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Jan 26, 2012

Homemade Card Ideas

Everyone loves to receive Valentine's Day cards, but a homemade card with a sweet treat is extra-special! Add a personalized touch to your Valentine's Day candy cards this year with a homemade card containing a Dum Dum Pop. For just a few dollars and minutes of your time, you can create one-of-a-kind Valentine's greetings that are sure to bring a smile to the face of any recipient.

Our Valentine's Day heart and flower cards are so easy that even little kids can join in the fun. Follow our step-by-step directions or use our ideas as your "inspiration" and take these crafts in your own unique direction. The possibilities are endless!

Dum Dum Pop Flower Valentines

What you need:


• Solid cardstock in red or pink (we used 12" x 12" sheets)
• Scissors
• Nice pen or sharpie
• Assorted Dum Dum Pops

How to make Dum Dum Pop Flower Valentines:


1. Choose the color theme for your card. We chose pinks and reds for the season.

2. Either print out a flower template to trace or free-hand your own design, making sure each flower is about 3 ½" to 4" in diameter.

3. If using 12" x 12" cardstock, you should be able to fit about nine flowers on each page.

4. Cut out the flowers using your scissors.

5. Once the flowers are cut out, write a message on each flower, making sure not to write in the center of the flower (that's where the Dum Dum Pop will go.) If possible, leave about a 1" circle in the middle of the card.

6. Some message ideas:
• Sweet Talk (extra cute since you're including a lollipop)
• Be Sweet (same here)
• Be Mine
• Cutie Pie
• XOXO

7. Pierce the center of the flower with a small hole punch, a pen, or the end of the lollipop. Don't make the hole too big or the stick of the Dum Dum Pop won't stay put. Insert the Dum Dum through the hole, and voila, the lollipop makes the center of the flower!

8. For an extra personal touch, add a paper leaf to your flower card and write the recipient's name on the leaf.

9. All done! You're ready to pass out your extra sweet homemade cards!

Dum Dum Pop "Bee Mine" Valentines

What you need:


• Solid cardstock in red or pink (we used 12" x 12" sheets)
• Scissors
• Nice pen or sharpie
• Black and yellow pipe cleaners
• Yellow tissue paper
• Glue
• Assorted Dum Dum Pops

How to make Dum Dum Pop "Bee Mine" Valentines:


1. Choose the color theme for your card. We chose pinks and reds for the season.

2. Either trace hearts using a template or free-hand your own design, making sure each card is about 4" across at the widest point of the heart.

3. If using 12" x 12" cardstock, you should be able to fit about nine hearts on each page.

4. Cut out the hearts using your scissors.

5. Once the hearts are cut out, write Bee Mine in one corner of the card.

6. On the other side of the card, thread one Dum Dum Pop through the card. You will need to make two small holes with a small hole punch or the end of the lollipop stick to do so. You may need to secure your lollipop with a small piece of tape on the back of the card. Set your cards aside.

7. Make the bees out of pipe cleaners.

8. Take a 6" length of a black pipe cleaner and make a "V" shape.

9. Then take two 6" lengths pipe cleaners (one black, one yellow), and starting at the bottom of the "V" wrap the pipe cleaners around the "V" to make the bee's stripes.

10. Be sure to leave about an inch of extra length at end of the "V" to serve as the bee's antennas.

11. Finish your bee by cutting wings out of yellow tissue paper and gluing to the bee's back.

12. Glue a bee on each card.

13. That's it! Your Bee Mine Valentine's Day Card is finished!

 

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