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Free Valentine’s Day Printable for Pencil

For the last few years I’ve notice a trend in trading Valentines at my kids’ school. In almost every instance the Valentine included something sweet and I’m not referring to the look or wording. I’m referring to candy. My kids come home with tons of sweets. Although they are thrilled, it makes me wonder when did Valentine’s Day become Halloween? In an effort to reduce the sugar my children consume and their classmates, I’ve asked my favorite graphic designer, Ciera of Ciera Design to create a Valentine’s Day card that would hold a sweet, but sugar-free pencil. Here’s what we came up with…

free valentine's day printable - arrows and feathered pencils - simplified bee

So cute, right? Don’t you love the fun arrow and triangle patterns with pops of coral, pink and tangerine? To coordinate with the four designs, I ordered four packs of white pencils with special messaging in gold lettering especially for this project  -”XOXO”, “Oh Happy Day!”, “Your’re All Write By Me”, and my fave, “Love is All You Need.”

free valentine's day printable for kids // simplified bee

For this project you’ll need white pencils (messaging optional, but ordered here), although standard yellow would work too, scissors (a hole punch is also handy), a color printer and white paper (a heavier card stock works best) and the free PDF file.  White feathers and gold twine wrapped around the top of the pencil is optional.

Here’s what you’ll need to do:

  • download the free Valentine’s Day printable (PDF download here), print on white card stock paper and cut out (four cards per page)
  • using scissors or hole punch (this would be easier for kids), cut or punch at the marked lines
  • write in the “to” and “from” (gold marker looks great!)
  • create an arrow look by wrapping white feathers like this around each pencil and tying with gold twine (although adorable, this is time consuming and a more expensive option)
  • slide one pencil through the holes allowing the pencil message to be visible
  • that’s it! super easy right?

free arrow valentine's day printable  // simplified beefree valentine printable - pencil holder - simplified beefree valentine's day printable for pencil - simplified bee

I hope you like this Valentine’s Day project as much as I do!

Happy crafting,

Cristin

*all images by Ciera Design for Simplified Bee

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Read full story By on January 23, 2014 in baby and children, craft, Entertaining, Holiday, Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine’s Day

Valentines XOXO garlandsweet valentine wishes card

If I could send you a Valentine card, it would be this one.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Cristin

PS – Here’s the how to on the diy XOXO banner!

 

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Read full story By on February 14, 2013 in Holiday, stationary, Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day Inspiration & XOXO Banner

Valentine's Day Hot Cocoa Bar

Love is in the air! With Valentine’s Day falling in the chilly month of February, why not warm the hearts of your loved ones with hot chocolate? Creating a festive hot cocoa bar with marshmallow toppings and treats is easy – both kids & adults will love too! I simply used my vintage bar cart, a tray and filled it with hot cocoa essentials. The heart mugs are my fave!

And who doesn’t remember this darling hot cocoa stand?

Valentines Day Hot Chocolate TrayHeart Valentines MugBig KissChocolate Kisses Valentines DayDIY XOXO Banner Valentines Day

The hugs & kisses banner was homemade. Starting with red glitter paper purchased at Michaels, I simply cut out the Xs & Os (here’s where I found the template). Then I taped each cut out letter to pink and white baker’s twine. Super simple. Super cute!

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Read full story By on January 8, 2013 in DIY, Entertaining, Holiday, Uncategorized, Valentine's Day

Bee My Valentine

Pink Love Poster Print Made by Girl
{Love Poster by Made by Girl}

Ah, love is in the air. Hugs & kisses are all I need this year, but aren’t these fun Valentine’s Day gifts…

valentines gift ideas for her 2011
1. Red Deco Dot Oven Mitt from Sur La Table 2. Spade Journal by Kate Spade 3. Trina Turk Straw Tote 4. Valentine Petits Fours by Williams Sonoma 5. Paloma Picasso Love & Kisses Ring at Tiffany & Co. 6. Paperweight by Tory Burch 7. Hugs Needlepoint Pillow by Jonathan Adler
How will you be celebrating Valentine’s Day this year?
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Read full story By on February 11, 2011 in home accessories, office supplies, Valentine's Day