Monday, February 9, 2009

Kiddos' Valentines

Happy Monday!
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend....mine was productive to say the least!!

My younger 2 children wanted to make treats for their classmates this year and after discussing our options we settled upon pillow boxes stuffed with Laffy Taffy. I went through my retired designer papers, pulled out the Big Shot, stamps & ink and let them have at it! They had so much fun using the Big Shot & folding the pillow boxes....I didn't help at all either!!! I let them do everything...even the stamping and punching out the tags. I supervised from a distance---they were too busy talking and laughing so I wasn't worried about anything! They have watched me use that baby a few dozen times and have asked more questions than anyone I've ever met in my life LOL!! I'm so happy that they enjoyed making these treats & now it's time to get crackin' on the teacher gifts. Brandon & Bianca will be decorating mailboxes.....can't wait to see how they come out!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great rest of the day!
TTFN,
Hugs,

30 comments:

  1. Fabulous! Look who they had for a teacher? You got it right - teach 'em while they're young!!!!

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  2. Color me impressed, they did an excellent job! Can't wait to see the mailboxes!

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  3. The kids are experts already! Very creative and so pretty!

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  4. Hey there! I have this pillow die, but I don't have the Big Shot yet. I found that the creases didn't work that well with the cuttlebug. Did you have any problems using it with the Big Shot? I am just waiting for the finances to get the Big Shot.
    By the way, my daughter (6 years old) participates with challenges on a challenge blog for kid's ages 16 and under. You should check it out...
    http://hannahzoecraftymonkeys.blogspot.com/
    ~lacey

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  5. Very cute! I just realized (shocked look on my face) that not only do I have to finish & mail my Valentines for friends & family, but I've got treats to make for the classroom, too! Better get my rear in gear - and thanks to you, maybe I'll just let my daughter have at the Big Shot!

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  6. These are awesome! Your kids did a wonderful job!!

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  7. how fun.!
    thats how my kids are, once they start they ask so much, and what is this for and can i use this, and why do u do that ;)

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  8. What fun!!!! I bet they had a blast! What a great project! TFS

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  9. Your kids do great work Jackie! I wish I had the patience to work with mine like that. Give them my congrats -- their classmates will love these!

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  10. Their classmates will love these. Over in the UK we don't tend to make such a big thing about valentines. I wish we did!! I might have to start it off!

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  11. Jackie, they did a wonderful job!!! You must be so proud!

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  12. Those are so great. They did a fabulous job.

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  13. Not only are these great treat boxes, but I love that you let your kids create them all by themselves. That makes them so much more special.

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  14. Your kids did a great job on the Valentine's treats!

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  15. they really did a great job!! if I had a big shot I don't think I would let my kids use it..I would be too worried... :)

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  16. These are too cute, and how fun for the kids. You've been tagged on my blog, check it our for the info.

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  17. This post put a smile on my face! I love that the kids did everything themselves. I can't wait to do projects with my own son some day! Tell them they turned out SO GREAT! Their friends will be so excited to get them.

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  18. Gorgeous boxes, will be a delight to recieve, sue.x

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  19. These are so cute! I am sure the kids will love them!

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  20. Great Idea so cute. I was going to make up the Sour Cream packets tonight. Do you know what the dimensions of the pillow boxes are if you do not have that die??? I want it but have not gotten it yet.

    Heather

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