2.14.2013

Happy (Thrifty) Valentine's Day

The theme of our holiday this year?  "Use what you've got!"

Step one:  Customize sugar cookies (from a tube) with a clean stamp.  (Inspired by the lovely Karianne at Thistlewood Farm.  Go here for further instructions...)



Step two:  Place said cookies in a brown paper bag embellished with baker's twine, stamps, and a heart punch.

Step three:  Bring to school and watch the classmates smile.

And for my own little Valentines?  Conversation hearts in a mason jar that has been jazzed up with--wait for it--baker's twine, scrapbook paper, and a label from the office supply store.

The only items I had to buy for these projects?  The cookie dough and the conversation hearts.

I love a thrifty Valentine's Day!

Have a great one!



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18 comments

  1. Great ideas, Elena. I love the cookies. ;) Great job using what you got!

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  2. Cute ideas!! Happy Valentine's Day! xx Holly

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  3. Oh, Elena, you are such a creative and beautiful woman! I love this idea :) Happy San Valentín :)

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  4. Elena - what great ideas! You are so creative. Thank you for sharing.

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  5. Stamping the cookies is such a brilliant idea!!

    xox
    Bailey
    http://akabailey.blogspot.com

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  6. I would never have thought to do that! I love it! And you know I love using what you have!

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  7. Love all these pictures. They looks so festive...as if they just came out of a magazine. You are wowing me lately. Cute and thrifty valentines as well. You certainly make mason jars look adorable.

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  8. Stamping the cookies? Brilliant! I'm pinning this to remember later. The possibilities are endless.

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  9. Awesome idea! I love this and will definitely be trying it with my girls!

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  10. A fun and simple idea - gotta love when it looks creative and it didn't take a ton of effort!

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  11. I love the stamp on the cookie dough! Great idea!

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  12. You go girl! I think it looks amazing! And you know I am the queen of using what you have!

    Have a blessed and wonderful day!
    karianne

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  13. Oh how clever with the stamp - and they look great!

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  14. Ahhh what a super cute idea!

    Stopping by from Pin Me.

    Alexis from Running Away? I'll help you pack!

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  15. Hi there! I saw your project on the Bower Power Linky Party. I never would have thought to use stamps for cookies!!! Also, your pictures are fantastic!! I'm from 'View From the Fridge', and we got a note about a Liebster Award . . . which I'm passing on to you. I think your stuff is so fun and creative! I really have no idea what this award is all about, but thought I'd play along . . . can't hurt. Check it out if you're interested (if not, we won't be offended :)).


    http://viewfromthefridge.com/2013/02/23/liebster-award/

    Have a good weekend!

    Steph and Katie
    viewfromthefridge.com

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