said...

Cute! Cute! Cute! Thanks for sharing these with us.

Lulu/cy said...

Jeeper what a gems, all of them, real nice size too<(^O^)>

Carol said...

Super cute card ideas!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Leanne said...

I love making 3 x 3 cards! These are absolutely adorable! Hmmm I sure wished I had little ones around to help make Valentines my son "thinks" he's to old lol! Great job! Hugs, Leanne

Jonna said...

These would be perfect for my daughter's class! Definitely love the faux stitching, will have to try that! Thanks for the great ideas!

Just A Pac Rat said...

Cute cards! A lot of work for just Valentines you can buy for under $3.00 a box and they are just going to toss in the trash, but I think the idea would make great Post It note holders for my grand children they can use over and over again. Thanks for sharing the idea.

circlebenterprises.com

surfnfroggie said...

Your little cards are soo cute! Great job!

Sue D said...

These are adorable and my granddaughter is coming over this weekend so we may copy your ideas--thanks!

Anonymous said...

These cards are so adorable. Love the sayings and all the gel pen embellishments.

Kathleen jbaugh1481@aol.com

Kyla said...

Very cute! Thanks for sharing

Chai Dackermann said...

These Cards are so cute. Thanks for the idea and I will definately make some.

Tiffany said...

I love these! They are adorable. CAC is one of my favorites! The inking and doodling adds great dominion too!

HappyLibrarian said...

Wonderful valentines, the animals and phrases a so cute.

tracie said...

my students will absolutely love these cards, and will have so much fun making them for their families. thank you so much for the ideas.
tracie

JANLYNN said...

So cute. I have been searching for ideas for treat bag toppers for my grandson's V Day parties. Critters might be THE WAY TO GO.

Peg Toth said...

those valentine cardes are simply too cute! Nice project to do with the grands! Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

So adoreable!! I <3 it!!

myska said...

Adorable cards!

chignon said...

Those cards are adorable. I am now inspired to use my create a critter cart :)

Kathy213 said...

These are sooo cute. I can't wait to try them. Thank you for all of you wonderful ideas.

luvtocraft said...

These cards are very adorable!! Love them.

janet said...

I'm going to make them for my niece and nephew for Valentines day but I will put a pocket for a McDonald's gift cards. My resolution is to make cards with my new cricut and learn how to make cards because I've never done it before I've made 8 so far this month!

Linda said...

These are soooo cute. Love the stitching. Really adds to the cards. Thanks so much for sharing your talent.

amy said...

super cute

Angie P. said...

These cards are so adorable! Great for my little grandson's daycare class! TFS!

Linda said...

These are so adorable, TFS

Karen said...

What adorable cards!!!! Just found this site and know I will be visiting it everyday!! Karen

Nanci said...

THese cards are so cute. THanks for sharing.

Amy Gehring said...

These are so cute! I don't have this cartridge - may have to see if I can find it if it is still available! Thanks for sharing.

Creative Mine by Maria said...

Love these adorable yet simple cards....they are just too adorable!
Creative Mine by Maria
garzon4fun(at)facebook(dot)com

Carol O said...

What darling Valentine cards. I think I am going to steal a couple of them for my Grandsons. Thanks for sharing them.

scrappingnana said...

How cute and adorable. Love them.

CathyinMN said...

Very cute Valentines! TFS!

Anonymous said...

Ohh, just to cute. Can't wait to start on my valentine projects. I love Create a Critter cartridge.

LC
crafts.car@cox.net

Marilyn said...

These are so cute. Fun for my grands. :)

Regina said...

Oh my gosh. I love those little cards. Now I really do have to get that cart. Regina

Anonymous said...

These are perfect projects for a newbie like me! And I just bought the critter cartridge yesterday! I'm so excited :)

queeniequeeniecaroline@yahoo.com

UnikeByYes said...

How adorable!! I love this cart!! This is a great project to get children involved in valentine's making, TFS
Have a great day,
Liz

julie said...

Omgaga that is a great idea. I have 4yr old and those would be great. I like the faux stitching to very cute. Thanks for all you do and share,God bless you and yours. 1205love@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Love the cards and hope to make some for my Grandchildren. Thank you for the great ideas. tbird

annemieke fousert said...

They are cute! The stitches are a very nice idea!

Nichole said...

The whale is my favorite!

Michele from MS said...

OMG the link actually worked for me this time...persistence pays off! Such adorable cards! I may borrow this idea to make Valentine's for Kids with Cancer. Thanks so much for sharing!! msmith38652@gmail.com
http://michelescraftroom.blogspot.com/

Marilyn said...

I love the Valentines, they are so cute and the kids will love them! Very nicely done!

Betsy said...

So cute! These would be perfect for my daughter-in-law's students. She's a first year teacher, so this would help her out!

Charlotte Brochu said...

Adorable little cards and so unique!

Kathy213 said...

Thank you thank you thank you for all you ideas.

Mary B said...

These are adorable and I will be lifting your idea - I have a bunch of tags to use up so will incorporate those somehow.

Anonymous said...

Wow! They are so cute. Thank you for sharing. Phyllis - fefelu

lanagram said...

Oh my, I need to get this cartridge. What a wonderful job.... Love them! Thanks

Beebeebabs said...

Soooo cute tfs!!!

Christy said...

These are just so cute. The faux stitching just makes these cute critters!

jordanbev5 said...

So adorable! But it was your added details that really makes them wonderful! Great job!

Mandy said...

these look great! Love the elephant with heart

Wandeezy said...

These are too adorable!!! TFS!
Wanda
rayzn.kane020406@gmail.com

MulticrafterAmy said...

These are cute! I love letting my kids make projects with the Cricut. These are the great easy card ideas for kids to make.

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to make the Loki op holders for my daughters 2nd grade class
Nancy from Pa

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