2/9/11

Handmade Valentines

My grandson wanted some "Monster Truck Valentines" to pass out to his classmates at his preschool. Of course, no monster truck valentines were to be found..... So, I made him some :-) I found this wonderful side view image of a monster truck online.....I looked through some of the images of my grandson that I have on my computer and found one that with a smidge of fixin' I could use. The photo on the left is the before photo. On the right is the photo in which I filled in some areas with more skin and more of his red shirt.Then I simply printed a copy of the new altered photo, cut it out, and glued it so it appeared that my grandson was leaning out the Monster truck window. Easy peasy! Once the main image was complete, I copied three per sheet onto some cardstock. I wanted the truck bed to be able to hold a small valentine coin, so once all the monster truck images were individually cut out....I made a slit in each truck bed with an x-acto blade to make it possible to tuck a valentine coin into each one. I carefully glued each truck again (keeping in mind that the truck bed had to have a open pocket) to yet another sheet of cardstock which had a red/white polka-dot paper adhered to the back of.... Again, I cut each truck out..... whew. Once the 20 monster truck valentines were cut out...twice, I made a heart stencil to create a glittered heart that my grandson would have in his hand on each valentine. I just dabbed glue inside the stencil and added fine red glitter to each one. Nothing to it :-)I also made 20 lady-bug lollipop/finger puppets :-)He is so sweet... he loves it when I make him things. He informed me that he wants me to "make" him his birthday present (whatever that is) and he wants his mom to "make" him his birthday cake. Such cuteness~
I've linked up to the blog, "Seven-Thirty-Three's" What are little boy's made of linky party. I've also linked up to the following linky parties: Someday Crafts, Funky Polka Dot Giraffe, My Craftie Life , Trendy Treehouse , Make it Yours Day, HOH , A Glimpse Inside, and lastly, Bargain Hunting with Laurie.

10 comments:

Pearl said...

The Valentines turned out fantastic! U are such a talented Grammie, my grandson would love these. How fun.

Dawn said...

Wow!!! what amazing cards... bet you are a VERY LOVED grandma xxx

vivian said...

YOU are AMAZING! I hope I'm as great a grandmother as you are. really Cheryl... you are so creative and I love seeing what youre up too over here!
happy thursday!
vivian

sabrina said...

Very cute Valentines! My son would love those!!

Allison {A Glimpse Inside} said...

Those are just adorable! How cute! And perfect for boys! Love that you added him in the window! Thanks so much for linking up!

Melissa said...

Those are awesome! Thanks for sharing over at Tuesday Tell All!

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

Oh my goodness! These are so adorable! Do you need another grandson? We'd like to adopt you as a grandma! lol Just finding your wonderful blog via Laura of Decor to Adore. I'm your newest follower and would be delighted to have you follow me back!
Have a sweet weekend!
Tammy

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh how cute is that? What a lucky grandson. That is a card that he and his friends will remember forever. Love the lady bug lollipops too! I can't show this to my grandchildren. They'll want to trade me in for a grandmother like you! Thank you for linking this special treat to my Valentine party. laurie

Cindy Marquis said...

What a lucky grandson to have a grandma who makes him such wonderful things!

Heidi said...

What a great grandmother you are----those monster truck Valentines are so cool! My little guy would love those! (He'll start kindergarten this fall!)