This was a fun idea that came into my head for the upcoming Hallmark holiday. Generally, I don’t do anything out of the ordinary, but I figured there are some people out there who would love a little snail mail from my daughter.
Supplies: In addition to what you see, I used 3-D heart stickers and ultra fine point Sharpie markers in Valentine’s colors. Also, instead of using fancy adhesives, a glue stick would have worked just fine. My favorite thing about this project is that most of the supplies were from the dollar section of Target! Also, I love the Value pack of plain cards and envelopes from Michaels, purchased with a 40% off coupon of course!
Step 1: Be sure to have a wet cloth ready! Use a sponge brush to paint the bottom of baby’s foot. Quickly roll it onto plain white paper. Do this for as many cards as you will make leaving <span style=”font-style:italic;”>plenty</span> of space.
Step 2: Do the same to the opposite foot. Line up the heel of baby’s foot with the heel on paper and make a “V” shape while rolling the second foot. Let the heart feet dry and move on to the cards.
Step 3: Stamp the inside of your cards. Then write simple Valentine’s notes inside.
Step 4: Cut craft paper to fit the outside of your cards and attach to the cover. Embelish with two thin horizontal strips.
Step 5: When heart feet are dry, cut them out in heart-shapes! I am terrible at free-handing anything so I folded mine first to make the hearts somewhat symmetrical. Be sure to look at both sides while cutting so all toes make the final cut!
Step 6: Adhere the paper hearts to the front of the cards. Add a 3-D sticker as the finishing touch!
Step 7: Stuff those envelopes and, if your child is old enough, seal with a lipstick kiss!