2.08.2013

May Arts Ribbonista Valentine's Blog Hop

Hello, friends! It is the beginning of what looks like it is going to be QUITE a snowy day here in Massachusetts...I'm actually curious to see just how much snow this one brings... they were saying 2 1/2 feet in our area...I'm thinking it may be hard to find my Mini later on... HA! Despite the snow, I have a super fun project to share with you as part of the May Arts Ribbonista Valentine's Blog Hop!


I have created some fun Valentine's pencils that are great for classroom treats to share with you today!

Valentine Dinosaurs

To create these, I first used Sally the Cricut to die cut the scalloped hearts from DCWV Glitter paper, and then cut the center hearts from white cardstock. I then stamped the dinosaurs (Paper Smooches cutness!) onto patterned paper and fussy cut them..because of the simple shapes, the dinosaurs were really easy to cut! I added some wiggle eyes to each dinosaur to make them just a bit more fun and then hand drew a line around each heart after adhering the patterned paper.

Valentine's Day Pencils (detail)

I then tied solid wrinkled ribbon and grosgrain ribbon around each pencil, in a bow, to finish them off...this was the PERFECT touch for these fun pencils! I love it!

This is such a fun project and a great alternative to more SUGAR! LOL! (Although, who am I kidding.. you all know I'm a BIG fan of sugar! HA!) I hope you give it a try!

The other Ribbonistas on today's hop are listed below! Be sure to visit them...and, if you are just joining us, head on over to the May Arts blog, because we have been having lots of hopping fun all week and there is ribbon to be won! YAYNESS!

Alexcia Patterson-Schroll
Montina Burt
Kendra Wiggins
• Jingle - You Are Here!
Monica Edwards

Have a Happy!!!

Jingle Out!

34 comments:

Mary Pat Siehl said...

these are so cute!!

Sue D said...

So cute--I like the paper pieced dinosaurs and the googly eyes.

Annette said...

aww how totally cute..

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

CUTE!! Love googly eyes!!

Deanne :)

Verna Angerhofer said...

What a cute idea. Kids would adore getting something like that. Thanks for sharing your talents.

Emily Keaton said...

Okay now this is a superduper kid project! My 10-year-old would love making something like this for his friends at school. With a snow day going on today this might pop onto our agenda :-)

Jennifer said...

What a cute idea! This would be great for birthday loot bags too!

Barbara H said...

Cute gift idea for kids.

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Love this Jingle! The little dinosaurs and so fun and I love the touch of ribbon!

Danielle said...

Jingle, these are too cute! Love the details!

Regina said...

I LOVE these pencil toppers and any kiddo that receives any will go WILD over them. I'm going to jot this down in my inspiration notebook so I can use it for next year. Thank you ^_^

Hugs,
Regi

Anne said...

Cute idea that I could use for my grandson. He's getting too old for cutesy or mushy valentine cards.

Chark said...

And you could use them on lollipops for those of us who think too much candy is an oxymoron! These are so cute!! Stay safe in all that snow!

Miriam Prantner said...

These are totally cuteasaurus!!! Literally!!! Love the piecing and the googley eyes!

Chris said...

Oh what a great idea!!Wish I had time to do this for V day this year!

sharon g said...

These are just my style. I've made some that are similar. LOVE IT!

marylouh said...

Those are so cute. Any kid would love to get one of those pencils.
I'd even like one.

Charlene said...

Cuteness!

conil said...

You always have something clever and sweet to make me smile...and you did it again. Superb.

Natasha G.P. said...

Your paper piecing is perfect for this project. VERY CUTE

Lea L. said...

Adorable!!!

by belle said...

Great fussy cut dinos!!!

mauiquilter said...

What a cute idea - super cute! Now I need to find some little ones to create for!

Lucy Newton said...

So cute!!!

Usha Murugesu said...

The dinasaurs are absolutely adorable...

Usha
usharaneem@yahoo.com

Jackie said...

What a great pencil topper! I know my Grandchildren would love them!

jordanbev5 said...

What cuteness on pencils?! Love these!! :)

Karen L K said...

Very cute!

happybooker said...

Jingle, you always come up with such fun and happy projects. The decorated heart pencils are fantastic and I loved the images of the dinosaurs adorned with googly eyes! Loved the festive colors.

Kristie Goulet said...

Very cute! Love this idea for treats!

Anonymous said...

so cute! my granddaughter would LOVE the dinosaurs! linda patti
tpatti@windstream.net

Indy said...

These are too darling! Not sure if I am up to make 33 of them though! LOL

Shannon J said...

Eeeek! Congrats on being the Guest Designer at PS!!! I thinkk they made a perfect choice ;)

Morag said...

Woo hoo! Huge congrats on being March's guest designer at PS!!! Well deserved and I am so looking forward to seeing what amazingly darling creations you come up with!!!

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