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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Fun & Easy Valentine Projects

Valentines Day came early around here this year...as in, the week before Christmas early! But when the editors of American Profile magazine commissioned me to create seven Valentine-themed projects, suitable for busy moms and crafty kids, I just couldn't say no. And because of print deadlines, the photos were due December 20!

I guess this is where a well-stocked craft closet would come in handy...but I wasn't so prepared. Fortunately, there was a fair amount of red and pink amongst the Christmas decor to make it work. The issue came out last week, and we were thrilled to see Babygirl on the cover. Headless, but the cover, no less!

Hi Sugarplum | Easy Valentine Projects

And several pages inside! I'm shocked every time I see my name in print...and still have no idea how these opportunities come my way?!

Hi Sugarplum | Easy Valentine Projects

The magazine is distributed through the Sunday paper, so I thought I'd share the projects with you here. Most of them are pretty self-explanatory, but you can find the tutorials on Parade's website.

They asked for several cover options, but the X & O cookies made the cut.

Hi Sugarplum | Easy Valentine Projects

Hi Sugarplum | Easy Valentine Projects

Hi Sugarplum | Easy Valentine Projects

I've made a similar burlap garland before.

Hi Sugarplum | Easy Valentine Projects

And you may recall my Cupcakes in a Jar from a few years ago.

Hi Sugarplum | Easy Valentine Projects

Hi Sugarplum | Easy Valentine Projects

Hi Sugarplum | Easy Valentine Projects

Crafting for Valentine's Day, while singing Christmas songs, was a first for us, but still a fun afternoon! Have you whipped out any simple projects for the holiday? Valentine's Day is this weekend, you know!

For more Valentine ideas, check out my Holiday Project Gallery.

8 comments:

  1. Congrats! Such cute projects, and how you managed to work on those while prepping for Christmas is beyond me- superwoman!

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  2. so many cute projects! i love the garland and fruit roll up fortune cookies! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  3. All fun projects....but my very fave is that sweet, precious little smile! She is just too cute.

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  4. Oh she is so cute!!! The feature turned out so great. All that work was worth it. I love the eraser stamped hearts. Clever clever girl.

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  5. I'll tell you why these things come your way... because you're awesome! ;) Love your projects, congrats on the feature!

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  6. Yay! Your little lady looks adorable! What a fun opportunity and those cookies look delicious!

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  7. Oh my word, she couldn't be any cuter!!! Did she flip when she saw herself on the cover?! Super adorable :)

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Your comments are like popcorn with milk duds, I just can't quit them. Thanks for taking the time to share your positive thoughts! xoxo, cass

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