February 01, 2011

{Valentine's are DONE, Man!}

I don't think it's a secret that I have a crafty crush on Mandi from Tidbits from the Tremaynes.  If you've never read her blog, 1st of all, you have been MISSING OUT! 2nd, She is awesome, talented, funny, skilled with a saw & GORGEOUS! I SO want to be her neighbor!  {isn't she a hottie!}


Anyway, a few weeks ago Mandi posted about Valentine's for her boys and I thought her idea was SO cute! I told her I was going to steal it! {And I did, kinda!}


Mine are little bit different, and not as cool as Mandi's, because let's face it, nothing I do will ever be as cool as Mandi! So, here we go, first of all, you'll need sticky back felt, glue dots & a cute kid.  

I cut out a bajillion mustaches from the black felt.


Then I took my cute kid to the backyard for a photo shoot.


Isn't he cute!


Such a ham!


Then I decided which picture I like the most and edited it in picnik, uploaded that to walgreens.com and had them printed 4x6. {If you use code BeMine40 you can save 40% on your prints}


An hour later, I was glue dotting the mustaches onto the pictures.  Easy Peasy, and UBER Cheesy! A perfect Valentine for our family! Here is an updated Tutorial on how I made these.


So, Mandi? Will you be my Valentine? :)

62 comments:

Holly said...

Love these! So cute! Thanks for sharing that blog too! Even though I can't do anything she does, it's very entertaining! lol.

Queen Mother said...

Love it and can't wait to wear my 'stache :)

Laura at Ms. Smartie Pants said...

So cute and a great idea for a boy!!!

Mandi@TidbitsfromtheTremaynes said...

Oh my gosh Heidi those are waaaaay cuter than mine! I love them! So freakin' adorable! What are the chances that pops up EVERYWHERE this valentine's season??

Jess said...

He is adorable. Do you have Italian blood? He looks perfectly normal with a big ole stach.

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

CUTE!!!!! I love them! And I adore Mandi too. She is a hoot.

MommaHen said...

Why can't I come up with CRAZilly amazing idea like this?! I love it!

MommaHen said...

I showed these to my son and HE LOVED THEM! So, apparently we're going to steal this idea! The kids at his school will love it!

Jen-CraftOManiac said...

TO FUN THESE ARE DARN right adorable, love them! jen

Marie@PoutyPinkPrincess said...

I just stumbled onto your blog and LOVE IT!!! I'm definitely a follower now! :) AND These are the cutest things EVER!!! I might have to steal this idea too!

Brook said...

So cute! The saying is hilarious! This is our first year that my kids have been too old to do Valentines at school and I am missing the tradition!

Sky Buffat said...

So, so cute! Don't think at all that they aren't as good as where you got the idea- you improved the original! Looks like your little guy would say so too! ;) TFS :)

Sue said...

ADORABLE idea!

jennoreilly said...

hahaha, that's super cute! My kids aren't in school yet, I can't believe how much valentine cards have changed...mine were always bought at the grocery store! Looks like I'm going to have to start collecting ideas now for when my kiddies are old enough!

Christy said...

That is so super cute! I love the idea and Noah totally works the mustache. :)

Ann Marie | white house, black shutters said...

Seriously. I have a crush on you both, haha!! Loved the idea the first time, love it even more the second time. Nice job, Heidi! I didn't think I had time to make Valentines to send out, now you have me thinking otherwise... ;)

Ani said...

That is so stinkin' cute! Adorable! Wow. I have so many words. That really makes me smile.

Lauren said...

This is the cutest thing EVER! great idea!

Larissa said...

Holy cute batman. I am totally going to try and do that idea. I have three little men, so at least one of them will love it.

Thanks for sharing. I will have to wander around your blog now. SO CUTE.

Just Another Day in Paradise

TidyMom said...

too adorable!!
Thanks for linking up!!! I featured your post in my wrap up! http://tidymom.net/2011/im-lovin-it-wrap-up-2-5-1/

M* {Daydream Believers} said...

So stinkin' cute! What an adorable idea! Nice work! :)

Lauren said...

Okay, I made them! Took about an hour and cost me $2.28 for 20 Valentines. Thanks soooo much for sharing! Click on over to my blog to see mine, and I linked back to your blog too :)

Pressed Petals said...

love mandi and love those cards. i am going to be following your blog now. i see your name pop up in a lot of comments in the blogs i follow.

Happily Ever After Again said...

awe..he is too cute & what a great card!
i am having trouble following you for some reason...i'll have to try again later. boo!
glad to have found you.

It's a Crafty Life said...

Those turned out completely adorable! Must have something to do with that little cutie you have. ;-)

Meg said...

Ha! Those are awesome! I love them. Great idea (even copied! ;)

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

OMG could these be any cuter!!
Thanks for your visit and well wishes!
XO

HALLELUJAHS said...

Very fun! Including this in one of my Valentine round ups! Thanks for sharing!

Blessings,
Holly
http://hallelujahsbyholly.blogspot.com/2011/01/valentine-inspiration-kid-friendly.html

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Be still my heart!! Your little guy is SO adorable. Looks like he was more than willing to pose for you that day. What a cutie! AND...a wonderful idea! : )
M.L.

julie - eab designs said...

These are just too cute!! Love Mandi's site too.

The Teacher's Wife said...

WOW! Adorable!
If we didn't homeschool, I'd totally make them! Trying to fid something else to still make them for!

megan said...

Ok, that is the cutest Valentine idea I've seen. Adorable!!

By the way, I am hosting a giveaway right now that you might be interested in!

Suzie said...

oh. no you didn't.
These are the best valentines EVER!!

I'm featuring this on my blog.

www.imlovingyourblog.blogspot.com

homepodge said...

Awesome! The only way these could be better.... a monocle (and maybe a top hat) :)

Wendy@Craft Goodies said...

I LOVE this!So funny, shared it on my blog www.wmcraftgoodies.blogspot.com

Thanks!
Wendy

Alayna said...

Wish I would have seen these yesterday! I already made my son's valentines, but I am going to file this away for next year!

ThatGirl in Tattoos said...

How adorable are these!!!

Laura said...

I love this idea!! I think i may do it !

Potters said...

That is such a cute idea

Kate said...

Too cute! Found you through Tatertots and Jello and now following your blog.

Charity Donovan said...

What an ADORABLE idea! Love it!

CraftyMama said...

Those are super cute!!

Hannah said...

These are adorable, my kids like playing dress up with fake mustaches!

paige renee said...

These are ridiculously cute! So fun!

angie said...

absolutely love them! this years valentines are already done...but is it too early to start on next years???? ;)

OneRadMother said...

Sent from Tater&Jello - love to find fellow crafters who do great BOY stuff...Yay!

Carmen @ Life with Sprinkles on Top said...

Hilarious!!!! I love this idea. So stinkin' cute!

Amie @ Kitty Cats and Airplanes said...

Um, I love this. This is the cutest and funniest Valentine I've ever seen! Love, love, LOVE.

Emily said...

Ha ha , can't wait to try these with my boys!

Infarrantly Creative said...

totally stole this idea this morning. I have been working on them this afternoon. They are so cute. Thanks for the inspiration...to Mandi too. I facebooked it and tweeted it out.

Opie Dawn said...

SO Cute!! Isn't Valentine's such fun!

eNVe said...

Oh my word! cutest idea EVER! And your son is super adorable!

Charity Donovan said...

I just had to snag this idea for my son's Valentines! He loved it! I put a link back to your blog! Thanks again for sharing this! =)

http://donovanquads.blogspot.com/

Sheila Irish said...

I just found your post through Pinterest and must tell you that I absolutely LOVE your idea! Can I ask where you purchased your sticky black felt from? THANK YOU! Love your Blog and am a NEW Follower now....Happy New Year!

Michelle Paige said...

This is truly adorable! What a fun idea! Would you be willing to link up this post to my Valentine Link Party going on now? I'd love to have you! Thanks, Michelle
http://michellepaige.blogspot.com/2012/01/rockin-valentine-valentine-link-party.html

Michelle Paige said...

Thanks so much for linking up, Heidi! I just added your adorable valentine to my mustache post! Check it out! http://michellepaige.blogspot.com/2012/01/mustache-valentines.html

Rachael from LIFESTYLES OF THE CRAZY AND INSANE said...

These are so adorable and am sharing these on my blog tomorrow. http://lifestylesofthecrazyandinsane.blogspot.com

ModernJune said...

Loved this so much I stole it too - sort of LOL
http://modernjune.wordpress.com/

LOLHolidayCards.com said...

This is such a great idea. I included your final card on my blog LOLHolidayCards.com with a link back to your site.

Thanks for sharing this!

Karina said...

I love this idea - they are adorable. Thanks for the inspiration. I made a slightly different version for my daughter...sending a little linky love your way.

http://bunchesandbits.blogspot.com/2012/02/happy-valentines-day.html

R Mom said...

Crazy cute, and it could be a fun prom or other invitation.

LockhartDesigns said...

These are so cute!!!!!! Love it!!