I’m not totally sure about Valentine’s Day, if I’m really honest; Max and I don’t do it and none of the girls seem particularly bothered either so I was slightly surprised by the verve with which the girls set about our first Bostik Craft Pack. Perhaps I’ve just not noticed their longing to produced handcrafted love tokens all these years! 😉
Just for fun, we added some of our own favourite crafting materials into the mix We had sparkly red felt, so added some plain and Maddy used a Hama Bead Bear Board to cut out a shape which she blanket stitched the edge of and added some card and sparkly embellishments to. Josie got into the sheets of foam in a big way (I love fun foam, I really do!) even though Maddy had also snaffled the big sparkly heart foam. Josie used some cookie cutters we bought the other week to make the shapes.
(I can’t resist adding this picture, as it is very pretty but she used the heart versions 😉 ) Both of them added stamping with little alphabet stamps to their cards; I never find stamping easy but it is a great way to practise being neat and they did a far better job than I do!
My contribution was some suitably themed embellishments I made from Fimo a while back but never used. Sticking them quickly to folded card made for a pretty but plain look; I wish I had added some watercolour wash underneath them now. However, the main point was to try out the Bostik All Purpose Glue and Bostik Glue Dots, both of which did really well.
Crafting is sadly lower on my list of things we achieve than I’d like at the moment and I seem to be doing a lot of it virtually. I’ve got a small Valentine pinboard though which you might like.