It really goes without saying that I love creating cards and sending them out to others! Since Valentine’s Day was coming up quickly Max (my three-year-old son) and I decided to make a few valentine cards to send out.  I was inspired by an idea I saw on Pinterest to use their little hand prints to make a heart shape.

I used acrylic paint, which is a water based paint, for this project and a few of my stamping supplies.  If you have these supplies lying around your house it’s not to late to create a few of these and get them in the mail!

Here’s what I did to create this card:

  • Paint their little hands using an acrylic paint color of your choice.  “Stamp” them onto a card base.  I used Stampin’ Up! Whisper White Note Cards and Envelopes.  They made the perfect base for this project and come pre-scored in packs of 20 with envelopes!
  • Tip: when trying to get their little hands lined up on the front of the card make sure you are stamping them so that they will appear upside down when you are opening the card.  It’s also helpful to have them practice on scrap paper first.
  • I added a little simple stamping in the middle of the heart formed using the Countless Sayings 1 and Countess Sayings 2 photopolymer stamp sets and my Stazon Jet Black ink pad.

The perfect little valentine to send and a special little keepsake to remember how little their hands were!

Stamping Supplies:

Be Creative, Kristin