Valentine, You Make My Heart Glow

Glowstick Valentines are quick, easy and inexpensive to make. I saw several versions of these on pinterest last year. Here is one that caught my eye:

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…and I wanted to make something similar for my younger daughter. I downloaded the file from kommunicated.com, added panda graphics (from Pandemonium Kit by Mindy Terasawa) and manipulated the text and layout a little in Illustrator. The glowstick bracelets were purchased at Michaels. Here is the final result:

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I made a PDF out of the Illustrator file I set up to print five Valentines on one sheet of cardstock (see photo of single uncut sheet of cardstock above). The PDF contains all of the crop marks, cutting lines, and hole punch locations that you’ll need to make these Valentines. Click on the following button to download the file:
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Valentine’s Treat Bags

A few years ago, I kept my kids’ classroom Valentines pretty simple. A bunch of bags, a few small goodies, and sticker labels were all the supplies needed.

Here are the 2009 Valentines:
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• Labels: Avery 2-1/2″ diameter round white high visibility labels (#5294) (The labels are supposed to be for laser printers, but I ran them through my Canon inkjet just fine.)
• Panda graphics: Pandemonium Kit by Mindy Terasawa

In 2010, we used small glassine envelopes:
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Here are the supplies:
valentines.2010.supplies

• Animal graphics on the girls’ Valentines: The Love Bandit – Stickers by Mindy Terasawa