Valentine’s Preparations!

Miss me? I know, it’s been 8 days!!  I had really told myself that I wouldn’t let it go longer than a week but been feeling like garbage, a massive snow storm and today it’s -37 wind chill, I haven’t been feeling overly motivated…other than to plug away on the kids’ Valentine’s since that has a deadline!   Honestly, I’m totally a work under pressure kind of girls (as was the case when yesterday I dug out the iron to iron on Olivia’s badges for Sparks last night, really didn’t feel like it but didn’t want to be “that Mom” that didn’t have it done)….

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This month’s Paper Pumpkin is adorable and cute, and a new stamp set that doesn’t disappoint.  Click here to learn more about Paper Pumpkin!

So what was I to do when Stampin Up announced there would not be a refill this year so I would have to come up with other ideas.  I checked out Rachel Tessman (Stamp Your Art Out), or unofficial Stampin Up Paper Pumpkin guru of alternative ideas and she shared to just add a little topper to our 2×8 cellephane bags, great idea, right?  Only thing was that I had left it too late to order them in time but I do have some of the old ones that are bigger, but whatever, it’ll do, right?  I also have some old kids’ bookmarks from my teacher days that I wanted to give Olivia to put in her Valentine’s so the bigger bags are a better fit anyway.  So the Sparks are getting 17 of the Paper Pumpkin bags and her class and the twins will be getting little bags with a Nestle treat and a Happy Valentine’s heart (using this month’s stamp set) on our Sweetheart punch!!!

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I’m using an old designer series paper from last year but I think this year’s Falling in Love would be a beautiful pick!  I’m thinking about adding some silver metallic thread to the hearts before I stick them onto the bags (like we did with the gold on the Paper Pumpkin bags), I’m in love with metallic thread these days!

Hope you all have a very Happy Valentine’s Day!

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