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Valentine Arrows – Part 2

And now an arrow Valentine’s Day card to go with the candy bar from last week!

For the background of the card I used 8.5″ by 5.5″ white card stock folded in half.  I attached doilies to the fronts of the cards.  I found these beautiful pink and gold doilies last year at Michael’s, and I noticed that they have lots of doilies in the stores this year too.  It seems like doilies are cool again – just a few years ago it was nearly impossible to find even plain ones at any store, but now there are really pretty varieties of colors, designs, and shapes all over the place.  I plan to stock up so that I’ll have plenty on hand if doilies become hard to find again in the future!  I cut strips of shiny gold poster board for the shafts of the arrows.  I attached the gold strips to the centers of the doilies with pop up dots.  I punched hearts out of red card stock for the ends of the arrows and attached them with pop up dots as well.  I stamped tiny Valentine’s Day tags with a stamp and punch from Stampin’ Up and tied them to the gold pieces with red and white baker’s twine.  That’s all – pretty quick and easy.

I realize the clock is ticking, but you might even have time to make these and get them in the mail in time for Valentine’s Day.  At the very least you’ll be ready WAY in advance for Valentine’s Day 2018!

Valentine Arrows – Part 1

Even though I say “It’s Always the Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” I’ve got to admit, this winter hasn’t been the best.  Around here it’s been dreary and wet and ugly.  During the month of January all I wanted to do was hibernate.  I spent a good chunk of my free time curled up on the couch completely unmotivated to do much of anything.  On the plus side, I got to watch a few IU and Butler basketball games from beginning to end, something I haven’t been able to do in years.  On the downside, I didn’t get around to doing any blog posts or any craft activities.  But today, the sun is shining and I feel energized and ready to come out of hibernation (even if the groundhog felt otherwise).  So I’m saying farewell to the doldrums of January and greeting February with a smile and a cute Cupid’s arrow project you could make to give your friends for Valentine’s Day!

You will need chocolate bars, heart shaped chocolates, and Pixy Stix.  Cut white pieces of paper the correct size to wrap around your chocolate bars.  Wrap the bars and tape them on the backs.  If I made these again, I might also wrap some pink doilies around the bars to make them look a little more colorful.  Use glue dots to attach the Pixy Stix to the tops of the bars.  Punch hearts out of red card stock with a heart shaped punch.  Use glue dots to attach the heart shaped chocolates to the hearts then use pop up dots to attach the hearts to both ends of the Pixy Stix to be the ends of the arrows.  I finished the bars off by wrapping some red and white bakers’ twine around them, attaching little stamped tags, and tying bows.

Stay tuned for a matching Cupid’s arrow card coming soon… assuming I stay motivated and the couch and college basketball don’t start calling my name again!