Happy Valentine's Day! Today I wanted to share with you the Valentine cards I made for Austin's daycare class.
Austin's class size went from 8 kids to 24 when he moved up to preschool. Last year, I had made up some cute little rubber ducky gifts for the kids but I just couldn't do anything like that this year. I went into CVS looking for those packaged Valentines instead. And I could not find a single package that didn't seem incredibly lame to me, the crafter.
So I decided that I would have to make up some simple cards myself using my Silhouette Portrait. I knew Austin loved cars, and I had previously purchased this cute little car from Amy Tangerine for our road trip to Disney, and because it had a heart cut out in the center I thought it would be cute for the Valentine cards.
So I had my car, but what to say on the card? I shamefully googled "car valentine" and saw a few different options for wording. I liked "I Wheelie Like You" the best, and decided to roll with it. (Get it? "Roll" with it? Haha).
First, I resized the car to 1.5" width, and replicated the design so I could cut out a whole bunch at once.
Then for the card, I drew a box around one of the cars on a new canvas 3" square, and centered the car on it. Later, I delete the car, but I needed to insert it so that I could align my text up properly.
I chose my font and typed my text, changed the lines to "no cut" and then used the print & cut feature to print the text on my card stock in my printer, and then cut it out on the Silhouette.
The whole process (design, print, cut, put together) took about an hour, split over two days. Simple and a much cooler Valentine than those boxed ones at the store. Plus I already had all the supplies needed, so they cost nothing!