Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day, Human!

Happy Valentine's Day, everyone-I'm just getting this post in under the wire! Last week, the teachers at my son's school decided that Valentine's should be exchanged on Friday, Feb 10th, instead of the usually accepted Feb 14th. This put me in a spin because I had planned on having the weekend to come up with some cute treats for my son to give for Valentines-oops! In addition, they wanted a decorated box or bag to collect the treats in, so mommy had to go into over-drive the night before.

For a 9-year old boy, gushy Valentine's were not definitely going to work, so out came this adorable robot from Birdie Brown by Torico. I grabbed some boy colors for Valentines (reds, blues and a splash of orange- definitely no pink, please!) and a left-over Starbucks bag:)) I re-sized and printed the robot in Photoshop and colored him with Copics. I added some sprockets from Cosmo Cricket's "Cogsmo" set and a computer generated greeting in " Homemade Robot" font.

My son asked to give Dove chocolate hearts, so I made some little pillow boxes to contain his special treats. It's hard to see here, but the boxes were stamped with a small red heart, tied with turquoise blue ribbon and a robot tag. My son loves to craft, so he got to color all 25 robot tags while I finished his box- gotta love child labor!

I was up until 3am finishing up his bag and treat boxes, but the smile on his face and the big thank you kiss I got for not getting store bought Valentine's was all worth it:))

Hope you've had a great day with your Valentine!