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We don’t take Valentine’s day too seriously around here, but it’s still nice to do a little something sweet to celebrate the day.  At least, I think so;) image image via YourHomebasedMom On our first V-day together, Jimmy and I exchanged books and I still think books make a great gift (for a relatively small investment too).  It forces you to really think about what the recipient would enjoy receiving.  This year, Jimmy’s getting a hard cover book about his favorite college football team.   Over the weekend, I also had some fun playing around with my Silhouette machine making homemade cards. image image Before I had a Silhouette, I always wondered how people used it, but it’s pretty easy.  I downloaded these images for $1 each: image Which look like this on your screen just before you make the cuts. image image I had to cut the images three times, on different colored paper, to achieve this: image After using spray adhesive to assemble the images, they looked like this:  image  image It’s so fun making these cards, I can’t wait to make more:) and to my sweet baby James . . . image Heart valentine ********** image

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  1. February 14, 2011 / 4:14 am

    Awe! How sweet!!! Those cards are so darling! Great job! We're not too big on Valentine's day either 😉 Glad to know I'm not the only one! lol James is just too precious!!! They grow way too fast!!! Thanks for sharing! I enjoyed it 🙂 As always 😉


  2. emily
    February 14, 2011 / 5:00 am

    Love the cards you made! So cute! The flowers on your table are so pretty and festive too!

  3. Erin @ Crafts and Sutch
    February 14, 2011 / 5:07 am

    Super cute cards! I love the LOVE one! 🙂 I would love to exchange books for V-day because I love to read, but the hubs not so much! 🙂 I think we are exchanging DVDs this year. 🙂

  4. Allison
    February 14, 2011 / 5:36 am

    Sweet cards, Megan. I need to get a Silhouette machine one of these days. My husband has a buiness trip tomorrow so we had a little Valentine's celebration today. I made him a nice brunch and he gave me a sweet card and flowers. It was a nice morning. Happy Valentine's Day to you!

  5. February 14, 2011 / 11:36 am

    Great Valentine's!! Of course, James is the sweetest! Mark bought me a book and great smelling candle at Anthro while we were away this weekend. Much better than candy and flowers! Happy Valentine's Day my friend!!

  6. February 14, 2011 / 1:00 pm

    Happy Valentine's Day, Megan! I love receiving books as gifts too. 🙂 I came downstairs this morning to find some roses and chocolate. The girls each got a small box of chocolate and a Valentine Barbie (the little sister–Stacey, I think??) that was in Target's Vday section.

    We're staying home today b/c my oldest got sick last night. Figures. I'm so disappointed she won't be able to go to her preschool Valentine's party. 🙁

  7. classic • casual • home
    February 14, 2011 / 7:14 am

    James is so handsome in red. Happy Valentines Day.
    Mary Ann

  8. February 14, 2011 / 1:53 pm

    We don't go crazy for Valentines Day either but just have dinner together and enjoy each others time. I love that Silhouette Machine…I need one of those!

  9. February 14, 2011 / 2:46 pm

    … hey, I really love reading your blog … very inspiring …

    p.s. Happy Valentine's Day <3

  10. Rachie @ A Chi Chi Affair
    February 14, 2011 / 10:47 am

    Great cards – Would love a Silhouette machine! xo

  11. February 14, 2011 / 5:47 pm

    Happy Love Day, Sweetie!!

  12. A Delightful Design
    February 14, 2011 / 12:04 pm

    This is sooooooooooooo sweet. I love that you include James into your blog. Have a GREAT day!

  13. Michelle @ Ten June
    February 14, 2011 / 2:04 pm

    Happy Vday, love!!

  14. Colleen
    February 14, 2011 / 2:48 pm

    I love the cards! So cute!

  15. February 14, 2011 / 8:49 pm

    Adorable – I was wondering how you did just the outline of LOVE – I was trying to do that with lips on my Silhouette and couldn't figure it out.

  16. Cassie {Hi Sugarplum!}
    February 14, 2011 / 3:43 pm

    Enjoy your sweet day with your sweet boys!

    and you hung out with emily?!?!?! so jealous!

  17. Katie
    February 14, 2011 / 4:13 pm

    Your cards look fantastic, Megan! Happy Valentine's Day to you and yours!

  18. christine, just bella
    February 14, 2011 / 5:30 pm

    So sweet, happy valentine's day to you, Megan!!

  19. Carissa @ the Fabulous Design File
    February 14, 2011 / 6:07 pm

    Happy heart day! You're right, books make great gifts. I love giving and receiving them. The sillouhette looks super fun!

  20. Kelsey
    February 14, 2011 / 9:12 pm

    I love the idea about giving books! We don't take Valentines too seriously either, and right now it's more for the kiddos anyways (which seems odd;). And I so want a Silhouette! Great job on those cards!

  21. Loretta Fontaine (APPLESandRUBIES)
    February 14, 2011 / 9:54 pm

    Love the cards!

    Happy Valentine's Day!


  22. Chassity (Look Linger Love)
    February 14, 2011 / 10:26 pm

    Aw, look at his cuteness!! Happy Valentine's Day, Megan.

  23. Wendy
    February 15, 2011 / 6:26 pm

    hope you had a lovely Valentine's Day!

  24. February 23, 2011 / 9:52 pm

    Thanks for linking this project up, Megan. 🙂 I have a nice little library of projects now. Hoping there will be more next month! You are already much more proficient with your Silhouette than I am! 😉

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