Over the weekend, I was cleaning out my craft room and reorganizing a few things. When I got to my collection of rubber stamps, I found this one of Cupid. Sometimes I forget what I have when it comes to my supply stash because I can collect so much over a course of a year. This was just the case here. I could have bought this stamp last year or the year before that, but either way timing was perfect that I found it just then.
Then I got an idea. How adorable would Cupid gift tags be! It wasn't long before I got to work.
TOOLS & MATERIALS:
First, make the tag shapes using this tutorial. That step takes the longest. Then, stamp the tags and feed some thread through and you're done!
I used a combination of red and black ink for this project. I love how the red pops against the black and white tags. But red might get lost on the other papers, so I used black ink for those.
Since I also held onto these scrapbook papers for a while, I'll share with you some of my favourite sources to shop for them:
Michaels is a no brainer. Around January you can start seeing Valentine books being sold in stores. They are usually 12 x 12 inch pads. You can also purchase some individual sheets (but stock may be limited), in their paper aisle.
Hobby Lobby has a good selection as well. They sell some seasonal 6 x 6 inch paper pads, and have a great selection of glitter paper.
HomeSense (or HomeGoods in the U.S.) also sells small paper pads, however I haven't seen any for Valentine's yet. They did have a great stock for Christmas, so that's one to keep in mind.
I can't speak for all dollar stores, but Dollarama carries a selection of glitter paper, and perfect for Valentine's, they have red, gold, and silver.
If you prefer to shop online, you might want to check out Amazon. This link brings you directly to the section of papers for Valentines.
Thanks all for taking a look at this easy Valentine craft. Have a great day!