paint chip valentines

January 24, 2011

paint chip valentines
Crafting with paint chips is all the rage these days, so I rounded up a few the other day to get in on the fun.  These are some valentines I made for Juliet. I plan on putting one in her mailbox every day of February up until Valentines Day. (Why save all the fun for just one day?)

She can't read many words yet, so I needed something simple. And since she likes to carry her mail around with her all day and all night long, I needed something sturdy. These paint chip valentines are going to be just right.
paint chips
I picked a few in shades of pink, purple, and red...
love notes
Got out my stamps and inkpad and wrote a few simple messages on each one during a particularly well-timed nap day (both girls were in their rooms and I had an hour to myself--not something I get everyday...)
yellow
She's learning to read, so I think we'll have fun with these. (Does anyone else like to borrow song lyrics for Valentines cards?)

I tucked these cards away for now, but I'm ready for next week when the celebration of hearts begins! How are you planning on telling your kids you love them? (I love these homemade apple chips Regina made with her little one...) 

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27 comments:

Jennifer said...

I have a ziploc baggie FULL of paint chips and just bought the girls foamie mailboxes from Michael's this weekend. Definitely borrowing this idea!

Thank you for sharing!

vanessa @ silly eagle books said...

Awesome--Those mailboxes sounds perfect, Jennifer!

Leigh said...

I LOVE this! definitely stealing this idea for the boys! I need to include some blue and green in there so they don't get upset... ;)

Ginny Marie said...

So, so cute! They would make great lunchbox notes for my Lily!

Regina @ Chalk In My Pocket said...

Vanessa these are so cute! Your daughter is going to treasure them, it's so easy for me to forget that little gestures like this mean so much to children. I think Ginny Marie has a great idea with lunch box notes too, so many applications!

Thanks for linking up to my apple chips, I"m making ANOTHER batch today LOL!

Belle said...

What a beautiful idea to give love to your children!

(V.Kerr) School Time Adventures said...

I love it! Thanks!

Christianne @ Little Page Turners said...

Fabulous idea! I have those stamps but could never think of how to use them. Now I do!

vanessa @ silly eagle books said...

Leigh--boys are so funny--of course, they need some blue and green. ;)

Ginny Marie--I love the idea of using these as lunchbox notes! I'll have to save that for when juliet starts kindergarten--those paint chips are nice and sturdy--perfect for little notes! I think I need to find some smiley faces and heart stamps, too.

Wendy said...

What a great idea!! It would be cute to stamp the words vertically, too, and make a little VDay banner out of them.
So fun, I'm going to do this. :)

Melissa said...

You have the best ideas Vanessa:)

Christina @ The Tattered Tag said...

Simple inspiration! What a fun idea! Please consider linking up your great idea at my blog bash K.I.S.S.=Keep It Simple Sunday, the link is open til Tues. evening. Happy to be a new follower. :)

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April said...

So simple and sweet! I love that! I think I may be grabbing a bunch of paint chips the next time I'm near any!!!

Anne said...

absolutely adorable. i've been thinking i need a cute little letter stamp set and this pushes me over the edge!

Kim @ seven thirty three said...

These are very sweet and simple. Darling!

Kelli @ RTSM said...

This is such a cute idea!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

I have bunches of paint chips hanging around. What a great use for them. Wonder if Wal-Mart would notice me raiding their stash? ;) I'm visiting from The CSI Project today. I hope you'll stop by my blog to say hi. :)

Fancy Frills Style Studio said...

What a great idea, these are so cute!

vanessa @ silly eagle books said...

Thanks for all the kind words! I know--now Walmart is going to have all kinds of people lurking around the paint chip aisle! :)

Green Door Girl said...

cute idea - great love notes to put in kids lunches as well! :) found you through CSI link up!

stephjacobson said...

very cute!

Love and Lollipops said...

Seriously, I LOVE these! What a wonderful way to leave love notes for your little one...just a super idea!!

Danie said...

What a great idea! I'm going to have to do this one!
Visiting from the CSI Project

The Creative Chickadee said...

inspired. Love it. Found you on CSI.

Kelly

Your Baby Booty said...

I love this idea!

Jacqueline said...

Love this idea! Would you be able to tell me where you got the old-timey letter stamps?

silly eagle books said...

Jacqueline, I found the set on overstock.com. Not sure if they still carry it, but I've seen something similar at Hobby Lobby in their stamp section. I hope you find one!

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