I’ve been brainstorming ideas for a cute card my son can take to school and share with his classmates. Today I’ll show you how to make these cute pencil valentines yourself.
Coming up with a boy-approved project has been harder than I expected. I wanted something that would be easy to create since I’ll be making dozens of them. I also wanted something without all the pink and frills that often come with V-day celebrations.
When I saw Sarah Jones’ Smitten Kit in the shop, with such great papers in red, aqua, and yellow, I knew I’d found a winner with lots of boy appeal.
To get started, I designed my heart shape in my design software. I’m working in CS5, which has a heart shape built in. I drew my shape, adjusted it’s size to fit two on my 4×6 canvas, then dropped papers and text on until I was happy.
I have a big supply of 4×6 photo paper, so that’s what I printed my hearts on. I love the thickness and sheen the photo papers gives to the project, but regular cardstock would work well, too. I’m a big fan of using what you have on hand!
Next, I carefully cut each heart shape out.
Then, I punched a hole on each side of the heart. This is where you’ll slide the pencil through. If your hole punch isn’t big enough to fit the pencil width, make a second punch that overlaps the first one. Now your pencil will slide right in!
And now you’re done!
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