Sunday, February 13, 2011

Renovation Meets Cupid

This weekend, between demolition of my brother's kitchen and painting his man cave, we made several trips to Home Depot and Lowes. I remembered an idea I had seen in various outlets online, and decided to pick up a few freebie paint samples to make some quick Valentines. I took my Alphabet stamp kit (last seen here) and used them to make cute cards for my loved ones. Here's the quick project:

Pick out the letters that you will be using. I decided on Xs's and O's to keep things simple, and I LOVE U for my husband's card.

 At Home Depot and Lowes, I found some great paint swatches with shades of pink and red that worked perfect for the cards.

Just stamp on the letters or message. I really liked that the 3 colors made three great lines for wording.  Since the paint swatches have a semi-gloss finish on them, I recommend letting the ink dry for a while before you put them on envelopes or hand them out. They tend to smear. You could also take a hair dryer to them if you need them in a jiffy.

Here are the completed cards:
How cute are they?! Took me a whole 5 minutes to do about 10 of them. I then took a permanent black pen and signed my name. You can use this idea for any kind of card in an entire paint section full of color options, and the best part, they're free.

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