Quick Valentine projects

Us kids make our parents Valentines every year, and this year, I went with a fun (thought definitely not original) and quick way to package the goodies. :)

I picked up some super cute mini glassine bags at Stamp Fanci, and went to work.
Here's my Mom's (she loves to garden, so the Garden Variety stamp and die set were perfect for her!) - and for the Moxie Fab World die cut challenge.

A pretty flower from a Valentine K&Company die cut pack I bought last year...

Some hand-dyed ribbon using a different formula than I usually use - I'm thinking of adding this to the shoppe...what do you think?

Some removable adhesive keeps the seed card/Valentine in place, and this is what it looks like if you turn it around..


And now for my Dad's..

The train is a nod to my Dad's dad, who was a railroad worker.

Some fun bakers twine I got on sale..

Little story behind the 'stashe - whenever my Mom was pregnant, my Dad would always wear a mustache, and only shaved it off after we were born. Now that my oldest sister is pregnant, he's working on some sort of mustache/bottom chin beard...thing...;)

Modeling one of the eyeglass cookies I made...(sorry for the poor picture - I was just messing around with my youngest brother - I have some hilarious pics of him, but am going to keep them to family :))

I'll have the recipe for these cookies (plus some pictures) tomorrow or the day after. :)

I hope you enjoyed the pics, and have a blessed day!

First cookie valentine
Stamps: PTI "Garden Variety" and Hero Arts "Ledger"
Ink: Martha Stewart, Ranger, Versamark
Other: die cut (K&Company), pearls (Paper Studio), ribbon (Beardyo Shoppe)

Second Valentine
Stamps: Hero Arts "Past Times" and "Ledger"
Ink: Ranger, Versamark
Patterned paper: My Minds Eye, Basic Grey
Other: twine (Martha Stewart), pearl (Michaels), paperclip (Tim Holtz)


  1. I enjoyed your post today, Clare! Sweet cards and treats and loved the story about your Dad and his 'stache! Happy Valentine's Day!

  2. aww you are too fun...I love your cards..they are always so sweet..

  3. Sweet projects! I am sure your parents would love them.

  4. Such fun! Your blog is such a delight to visit, Jo x

  5. These are all so awesome, Clare!! Happy Valentine's Day to you! I love that flower on your first card, so rich in color and the ribbon is fantastic! You're too funny! Enjoy your week!

  6. How SWEET and THOUGHTFUL, Clare! These are awesome!! Your parents will love these to pieces! Happy Valentine's Day!

  7. these are so cute and sweet, Clare! love the yummy pinks on the one for your mom and fabulous masculine one for your dad. it's so thoughtful that you pay a tribute to your grandfather, too. and love reading about the story behind the 'stashe. =)

  8. How cute and fun are those cookies! Love your sweet and beautiful cards! Thanks so much for sharing!!!

  9. Sweet projects! It is wonderful to have such a caring daughter!


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