Tuesday, January 25, 2011

[How-to Tuesday: Mother/Daugher Valentine's Day Gift]

With all the fun, creative Valentine's Day crafts going on, I was inspired to come up with my own little craft. I wanted to create something special for my hubby that my daughter and I could give to him as a gift. All I needed was a few basic supplies:
  • Cardstock paper (in white, pink, & red)
  • Black ink (I used charcoal in ColorBox Chalk)
  • Rub-on numbers (I used these black rub-ons from Doodlebug Design Inc. in their "All Mixed Up" collection)
  • Scrapbook glue or other adhesive
  • Frame (optional)
[Step 1: Trace the outside of the hands with a pencil. I really only needed to trace one hand, cut it out, flip it over and trace it the cut-out template to have 2 hands cut out. This is key when trying to keep a busy toddler still while tracing tiny fingers.]

[Top photo: daughter's hands cut out in red cardstock; Bottom photo: my hands cut out in pink cardstock]

[Step 2: Ink the edges of all the hand cut-outs. I say it doesn't have to look super neat. Just want it to have a rustic look. Once both hands are inked, glue both hands together to make a heart shape. See photos above for placement.]

[Step 3: Adhere the heart-hands onto the page. I tried to layer them slightly so that they both fit onto the 8 x 10 white cardstock. Place rub-ons anywhere you like. I put "2011" to date how tiny my daughter's hands were this year.]

[Step 4: Optional: Place artwork inside a frame. Voila! Two hands, two hearts, one very special project.]

Hope you enjoyed today's Valentine tutorial! I will be linking this up here! :0)



  1. omigosh! This is adorable! I love it, and thank you for providing a craft for the boys and I. We're definitely going to do this! BTW, I awarded you the stylish blogger award today!


  2. Jen, that is absolutely adorable!!! What a special little 'picture'! :)

  3. So cute! I was looking for something fun to do with my kids for Valentine's Day using their little hands. Great idea!!!

  4. What do I think?? It's so wicked awesome!

    I am totally doing this with my kids. Thanks!

  5. This is sooo sweet. What a lovely idea! Thank you so much for sharing this project.

  6. Jen, I'm so loving this! :) I'm definitely going to make this with my little guy and the hubs! What a sweet keepsake! :)

  7. This is absolutely adorable! I've been looking for cute crafts that my sister can do with her 2 little boys & this is SUPER simple for them to do!! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Love love love love!

    The end result is simply stunning - what a great Valentine's Day project!

  9. Thank you for linking to my hodgepodge party! Love it! Wanted to let you know that I featured this on my wrap-up.

  10. So Cute! Would love for you to add to my Thursday Treasure Party:


  11. what a cute idea! Thanks for linking up to Scrappy Saturdays!

  12. Oh how sweet! Love the idea that it is a mother and daughter project! What sweet keepsake!

    Thanks for linking up to Kids Get Crafty! Really appreciate your visit!


  13. I absolutely love this idea!! Thanks so much for sharing! Kerri

  14. Thats an osom way to teach the things.Do try them using plastic cards


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