Thursday, February 9, 2012

I Mustache U 2 B My Valentine!

Every year since preschool we've handmade the valentines that the boys will be bringing to school. Might they be happier with inexpensive Buzz Lightyear/Lego Star Wars/Thomas the Tank Engine cards? Perhaps...but I don't think they would take as much joy in the valentines without helping to make them!

This year, in honor of the countless mustache art related pin I've perused on Pinterest, I settled on a mustache Lollipop valentine. They boys are pretty thrilled with them. I did not have a mustache image to stamp and cut out (nor do I foresee myself making a gob of mustache projects) and I was unwilling to shell out the bucks to get a die or Cricut cartridge to make a handful of kid valentines. So I grabbed my awesome "A Paisley" stamp set (retails for 6.95!) and made myself a mustache template using the biggest paisley image. Then I just cut them out by hand while my team was stamping away at my quarterly Team Stamp! last weekend. A little Cricut banner took care of the cutting and punching of the sentiment tags, which I stamped with a combo of tiny alphabet fonts (Atomic which is retired and Tiny Typewriter) plus the valentine word came from Say It In Style, one of my all time favorite sentiment stamp sets.

How did the boys like them? A picture says 1000 words!
I linked this post to the Heart 2 Heart For The One You Love Challenge, because cutting out 40 faux 'staches is absolutely an act of motherly love for my funny valentines!





13 comments:

Romaine said...

I LOVE this! What a brilliant, outside of the box use of this stamp! I am sure that my K boys would get a kick! How fun!

Carla said...

What a super cute idea!!! thanks for sharing!!!! :)

Mary Gunn FUNN said...

I was impressed by your creative ingenuity using the Paisley stamp - atta girl - then I was delighted when I saw the photo of your young fellows enjoying 2 of the 40!!! mustaches! YEAH for you and your entry!
Thanks for playing H2H and making me smile.

Amy said...

What a fabulously whimsical valentine! That was a clever idea to use the paisley stamp as your template. Thanks for playing along at Heart 2 Heart!

Kristy Burch said...

Super cute and creative like all your projects Wendy.

Kristy Burch said...

Super cute and creative like all your projects Wendy.

Paige Dolecki said...

Wendy -

I subscribe to your posts via e-mail too and when I saw this today I just laughed out loud at how cute your kiddos look with those mustache lollipops! I'm sure you'll be the biggest hit at the Valentine's Day party! Truly clever to use a paisley stamp to get the mustache shape!

Thanks for joining us at Heart2Heart Challenges this week!

Paige - DT
www.PaigesPaperParadise.blogspot.com

Allisa said...

Great way to think outside of the box! I am sure your kid's classmates will have fun with them. Thanks for joining us at H2H!

Joelle H. said...

Just awesome! Thanks for sharing this super cute idea with us at H2H!

Haley D. said...

These are too cute! (I love the pictures of your boys with their 'staches!) I am so glad you shared these at H2H because I am loving how you were thinking outside the box- plus I have this stamp set!

Peg said...

Adorable+++
gonna steal this for my teen gal, she'll love it!
Thanks heaps for sharing at Paper Issues :-)

Lisa said...

So cool! Wish I'd have seen this before Valentines Day...I think my sons would have gotten a kick out of it... we'll have to see if I remember next year...lol... Great Idea!

Lalia said...

LOVE YOUR 'STACHES and how you improvised to make them using a paisley!!!!

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