dog-gone good valentines

We have a tradition in our family of making our own valentine cards.  I’m not sure how it started, but I can’t ever remember purchasing the store-bought cards.  Over the years, the girls and I have used doilies, stickers, glitter and the sort to create valentines to exchange with their classmates.

This year C had two criteria for her cards…

  1. They must have candy attached to them.
  2. We need to use a picture of our English bulldog, Cece.

I think these “dog-gone good valentines” fulfill both those requirements!

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The hardest part was getting Cece to pose for the picture!  Once that was accomplished, we had several copies of the picture printed.  Then, we trimmed the pictures using a paper cutter.

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Using a hole punch, we punched two holes near Cece’s mouth and slid the lollipops through them.  It should look like she has the lollipop in her mouth…kind of like a treat or a dog bone.

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I printed the words for the cards on white card stock, and then trimmed those to fit once the picture was mounted on them.

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Once mounted on the white card stock, C signed her name to them.

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We finally mounted them on pink card stock, just to add a bit more color.

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She just loves these cards and she’s so excited to exchange her “dog”-gone good cards with her classmates at the Valentine’s Day party at school!

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